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Breached breaking down barriers of rock bridges

Submitted by on November 12, 2013 – 11:29 pmOne Comment

BreachedThe four men that compose Toronto’s Breached met in a hospital delivery room.

The baby that was delivered, was real, but the real bond that was created, was not a parental bond (well probably that too,) but one of four men of musical talents.

They’ve created a melodic, metallic, and mind blowing brand of sonic severance from reality. From overdriven guitars, gnarly screams and cleans, and howling harmonies, the blend of styles and powerful lyrics make for an auditory concoction that resonates with their fans.

Lead guitarist and vocal back-stopper Mike Diesel said that now that the third EP Left Behind is out (October 19,) they can start focusing on molding themselves in the scene.

“Our first EPs were us trying to find ourselves, our sound. The second EP we knew a little better what we wanted,” said Diesel. “I never want to play anything the same way, I always want to play something different.”

The band’s influences are everything from metal from Australia, Europe, and Canadian bands coming out these days – even though their earlier influences were 90s flashbacks like Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.

“The scene is definitely growing in terms of metal and hard rock music,” said Diesel. “Back in the day it used to be very competitive, so it’s good to see it come back.”

“I see a lot of small metal and rock bands, especially here in Toronto, just blow some of the big names I’ve seen out of the water, in terms of live talent.”

Now that the band has broken out of the local scene and now has three albums to their names, now it’s all about moving forward, touring, and spreading the word.

“The music is the fun part, but to be a musician in this industry these days, you have to be more business oriented.”

Breached has had no problem reaching out to fans and a spring tour is in the works now, since the new EP has garnered much recognition.

“It’s been amazing. The current fans have been really happy with our progression, that was a huge relief to us. One of our singles (Left Behind) was used in a CFL reel.”

Diesel acknowledges the struggles of an independent band like themselves, and takes heed in the amount of exposure they’ve been getting through ads like that and also radio play.

The name Breached comes from a collective belief from the band that they are trying to musically break barriers and boundaries.

Diesel believes strongly in instrumentation in a classical sense.

“I find that with the way technology has come forward, that people aren’t really trying to master their instruments anymore. They worry more about just fixing it later in masters than actually mastering their playing.”

A big part of what’s refreshing with the metal movement coming back stronger and harder, is that there aren’t any shortcuts with it. You can either shred, or you can’t, and that separates the garage bands from the legends.

Breached is currently recording a video for the newest single of their new EP, the title track “Left Behind.”

Story by Devin Size

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