Wednesday 26 February 2014

***MAHRIA exclusive interview***

GenresPunk / Rock / Grind / Emo-Violence / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Screamo / Metal
Related artists: RayleighWatcher, DaydreamingCope and Book Of Caverns.
CountryEdmonton, CANADA
Years Active2010-present
Song: "Justification of an Old Man"
Album: "Mahria"
Year: 2011
Label(s): Zegema Beach Records / Dog Knights Productions / 
This post's artist is from the February 2014 Mix. This is track #3.
You can download the February 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans of: Lord Snow, SaetiaLoma Prieta, Republic Of DreamsLa LunaRayleigh, 
                  Itto, Kill SadieProtest The Hero, Voyage In Coma, MNWA, The Assistant,
                  Ten Thousand Leagues, Greyscale, Kidcrash, Alexisonfire, For Want Of,
                  OrchidLouise Cyphre, Capacities, RaeinComa Regalia, Tempest, Yusuke,
                  The Third MemoryCarrion Spring, John Cota, and Phoenix Bodies.

MAHRIA has been turning heads for the last few years now, especially after extensive Canadian and US touring. The band exudes beauty and darkness simultaneously, especially on songs such as "Sleep" and "Justification of an Old Man", which both combine multi-layered complex instrumentals that vary between dark/thick metallic-influenced hardcore and skramz with a screamy female vocalist and one of the best drummers I've seen in the last 5 years. The lyrics are poignant and relevant. They are energetic live. The people I've met in the band are inspiring and humble. The packaging, especially on the 'Mahria' 12"LP is made with love. They have a split 7" with The Sky Above And Earth Below coming out in a few short months, as well as a new LP that is the first to include their new guitarist Paul (who slayed alongside Mike in the band Rayleigh) and also includes their new bass player, Stacy. Their previous LP combines a fair amount of heavy material, while the new release sounds like it will be a mixture of dark and more European screamo clean riffing, which has got me salivating. How do I know these things? I interviewed Mike, the founding guitarist of MAHRIA, and he drops some seriously juicy details and intelligent answers regarding himself, the band's new and old material, Rayleigh, Canada, skramz vs. screamo, what he likes to cook and the drummer's favourite movies. 2 live videos from their show in Toronto with For Want Of are also posted with the interview. Enjoy!



2010 - Todos Caeran Split 10"LP (stream/download here)

2011 - Mahria 12"LP (stream/download here) (12"s sold out, I believe)

2012 - Watcher Split 7" (stream here) (PURCHASE 7" here, there are ? left)

2013 - Orchid Tribute Comp (covered "Let's Commodify Sexuality") (steam/download here)
          (PURCHASE CD here and PURCHASE LP here)

2014 - The Sky Above And Earth Below Split 7"  (stream here) (coming spring/summer 2014 on
          Zegema Beach Records and a few others)


(2011) MAHRIA - "Sleep" (from 'Mahria')

(2011) MAHRIA - "Ghost Limb" (from 'Mahria')

(2013) MAHRIA - "Let's Commodify Sexuality" (from 'Orchid Tribute' comp)

(2013) MAHRIA - live video from Toronto


MAHRIA additional links


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