Interview by Dave Cotton
photo by Derek Carr/www.visionsinpixels.com
Neck of the Woods made no mistake kicking off their career with an exceptionally polished sound and a high energy live show. Needless to say, people in the Vancouver music community immediately took note. From there they proceeded to win the cities edition of the Wacken Metal Battle. This was no small feat considering the strength and caliber of their competition. Speaking of which, Neck of the Woods are one of the leaders of a Progressive/Technical Metal golden age presently happening in Vancouver. It arguably came to a head with local tech giants Archspire and their signing to Season”s of Mist records. While this was ongoing a wave of exceptional bands such as Neck of the Woods, Witch Of The Waste, Nylithia, The Nautilus, Unbeheld, Auroch, The Hallowed Catharsis, Expain, and Mitochondrian, were making their mark on the Vancouver live music circuit with their own interpretations of all that is heavy and technical. Although Neck of the Woods narrowly missed out on a victory in the Toronto edition of Wacken Metal Battle, their first rate songs and engaging live show saw them land opening slots for the Faceless, Wolves In The Throne Room, and a spot at the Armstrong Metal festival. I had a chance to speak to guitarist Dave Carr, and vocalist Jeff Radomsky about the latest happenings with Neck of the Woods.
photo by Asia Fairbanks http://www.notyourscene.ca