By: Remington Fioraso
Blind Race is a rock-metal band from Toronto, Ontario. The group consists of Tommy Geraldes on vocals, Costas Kentros on guitar, Stelios Kentros on drums, Mike Ferraro on bass, and Joannie Cotten on keys. The group will be releasing their third album entitled “Come and Get It” on November 18, 2014.
Who are your influences?
Pantera, Slipknot, Tool, Vai, Elvis the King, SOAD, Avenged Sevenfold
How did you meet?
Through mutual friends.
What can fans expect to hear from “Come and Get It?”
Raw Power and melodic diversity
What differences and similarities are there between the upcoming EP and previous releases?
More mature structure and writing material. Vocals in the forefront with meatier guitars and attacking rhythm section embellished with keys.
Are there songs you are most particularly excited for fans to hear?
Truth or Dare for it’s implementation of diverse styles and the title track for its’ raw energy.
You held your CD release party on Halloween. How was it?
Energy levels are always high at our shows but, it was at a different level for the EP release party. It was probably the loudest audience we’ve had this far.
In typical Canadian Beats fashion, we like to include fun questions to help fans get to know you a bit more.
Who are your favourite Canadian artists?
Rush, Strapping Young Lad, Protest The Hero, Three Days Grace
What are your favourite foods?
Italian, Greek and everything else including Crown Royal 😉
What are your guilty pleasures?
Listen to Truth Or Dare and you’ll know 😉
What was the last movie you saw?
Finally, is there anything you would like to add to your fans?
The new EP will kick your ass and you will love us for it! We are so amazed with all this feedback from the pre-released material so far. We hope to see you soon out at a show and you can go ahead and pre-order our new CD and prove to some cats that rock and metal are alive and well! m/
Hi Everyone! My name is Remington Fioraso. I am a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Bachelor of Arts program in Sociology, Anthropology, and Media and Communication Studies. Within my program, I focused on social media, learning about contemporary and classical sociological theory (Including Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu, and Durkheim), and communicating effectively in various modes and for different audiences (including oral communication, business communication, academic writing, entertainment media, and presentations utilizing visual media). Within my program, the question arose for many courses, “What is the relevance in the real world?” Stepping (temporarily) away from being in university, I gained an interest in Latin American development, social movements, and business. Sooner than later, I will be applying for post-grad programs to dive further into LA development and social movements to gain a theory-background in addition to a personal perspective onto the topics. In my free time, I love to travel, consume media, eat, listen to music, and write. Listening to music and writing led to my interest in working with Canadian Beats! I have been a part of the team since April 2014. A few of my personal highlights of interviews include ones with some of my favourite artists – Sumo Cyco, Madeline Merlo, and High Valley. Be sure to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram!