Five Questions With At Dawn’s Edge

Photo Credit: Jerome Constentine

Toronto based female-fronted metal band, At Dawn’s Edge released their new single, “Sightless” last month. “Sightless” is the follow-up release to their debut music video “Evil Flamingo“, an electrifyingly dark tune currently garnering over 20.000 views on YouTube.

Check out the intense video for “Sightless” below, along with our newest segment of Five Questions With. Enjoy!

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

My name is Alexandru Oprea. I’m the guitarist in At Dawn’s Edge.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Both Matt and I have always been fans of metal, but despite us being a metal band at the core, I think the essence of our writing style comes from our love of all types of music from around the world, attention to flowing yet intricate rhythms and the harmonic lushness of an orchestra. Although we’ve always shared an interest in metal, we’ve always strived to incorporate other elements into our music.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

We’re very excited to be part of Metalocalypstic fest this year. Its a festival entirely devoted to female fronted metal, and it’s happening Canada day weekend in Lorne Butte, BC. For those that have yet to see us live, we aim for a very kinetic and driving performance, expressing the flow, rhythm, and energy of each song through movement.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

It would probably have to be Forgotten Isle. It is a middle-eastern inspired tune that is probably one of our most dynamic tunes and we feel is most inclusive in terms of varying elements including synths, full orchestral arrangements, acoustic guitars, while featuring some of our grooviest riffs.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

There are several! Having grown up listening to The Agonist, we are definitely fans, and have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with them! We also love Archipelago for their prog rock sound and catchy hooks, and if we’re looking for something heavier we reach for Red Handed Denial. Astaroth Incarnate is also absolutely killer, and if you’re into extreme metal, they are a must-see live! On the opposite side of the map, there is, of course, Devin Townsend, whom we were sad to hear has disbanded The Devin Townsend Project for now, but are excited for his new music nonetheless.

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