Interview with Chase vocalist of Terrifier done by Patrick
1. Hello Chase how are things going with you these days? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
C: Hey guys my names Chase and I sing for Terrifier.
2.When did you first discover thrash metal and who were some of the first bands you listened to? Who are some of your current favorite bands ?
C: The first time I ever heard metal was in grade six, this guy brought in his brother’s Metallica’s “Ride The Lightning” CD. The obsession basically started from there. On to Slayer, Exodus and Pantera etc.
3.When did you first meet the other members of the band and was it long before you all started Terrifier?
C: Rene and I answered an ad in a guitar shop looking for other musicians to jam with. We met up and jammed on Master of Puppets all the way through and decided to learn more covers to play and eventually we started writing originals.
4..What is the current line-up of the band and for the readers who have never heard Terrifier's music how would you best describe the music?
C: We got Rene Wilkinson on lead guitar, Kyle Shepard on drums, Brent Gallant on the other lead guitar, Alex Giles on bass and myself on vocals. I would say we're technical melodic thrash if I had to narrow it down.
5.Weapons Of Thrash Destruction is the band’s newest release how long did it take the band to write the music for this release?
C- It was quite a few years of riffs kicking around before we pieced it all together.
6.Chase you take care of the vocals for the band so I figure you write the lyrics for the music what are some topics you wrote about on the new release?
C- My lyrical ideas come from books, movies, history and sometimes I'm just making stuff up off of a cool song title I'll come up with.
7.Besides Weapons Of Thrash Destruction does the band have any other releases or merchandise available for the readers? If yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?
C- Yes we have our first album Destroyers of the Faith and our Metal or Death E.P. Both are available on CD Baby for online order.
8. Terrifier recently had a small tour in April in support of the new release how do you feel the tour went? Who were some bands you had the pleasure to share the stage with?
C- It went really well actually, we had a lot of fun and met some amazing people. WMD from Calgary are some really awesome thrashers. Aiomon from Nelson are really killer too!
9.Are there any more tours or shows planned this year in support of Weapons Of Thrash Destruction ? If yes where will the band be playing?
C- We want to head down through California and shred it up with some bands down that way. It would be super kick ass to play the Bay Area.
10.Chase you take care of the vocals when did you first start screaming and growling? Do you do anything special to keep your throat and voice healthy?
C- I believe I was 18 when I started singing. I played bass and sang for many years. The new album is the first time you can hear me just focus on vocals. I basically just sing songs from bands I like to stay in shape.
11.Who are some of your favorite vocalists? Besides vocals do you play any other instruments?
C- I would say old school James Hetfield, Hansi from Blind Guardian, Phil Anselmo, Rob Halford, Bruce Dickinson. There's way more, it's just hard to think of them on the spot. I play bass as well. Cliff Burton, Tom Araya, Steve Harris, Billy Sheehan these are a few bass influences.
12.Other then playing in Terrifier do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands?
C- Actually they all do hahaha every one but me :)
13.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
C- I really love camping, hiking, drunken bbq nights, travelling, anything adrenaline based is a blast, Hanging with friends and family, Going to shows I'm not playing haha.
14.Thank you Chase for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments before we end the interview?
C- Thanks Patrick! Keep thrashing guys and we'll see you guys out there! \m/