Q&A With Sydneys Metal Sensation “Eviscerate The Crown”

What’s your name and position in the band?

My names Liam Carroll and I am the vocalist for Eviscerate The Crown.

Which genre(s) do you feel best represent your band?

We often describe ourselves as Progressive Metal, but since releasing ‘Betrayer // Deceiver’ we have been described as Blackened Deathcore and Progressive Death Metal by various outlets.

What was your favorite thing about writing, recording and filming the latest release?

My favourite part of Eviscerate is spending time with my mates, who are all very creative and bring their passion for their separate fields to the band. For example, Alex is a passionate composer and music producer, and had a lot to do with the composing and tracking processes around this release. 

Sam our Drummer produced the Music Video alongside Chris Osborne of The Defiant, meaning we all had a lot of influence on how people would see Nosferatu come to life. Even our latest members have brought a fantastic vibe and drive into the band, with The Dale, as we call him, coordinating our live production alongside Sam and I.  
In terms of this release process, I’d have to say seeing everything come to life has definitely been a highlight. From the work that we do as a team and the individual work behind the scenes, its just great to see it come together so nicely.

What is your favorite part about touring?

My favourite part of touring is the adventures we get to have, like when we went to Japan. I’d also say that the people we get to meet, from the bands, staff and fans, its just a really great experience. So, if you see me at a show, make sure you come say hi, I promise not to bite… much… haha

In an alternate universe where you are not a Musician, what kind of activities would you be interested in?
Well, I do love gaming, so I would probably say I’d be a professional gamer, but saying that, I probably might have ended up doing something else creative. I am very good with my hands, so I might have ended up working with wood or electronics.

When did you pick up your first instrument?

I started playing music when I was around 4, and my first instrument was piano. Which has helped me as a vocalist understand musical textures and how I can use my voice to create interesting sounds for the audience to engage with. Funnily, I blew the boys away one evening when I told them that I could play piano and read sheet music, they just weren’t expecting me as a deathcore vocalist to be musically trained. I think it has provided great benefits to the band, as I do play a key role in guiding the direction of compositions when we get stuck.

Did your school have a supportive Music Department/Teachers?

The schools I went to, did have music departments and teachers, but I wasn’t really a huge musician in school. I mainly enjoyed going to shows and was super lucky to see Northlane, Parkway Drive, Like Moth To Flames, In Hearts Wake and others at local venues.

Do you have any pre-performance rituals?

Not particularly, vocal warmups are key to my performance preparation, along with stretches, as we get pretty physical on stage. Sam our drummer probably has the biggest ritual before shows, as he spends about an hour warming up his hands and feet. I haven’t had the chance to sit and watch it, but I am told its pretty impressive.

What do you think the Music Industry needs right now?

I have been saying for some time now that I’d love to see heavier progressive bands, that incorporate various odd time signatures. Which is something that I love about Eviscerate, we play in a variety of time signatures. For example, ‘Betrayer // Deceiver’ is in 6/8 and because of that it has a tasty vibe. 

What’s next for you?

We have a few surprises in store for the rest of 2022. We know our fans have been waiting a while now for our complete release and are happy to say we are making great progress. We are just hoping for a covid free run over the next few months, and we should have some very exciting news to release.