Interview: Noah Veil & The Dogs of Heaven

Interview: Noah Veil & The Dogs of Heaven

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Who are the Noah Veil & The Dogs of Heaven?

We are myself, Naoh Veil (vocals, bass, guitars) and Sylvain Montenegro (Synths, programming, production). I am from Nova Scotia, Canada and Sylvain lives in California, USA.

What influences your music?

We are influenced by a variety of artists of genres in metal, industrial, techno, dark wave, new wave and punk. Some of our favourite artists are Rammstein, Sisters Of Mercy, David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, Billy Idol, Rob Zombie, Depeche Mode, The Damned, Garbage, The Cult, Nine Inch Nails, Metallica and Adam Ant.

Metal, Industrial Metal, 80s influenced Goth Rock, can you explain it better?

We like to combine heavy rock guitar riffs with synths and loops. Our goal was to combine metal/hard rock influences from the 80s and 90s/2000s with 80s new wave/dark wave synths and 90s/2000s techno-industrial synths and loops in a way that is unique but familiar. Our metal guitar sound is drawn more from arena-rock and traditional metal influences more than Djent/Nu Metal/ Post Grunge guitar stylings. We like the melody and vocal arrangement styles of the 80s artists more than the extreme vocal stylings that are currently fashionable and hope that we are creating a sound that is sounds fresh but familiar as opposed to trying to fit in with current popular trends.

What are your biggest dreams?

Our biggest dream is merely to be able to support ourselves financially with our music and be able to continue to create and share what we do without having to work in regular jobs to support ourselves. We do not need much, we don’t care about being rich or being able to buy a lot of things, we just want to be able to do what we enjoy without worrying about survival and paying the rent.

Please define Noah Veil & The Dogs of Heaven in only one word…

Sexy.

What about releases, eps albums… How are you guys? Please tell us more about that…

Our debut album was recently released on 7hard Record, based in Germany. It is available on a number of digital platforms for purchase and streaming, including Amazon, iTune, Spotify and CD Baby. Sylvain is currently doing remixes of some of the album tracks, which will also be available as singles on the platforms I mentioned. We also love to do cover songs (there are 4 on our album) and we will be doing more of those in the future as well.

Is it easy to live from the music on Nova Scotia, SF Bay Area?

Neither of us is making money form our music yet. I don’t think it’s easy to make a living playing music anywhere, from what I can see.

Have a good relation with 7hard/7us?

Yes. They are enthusiastic and committed and we feel that they understand our music and who our audience is.

Imagine this, you can choose anyone to share stage with you guys, who would it be?

Rammstein, Billy Idol and Marilyn Manson. I think that would be a good show.

Anything to say if wasn’t asked?

For us, it is more important to have a unique sound than it is to fit into a current genre or trend. We use the sounds and influences that appeal most to us, regardless what decade they come from. What we notice is that bands and artists have a tendency to adopt the stylings of artists who are currently popular and create a sound that is not very distinguishable from other current bands. We know that we are perhaps taking a risk by going our own way, but we also feel that our sound, though different, contains elements that are very familiar to people without being imitative or derivative. The worst thing to us would be for someone to confuse us with another band when they hear us.

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