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Finding Your Niche With THEREIN

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Brisbane is currently home to an exceedingly large number of bands that have that elusive quality required for success.

COVID has not stopped them – or even slowed them down for that matter – but, if anything, has provided somewhat of a catalyst for the continued growth and nurturing of possibly the fastest and strongest growing region for metal in Australia.

One such band is Therein – no strangers to the scene having been plying their trade since 2012 – but after years of sustained effort it seems the world is finally starting to catch up to the band’s forward musical thinking and is starting to gravitate towards the Therein machine on a much wider scale.

On the cusp of their next show at The Zoo in Brisbane alongside Odius and Valtozash, Therein front man Cameron Whelan sits down with HEAVY to discuss the rise and rise of what can loosely be labelled a progressive metal outfit.

With a sound that encompasses rock through to traditional metal to thrash metal to death metal to even blues rock, we start by asking Wheelan just how he would categorize Therein’s sound.

“Like a mess,” he laughed. “Prog metal is probably the easiest way to put it but… it’s just… every band kind of says we put together all our influences from all these different paces so I don’t wanna say the same thing because we do kind of do that any way but I think it’s overdone with a motif of anything goes. If it’s cool – or we think it’s cool – we’ll do it.”

In the full interview Cameron talks more about the upcoming show, their fondness for playing with Brisbane thrash metal outfit Odius, the recent Ye Gods Of Metal Festival where the band filmed some shots for an upcoming live video, last year’s album Aramitama, work on the follow-up, experimenting with music and more.

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