It’s not often these days that a debut album causes a stir on the global market, as is the case with the recently released offering Wait For The Night from Melbourne hard rock/heavy metal outfit Wicked Smile.
Comprising former members of bands such as In Malice’s Wake, Black Majesty, Eyefear, Virtue and Pegazus, Wicked Smile have transcended the sounds for which each individual member is known and combined them to form a remarkable album – debut or not.
Guitarist Stevie Janevski joined HEAVY to chat about the album and the universally positive response.
“Some people are even calling it album of the year,” he exclaimed, “so it’s been very humbling worldwide. I keep on walking up every morning to more reviews, and they have been amazing. So have the pre-orders. I guess we’ve got a bit of a history with some of our past bands we’ve played in, but slowly, slowly as we’ve released singles over the past year it has created a bit of interest in the band. It’s been amazing.”
In the full interview, Stevie runs us through the album and its musical composition, the goals they had going in, their thought process going into the album and how they made it work, the lyrical content, the band’s influences and how they harnessed them to create their own path, upcoming shows and more.