Prophetic metal mak­ers

Five loud lo­cals are up for a bru­tal battle this week­end, writes Jade Kennedy

Townsville Bulletin - - Savvy -

Un­bound Prophecy is all about metal. The five teen mu­sos took their old-school inspiration from bands like Green Day and Guns n Roses, and have been thrash­ing out metal core mu­sic for the past three years.

‘‘ The band orig­i­nally started when my­self and An­gus ( Kin­in­month, bass), got to­gether and started jam­ming,’’ drum­mer Shawn Len­nie said.

‘‘ We got Paddy ( McDer­mott, vo­cals) and then Liam ( White, gui­tar) joined, then ear­lier this year Luke ( O’Meara, gui­tar) joined the band.’’

Len­nie said the band played mainly cov­ers, rang­ing from Avenged Seven­fold to Triv­ium and I Killed the Prom Queen.

‘‘ We have been writ­ing a few orig­i­nals lately though,’’ he said.

‘‘ Usu­ally one of us comes to prac­tice with an idea or some chords and we start flesh­ing it out from there.’’

No strangers to the lo­cal battle cir­cuit, Un­bound Prophecy are al­ready an award-win­ning band.

‘‘ Last year we took part in a battle, and we’ve done two NQ Rock Awards,’’ Len­nie said.

‘‘ Liam ac­tu­ally won Best Gui­tarist at the Rock Awards last year.’’

Len­nie said the band en­tered the battle this year, ‘‘’ Cause they’re awe­some and it’s a gig.’’

‘‘ Plus, there are heaps of bands en­ter­ing so it’s a good op­por­tu­nity to meet other bands and hang out,’’ he said.

The band was find­ing it dif­fi­cult to se­cure gigs in Townsville, ac­cord­ing to Len­nie.

‘‘ It’s very quiet here, there’s not many gigs go­ing on,’’ he said.

‘‘ There’s Groovin The Moo once a year, and Full Noise, but be­sides that there’s no ma­jor scene in Townsville.

‘‘ There is Untitled ev­ery month, but we haven’t played at one of those yet be­cause ev­ery time we go to do it one of us is away.

‘‘ It’s also hard to do things like lunchtime gigs at school be­cause not ev­ery­one at school likes our style of mu­sic, and Liam goes to a dif­fer­ent school.’’

The band is us­ing the lack of gigs to it’s ad­van­tage, how­ever.

‘‘ Liam is do­ing mu­sic en­gi­neer­ing at TAFE so hope­fully we might get into the stu­dio there soon to record some tracks,’’ Len­nie said.

‘‘ He’s do­ing Mu­sic In­dus­try Cert II and so has ac­cess to the record­ing stu­dios, so we might be able to start putting an EP to­gether soon.’’

Face­book has been a great mar­ket­ing tool for the band to help get their name out, though it has had its is­sues.

‘‘ We had a Face­book page but for some rea­son it got deleted,’’ Len­nie said.

‘‘ We got on­line one day and it had just dis­ap­peared, so Luke is in the process of cre­at­ing a new one right now.’’

>> Un­bound Prophecy will battle it out against seven other bands at The Youth Net­work NQ’s Battle of the Bands this Satur­day night. The event is al­lages and drug and al­co­hol free and will be held at the Aitken­vale PCYC from 6pm. En­try is $ 10 on the door.

Battle of the Bands con­tenders Un­bound Prophecy

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