Saluting Those About to Rock

By Cherelle Evelyn on June 25 2014

“We had great, great music produced here in Prince George,” said singer Cole Pruden. “There’s so much thirst for it, but now it’s really dry.” “It’s not like we want to get ahead of everyone in this town, we want the music scene to grow with us,” noted guitarist Ryan Wishart. The six band members – Pruden, Wishart, covocalist Cole Franz, bassist Riley Murphy, guitarist Cameron Cochlan and drummer Ryan Mathers – are ready to play anywhere at the drop of a hat. “We started off our, our first show was with a DJ, and the crowd actually really adored our music and wanted us to play more,” said Pruden. “Those two groups don’t really mix but we did it anyways and we got really good feedback from our style.” It’s a style that features extended-range guitars á la Lamb of God, Meshugga and Thy Art is Murder that’s still in a fairly experimental stage, said Cochlan. Toss in some 1960s and 70s prog rock and you might have a starting point for the Blood Hoürglass sound. “It’s fairly heavy though, the lower-tuned guitars strings, two vocals, crazy drum and basses. It’s trying to take it heavier,” said Franz, the newest addition to the band.

TIME IS JUST BEGINNING
TO DRIP FOR BLOOD
HOÜRGLASS, AND THE
PROGRESSIVE METAL
BAND SETTING ITS
SIGHTS ON DRAGGING
THE ENTIRE PRINCE
GEORGE MUSIC SCENE
UP ALONG WITH THEM.

Apparently, there’s an appetite for something new, a hunger that hasn’t been satiated. “Our style is more progressive, so it’s different from what you normally hear. It’s not something you really hear in a town like this,” said Murphy. And when people go see a live show, they can’t resist the thall. “It’s really all about the energy when you go to a live show and that’s how most people start to get into it because it’s really an acquired taste. You go to your first live show and you get sucked in,” Murphy said. When not saving the local music scene with their live performances this summer, Blood Hoürglass will focus on recording their debut EP, Copious Amount of Cancer. Keep up with them on their Facebook page.

 

CHARELLE EVELYN

REPORTER FOR THE PRINCE GEORGE CITIZEN

Journalist, west coast native, music lover. Made in Canada.

Website: pgcitizen.ca

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