Interview with Tom of HARD CHARGER

Hard Charger is a heavy punk-influenced band from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada that formed in 2006. They are currently on No List Records.

Keep an eye on Hard Charger’s myspace page for information on their second full length to be released this spring as well as tour dates throughout 2011.

1 First off, introduce yourself and specify what instrument(s) you play in the band.
My name is Tom i play Drums and share lead Vocals, The rest of the band is Dave/Guitar Eric/Guitar and Vocals, Jonah /Bass

2 How did the band get together and form?
Hard Charger was formed in Late 2006, Dave and Me were playing in IRONFIST at the time and wanted to play something more straight forward ,Faster. amd also do more touring then we were at the time. around that time we were in contact with Tery and it all came together, since then we’ve gone through some line up changes but are still going strong.

3 What was important initially that allowed the band to gain some success?
Hard work, a lot of Touring and getting in contact with people.

4 How has the Internet helped the band?
It has made it very easy for us to reach people.

5 How do you think your hometown scene compares to other cities you’ve played?
It is very small and has always been a major factor in us touring, we rarely play locally which also is a disadvantage of basing a band out of a small city

6 How do you think the Canadian metal scene compares to other countries?
I Think overall the scene is great here, theres a lot of good band and people involved all over the country, it just so spread out.

7 What is your favourite gig that you have ever played?
I dont know if i have a certain gig but some of the funnest were Arsonfest in winnipeg, playing the colbalt in Vancouver, Packebusch Fest in Germany, st.Johns NFLD.

8 Is music your full-time job?
No, I’m a Custodial Artist in my spare time

9 If you could give some advice to aspiring underground musicians in Canada, what would it be?
keep on Givin’er

10 Lastly, what are some of your favourite bands that you have been listening to at the moment?
A lot of Carcass,C’mon,PerditionThe Spits,Malignant Tumour Slaughter Strike and a tune of other stuff!i listen to music too much!

Written by Destrukto. Original content here: Canadian Music News

About the author

Destrukto is a musician, songwriter and producer from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada with college diplomas in both business and computers. Destrukto has spent well over 10 years playing in, recording and promoting Canadian bands.