What's the meaning behind the band's name?
Convicted Marshalls represents people in which popular culture trust but sometimes these heroes that represent justice actually are double faced.
How the band started??
Breaking away from punk-rock, rhythm guitarist Nicolas Patterson and vocalist Hugo Vaillancourt formed Montreal metalcore band Convicted Marshalls on Quebec Punk Scene. Joined by rock drummer Fred Gauthier, guitarist Cedric Lachapelle, and later the mysterious Mr. Radakovitz on psychedelic bass, the band of French-speaking, English-singing Montreal natives gained attention with their self titled demo album, featuring original cuts “Ashes and Dust”, “In My Eyes” and “Second State”. Brought to the masses by CHOM 97.7FM, Convicted Marshalls have appeared in Soundbeat and Focus Magazine, Metalland and competed in the Vans Warped Tour Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands 14 (top 20 montreal).
What's the message to transmit with your music??
There are no particular message since we talk about mostly everything and our lyrics can be interpreted in many different ways depending of your personal experience in life. Mainly we are just looking to transmit some of our energy and to have a good time on stage
What's your method at the time of writting a song??
For most of the songs, we create the music together and Hugo usually brings the lyrics on his own. But a fews songs have been written at home by some of us as a single person not a band.
Which is your music influences??
Korn, GodSmack, Rise Against, Avenged Sevenfold, Wes Borland, KillSwitch Engage, Ignite, Iron Maiden, Thrice, Pink Floyd... So many great bands have influenced us over the years.
What plans do you guys have for the future??
Cedric would like to fertilize an apple... For the rest of us, we just want to travel all around the world, hang with our friends, play music and get paid for doing it!
Which has been the funniest prank you guys have been or took part while on tour or after a show??
We don’t like jokes, we don’t do jokes, we don’t think jokes are funny!
If you guys were stranded in the middle of nowhere after a show or while on tour. The help is 65 miles away from where you guys are, ¿Who would you guys send to look for help?
Hugo , he’s the fastest one... in all sense of the meaning... poor pamela.....
And if while the rest wait, there's no food and the only way to feed yourself is by eating each other, ¿Who would you eat first?
Even though theres not enough food on Ced to keep us alive.... we’d cook him first just to see his face while he’s being cooked... and then we’d go get Hugo back since he’s the biggest one.
Which country you guys would love to play?
USA = lot of exposure!
With which bands you guys would love to share stage??
GodSmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Tool, Soilwork, NIN and Justin Bieber!
Are you guys OK, with the direction the band is going actually?
I guess so ... otherwise we wouldn’t be here.
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