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Arrival of Autumn is a metal band that was formed in Grande Prairie, AB in 2011. Arrival of Autumn has five members, Brendan Anderson on Guitar, Jamison Friesen on Vocals, Ty Fox on Drums, Ryan Sorensen on Guitar and Kevin Student on Bass. Arrival of Autumn recently brought their new album "Harbinger" via Nuclear Blast.


We got to speak to Jamison Friesen about his new album and more. 



TM - How have fans responded to your new album "Harbinger"?


JF - Our fans have responded really positively.  We have found the music video that we put out has been received it's been received really well.


TM - That is Awesome, congratulations.


TM - What was your writing and recording process on "Harbinger"?


JF - We did our writing and recording at Audio Hammer Studios with Jason Suecof. He is really fun to be around and really hospitable, he makes you feel like you are at home so it is awesome. Our writing process was really awesome too, our guitar players had heaps of riffs coming out of the demo sessions. We decided on our riffs and once I was songs started coming together they came out really well.


TM - Sweet dude, so What is your favorite memory of working with Jason Suecof?


JF - He told me I was like a Matt Heafy and Chuck Schuldiner baby, that was pretty cool.


TM - How did you come up with your album cover for "Harbinger"?


JF - Soft surrogate was the Canadian artist that designed it for us. With the lyrical themes and the title of the album being Harbinger we wanted a character that could represent a bad omen. The artist had a friend who had just made the mask from scratch for an art project and the artist said hey I have this perfect idea for this album cover, he came forward with that and we were stunned.


TM - You have already done one album independently and recorded it yourself, what has that taught you as a band?


JF - When to pick your battles when it comes to creativity especially when it comes to ideas that are the band members are bringing forward. You don't want to be constantly opinionated when it comes to a certain side of things. Pick your battles and make sure you are also contributing ideas.


TM - You toured that album what's your favorite memory from that tour?


JF - Playing a sold out show in our hometown is pretty good. That was a first from a band from our hometown, we have never seen it before in our hometown and it felt amazing.


TM - You changed from a 4 Piece Band to a 5 Piece Band how do you think this has influenced your writing style and changed your music?


JF - It was more like the music was changing to a point. We realised if we added a guitar player we could give it that extra nudge where it is technical enough, where it justifies us getting that extra guitar player and having me do vocals full time.


TM - You started off your band learning two Metallica albums back-to-back has that influenced your writing Style?


JF - Yes, I think so they know how to structure a long song really well that it keeps your attention. We haven't been able to structure a song as long as one of their songs but they are Masters at metal music and they will be a lasting influence.


TM - If you could have any bands play one of your songs which band would it be which song would it be and would it be in your style or their Style?


JF - Post Malone covering End Of Existence.


TM - If you could collaborate with any artist who would it be and why?


JF - Post Malone.


TM - If you could choose any band to make the big 4 the big 5 who would it be and why?


JF - Probably Death Angel because Mark is a really nice guy.


TM - How did you come to get singed be Nuclear Blast?


JF - Before we recorded our album at Audio Hammer Jason booked us in to do a three-week project at the time was to release that projector and continue what we were doing. Jason sent it to a bunch of his friends in the industry to get mixing notes, he was shopping us without telling us, and it caught the attention of Monty at Nuclear Blast.


TM - That is Awesome,  Nuclear Blast is a great label. 


TM - What can fans expect from your Loud As He'll Set?


JF - We will likely play all the songs of our new album. It is on a Saturday night, which is the rowdiest night of the festival. If you like our album check it out.


TM - What is your favorite memory of watching someone else perform live?


JF - It was really good seeing Fit For An Autopsy at loud as hell festival last year. I also enjoyed seeing Bullet For My Valentine when I was under 18. It was really good there was an under 18 section off to the side of the stage and Mike noticed that so he brought his microphone over to that side of the stage and he played my favourite song right in front of me.


TM - That is pretty cool, I love it when artist notice their fans. It is great that people under 18 get to enjoy music as well. 


TM - Is there anything else you want to say to your fans?


JF - I hope you enjoy our album, it is out now so crank it loud and bang your head and check us out.



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