Intervals made a huge announcement via their Facebook yesterday:
Alright everyone, here is the premier track, “Ephemeral” from our upcoming record! We also have some exciting news:
“We’re incredibly excited and proud to announce Mike Semesky as the band’s singer. Intervals has always been about open minded, forward thinking, progressive music with no boundaries. It’s also been about staying true to the art we feel compelled to make, and we couldn’t be happier with the dynamic Mike brings to the music. For those who remember, the band put out a feeler for a vocalist with the release of “The Space Between”, but in lieu of finding the right candidate, we decided to move forward with our initial intent: Make music. Mike joined the band as our bass player, but after only a few weeks of touring, it was apparent that this was the chemistry we were after all along. The human voice is an instrument and from our perspective, we are by definition, still an “instrumental” band, now with added dimension and perspective. The band still retains it’s identity in guitar driven, progressive rock/metal and there’s something on this record for everyone. We couldn’t be more thankful for the support you have all shown us over the past few years and we hope you continue to follow along on this journey we share. This release is our proudest musical accomplishment to date and we can’t wait for everyone to hear it!”
And as Mike says from his Facebook, “I’m extremely happy to announce that I am the singer of Intervals. I joined the band on bass in early 2013, but after writing and experimenting with vocals over demos of the band’s new material, the four of us knew that that was the direction we were meant to go. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a talented group of musicians and I’m extremely proud of the album we all worked so hard on. We’re so excited for you all to hear it!”
Obviously this is great news. We have known Mike since meeting him when he was lead singer for HAARP Machine. After he, and and two other members left that band, he went on to do work with Danish band Raunchy, and then touring as bassist with Intervals. Anyone who has seen Mike perform, watched any of his videos on YouTube, or heard any of his previous work know this is incredibly exciting news. We could not be happier for Mike and Intervals. Currently Intervals is off to Europe on the 3rd for their tour with Protest the Hero, Tesseract, and the Safety Fire. Then we need to get them back in the States ASAP. We will keep you posted as we will be sure to bug Mike as much as humanly possible to let us in on what is going on with the Intervals camp!