Quarantine Interview, Part 1: Leaving Eden

Does someone already know that I am a fan of Leaving Eden?

Do you ever get that feeling that people can read your mind? It’s like – do they know about reviews that are in the unpublished section? Well, regardless of who is a sorcerer/mind-reader or not – please welcome Eric Gynan of Leaving Eden to the blog.

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Where have you been staying in 2020?

Hi, I’m Eric Gynan, Cofounder of the Rock band Leaving Eden from New England USA.  We have  Just been staying at home. I’d like To take this opportunity to introduce the band if I could. Leaving Eden Lineup: Eve, Lead Vocals; Alyssa Bailey White, Keys and Vocals; Jake Gynan, Drums; Eric Gynan, Guitars and Vocals; Rich Chouinard, Bass and Vocals.

What have you been doing during times of quarantine?

We’ve actually been doing quite a bit. We finished off one album and released it in May 2020 and finished our next album as well. Our next release titled Fable, Dark Star Records/Sony/Universal Release date: Jan 15, 2021

We also Released our album Dream with me in May, 2020. We have songs in a lot of movies.  Tracks from this album and other Leaving Eden albums will be featured in Massimiliano Cerchi’s movies: Painkiller, Mayday, Lockdown and Penthouse and Bloodthirst starring Michael Pare (The Philadelphia Experiment,  Eddie and the Cruisers).  Newest movie and song Black Wolf Featured on Leaving Eden Fable Album. 

We are excited about this new album also, because the entire album and lots of tunes from our previous albums will also be featured in a new fake reality comedy movie titled “The Nitwit.”

Watch the teaser trailer For THE NITWIT MOVIE




Have you found or re-found any hobbies?

I was going to say something funny but I’ll probably just save that for myself.  Seems people these days have a hard time appreciating a simple joke. I’ve done a lot of work around the Homestead Fixing this, changing that. 

What have you been listening to lately?

Christmas music gets played a lot. Not Specifically by me, but it ends up on the speakers.  Some Times will put in classic hits sometimes we will put in new rock.  It depends on the vibe at the moment.

Has your songwriting process changed this year?

I can’t say that the process has changed but I can say that definitely the Times has a more powerful influence

Is there any message that you would like to convey to fans or soon-to-be fans?

Maybe when Bands can start touring again y’all can check us out if we come near your city. 

Leaving Eden has toured the USA, UK & Canada sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest national bands in the world including; 10 Years, 10 Years After (Woodstock Reunion), Adelitas Way, Alice Cooper, Alice In Chains, Anthrax, Apocalyptic Review (featuring members of Godsmack), Avenged Sevenfold, Big Brother and The Holding Company (Woodstock Reunion), Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell), Blackstone Cherry, Bret Michaels, Buckcherry, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Country Joe (Woodstock Reunion), Damage Plan, (Featuring Dimebag & Vinnie Paul) Days Of The New, Disturbed, Dope, Dropkick Murphy’s, Drowning Pool, Five Finger Death Punch, Fuel,  Gemini Syndrome, Gin Blossoms, Godsmack, Halestorm, HELLYEAH, Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), Hinder, Hookers & Blow (featuring members of Guns ‘N’ Roses, Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P.), In This Moment, Jefferson Starship (Woodstock Reunion), Killswitch Engage, Kittie, Korn, Lacuna Coil, LA Guns, Lamb Of God, Lita Ford,  Lynyrd Skynyrd, Marilyn Manson, Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG & The Scorpions) Motorhead, Mudvayne, Mushroomhead, Napalm Death, Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden),  Nonpoint, One Eyed Doll, Papa Roach, Pop Evil, Powerman 5000, Puddle Of Mudd, Queensryche, Ratt, Rob Zombie, Ronnie James Dio, Saliva, Saving Abel, Scott Stapp (the voice of Creed), Sebastian Bach, Seether, Sevendust, Shinedown, Slayer, Soil, Soulfly, Steven Tyler, Stone Sour, Taproot, Ted Nugent, Testament, The Butcher Babies, The Misfits, Theory Of A Deadman, Trapt, Tremonti (Creed/Alterbridge), Trixter, Uncle Kracker, Warrant, ZZ Top, Nickelback, Skillet & many more so maybe in the future we can hang out.

What is something positive that happened to you during 2020?

That’s a good question. It’s always nice to think of the good instead of the bad.  It’s just that my heart really goes out to a lot of people who work in the Entertainment industry and other industries that have been flattened.  A lot of people have had to put their lives on hold for a long time. I think that having our own studio has been quite positive in terms of being able to record and make music videos. Being able to release albums worldwide is always good. I think that hearing from a lot of friends through this time is always a good thing as well. And of course always thankful for our health.

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“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

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