When: Their album, unSound, was released on August 23rd.
“It’s been a wild ride, we really wanted to leave a mark and we worked hard on developing our unique sound everyone was so fond of with our debut album ‘Noise Pollution’, we wanted to do a more organic and open sound on the new album, we believe Rock and Metal music is to pumped these days, and it ruins the listening experience for the fans,” singer Henrik Thrane says.
What can I say about Misty Eyed? They are a four-piece hard rock group from Georgia. They have a female lead singer, Megan Burke, and a drummer, Zach Nall, who wears creepy masks. John Eck and Wes Powell round out the group on guitar and bass respectively. Misty Eyed recently released a new album, Eurydice, which is available on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.
I had the chance to do an interview with the band. So here are the results of that opportunity with Misty Eyed.
Where was your first show?
Swayze’s in Marietta.
What do you like about your hometown, Acworth, Georgia?
It has an amazing taco joint.
When did your drummer, Zach, start wearing masks?
Since the day he was born.
Have you ever seen that show “Unmasked”?
No, we haven’t actually.
What gives you the creeps?
Syringes, ouija boards, and really bushy mustaches. The usual.
What do you guys think of the term female fronted?
We consider ourselves more male reared than female fronted.
Who did the cover for Eurydice?
One of our friends named Angie Guarnera actually did all the art for this album cycle.
Does everyone in the band enjoy Greek mythology?
We think it’s pretty neat, it’s a cool outlook on things.
What do you want people to know about Misty Eyed?
We just want people to know they’re not alone in what they’re feeling and what they’re going through, and it’s great because music is the perfect way to convey that. We want to help people.
The kids in Next to None are young enough to still be considered prodigies. The band members are about 15 or 16 years old, which I’m sure makes people feel old.
All of that being said, they are really remarkable. They write their own music too, which is becoming rarer these days.
Their sound is a little progressive, a little hard rock, a little heavy metal. It’s all good. It’s better than good really. I am totally blown away by how mature their sound is. Hopefully, their voices maintain a similar quality after puberty is over.
Next to None will have their first album, “A Light in the Dark,” out any day now.
Next To None includes Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals.
P.S. Remind me to hide my daughter when they come to town. I know, I know, I should take her to the show.