Together in Tragedy is a metalcore band from Sydney Australia.
How would you describe your music?
Aggressive, emotional, heavy and intense.
Tell us about how the history of the project?
Our drummer Aaron used to jam with some friends in 2016 and one of them invited me (Alex) to come over and do some vocals since they were only instrumental. They had 4 songs written already so I put some lyrics I had over them and we kept writing. Played shows throughout 2017 to get a name for ourselves in the local scene and put out our self-produced debut Social Construct in 2018. After a few line up changes we now have David on bass, Michael on guitar and we’ve just put out a new EP!
What are your influences/ musical heroes?
As a band for this most recent release we’ve been digging Sworn In, Northlane, Darke Complex, Graves and Reflections.
What inspires you?
I could name a lot of artists from various mediums who are all proof that you can do something creative and something you’re passionate about for a living and they’ve all had an impact on me in one way or another but simply put, the idea of living a boring life, not doing anything interesting and working a normal job like majority of people. The only person who can stop you is you and if you surround yourself with like minded individuals who support each other, that’s enough to inspire each other to grow and watch each other succeed.
Do you write on the road? Or do you prefer to write in the studio?
We prefer to write at Aarons as a group but we’ll still write individually and bring things to each other. Our art is always on our mind though, whether that be music, merch, visual art.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Michael – Haven’t played the new stuff yet but Victimizer is fun.
Aaron – Relinquisher is my favourite.
Alex – Victimizer is probably mine.
David – Malicious and Hostile.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
Michael – I’d wanna tour with Architects.
Aaron – I’d wanna tour with Sworn In.
Alex – Emmure, Knocked Loose, Varials, Dealer.
David – A tour with Polaris.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
David – it’s exciting and always will be, but Steven Tyler’s comments about the deception of labels and streaming services are a bit disheartening.
Alex – The growth of the heavy music scene is unreal and thriving more than ever. It’s great seeing a lot of local friends and bands who work their ass off to grow and become more than a local act, it’s motivating to see that sort of thing first hand.
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
Funniest experience is throwing around a plastic clump that was once a sex toy, in the hotel room.
What are your future plans?
At this point keep making music and try to tour as much as possible in 2020. We’ve got a lot of ideas going on behind the scenes for future stuff.