LOMM: Can you give a little biographical and historical info; who is involved in the band, and how did you guys meet up?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “I started my career as a solo artist in 2010 and have worked with multi musicians and music producers throughout my career. I hail from Oshawa, Canada and I mainly compose and record in the Genre of Gothic Metal.”
LOMM: Pandemic has taken an emotional toll on everyone yet the arts have been hit especially hard. The musicians are vulnerable to financial upheaval. How have you guys been holding up?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Pretty good actually! My fans have been super supportive and I have been able to put out another album this year, though different as a harp album. I am loving the time at home to create and learn. It’s been a nice break from consistently traveling.”
LOMM: On the other hand you seem to have had a productive time. Is that right?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Yes totally!”
LOMM: Modern sounds are my thing J How about you? What does your genre mean to you, why did you choose this genre?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “My fans have coined the term for my music as Ethereal Gothic Metal. And I look forward to expanding on that in the symphonic and electronic sounds on my next album.”
LOMM: How did the initial musical and thematic elements evolve?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Ah, I think it has been a long time coming. I also have to thank Rocky Gray who is the original drummer from Evanescence for helping me further my sound and music.”
LOMM: Are you happy with your product? I mean, what aspects of it do you think you guys nailed, and what parts do you think you could improve
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Yes totally! I realize that whatever we create outlives us and we also have to be happy with it for many decades to come. I like to put a lot of thought into it for that reason in the forefront of my mind. There is always room for improvement on every level. I look forward to seeing what will be brought up to the next level on my next album.”
LOMM: How has the overall reception been?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Really good! I am happy people are enjoying my music and it is resonating with them.”
LOMM: Have you ever been on a tour? Given live performances? Is it tough for you not to be able to do so now?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Of course! I’ve been all over the planet. And I needed a break this year so I don’t miss performing just yet. I am enjoying being able to write and record at the moment.”
LOMM: What do you see for your future? How is it looking?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “I think that bands need to start embracing and seriously utilizing the online world until they can do live music again. I think concerts will return and when they do people will have a whole new appreciation for live music and their communities.”
LOMM: Could you tell us about the lyrics / themes /concepts you focus on or plan to focus on? How did the ideas come about, and how do they influence the writing process? Who is writing the lyrics?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Well, I’m the main lyricist. I mainly draw from my life experiences and stories.
LOMM: Which is more exciting? Being on the road or studio?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “For me it’s a mix of both, but I do really enjoy the writing process and being in the studio and producing music. I love the magic of the whole process and experience.”
LOMM: Who is composing the songs?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Me! But I also get a lot of help and feedback from Rocky Gray and Spencer Creaghan.”
LOMM: What bands do you draw your inspiration from?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “Mainly from artists like Evanescence, Bjork, VAST, LEAH, Dimmu Borgir.”
LOMM: What’s more important to you? Catering to the audience or music for its own sake?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “I always write for me but make sure I am creating some form on a musical experience on the production end when it comes to a song or a full length album.”
LOMM: When you look back at your music career, what do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “I’m really proud of my album Martyr that I wrote with Rocky Gray and received a Juno Nomination for.”
LOMM: Anything else you think your fans should know?
Lindsay Schoolcraft: “I appreciate you all so much! Thank you always for love and support.”