First of all, what is surprising is that I grew up as fast as my interest in music did back in high school. It started all when my dad and my grand-dad both played guitar and sang popular songs from Québec-born artists on a regular basis when I was seeing them once in a while. I then started to realize how soothing was music at that time of my life. I felt like I was in a zone that no one could take me out of it. I was only 7 or 8.
Time went by and I grew much more interest about old school rock bands from the 70's and 80's my dad was constantly listening. AC/DC, Guns 'n Roses, Led Zeppelin, Def Leppard, Queen, Scorpions. Name 'em! By that time, I idolized singers like Brian Johnson, Axl Rose, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, trying to imitate them. Funny eh?
And then the 2000's and the pop-punk-rock-emo-whatever era arrived. Oh god. On my MP3, playing on a loop were albums from Fall Out Boy, Paramore, Blink 182, Panic! at the Disco, Simple Plan, Green Day, Billy Talent... you get the picture. I'm a 90's kid after all!
Then it was the time to learn to play these melodies which endlessly got stuck in my head. I tried to learn how to play guitar, keyboard and bass. I was good at bass, not excellent but good. I discouraged myself playing the other two and that was like a huge heartbreak with music. I thought I could make it but I wasn't that ab-... eh... wasn't putting that much effort. Anyway, you know how it turned out, aren't ya?
Music has always been my love. In my childhood my father would constantly play Rush and Dream Theater and I remember it annoying me a little. Funny that now they're two of my favorite bands and a huge influence to the music I write. Growing older I listened to what every pre-teen listened to, which was a blend of Nu Metal and Pop-Punk. That's when my need to start writing music was beginning to rear its head.
I always had these ideas in my head but couldn't act on it since the only instrument I knew how to play was drums. After messing with the guitar for a few years I started to take it seriously enough where I could start recording my own little demos. And I've been developping my writing skills ever since.
When I entered the at the time unnamed band, I was by default forced to play bass and sing, which were the two most unnatural positions I could be in. But, I needed a band. For a -too long- while we kinda sucked and my songs were quite all over the place, trying to find a sound that would fit. You can still hear that on our debut album Screaming In Silence, although in a much lesser manner.
We're now almost seven years since the band's inception. Many members came and left, countless songs were written than scrapped, big and small local venues were played in. Now confident with my abilities and my friends/bandmates, I'm ready to take the next step and take over the world.
Carlos Da Costa Leclerc
I never wrote the bio my webmaster asked about me so here it is.
I believe that "le quebec ne sera jamais un pays!". Now that it's said, I feel better!
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Jo "le bawsiste" Lauzon
As far as I can remember, I've always liked music. I started to be interested specifically by metal when I was in high school. I started studying in 3D animation in college. One year later, in 2010, I decided that it was time to start learning an instrument. So I started playing bass. I also started writing music with my computer the same year. I was part of 2 "garage band" until 2012... That's when I saw that my high school friend, Carlos, was looking for a bassist. Back then I decided to ask him for an audition with the band and there we are, almost 6 years later, with an EP, an Album, a shit ton of shows played, and plenty of new projects in mind!
My main influences are bands like Veil of Maya, Periphery, Opeth, Edge of Sanity, Whitechapel, Iron Maiden. My two favorite bassists are Steve Harris and Dominic "Forest" Lapointe.
I'm proud to be a part of the #eternalfamily and I can't wait to show you everything we've worked on since the last year!
Music has always been a huge part of my life. When I was young, I used to listen to CDs on repeat all the time. My brother and I would spend days just listening to music and watching music videos.Through the years, we would listen to heavier rock and metal music more and more, even though I had a really hard time listening to the screaming vocals at first. But with time, I appreciated it. I still really enjoy melodies in music, which is why I would say I’m especially into metalcore and progressive metal. Bands I enjoy would be Periphery, Memphis may fire, Dream theater, As I Lay Dying, Blessthefall, etc.
I started drumming at 15 years old and, funny enough, I began learning through the game Rock Band 2. I went from easy to expert really fast and that’s when I knew I had some potential. Luckily for me, I already had a drum kit to practice at home, since my brother plays the drum as well. It wasn’t long after learning the drums that I got into a band and I started to take music more seriously. For a couple of years I would drum pretty frequently, even though I wasn’t in a band anymore. There was even a time where I stopped playing for almost 3 years because I just didn’t really have the time anymore. In February 2018, my brother announced that the drummer was leaving their band and he asked me if I would be interested in joining. I saw it as an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse, since I really missed playing and I had a lot more free time than I used to. So here I am playing with my brother in Eternal Closure! I just love doing shows and I can’t wait for the recording of our album, it’s going to be a blast!