Intervals is a Canadian progressive metal band. Formed in Toronto, Ontario, the band has toured throughout Canada and the United States with bands such as Animals as Leaders,Protest The Hero, Between The Buried and Me and The Contortionist.
Intervals released two EPs, The Space Between and In Time , and their debut full-length album A Voice Within on March 4, 2014, featuring vocals by Mike Semesky. After the exit of every band member except for guitarist Aaron Marshall, follow-up albums The Shape of Colour and The Way Forward were released.
Intervals was formed in Toronto, Ontario in 2011 as a creative outlet for guitarist Aaron Marshall after quitting his previous band, "Speak of the Devil". He recorded and programmed all the parts for The Space Between in his home studio, with mixing and mastering by Adam "Nolly" Getgood of Periphery, and released independently on December 20, 2011. Marshall attempted to form a full band including a vocalist, with the intention of turning Intervals into a touring act, but failed to do so.
With the release of their second EP In Time on October 30, 2012, Marshall was joined by Olly Steele and David Maxim Micic . Sputnik Music gave the EP a 4.0/Excellent rating, suggesting that "if they find a bit more creativity and increase their originality, they have potential to go down in history as one of the best instrumental prog metal bands. As of now, they are still not on the same level as Animals as Leaders." The band released a music video for "Epiphany" on April 25, 2013 via Guitar World promotion and YouTube. Following the success of In Time, the band gained endorsement deals from Ernie Ball Music Man, Pearl Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Toontrack, InTune Guitar Picks, and Gruv Gear. Marshall also released playthroughs and lessons for certain songs from the EP.
On September 14, 2013, Intervals announced they would be entering the studio with producer Jordan Valeriote on November 4 to begin tracking their upcoming release. Following the studio, Intervals were scheduled to tour Europe with Protest The Hero, TesseracT, and The Safety Fire. On December 30, it was announced that bassist Mike Semesky would be changing his role in the band and provide vocals on the new album; as a result, the album's bass tracks were handled equally by Marshall and Valeriote. The band released Semesky's vocal debut in the form of new single ‘Ephemeral’ via RevolverMag.com, as well as a reveal that the new album would be titled A Voice Within.
Due to the need for Semesky to focus entirely on his vocal performance live, the band hired Henry Selva as their live bassist for their upcoming tours. .mw-parser-output .templatequote.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite
"I'm extremely happy to announce that I am the singer of Intervals. I joined the band on bass in early 2013, but after writing and experimenting with vocals over demos of the band's new material, the four of us knew that that was the direction we were meant to go. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a talented group of musicians and I'm extremely proud of the album we all worked so hard on. We can't wait for you all to hear it!"
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