March has been an exciting month for the five members of Takeover. Not only is the Spokane metal band performing with the nationally touring Chimaira at The Blvd (see article below), but they are also releasing their first full length CD. The Brutality Process, an album six months in the making, will be released to a hometown crowd at The Big Easy on Friday, March 30th with support from Scars of Tomorrow, Hostility, The Midnight Society, and Separation of Self.
The SiDEKiCK caught up with founding member, lead guitarist and chief songwriter George Silva to talk a bit about the band’s new CD and future plans.
“The album is a good mix of brand new songs as well as old favorites from our original EP that have been reworked to fit the band’s new sound,” explains Silva. “Since the band formed 2 years ago it has been a revolving door with the exception of Greg Daily [Vocals] and myself. But now that we have a stable lineup, our music has been able to evolve into something more melodic. We are still loud as ever, but now I actually sing on half the tracks and I am spending more time writing hooky choruses.”
With the release of The Brutality Process, Takeover has aggressively entered the race for a record deal. Everyday the band moves closer to signing on but, according to Silva, they haven’t found a perfect match yet.
“Our current play is to take this record on the road and sell as many copies as we can,” says Silva. “Ultimately we want to be on a major label but at the very least we are having a blast doing what we do.”
While Takeover has been touring up and down the coast and in more places than I knew existed in Washington, Silvia is still thankful to have gotten his start in the Spokane scene.
“Spokane is a great start point for any band. Unlike a bigger city, it hasn’t been jaded. Seattle, for example, has a major act in every genre literally every night of the week. They are oversaturated. Small local acts and beginners don’t have a chance,” explains Silva. “Spokane kids still have a place in their hearts for local bands.”
The Big Easy CD release is an all-ages show that is free if you get tickets in advance. Free tickets are available from both Hot Topics (Valley & Northtown Malls) and at the two Piece of Mind Tobacco Shops. For anyone who hasn’t picked up a free ticket by the night of the show, admission will be $5 at the door. For more information look online at www.spokanesidekick.com.