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Set on End - Set On End Newsletter Interview

07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

Bring Me The Horizon and Cancer Bats support show, it gave us the chance to preform to a sold out venue with the maddest all ages crowd we have seen @ the Studio. We don't get to play to under age kids much so it was a real buzz having the response we got from them.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Transmission Room in Auckland, It's deep underground, hot as hell but with a really acoustics. NZ's home for Metal.

What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

Subtract and New Way Home, true creative artists that don't settle for being anything but the best they can be. They deserve more.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Umm we've never had any performance blunders but I guess you could say being stuck between floors in a lift in Wellington with Subtract when we were about to do a show in an hour was awkward. A 9 guy dutch oven! not good.

How did you come up with the band name Set On End?

Basically it comes down to what we are about and also a name that we wouldn't one day out grow its meaning. Having an end goal "we" are set on. The way this world is setting itself up for the end. Also the way we take a musical idea and set it on its end to create a new idea. All these meanings apply.

How do you describe your music?

We force our ideologies about how the world's in such a state through our melodic aggressive groove. It's not just about musical notes but an ideal we all believe in and find ourselves needing to share it.

Note: Buy the CD and learn it's lyrics!

What can we expect to see from Set On End over the next year?

Lots more shows with possible Aussie dates, another North Island tour late July, another music video, merch and writing new material. Just constantly and collectively working on a passion.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Listen to good music, find music away from the mainstream, intend to be original and develop your ear. Save your $ and buy quality gear to be able to translate your musical ideas in a way that does it justice.
 

About Set on End

Forming in Auckland, New Zealand, Set on End released their debut EP, Means To An End in 2009, touring solidly and sharing the stage with a number of international touring acts. The band took a significant break in order to work on their creative direction, returning in 2016 with a new line-up and their first full-length album, The Dark Beyond, an evolution of the band's heavy, groove-oriented core.

Recorded between Mindset, and Zorran Mendonsa Productions in Auckland, The Dark Beyond was mixed and engineered by Zorran Mendonsa (Blacklistt, New Way Home, Saving Grace) and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Periphery, Plini, Haunted Shores) at Systematic Productions in Melbourne.

"The album explores humanity's journey as a species and as individuals, striving for a better world, striving to further our knowledge of who and where we are. Sometimes the path we should take is obvious, and at other times we simply wander into the dark, reaching out for the unknown."

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Releases

The Dark Beyond
Year: 2016
Type: Album
Means To An End
Year: 2009
Type: EP

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