Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Boneyard.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
BONEYARD: Boneyard is a female-fronted hard rock/ metal band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Launched in 2015, the band is the lifeblood and passion of vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Pamtera. The members bring a wealth of experience from previous bands that include: Tyrant, Septimus and Powerslave. We started out as a cover project, but have been writing original music for the past three years. In May of 2019, we entered producer/ engineer Cam Macleod’s [White Wolf] Wolfs Den studio in Edmonton and began recording our debut album. After an extended COVID-19 pause, we returned to complete the project in August of 2020. Eleven tracks were then sent to be mastered by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Armored Saint, Anvil) in Los Angeles, USA. What emerged is the “Oathbreaker” album, set to be released on October 24, 2020. The first single, “Fates Warning,” dropped on October 17, 2020.
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
BONEYARD: Mainly classic hard rock and heavy metal from the 80’s, including other female fronted bands. There is also some good stuff from the 70’s and 90’s as well. Anything with clean, powerful vocals. Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Doro, etc.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
BONEYARD: The first single, “Fates Warning,” was just released on most digital platforms. If you’re a fan of traditional female-fronted hard rock and metal, with powerful, clean vocals, we think you’ll love this song, with its European sounding production, with a Canadian twist!
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
BONEYARD: We provide a high energy set, with our original songs played faithfully to the album versions. We also like to inject a couple of classic metal covers into the set.
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
BONEYARD: We will continue to write, record and play because we love it! Hopefully by then, we’ll have at least another album released. Our goal is to expose as many people to Boneyard music as possible.