Rathburn / Blog

Thank you!

This has been a great year for us. Our debut EP came out in February, which is about 1 year after we formed as a band. There are a lot of people who we would not have made it without. Just wanted to list a few of the people to thank since we did not have paper space to fit it all on our CD! First of all, we have to thank Robert Leader at the Jam Space in Guelph. The facilities were never well kept or clean, but we actually met as a band there, had lots of good times and it will always have sentamental value to us. Thanks Rob. We would also like to thank Hotboxxx Bookings for hooking us up with some solid gigs at the Opera House, etc. We really grew as a band with those types of experiences. Thank you! Without question, our friend Rob Rapiti deserves mention. He hooked us up with some killer shows via the Spring Music Festival. We made a lot of new friends and fans at those venues. Thanks Rob! We are also greatful to bands that have been influencial in our writing: Tool, Alice In Chains, Deftones, Disturbed, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Three Days Grace, Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Breaking Benjamin, Pantera, Lamb of God, Metallica, Rob Zombie, etc. We know making music is not something that comes easy. Now that we have experienced some success ourselves, we really appreciate everything that you guys have done to provide us with the type of music that we love!! Thank you all!! We would not have made it this far without the help of all the bands that we have played shows with. To name a few: Stemm, Run of the Mill, Unbound, Bite, Faith of a Martyr, Dwelling Beneathe, Aetherborn, Full Give, Andrew Lopatin, Approach With Caution, Of Elegance, Asleep Behind the Flame, and Manahan. To you and all the others, you guys are all awesome musicians and people. Hope to see you all again soon!! Last but obviously not least, we need to thank our fans. Knowingly making music that does not fit into the popular culture or a 'radio friendly' genre is really difficult. We can't help it, we create music that we love in hopes that others will love it to! For everyone that has taken the time to seek out independent musicians, THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are the reason we keep doing what we do. For everyone that has taken the time to sit and listen to a band that is new to them on myspace, facebook, reverbnation, or any other musical social network, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! Those types of connections are really cool. Your continued support means the world to us. THANK YOU ALL!!! You Friends, Rathburn