This time, we get to know No Hope For The Lost. Their track "Jecht" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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Nathanael Bohnet (Producer, Vocalist, Bassist, Songwriter)
Re Mayer ( Guitarist, Producer, Beat Producer, Vocalist, Songwriter)
𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
We are from Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. I have a bunch of different hobbies. I stream video games like Dark Souls, Apex, Call Of Duty, and a bunch of other games. I am also a huge mark (wrestling fan), I tend to follow the dirt sheets daily to keep up to date on what is happening behind the scenes in promotions such as AEW NJPW IMPACT ROH and of course WWE. I used to read a decent amount of fantasy and horror and have a love for Stephan King Novels.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
I got into music at a very young age. My uncle played guitar and my mother liked to sing. As a child my grandparents enrolled my into organ lessons, they didn't take. But I did switch to guitar for a year and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately, my basketball schedule directly conflicted with my guitar lessons, so I only played off and on throughout high school. Come the summer after I graduated though that all changed. I went hard into learning how to sing, scream, play guitar, play bass, drum, and also developed an interest in audio engineering. So you could say the moment high school ended I decided to devote myself to figuring out how to make music my life.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
For me my biggest influences would have to be Periphery, Atreyu, Chiodos, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Tesseract, Metallica, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot, Linkin Park.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
Whether through performing or working behind the scenes as an engineer, I will make this my career. I will pay my bills and live off the work I put into all of this, and at some point I will make it so that I will no longer have to work other jobs outside of this industry to make my living.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
Honestly, maybe somewhere in the UK or maybe somewhere in Seattle or LA. To be honest, and maybe this is being Canadian and also not really going out to major productions outside of the ones I work, I have never really fantasied about playing a certain stage or city. The this I would love to do is not only write an opening theme for a wrestler in AEW, but also get the chance to perform it on the entrance ramp.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
I dont have one. I have a lot of songs that I love, but I cant say I have one all-time favorite. Every band I listed has several songs that all hit me in intense ways that depending on the day may make it the favorite for that time. So for today because I have been on a huge Slikpnot kick, probably Eyeless off the self titled because well, it is just that damn intense.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
Ok, so at a local show years back in my old band I had a show where We ere down our other guitarist and vocalist, so I took all the lines and his solos. Before the show I ate a tad too much. Immediately after the set while getting everything off stage I could tell something wasn't right. I start bolting down the hallway from the stage to the entrance (the bathroom was just passed the entrance on the other side of the building. As I passed the entrance I could tell I was not going to make it. I dropped to my knees, let out a "OH NO" and preceded to empty the contents of my stomach all over the floor.
Now this isn't the first time I threw up after a set, but it is the most iconic. Needless to say, finding the right time and right amount to eat prior to a set has been a challenge xD
8. Proudest accomplishment?
I have helped organize several different multi genre festivals in my city. Above all else, above this ep breaking 50k streams in under 4 months, above playing Loud As Hell 3 times on 3 different instruments with 3 different bands, above all of that I am most proud that not only have these shows happened, but I am now starting to see a shift and a wider appreciation for the vast talent in the area.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I have attempted to go to college on two separate occasions to be a high school teacher. The first time I went in to be a social studios and gym teacher, but I saw Atreyu live with Architects and Chiodos about 2 months into that and well my mindset changed instantly. Then 2 years alter after I wasn't too sure about myself and wanted to get a backup in place I decided to sign back up to learn to this time be a social studios and drama teacher. But, I then went to Warped Tour 2012 in Seattle with bands like Born of Osiris, Miss May I, After The Burial, iwrestledabearonce, Chelsea Grin, and a bunch of other bands. That then really made me think about what I want in my life. I didn't last a whole lot longer in school. Instead I worked in a kitchen before transitioning to residential and commercial painting for about 7 years while I worked on my skills with my instruments, performing with bands, and working on my skills as an audio engineer.
Those two shows are huge turning points for me in regards to figuring out what I want to do with my life.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
My dream collaborations would either have to be with Devin Townsend or Adam D of Killswitch engage. When I really started getting into music, a buddy bought me a copy of Strapping Young Lads "The New Black" and The Devin Townsends Projects "Addicted" Addicted just connected with me and really made me love what a "metal" production can sound like, what songs can sound like. I saw him live in 2013 with Gojira in Saskatoon and that show was just a treat to witness. As for Adam D, on top of being the main dude in KSE in regards to guitarwork, as a musician I admire the fact that he transitioned from the drums to the guitar in that project. On top of that, I found listening back to a lot of my favorite albums from 2004-2014 that a lot of them had his name on them as a producer. I usually don't pay attention to who is working in those roles outside of the band themselves, but seeing his name around not only the KSE albums I love but also some other albums by other bands such as The Devil Wears Prada, All That Remains, Shadows Fall, Parkway Drive, and Underoath really makes me want to sit in a room and see what we could do together.
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