Andrew Bailey


Hails from: Vancouver, Canada

Main Influences:Brought up on classical, blues, jazz and classic rock. Mutated by grunge and alt-metal. Seasoned with funk, old-to-middle-school hiphop, stoner rock and just a hint of industrial. Ground to a fine paste by melodic death, thrash and progressive metal.

Bands/artists I bow before and am directly influenced by, in a possibly discernible but unintentional order: Soundgarden, Deftones, Tool, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA, Strapping Young Lad, Slipknot, System of a Down, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Cream, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Mountain, Rage Against the Machine, Faith No More, Rush, Big Sugar, I Mother Earth, Ministry, Radiohead, Filter... I'm stopping now or I might wind up using the whole page.

The path that brought me to Lethal Halo was a convoluted one. I had taken a break from music and my other bands (epos, Zombie Nixon) in an attempt to rearrange the other parts of my life in such a way that I could be happy, healthy and productive. It shouldn't surprise anyone that this plan backfired. My physical and, particularly, mental health deteriorated to a dangerous point. The only solution I could come up with was to do the opposite; to keep myself so busy with music that I wouldn't have time to be depressed and would be too excited about all my projects to feel suicidal. I'm writing this so it seems to have worked.

Once I decided this, fate / divine providence / metaphysics took over. I saw Emine, Allan and my predecessor Duke Nolan performing with their respective side projects. I learned from our conversation that night that Duke would be leaving Lethal Halo and they were searching for a new vocalist. I felt that I could be of assistance and after a few largely successful and highly entertaining jam sessions, I think I can safely say that we all felt it was right.

I think what excites me most about being in Lethal Halo is that our influences include so many different kinds of music that it is natural for us to write music that sounds like nothing else. We plan to do so for years to come. Hopefully you'll all keep listening.

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