Concert Crap: Can you talk about a brief history of the band?
Eric Gynan: Hey man, sure and nice to meet! Leaving Eden, Boston, MA, fronted by Eve (guitar), Eric (bass), Johnny and Ryan (drums). Leaving Eden has toured the USA, UK and Canada, sharing the stage with hundreds of the biggest national bands in the world including; Lacuna Coil, In This Moment, Black Sabbath (Heaven & Hell), Ronnie James Dio, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZTop, Puddle of Mudd, Korn, Killswitch Engage, BuckCherry (Jefferson Starship, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Country Joe, 10 Years After, 40th Anniversary Woodstock) Shinedown, Dropkick Murphys, Alice in Chains, Papa Roach, Bret Micheals, Halestorm, Theory of a Deadman, Avenged Sevenfold, Seether, Hell Yeah, Trapt, Dope, Soil, Fuel, Queensryche, Saving Abel, Hinder, Damage Plan, Sevendust, Sebastian Bach, SoulFly, Days of the New, NonPoint, DrowningPool, The Misfits, The Butcher Babies, Collective Soul, MushroomHead, Mudvayne, Chevelle, Godsmack, Powerman 5000, 10Years, Taproot, Gin Blossoms, Michael Schenker (UFO, MSG & The Scorpions) Herman Rarebell (The Scorpions), Nicko McBrain (Iron Maiden), Kittie, One eyed doll, Uncle Kracker, Tremonti (Creed/Alterbridge) Lamb of God, Slayer, Stone Sour, Motorhead, Blackstone Cherry, HOOKERS & BLOW featuring GUNS N’ ROSES, QUIET RIOT, W.A.S.P. Members, Steven Tyler, Ted Nugent, Lita Ford, LA Guns, Trixter, Warrant, Apocalyptic Review (featuring members of Godsmack) & many more.
CC: What does your band name mean?
EG: Well here we are in Eden, this whole place and wouldn’t it be nice to also go somewhere else, thus Leaving Eden. We have a self titled song “Leaving Eden” as well.
CC: Who are some of your musical inspirations?
EG: Ryan`~Suicidal Tendencies, Johnny~Kiss, Eve~ Janis Joplin, Myself~Sabbath
CC: Who would you like to tour with realistically and un realistically?
EG: Well anything is realistic to us but Megadeath and Kiss.
CC: What does the rest of 2016 have in store for you guys?
EG: We are on tour in Canada, USA the off to Europe baby!
CC: Is there anything else you’d like to say to your fans or anyone that may be reading this interview at all?
EG: Sure, our album Pinnacle released by Rock Avenue Records, USA is available anywhere online. Listen to Leaving Eden on Spotify, Pandora, Anywhere really! We only wish ya the best here from Boston, MA and we hope ta see ya on the other side.
All questions answered by Eric Gynan.
Post and interview by Corey Kleinsasser
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