WELCOME TO QUARANTINE TALK, WHERE WE’VE HELD VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS WITH ARTIST’S & GROUPS FROM AROUND THE WORLD VIA ZOOM, EMAIL, SOCIAL MEDIA EVEN PLAIN OLD PHONE CONVERSATIONS.
WELCOME TO THE 20TH EDITION OF QUARANTINE TALK.
THE ARTIST WE HAVE TODAY IS IMMORTALIZER FROM Ontario, Ottawa.
YOU CAN CHECK OUT OUR CONVERSATION DOWN BELOW.
Who Is Immortalizer?
SOMag: What are your Names? where you’re from and what first got you interested in the
I: My name is Dave D.R. I’m originally from Ottawa, Ontario. My interest in music began when I was
very young, My uncle was a professional drummer in the 80’s and 90’s and he was a huge influence
on me, By the time I was 7 years old I knew music was my path in life.
SOMag: Who and/or what inspires you to create?
I: I find inspiration everywhere. From my past, day to day life, horror films, literature, and the list goes
on. I like to write about things I’ve experienced first hand, but I’ll write songs about anything of
SOMag: How would you describe your sound?
I: I think the best way to describe it is classic style Heavy Metal, with a bit of contemporary Metal
mixed in as well.
SOMag: What is your creative process like?
I: Most of the time everything begins with me jamming on guitar. I’ll just be improvising and suddenly
I’ll play a riff that really stands out and as I play I start to get ideas for lyrics and the full
orchestration. I later use those as a guide when I’m recording. Sometimes a cool bass riff or
keyboard riff can start things off as well. It’s one of the upsides of being a multi-instrumentalist.
SOMag: What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
I: I would love to collaborate with Ralf Scheepers, Rob Halford, Biff Byford, Kai Hansen, Andi Deris,
Steve Harris, Michael Schenker and several others!
SOMag: What is one message you would give to your supporters?
I: Thank you so much for supporting Immortalizer. It’s Metalheads like you that help keep me going
and I’m extremely grateful to you all! \m/
SOMag: What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
I: That’s a good question. I consider music to be my greatest talent/skill of course, but aside from
music I think I would have to say my drawing ability. I’ve always loved to draw. I love designing
album covers and I design my tattoos as well.
SOMag: What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
I: I think I would probably be making films. I’ve always loved movies and I considered a career in film. I
even went to film school for a short time before permanently setting my sights on music.
SOMag: Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
I: I greatly admired Lemmy of Motörhead. His I live my life my way attitude always resonated with me.
I also greatly admired his distinctive bass playing style and his song writing ability. I also greatly
admire Ralf Scheepers. His passion for Metal is truly inspiring. Not to mention his legendary vocal
ability. He is one of the best Metal singers of all time in my opinion.
Rob Halford is definitely another person I greatly admire. For his incredible vocal talents and his
courage. It took a lot of guts to be one of the first openly gay Metal stars despite the risks to his
career. The full list would be far too long, but I’d say those are the top three.
SOMag: What is the best advice you’ve been given?
I: I think the best advice I’ve ever been given came from my uncle Paul when I was a kid. He told me to
never give up on my dreams and to not listen to anyone who tries to put you down and tell you you
can’t succeed in music.
SOMag: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I: Hmmm, that’s a tough one. I would love to see more music venues, (bars and music halls) opening
back up and having live music so bands have more places to play live.
SOMag: What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
I: Well, I plan to continue writing and recording my full-length album as I search for the right label and
management company to help propel Immortalizer to new heights! By this time next year I hope to
have finished the album and found a band to be able to play shows and tour as well as grow as a
SOMag: What is your social media? How can people get in contact with you?
I: You can find Immortalizer on Facebook and Twitter, as well as iTunes, Spotify and SoundCloud. (See
links below) For contact info you can visit the official website www.ImmortalizerMusic.com or by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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