Intervals (band)

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Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Progressive metal, djent, instrumental
Years active 2011–present
Associated acts The HAARP Machine, Raunchy, Skyharbor, Jeff Loomis, Marty Friedman, Monuments, Destiny Potato, Plini
Members Aaron Marshall
Past members Mike Semesky
Lukas Guyader
Anup Sastry
Matt De Luca

Intervals is a progressive metal band hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The band became purely instrumental in late 2013. Intervals has toured throughout Canada and the United States with bands such as Protest The Hero, Between The Buried and Me and The Contortionist. The band has released two EPs, The Space Between (2011) and In Time (2012).[1] The band released its debut album (featuring vocals) A Voice Within on March 4th, 2014, which was followed by the instrumental The Shape of Colour on December 4th, 2015.


Formation and The Space Between EP (2011–2012)[edit]

Intervals was formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2011, as a creative outlet for guitarist Aaron Marshall after quitting his previous band, "Speak of the Devil".[2] He recorded and programmed all the parts for The Space Between himself in his home studio; it was mixed and mastered by Adam "Nolly" Getgood of Periphery and released independently, on December 20, 2011. Marshall attempted to form a full band (including a vocalist), with the intention of turning Intervals into a touring act; but failed to do so.

In Time EP (2012–2013)[edit]

With the release of their 2nd EP In Time on October 30, 2012, Marshall was joined by Olly Steele (Monuments) and David Maxim Micic (Destiny Potato). This EP received a 4.0/Excellent rating via Sputnik Music and stated that the band were "a very talented instrumental progressive metal band."[3] The band released a music video for "Epiphany" on April 25, 2013 via Guitar World promotion and YouTube.[4] Following the success of In Time, the band gained endorsement deals from Ernie Ball Music Man, Pearl Drums, Meinl Cymbals, Toontrack, InTune Guitar Picks, and Gruv Gear.[5] Marshall also released playthroughs and lessons for certain songs from the EP.[6][7]

A Voice Within (2013–2015)[edit]

On September 14, 2013, Intervals announced they would be entering the studio with Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Structures, Counterparts) on November 4, 2013 to begin tracking their upcoming release.[8] Following the studio, Intervals were scheduled to tour Europe (January - February 2014) with Protest The Hero, TesseracT, and The Safety Fire.[9] On December 30, 2013, it was announced that bassist Mike Semesky would be changing his role in the band and provide vocals on the new album: as a result, the album's bass tracks were handled equally by Aaron and Jordan. The band released Semesky's vocal debut in the form of new single ‘Ephemeral’ via, as well as revealing that the new album would be titled A Voice Within.[10] Due to the need for Semesky to focus entirely on his vocal performance live, the band hired Henry Selva (formerly of The Human Abstract) as live bassist for their upcoming tours. Semesky provided comments on the announcement:

"I'm extremely happy to announce that I am the singer of Intervals. I joined the band on bass in early 2013, but after writing and experimenting with vocals over demos of the band's new material, the four of us knew that that was the direction we were meant to go. I feel so blessed to be a part of such a talented group of musicians and I'm extremely proud of the album we all worked so hard on. We can't wait for you all to hear it!"[10]

The band released a second song from the album, "The Escape", on January 23, 2014. They also announced that the album would be released on March 4, 2014.[11] On 26 February, the band announced that they would be releasing one new song from the album per day until the day of the album's release; the first of these songs was "The Self Surrendered".[12]

On November 25, 2014, it was announced that Mike Semesky had left the band. An instrumental version of A Voice Within was released on Bandcamp on March 3, 2015.

The Shape of Colour (2015–present)[edit]

On June 23, 2015, Lukas and Anup announced on Facebook that they are no longer a part of Intervals. This separation was caused by different expectations about the direction of Intervals (instrumental music or not). Aaron is currently the only member of the band, but the next album will feature Cameron McLellan (Protest The Hero) on bass guitar, and Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour, Periphery, Sky Eats Airplane) on drums.[2] The album entitled The Shape of Colour was released in December 4, 2015.[13]


  • Participated in The Contortionist's Canadian tour (October 2012)
  • Participated in a headlining eastern Canadian tour (December 2012)
  • Participated in support of Between The Buried and Me in Canada (February 2013)
  • Participated in support of Structures, Texas In July, and Northlane in Canada (April 2013)[4]
  • Participated in support of Misery Signals in the United States and Canada (June 2013)
  • Participated in support of Protest The Hero, TesseracT, and The Safety Fire in Europe & the UK. (January - February 2014)[9]
  • Participated in support of Protest The Hero, Battlecross and The Safety Fire in America.[12]
  • Participated in support of Periphery and The Contortionist
  • Participated in support of Animals As Leaders (summer 2016)

Band members[edit]

Current members
  • Aaron Marshall - guitar (2011–present)
Past members
  • Matt De Luca - bass (2011–2012)
  • Mike Semesky - vocals (now in Rest Among Ruins, Ordinance, Raunchy, ex-Haunted Shores, ex-Star Monarchy, ex-Memoirs, ex-The HAARP Machine) (2013-2014; live bass, 2013)
  • Lukas Guyader - guitar (2011–2015)
  • Anup Sastry - drums, percussion (ex-Monuments, ex-Jeff Loomis, ex-Skyharbor) (2011–2015)
Live members
  • Henry Selva - bass (2014) [14]
  • Plini Roessler-Holgate - guitar (Plini) (2016–present)
  • Nathan Bulla - drums (2016–present)
  • Simon Grove - bass (2016–present)
  • Sam Jacobs - guitar (2016–present)



Studio albums
  • The Space Between (2011)
  • In Time (2012)
  • Epiphany (2013)
  • Ephemeral (2013)

Music videos[edit]

  • Epiphany (2013)
  • Moment Marauder (2014)
  • The Escape (2014)
  • Siren Sound (2014)
  • I'm Awake (2016)
  • Libra (2017)


  1. ^ "Intervals". Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Intervals Drastically Revamp Lineup, Working On New Album With Darkest Hour & Protest The Hero Members". The PRP. 23 June 2015. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Intervals - In Time". 2013-10-23. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  4. ^ a b "Exclusive: Intervals Premiere "Epiphany" Music Video". 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Guest List: Intervals Guitarist Aaron Marshall Picks His Five Favorite Pieces of Gear". 2012-12-20. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  6. ^ "Intervals: Aaron Marshall "Mata Hari" Intro Riff Lesson". 2012-11-29. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  7. ^ "Exclusive Play-Through Video: Intervals — "Alchemy"". 2013-03-27. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  8. ^ "Intervals prepare to record new album". 2013-09-15. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  9. ^ a b "Intervals To Record New Album In November". 2013-09-14. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  10. ^ a b "Exclusive: Intervals Premiere New Song, "Ephemeral"". 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  11. ^ "INTERVALS: New Song "The Escape" Available For Streaming". 2014-01-23. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  12. ^ a b "Exclusive: Intervals Premier New Song, "The Self Surrendered" It was announced on November 25, 2014 on their Facebook that Mike Semesky is parting ways with the band.". 2014-02-26. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  13. ^ Kennelty, Greg. "INTERVALS To Release All-Instrumental New Album The Shape Of Color This December". Metal Injection. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "INTERVALS". Retrieved 2016-04-17. 

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