INTERVIEW: Alex Canion – Voyager

Interview by Sarah Anne Warner


Perth prog band Voyager have a new album titled “V” so we caught up with bassist Alex Canion to discuss the latest release as well as dive into a bit of history of the band.


Metal-Roos: Where did the story of Voyager start?

Voyager started back in 1999 as a university pet project band conceived by Danny Estrin, who is the last remaining original member of the band. Initially, Voyager just wanted to be a sort of Gamma Ray power metal band as there was nothing like that in Perth at the time and it just evolved from there to where we are now. And here we are, close to fifteen years later, in 2014.

Metal-Roos: Who are the current members of Voyager, their roles in the band and where do they hail from?

There is myself, Alex Canion. I play bass and was born and raised here in Perth, the product of an English mother and American father… so I am pretty much total evil (laughs). There is Daniel Estrin, who is a German-born musician and our vocalist and keyboard player. Voyager is kind of his baby. We have guitarist, Scott Kay, who hails from Perth and Simone Dow, our female guitar player, who was born in Falkirk in Scotland. And then there is Ashley Doodkorte on drums, who was also born in Perth, but is of Dutch heritage. All of us nowadays are based in Perth, Western Australia.

Metal-Roos: What label is Voyager currently signed too?

We are currently experimenting with our own label IAV Records – I Am Voyager – which is named after the recent Kickstarter campaign. So as such, we are not currently signed to a label but we do use various labels for distribution and things like that.

Metal-Roos: And previously?

Previously we had been with predominantly European labels, including DVS Records for the first album ‘Element V’, which is a Dutch independent label specializing in progressive metal. We were also with German label, Dockyard 1, for ‘UniVers’ and ‘I Am The Revolution’ and then Sensory Records for ‘The Meaning of I’, which is based in New Jersey, USA.

Metal-Roos: Where did the name ‘Voyager’ originate from? What was the inspiration?

From what I am told – as this is well before my time – the name ‘Voyager’ was supposed to symbolize a musical journey. I think what they wanted to encompass with such a name was something quite epic. For some reason they also decided to go with a Star Trek-looking font as well… which somewhat confused people and made everyone think it was some kind of Star Trek band (laughs).

Metal-Roos: Progressive metal blends elements of heavy metal and progressive rock, taking the loud, aggressive and amplified electric-guitar driven sound of the former, with the more experimental, complex and pseudo-classical compositions of the latter. Post the 1990’s, do you consider prog metal to still be a largely underground genre, particularly in the Australian metal scene?

It’s a bit of a strange one because progressive metal is not a sub-genre that is particularly mainstream. It seems to be more a genre for the people who are willing to take the time to investigate metal a little closer. I, myself, have actually never been a huge fan of progressive metal and while I do have some bands that I listen to and am very fond of, I certainly don’t actively listen too much of it. Perhaps progressive metal has already had its time in a massive spotlight but all I can say is that it is definitely an acquired taste. What we try and do in Voyager is take the progressive elements that we do love – big soundscapes and really fast- paced song structures – and make it into something that is catchy and something that people are going to latch onto easily. I think the trap a lot of progressive metal bands fall into is that they play music for the sake of playing music or rather they play music for musicians to enjoy.

Metal-Roos: And on the topic of progressive metal / experimental music discussion, from what artists or musical projects does Voyager draw inspiration and influence from in terms of sound?

It seems to have varied over the years as we progressed as people ourselves. I mean, my music taste is completely different to how it was four years ago… it changes now even by the month. We are a band that likes to evolve and progress but I would say the main influences, or at least the ones that have been most prominent and long lasting, is stuff like Devin Townsend, Type O Negative, Opeth and Soilwork. For example, ‘UniVers’ has a massive Type O Negative influence, which is quite strange considering we are labeled a progressive metal band… like, where is that correlation you know? (laughs). I have always labeled us as kind of “melodic metal” because I don’t wholly consider us to be a progressive metal band per se. A lot of people associate that genre with bands like Dream Theater and Pagan’s Mind, where it is all very instrumental to a large degree. I like to think of us as more a metal band that wants to write pop tunes… but we just love electronica too much to allow ourselves to go the full extent. You know, I think the genre label we should really go with is Epic Electro Progessive Melodic Power Pop Metal or something like that (laughs) . That was some ridiculous amalgamation of everything that one reviewer came up with and we just thought we would run with it because it’s so hilarious. And in the spirit of that, we actually have a t – shirt coming out soon with Danny holding a keytar on the front of it… just for the laughs.

Metal-Roos: Who is the creative force behind Voyager? Or is it more a collaborative effort?

Voyager has always been Danny’s baby and I think it probably still is to some extent, or at least in that he has definitely been doing this the longest. But the last two albums has been a hugely collaborative effort and we’ve all brought stuff to the table. I wrote the ‘The Meaning of I’, the title track from the last album, in Scotland… on a tiny, little baby guitar in the snow of all things! I have also brought some riffs to this new album. We all have. The great thing about Voyager is that everyone can pick up things really fast and there is just a great musical dynamic. And I think we can do that because the line up now is just so confident in our own abilities… and I don’t say that to sound egotistical, I mean that in the sense that we are just all on the same page. We are able to just write together in and if there is an idea that comes up, it can usually be fleshed out in the jam room that night.

Metal-Roos: The lyrical content of Voyager’s past songs explore something that may be described as nihilistic subject matter – such as life, depression and humanity. What inspires the lyrical content… is it an organic or experimental process or does the lyrical content derive from real world inspirations or personal world views?

Probably all of the above really. Danny is the lyricist and we don’t really touch that side of things. He’s allowed to do whatever he wants and he is generally just left to his own devices. As a musician, Danny is definitely one of my favourite lyricists because I think Danny seems to wear his heart on his sleeve lyrically a lot. Even before I joined the band and was just hanging out with these guys, I could always tell what he was going through by the song that he had just written. It was always very transparent to his certain plights of the moment. In terms of albums, ‘Element V’ was very conceptual and is about forming economies and life on other planets and things like that. It is very cosmic armageddon Part I and Part II. Real power metal style. I think ‘UniVers’ was a lot more about a relationship… you know, with tracks like ‘Sober’ and ‘One More Time’. ‘I Am The Revolution’ is very much based on politics and media saturation and ‘Lost’ , which is one of the singles from that album, is a great example of that. It is very dystopian and very 1984. ‘The Meaning of I’ was very introspective and was probably the most depressing album content wise. This recent album is a lot more focused. Like I said, we all go through different stuff as we get older and everything becomes a bit different. Perspectives change and so how you deal with things also changes and this always rubs off in the lyrics. But I think if anyone wants to really know what it is about, just look in the lyrics… you’ll find what you are looking for. It is very much open to interpretation.

Metal-Roos: Post the release of ‘Element V’ in 2004, Voyager secured its first major support, opening for Steve Vai in Perth. What other big names has Voyager played with since this time?

We have played with Nightwish in Perth, which was a big one. We have also played with the likes of Soilwork, Devin Townsend and Children of Bodom. We were supposed to support Yngwie Malmsteem… unfortunately that didn’t end up happening for various reasons. We were also supposed to support Toto when they came through, but there stage production was too big and we had to be pulled at the last minute. Let’s see. We’ve toured with Alestorm around Australia with Rhapsody of Fire in the US. We also supported House of Lords in Germany, who were the first band signed to Gene Simmons label in the 1980’… so that was pretty big! We also played Hammersonic, supporting bands like Cradle of Filth and such. Recently, we’ve played with Finnish heavy metal band Amorphis and we’re about to support Protest the Hero in Perth.

Metal-Roos: The second album ‘UniVers’ was released in 2008 and received critical acclaim. Shortly after the album’s release, Voyager parted ways with former bass player, Melissa Fiocco, and you took over the helm at just 18 years of age. Can you tell us a little about you and your musical journey?

Well, falling into Voyager was quite a lucky thing… I was just in the right place at the right time. I had been playing in Psychonaut at the time but had been jamming with Voyager heavily, so they knew me as a kind of provision bass player I guess. I have always really liked Voyager as a band anyway and I actually saw them live in 2003 at HQ at a Whammy show… I was probably about 14 at that time though. But yeah, in terms of the split, the former bass player, Mel, was having some issues and there were probably some arguments at the time. I don’t know… I guess it just wasn’t the time for her to be in the band, for whatever reason. All of that has been resolved now and we’re all still close friends. Anyway, I was there, I knew the band, I had jammed with the guitarists, I knew all the songs and being like 18-19 at the time, I was very ambitious and came to really show my worth. So I had a jam with them and yeah… it just happened. I played my first show with Voyager as a secret gig at The Castle under the name of ‘Slagroom’ or something, which is a German or Dutch word I think. We were changing up the elements of how we played and wanted to test out our live sequencing, so in case we fucked it up, we wanted to play to a smaller audience first (laughs). Following that, we did an east coast tour in Melbourne and Sydney and then a couple of months later, I was playing with these guys in Europe. That was huge! It meant the world to me as a young 19- year-old guy, being brought into a band and then POW… I’m living the dream!

Metal-Roos: So what is your musical background pre Voyager?

My dad’s a bass player and my mum is a singer. I was in utero when they were playing gigs, up until the time mum was around 8 months… so I guess it is kind of in the blood. I’m a drummer deep down. I had a drum kit when I was younger and I used to get sprayed with a hose by an elderly neighbour who used to hate me playing. So I guess I was quickly dissuaded from that one (laughs). I started playing bass and jamming with some friends from school before getting into Metallica and Pantera and the other usual stepping stones to progressing to the really heavy stuff. I then started playing in a band called ‘Seraphim’ and got to know the Perth scene and this is now my tenth year playing on the live scene. I also played in a band called Noctus in 2006, which I joined shortly after I joined Voyager. That was more a progressive doom metal project. I was also in Pyschonaut for about two or three years and also a band called Inter Alia, with the former Pathogen vocalist, Mike Lenane.

Metal-Roos: With an impressive history of Australian music awards, as well as many “Album of the Month” titles in the music press in Romania, Finland, Italy, Germany and Belgium, it seems Voyager’s energetic live shows have well and truly captured the hearts of the European audience. We know you guys were the first Oz band to ever be invited to play at the prestigious PROGPOWER USA festival in 2011… how has the band been received in the States since that time? Are you receiving much love from the punters?

Funnily enough, our main fan base mostly comes out of the United States. We always assumed that because there was a lot of prog and power metal coming out of Europe, coupled with the fact that our sound was very, very European in influence around the first few albums, that naturally our fan base would be based in Europe. But that all kind of changed when we got invited to play the ProgPower Festival in Atlanta and now we have this legion of fans there that are just so loving towards us as a band and are deeply into their prog metal. The State’s have had the latest dose of Voyager so they are probably going to be the fan base that are most into our latest stuff. We haven’t been back to Europe since that initial ProgPower tour that was cancelled on us, although we ended up playing some shows through Europe in 2008. We are due to go back there at the end of the year… hopefully for around a month. But there is more details on that to come!

Metal-Roos: What is touring life like in a successful band? Is it chaotic or are do you guys thrive in your absolute element playing live shows?

With touring… you’re either built for it or you are not. It’s about endurance and sometimes it can be very disjointed… but it’s just the way it has got to be. We love it! We always try to make the live shows as entertaining as possible and we always have fun on stage. I think it all fundamentally boils down to us as people. We are all very grounded individuals and we really appreciate people, so when we are up there, we are all just like wow! People are actually allowing us to do our thing for them and they are enjoying it. At the end of the day, I think people get into it because we are being ourselves and are just having so much fun. There is no false pretenses. We can muck around on stage and have the best time and kind of express who we truly are. We just love performing. Love it. We are absolutely in our element on stage.

Metal-Roos: So is it free flow on stage or do you have choreographed moves (laughs)?

No. No it’s not (laughs). I would love to get to a point where we have a stage production… but normally at the venues we do, we just set-up wherever we can out the back and get out there and just do it. And like I said before, we are just so thankful to be ABLE to do it! We are very experienced musicians in our own right and we don’t have the problems younger bands may. Any issues that happen on stage will generally be completely out of our hands and we all have each others backs in that regard.




Metal-Roos: Since the release of ‘Element V’ in 2004 and ‘uniVerse’ in 2007, Voyager has released three more albums… ‘I AM THE REVOLUTION’ in 2009, ‘THE MEANING OF I’ in 2011 and the latest offering of ‘V’ in June 2014. From an inside perspective, can you explain in your own words what the evolution of Voyager’s sound and vision has been throughout each of these albums… what path is the band forging? Is it the path less travelled?

I think we have always definitely tried to go down the path less travelled because that keeps it interesting for everyone. In perspective, I think ‘I Am The Revolution’ was very much about how whittly (?) we can get but also how catchy we can get at the same time. Songs like ‘I’m Lost’ which is just so simple. But then we have other songs like ‘To The other Side and ‘I Am the Revolution’… it’s all very prog metal. I have found a lot of our proghead fans really dig that album. Funnily enough, that’s probably the least favourite album of all of ours! Just the overall sound, you know… we dislike the production now and we don’t like listening to it so much now (laughs). ‘The Meaning of I’ was an attempt to kind of concentrate the essence of Voyager in a cocktail of catchy, melodic, poppy and heavy… although we seem to get heavier with each release. The latest album is the heaviest Voyager album by far. We’ve taken a much more modern metal approach and while it is controversial to say, we have almost taken elements from djent. I guess how I would describe the latest offering is that we have taken all the elements that we have always tried to get, and instead of offering it on a nice platter, we have scrunched it up in our fist and have just tried to punch the listener in the face with it. It’s a bit more of a statement I guess (laughs).

Metal-Roos: Voyager’s diverse style of music incorporates all facets of the musical spectrum into its melodic metal sound. The band has received both strong praise and criticism for this signature in the past, with some critics describing your sound as “hook laden progressive metal”. What do you say to those critics?

I say great! (laughs) One thing we all agree on is that whenever we do shows or release albums, we will totally accept any constructive criticism. If people want to rag out on us, that is fine… as long as there is a valid reason for it. You would be totally justified in saying “man, that was so great, but the guitars sounded really shit tonight for this reason”, or “it sounded crap” or even if the production on one of the albums was bad objectively, or even subjectively! It’s cool, we totally get that. It’s when people say “it’s shit” and you ask why and they are like “oh… it just is.” Or it’s pussy. Or it’s not heavy enough. At the end of the day, as long as you have a reason, then we are totally open to constructive criticism and even grateful for it ! After all, it’s the negative reviews that really are the most helpful for us. On the other hand, we need to be selfish about it to some extent and just do what we want to do.

Metal-Roos: At the end of 2013, Voyager unveiled a crowd funding Kickstarter campaign for the recently released fifth full – length studio album ‘V’, including pre-production recordings of new songs. How successful was the campaign?

It was incredibly successful! We set a target for $10,000 and that was the minimum we wanted to raise. We hit that target in three days… which was just absolutely stellar. We did not ever expect that. By the end of the month long campaign, we had almost doubled that… so we ended up with almost $19,000 all up. It was probably one of the most humbling experiences we have ever had. Actually, you know what, it’s probably THE single most humbling experience we have had as a band, particularly as we were so apprehensive about this whole model. As a band, we think the music industry is just so convoluted and is currently fraught with many issues. We have always tried our best to make downloads available for people or try and give our music to people in various mediums that they can appreciate it. So to know that we had these people out there who were willing to hand over their money before they had even gotten anything in return for it was very humbling.

Metal-Roos: So it would seem this strategy was an overwhelming success, with the added bonus of the band maintaining complete creative control! What is your opinion on Kickstarter campaigns as an emerging strategy for bands in terms of funding and promotion? What are the pros and cons?

It is a fantastic model, although there is some stigma still attached to it. Some people consider it begging. I know I did when the first suggestion of it came up! I mean, it was a bit new and daunting and it wasn’t so widespread… at least for bands anyway. It was terrifying! I mean you put yourselves out there and put the bar at a sum of say $10,000 dollars, completely expecting not to be hitting that target. I think it’s definitely a step in the right direction, but I fear – and I could be completely wrong and I kind of hope that I am – that it might become a way of funding things that people get sick of really quickly, where they feel that perhaps they have done enough already. You know, like if you make a sizeable donation to any charity, I think people instinctively feel if someone asks them for something more they think “no. I’ve already done my part”, you know what I mean? So in years to come, I don’t know how well this crowd funding stuff will work. I think we just hit it at the right time. I mean, it’s a new thing, everyone wants to get involved… but in reality, it was the only step we could take. There’s just no money. It’s crazy! We’re not in 1980’s or the 1990’s, where these units are being shipped… now you can just get it at a click of a button for nothing.

Metal-Roos: The band’s fifth full-length studio album ‘V’ was released on the 3rd June 2014. Infectious hooks, chunky groove-laden guitar work and a pulsating rhythm section has been key elements of the older albums but ‘V’ has been described as an album that enters foreign realms. So what can we expect from Voyager this time round in terms of sound?

I think we actually still have all of those things… we have just injected it with steroids! I know in terms of production, we have taken a way different turn from the European style. ‘The Meaning Of I’ was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren in Sweden, who has done Opeth, Catatonia, Symphony X… you name it, he’s done it! And from an audio perspective that was great, but we wanted something a bit more aggressive this time around. We ended up going with Matt Templeman, who is bass player in a band called ‘Statues’ with Scott – a kind of noise punk hardcore band from Perth. His style is metalcore and most of the bands that he does are metalcore. They all have that really huge sounding, up front, American-style production, where everything is super loud and crisp. So this album is a lot more balls-to-the-wall… it’s a lot more balls-to – the-wall than Voyager has ever been production wise. There is also a lot of groove in this album , mostly because as a guitarist, Simone loves groove – based stuff and Scott is also very groove conscious. So I think in terms of the foreign realms, we’ve gotten heavier. We’ve taken all of that and just bumped it up 1000%.

Metal-Roos: Can you give us some insight into the creative vision of this album? What is it about?

This album is a lot more loose conceptually than, for example, ‘I Am The Revolution’ or ‘UniVerse’, or even ‘The Meaning Of Eye’. I mean, they all are loosely conceptual and you can kind of piece of them together how you will but I think this album just stands more on its own. It’s less about one single thing and more about a collection of things. There is a song called ‘Peace Keeper’ which is a song I can personally relate to and is about being that neutral person who is always trying to keep the peace between people, perhaps not standing up for yourself when you should and being taken advantage of. There is also a politically- charged song and while I don’t really like to bring things like politics into it, I think it is almost an open letter to Tony Abbott. So yeah… there is a lot in there for everyone.

Metal-Roos: And how has ‘V’ been received thus far on the local front?

Really, really well! All the reviews we have been getting on ‘V’ have mostly been top marks and really quite positive. Australians seem to like bands that do well overseas before they fully embrace them… but we’ve been doing this for so long, so people do know us. They may just latch onto a particular album and keep that as a favourite but for the most part, Australians are very open- minded so we do have a very loyal fan base here.

Metal-Roos: And internationally?

We’ve had fantastic feedback from overseas. The American audience seem to love it. And there is also positive reviews coming out of Europe and the UK in particular, which are the territories we have kind of been missing out on for the last few years. We’re just planning on hammering them with it! But yes, it’s all been very positive, which is always a good sign!

Metal-Roos: Opening the album is the track ‘Hyperventilating’, a song that immediately kicks the album into high gear. What is this track about? More specifically, can you describe what the band was aiming for in terms of sound exploration in this track?

Total steroid injection! (laughs). Danny had written the main part on his keyboards, as it is in the intro. When he brought it in, he probably wasn’t expecting how we all just played along with it and how it turned out to just be ultra groovy. This is the first album Voyager has tuned down on the guitars to B. I have always tuned down to low A, which for people who know music, is very low. But the guitars have always been E drop D… so yeah, the lower tuned guitars definitely make for a heavier sound and is why this track is so syncopated.

Metal-Roos: ‘Breaking Down’ was the first single released from the ‘V’ album and has an emphasis on the vocals, keys and synths. What is this track about?

I think this song is probably a depressing anthem to some extent (laughs). We never wrote it intending it to be a single, it just kind of happened to fall into that category. Generally, when we have these all played out and demoed, we can then look back at them and then go yes… this is definitely single material.

Metal-Roos: The track ‘Beautiful Mind’ features the stunning guest vocals of Zemyna Kuliukas. Can you give us some further insight about this track… what is it about? Who is Zemyna Kuliukas?

We often do competitions for bands to open for us, you know, to give them a shot at playing at Amps or a venue that they maybe wouldn’t be normally playing at. Zemyna was the vocalist in one of those bands and supported us at one of those gigs. We all heard the band play and we all noted she had a really nice voice. It was either Scott or Danny who suggested – I think it was Danny – that they wanted a female vocal part in this song. So yeah, Zemyna’s name came up in discussions and so she just went in and did it!

Metal-Roos: Track 11 on the new album is a re-make of the song ‘The Morning Light’ from Voyager’s debut album?

It was. It is a song that has kind of remained a staple in our set list since the beginning and it’s one of our most popular songs. Everyone really loves it and over the years, no matter how much we have been writing new material, it has always fit really well with us. Everyone sort of knows ‘Element V’ as being the “crappy produced album” (laughs). I mean, for the time, it was ok, but now it’s just really raw and dodgy. I still love the album! I really do. But I think what I’m trying to say is that we have always imagined that song with up- to- date recording. So to hear it with modern production was just something we really wanted to do. It was something cool and something a little bit different.

Metal-Roos: What is your favourite track from ‘V’ and why?

I think my favourite would have to be ‘Seasons of Age’, which is the last track. I just like the chord structure because it uses a lot of whole tones. I like playing the bass on that, it’s very fun and thumpy to play. It’s also just a really dark song and it has some really epic guitar solos in there. It has that level between being both fun and dark that I love about Voyager and there is a huge Type O Negative-style breakdown at the end.

Metal-Roos: So where can fans pick up a copy of the new album ‘V’?

You should be able to pick it up everywhere. If you are a fan of downloading stuff, you can get it from our website or from bandcamp. We always try and encourage downloads directly from us because the band gets all the funds. Spotify is evil and a nightmare for us!

Metal-Roos: And while on the topic, Voyager are one of the few metal bands whose albums are made available for full download purchase from the band’s website, a trend which is prevalent in the electronic music industry but until only recently, had largely been rejected in the metal world. What is your opinion on the new age of music in the digital era, particularly in terms of distribution?

Well, CDs are definitely dying a slow death. I think CD’s sound better but they are not nearly as convenient. I think it really is only the metal crowd that seem to appreciate them still (laughs). As part of the kickstarter campaign, we did a level for vinyl so we’ll be doing a vinyl soon as well. This is a really foreign and strange concept to me. Vinyls are kind of in vogue and underground, but Voyager is such a futuristic and digital -sounding band and I don’t really know how the sound will translate in that format. I don’t know… it could be cool. People like the novelty (shrugs).

Metal-Roos: And just a few more questions… What is your favourite guitar and do you have any instrumental endorsements?

I play guitar and bass, so that’s a bit of a hard one. I am endorsed by Mayonez Guitar and Basses. I have got two of their basses and they are just absolutely killer. I love them. I also have a 1950’s style Fender Stratocaster which I adore… but it changes with every month (laughs).

Metal-Roos: And what about the other members of the band?

Yeah. Simone and Scott I believe are endorsed by Ibanez Guitars. We are all endorsed by Ernie Ball strings. Ash has a Tama and Acquarian endorsement. As a band, we have a Mackie endorsement for sound gear and stuff like that.

Metal-Roos: So how is the rest of 2014 shaping up for Voyager? What and where is next on the agenda for Voyager in terms of touring and promotion of ‘V’ and such?

We are promoting ‘V’ as hard as we can… harder than we ever have before. We’ve got Prog Power in Europe lined up in the Netherlands in October and also hopefully a month long tour in the UK and across the rest of Europe. Next year, we are hoping to get back to the US. At the moment, there is a lot of stuff on the drawing board and we just have to push it as hard as we can. In the immediate future, we’ll be in the east coast soon, starting next week in fact, where we are being supported by Caligula’s Horse, which is a really cool progressive alternative rock band from Brisbane.

Metal-Roos: And finally, what are the future musical aspirations for Voyager as a collective unit and indeed, for yourself as a musician?

We are all very keen to make Voyager as big as possible! I think for any musician in an original band, the ultimate goal is to make it your bread and butter, to make it your life and your livelihood. We’ve been doing Voyager so long now that I think our expectations are in check. We just want to play everywhere. And we will! As long as we can break even. As I’m sure you know, the state of touring bands and the music industry is so weird at the moment and we really need to be on the cutting edge of doing as much as we can to keep this going, such as relying on the Kickstarter model and such. At the end of the day, I would love to see Voyager just headlining shows around the world. I would love to tour with a band like Muse as they are a very eclectic band. But we are all dead keen for anything. Music is our life… for all of us in Voyager. Personally, I have recently made music my income. I do solo cover gigs and I’m currently writing my own EP . So in amongst all of this with Voyager, I’ve just been trying to earn a good income and release my own stuff. But yes, I will be playing music regardless of what happens with Voyager. I’m just lucky in that Voyager has had a fair bit of success, given where we are from and given our genre, so we’ll probably continue to do it until we can’t!

Metal-Roos: And that’s a wrap! Thank you Mr Alex Canion for taking some time out with us today. It is much appreciated and we wish you and all the band the very best in the future with future endeavours and the promotion of ‘V’.

Cheers Sarah!


Interview Date: 2014-06-27

Interviewer: Sarah Anne Warner