INTERVIEW: Frontierer guitarist Dan Stevenson talks Aussie tour, Scottish music scene

Interview by Andrew Massie


Fusing mathcore cacophony with downtuned bludgeoning tones for a progressive metal sound layered with electronics. Frontierer are in a class of their own. Originally a two-person bedroom project created by Scottish guitarist and primary songwriter Pedram Valiani and American vocalist Chad Kapper,  the band has since grown to become a fully-fledged touring machine with bassist Calum Craig, guitarist Dan Stevenson, and drummer Luke Coursey fleshing out the current lineup.

The band will bring their unrelenting, uncompromising brand of sonic punishment to Australian shores for the very first time this coming week so we sat down with guitarist Dan Stevenson to talk about the tour, what the music scene is like in Scotland, the success of the band and more.


The band comment on the tour: “We’re incredibly excited to be heading to Australia to play a limited number of shows in October. We have a strong fanbase and we’ve been eager to perform over there for a number of years, so we’re really looking forward to some crazy shows.”

Greg McManus from United Front adds:  “After a couple of years off it’s great to see international artists make their way back to Australia. Frontierer bring a level of chaotic energy that cannot be matched. This run of shows should not be missed.”


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Frontierer Australia Tour 2022