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"Intervenom Interview with Ilona Fridman:"

With its unique new age sound, InterVenom strives to be different in any way possible.
Capable of winning over every set of ears in a room, this band knows how to get your blood
pumping and your heart racing, setting the stage on fire.


How did you come up with the name InterVenom? What does it mean?

TbOnZ: Actually I didn't come up with the name; a writer from London, England, came up with the name as he was reviewing our music. He just threw it in the air and I loved it so it stuck. I don't know if it has a meaning, I've never looked it up. I just thought it suited our music; its venomous - something that will just get in and stick.

Growing up, was there any one song or album that made you stop in your tracks and realize that this is what you wanted to do?

TbOnZ: We're all music lovers. The first record I owned was Kiss Destroyer.

Steph: First CD I bought was Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger. That was just monumental for me.

How about now? What do you have in your CD player now?

TbOnZ: Snot and Killswitch Engage.

Brian: Heaven Shall Burn.

TbOnZ: Rise For Order, of course.

If you could tour with any band at all, which band would you choose?

TbOnZ: That's a tough question. We have a lot of touring experience already, but now we're meeting a lot of new fun people that are in the local scene from Toronto; I would like to tour with some of these new bands. We all get along and we all love what we do, and I think that would be a better tour than touring with a whole bunch of guys we don't really know. Or we'd want to tour with Nine Inch Nails; we'll call them and set that up (laughs).



Ang: Maybe we'll get Ministry to open up (laughs).

So being a band, you guys probably spend a lot of time together and are really close, but if the five of you were put on Survivor, who would win?

Steph: I don't know; it depends on the situation and the elements given to us.

TbOnZ: Ya, that depends. Is this going to be a naked Survivor, or a regular one?

Ang: I wouldn't show up to the naked Survivor.

TbOnZ: I don't even like reality shows.

Brian: Food inaccessibility, I think, would make all the difference in the world.

TbOnZ: Beer ...

Steph: Oh, I'd die for sure then. Some people die of alcohol poisoning, but I would die from lack of beer. I'm shuddering as I think about it.

Your style is very original. What kinds of events or emotions usually influence your writing?

TbOnZ: That's a tough one because all of the songs are different - different keys and different tempos. I think that's one of the things that we are striving to be in every way that we can be - different sounding, different looking, different everything. We're trying to separate ourselves from that generic commercial music that's out today. As far as emotions ... anything! It doesn't matter. We have songs about love, songs about hate, songs about sex, songs about dreams, songs about aspirations, addiction, the list goes on.

So what message do you want people to take away from your music?

Keith: That it's okay to touch yourself when you're alone (laughs).

TbOnZ: I think that music touches everyone's life in a different form, and that it's okay to dedicate your life to doing something that other people get something from. Music helps people through difficult times, and I'm glad our music helps to alleviate someone's problems. I think that's very gratifying.

Brian: If it feels good, do it!

So what's next for InterVenom?
TbOnZ: We're actually putting finishing touches on our songs for our new record. Next will be touring, coming to your town - wherever you're at, we're coming there! But we have to play live; people need to experience us as a live act, otherwise they might not get it. Listening to the CDs is one thing, seeing the videos is another, but being at a live show is where you become a fan of a band.

- TorontoIndie.com


"Intervenom Interview with Ilona Fridman:"

With its unique new age sound, InterVenom strives to be different in any way possible.
Capable of winning over every set of ears in a room, this band knows how to get your blood
pumping and your heart racing, setting the stage on fire.


How did you come up with the name InterVenom? What does it mean?

TbOnZ: Actually I didn't come up with the name; a writer from London, England, came up with the name as he was reviewing our music. He just threw it in the air and I loved it so it stuck. I don't know if it has a meaning, I've never looked it up. I just thought it suited our music; its venomous - something that will just get in and stick.

Growing up, was there any one song or album that made you stop in your tracks and realize that this is what you wanted to do?

TbOnZ: We're all music lovers. The first record I owned was Kiss Destroyer.

Steph: First CD I bought was Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger. That was just monumental for me.

How about now? What do you have in your CD player now?

TbOnZ: Snot and Killswitch Engage.

Brian: Heaven Shall Burn.

TbOnZ: Rise For Order, of course.

If you could tour with any band at all, which band would you choose?

TbOnZ: That's a tough question. We have a lot of touring experience already, but now we're meeting a lot of new fun people that are in the local scene from Toronto; I would like to tour with some of these new bands. We all get along and we all love what we do, and I think that would be a better tour than touring with a whole bunch of guys we don't really know. Or we'd want to tour with Nine Inch Nails; we'll call them and set that up (laughs).



Ang: Maybe we'll get Ministry to open up (laughs).

So being a band, you guys probably spend a lot of time together and are really close, but if the five of you were put on Survivor, who would win?

Steph: I don't know; it depends on the situation and the elements given to us.

TbOnZ: Ya, that depends. Is this going to be a naked Survivor, or a regular one?

Ang: I wouldn't show up to the naked Survivor.

TbOnZ: I don't even like reality shows.

Brian: Food inaccessibility, I think, would make all the difference in the world.

TbOnZ: Beer ...

Steph: Oh, I'd die for sure then. Some people die of alcohol poisoning, but I would die from lack of beer. I'm shuddering as I think about it.

Your style is very original. What kinds of events or emotions usually influence your writing?

TbOnZ: That's a tough one because all of the songs are different - different keys and different tempos. I think that's one of the things that we are striving to be in every way that we can be - different sounding, different looking, different everything. We're trying to separate ourselves from that generic commercial music that's out today. As far as emotions ... anything! It doesn't matter. We have songs about love, songs about hate, songs about sex, songs about dreams, songs about aspirations, addiction, the list goes on.

So what message do you want people to take away from your music?

Keith: That it's okay to touch yourself when you're alone (laughs).

TbOnZ: I think that music touches everyone's life in a different form, and that it's okay to dedicate your life to doing something that other people get something from. Music helps people through difficult times, and I'm glad our music helps to alleviate someone's problems. I think that's very gratifying.

Brian: If it feels good, do it!

So what's next for InterVenom?
TbOnZ: We're actually putting finishing touches on our songs for our new record. Next will be touring, coming to your town - wherever you're at, we're coming there! But we have to play live; people need to experience us as a live act, otherwise they might not get it. Listening to the CDs is one thing, seeing the videos is another, but being at a live show is where you become a fan of a band.

- TorontoIndie.com


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IV01 Ep
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Front man Tim Letkemann has played in bands for years, in all genres from cover bands to straight up and down metal bands most notably Human Disorder but this is where his heart is. With backup vocalist and electronic maestro Brian Macphee Intervenom's music has been meticulously crafted and honed to be tight and razor sharp. Adding lead guitarist Russ Herstek to materialize the melodies in your head and Darrell Mason the most talented bass player in the niagara region to drive the music where it needs to go . If you have ever wondered what music will be like in the 22nd century, listen to Intervenom and you will able to hear the future.