RED HANDED DENIAL Interview: Lauren Reminds Us We Are Not Alone


A little over a month ago I went to a show I was beyond excited about. I had become a huge Unprocessed fan and couldn’t wait to see them. Some friends of mine, Fall of Fathom, were opening, and then a band called Red Handed Denial took the stage. I had no idea what to expect, but I quickly became fully enthralled by their performance. The camaraderie  was the first thing I noticed, they bounded together for a quick minute on stage before they took their places on stage. When the music began, I was floored. Heavy, groovy, and insanely good. I had to know more.

This Canadian band out of Toronto consist of members: Lauren Babic (vocals), Tyson Dang (drums), Chris Mifsud (guitar), and Dominick De Kaywe (bass). A Journey Through Virtual Dystopia is their fourth full length album and is full of killer riffs, heavy bass lines, smashing drum beats, and extraordinary vocals. Not only this, but the lyrical meaning is very important. Babic discusses how social media has become a mental health problem, along with technology. She screams the importance of recognizing how these things are effecting us and to pay better attention. The album flows through heavy songs with harsh vocals and heavy instrumentation, to softer ballad type songs with clean vocals and heartache. It is a journey full of many emotions and heartfelt lyrics. “Eat Glass” might be my favorite, it is fast paced and has some incredible guitar work. “Smokescreen” is also a notable track again with harsh vocals and important lyrics. I really enjoy Babic’s vocal range, she is able to pull of a lot of voices.

Babic was kind enough to sit down with Metal Nation and discuss these topics and the album. (If you are viewing from your phone, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “View Desktop Version” to gain video and interview access).

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