Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yesterday Was Everything Movie

Last week I went to the Metro Cinema here in Edmonton to see the Canadian debut of the music documentary Yesterday Was Everything which is a doc on the band Misery Signals tenth anniversary tour for their debut album Of Malice and the Magnum Heart.

This documentary which was wrote and directed by Matthew Dixon actually started as a live concert recording but turned into the documentary that it is now. After being with the band for the nine city tour which went from Vancouver to Toronto, he had enough footage of interviews and live footage to turn into this movie.

Misery Signals got together with all the original members Ryan Morgan, Branden Morgan, Stu Ross, Kyle Johnson and vocalist Jesse Zaraska after he was ousted out of the band years before. Misery Signals is a hardcore band made up from members from the previous band 7 Angels 7 Plagues and Edmonton band Compromise. Jesse of Compromise came in contact with the band after touring with them through the states. It was on this tour that Compromise came to an end after a devastating accident when they were clipped by a drunk driver in Alabama in which their band van was sent in to the ditch and trees ripping apart their band and killing two members Jordan Wodehouse and Daniel Langlois of Compromise. RIP Jordan and Daniel. During the movie there is an interview with Jesse where he gets in to the most detailed account of the accident. It was during this part of the movie in which I don't believe there was a dry eye in the theatre. It was really tough to watch and listen to. Having known Jesse for years now this most I had ever heard about the accident. Heart wrenching it was, with most of the people at the movie probably having known the guys from Compromise.

The movie is very well put together and very interesting hearing the ups and downs of the career of Misery Signals and seeing some old footage and pictures of Edmonton hardcore band Compromise. I really enjoyed the movie and highly recommend checking it out. The movie will be available on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon on June 30th.

Rumour is that Misery Signals are working on a new album and a possible summer tour this year.

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