Recently, DutchMetalManiac’s Tim van Velthuysen interviewed Breakthrough Even’s Zach Turner.
Hey, how are you?
Hey! Doing great! Just relaxing and finishing up some projects! Hope you are all well! 🙂
Can you tell us something about the history of Breakthrough Even?
Well, we were just two kids who grew up listening to pretty much pop radio and eventually discovered the world of nu-metal and it completely changed our lives! Been on this journey ever since!
For people not knowing Breakthrough Even (yet), how would you describe your music yourself?
We play rock and metal that obviously draws from more modern influences and has big evolving layers underneath it all.
When someone doesn’t know Breakthrough Even yet and you can choose one of your songs to present yourself, which song would that be?
Most likely our recent song Phoenix Down which features the vocal talents of Andy Cizek. I think it’s just the most accurate representation of where we are currently in our song writing.
What makes Breakthrough Even unique?
Well, the band currently only comprises two people! Me and my twin brother Josh! We are a studio project for now but hope to expand in the future.
Any future plans you can already tell us something about?
We are working on a new set of songs we can’t wait to get out there! Really excited at the possible collaborative efforts!
Any upcoming gigs for Breakthrough Even? Maybe coming to The Netherlands?
We wish! Hopefully one day, we plan on seeking out other members for the band in the future, for now though with what we have going on we are just a studio project!
How do you think your life would be without music?
Horrendously mundane, I don’t even wanna think about that!
What advice would you give to young and starting bands?
To focus on their craft, practice as much as possible, and to allow for each member’s strengths to shine. Delegating certain duties and setting egos aside to allow each other to really elevate the band is super important.
Thanks for your answers! Is there anything you want to say to DutchMetalManiac’s readers?
Huge thanks to any and everyone that gives us a listen! You can find us on all social media so please be sure to come say hi! 🙂
I’m Tim van Velthuysen and I started DutchMetalManiac back in 2014. I’m 29 years old and I live in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Of course, I like metal, but I can also appreciate other musical styles.
In addition to DutchMetalManiac I also have a personal website on which I’ll post various things that won’t fit on DutchMetalManiac, but might be interesting for you as well. It’s in Dutch though.