Levi/Werstler are Hoping to Tour on ‘Avalanche of Worms’
If you’re sitting back and waiting for Levi/Werstler to bring the transcendent prog they showcase on the upcoming ‘Avalanche of Worms’ to a stage near you, don’t hold your breath. There is a chance that the studio-designed side project of Eyal Levi and Emil Werstler of Daath could tour, but it’s going to take some work and some voices to make it happen.
“There is going to have to be a lot of preparation to play this live. It’s very challenging music,” Levi told Noisecreep over the phone. “There’s the technological aspect, because there is a lot of synth work. The s— is f—ing hard to play. It’s not like we can just get together and do it. We’re going to have to put in a significant amount of time into playing it live.”
The band, also comprised of Cynic drummer Sean Reinert, can’t just get together and learn the songs in a kind of punk fashion where messed up notes are gone and forgotten. “We can’t just wing it,” says Levi, admitting that he does see a possibility of a tour — if it makes sense. “Now if there is a demand and we get real tour offers or real one-off offers that are worth it, we’ll figure out a way to make it happen, but you can’t take playing this live lightly.
“Hopefully some prominent prog bands like it enough to make us an offer,” he added, even saying if the label or anyone wanted the band to appear at the NAAM conference, they would be up for it. “It just has to be worthwhile. We have to know there is demand for it, because we are all busy people and have our primary projects.”
One thing that is worth betting on is another album — and not just because the band is under contract for one more. “Once we started going through with this, we knew we wanted to do another one,” Levi grinned with his voice peaking, saying everyone is on board for the next one. “We’ll see where it takes us past that. If the second is as great of an experience as this one was, we’ll definitely do a third.”
‘Avalanche of Worms’ comes out on Magna Carta Records on April 20.