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Ontario, Canada’s NOTHING LEFT FOR TOMORROW have begin to make a name for themselves in the rough and tumble world of underground metal. They are now ready to take it worldwide, showing great determination in a very competitive “unsigned” scene. The Metal Den’s Randy “Rocket” Cody recently conducted an interview with NOTHING LEFT FOR TOMORROW vocalist Yasmina Ketita for his loyal army of Den Headz worldwide.

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Rocket: Where were you born and raised?

Yas: Edmonton, Alberta

Rocket: Do you come from a big family?

Yas: Yes, but they all live overseas and have only met them once. My family to me is my band and my friends.

Rocket: What bands first drew you to heavy metal music?

Yas: Metallica and Pantera were the 1st metal band that I heard in 1990 when I was 8 and influenced my taste from then on but when I was 12 I heard Napalm Death on the Mortal Kombat soundtrack and fell in love with Death Metal.

Rocket: Who are a few of your biggest vocal influences of past and present?

Yas: As a front man Trent Reznor is one of my biggest influences. But when it comes to screaming I definitely look up to John Tardy, George “corpsegrinder” Fisher, Jeff Walker, Karl Sanders, Chuck Schuldiner. When it comes to clean vocals my influences include Bruce Dickinson, Jessica Fodera, Siouxsie Sioux, Layne Staley, Tina Root, Josh Holme.

Rocket: Have you ever taken any formal singing lessons?

Yas: Nope. All self taught!

Rocket: How did NOTHING LEFT FOR TOMORROW initially form together as a band?

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Yas: Nothing Left For Tomorrow used to be a cross metal/punk band called A.C.O.A. and at the same time I was playing guitar for a riot/girl rock band called Interstate 69. We used to play shows together back in the day and I would switch with my singer for a couple tunes, she would play guitar and I would sing. After A.C.O.A. had a fall out with their singer, my band had broken up so they contacted me and asked if I’d be intersted in being their singer because they heard me sing and thought I sounded like a dude. I was very pleased with that compliment so I joined and we went Trash Metal and called ourselves Nothing Left For Tomorrow. That was the summer of 2003.

Rocket: Who writes the music in the band?

Yas: Justin Holmes is the primary song writer. Him and our old guitar player Dave Roberts colaberated on a few of the older songs and our current guitar player Nick Fetchison collaborates on newer songs and I write all my own lyrics.

Rocket: Who are some of the record labels out there that you would love to see your band sign with?

Yas: It would be great to be on Century Media, Relapse, Metal Blade or Roadrunner. Any that would be willing to help us and appreciate our talents and hard work would be satisfactory!

Rocket: You have some cool tattoos. Which one is your personal favorite and why?

Yas: My favorite one is the Vincent Price one on my left arm. Because movies are a big part of my life besides music especially horror and I absolutely adore his dedication to horror.

Rocket: I like to have fun with this next one. What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened
to you while performing on the stage?

Yas: Well, the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to me was playing our worst show ever! Every band’s got one. But that’s not a good story. One time we played a Devil’s Night show and I had fake blood all over me and my throat was slit and during a mosh pit a friend accidentally elbowed me in the nose and blood came pouring down my mouth and neck. It was funny you couldn’t tell the real blood from the fake. It wasn’t really embarrassing I thought it was brutal!!

Rocket: What are some of your favorite heavy metal albums released in 2009 so far?

Yas: I honestly havent bought a lot of new stuff lately because I’m broke haha! I listen to a lot of old stuff but I really enjoy the new Mastodon, Megadeth, Cannibal Corpse, Cradle Of Filth, Shadows Fall and Behemoth. And the new Alice in Chains is incredible!!

Rocket: What are some of the upcoming shows for NOTHING LEFT FOR TOMORROW?

Yas: Well we just played last weekend out of town but we are currently booking studio time to record a full length.

Rocket: Where do you see yourself in ten years from now?

Yas: On a bus playing video games and getting stoned with Phil Anselmo and living the life!

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