interview with Ablaze My Sorrow

What´s the name of your band? Ablaze My Sorrow

What made you call the band? It was our first drummer Fredrik that came up with the name. The name is supposed to be translated as "Make me mourn".

How was the band formed? We live in a small town and everyone who was into death metal at that time knew each others either from gigs or as members in bands. One of all those bands started at a party I guess, this one survived though.  

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? We are all from Falkenberg(Sweden). Kristian Lönnsjö (vocals), Magnus Carlsson (guitars), Dennie Lindén (guitars), Anders Brorsson (bass) and Alex Kribensten (drums). This means that we are still the same guys as on the "Anger hate & fury" album. 

Where was your first gig? I can't really remember but I guess that it was at some local show in Falkenberg.

Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? The music is written by magnus and Dennie. Everyone but Alex wrote lyrics for "Anger hate & fury" and that's still how it's done. 

Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? We play the style of music that we listen to. It's a mixture between death metal, black metal and thrash metal with big influences from bands such as At The Gates, Slayer, Dissection and Kreator. Our lyrics deal with subjects such as religion, suicide, alcohol och misery.

Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? We have released three albums through No Fashion Records. "If emotions still burn(1996)", "The Plague(1998)" and "Anger hate & fury(2002)".

How old are you?/What got you started in music? I am 37 years old. I went to shows and wanted to start my own band, record demos and print shirts. Just like it is now over 20 years later.

At what age did you start playing? I started my first band Cremation in 1991 som I must have been 14 years old.

What year was the band started? Ablaze My Sorrow was formed in 1993.

Is it always the same songs live? Some songs are always on the playlist but we use to change a couple of them.  

What are the plans for the rest of the year? We will enter the studio to record a new album which hopefully will be released in 2015.

What are your goals with your music? To record and release the new album is our next goal.

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? I can't see that I have problems with downloading music. 

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? Black, death, thrash, speed, ska. Oi!, punk, grindcore et.c. 

What do you hold most dear? Family and friends.

Have you been part of any other projects? I've been playing in some other bands too but at the moment I only play in Deathsküll besides Ablaze My Sorrow. Deathsküll plays white trash thrash metal.

What would you do if there was no music? I'd still be fishing, hunting and training.

How often do you rehearse? About once a week but we'll rehearse more now when it's time to enter the studio.

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? "Machine supreme" and "Rapist of life" since it's pointless to name the new and unreleased ones.

Do you have any webpages? Nowadays we only have the Facebook-page Ablaze My Sorrow(OFFICIAL).

How would you describe your sound in one sentence Razor sharp death metal.

What is your favorite crappy instrument? Harmonica.

Do you have anything to add? A big thank you for this interview and the support.


Ablaze My Sorrow - Erased/Relived (lyrics)


Interview with Krieg

What´s the name of your band? Krieg

How was the band formed? Originally as a solo project in 1995, incorporating session musicians from 1997-2012, full band from 2012 to present.

Can you tell about your band? Black metal with elements of post punk and crust. A bad time.

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? Right now the configuration is N. Jameson: vocals (Twilight, Royal Arch Blaspheme) A. Poole: guitar (Esoterica, Chaos Moon) D. Zdanavage: guitar (Angelcrust, Slutlust, Castle Freak) D. Sykes: bass (Occult 45) and J. Dost: drums (Sunburster, Occult 45)

What was the ambitions of the band when you started? Expression of negativity.

Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Black metal with influences from crust and post punk.

Where was your first gig? San Antonio, Texas at the Sacrifice of the Nazarene Child Fest 2000

Where was the latest gig? Philadelhia, PA with Black Witchery and Pissgrave

Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? Most of the songwriting and lyrics are done by N. with musical contribution from A. Poole.

Who has the best since of humor in the band? Laughing is not permitted or encouraged. 

What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? Black metal. Right now everything is good but that can change.

Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? Because it's what felt right. Songs are mostly about personal darkness & negativity.

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? Mostly original

Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? We've made seven, most recently "Transient" and a lot of eps and splits. The internet I'm sure is a good way to find out more.

Do you have any clips on YouTube? An official video for "Ruin Our Lives" and a few dozen fan made ones.

How old are you?/What got you started in music? 36 and I don't really remember, just a deep love of the craft.

At what age did you start playing? 14

How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? I'm the only member left from that time. I was 20 or 21.

What year was the band started? 1995

Best/worst gig you've played? All of them.

What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? Next shows are in Philadelphia, Syracuse NY, Baltimore MD and probably some in between.

Where have you played from then till now? We've done 150+ shows in North America and Europe.

Witch band is the best you´ve seen? Too many to pick a favorite. Extinction of Mankind and Black Witchery were the best I've seen this year.

Is it always the same songs live? I'm sure it feels like it.

What has been the best/most promising gig so far? The best have been in Serbia and Baltimore.

Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? We've never really been much of a touring band in the traditional sense of doing 30 dates in a row.

How big crowds do you usually play for? Seven people and a dog.

What are the plans for the rest of the year? Try not to self destruct. Play some shows. Record some songs. 

How do you get psyched up for a gig? Group hugs and a cheerleading squad.

What are your goals with your music? I'm still trying to figure that out myself.

When did you decide to go all in for the music? When I was 15.

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? Both.

What are your sources of inspiration? Personal experience and observation.

What's the first step when making a new song? Probably picking up a guitar.

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? Thanks for the support, parasites.

What would be your dreams for the band? I've been doing this for nearly twenty years now, I don't know anymore.

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? I listen to a lot of post punk, crust, older rock, hardcore, some electronic, indie, jazz and occasionally some hip hop and classical.

What do you hold most dear? Making it through a day without wanting to eat a bullet.

What would be your greatest fears for the future? Compromising myself through self destruction.

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? That my zipper is down.

What songs and what years were they released? Yes

Have you been part of any other projects? I've been invovled in Twilight, the Royal Arch Blaspheme, Lithotome, Nil, March into the Sea, Hidden and some others.

What do you work with outside of the band and the music? My personal life is not interesting to talk about.

How important are your fans? I appreciate their support.

What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? I guess they aren't very creative because I can't think of anything.

How often do you rehearse? About once a week.

Where do you rehearse? Philadelphia

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? The first two on "transient" set the mood just fine.

What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? Mark Lanegan

What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? Passion and the need to create, which should be the main ambition of all artists.

Do you have any webpages? We're on Facebook and Bandcamp

Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Be honest with your music and the rest will fall into place.

Describe your show, visually and musically Loud and violent.

How do you view the musicindurty of today? Saturated and run mostly by criminals.

What are the biggest obstacles for a band? Money

What is best/worst with playing the clubs? Smaller and more intimate. Potentially criminal.

Tell us about upcomming gigs and why we should be at them? The next one is with Bastard Sapling in Philadelphia. I don't recommend taking a flight from Sweden to see it.

What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? 1998 wasn't a good year for that.

Whats your Pre-show ritual? A shot of bourbon.

Do you have anything to add? Cheers for the support


Krieg || Return Fire || Static Sessions


Interview with Hades Lab

What´s the name of your band? Hades Lab

How was the band formed? I got a call in the summer 2007 to audition for a band so I went but they sucked so I rang the guitarist and told him I knew a good drummer so we got together and never looked back

Can you tell about your band? We play a savage blend of Black, Death and Grind

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band?

We are from all around Sussex, Surrey

Hauron vocals, Shaun drum, Ross guitar and Charlie bass

What was the ambitions of the band when you started? Just to be as brutal as possible and have fun, since then we’ve changed our approach we’ve started to experiment more and more and trying to be less one dimensional.

Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Sound pressure destruction

Where was your first gig? It was with Decapitated at The Underworld in London

Where was the latest gig?

The Black Heart also in Camden London

Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? I do the lyrics Ross brings all the riffs and we just write our parts at home

Who has the best since of humor in the band? We all have such a similar temperaments it’s very hard to say but if I was gonna say the most immature it’d have to be me

What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? The good thing is the sense of focus for the time when are playing music there’s nothing else on your mind no worries nothing on the other hand the bad thing it’s the life style it’s a very hard life. Extreme Metal always

Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? We do we like to blend styles but all in the musical context of the song so we don’t go too elective about it but we like to keep things fresh or a s fresh as we can sound.

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? Both we love covers, everybody does right?

Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yeah but not good ones

How old are you?/What got you started in music?

For me was my mum she’d play records all day long.

We are between our mid 30s and 20s

At what age did you start playing? About 15 and 16 I was a drummer before I took up vocals

How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? About that age 15, 16.

Best/worst gig you've played? The best was at the KOKO with Napalm Death and the worst was in Huddersfield not too log ago we played really bad for some reason.

What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? Not sure we need to concentrated on making new songs

Where have you played from then till now? All around the UK but mainly London

Witch band is the best you´ve seen? Too many to mention really but Krisiun, Marduk, Origin and Testament have put on some great shows recently.

Is it always the same songs live? No we do different covers from time to time

What has been the best/most promising gig so far? When played at No Mercy fest with Napalm Death, Behemoth etc…

Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? Unfortunately not.

How big crowds do you usually play for? We played for 2000 and also for 20 it happens to everyone even Slayer

What are the plans for the rest of the year? Get the album done then start promoting it.

How do you get psyched up for a gig? Plenty of Jack Daniels

What are your goals with your music? Just to be the best we can possibly be anything else is a bonus

When did you decide to go all in for the music? Since I was a teenager

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? I like both, I think you gotta keep up with the current bands as well as keeping the spirit of old school

What are your sources of inspiration? Anything where I draw strong message where I can channel my lyrics to, war, horror, history human psyche if you dig into stuff you’ll find much to write about, I could never write about ways of murdering women ten times in a row.

What's the first step when making a new song? Riffs you gotta have the seeds ready to make into a full song so usually riffs start to float around then we decide how many times we play them work out a beat and keep on progressing with the song.

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? We all know it killed the industry but now there’s more music than ever so it even the scales out I guess, I never downloaded anything illegal but if other people do that’s up to them I can’t do anything about it.

What would be your dreams for the band? A major record deal would be great.

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? I like pretty much anybody who is good at their instrument but usually I listen to Joss Stone, Herbie Hancock, Santana, Grand Funk Railroad etc..

What do you hold most dear? My family

What would be your greatest fears for the future? An all out war, we seem to be heading towards that way

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? Someone making a mistake and throw the whole thing into chaos

What songs and what years were they released? We are still in pre production at the moment so no official releases as yet

Have you been part of any other projects? Not till recently, but something else could be on the horizon

Have you been in any other bands? Yeah many since I was 16

What do you work with outside of the band and the music? I work for a nutrition company

What would you do if there was no music? Watch movies I guess? But they’d be boring because there’s no music.

How important are your fans? Important to a point because you do the music for yourself first then if people like it it’s a bonus.

What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? Bought me alcohol

How often do you rehearse? Not often we just do our homework and meet up once we all have learned the song and bash it through in the studio.

Where do you rehearse? We practice in Guildford at our drummer’s place. 

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? The Harrowing and The Mind Oblivion

What do you feel is the best live band you've seen?

Krisiun

What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? Because it’s fun all the time you wanna make it a job it becomes a job and you can’t do it in your time anymore, if that’s all you are striving for them prepare to be disappointed.

Do you have any webpages? Not yet

Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Just do your best everytime

Describe your show, visually and musically Just four guys trying to play as fast and as brutally as they can no pretence or attitude no egos.

How do you view the musicindurty of today? Rotten, as always have been but now poorer than before.

What advice would you like to give other bands? Be your selves don’t try to carbon copy other bands

What are the biggest obstacles for a band? Dealing with people, people who aren’t willing to work as hard as the other guy for the success of the band, it is things that will never have any beneficial effect and will slow the progress of the band.

What is best/worst with playing the clubs? Facilities can be quite shoddy and PAs not being in god working order so therefore it can detrimental to the performance but the same can happen at festivals too.

When you play at a good venue things can go much better and there’s less stress.

Tell us about upcomming gigs and why we should be at them? Nothing booked as yet  we wanna put some music out before we start playing gigs again.

How would you describe your sound in one sentence Sheer brutal killing power.

What is your favorite crappy instrument? Harmonica

What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? When one of the guitarist thought he could kick me out and take away the band name.

Whats your Pre-show ritual? Just drink and warm up

Do you have anything to add? Thanks for taking interest in Hades Lab


Hades Lab : Brighton 02/09/2011


interview with Electric Frankenstein

What´s the name of your band? Electric Frankenstein

How was the band formed? Back in 1991, me, Sal Canzonieri, my brother Dan, and some friends decided to put together a new band that would have an exciting sound that combined the best of Punk Rock with the best of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.

Can you tell about your band? Electric Frankenstein plays High Energy Punk Rock & Roll. Our sound was developed to have the urgency of Punk Rock, with the song writing of Hard Rock to bring the two together and create something new out of this merger. Our sound excited a lot of people when we started and it became popular all over the world, especially in Scandinavia.

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band?

Most of the band are from New Jersey, USA, and some members have been from New York City.

The current line up is:

Steve Miller – Vocals and Lead Guitar

Sal Canzonieri – Rhythm Guitar

Dan Canzonieri – Bass

Mike Lincoln - Drums

What were the ambitions of the band when you started? We just wanted to revitalize the music scene and inspire people to keep rock n roll music alive and well.

Could you explain your music to someone that hasn’t heard you? Well, we write songs that have a strong melody with hooks and riffs that are memorable, while at the same time we have a lot of power in our sound. We combine the raw urgent sound of Punk Rock with the big sound of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, from the 1970s.

Where was your first gig? Our first show was at Brownies in NYC, in 1991. It was a showcase for a bunch of independent record labels.

Where was the latest gig? We played at The Altar, in Pittsburgh PA. It was a record release party for a new spit 12” EP we did with The Cheats.

Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics?

Everyone in the band all contribute to the song writing. Someone might have an idea to start from and the rest of us bring in complimentary parts that create the full song.

The lyrics are written either by Steve, the singer, or me (Sal).

Who has the best sense of humor in the band? Well, we all have a sense of humor in the band. We normally all laugh and fool around.

What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are?

Well, what’s good with the band is that we write great songs that people who love rock & roll really love. We have over 100 records out on labels all over the world.

What’s bad is that playing live is getting harder and harder to do, there are less places to play since the economy has gotten bad here.

Why did you pick that particular style?/ What are your songs about?

We picked that style because we wanted to keep rock n roll music alive and it represents the kind of music that we all loved the most.

Our songs are about living an inspiring life.

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? We write 98% our own material and we do some cover songs as well for the rest.

Have you made any albums?/ If yes what are they?

We have over 13 albums, which are:

Conquers The World

The Time is Now

Sick Songs

Rock & Roll Monster

How to Make a Monster

Annie’s Grave

Buzz of 1,000 Volts

Listen Up, Baby!

We Will Bury You

Dead & Back

Burn Bright, Burn Fast

Do you have any clips on YouTube?

We have many clip on YouTube. You can find them here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Electric+Frankenstein

How old are you?/What got you started in music? I am 54 years old. I was inspired by Alice Cooper, Kiss, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, The New York Dolls, and a few years later all the Punk Rock bands, like The Damned, Sex Pistols, Motorhead, Ramones, Dead Boys, Dictators, and more.

At what age did you start playing? I started playing guitar in 1975, when I was 15 years old.

How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? Well, I played in other bands when I was in my 20s, I was in another band called The Thing, we played in NYC and in London England. When this band started, I was in my early 30s.

What year was the band started? Electric Frankenstein started in 1991.

Best/worst gig you've played?

Best show was playing The Fillmore in San Francisco, it was fun to play such a famous place where all the most famous Rock bands played, from Jimi Hendrix to the Sex Pistols.

Worst show? Well, sometimes things don’t work out and there is no one there, ha ha. Usually because the club or bar didn’t do anything to promote the show.

What places will you be playing in in the immediate future? I don’t know right now, we are concentrating on writing new songs for a new album.

Where have you played from then till now?

We have played all over the United States in the major cities, most on the East Coast, West Coast, and in Texas, with shows also in the Mid-West.

We also played all over Europe, Canada, and the UK.

Which band is the best you´ve seen? The best live band I have seen is The Damned, they put on a great show with really great songs.

Is it always the same songs live? No, we change our set every 3 to 6 months.

What has been the best/most promising gig so far? Well, I always loved play the music festivals in front of many thousands of people, that is always fun. But I also loved playing places like CBGB and other places like that when they are totally packed with people who are singing along to the songs and getting really into the music. We toured with The Damned on the east coast here in the USA a few years ago and all the shows were fantastic.

Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? Yes, we did everything from small weekend tours to month long tours of Europe.

How big crowds do you usually play for? Well, that depends on the kind of place we are playing, in the bars it is from 300 people and up. At the big concert halls it is from 800 people and up and at the music festivals it is from 5,000 people to 150,000 people, depending on what time our slot is at the festival. Closer to the headliner, there are a lot more people there.

What are the plans for the rest of the year? To record a new album and promote it, with some live shows at select places, but mostly to promote through the internet.

Where do you usually play? We play usually NYC, California, Texas, Canada, and sometimes France, Spain, Italy, and UK.

How do you get psyched up for a gig? Ha, well, we don’t have to get psyched up, we are always happy to play and enjoy what we are doing.

What
are your goals with your music?
To keep inspiring people and to write great rock n roll songs that people really love and remember for many years. We have been played almost 25 years with Electric Frankenstein and so we have many long term fans that still love our songs.

When did you decide to go all in for the music? Since we were teenagers.

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? From older bands, of course. From Rock music from the 1950s to the 1980s.

What are your sources of inspiration? 1950s Rockabilly, 1960s Garage Rock, 1970s Hard Rock and Punk Rock, some classic Heavy Metal, and from progressive rock as well, 

What's the first step when making a new song? Make sure that the song is well written and memorable for people, that it makes them feel good.

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? I think it loses something and makes people take music for granted. It makes people lose respect for art and music.

What would be your dreams for the band?  

Hmm, we did a lot of the things we dreamed of. I would like to have one of our songs on a big movie soundtrack and a song on a popular TV commercial, that would be fun to hear our song everywhere.

We would love to play in Japan and Australia as well.

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to?

I listen to every kind of music, from Rock to Jazz to Classical music.

I love old Blues and Funk music. I listen to a lot of 1970s Rock and Punk Rock mostly.

What do you hold most dear? Hmm, concerning the band? That people love our songs and respect our music.

What would be your greatest fears for the future? That people don’t want to hear live music anymore and everything has to be done only on the internet.

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? Hmm, the equipment breaking down or breaking a guitar string and not being able to change the string in time.

What songs and what years were they released?  All that information in on our website: www.electricfrankenstein.com and there people can go to the discography section to find all that information.

Have you been part of any other projects?

Yes, I have played in The Thing in the 1980s, recently I have played in The Kung Fu Killers, which is old school 1980s style hardcore punk, and in Maggott SS, which is heavy metal / death metal.

I have also played on other people’s records, such at Atlantic Drone.

What do you work with outside of the band and the music? I wrote a bunch of books. I also do art work and put on art gallery shows. Mostly I teach Qigong and Meditation, and I also teach art and sculpting to children.

What would you do if there was no music? I would be an artist, teacher, martial artists, all the stuff that I already do.

How important are your fans? Very important, I consider our fans to be people like me that love great Rock Music and when to feel exciting and inspired from the music and the songs that they love.

What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? Ha, well, when girls show their breasts to us while we are playing, that’s always an interesting event.

How often do you rehearse? Once a week, sometimes once a month, depending on the weather and how busy we are.

Where do you rehearse? In Union City, New Jersey at MamMax Studios.

What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? The Damned were always good for many reasons that are obvious.

What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? The art of playing music is a reward in itself.

Do you have any webpages? Yes, besides a Facebook page, we have our website: www.electricrfrankenstein.com

Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Write songs that are as good as the bands that inspired you and you will always be inspiring to other people.

Describe your show, visually and musically It is basically a stripped down Punk Rock n Roll show, we just get into playing the songs loud and well so that the audience has fun and gets psyched up to hear the songs.

How do you view the music industry of today? I don’t think that there is much of a music industry today, bands have to reinvent how to get their music known and present it to large numbers of people who will appreciate their songs.

What are the biggest obstacles for a band? Building up a fan base and getting people to come out and see them.

What is best/worst with playing the clubs?

The worst is when clubs don’t promote their shows or don’t really care about the music that is played there.

The best is when a lot of people come and they are packed in and really get into the music and you can get really close to the fans from the stage and interact with them.

How would you describe your sound in one sentence? Exciting, powerful, and melodic Real Rock & Roll

What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? Well, when we had people in the band that were hard to get along with because they had unrealistic expectations.

Whats your Pre-show ritual? No, I am usually at our merch table talking to our fans and selling our shirts and records.

Do you have anythingtoadd? Electric Frankenstein is the first and only Rock Band to have art books published that feature all our record covers and concert posters. In fact, our first art book is featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which is a great accomplishment.


Electric Frankenstein - Speed Girl


interview with ZOMBIE SAM

What´s the name of your band? Hi to everyone, my name is Zombie Sam and my band is “ZOMBIE SAM and THE HALLOWTIDE”
How was the band formed? Everything’s started from  me which I’m the mastermind behind everything. I’m a soundtrack/music producer and I love creating things. The first name of the band was  the same I have(ZOMBIE SAM) but because people were starting confusing that I was also a producer. After that I decided to divide the two things and create with the singer King O’Lantern the name “Hallowtide”, this way I can also have my career as producer without misunderstandings. So in the end the mane is “ZOMBIE SAM and THE HALLOWTIDE”.

Can you tell about your band?

Yes the band is about an artistic concept, it’s not only music,  there’s something deeper behind everything. I live my life as if it was a movie so I compose in the same way, getting’ inspired by all the things I have around, for example the environment, the movies I watch, the books I read… and I try to create a cinematic concept for my music. As a soundtrack producer It’s very easy to do it so after the composition, I meet my friend King O’Lantern which is a great artist too and we get into the songs trying to complete the movie.

We try put an alternative Industrial Pop/Rock/ Metal into a soundtrack and the result till now looks pretty crazy (laugh). About the other members of the band, we decided to take session men just to tour because if we don’t find someone that’s crazy and believes in the music like we do, so it’s useless to waste time on characters that are not serious.

What was the ambitions of the band when you started? We wanted to show our madness in a healthy way, that’s why the fist album is called “Self Conscious Insanity”. Have fun and try to make the people enjoy this spooky music. You know what? You can do serious things in this life but it’s important to show people that you can also be nice and funny.

Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Yes of course, it’s very simple… it’s all about a spooky funny movie with industrial sounds and heavy/massive guitar riffs. It’s like trying to watch to a Tim Burton’s movie with Danny Elfman working on the soundtrack but instead of having Danny, WE are the soundtrack. Many reviews said we are a good industrial band with a fresh concept of music so I do I agree (laugh)

Who writes your songs?/ who writes the music who writes lyrics? I write all the songs and about the lyrics there’s the super King O’Lantern ready to write a good story.

Who has the best since of humor in the band? I think everyone of us(laugh) you know we never take ourselves seriously (laugh)

What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? I think there’s no good/bad in the band.. I mean I work in the music scene since ever and when I created this band I wanted to do it having a good balance so I think it’s working like that. That’s why there’re only 2 official members. The balance is important.

Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about?

Aha here we are! You got the point! People always ask, oh well  I didn’t pick up a particular style (laugh) my music represent me/myself the way I am, so if you find it particular, that’s me!. The songs are about a story, we always try to create a concept behind everything which doesn’t mean it has to be complicated but in fact the opposite. I want the fans to enjoy and listen to the music getting into a “simple” story and experience the environment. Lyrics about  Halloween, monsters or creepy environments.

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? Oh well, I don’t like covers, so I always prefer to write my own material BUT I agree that arranging a new version of a cover it’s a good way to promote yourself.

Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they?  Yes with my band I made my first EP called “ZOMBIE SAM” then the whole album “SELF CONSCIOUS INSANITY” and now I’m working on the next album. a producer though, I worked with NEROARGENTO, I produced the upcoming album of the band called “SILVERBLACK”, SEASON OF GHOSTS and many other works are coming.

Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yes of course,  look for “A HALLOW TALE”, “WOMAN IN WHITE”.
How old are you?/What got you started in music?

I’m 28 years old, my B.Day was last week on the 14th of July.

Mhhmm what got me started in music.. oh well I’ve always loved music since I was a kid, I used to watch lots of movies and dreaming of composing the soundtracks.. My mom noticed that around 4 years old I used to turn the radio on just to listen to the music, whatever music it was but I was happy with it, so she decided to take me to a school. In that exact moment my music life has started.

At what age did you start playing? I started playing around 5 years old and take it seriously around 7

What year was the band started? 2011

What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? I still cannot say anything about that but I hope all around the world.

Witch band is the best you´ve seen? Now I’m gonna tell you something very funny, I saw so many bands and some of them were very good but the band who gave me the energy of living this life, and I mean that energy who every artist should express… well guys I will never forget BLINK 182!!!

What are the plans for the rest of the year? Finishing my solo album, the band’s album and go to play the tour

What are your goals with your music? To see people liking my music and showing to the world my vison of life

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? (Laugh) I don’t  get inspired from any bands, I usually do from movies and then let’s see what’s coming up (laugh)

What are your sources of inspiration? Nature, books, frameworks, soundtracks, movies, poems, people around me and more..

What's the first step when making a new song? Thinking how I would feel in the environment I want to create and then put it into reality.

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? Oh well, I’m a cds collector so I do I prefer physical albums, plus working in the studio since years I’m not such a big fan of mp3 but I’m fine with it. Recently the business moved to digital stuff so there’s a good side in that too. ;)

What would be your dreams for the band? Honestly being BIG and super FAMOUS

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? I listen to every kind of music you know I like the word music itself so I listen to everything even to be updated about new productions and erc…

What do you hold most dear? Being happy or at least trying.

What would be your greatest fears for the future? Obviously to not be appreciated from people

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? (laugh) that something would explode and fuck the show hahahaha  OK let’s be serious, no no basically nothing ;)

Have you been part of any other projects? Yes many as producer and recently I also work as lead guitar and orchestra/keys composer for the band  “The SilverBlack”

What would you do if there was no music? I would die because music is the biggest expression of the Human beings

How important are your fans? A LOT

What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? (laugh) to dress up like me and try to cosplay me for Halloween (laugh)

How often do you rehearse? Only 1 month before the shows

Where do you rehearse? It all depends on the place we are in the moment we need, otherwise in my studio.

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? (laugh) I don’t have a good memory hahaha but for sure “Family Portrait” and  “A Beautiful Zombie”.

What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? Passion and beliefs, I mean never GIVE UP

Do you have any webpages? Yes I have twitter, facebook, linked in, basically everything

Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Yes, never give up.. I’m not that famous for now but I live with this rule “one person's craziness is another person's reality” so to everyone out there, never stop trying to show your craziness. It might have a good end!

Describe your show, visually and musically It’s like living in a movie, spooky characters ready to make you dream and experience a Tim Burton’s movie for some hours.

How do you view the musicindurty of today? A Difficult place to fit in but once that you are in, you just need to find the right way  to get on the top. It’s difficult yes but let’s try.

What advice would you like to give other bands? Don’t be idiots to think to live with this job so easily and try, try and retry until you do what you really wanted AND to try to have the best production ever.

What are the biggest obstacles for a band? The way to think about the business. Many musicians are not business man so you cannot and you will not be into the music industry. Sadly it’s like that. Musician have to be business men too.
How would you describe your sound in one sentence Distructive

What is your favorite crappy instrument? Cello

Whats your Pre-show ritual? Meditation and spiritual techniques to be calm. If you keep calm the shows are going to be better.

Would you like to add anything else? I want to say thank you for this chance because until now I didn’t say anything about that and I’m really happy to be here with you.


ZOMBIE SAM "Woman In White" OFFICIAL VIDEO


interview with Dienamic

Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, Eivind, Sebastian and Kenneth
How is it that you started playing music?
I can only speak for myselfe.  Well, I was eight years old when i got my first drunk it. I switched it out with the guitar in 2009.

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?

Stein-Odin Johannessen - Guitar (31)
Gustav Lindquist - Vox (28)
Eivind Kjær Killie - Guitar (28)
Kenneth Muotkajærvi- Bass (30)
Sebastian Jacobsson - Drums (25)

Have you had other previous members?

Yeah we have gone through the mill a couple of times to find good people.
But only one major line up changes.
2014/2015 we got Sebastian, Kenneth and Eivind that was willing to tour as much as required.
Did you make music even when you were young?
No, I made my first song in 2008.

Where are you from? We are from Tromsø, Norway.

What year did the band form? Dienamic formed in 2009 under a different name, and switched in 2010.

What's your style of genre? People have get as close as calling it 'Groov Death Thrash Core', he he.. We call it ''Arctic Death Thrash''

What inspires you?

Heavy music i guess, I realy hate that question, cause i alway wind up thinking about it for days afterwords.
One thing that will always inspire me is old school thrash bands.
I have to use the frase, i dont look for inspiration, inspiration finds me. I can get inspired by anything actually. A tv show, a book, movie, happenings in life. 

How often and where do you reherse? The band practice minimum twise a week. But me personaly, i practice every day.

How have you developed since you started with the music? I didnt learn a bunch of cover songe in the beginning. I just learnd some cool riffs and started make own music right away.
You can say that my main guitar inspiration comes from James Hetfield, Mark Morten and Dime.

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? We all have day jobs. Buss driver, car mechanic etc. 

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that?

Yes we are looking for managent partner and booking all over the world. 
To have more time to make music and focus on that we need partners that can take care of other admin work tasks.

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? No, we are signed by Worm Hole Death (IT)

What made you decide to make this music? Because i love the sound of aggressive music, but it also have room for the melodic parts that i like.

What are your songs about? Rebellion, personal issues and feelings, war, political and socially conscious themes.

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Until now i have written the most of the music ideas and lyrics.
But in the process of making the arrangements and lyrics complete, the whole band has played an important role.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Depends, if i have a specific idea for a lyric i can start to make the music fit the feelings that surrounds the idea. But for the most part i write the music first the lyrics come on top of that.  Now days Gustav takes as much responsibility for getting the lyrics down as i do.

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? No.

Have you done any covers live? Some Lamb Of God and local stuff. Can't brag on this one.. hehe

What language do you sing in? English

What ages are most of your concert attendants? 25-30

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We very, but for one tour we have a main set, if we want change some song. We always change the set for different tours.

Do you have a regular place you play live often?

Bastard in Tromsø has been our play ground.
Zadar in Croatia.
Second time in Japan in September 2015.
Rest of the places we have only been to once.

What was your first gig like?

Thrilling and exciting. But it sucket big time, know one was knowing what they where doing except the drummer we had at the moment.
We looked like we looked like douchebags and sounded like two wet male cats rawling at eachother in a back alley.

What was your latest gig? Our last gig was our release party on 'Afterlife' at Studenthuset Driv in Tromsø.
Sold out show, it was our best show in our home town to date.

Have you had to cancel a gig? No, we have never cancelled a gig.

Where have you played live this year? Norway, Hungary, Slovenia, Germany, Poland, Bosnia, Croatia and Czech Republic.

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We are doing a Scandinavian tour in November. After that we will start the making of our new record. We wil be stationed in Gothenburg from October 2015.
So 2016 will be dedicatet to the local scene.

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We have t-shirt, hoodies and cds. Started in 2012 with sales.

Where can people buy your merchandise? It can be purchased through our website www.dienamic.no/stor and at our shows. Cds is out ther on the world wide web.

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? I think Its cool. The only issue that need to be solved in the music industry is how bands gonna make money.
If musicians dont earn any money, ther is no money. Who is gonna pay the booking agency, the managments, the PR firms etc.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? I think they have slep through it. And now they have the long hard way back. Instead of being a part of the change back in the 90s they let the privat market take control.
If the industry had own their own digital distribution system they would have control of the market and the money.

What do you think of my work? I think you are doing a great job, you contribute to help musichians and bands and it is fucking awesome.
Stay on it:)

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? I hope we can get professional player on the team to kick the band up a level or two. Get some new fans and more people to get drunk with on our live show.

Do you have any role models or idols? James Hetfield (Metallica) and Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead).

Why do you think that they exist? Because of their attitude, music and their passion for the life as a touring artist brings.
And the most important of all, not giving up on your dream. Instead, embrace it and give it all you got.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? As i said earlier, it depends on what you are looking for. If you look for a more modern rhythmical section it is better to listen to Gojira that Megadeth.

What have been your biggest obstacles? The whole admin part of running a band.

What advice would you give other bands or artists?

Make sure to have people around you that are hundred percentage on the same walve link as you.
Make music you belive in. Sell it with all your heart, get a job and put money in the band.
And be willing to learn stuff that isnt playing the instrument.
And get out there and tour.

How do you get psyched for a gig? I am always psyched for a consert.

Do you have any new material? We just released our second full lenght album 'Afterlife' so now we just have some bacic ideas for new songs.

What are your web sites?

www.dienamic.no
www.facebook.com/dienamicband
www.twitter.com/idienamic

How can people reach you?

Fans can get in touch with us through our Facebook page or send a mail to records@dienamic.no
Bookings: booking@dienamic.no
Music and merchandise: worm@wormholedeath.com and records@dienamic.no
Managment and booking agencies: post@dienamic.no
Press inquiries can be sent to Polymath PR c/o Tom Brumpton
tbrumptonpr@gmail.com or post@dienamic.no

What are your plans for the future? Move to Gotheburg, build our network, make a new record and tour our asses off.


Dienamic - Revolution For Nothing [Official Music Video]


interview with 0N0

What´s the name of your band? The band is called 0N0. This is Twisted speaking.
What made you call the band "0N0"? Ono is a slovak word meaning "it" i.e. singular 3rd person neuter pronoun. The band name is written with two zeros and an upper case N which represents two ones. It is the binary code 0110. There may be also other interpretations depending on various logotypes. For example the sigil used on the "Path" cover represents 0N0 as a combination of the symbol of infinity and the number eleven. Another possibility for example is oo. Try to imagine what that means. :D
How was the band formed? I formed the band as a one man project in 2005. In this form 0N0 spawned various obscure, mostly electronic download EPs, one full length and an EP. In 2013, I decided to join forces with two new members Acidmilk and Sarkast in order to form a band that'd be able to perform live shows.
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? All member are from Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Sarkast is the vocalist. Acidmilk is responsible for guitars and vocals. I do vocals, play the guitar and I'm responsible for sample and drum programming.
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? Expression of my internal structure. The earliest of 0N0's releases were rather vicious and ironic experiments ranging from industrial to metal. Later the band started changing towards a more serious and complex form.
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? 0N0 is a synthesis of various styles: industrial, doom metal, death metal, black metal, ambient, post rock/metal, you name it. :) It is a dark sounding and variable band that revels in downtuned agression, psychedelia and melancholy.
Where was your first gig? Our first gig is yet to come. We've been working hard for more than a year to make it happen. It looks like our first show will take place in October 2014 in our hometown.
Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? The music and lyrics are composed by me with individual ideas and contributions of Sarkast and Acidmilk.
Who has the best sense of humor in the band? Despite the fact that the musick of 0N0 is mostly dark and brooding all of the members are actually quite funny people. The rehearsals are usually full of jokes and laughter.
Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? The songs express surrealistic and obscure ideas, visions or experiences. It's quite hard to say why this orientation has been chosen. As a matter of fact, it is not so much about the choice as about the most natural form of expression.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? We write our own material exclusively.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? 0N0 released the zeroth debut album "Path" in 2011 which was followed by the "Plus Ultra" EP in 2012. Both were released as CDs and are downloadable via http://ono0110.bandcamp.com/
Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yes, we do. You can watch the animated clip for "Sleepless Slumber" from the "Path" album here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl-XyzLlgH8
What year was the band started? 2005.
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Our main plan at the moment is to rehearse our future live shows. We also intend to release a new single in 2014. In 2015 we will hopefully put out our next album. Fingers crossed :)
What are your goals with your music? We'd like to produce musick as original as possible. These days, it's quite hard to come up with something absolutely original because it seems that the possibilities of western music have been nearly drained. The way out is to maintain ones own individual uniqueness, or at least to try doing so. To cultivate ones own style. But still, one should remain opened to any dynamic change that may come.
Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? I think that both oldschool as well as newschool bands may be inspirational. It always depends on the particular band or album.
What are your sources of inspiration? I'd say we are inspired by all kinds of bands and genres. Like I've said before, 0N0 is a synthesis of various styles. Inspiration comes also from other artistic areas, mostly visual art and literature. And last but not least I draw inspiration from my own experiences and inner, both conscious and subconscious worlds.
What's the first step when making a new song? The best way to write a new song for me is to be alone, have plenty of free time and to be in the right mood.
What would be your dreams for the band? We would be happy if our musick reached everyone who might be interested.
Have you been part of any other projects? I used to play the guitar in a death metal band called Hemperor. I also play in another death metal band Nonprolific and a postmetal/sludge band called Drifted Shadows. These two bands haven't been very active recently because I focus mostly on 0N0. Sarkast has his own neofolk band called Nonsilent and plays bass in a groove metal band called Based on Greed and a black metal project Cresset. Acidmilk is a very active figure in the Slovak underground and experimental electronic music. Odpal or Amentma are the names of his projects, just to name a few. He also plays in a gamelan (Indonesian traditional music) orchestra.
What would you do if there was no music? I would probably paint.
How often do you rehearse? We rehearse 2 times a week as a whole band.
Where do you rehearse? We rehearse in a garage.
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? I'd say it definitely is the passion for music. 
Do you have any webpages? If you wish to be kept updated about the band you can follow us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/ono0110 If you wish to download the musick just visit our bandcamp page I've mentioned before.
Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. :))
How would you describe your sound in one sentence Deep, agressive, melancholic and maybe a bit psychotic at the same time.
Do you have anything to add? I would like to thank you for your interest in 0N0 and wish you all the best with your blog. 

0n0 - Sleepless Slumber


interview with Hybrid Sheep Organizer

What´s the name of your band? Hybrid Sheep Organizer 

How was the band formed? HSO was spawned from the mind of Alex Kent (me) whom is the only permanent member. I started wanting to have my music heard by people, so I came up with the pseudonym and started promoting it! 

Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? Well actually it just consists of me, or at least I'm the only permanent member. I come from Boise, Idaho. However, a lot of my friends are featured in my music. Like, for example, my two friends play the strings on certain tracks. 

What was the ambitions of the band when you started? Well, to be honest, I just wanted my stuff to be heard. It was time to share it with anyone willing to listen. I'd like to, in the future, have more people actively listening, or perhaps even a fan base! 

Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Well, to keep it short, I focus mostly on writing songs that are very much my own, if that makes any sense. Like, I just write whatever I feel is applicable to my situation. For the most part, I like to combine folk, punk, and garage rock, but I dabble in country (classic country, not this pop garbage) and even classical music. I've been told that my music is very strange, surreal, as well as beautiful and lush. But that's just what people have said. I'm just being myself in my music, and I think that is what's best about it! 

Who writes your songs?/Who writes the music who writes lyrics? I am responsible for all the arranging and composition of my music, as well as the lyrics. However, I love bouncing ideas back and forth between my friends and musical acquaintances. 

Who has the best since of humor in the band? Well, I'm the only member so... Me I guess. 

What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are?

Good: I'm being heard, I have some extremely supportive friends and fans that I'm super greatful for, and I'm loving what I'm doing!

Bad: nothing really. I guess my dance moves could be better, but that's pretty insignificant! And I think I'm a mix of folk, lo-fi, baroque pop, garage rock, and punk. 

Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? It's just a collection of my influences. My songs are about, you know, the usual topics; life, death, girls, emotions, masterbation, struggles with faith, birds, family, love, and just being human I guess.m

Do you write your own material or mainly covers? I write all my music. 

Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? I've made an EP called "Me and The Mule" that is available, but I'm also working on a debut LP currently! 

Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yeah, a few. Mostly demos. There is one video of a pre-pubescent me with a badger I actually caught. So that's groovy.  

How old are you?/What got you started in music? I'm actually only sixteen, so one could say I'm very new to music. I've been playing for about 8 years. 

At what age did you start playing? 7 or 8. 

How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? Maybe 12? 

What year was the band started? Late-2012 

Best/worst gig you've played? To quote Scott Pilgram "a gig is a gig is a gig." They all have their ups and downs. 

What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? Anywhere I can! 

Where have you played from then till now? Just small, make-shift venues. Not much else.

Witch band is the best you´ve seen? I saw Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel a couple years back. Cried. 

Is it always the same songs live? No, I'm constantly writing new materiel, and I try and change the already existing songs enough to keep my life performance as evolutionary as possible.

Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? No.

How big crowds do you usually play for? A maximum of 30. Numbers are futile, if just a single person comes I'm satisfied. 

What are the plans for the rest of the year? Write music and grow some groovy facial hair. 

How do you get psyched up for a gig? I usually just try and stay calm. I get too worked up about the image I project in other peoples' minds, and have nervous breakdowns. 

What are your goals with your music? Just to have some people enjoying it besides me and my grandma. You know.

When did you decide to go all in for the music? When I exited the birth canal. 

Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? Both chronological periods have influenced me. 

What are your sources of inspiration? Um, you know, other artists, my parents, friends, friendly rivalries! 

How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? I think it projects the image of a musician as one who doesn't need money like the rest of us. We all need something to get by. I mean, yes it's art, it's special, but we can't do what we love without a little support. If you wouldn't steal a football players helmet, why steal a musicians work? However, it is great to be heard.

Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? Um, I listen to a lot of indie rock, folk, classic country, classical music, delta blues, and a bit of breakbeat. My favorite artists are Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Built to Spill, Coba, Wavves, Hank Williams, Mississippi John Hurt, The Beatles, Fleet Foxes, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Miss Emma, Weezer, Foxing, Modest Mouse, Grand Wizard Theodore, Best Coast, mewithoutYou, The Hot Snakes, From Indian Lakes, and The Music Tapes.

What do you hold most dear? My family and Friends.

What would be your greatest fears for the future? To be anyone I'm not. 

When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? Women. 

Have you been part of any other projects? None that are worth mentioning. 

What do you work with outside of the band and the music? I do yard work. Blowin leaves, painting swing sets. 

What would you do if there was no music? Cry

How important are your fans? They are everything to me, all five of them.

What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? Once a ton of my friends showed up to support me at one of my first gigs. It was awesome. 

How often do you rehearse? Every day.

Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? I wrote a song for this one female I'm friends with called Snot Nose. It's an alright tune. I'm also proud of a jam called All Things Will Pass, For Good or For Bad

What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? Passion. 

 Do you have any webpages? https://soundcloud.com/alex-kent-17

Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Be yourself, drink lots of water, and don't do drugs.

How do you view the musicindurty of today? It's an industry. There's nothing musical about it.

What are the biggest obstacles for a band? Being heard.

How would you describe your sound in one sentence. A unique concoction of gritty lo-fi folk, sensitive heartfelt lyrics, and some occasionally in tune vocals.

What is your favorite crappy instrument? No instruments are crappy. But I think my mom would say it's my accordion. Disclaimer: I love the 

Whats your Pre-show ritual? I sacrifice a virgin to Eddie Van Halen. 

Do you have anything to add? I love you all. 


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