Have any of you played in other bands? Many bands. I’m playing bass in Bombs of Hades as well.
How is it that you started playing music? It was the most interesting thing to do. Who didn’t want to be a demon or a cat man?
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? All in their forties; Roger on vox and guitar, Rene on bass and Miche on drums.
Have you had other previous members? The name and I are going back to -86 and then there were other members, but as this compilation of men there hasn’t.
Did you make music even when you were young? Ever since I grabbed my first six string.
Where are you from? Sweden.
What year did the band form? Originally in 1986, but it only survived one show. When we started this band we tried a couple of names but sticked with this one...
What's your style of genre? Hard to answer, it’s up to the listener. Teutronic-death-thrash-doomisch-metal?
What inspires you? Insanity and madness.
How often and where do you reherse? Once a week I suppose.
How have you developed since you started with the music? Massively. It was a long time ago either of us played metal.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Art...
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? No.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Sure. But I wouldn’t want to be trapped by a major label. Small independent labels are the way to go!
What made you decide to make this music? Insanity and madness.
What are your songs about? Insanity and madness.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? I write the lyrics, but the songs we make together. Someone comes with a riff and we take it from there.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Almost always whit the riffs.
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Nope!
Have you done any covers live? Nope!
What language do you sing in? English!
What ages are most of your concert attendants? Not important.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? Depends
Do you have a regular place you play live often? There isn’t that many good places around.
What was your first gig like? Nervous!
What was your latest gig? As an opener for Bombs of Hades release party.
Have you had to cancel a gig? Not yet!
Where have you played live this year? At Bankiren in Västerås.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? Merch is always fun. We have some shirt designs, buttons, a tape and a limited CD on it’s way.
Where can people buy your merchandise? At gigs and thruu us.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? It’s a great way to get music. Metal fans always buy the stuff they’re into any way...
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? They’re paranoid.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? It depends how many readers you’ve got i suppose...
Do you have any role models or idols? OZZY
Why do you think that they exist? His mom and dad had some fun and, whoops, Ozzy is born....
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? At my age, my inspiration is from the older bands. But newer bands can give'm new points of entry.
What have been your biggest obstacles?Ordinary life seems to be the biggest obstacle.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Chase the rainbow.
How do you get psyched for a gig? Beer and red wine...
Do you have any new material? We’re writing for a new album right now...
What are your web sites? http://www.foad-sweden.blogspot.se/
How can people reach you? Thru Facebook I suppose.
What are your plans for the future? Get someone to release our stuff on vinyl.
Do you have something to add? Had a great time answering questions.