interview with The Gebruder Grim

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Have any of you played in other bands? Plenty, too many to mention.

How is it that you started playing music? Borrowed and destroyed my fathers electric guitar.

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

Wolfman X - Guitar, Vocals

Tower Dammerhead - Drums

El Dialobo - Bass

Ivan Metalac - Guitar

Have you had other previous members?

Goatman - Bass

The Grim - Bass

Did you make music even when you were young? Plenty. Hardcore, Punk, Indie

Where are you from? Berlin, Germany

What year did the band form? 2011

What's your style of genre? Power Metal

What inspires you? Honesty, Iron Maiden, Kebab, our kids and Jameson

How often and where do you reherse? In Berlin, every two months

How have you developed since you started with the music? We've acquired a second guitar player to do twin leads

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? We are a writer, a journalist, a kids therapist and an adman. Amazin, huh?

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

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Actually we are. We consider ourselves a DIY band but with kids and jobs we can't manage that shit all by ourselves any longer.  

What made you decide to make this music? Teenage days listening to stuff like Maiden, Anthrax, Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath

What are your songs about? Paranoia, war, sickness, death, humanity's petty mindset, the weather 

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Wolfman X

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Music. First off a few homemade riffs, then putting the pieces together in rehearsals, then and only then the lyrics.

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Rehearsal space and in the bedroom.

Have you done any covers live? Iron Maiden - The Prisoner, Black Sabbath - Supernaut, Deep Purple - Fireball, Iron Maiden - Losfer Words

What language do you sing in? English 

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? least 60, most 200

What ages are most of your concert attendants? 18 - 48

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? vary as shit

Do you have a regular place you play live often? Schokoladen, Berlin.

What was your first gig like? Amazeballs

What was your latest gig? Sometime last year with a band called HOT°

Where have you played live this year? Nowhere, we're recording

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We'll see

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? 2012. Couple of shirts for the first album

Where can people buy your merchandise? www.gebrudergrim.com

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? Don't care as long as they pay for it.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Too many thoughts and then none at all.

Do you have any role models or idols? Buddha, Adrian Smith

Why do you think that they exist? Because they were born at some time in the past.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Older bands cause they were grown ups when we were young.

What have been your biggest obstacles? Bassplayers

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Just do your thing. Don't stop.

How do you get psyched for a gig? With Jameson.

Do you have any new material? Plenty.

What are your web sites? www.gebrudergrim.com

How can people reach you? info@gebrudergrim.com

What are your plans for the future? Record and release our second album in 2016

Do you have something to add? Nope. Thanks for having us.

interview with Supreme Majesty

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Have any of you played in other bands? All of us have been playing i several bands before. Perfect Remedies, Little Yankees, In Black, Deep Quest, Rock Bottom Band... to name a few.
What are your names? / Who plays what? Joakim Olsson - Vocals Tobias Wernersson – Guitars, backingvocals Anders Andersson - Guitars Jonas Svensson - Keyboards Johan Rydberg - Drums Fredrik Skoog - Bass
Did you make music even when you were young? I started writing music when I was very young. Probably around 7 years old or so. But I did'nt write songs who I played live until I was 15 years old.
Where are you from? I'm from Eringsboda (Blekinge) in the south of Sweden. But now I live in Kristianstad.
What year did the band form? 1999
What's your style of genre? Melodic Hardrock/Metal (i think)
What inspires you? Things that happens in my surrounding and classical music.
How often and where do you reherse? Not very often with the band but I play pretty much every day at home.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? I work with computer graphics, 3D and film
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? No not at the moment. We feel that we really want to write and record new material before we go on a tour. But after that, of course :-)
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We have released 3 albums on different labels before (worldwide) but we are always interested in new deals.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? I mainly write the music and Joakim Olsson writes the lyrics. But sometimes it's the other way around.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? I often start to write the music but sometimes a phrase or a line of lyrics can trigger a melody or a concept for a new song.
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? No. I ”compose” when the inpriration hits me, but i put the song together in my home studio.
Have you done any covers live? Yes. I'll Be Waiting with Talisman, Out In The Fields with Gary Moore to name two.
What language do you sing in? English
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We always vary? But we always play some of the songs.
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We have a gig at Helgeåfestivalen in 1 august (www.helgeafestivalen.se) but we don't want to play live a lot before the next album is written and recorded.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? You really want people to hear your music so I think it's good with all the free streaming services. But on the other hand, everything costs. Instruments, time, studio, and so on and somebody's got to pay that. Who?
Do you have any role models or idols? Beethoven, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple. But there are so many more that i admire and inspires by.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I think so because everything was more ”real” back in the days. No computers, autotune and millions of overdubs.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Time, money and living in a small town
Do you have any new material? Yes. Almost to fill an album
What are your web sites? https://www.facebook.com/SupremeMajesty
How can people reach you? https://www.facebook.com/SupremeMajesty
What are your plans for the future? After the gig in 1 august we continue to write music and we'll take it from there.
Do you have something to add? No, I just wanna say thank you and I hope to se you att Helgeåfestivalen.
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