interview with Schmale Schakale

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Have any of you played in other bands? "Yes, each of us course ;-)"
How is it that you started playing music? "We were forced to do that - following our genetic code, doing our own thing with big fun at all... Philosophy answer, isn't it?"
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? In short form: BEN(edikt) – 46 – Drums / Dr. Best (Daniel) – 45 – Guitar / Ditschi (Ditmar) – 52 – Bass / Lübby (Frank) – 52 – Vocals
Have you had other previous members? Last year our „old“ Bass-Man OBI (39) left the Band (need more time for himself and his family)
Did you make music even when you were young? All Band members had other Band before they changed from "teens 2 twens"
Where are you from? We are from „good old germany“ - about 80 km east of Cologne in a region called „sauerland“
What year did the band form? „Schmale Schakale“ was founded in November 2011 (Our Drummer BEN wanted a Band for his (40) Birthday) 
What's your style of genre? We cover basicly all those (Punk) Rock & Metal Songs that we also hear private/70s to 90s stuff
What inspires you? "Ditschi und me (Lübby) were influenced by music in the 70s and 80s - AC / DC, Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Ted Nugent, Saxon, Metallica, Slayer …,  "
How often and where do you reherse? "Too little! Since 2 members ride in shifts and our drummer is 130km away we average about one rehearsal a month.
We rehearse in Lennestadt (Meggen) with 6 other bands in ""Rooms 4 Rock"""
How have you developed since you started with the music? Would be a miracle if not - in the past we have written (in different bands) own songs - in the last years we just  covered only Rock and Metal songs
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? "Besides our families and sports activities, there is not so much to mention"
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? "No, we are managed by our Drummer BEN…"
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Since we only cover it does not really make much sense
What made you decide to make this music? Just speaking for me: The rock singers got the most girls, that was incentive enough ;-)"
Have you done any covers live? That's exactly what we are doing
What language do you sing in? english (with a nice german accent. 
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We do not really count with that. On private parties (30) to small Open Air gigs (> = 100). Our (Beer)Pub Gigs have between 50 and 100 listeners
What ages are most of your concert attendants? Very different - from 20 up to 70
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? "Always the same ""song and dance"" is boring. We change basically and according to the occasion"
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Not at all -  but in a few clubs we played 3-times
What was your first gig like? I Guess anyone felt like a kind of superhero (or fool if he faild)
What was your latest gig? A few weeks ago und pretty good!
Have you had to cancel a gig? "No, never!"
Where have you played live this year? Just a few – (beer)pub gigs
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? No concrete future plans right now
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We start 4 ages – just 4 fun
Where can people buy your merchandise? take a look @ https://shop.spreadshirt.de/schmaleschakale/
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Its a sign of the times – in the early days we said „homefucking is killing prostitution“
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Think the changes 4 new bands with low budget are better now
What do you think of my work? Great Job! It‘s a honor to work with U
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? I‘m not really care – but we hope that it won‘t damage / hurt us (more than we do by ourselfs)
Do you have any role models or idols? In my youth it was Bon Scott
Why do you think that they exist? It only is human to look up to someone
"Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today?" "I Guess the mixture of "old & new" (solid base + open mind) makes it."
What have been your biggest obstacles?
Apart from the fact that you often stand in your own way??
What is lacking in talent can be removed through work and perseverance - but it is often overly charged. Face your weaknesses ;-)
Our motto:
What is a 1/2 tone among friends?
We meet at the next intersection ...
No matter - the main thing is FUN"
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Yust do your onw thing!
How do you get psyched for a gig?
"I do not know if I understand the question correctly ...
... by car, with a little beer in the blood (but do not drive ourself)."
What are your web sites?
How can people reach you? See Contact info on Facebook
What are your plans for the future? Play as long as we are able to play – have fun on Stage
Do you have something to add? Not now, maybe later 

interview with Line Of Tension

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Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, we have played before in another band projects, but now we're just working toguether in Line Of tension
How is it that you started playing music? we have diffrent stories, but if you are asking about how Line Of Tension started to play music, all we can say is that we were trying to escape all that bad things we've been through for a long time, so we choose music to do it.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?

Missael R. Reyes (23 years old) - Rythm Guitar & vocals
Alex S. Beltrán  (27 years old) - Drums & vocals
Hassam Marmolejo (27 years old) - Lead Guitar
Jonathan Flores (22 years old) - Bass
Have you had other previous members?
Yes we had, in the beginning. 

Did you make music even when you were young? Yes, we've been creating music for years in another projects or even on our own.

Where are you from? we´re from Guadalajara City, México.

What year did the band form? Line of tension was formed in 2016 

What's your style of genre? Thrashcore/metalcore with progressive influences

What inspires you? We are inspired to reach people who feel dentified with our music and our content, we want people to feel what we are expressing and give'em sensations that we can feel too.

How often and where do you reherse? We reherse every weak, and we like to try diffrent places to do it, to experience diffrent sounds. 

How have you developed since you started with the music? we have developed well, we think we move the right step, in the beginning we used to play uncoordinated, the sound of the band was improving over time, but now we sound well and we're still getting better

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Yeah, each one of us studies a university degree, we have independent plans beyond the ban. But we work the band with priority. 

Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes, we think we can get great opportunities working together with other people sharing our interests.

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes, as the last question we answered, we think we can do great things working with more people.

What made you decide to make this music? ur problems, our feelings, we like to write about real things, we write about the problems that surround us, we turn our feelings, emotions and problems into music, we think music must have a reason to exist, not just write it without a feeling behind the chords or lyrics.

What are your songs about? The songs we play now are about instrospection, we are writing about the problems of inside majorly. But we have also songs about love, or even a song with its own story.

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? We do compose together, but lyrics ar majorly written by Missael.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? We work in both ways.

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? No.

Have you done any covers live? Yes, mostly "Stranded" by Gojira.

What language do you sing in? English

What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? Honestly we don't know how to answer this question.

What ages are most of your concert attendants? We have noticed that people who to our shows are mostly around our age.

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We try to do vary.

What was your first gig like? It was good, even being that nervous, we played well and people liked it 

What was your latest gig? Actually very good, now a little more people knows the project and it always feels very cool to play with old and new people 

Have you had to cancel a gig? Never.

Where have you played live this year? Mostly in Guadalajara, we've played in diffrent shows inside the city, but we have visit Mexico City and Autlán de Navarro and a few more places recently. 

Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We're planning to go on tour all around the country after we release our first album at late 2018.

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We started last year, we have t-shirts and hats for sale mostly.

Where can people buy your merchandise? Directly with the band, and in our Facebook page.

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? We think both ways are awesome, people can get a record and collect it, or hear it at the car, but they can have the album in their Ipod or cellphone, so they can acces their favorite music in diffrent ways. It's kinda cool.

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? We think it changed notoriusly, maybe it has reduced the selling of records a little, because of digital plataforms.

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We think that maybe it will help us mainly for you to know us and our band, and maybe to other people to know us as well.

Do you have any role models or idols? Yes.

Why do you think that they exist? Maybe because of their unique style and music, and their efforts to reach their places in music world. But mostly because of people who like their music.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? We think it depends of the perception of each person.

What have been your biggest obstacles?

This is a very good question, mainly the fact of create real original music, we worked very hard in each one of our songs and it's been a huge obstacle to finish them, but once we have the finished song we feel great, and satisfied after our work.
Another obstacle has been to learn to be a band and not just musicians and now that we work as a band, things are quite better.

What advice would you give other bands or artists? work hard and don't be conformist, follow your way and make music with your experiencie emnodied into your songs.

How do you get psyched for a gig? We still tremble on stage, that's the better way to explain it, it's very exiting so we prepare for it the best we can before getting on stage, so we can give the best.

Do you have any new material? Yes we're working on it.

What are your web sites?

https://www.facebook.com/lineoftension

https://open.spotify.com/artist/38p1Cdq2QyB3rqnZUmEZ7s

https://www.instagram.com/lineoftension

How can people reach you? By our facebook page, or sending us an e-mail to lineoftensionofficial@gmail.com

What are your plans for the future? We're planning to go to play to another countries and keep writing new music to take with us.

Do you have something to add? Specially thanks for the interview, we're glad for the interest, and we hope you like the band and our music.

 

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