intervju med NORMORIA

Have any of you played in other bands? Yes, the three of us have played in other bands, some of us in metal, punk, and symphonic metal bands before we met.
What are your names? / Who plays what? Johan is our bass player and growl vocalist, Gustav plays guitar, and Angel Moonshine is the lead singer in the band.
Have you had other previous members? We had two different backup singers separately in two different occasions, but a band wasn't really what they wanted to dedicate their time to so they moved on awhile ago. We don't hold any hard feelings towards them, we understand that this is not for everyone. It requires a lot of time and commitment, so we appreciate their honesty and wished them all the best.
Where are you from? Johan is from Sweden, Gustav is half Swedish and half American, and I'm (Angel) an American. As a matter of fact Gustav and I moved to Sweden a few years ago but we're both from California.
What year did the band form? Normoria was founded in 2016 by our American lead vocalist and songwriter, Angel Moonshine. But it wasn’t until 2017 that all the members came together as a band. 
What's your style of genre? Our genre is dark electro and rock-industrial. The music is a fusion of different dark styles.
What inspires you? I think life in general is very inspiring, and other people' stories. That's were most of our song's lyrics come from.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We aren't necessarily looking for a label, but they are always welcome to approach us. We're open.
What are your songs about? Our songs are about different topics, but usually about standing up against discrimination, or animal rights. We are passionate about standing up for these things, and spreading awareness.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? That's Angel,  she does most of it, but we all bring ideas to finalize our songs' composition.
Have you done any covers live? No, we haven't yet. But we would like to do a few covers of song cool songs some of us have in mind.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? They're all ages, but most of them are late 20's and over. I guess the older you get the easier it gets to appreciate good music. hahaha ;) 
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? No, it varies. It depends of where we play, and the length of the set that the event organizers has allotted.
What was your first gig like? Our first big gig was at Subkultfestivalen in Trollhättan, Sweden. It was very exciting to play and share our music with people from the subculture in an awesome festival where everyone is welcome. 
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Well, now it has even moved to mostly streaming. Which is a double edged sword. Its easier to make your music available than ever before, but on the other hand that means that there so much more music available for listeners. That means it is much harder to stand out and for people to find out about you. It also means that you don't make any money from listeners unless you have millions of streams. 
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Interviews are always good, it help artists like us to share a little bit of our lives with the readers and fans. It creates a connection with the followers, and they appreciate to know more about the bands that they really like.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? In my case most of the inspiration when writing comes from older bands that I grew up listening to, and that aren't necessarily the same genre of our band.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? To be true to your art and be humble.
Do you have any new material? We're right now working on a new ep which it should be coming out in August.

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