EMQ’s with BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL!
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with German, Black/Doom Metal band Being “alive” Is Beautiful. Huge thanks to Christina Earlymorn for taking part!
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Hi folks! My name is Christina Earlymorn and I play the bass and sing. I started the band in 2017 as a solo project.
How did you come up with your band name?
Back in 2017, I wanted to end my life. I wanted to jump in front of a train. I said to myself: Being “alive” is soooo damn beautiful… Let’s end this existence! Well. Then I was thinking that BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL might sound like a good band name for a depressive metal project. So, I began to write the music instead of killing myself.
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
I am from Germany/Bavaria (Munich region). Our scene is a mix between the South German metal scene and the North Austrian metal scene. It’s a small family like scene. Everybody kinda knows everyone and bands are helping out each other. I like it. We have thrash, death and extreme metal down here.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
Our latest release is a long-player which is called “UNFRIEDEN” (un-peace). It was released on April 4th. We also released a music video to it called SELBSTFINDUNG (self-finding) and is ready to watch on YouTube!
Who have been your greatest influences?
I am mainly a guitar playing girl. I started out 19 years ago on guitar. In BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL I only play bass, because we are a two piece band. Only drums, bass and vocals. No guitars.
But to answer your question, I have to say: Gorgoroth, Immortal, Megadeth, Zakk Wylde, Dimebag Darrell, Joe Bonamassa and Yngwie Malmsteen.
What first got you into music?
I was bullied over a very long time in school, plus abused by a Catholic Nun in elementary school for two years. My parents were always fighting at home and I had no one who cared/listened to me. After I listened to some Metallica, I knew what kinda sound was fitting to my soul and I wanted to play guitar. So, bullying brought me to Metallica, Metallica brought me to playing guitar and playing guitar brought me deeper into Metal music and different styles of music over the years also.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Too tough a question! I really don´t know. I always love to perform in front of people. IDGAF if it’s on the streets of nowhere, or if it’s at the Whiskey a Go-Go in Hollywood or at Wacken.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I have not received any gift or weird gift from a fan. But fans are writing how I helped them through rough times with my music via Email and Facebook. That´s GIFT enough for me!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Life SUCKS, but with our music it pretty much gets acceptable :-). (Wait until we drop our new Single 😉 The title begins with “Life Sucks, but our….” …you will see!) We want to be a shoulder for you to lean on with our music, when nobody seems to care, see or understands you with your depression, problems, frustrations, fears, transsexualism, loss of a loved one or cancer diagnosis, ETC!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Playing my instruments, recording music and getting creative!
I hate the hole grid steps that are often installed to get up to the stage, because I fall through the holes with my heels. I’ve got to have two pairs of shoes with me. That SUX!
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
That talent would matter over the “if it sells, we support it” thing going on.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Motörhead – “Bastards”
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Well, with BEING “ALIVE” IS BEAUTIFUL we haven’t had a gig yet, because it wasn´t planned to create a band and to play our songs live. So we rehearse a lot, to get to the right level!
With the other band, in which I play guitar (SUCKING LEECH) we play a lot of gigs. I can remember playing with SUCKING LEECH at Kaltenbach Open Air Festival. This is in the Austrian mountains. It was a good gig and a cool location! Otherwise I enjoyed playing the Obscene Extreme Festival with SUCKING LEECH back in 2017! The crowd was so intense!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
I would probably kill somebody.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
My man, a GWAR band member, Donald Trump, a Clown and Evel Knievel to jump over us!
What’s next for the band?
We will finish our Single that we wanna put out. We also want to get a music video done for it. And in between we will rehearse the shit out of us!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
“Jaffa Cake” always remembers me of Teal´c. My man is a huge Stargate SG1 fan! There is a Jaffar warrior named Teal´c and I think he may dig this biscuit cake, because it says “Jaffa”!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you so much for the Interview! Keep on rockin´ – rulin´!
Greetings from Munich!
Christina Earlymorn // Being “alive” is beautiful
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