EMQ’s with IN SILENCE
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Modern Melodic Metal band In Silence! Huge thanks to them 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?
We are In Silence, We play Modern Melodic Metal. Long story short, the band was created from the remains of another band that split up and searched for new members, found our new guitarist Daniel and became In Silence!
How did you come up with your band name?
Like a genie in a bottle, Sebastian and Mikael rubbed a few cans of beer and came up with the name.
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
We are from Sweden and the metal scene is great. We are mostly known for the infamous “Gothenburg Sound”. The most successful bands are from Gothenburg and have a distinct sound.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
Our latest release is our new EP “One for All” and our next single Will be released later in May so stay tuned! (The single is ‘The Worst Liar’ and is out now)!
Who have been your greatest influences?
Oh that’s a tough question because we have so many different individual influences for example:
Erika: If I have to choose one influence I choose Kobra Paige vocalist in “Kobra And The Lotus” mostly because she is so humble. She, also like me, is trying to spread love and metal to the world.
Daniel: My biggest influence is probably Trivium. Mostly because they seem like a genuine and kind bunch of guys and their music is amazing and so inspirational.
Rasmus: In Flames! Because it’s simple and earfuckable.
Mikael: Steve Harris from Iron Maiden. Cuz he fucking rules!!
Sebastian: Sami from Kreator because he plays with so much soul and playfulness.
What first got you into music?
Different answers yet again:
Erika, Sebastian and Rasmus all have fathers who have played drums during the years, Mikael’s music interest started during his first music lessons in school and Daniel’s journey into music started with playing Guitar Hero and an uncle who played a lot of guitar.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Still differences in opinion but we can all agree on Lena Scissorhands from Infected Rain!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Finally an easy question: Wacken Open Air! It’s a big ass Festival with lots of people and bands and the crowd in Germany is crazy!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
We never receive any gifts from our fans 🙁
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Love and Metal!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
We need these two back right now, Cliff Burton and Ronnie James Dio!!
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
What we love the most is to play live. It’s like therapy for all of us and all the great response we get from our fans. The worst thing about it is the time between the gigs.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
That it’s harder for the musicians to get cred and money for their work. We like it better how it was “back in the day”!
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Erika: I rarely listen to a whole album but if I need to pick I’ll say “Time Stands Still” by Unleash The Archers. I listen to almost every song
Sebastian: Favourite album ever… probably “Phantom Antichrist” by Kreator!
Mikael: “We Are One” by The Bloodline!
Rasmus: “Clayman” by In Flames of course!
Daniel: My all-time favourite album? “The Sin and the Sentence” by Trivium!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
If you want the authentic sound we think Vinyl is better but streaming has made it easier to find and listen to new music.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Last year at a small Festival in Forshaga in Sweden called “Raise Your Fist For Metal 2018” Amazing gig and fantastic atmosphere!
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
We would be lying in the gutter drinking a lot of whisky after trying and failing to get careers as Pornstars!!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Freddy Krueger, The ‘Grudge’ girl, Marilyn Manson, Donald Trump and Håkan Hellström. May the best man win!
What’s next for the band?
A music video in the making and a gig at Sweden’s biggest Festival, Sweden Rock Festival!!
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
We don’t know but it sounds like a biscuit!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you for YOUR time and of course:
Love and Metal!
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