EMQ’s with TELMA

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EMQ’s with TELMA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Larisa, Greece based Metal band, Telma. 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?

Our name is Telma and we play metal! Descriptively, we would say that we are playing a combination of modern groove metal with old school elements. Sharp and fast riffs lined with old-fashioned vocals and guitar leads and solos, making the end result both heavy and emotional.

The band began its formation when the two brothers Markos (guitar) and Filip (bass) met Mike (drums) and started jamming. After three or four-months Mike introduced Anthony(vocals) to the other two, whom he knew from a previous band they had. After that we jammed a little harder and the result of that is our first album. We started the recording process in September 2020 with the help from George Margaritopoulos, who is a very close friend and also the producer of “Eternal”, our upcoming album. The album was finished somewhere around April 2021 and in May 2021 the last member was added to our group, Kostas(guitar)! From May until now we have been rehearsing and promoting our work via social media. We can’t wait to start playing some shows and we hope things with the pandemic get better soon for everybody’s sake! And that’s the story of Telma so far!

How did you come up with your band name?

Telma comes from a Greek word which means something like a dead end and it was an idea of our guitarist Markos. It sounded cool and went well with the topics of our upcoming album, as well as our style of music.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We are from Larisa, Greece. The scene in our city is not particularly big but all bands know each other and there is mutual support between us. As for our country, there are awesome metal bands that are showing the way to everyone such as Septicflesh, Rotting Christ and lately some more heavy rock bands like 1000Mods, Planet of Zeus and others that were able to get past Greece’s border and are touring all around the world. Also, there is a big underground scene that many are not aware of but Greece produces a lot of good music. There are many bands that have all the potential to go viral but unfortunately the economic situation in the country has been a real struggle for everyone the last few years and that is not very helpful.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We have released two single video clips, Perfect Storm and Bipolar Distress from our upcoming full-length album which was released on the 20th of August.

‘Bipolar Distress’ (Official Lyric Video)

‘Perfect Storm’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Some of our greatest influences from the older to the more recent ones are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Nevermore, Alice in Chains, Slipknot, Linkin Park, Lamb of God, Gojira and Tesseract. We all have different tastes in music but these are the most common between all of us and have clearly impacted our music.

What first got you into music?

The specific reason for our members differs but mostly we think it was the era we grew up with where there was a lot of rock and metal music coming out and many bands were forming everywhere.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

Corey Taylor, hands down! (Sorry Anthony).

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

We really like Wacken Festival, Download and Resurrection. But, of course, we wouldn’t say no to any festival anywhere in the world.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

3kg of lamb chops by a local tavern

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Be kind to each other, we aren’t here for long, so better make life easier and peaceful for everyone. And support your local scene!

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Dimebag Darrell, because he had a lot more to offer and also because of the way he passed away.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Writing new songs and creating music and of course playing live in front of people. We hate cables that don’t work and drumsticks that break.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Marketing.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Nevermore – “Dead Heart In A Dead World”.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

We grew up with cassettes and CD’s but now you can’t ignore the convenience of downloads and the quality of the vinyl. We basically love everything!

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Unfortunately, we were formed during the pandemic and the scene right now is pretty dead in Greece. We have a secret show coming up and we hope to start playing from September.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

The truth is that we are not musicians, not professionally at least. Four of us are engineers and Kostas is an agriculturist. We like what we do but people need some escape, and the band is perfect for that.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ozzy Osbourne, Carl Sagan, Karl Marx, Jesus Christ and Dwight Schrute.

What’s next for the band?

Next for the band is to start playing shows and showing people our work, same as all the bands that are on pause due to the corona situation.

What social media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We mostly use Facebook and Instagram for updates to our work, news and shows coming up. Our music will be available on all major platforms such as Youtube, Spotify, Bandcamp, Tidal etc.
www.telma.bandcamp.com/releases
www.facebook.com/TelmaBand
www.instagram.com/telma_band/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/06NS2fnkXepEdHlJtQB9Jn
www.youtube.com/channel/UCQuuE3E1r2hpEM8S7vCCvow

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thank YOU for the interview! We hope you enjoy our music, and we hope to come and play a show near you sometime! Peace!

Telma

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EMQ’s with OHMWORK

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EMQ’s with OHMWORK

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Norwegian based Classic Rock/Metal Power Trio, Ohmwork. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Anders L. Rasmussen and bassist Helge Nyrud 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?

Nyrud: My name is Helge. I’m the bass player. The dude next to me is Anders who is the singer and guitarist.

The band started in the spring of 2012. Anders wanted to start a new project with completely new people he hadn’t played with before. He found a drummer and all they needed was a bass player, and my name came up. We met up for some rehearsals, and we got on and started to make songs.

Rasmussen: Since then, we have made five albums! And played a shitload of gigs together. Good times!

How did you come up with your band name?

Nyrud: We stole it. From Geezer Butler’s band GZR.

Rasmussen: Haha! A killer band name indeed!

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Nyrud: We are from Norway. The scene here is great. Especially here in Oslo. Lots of concerts and festivals – at least before the pandemic.

Rasmussen: I live up north in Tromso. The music scene is stellar there too. In general, I think the Norwegian metal scene is very much alive and kicking!

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Rasmussen: On 27th of August we release our fifth album “Pareidolia”. It was preceded by two singles: ‘Liquid Fire’ and ‘Hill Of Tara’. Check them out!

‘Hill Of Tara’ (Official Lyric Video)

‘Liquid Fire’ (Official Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Nyrud: Good question…We get inspired from a lot of things… but mainly from the Heavy Rock/Metal of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s…

Rasmussen: Tons of influences. Black Sabbath, Mastodon and Rush come to mind.

What first got you into music?

Nyrud: For me personally, my cousin. She gave me a Hendrix album, and that was it! I had to learn how to play the guitar!

Rasmussen: Old Kiss cassettes me and my brother got from our uncle. From then on, aged 4-5, I was hooked on good heavy rockin’ music!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Rasmussen: Hmm…Let’s take a surprising turn here. I’ll say Yola! 😊 What a voice!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Rasmussen: Download! The classic festival previously known as Monsters of Rock, or Donington. Yeah, that would have been a dream.

Nyrud: Wacken would have been nice.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Rasmussen: Can’t remember any weird gifts, sorry.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Rasmussen: You are the best! Without the fans we are nothing – no one!

Nyrud: Keep supporting us. We love you all.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Rasmussen: Dio!

Nyrud: John Entwistle. What a player…

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Rasmussen: The most enjoyable is to be creative! That feeling conquers all! Some of the business side of it is not that enjoyable.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Rasmussen: Getting paid real money for streaming your music! What a shitty deal…

Nyrud: The whole “money talks concept”. A lot of good bands never stand a chance because their music doesn’t sell.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Nyrud: “Thick As A Brick” by Jethro Tull. It’s my all-time no. 1 album to go to.

Rasmussen: “Holy Diver”. The voice, the songs!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Rasmussen: Vinyl. Not because of the sound. If you want the best sound quality, go buy a CD. That said I like the sound of vinyl better than CD. Vinyl has an overdriven and hot sound that we happen to call ‘warm’. Vinyl is bigger in size, you’ve got more space for the artwork, more details. That’s important too! By the way, I’m done with CD’s. Vinyls are way cooler!

Nyrud: Shitstorm in…3…2…1…CD.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Nyrud: I would say Bukta Open Air in 2016.

Rasmussen: I agree. We were on fire! The audience too!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Nyrud: Probably the same as I do now, working in a youth care home.

Rasmussen: Yeah, we’ve got (other) jobs where the real money comes from…I am a teacher.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Nyrud: Hitler, Margaret Thatcher, Donald Trump, Kent Hovind and Stalin. Just to figure out what the fuck is wrong with these people…

What’s next for the band?

Rasmussen: New album release! Hopefully, many new gigs in the coming months!

Nyrud: Get the new album out and start touring a little bit. Hopefully, things are opening here now, so we can finally start getting out on the road again.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Rasmussen: These links should cover all grounds of Ohmwork.
www.ohmworktromso.com/
www.facebook.com/ohmworktromso/
www.instagram.com/ohmworktromso/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Nyrud: Hahaha! What about the god damn “jaffa cakes asswipe??” (I am a big fan of TV Series ‘Bottom’) No, I think it’s cake-ish…I may be wrong here…

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Rasmussen: Nice talking to you 😊 Remember to be the first in line when our album arrives 27th of August! Be an Ohmworker!

Anders L. Rasmussen (guitarist and vocalist) and Helge Nyrud (bassist) of Ohmwork

Ohmwork Promo Pic (credit Mads Sørensen Hammer)
Photo by Mads Sørensen Hammer

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EMQ’s with BLACK 7

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EMQ’s with BLACK 7

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with brand new, Hannover, Germany based Melodic Instrumental Heavy Rock project, Black7. Huge thanks to main man, Lars Totzke, 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?

My name is Lars and during the Corona phase I started playing guitar again and developing ideas. After a few months I had enough ideas and decided to publish it.

How did you come up with your band name?

At the end of 2020 I bought a new guitar. A black 7-string

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I am from Hannover, Germany.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

The Album “Look Inside” will be my first release since 1998. It is due to be released on 8th October.

‘Look Inside’ (Album Teaser)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Ritchie Blackmore, Gary Moore, Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Sevendust, Korn,

What first got you into music?

The first album I got was “Highway To Hell”. Before that I got to know Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin through my father. When NWOBHM started in the mid-eighties it was clear that I wanted to play the guitar.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I think Apocalyptica would be an interesting idea.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Rock in Rio, one of the biggest.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

A cuddly toy.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Bon Scott. He was cool.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

To fully develop creatively is an incredible feeling. Getting little money for it and earning it in other ways is less great.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I think the internet has changed a lot.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Iron Maiden – “Live After Death”

Metallica – “Black Album”

Paco de Lucia/Al Di Meola/John Mclaughlin – “Friday Night In San Francisco”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I prefer CD’s.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

It was a Band contest. The last concert was in front of 1000 people and Victory were the headliner.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

No idea. Maybe banker. At least you earn money there. 😊

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

What’s next for the band?

Promoting my album. Let’s see what the future will bring.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.black-seven.de/
www.youtube.com/channel/UC29c1c5r-hHKv4zdlkRl29g

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit of course.

Black 7 Promo Pic

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EMQ’s with GRANDE FOX

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EMQ’s with GRANDE FOX

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Thessaloniki, Greece based Psychedelic Heavy Stoner Rock band, Grande Fox. 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 Grande Fox; we play Psychedelic Heavy Stoner Rock. Nevertheless, listeners always find a lot of evidence from other genres and this is because the band leaves open the possibility of experimentation when creating new material as long as it always has something essential to say and represent.

The band has so far created 4 recordings during the six years of active presence, the LP “Space Nest” (2016), the EP “Kulning” (2018), the Single ‘Documento’ (2019) and LP “Empty Nest” (2021).

How did you come up with your band name?

The idea of the name is a combination of admiration of the fox and the way of survival in nature but also the way of hunting its prey and at the same time the great spirit that characterizes us as people, as a company, as a brotherhood with high goals and creativity that sometimes it floods our minds and we get to the point where we push ourselves hard enough to choose the final forms of our projects.

What country/region are you from and what is the metal/rock scene like there?

We are from Greece, Thessaloniki. The truth is that in recent years, in Greece, a stoner rock community has been created around new and old bands in their majority, independent of record companies. An underground music world. We believe that it is still in its infancy and has not known its peak but is heading there.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is the LP “Empty Nest” which is accompanied by three videos, two videoclips for ‘Manganite’ and ‘Rottenness Of Youth’ and a lyric video for ‘Hangman’.

‘Manganite’ (Official Video)

Rottenness Of Youth’ (Official Video)

‘Hangman’ (Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Many artists influenced us and for sure we would need 10 pages to name them all. From Black Sabbath to Guns n’ Roses, from Rage Against The Machine to Fever 333, from Audioslave to Linkin Park, from Pink Floyd to Pearl Jam even from Marilyn Manson to Tool, Limp Bizkit to Deftones and the list goes on and on and on…

What first got you into music?

Passion and a strong need of expression especially in harsh times like these. Music is our way out. It is the gate of light in times full of darkness, is the redemption from the slavery of misery but above all modern and “easy” life.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

From our country that would probably be Planet of Zeus, 1000mods, Vic, Narcosis, Dendrites and many other big bands.

And from abroad we would love to collaborate with bands such as Clutch, Monster Magnet, Godsmack, TruckFighters, My Sleeping Karma and truly many many more.

If you could play at any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Historically speaking that would be the first Woodstock Festival but as long as this is not a possibility anymore we would say Hellfest Open Air Festival and UK’s Download Festival.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Some piece of Rasta Hair from a crazy dude who’s said to be a magician…That was a bit creepy and scary but kinda funny too.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Many of our songs hide messages either lyrically or visually.

We believe in the complexity and diversity between people and we are ideologically and artistically opposed to any fascist or racist culture and ideology.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

That would certainly be Chris Cornell!!!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And do you hate?

What we enjoy most is the union of the frequencies that we emit the moment we play. Something magical happens when you let the music seduce you in this way. You radiate energy and feel in tune with the others next to you. It is an alternative form of communication. Common language for the whole world regardless of race, preferences and specialties. It is the common denominator that unites us and we like that most of all.

What we do not like at all is the jealousy of other musicians in our underground community. Sometimes the lack of respect they give birth to with ugly behaviour and the selfish element within them that does not allow them to accept something new and innovative. The new authentic wave of music that often comes from the same feelings or experiences that are the cause and for themselves to write music.

What they need to understand is that we have entered a new era of consciousness and understanding and that, whether they like it or not, leads to a greater artistic flourishing. Such attitudes and behaviour do not suit us and do not represent us.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Streaming royalties need to be fair and distributed fairly. Streaming services are doing worse damage to revenue than we could have ever imagined with paid downloads.

We are now reaching the point of the “Spigot” business where the anticipated future of media distribution was all some form of streaming. And the current business model is not growing with the times.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Linkin Park – “Reanimation”

What’s the best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Downloads are more practical and fits better in our way of living nowadays but Vinyl is absolutely more sentimental and valuable to use, it connects you to another era, a period that changed everything full of light and inspiration. We also like cassettes and CD’s too because we have connected their existence with memories we had when we were kids.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

That’s a tough answer to give because every concert gave us something to remember. Probably we would say our gig in Germany at Blackland a live stage, one of the oldest in Berlin where we received such a great energy from the crowd that we’ll never forget. The vibe, the response of the people and their admiration they showed to us was a unique experience.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Probably professional athletes. The mindset on what we do as an indie band and what athletes do to achieve goals is very similar . Discipline , Dreams , Goals, Strategy, Practice, Patience, Self-Sacrifice are just some of the many similar factors that an athlete and an indie band definitely share.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

We don’t usually do dinner parties…but we love cocktail and beer parties! In that case we would love to drink some alcohol alongside Mike Shinoda, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, Myles Kennedy and Flea.

What’s next for the band?

We are preparing new video clips with songs from our new album “Empty Nest” and we are under discussion for a series of live performances. As we have already started to generate new musical ideas for future projects.

What social media/website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.grandefox.gr/
www.grandefox.bandcamp.com/
www.facebook.com/outofnesta/
www.instagram.com/grande_fox_official/
www.soundcloud.com/user-699685715-777881746
www.open.spotify.com/artist/7EgyTfkdvnQMo7e7FRsO6u
www.youtube.com/channel/UCDFXjbSxD6SkNlcv2LDu63w
www.music.youtube.com/channel/UCGmVJvcswf81wV1_PA9RJYQ

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jaffa cakes are biscuit sized cakes ! So definitely it’s both!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

We thank you a lot and we wish to all people prosperity and health.

Stay safe , stay strong and support community.

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EMQ’s with FLEISCHKRIEG

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EMQ’s with FLEISCHKRIEG

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Los Angeles, California based Industrial Metal band, FleischKrieg. Huge thanks to lead vocalist/songwriter Richard Cranor, 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?

My name is Richard Cranor, I’m the lead singer and chief songwriter. I met our guitarist (Thomas Crawford) while I was an uber driver in Seattle. I had just started FleischKrieg as a solo project and asked Thomas to contribute guitars. When he realized the songs I was demoing were half-decent, he invited me down to LA to write and record an actual album.

How did you come up with your band name?

“Fleisch Krieg” literally means Flesh War in German. Every day on this planet we’re fighting a war of self-preservation and personal sovereignty. Our body, mind, and soul are under constant attack from the descendants of Mesopotamian gods. It’s a daily battle.

What region/country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

USA…it’s growing stronger all the time.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We’re about to release our debut album in the fall entitled “Herzblut”. We’ve released two singles from that album, ‘Fool’s Folly’, and more recently ‘Reach’, both of which have music videos. They both give listeners a taste of what’s to come both sonically and visually. We’re going to release one more single in September. It’s a cover of Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’. It’s definitely a heavier take on the 80’s classic that won’t disappoint.

‘Reach’ (Official Video)

‘Fool’s Folly (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Definitely Rammstein, Die Krupps, and Depeche Mode. So much metal and electronic beauty in all those bands.

What first got you into music?

Girls. Just kidding. A really cool stoner guy gave me an SG rip off guitar for free. I learned some Black Sabbath/Metallica riffs and before you know it, I was addicted.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I think it would be fun to jam with Dee Snider personally. He was such a big influence of mine when I was a kid growing up.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

It would have to be any of the large goth-industrial festivals in Germany; M’era Luna, Wav-Gotik-Treffen, Wacken. They’re true believers over there.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Amateur gay porn clips in my DM on Instagram. Very up close and personal. Amazing technique…

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Gay porn is fine but I would appreciate it if you sent me some straight porn every now and then too.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Bob Marley. Because one night while peaking high on a pot brownie a Satanist gave me…Bob Marley came to me in a vision and let me know a little secret: Bob Marley and Jesus Christ were the same person. So, by all means, let’s get Bob Marley back.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Being a singer in an industrial metal band is the only thing I can say I honestly can’t trump. There’s nothing else on this planet I think I could be doing that’s a better use of my time, my energy. It just feels like the thing I should be doing. I hate the financial and other costs involved with trying to keep things going.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I guess a better way for undiscovered artists to get compensated better, in order to give it their best go in the beginning.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Pretty Hate Machine” by NIN. It pretty much opened the door to all things industrial.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Honestly, I love buying cassettes these days. They’re nostalgic and adorable. Vinyls are great for listening to and artwork.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

I think my favourite gig was when we were filming ‘Reach’. We set up in an alley in North Hollywood, no permits. Our manager stepped in human poop. We rocked out with cars driving by and nobody stopped us. Kind of cool.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Hollywood stuntman.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Miss Venezuela and 4 of her hottest friends.

What’s next for the band?

More live shows, and EP. We’ve all got cabin fever and can’t wait to get out and start sharing more of our stuff with the world.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.FleischKrieg.com is a great place to start.

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Not sure but either tastes good going down my pie hole.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

What the hell is a Jaffa Cake lol…

FleischKrieg

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EMQ’s with RAIBARD

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EMQ’s with RAIBARD

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Boston, MA based Experimental Rock band, RaiBard. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Daniel Gil, 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?

Daniel Gil, I play the guitar and sing. Back in 2016 I had written a bunch of songs and was looking for compatriots to play with. I came across a craigslist ad from Phil Mackay so I emailed Phil and he said he was going to come over, so we could play together. Funny story actually, my wife was worried that he was going to be an axe murderer. turns out that from the moment I opened the door and I saw Phil it was like I’ve known in my whole life; that is a very strange occurrence when it happens and very rare. So, Phil at the time was looking to do some recording work and after we played that initial session he decided to just play together and let’s and see where it took us.

How did you come up with your band name?

My wife came up with it actually. We were having dinner and some wine and she said what about RaiBard? Which kind of means the shining bard or the bard of light. this seemed appropriate, as my intention starting this band was to show the connection between music, spirituality and consciousness. Funny thing – when I was doing initial research into the name to see if anyone had it, I came across some accountant in Montana, whose name was Ray Bard. So, I changed it to the old French spelling of the name.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We all live in the Boston area. There’s a lot of really great metal bins in the area, and Greg and Phil were in a really amazing band called Ichabod some years ago. And Greg currently plays in ox blood forge if you haven’t checked out their stuff it’s fabulous! But the scene for live music in Boston is cool, but it could be a lot better it’s kind of seen a downturn in the last five or 10 years

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

I just did a remix of a song from our last album called “Pomegranate”. I’m working on lyric videos for remixes of our entire last album which is called “Queen Of The Night”. I think I recently hit a really great stride in terms of mixing. I am using a really great analog signal chain to get a really clear and direct sound, so I hope these remixes reflect that.

‘Meaning’ (Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

That sounds cliché but I’m really influenced by so many different kinds of music. I write contemporary concert music or classical music. I just actually had some pieces premiered, a string quartet and a piece for choir. I am influenced by everything from Indian classical music to rap to heavy music to electronic experimental music  

I am primarily influenced I think from the confluence of folk music, rock music, and the western classical repertoire.

What first got you into music?

I can remember laying in my crib as a baby and hearing some beautiful folk music. And I’ve been hooked ever since.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

Robert Plant.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I’ve always wanted to play at the Edinburgh festival. I’m so drawn to the city and I can’t explain it.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I’d rather not say. \m/

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Learn to listen to yourself truly and deeply. Trust in your own insight into things, and learn to think about and analyse the world.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Muddy Waters.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I enjoy the music the most. There’s nothing more enjoyable than music for me. Dealing with politics, and people’s stupid shit really can be frustrating.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

We need to get rid of the gatekeepers or at least teach them how to really recognize talent and quality.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Kansas – “Point Of No Return”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Honestly? It’s all good just get yourself in the mood and sit down and really listen to stuff. But that being said there’s nothing like vinyl.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

The first gig we ever did, was really amazing I had been fasting all day as I do from time to time to try to increase my awareness of the spiritual world, and we played to you know five or six people, but we really did it and it meant the world at the time!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I’d probably be researching ancient texts on esoteric subjects in some academic environment but who knows, I might just be doing a regular job though I know I’d be unfathomably less happy.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Geddy Lee
Albert Einstein
Jimmy Page
Muddy Waters
Dmitri Shostakovich

What’s next for the band?

Getting in front of audiences again and sharing our vision.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.raibard.com/
www.facebook.com/raibard
www.twitter.com/raibardband
www.instagram.com/raibard/
www.open.spotify.com/artist/33UFYutGwoMOhRnMsxGAQB
www.youtube.com/channel/UCpWtuxhv6V4gOrC3UgMci7Q

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

It’s a Ciscuit.

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EMQ’s with IMMORTALIZER

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EMQ’s with IMMORTALIZER

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Ontario, Canada based Heavy Metal project, Immortalizer. Huge thanks to Dave D.R. 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?

My name is Dave D.R. I’m a multi-instrumentalist from Ontario, Canada. I play guitar, drums, bass, keyboards and I sing as well. Immortalizer got started in 2015 when the band I was in went on hiatus. I wanted to create a band with a unique sound, blending classic style Heavy Metal with contemporary Metal elements. I released my debut EP “Unleashed” on CD & 7” vinyl in 2016 and on social media in 2020. I started working with legendary Metal singer Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear to further develop my vocal abilities and he’s also been helping me craft a wicked new vocal sound as well as mixing and mastering my latest singles. I’m extremely grateful to Ralf for all his help and expertise and I hope we can mix and master the rest of the album together as well!

How did you come up with your band name?

While I was writing and recording the debut EP I was also searching extensively for the right band name. I was working on a song called “The Immortalizer”, which is about a sword that gives its owner immortality at the expense of their soul and sanity. The name immediately leapt off the page and I knew it was the perfect name for the band.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

I’m originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The Metal scene there is quite small compared to say the Montreal Metal scene, but most of the Metalheads there are die-hard fans and are very loyal. When I was growing up and I started performing with my various bands we had tons of venues to play but over the years almost all of them shut down which is a real shame.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

I just released my latest single ‘Gone To Hell’ and the official music video for it as well!

‘Gone To Hell’ (Official Video)

‘Lemmy’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

I’ve been influenced by so many artists over the years, but the ones who have influenced me the most are Motörhead, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Saxon, Primal Fear, Iron Maiden, Dio, Helloween, Megadeth, Metallica, Michael Schenker and Symphony X.

What first got you into music?

I got into music at a very young age. My father had a massive record collection and he let me keep my favourites. He was switching over to CD’s so I ended up with quite the vinyl collection. My uncle Paul was probably the biggest influence on me though. He was a professional drummer in the 80’s and 90’s and I idolized him as a kid. He encouraged me to learn to play drums and taught me a lot of the basics as well as tips and tricks. From there I taught myself to play guitar, sing, play bass and keyboards as well. It wasn’t long before music was my whole life. By the time I was 7 years old I knew music was going to be my path in life and I’ve spent the last 25 years making that dream a reality!

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

I would love to collaborate with Ralf Scheepers! I’ve always greatly admired his incredible vocal abilities, his monster range and writing abilities too!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I’ve always dreamed of playing the Wacken Open Air festival! So many Metal legends have played that festival so it would be a true honour to get to play there too.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

I’ve received a few weird gifts over the years, panties, nude pics and videos and even a lock of women’s hair once haha.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you all so much for your continued support. It’s Metalheads like you that help keep me going! \m/.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Lemmy Kilmister for sure! I’ve been a huge fan of Lemmy & Motörhead for over 20 years. He would definitely be my first choice.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

The thing I love the most about being a musician is crafting songs from scratch. From that first riff that grips you to that final note on the recording. It’s very rewarding to me. The positive impact my music has on fans who identify with my lyrics and really enjoy my music. That’s always been a driving force for me. I also love the people you get to meet and work with. I love to perform as well. There’s no feeling on earth like playing in front of a cheering crowd. It’s absolutely intoxicating!

As for the things I hate, mean spirited, hyper negative people who demean and trash talk others just to be shitty. I especially hate seeing it happen to young Metalheads who are just starting out and are still searching for their sound.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

I would love to see more music venues opening back up and offering live music so bands have more places to play live. So many live music bars and music halls have closed down and it’s a real shame.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

That’s a tough one cause I have so many favourite albums. “Screaming For Vengeance” by Judas Priest is definitely an all-time favourite for me! It was my very first Priest record!

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I personally prefer Vinyl’s and CD’s. I love being able to hold on to the actual album itself as I’m listening to it. Exploring the album art, photos, posters, lyrics and all that wicked stuff! I love vinyls for their warm rich sound and I love CD’s for their crystal clarity. Downloads are just as good as CD’s of course, but Streaming can be frustrating if you don’t have good internet access. Cassettes were a huge part of my childhood, so I’ll always love them dearly too, but I was constantly playing them to death and having to re-spool my tapes getting eaten up by my old tape decks haha.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

That’s a tough one. One of the best gigs I played was with one of my old bands which my best friend and I formed. We were playing a benefit gig for a local children’s hospital and won over a tough crowd from a few towns over who didn’t know us at all. It was really wicked to win over the crowd like we did and also help a children’s hospital in the process. Definitely a very memorable night.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I think I would probably be making films. I’ve always loved movies and I even went to film school before permanently focusing on music. Writing and playing music has always given me this indescribable intoxicating rush that I just can’t live without.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I’d have to say Rob Halford, Ralf Scheepers, Biff Byford, Kai Hansen and Steve Harris. That would be incredible!

What’s next for the band?

Well, I plan on releasing a few more singles and videos while I continue to write and record the full length album. I’m also continuing my search for the right label and management company. I also hope to put a solid band together as soon as possible to be able to play shows and tour and grow as a band!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

The official website has all the latest news, updates and more but you can also find info on the Immortalizer Facebook page and on Twitter.
www.immortalizermusic.com
www.facebook.com/ImmortalizerBand
www.twitter.com/immortalizer_
www.soundcloud.com/Immortalizermusic
www.open.spotify.com/artist/7xrRagLe9pxfYTmOEcfpJX
www.youtube.com/channel/UCeWFUNPb1T_XpgdvXhGmEhw

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Hahaha, good question! I’d have to say cakes but cakes disguised as biscuits! Haha.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

It was my pleasure! Thanks for having me on Ever Metal!!
Cheers,
Dave D.R.

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EMQ’s with BESOMORA

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EMQ’s with BESOMORA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Sydney, Australia based Melodic Death Metal band, Besomora. Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist Vlad Martynov, 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?

My name is Vlad Martynov

I play the guitar and sing in the band.

I stopped playing music after moving to Australia, until 2020. By going to the local gigs and listening to different bands I realised that I could bring something new to the Australian metal scene, plus I already had an enjoyable experience playing metal for years and opening shows for famous bands like Kreator or Cannibal Corpse. I put an ad on Facebook looking for someone to play music with and, in just a few days, I was approached by Daniel Zolotic who eventually I started playing with. And I really liked his passion for music and the genuine person he was (which I believe is a rare quality in today’s world). That’s how the whole thing with our band started. Both of us have similar backgrounds, we both are Slavic people, I’m Russian and he’s Croatian so we got along quickly. He doesn’t like vodka though, which upsets me sometimes, haha.

Zeus, our bass player, had departed from a well-known technical death metal band due to his studies which didn’t leave much time for a demanding endeavour such as a band. Although he hadn’t planned on joining any bands until finishing his studies, the opportunity that Zeus saw in Besomora was rare and he decided to take it and fortunately for me he does like vodka.

How did you come up with your band name?

That’s a good question. We wanted to create a name that was very unique and different to other band names, especially in today’s world. It’s a challenge where we have millions of artists across the world. As our drummer and I have a Slavic background I’ve decided to come up with something that could represent our culture and could sound gothic and evil at the same time. Fortunately enough, in our Slavic mythology, we have lots of demons and dark spirits.

Bes is a demon from Slavic mythology. Its name in English literally means ”Anger”. They like to possess people causing extreme rage in them.

Mora is a night female demon that becomes a beautiful woman that visits men in their dreams, torturing and choking them with the desire to kill. I guess everyone had that feeling being choked in sleep, well next time it happens to you, then you know who’s responsible for that. Haha.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

Our band is multicultural which I believe is amazing. I’m Russian and our drummer Daniel is from Croatia, and Zeus, our bass player, was born in Australia but also has a Portuguese background.

Oh, it’s definitely big in Russia, since the 90’s when the Soviet Union collapsed and many Western bands started coming, the whole metal scene developed a lot and Russian metalheads are crazy and obsessed with the music and the lifestyle, and when they mosh or slam, God, you’d better to stay away sometimes when you’re not ready. Same applies to Croatian metal scene and I believe it’s even more developed there.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

We have just released our single ‘Disgraced’ which is available on multiple platforms including Spotify, iTunes and Youtube, and a lyric video which is also available on Youtube. It’s a melodic death metal song with dark lyrics about people having addictions that destroy their lives. I believe that’s become a very big issue in today’s world, and I see it very often in Australia unfortunately.

‘Disgraced’ (Official Lyric Video)

‘Disgraced’ (Official Band Playthrough)

Who have been your greatest influences?

For our drummer Daniel that’s definitely Saxon, Judas Priest and Metallica.

Whereas Zeus is more into technical stuff like Cannibal Corpse or Periphery.

My influences are definitely Kiss, Death and Kreator. Those are the main bands I’m getting my inspiration from even today.

What first got you into music?

First time I was introduced to metal music when I was 7 or 8 years old when my brother was listening to the “Master Of Puppets” album and I really liked that crazy sound and the energy, but it didn’t have much impact on me until I turned 13 when I saw James Hetfield playing the guitar on MTV and I was just blown away. Then I discovered KISS and since then that’s my favourite band of all time.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

That’s a tough one. I’d definitely collaborate with Peter Tägtgren from Hypocrisy. I think he’s a super talented guy and I really enjoy following his projects. Have you heard of the last one called Lindemann. That stuff is mad!!!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Definitely Hellfest. I’ve been there a few years ago and the atmosphere at the festival is just fantastic. They actually built a metal town where you can buy a guitar or get a tattoo or if you don’t want any of that you can just enjoy listening to metal for 4 days and hang out with amazing people from many countries. I’ve met a few Australians there by the way and tried to stay away from Russians just because I didn’t want to miss my favourite bands drinking vodka in the camp.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Holy Bible.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

I’d quote the legendary Chuck Schuldiner “Keep the metal faith alive!”

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Chuck Schuldiner of course.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I must say meeting up with people through music is the most enjoyable thing. It helped me a lot to find the right people at the right time in my life and made a tremendous impact on my professional career as well.

There’s nothing that comes into my mind that I would hate about being a musician. It motivates me and makes me feel happy every single day, and I hated only one thing and that’s not being a musician for 2 years when I just moved to Australia.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Ban people from publishing low quality music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

INXS – “Kick”

I can listen to it every day.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl! How nice it is to have a glass of red wine and enjoy that warm vinyl sound. And if there’s a beautiful woman sitting next to you. That’s just perfect.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Probably, the one when I was opening the show for Kreator in Moscow in 2013.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Probably promoter, I’m very good at organising things.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Paul Stanley
Eddie Vedder
Simone Simons
Paul McCartney
And someone from a black metal scene. Varg Vikernes. Imagine them sitting together at a dinner? Haha.

What’s next for the band?

We will be promoting our debut single for the next two weeks and then will continue working on our next release and this time there will be more surprises. I’m super excited about it.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

It’s mainly Instagram and Facebook groups. Plus, we send our press releases to various magazines, radio stations and blogs with help of our promoter and so far we’re receiving very good feedback.
www.facebook.com/besomoraband
www.instagram.com/besomoraband/
www.besomora.bandcamp.com
www.open.spotify.com/artist/7HGEaKlotOUFVv2Ni1ObPO
www.youtube.com/channel/UCghhYe2stzG7Q7quAw0UAQw

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Cakes!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

I just want to say a massive thank you to all the people who’ve been supporting us. That gives us so much motivation and inspiration to play music.

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EMQ’s with IKITAN

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EMQ’s with IKITAN

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with Genoa, Italy based Heavy Post-Rock trio, Ikitan. Huge thanks to all of 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?

Hi folks, we’re the IKITAN, an instrumental trio from Genoa (Italy), and we play a genre that can be defined as heavy post-rock.

The band was born in September 2019. We incorporate a lot of different influences in our music and we love to jam, that’s how our music sees the light.

IKITAN is Luca Nash Nasciuti (guitars), Frik Et (bass) and Enrico Meloni (drums and cowbell).

Luca and Frik Et have been friends for over 15 years. They met Enrico, who was looking for a new band, thanks to an adv on a local Facebook group for musicians. This happened at the end of September 2019.

Fun fact: we all played at a local venue in Genoa in 2010 on the same night but of course in two different bands! Luca and Frik Et were in the same band already back then. Enrico still has the cd their band was selling on that night.

How did you come up with your band name?

Luca came across “IKITAN” by randomly surfing on the Internet, and he found it, from an uncertified source, as “The God of the sound coming from the stones”. He just fell in love with that name and it has been an inspiration for a while.

As we put together the trio, “IKITAN” sounded just perfect for the band.

The fact that it is from an uncertified source, and we then found out once and for all that this meaning of IKITAN doesn’t exist, well it doesn’t really matter anymore. IKITAN is the God of the sound of the stones, period.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We all live in Genoa, one of the largest cities in Italy, located on the North-West coast, and a major European harbour. Luca and Frik Et are from Genoa itself, and Enrico is from Sardinia.

Genoa has been and still is one of the Italian capitals of prog music, bands who were born in the 70’s such as New Trolls, Nuova Idea, Delirium, Latte e Miele are from here. Not to mention the “Genoese songwriters” scene, with mind blowing artists such as De Andrè, Gino Paoli and Luigi Tenco who were huge in the 70’s, and so on.

With regards to the metal and rock scene, Genoa gave birth to bands like Necrodeath, Sadist and Malombra (to name but few) in the most extreme sector, and Isaak, Gandhi’s Gunn, Meganoidi, La Maschera di Cera, Il Segno del Comando, La Coscienza di Zeno, for what concerns prog and rock “at large”.

We won’t go too deep on the very lively pop and indie scene but surely there’s a lot to check out there too.

Talking a bit more about the present, Genoa boasts a huge variety of bands and genres, from hip hop to rock, metal, prog, reggae, songwriters, stoner rock and everything in between. Some of the bands we just mentioned are still active and they’re a pleasure to watch live.

The city, despite being one of the most populated in Italy, is quite small when it comes to the local scene (which city is not like this, after all?), and in one way or another, we all know each other either by name or personally.

A few music shops and music labels exist and resist, providing invaluable support to emergent bands and famous ones by organising festivals and concerts, and offering showcase opportunities. We shall mention at least two of them: Flamingo and Black Widow.

Music clubs have been suffering massively in Genoa even before the current pandemic, with just a handful of venues surviving. Such a shame for a city that truly was and still is very vibrant in terms of ideas and bands.

Let’s see what will happen once this whole situation is over; we can’t wait to hit the stage as we released our debut just in the middle of this situation and have never played live. Weird times we live in!

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is “Twenty-Twenty Live at Forte Geremia”, our first live video where we play our debut EP “Twenty-Twenty” for the first time.

It all started very low-profile: after releasing our debut “Twenty-Twenty” on November 20th, 2020, and being still unable to play live, we thought let’s do something and show the band is active. So, the initial plan was to do a live on Facebook or Instagram from our studio and just play chunks of the whole song. Just for the sake of doing something, really, getting ready for a concert, and showing another side of the band’s life. And most importantly – show the band playing live.

Then as it always happens one thing leads to the other, one of us has a crazy idea and the other two add fuel to the fire…It was the end of January when we started envisioning this project…So the first major change was that we decided to play the whole thing, and not just parts of it anymore, in an outdoor setting, and make it our first live concert.

Being winter, one of the coolest things would have been to do so in the snow (luckily and with hindsight, this didn’t happen)! We’re fans of the whole desert rock scene, so generator parties and the likes have had an impact, even visually, on us. The idea was, on one hand, to tribute that concept, and on the other hand, to play the whole song, as we never did before, showing the band in an amazing setting in the wild. Also, we saw the video Yawning Man did (Live at the Giant Rock) and it was an inspiration too, of course.

On top of that, Genoa, our city, is perfectly placed between sea and mountains. The city itself is kind of between two of the major mountain chains in Italy (Alps and Apennines), so when you talk about nature and the wild…it’s the mountain that you’re thinking about. And so, we did: the video was shot on top of an old fort (there’s dozens in the mountains behind the cities here in Liguria: not surprisingly, they were used to control the sea from enemies) and, even though it was not shot on the exact point of the fort we wanted as it was too windy, we’re extremely pleased with the end result.

Forte Geremia is officially the first live concert of IKITAN, a live concert which speaks of its times: there’s no audience and it’s only available on the Internet.

Live at Forte Geremia is based on “Twenty-Twenty”, which is our debut EP made of a 20-minute-20-second song, published on 20 November 2020.

The EP has been entirely self-produced, we started working on it a bit more seriously in the Spring of 2020, when we had enough material to put together three different songs. These were somehow linked among them and at one point we thought “why don’t we just release it as one only song and debut with a one-track EP”? Eventually, the song lasts 20 minutes and 20 seconds which is a bit of a coincidence…or is it not?

It’s a seamless trip where we touch upon the many influences that give life to our music and vision: post-rock, prog rock and heavy metal are the three main ingredients of our offering and we blend them together as much as we can to keep our music fresh and interesting.

The music was born by jamming, it’s that simple. When we enter the rehearsal room, none of us offers complete songs or definitive ideas to the other guys. We always let the music guide us and improvisation plays a key role too. It’s a totally free approach to music and we’re having a lot of fun.

We’re also very happy about the artwork of the album, which sees IKITAN, the god of the sound of the stones, smashing some rocks above his head. It was curated by Luca Marcenaro and we can’t thank him enough!

The album was recorded at Greenfog Studio, owned by Mattia Cominotto, one of the most important studios in Italy when it comes to rock and alternative music. We’re happy that we had the chance to work with Mattia.

To give the album and artwork justice, as mentioned, we released the EP in digipack and with a poster. Check it out on Bandcamp.

‘Twenty-Twenty Live At Forte Geremia’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

Yawning Man, Tool, and Deftones if we were to pick just a few bands that really have all of us in agreement.

Usually, we start jamming as we plug the instruments and we always record everything so that we can go back to listen to it. We build our stuff from scratch so the inspiration comes from what happened during the day, the feeling in that moment or even if one of us ran out of fuel in the car on a rainy day.

The cool thing is that we learned to listen carefully to what each of us has to communicate when we play. In this way, we manage to sound consistent when we play together.

Talking about influences and “who” inspires us, the answer would be way too long if we were to describe what each one of us likes the most. So, let’s say that, as a band, our biggest influence is probably Tool.

The very first time we met, we started talking about Tool straight away, finding a common ground when describing how we felt when immersing ourselves in the world of the American band. Sounds pretentious but we knew something special was bound to happen from the first moment we started this conversation. Something suddenly clicked.

Also, we discovered we all were in Florence to see them in the Summer of 2019 (but we didn’t know each other). It was indeed a gig none of us will forget easily.

What first got you into music?

Frik Et: I received a guitar as a Christmas gift when I was 11 years old. Once I started…I realised I just couldn’t stop playing! But then I found out about another similar instrument: bass guitar. It was more introvert, yet as important and “cool” as the guitar. So, here’s how I switched to bass: it was a more fascinating, dark and mysterious “thing”.

Luca: I was 8 and one day my mom asked me if I wanted to start playing the guitar, I guess flute was not for me…So I started playing classical guitar and the step to the electric one has been very easy after hearing the music of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC and so on. From then, after a few experiences with bands, I met Frik Et and we started playing our music, zero cover from the very beginning and so we built up our way to realize our ideas.

Enrico: I’ve been wanting to play the drums since I was probably 6 or 7. My parents wouldn’t let me have the kit nor anything close to that (there was a drum kit I saw at a toy shop that it got brighter the more you beat on it… I still dream about it today!) until I insisted so much and eventually (and randomly) started getting into rock and heavy metal when I was 10-11 years old. Then there was no turning back: I started listening to Dream Theater, Aerosmith and Iron Maiden thanks to my elder cousin and I knew that would have been my passion for the rest of my life.

To calm me down, at one point they even tried to enrol me to a clarinet course within the local brass band, so I did study all the music theory (which obviously was forgotten a few days after finishing the course) but I just wanted to play the drums! So, it took me a while but I got there in the end.

Funnily enough, my sister and dad both play the guitar, and my mom loves singing, so music has always been around at my place. I guess that’s why I had the impulse from a very young age.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician, who would it be?

We’re good friends of London-based heavy rock and stoner band Gramma Vedetta, so one of the plans (currently a dream) before the pandemic hit was to convince them to do a few gigs supporting them in London. So, we’d love to do that once this is over. Hope you guys are reading this! Ha!

A big shout out to Kurt Russhell and Isaak, both from our city. We’d love to play with them too as soon as possible!

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Woodstock 1969! Who wouldn’t like to be there? Alternatively, Pinkpop 2001.

Talking about the future/a dream…we’d be content with a Lollapalooza I guess! Or an Ozzfest or a Download.

Or something more local, and more desert-like…DunaJam in Sardinia.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Play it loud, and as Lemmy used to say: “if it’s too loud, you’re too old”.

WE LOVE YOU! <3 Take care and stay safe. We can’t wait to meet you all and do a lot of concerts once this whole situation is over.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Chris Cornell.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Like: Creativity and the ability to freely express ourselves without having to follow any given directions.

Dislike: The admin side of things and not being able to play live, but the first is part of the game, and for the second we’ll just have to wait.

So, for now all is great, we’re having a lot of fun and after many years of purposeless projects we feel we’re doing something we really like.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

We’d love to see a change in mentality and for people to start caring more about the music itself than about “the world” around it aka music business.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Luca: Led Zeppelin – “II”

Frik Et: Deftones – “White Pony”

Enrico: Iron Maiden – “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son”

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Anything as long as there’s good music inside. We believe all the things have to evolve and so does the way music is enjoyed. Sure, there’s plenty of controversy here, let’s just say we’re fine with whatever can help us reach people. We’re big consumers of both digital and physical music, so it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day.

From a technical standpoint, the audio quality is way better on cd and on a digital format, but the emotional factor plays a key role when it comes to cassettes and most importantly on vinyl.

One thing that’s always important is to go out, check out your local bands and support them by buying CD’s and merch.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

It can be only…Live at Forte Geremia! 😊

We actually also played in an empty theatre in May 2021, we took part in a contest and it was an awesome experience!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

This should be the opposite: We’re full time “regular” workers, and we’d love to be full time musicians instead!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

None of our relatives for sure! Jim Carrey, Maynard James Keenan, Robert Fripp, Jennifer Lawrence and Keith Moon.

What’s next for the band?

We’re already preparing the songs for our full-length and getting ready for more gigs as the situation looks a little easier now.

We’ve been jamming on so many cool ideas, some of them just couldn’t fit into “Twenty-Twenty” once we decided on the one-song debut format so it’s time to get them out and see what comes out of them.

We also recently moved to a new studio and rehearsal room. This is a huge improvement: Luca is also a sound engineer and does production for bands, so basically we’re occupying his studio!

Finally, we’re in a place we (and he) can call home and where we can give life to our jams stress-free and with no time limitations.

Last but not least, not having to travel for work and/or travel for leisure means we have plenty of time to meet in the studio, and we’re seeing at least one good thing about this pandemic shit: we’re playing way more than we’ve ever played in our lives!

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

You can find our album for purchase on Bandcamp. On the more social media side of things, we’ve been active on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter since the release of the CD, and you can find our music on YouTube and Spotify too.
www.linktr.ee/ikitan

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Excellent biscuits…but have you tried Gocciole?! 😛

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for the opportunity to talk about IKITAN. We’re a young independent band and we’ve been managing all aspects of our music and promotion on our own. Being able to reach a big audience such as Ever Metal’s one is surely very encouraging.

If you like brave debut albums and you’re not afraid of a fully instrumental approach, “Twenty-Twenty” is for you.

Check us out and thanks for reading!

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EMQ’s with WE ARE SOVEREIGN

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EMQ’s with WE ARE SOVEREIGN

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview, with East Midlands, UK based Metal/Synth band, We Are Sovereign. Huge thanks to all of 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?

To start off with thanks for having us Ever Metal!

Laura: My name’s Laura Russell and I’m one of the two vocalists of We Are Sovereign. The scary one who screams and makes devil noises haha.

Ash: I’m Ash Ho and I’m the clean vocalist.

Sebastian: I’m Sebastian Foster and I play guitar for We Are Sovereign.

Sam: I’m Sam Maltby and I play the bass for We Are Sovereign.

Alfie: My name’s Alfie Wickham and I play the drums for We Are Sovereign!

Laura: I started creating the band back in 2019 in a tiny apartment bedroom in Chaddesden, Derby. After being in bands since I was 15 drumming and screaming, along the way, I felt I never got to express my creativity or ideas freely or to their full potential. I also felt I was always around the wrong people or people I couldn’t relate to or felt I was around people who saw it as more of a hobby than a serious potential career. I decided to start from the very beginning and get everything written and ready to go alongside my childhood friend Arran Bee. The next step was finding members to get on board who were as passionate and committed to the vision of the band as I was. That was the start of We Are Sovereign being created.

In April of 2019 I then went on to find Ash through an advert on join my band. We both began working on vocals for a good year with the foundations I had before we then came across Sam, Alfie and Sebastian in 2020. We also found Sam and Alfie through join my band and Sebastian was introduced to us through Alfie’s Dad. We have a lot to thank join my band for haha! It was only really in 2020 that things really started to get moving and we found a majority of the members. We recorded all the instruments in September 2020 and that’s when things started to become real and we knew we finally had movement. The pandemic held us back quite a lot and we had a lot of mad stuff thrown our way to overcome but on a positive we had more time to really put our heads down and make sure the music and vocals were the best they possibly could be for us.

We recorded the vocals for our debut single in April this year and filmed our first official music video in June with Loki Films. We can’t wait for you to see and hear it!

How did you come up with your band name?

In the very early days of forming We Are Sovereign Laura and a potential member at the time sat down and wrote down loads of band name ideas and that one was the final one chosen that stood out and represented the band’s story. The band name idea evolved from the concept of being in loads of bands previously and with us all getting older this realistically is our last shot of making our dreams come true as musicians. We Are Sovereign stands for the representation that this band we feel is the highest we’ve ever felt musically and visually amongst everything we’ve ever been a part of.

Where are you from and what is the Metal & Rock scene like there?

Laura: I was originally born in Blackpool but now I currently live in Derby in the East Midlands and the Metal and Rock scene is not too bad you know. We have The Hairy Dog which is a really good venue and place to chill. There’s a few venues and bars in Nottingham that are decent. It’s nothing compared to London or Manchester but it’s pretty cool for what it is.

Ash: I’m from Derby in the East Midlands, there’s a lot of fans of the scene, just not so many bands, not that I know of anyway, but I hope to see a few more come out the woodwork.

Sebastian: I’m from Nottingham and the Metal & Rock scene is really good, we have a fair few metal and rock bars!

Sam: Nottingham and it’s quite small, we’re hoping to change that.

Alfie: I’m from Nottingham, I don’t really know what the scenes like here, pretty quiet I guess? It won’t be soon though…

What is your latest release?

Our latest release is called ‘Bridges Burnt Lessons Learnt (Betrayal)’ featuring Ryan Tuck O’Leary from Fit For A King.

Depending on when you read this it’s released on the 20th August at 9am (UK) alongside our first official debut video premiering on Youtube.

Pre-save:
www.distrokid.com/hyperfollow/wearesovereign/bridges-burnt-lessons-learnt-betrayal

Here’s the link to come join us for our video premiere:

Who have been your greatest influences?

As a band every single member has such broad influences and music taste. If we had to give band influences based on the music being written it’d be Blessthefall, A Day To Remember, Eyes Set To Kill and early Bullet For My Valentine.

Laura: I’d say for me it’s such a broad thing. One minute I’ll be listening to AC/DC ,next it’ll be Motionless In White, My Chemical Romance (“Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge” album), Chimaira, A Day To Remember, to 90’s Dance music to Biggie Smalls and then to Chris Stapleton. I absolutely love all kinds of genres of music and feel they all have an influence. Vocally I’d say my massive influences growing up were Oli Sykes, Mitch Lucker and also Brody Dalle. The song that made me want to pick up a microphone and learn how to scream properly was ‘Tears Don’t Fall’ by Bullet For My Valentine the line “LETS GOOOOO” I used to spend hours in the music room at college until my throat was sore trying to get it. I remember going to the Kerrang tour, I think it was 2005 and seeing Bullet live and I knew, at that point, I wanted to really be a vocalist. I’d also say Blink 182 the self-titled album, Panic At The Disco, A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out and My Chemical Romance Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge really influenced me to experiment a lot more writing vocals and instruments as those albums are absolute masterpieces. I also absolutely love my Pop Punk!

Ash: Growing up the first ever band I ever listened to was Linkin Park. I began listening to bands like Blink 182, Sum 41 and softer stuff like Busted. I slowly began to venture out of rock into different genres like rap and grime but always found heavy music to be my true love and truly found love within Metalcore. Bands that potentially influence me vary from different stems of Rock and Metal. I’ll listen to A Day To Remember but flick to All Time Low, I think there’s nothing more sonically pleasing than clean vocals back to back with filthy screams. Cleans and Screams and the vocal harmonies truly cut the soul. I also love to jam out bands like Blessthefall, Too Close To Touch, Sleeping With Sirens, and Coldrain.

Alfie: Bring Me The Horizon were the first heavy band I properly got into and inspired me to get into the whole genre. Slipknot and Joey Jordison are the main influence in making me want to be a drummer and also a massive influence on my style of playing and fills I write and use. I then got into hardcore, which I was instantly attracted to, because of the pain and trauma constantly projected within their songs, not forgetting the simplistic heavy as breakdowns that just make you want to tear the place up. I love to listen to BMTH, Slipknot, Infant Annihilator, Knocked Loose, Asking Alexandria, Code Orange and Silent Generation they’re proper edgy and different. I’d say now my style is a blend of all of the above and I just love to bang drums like a mad man.

Sebastian: My music influences are AC/DC, that’s where my passion for music truly began. My Mum and Dad were always blasting Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Metallica so, of course, I now love all those guys. I’m also a huge Slipknot fan and take a lot of inspiration from them when writing riffs to jam to. Growing up, the bands I felt myself going back to, were Megadeth, Bullet For My Valentine, Metallica, BMTH, Lamb of God, Pantera and many more. I just fell in love with the fast chugging and brutal riffs that make you insanely bang your head and for me all those bands made be a better guitarist.

Sam: My influence that got me into bass was Blink 182, specifically Mark and Tom. I started on guitar then moved to Bass. I learned to play in the style of Blink even down to my pick strumming. Enter Shikari is the biggest influence on my music, always changing and never becoming predictable which is what We Are Sovereign are aiming to achieve. AC/DC, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin were the bands that made me listen to music as, before that, I dismissed it. I felt without purpose as I don’t like sports and had little in the way of hobbies. Music filled that hole and I started playing it and writing my own.

What first got you into music?

Laura: I was surrounded by music at a very young age, my parents were always playing it in the car, in the house, my older brother was always blaring his music out from his bedroom. It was when I started secondary school that things really started. I remember seeing a drum kit in the music room and I was like I want to play that. I self-taught myself how to play the drums then eventually over the years transitioned to a vocalist as I knew that’s where my heart was at. It was just the feeling it gave me. I was just so fascinated by every song I heard from a very young age. No matter where I was I just always wanted to listen to music.

Ash: Singing in the halls of Primary School I guess, used to sing every Wednesday and I used to love it!

Sebastian: My Mum and Dad listening to bands like AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Motorhead, Electric Light Orchestra.

Sam: Initially it was because I really wanted to play the songs I listen to!

Alfie: I started playing the drums in year 5, but my sister got me into heavy metal from as young as I can remember.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Laura: For me it would have to be Bring Me The Horizon. I listened to all their albums growing up and Oli Sykes was a huge influence on me vocally. I’d love to sit down with them and write a song. I’d be so fascinated to see what we’d create as it seems Oli’s imagination is as crazy as mine. It’d be a dream come true! Maybe one day, you never know.

Ash: Most likely be Bring Me The Horizon, they’re really diverse so would like to mix the bands together for a jam or something.

Sebastian: If I could collaborate with a musician it would be Slipknot because they are very creative and I really enjoy their music.

Sam: Definitely would have to be Sam Carter!

Alfie: Enter Shikari, they all seem like the soundest geezers and their style of music would work so well with ours!!! We could have some mental dubstep breakdowns.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Laura: For me it’d definitely have to be Download Festival. I’ve been a few times and it’d be an absolute dream come true to be up on that stage. It’s literally up the road from me as well!

Ash: Download, it’s close to home and all my friends and family could be there so I could do the show, watch the other bands then go to my own bed. Awesome!

Sebastian: Download Festival because I’ve been going ever since I was a little kid and it has always been a dream of mine.

Sam: Download festival.

Alfie: I would love to play Download festival in my hometown, I love going there and it would be an honour to play for my city, plus it was the first time I ever saw Slipknot live which was insane.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Laura: I haven’t actually received anything weird as of yet haha…watch me receive a pube in an envelope next week! When I was in my old band I did receive something that will forever stay with me. I got a message from a girl who said she wanted to write to me because my lyrics really resonated with her and helped her through some tough times. I was then sent a drawing of myself which was absolutely incredible and a really long personal note explaining what she’d been through and how much the lyrics/music helped her get by. It really hit me hard and meant so much. I’ve still got it framed and stored safe. It definitely wasn’t weird but something I received from a fan and will forever cherish.

Ash: Unfortunately, I’ve never had the honour of receiving anything weird.

Sebastian: The weirdest thing I have received from a fan is a hip flask.

Sam: Some flowers because I’ve never asked or been interested in flowers haha.

Alfie: I’ll answer this question again when I have some, does my girlfriend count?

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Laura: I’d say please stay true to yourself. Be proud of who you are and don’t ever change for anybody! I’m gay and I’m proud I had an operation to have my chest removed because it didn’t feel like me and I’m proud, so you should be proud of who you are no matter what it is. I’d also say don’t ever give up on what you believe in. No matter what life throws at you, you have to keep going. I had to overcome so many obstacles before and in the making of We Are Sovereign and I got there, so can you!

Ash: Love to those who support me, thanks to those that doubt me, each add fuel to the growing fire.

Sebastian: Never give up on yourself!

Sam: Try all music, don’t be close minded to one genre.

Alfie: Don’t change the way you are for anybody, always stay true to what you believe in, regardless of your environment. People are easily influenced.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Laura: It’d have to be the legendary Mitch Lucker from Suicide Silence. I sadly never got to see him live so I’d do anything to bring him back to witness that.

Ash: Damn straight it would be Chester Bennington.

Sebastian: If I could bring back someone from the dead it would be Dimebag Darrel.

Sam: Chester Bennington without a doubt!

Alfie: Joey Jordison!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

Laura: Top of the list has to be playing shows and having fans relate to your music. That’s the best feeling on earth. Being able to write lyrics about what you’re feeling inside and what you’ve experienced and to then be able to scream them from the top of your lungs live is a different kind of therapy in itself. I also love seeing everything come to life from the demo process to the big studio. I’ll be brutally honest. I secretly love but also hate filming music videos. I get so nervous because you have to look your best at all times and have cameras so close to your face there’s no hiding anything hahaha. You can’t pick a filter or have complete control over every clip so you have to just kind of accept what comes back.

Ash: Singing obviously, I just love to sing and there’s not much I’ve really grown to hate yet.

Sebastian: I enjoy most the way playing the guitar can change my mood instantly, the thing I hate is stereotypes.

Sam: I love to see fans lose themselves in the music! I hate some of the toxic behaviour in the crowds.

Alfie: Being able to create music in my head and then put it into real life, I love the feel you get when you’re performing with your band mates too, the spiritual connection is mad. I hate getting sweaty, I hit so hard.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Laura: It’d definitely be the way female vocalists are perceived. I feel before anybody hears my vocals they automatically presume the worst just because I’m female. From speaking to many people over the years it always comes up in conversation that they have a bad perception of female screamers and that they never expect them to be decent. I want to change this! I feel I can give a lot of guys a run for their money and probably have a bigger pair of (imaginary) balls. There are some incredible female metal vocalists in the industry.

Ash: Buying and reselling tickets. Imagine trying to buy tickets to see your favourite band but you can only find tickets triple the price? You really won’t pay that and it’s not fair on the fans.

Sebastian: If I could change one thing it would be the price of things, e.g., concerts and festivals.

Sam: Make it so bands have equal or more say than labels as they dictate everything a band can do a lot of the time.

Alfie: People should have no judgement, listen to everything without jumping to conclusions, think about the deeper meaning and the genuine creativity that’s gone into it.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Laura: One of my favourite albums has to be Bullet For My Valentine – “The Poison”. It’s the reason I started screaming and it goes without saying every track on that album is incredible! I remember hearing ‘Tears Don’t Fall’ for the first time and I spent forever trying to do the legendary line “LETTTS GOOOOOOOO” until my throat was sore, I even puked once I screamed so hard haha (warming up back then was a mystery to me haha I had no idea it existed)! Another one that has to be mentioned is My Chemical Romance – “Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge”. Absolute masterpiece. I feel the same listening to it as I did 17 years ago.

Ash: “Hybrid Theory” by Linkin Park is just god tier…

Sebastian: “Dark Side Of The Moon” – Pink Floyd.

Sam: “Common Dreads” by Enter Shikari definitely.

Alfie: “Count Your Blessings” – Bring Me The Horizon.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Laura: I’d have to say all three. I’m a sucker for wanting the physical copies. I tend to go more for vinyls as I have a vinyl player in the house but no CD player haha. I’m a huge A Day To Remember fan and have all their albums on limited edition cassettes and just looking at them makes me happy. Is that weird? probably hahahaha!

Ash: Downloads, probably the cheaper way to go but you’ll never have the nostalgia of owning a CD or cassette.

Sebastian: Vinyl for me!

Sam: CD’s all the way for me.

Alfie: CD’s, only because I used to spend all my pocket money on CD’s from as young as I can remember. Still have most of them now and I still listen to the same albums too.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Unfortunately, due to us forming and completing the line-up in the midst of the pandemic we haven’t actually played a live show as We Are Sovereign yet. We’re currently working hard in the practice room on our live set to bring you the best performance we can. We can’t wait to see you all on tour!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Laura: If I didn’t have We Are Sovereign I’d go back to being a drum teacher for a rock school which was an amazing job I had, or I’d definitely have gone down the path of being a videographer or something in the video/film world. I have so much fascination on how tv programmes, films, music videos are made haha I can’t just watch things normally like everybody else. I’m like…wow, I wonder how they made that look so real or wow, I love how they cleverly edited that. I’m such a geek for it haha.

Ash: An alcoholic because my dreams wouldn’t come true.

Sebastian: If I wasn’t a musician I would be a mechanic.

Sam: I’d be a Police officer.

Alfie: I’d be extremely unhappy, I would be at university still but I wouldn’t have my hobby, and everybody needs to be happy!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Laura: It’d have to be Oli Sykes from Bring Me The Horizon, Angus Young from AC/DC, Travis Barker from Blink 182, Jeremy McKinnon from A Day To Remember and Gerard Way from My Chemical Romance. I’d also invite Julia Davies (Comedian) she can sit on my knee hahaha.

Ash: Chester Bennington, James Hetfield, M. Shadows, Ozzy Osborne and Oli Sykes. What to feed them is another question.

Sebastian: Ozzy Osborne, Angus Young, Robert Plant, Guy Martin and Corey Taylor.

Sam: Rou Reynolds, Tom Delonge, Keith Richards, Liam Gallagher & Carl Barat.

Alfie: Juice WRLD, Lil Peep, Joey Jordison, Yolandi, Ninja.

What’s next for the band?

At the moment we’re currently polishing up our next single which we’re going to be heading into the studio very soon to record vocals for. All the music is done, it’s just vocals that need recorded going forward so we’re really excited to get moving with that! We’re also working behind the scenes creating the plans and foundations for the second music video. We can’t wait for you to hear what we’re coming with next. Let’s just say no We Are Sovereign song is the same!

Behind the scenes we’re also rehearsing hard and working on our live set ready for shows!

We’re going to be releasing as much music as we can and playing as many shows as we can to spread the word and music of We Are Sovereign.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

www.open.spotify.com/artist/6YEf6jQQxNp6PWRJGFIh1R
www.music.apple.com/us/artist/we-are-sovereign/1576062406
www.instagram.com/wearesovereignofficial/
www.twitter.com/W3AR3SOV3R3IGN
www.facebook.com/wearesovereignband
www.youtube.com/channel/UCxuPzKDKXkiS-j6iqp18S6Q
www.tiktok.com/@wearesovereignukband

Here’s the link to pre save our debut single if this interview comes out before release on the 20/08:
www.distrokid.com/hyperfollow/wearesovereign/bridges-burnt-lessons-learnt-betrayal

If you’re reading this after the 20/08 get yourself to youtube and watch our debut video now:
www.youtu.be/or-sYi5EOzM

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Laura: I’m a northern spruce so I’m 100% saying it’s a biscuit hahaha. If you wouldn’t put it in front of somebody on their birthday, with a candle in it, then it’s illegal to be called a cake. Jaffa cakes are something you’d have with a cup of tea. A cake is more like a granny Battenburg or whatever they’re called hahaha If anybody says it’s a cake send them to me. They have to use one as a wedding cake to prove me otherwise.

Ash: Bruuhhh it’s a cake! Chocolate, orange jam/jelly thing then sponge at the bottom, biscuits are hard and crunchy and I hope you give the same reasoning!

Sebastian: Jaffa cake is a biscuit sized cake hahahaha.

Sam: Cake, it’s in the name.

Alfie: It’s a cake in biscuit form.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for having us and thank you to any fans that support our music. We love you!

If you’re reading this after the 20/08 get yourself to youtube and watch our debut video now. If you’re reading it before, hit that subscribe button and set yourself a reminder.

www.youtu.be/or-sYi5EOzM

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