EMQ’s with PRIME CREATION

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EMQ’s with PRIME CREATION

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Metal band Prime Creation 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?

Sure, my name is Henrik Weimedal and I play bass guitar.
Prime Creation started in 2015 by members from the now disused power metal band Morifade. We released our self-titled debut album in 2017, a lot of gigs later we released the first of 3 singles in April 2019 and this fall we’ll release our second album called “Tears of Rage”.

How did you come up with your band name?

We had about 100-150 names that we came up with and the word “creation” came up the most and then we just put “prime” in front of that. 🙂

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

We’re from Sweden and I think most people know that the metal scene here is fantastic; the music scene in general is very strong in Sweden.

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

‘Lost In The Shades’ single. It’s the first of three from the coming album.

Who have been your greatest influences?

There’s so many, everything from Black Sabbath to Symphony X

What first got you into music?

For me personally it was Steve Harris and Iron Maiden, first Iron Maiden song I ever heard was ‘The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’, after that I was hooked!

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

Iron Maiden! But on a more realistic level I think Masterplan would be a good pick, we supported them at a couple of shows and we really enjoyed hanging out with them.

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

Wacken Open Air, simply because it’s the biggest metal festival on earth!

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

We received a letter once from a fan, he had created the postal stamp from our album cover and had made it so it looked like a real stamp, and it sure fooled the postal service.

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

Spread the word!

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

Ronnie James Dio, amazing voice…

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

I love playing live.
I hate the time between arriving at the venue and standing on the stage.

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

I don’t know.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Iron Maiden – “Powerslave”

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

Vinyl!

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

With Morifade at Rock Machina in Spain in the year 2000.

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

Probably weld

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

John Cleese
Terry Gilliam
Eric Idle
Terry Jones
Michael Palin
(and Graham Chapman if he was still alive)

What’s next for the band?

We’re planning gigs for the fall and of course releasing the album!

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

https://www.facebook.com/primecreationofficial
https://www.youtube.com/c/PrimecreationbandSwe
https://instagram.com/primecreationband
https://twitter.com/Prime__Creation
http://primecreationband.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Never heard of them.

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

Thank you for the interview and thanks to all fans for your support!

 

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EMQ’s with KAT

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EMQ’s with KAT

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Legendary Polish, UK based Metal band KAT. If you’ve not heard of them before then you should definitely read on and get acquainted! Huge thanks to Piotr Luczyk 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 Piotr Luczyk. I founded the KAT band at the turn of 1979/80, and I play guitars in the band. I am also a music producer and composer of most of KAT’s music. At the beginning of KAT, we played Hard Rock. Later it evolved by stages into Thrash Metal. We released 11 original albums, several concerts, DVDs and compilations. There are several dozen pirate releases of our records on the market. We played tours with Metallica, Helloween, Six Feet Under and many more. We have also played with Iron Maiden, Motörhead & Pretty Maids. In addition I am the originator of the Metalmania Festival and Cover Festival. I say, perhaps immodestly, that in Eastern Europe they call us a legendary band! That’s for starters.
All details can be found at www.kat-band.com

How did you come up with your band name?

I came up with the name in primary school when I was 12 years old. The literal translation is simply Executioner. It was about someone who seeks justice. Ah, such children’s visions. At the time, I could not yet play. Subsequently it turned out that KAT became, in addition to my family, the most important thing in my life.

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

I come from Poland but currently I live in Manchester GB. In Poland, the metal scene is mainly extreme. Vader and Behemoth are the best known Polish bands around the world. Both of these bands recorded the album “W homage to KAT” which I think shows our position. Of course, there are also hard and heavy bands in Poland, but not many. It’s difficult to find good singers who can sing in English. Also, in Poland, the Catholic Church predominates in society and condemns metal music as satanic. But crowds come to concerts of foreign stars.

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

In 2014 we released the album “Acoustic 8 Filmow” with acoustic versions of our most famous ballads. Earlier, we released the metal album “Mind Cannibals”. On Jun 14th 2019 we will release our latest KAT album “Without Looking Back”. This is our newest work with premiere songs. One of the songs is a soundtrack to the movie “Squadron 303”. Here is the video from the new album;
‘Flying Fire’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oou2WgKhzDU

Who have been your greatest influences?

Like many guitarists of my generation, Ritchie Blackmore, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and a little later, Judas Priest, Van Halen, AC / DC. The compositions of these stars will never be forgotten. It’s a living rock story.

What first got you into music?

In 1975 I heard a Led Zeppelin concert; it was a shock for me. Later I heard Deep Purple in Rock and I knew then what I wanted to do with my life. Now I am much older and wiser in the ways of the world of music. I live in Manchester and I begin to understand why British music leads the world.

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

AC / DC, maybe it’s strange but when I listen to AC / DC it seems to me that everything is achievable. It’s damn positive energy! I am the creator of the Cover Festival where we play AC / DC with various musicians. Everyone thinks that their songs are easy to play. However, in rehearsal it turns out that this simplicity is only superficial. During the concerts, I watch how audiences respond to AC / DC songs. Their music works for everyone.

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

Wacken Festival!

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

One of the fans (a girl) gave me the PRS guitar which I play regularly.

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

Don’t limit yourself to one genre of music. To find out what you like, you have to know what is going on around you. It’s a bit like beer. Isn’t it better to check out several species?

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

Randy Rhoads

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

I like it most playing in the moment, listening to the fans .You connect with them, share a common world and you don’t need alcohol, drugs or money, just the ability to listen.
I hate anonymous assholes who have never achieved anything in their lives and assess others. This destroys many young musicians and the effects of hating are irreversible and often tragic. Unfortunately, the Internet has contributed to this. Nowadays, instead of showing art, it is mainly used to criticise and fight others.

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

I would change the money division between artists and Google, Youtube, Spotify, Tidal etc. The current situation causes the artists to focus on concerts to such an extent that they do not record music like they used to. Such a situation will lead to the collapse of entire genres of music.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Deep Purple – “Machine Head”

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

Currently Downloads but, for sound, vinyl.

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

I played with Iron Maiden, Motörhead and Metallica. They were great experiences and outstanding stars from whom I learned a lot. But the best gigs have been with in my friend Radek’s, small private club, on the mini Cover Festival. This is a regular gig to which we invite about 50-100 guests and friends from various bands. We play the finest songs from the history of rock.

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

I like DIY and I do various home renovation works. I even designed and made furniture once. I also designed album covers. But honestly, I don’t know what I would do.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Ritchie Blackmore, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and Gary Moore.

What’s next for the band?

Concerts, new records and new music.

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

www.youtube.com/channel/UCaA8ivCm9uTyaGtKGVV61sA
www.soundcloud.com/kat-band
www.facebook.com/KATofficialprofile/
www.kat-band.com

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I like Jaffa Cakes no matter who thinks they’re a cake or a biscuit! I would still like them, even if I had to pay more VAT on them. And actually, whether they’re a cake or a biscuit, I’ll still eat them all!

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

Thank you for the interview and I would also to thank GB Metal Hammer for placing our album, “Metal and Hell” as among the 40 best ever Black Metal albums in history!
Regards, Piotr Luczyk – KAT
www.kat-band.com

 

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EMQ’s with DREAMS IN PERIL

Dreams In Peril

EMQ’s with DREAMS IN PERIL

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Kansas City, US based Metal/Hardcore band Dreams In Peril. 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?

Demetri – Vocals
Joshua – Guitar
Dalton – Bass
Jeffrey – Drums
And we are Dreams In Peril

Josh (Guitar): “My name Is Josh, Last name is Crocker! Though not related to Betty Crocker the cake mix! “haha” I am the guitarist. We started with Jeff, Dalton, and myself. Dalton hit me up one day over Facebook because he found me on a music forum in the local scene. So I took all my gear to a storage unit. I had a try out and it worked out really well. About a few months later we found Demetri and we were able to write an album fairly fast because we had some material written before the band fully became a thing!”

Dalton (Bass): As far as the history goes, We all knew each other from being in different bands and playing shows with each other throughout the years. All of those bands have gone and past and one day we all decided to try and build something new. Our first show was with The Acacia Strain which for us was like coming out swinging followed by winning the Headbang for the highway Summer Slaughter Showcase where we won the right to give a performance on The Summer Slaughter Tour. Afterwards we went on to play many more shows with other big Names. We then released our Debut Album “Mephobia”.

Demetri (Vocals): “My name is Demetri “durrs”. I do vocals. Josh, Dalton and Jeff had been writing and jamming together and I came across their post needing a vocalist. Being that I knew them all from playing shows with some of our previous acts, I went and auditioned to the song which is known as ‘Seldom Solace’ and we all connected and I was in. We wrote our set list, recorded a 2 song demo then made our social media sites, made our first shirt as well as our back drop banner. It was a full approach that we wanted to have was both professional and business oriented. We wanted to come out of the blue as if we were already known or perhaps regional before our first show… which thanks to Cory Omeara and Stratgazer Entertainment for the show with The Acacia Strain… since then we have won Headbang for the highway and played for a mass list of national acts we all admired.”

How did you come up with your band name?

Dalton: “I ended up coming up with the name at work one day. Our Name is us being a little sarcastic but true. When all of our past bands failed and we were down and out. We kind of felt like our Dreams Were in Peril. Thus, that’s how our name came about!”

Demetri: “Our bassist Dalton had come up with the band name… A basic reminder of our past failures or attempts at achieving our overall dream. Now being we had come into this band, we felt no more would our dreams be in peril so to speak.”

Jeffrey: “After writing a few songs and getting a nice feel for what our sound is, we all started brainstorming ideas for the band name. “Dreams In Peril” was the first name

Dalton (bassist) came up with. Even though there’s much more meaning behind it, when I heard the name I immediately knew it would be the name just because it fit our sound so well.“

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

Josh: “The metal scene in the United States is really diverse! Depending on where you are at in the United States. Different genres kind of take place. Some areas might like hardcore more than deathcore. Some other places might like Beatdown and Djent. Some other places might like the Rockabilly sound. It just depends! But we are also a melting pot of cultures because of our history.”

Dalton: “We are smack down in the middle of the United States of America, in the state of Missouri. And if you are talking locally to us then it’s different to the rest of the country. In some areas, it is more booming than the rest of the Country. In our Area, it has its ups and downs. It has its phases where we have a good group of bands and other times it feels like there isn’t enough.

Right now it’s doing okay and things are starting to pick up in our scene, at least that’s how I feel. But I have noticed that our metal scene can be really competitive where It used to be more united. But we have some amazing talent here that is often overlooked.”

Demetri: “We are from the United States where metal has come and gone in a sense as far as demand and popularity. Yet lately I feel some old school nu-metal acts are making comebacks whereas djent fades and other sub genres that to me pigeon hole a lot of bands are fading. I see this new wave being the return of just metal.”

Jeffrey: “Born and raised in the USA and very proud of the metal scene here. Not discrediting metal in other countries at all. American metal was a huge part of my adolescent years and it’s growing everywhere.”

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

Dalton: “We have just released our Debut Album “Mephobia” with our single “Neckties and Nostalgia” You can find it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon Music, Napster, Tidal, Google Play, Deezer and more!

For those of you who don’t know what “Mephobia” Means, its “The Fear of becoming so awesome, that the human race cannot handle it and everyone dies”

Demetri: “Our latest release is our debut album “Mephobia” of which we released globally through digital download as well as hard copies March 15th when opening for The Browning on their most recent tour.”

Jeffrey: “The album is titled “Mephobia” and it’s well worth a listen. It sounds vain but I am a fan of our music. Now that I quit just listening to my drum parts and started listening to the band as a whole, I fucking dig what we came up with and I can’t stop listening to it. ‘Neckties’ is considered our single. There’s a lyric video for it on YouTube but we plan on shooting music videos for other songs.”

Who have been your greatest influences?

Joshua: “I have a variety of influences! The main two are Hans Zimmer and Rob Dougan! If you have seen The Matrix or seen any movie like The Dark Night Rises then the music in the movies were from them! But for the metal side, a lot of 90’s metal! Deftones, Coal Chamber, Slipknot! For the modern side of metal from the last 10 years then Bring Me The Horizon, Suicide Silence, The Acacia Strain. I could go on!”

Demetri: “For me I’d have to say Marilyn Manson, Mitch Lucker, Maynard James Keenan, Randall D Blythe and Chino Moreno. Both vocally and performance wise I’d have to say these frontmen are truly innovative.”

Jeffrey: “My school band teachers for sure. They assigned me to the rhythm section and I’m very thankful for it because I originally wanted to play the trumpet. I’ve always had a jazz and Latin influence. In high school Danny Carry had a huge impact on my drumming. More recently I’ve been influenced by just really brutal drummer’s from bands like Born of Osiris, Oceano, Infant Annihilator etc. “

Dalton: “Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain, The Deftones, Fieldy From Korn, Fear Factory.”

What first got you into music?

Demetri: “My grandmother had bought me my first CD with explicit content which was Korn’s “Life Is Peachy” and the second ‘Twist’ played I was hooked..! From there I fell into the nu-metal scene hard with bands like Coal Chamber, Mushroomhead, System Of A Down, and Mudvayne. I had no musical ability but I wrote and just had a feeling I’d do it one day whether it was serious or not. When I did my first show I was 19 and I never felt like I did much good for anyone nor of anything. This was a divine intervention of overcoming my social anxiety & stage fright, IDK…it was my chance to be me… be admired or respected and not because of my mistakes in life and so on .My Passion”

Dalton: “This is a big question. I would have to say my Sister got me into it. My family was always into music. My Cousins played guitar in rock bands, My uncle was a country musician, my mom sang in bars when she was younger, My grandmother played Drums and the Piano.

One day for my 14th birthday, my Sister bought my first bass and we ended up playing in a band for a while and which, eventually, landed me in this band several years down the road. I remember always walking into my sister room and I would always hear some band always playing on her stereo. We always bonded over music. This is how I fell in love with music.”

Joshua: “That is a complex thing in itself. It would take a video interview to explain it all! But to put it simply, I was always into music. But one day, I got tired of being bullied in school. I was in football practice one day just reflecting on what I was good at and what I wasn’t good at. I Went home and picked up a guitar and just started playing. I got hooked! That’s when I realized I wanted this to be my career! It hasn’t been easy. It does have its ups and downs. But anybody that is making their passion or trying to make their passion into a career knows it’s never easy! It’s a lot of hard work and there are a lot of failures along the way! And there will be a lot of people doubting you! And with musicians, we kind of have a negative stigma from the public eyes when it comes to the workforce!”

Jeffrey: “I’ve pretty much been into music since childhood. I started out on guitar when I was 6, I remember my Dad lying in bed with his acoustic playing “House Of The Rising Sun” over and over again. He never learned much more than that but it was enough to get me interested. “

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

Dalton: “Oooooh… I would have to say Whitechapel, The Acacia Strain or The Deftones.”

Joshua: “JinJer from Ukraine! I LOVE THAT BAND! They are unique! I would love to work a song with them or two! If you have not seen or heard of them! CHECK THEM OUT!”

Jeffrey: “Tenacious D!”

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

Dalton: “BUT THERE ARE SO MANY!!! Haha I would have to say… Download Festival.”

Joshua: “I would love to play any European festival! I heard they are big and insane! And I have always wanted to play and tour in Europe! That’s also a personal goal too!”

Jeffrey: “”Mayhem Fest” because It’s the biggest metal festival around Missouri to the best of my knowledge and, well, we play metal! “

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

Dalton: “The honest truth..? Naked Photos..! Not while I was in this band though. Haha”

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

Dalton: “Never give up on things you are passionate about. Keep pushing for your dreams.”

Joshua: “Don’t give up on your dreams or career path of whatever you choose! If you’re passionate for it, fucking go for it! Don’t let other people’s doubts make you rethink what you want to do! You have one life! Make it count! Keep swinging that bat! If you fail the first, second or third time! Someone will recognize the work you put in! In the long run it pays out!”

Jeffrey: “Thank you for listening. You give meaning to my life and make all the hard work worthwhile.”

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

Dalton: “Easy! Dimebag or his brother Vinnie Paul from Pantera.”

Joshua: “Quite honestly I can’t even answer that question. Too many to count!”

Jeffrey: “Wayne Static “

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

Dalton: “I love the high of playing in front of people, seeing other people enjoy what I have created and I love seeing my music come to life and take on form into albums and shirts and everything. And…. What do I hate? The Struggle of becoming something and the constant tear down and set up of the gear.”

Joshua: “Well it does expose you to all walks of life! I love meeting people! What do I hate about it? It is really hard to get your feet off the ground! It can be very frustrating at times! “

Jeffrey: “Playing in front of an audience I surely enjoy. Playing music is truly therapeutic when dealing with life’s daily stress. I hate that I can’t bring my 4.5 yr. old son to the shows.”

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

Dalton: “Again, it’s the struggle. I feel as if it is too hard for a band to be recognized and everyone is so money hungry when the musicians should be well taken care of. The person who makes the product should always be well taken care of. Sadly, this isn’t always the case.”

Jeffrey: “The fact that I’m not in it full time.”

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Dalton: “Oh! That is a tough one. Of all time? “Around The Fur” by The Deftones.”

Joshua: “I don’t really have a favourite album.”

Jeffrey: “Bless the Martyr and Kiss the Child” by Norma Jean”

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

Dalton: “In my opinion. CD’s. Vinyl is just too big and clunky though they sound good!
Cassettes are a pain in the butt and always need to be rewound, not to mention they lack appeal. Downloads have no style to them if you ask me. Nothing you can actually hold.
I like CD’s because they aren’t huge, you don’t rewind them, and they come with all the awesome album art and if you want to put it on an MP3 player or something, you still can!”

Joshua: “What’s best? I also happen to be an electronic tech that works on and fixes guitar amplifiers alongside playing music! This is going to be a long answer! “Anybody that hates technical reading then skip over this question!” Vinyl can sound cool, but depending on how the record is cut can change the performance on how it plays. Vinyl is a series of bumps and groves that the needle follows. That needle makes the physical movement into electrical signals that reproduce the sound. Cassettes are cool but they degrade over time! CD’s are great! In fact if you recorded vinyl into a CD format you’d not be able to tell the difference in quality of sound because all frequency and information is reproduced! But the CD uses lasers to extract the info by using reflective and non-reflective surfaces in the CD, instead of the bumps and groves of Vinyl, although audiophiles will argue that. But the needle on the vinyl can skip over some bumps and grooves that cause some sound quality issues, but that does not mean the info that was cut in the vinyl is not there, it’s just because the needle can’t physically get to it. Downloads are cool but depending what you are downloading on, not all information is processed. It depends on the quality of the electronics inside your device be it phone, computer etc. plus you could download it off of a site that might have done some compression to fit their format.”

Jeffrey: “CD’s because my record player is broken.”

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

Dalton: “Hands down when we got to play on The Summer Slaughter Tour. Although we have had many awesome shows that could contest it. But I feel as if it was the highlight of where we wanted to be as a band.”

Jeffrey: “In Dream’s in Peril I’d say when we opened for The Browning, considering we got to play almost our entire set.“

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

Dalton: “Art. I would be drawing or doing graphic Design.”

Joshua: “I honestly do not know! I would be very lost I can tell you that much.”

Jeffrey: “Working for the railroad, going to school, and going to concerts.”

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Dalton: “Anyone in the world? Snoop Dogg, Ryan Reynolds, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kate Beckinsale, and George Lucas. Lol.”

Jeffrey: “My Mom, Dad, Sister, significant other and my son.”

What’s next for the band?

Dalton: “As of right now we are working toward getting a tour together and spreading out. We are finally getting our road legs and this is our next step.”

Jeffrey: “Only time will tell.”

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

Dalton: “We use as many of them as we can. The number one site is of course Facebook. But we also use Youtube, Twitter, Reverbnation, and Instagram.”
https://www.facebook.com/DreamsInPeril/
https://twitter.com/DreamsInPeril
https://www.instagram.com/dreamsinperil/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Dalton: “To be honest with you. Not sure I have had one… haha I assume it’s a Cake if it has Cake in the name. Haha.”

Joshua: “Yeaa!! First off what are Jaffa cakes? Enlighten me! I am a major foodie though! They sound good!”

Jeffrey: “Neither…more like Cookie’s on Crack. Lol.”

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

Dalton: “We are an up and coming band, with just a short amount of time in being a band; we have done so much from playing with large names in metal to releasing our first album and being written about. We are pushing ahead and we are intensely rising as a band. It will not be long before people see us on the big festivals and tours. As long as we keep climbing like we have been doing.”

Joshua: “Well, I love answering questions! Rather it’s helping someone with their gear! Or they just want to get to know me more! Or talking to fans! I love talking to people! I love to experience new things and travel! I love music, it is my passion. Without it, I don’t know where I would be in life. Picking up a guitar 10 years ago was one of the best decisions I have made! I also am really happy to be with D.I.P! “

Jeffrey: “I appreciate your interest. The questions were fun to answer. Thanks for helping keep metal alive! “

 

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EMQ’s with WALKING RUMOR

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EMQ’s with WALKING RUMOR

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Danish Nu-Metal band Walking Rumor. 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?

“My name is Kenneth Gustavsson, people know me as Kenio. I do vocals and some piano parts.
The history of the band began on a bench in the city of Odense, where Andreas and I had just broken off with our current band. I wasn’t much for the idea to start up a new project because of all the effort that it took, but he convinced me to do otherwise and I’m thankful that he did. We found the rest of the members online, mostly through Facebook. It was mostly based on luck. Walking Rumor came to us as an echo of the music we all grew up listening to. It all went so fast after the release of our first single ‘Proud of Me’, which got so much positive feedback we could barely keep up with it. I know that sounds kinda shallow, but that was the reality for us. The band ended up representing Denmark at the Global Battle of the Bands in Berlin back in 2016, that was actually our 4th or 5th show in total, so you can expect how that went. We were so green back then and everything was a party. Eventually we released our EP “The War Within” and signed over to the label Mighty Music, where we released two more singles named ‘Dedicate to This’ and ‘Tears me Apart’. It didn’t take long after that, we got invited along on a European tour with ILL NIÑO in 2017, which definitely was a turning point for the band. From there writing our first full length album just seemed like the right thing to do, and we worked entire 2018 with pre-production and eventually recorded the album at LAK Studios in August 2018. We recently split with our label to go independent and with the album coming out starting June 1st, I personally can’t wait to see what’s next for us.”

How did you come up with your band name?

“It wasn’t an easy process. Coming up with a name for a band, feels harder than writing a song in many ways actually. We went through a lot of names that we sadly discovered to be taken. There was a point in time where people found out that Andreas and I were starting up a new band, and the rumor about it spread quickly outside our circles. I don’t think it was a positive rumor back then, but we kinda took that phenomenon and turned it into a name, which turned out to be Walking Rumor.”

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

“I’m actually from Sweden, but my family moved to Denmark when I was 4.
The metal scene has for a long time been dormant, but recently it has really sparked something at the Danish venues. Denmark even has a festival called Copenhell, that is strictly rock and metal music, which is really awesome to see.”

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

“Our latest release is a single called ‘Wasted Years’ that is supposed to work as a teaser for the album to come. We put it out with a video that I made myself from our time at LAK studios recording the album. It was a fun project to work on and I feel it kinda shows the reality of the work behind creating these songs. It’s more than just 3 minutes on your Spotify playlist you know.”

Who have been your greatest influences?

“I’m confident to say that bands like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach and Bring Me The Horizon have been hugely influential.”

What first got you into music?

“I think the interest has always kinda been there, but I remember getting the Linkin Park ‘Live in Texas’ CD/DVD and I watched that DVD for endless hours. Seeing my idols live on the screen for the first time kinda woke a spark in me back then. The way that they addressed the crowd, shared their message and made everyone feel connected. I knew that I wanted to achieve the same.”

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

“Waow, there are so many great artists out there. I know Mike Shinoda is doing his solo thing and rocking out with him, would be a dream come true. Yungblud would be awesome as well, because he has so much to give of himself and I’d love to be in the same room of that type of creativity. If I must choose some of the artist from Denmark, I’d love to do something with Siamese, Lucer, Halycon Hope and Ivy Crown.”

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

“Again, there are so many to choose from, but definitely Rock Am Ring and Download Festival. Those festivals have always been a dream come true for the little boy inside me.”

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

“I don’t remember getting any gifts, but I’ve been sent pictures of a WR tattoo and a Walking Rumor homemade phone case, made from seashells. Very creative and probably the weirdest I’ve seen. But that makes a good standard in my opinion. I love our fans and their dedication to the band.”

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

“That I want them to know I love them very much and that I truly appreciate their amazing support. That sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”

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

“Bringing my idol back would be an amazing ability to have, but I don’t think you can get people back without their demons, which is a part of who they were as a person, and I wouldn’t want that for him. So, it’s a tough question to answer.”

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

“The ability to escape from your everyday life for a moment and the connection you’re able to get with your fans. That moment where you see that you’ve influenced somebody in some kind of way is truly magical and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. There are of course downsides to being a musician who wants to shoot for the stars… You rarely have time for those back home who matter. Your friends and family quickly become alienated to the world you are living, and you only have your band mates to share these moments with. It takes a lot of work and a lot of time.”

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

“I think every musician wish their work would be more profitable, because being a musician isn’t cheap. You’ll have to pay for recordings, music video, merch, crew, managers and so on. One of my band members actually phrased it really well the other day by saying ‘You don’t make a living on making music, you make a living on selling t-shirts’.”

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Only one? Now you’re being cruel. I really loved the album from Hoobastank – “The Reason”, named after their single. That album always gets me right in the feels.”

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

“I understand that retro is coming back in the form of Vinyl, a lot of collectors out there. But I’ll always prefer CD’s because you won’t get interrupted by sudden commercials and won’t be forced to have a premium account to listen to it non-stop.”

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

“I think it was one of the last gigs we had in Germany, where the crowd was electric right from the start. A lot of people came to see who this small Danish band no one ever heard of was, and it was such a different feeling from what we’re used to at home.”

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

“I’m still trying to figure that out. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial mindset and I respect our environment a lot. I’m working on a few environmental projects with an entrepreneurial perspective. I wouldn’t be able to see myself stuck in an office or on a construction site. That’s for the braver people.”

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

“I would love to see a discussion between Robert Downey Jr. and Peter Dinklage. I’d love to have a one on one talk with Peter McKinnon as well. My best friend and that special someone to top the party is a must.”

What’s next for the band?

“We are currently in the process of releasing our full-length album “Symbiosis”. We want to be able to constantly release new music, so that every month people will have something to look forward to. But how far we are on that idea I can’t say for sure yet.”

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

“We have our official website called www.walkingrumor.com and our social medias are:
Facebook: facebook.com/walkingrumor
Instagram: Instagram.com/walkingrumor
Twitter: twitter.com/walkingrumor
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4SReRO2yeGmiwygeogDcFJ “

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

“A mixture of chocolate and sponge. Definitely cake.”

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

“Thank you for having me. Make sure to go like Walking Rumor on all social medias, find the band on Spotify and press that follow button before June 1, so that you’ll get the album countdown directly.”

 

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EMQ’s with TARAH WHO?

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EMQ’s with TARAH WHO?

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with French/US Rock band Tarah Who? 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?

Tarah G. Carpenter (TGC): Vocals, Guitar
Joey Southern (JS): Bass, Backing Vocals
Coralie Hervé (CH): Drums, Backing Vocals

CH: My name is Coralie and I’m the drummer of Tarah Who? I joined the band in the summer 2017. I received a message from Tarah saying that she was looking for a drummer for her band.

TGC: I am Tarah, founder of Tarah Who? I started playing drums and bass in bands when I was 14 years old. When I moved to Kentucky to be an exchange student, I could not play the drums so I bought myself an electric guitar and an Alanis Morissette songbook and taught myself how to play the guitar!

When I came back to France to finish my high school, I started new bands playing the drums or bass. Then maybe at the age of 17 or 18 I wrote my first song. I didn’t consider myself a writer or even a singer. I was looking for a singer but I did not like the way they sang. It was not their voice, it was the interpretation. I realized that I was too attached to the songs because they were my stories. Over the years, I got a little more confident to produce myself as a singer songwriter, and at the age of 21 I moved to LA. Initially to play music as a drummer or bass player in bands, but then I made a demo of my songs, playing all of the instruments and posted those on Myspace. I got a few gigs like that until someone hit me up (actually a few people) but I started working with a sound engineer named Matthias Lange, who helped me record my first album. I called in a few musician friends and we recorded the debut album. That is when it all got serious and crazy at the same time. I was really shy and believed what everyone said about my music and how it should sound like. Even when I was not happy with the result but I thought that they knew better because they had the experience, degree or maturity. A few years and musicians later, I finally am more confident about the sound I am looking for and the directions I want for the band. In 2017, Coralie joined the band and last year Joey showed up to go on our first West Coast tour. I am into Rock music; I like to play fast paced, up beat loud music.

JS: Joey Southern, bassist and backing vocals. I have been in the band for a year and already have played more gigs with these two then any other previous bands combined!!!

How did you come up with your band name?

TGC: Back in 2010 or something, I was playing with other musicians, friends who wanted to help out with the solo project. At the time, there was another artist with the same first name, who played rap. We would either get the gig because they thought I was her, or we would not get the gig because they thought. ‘Why would a Rapper come to a punk venue’? Anyway, I came up with new band name ideas in an email and the subject was “TARAH WHO????” and out of all of the band names I came up with, everyone said “the subject is the best”, kind of implying everything sucked lol! We had a few shows lined up and I didn’t want to think about it too much, we went for it, got more shows, kept the temporary name … we are in 2019… We might as well just keep it now!

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

CH: I’m French and there is a good metal scene in France. I took lessons with Nicolas Bastos, drummer of Dagoba. I learnt a lot!!

TGC: I was born and raised in Paris, France. There is a big metal scene there 🙂 Like Coralie has just mentioned there is Dagoba, but I know the scene is bigger than this. French people definitely like metal and unlike punk, it sounds like the metal that you can hear in different countries. It is not like French Punk vs UK punk vs US punk etc…! Metal seems to be pretty universal outside of the language, I think?

JS: I’m from the Midwest of America, a couple hours west of Chicago. The metal scene in Aurora and DeKalb are a lot of fun from what I remember.

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

TGC: Our latest EP is called “64 Women”, released on March 8th 2019. The latest single from that EP that came out is called ‘Hurt’ it is our slowest song on the EP and in general. We dared to do something new and different. We have just finished shooting the music video directed by Javier Arcelus and Benny the Jet Urquidez, who co-directed and choreographed the video. The song is about a friendship and betrayal, the music video illustrates that conflict within yourself when you feel hurt and abused, and how you should react towards those emotions. It is kind of like a victory, fight against your thoughts or negative emotions, when you accept the situation and move forward with your life.

Those situations making you stronger and more aware in the future.

Who have been your greatest influences?

CH: I’m a big fan of Nightwish, a symphonic metal band, so I’ll say them, but more generally classic rock and metal.

TGC: I am sure that I was influenced by the bands I used to listen to growing up (The Distillers, RATM, Pantera, Motörhead etc…) I don’t listen to much music lately. I don’t really have time to be honest but also, if I am not playing, I enjoy silence. Everything and everyone inspires me to write. I am not looking up to anyone in particular and I am not trying to sound like anyone either. I write because I have something to say and emotions to express and share. I used to listen to Alanis Morissette growing up and then discovered, the 90’s punk grunge era and totally fell in love with the sounds and energy. I am pretty sure I was influenced by all of it, since my taste in sounds is similar. I like what is raw, authentic, and not perfected. I love accidents in music. I like rage; I like feeling my muscles, and sweating. I like re-living the songs and emotions. It is not about playing loud because you turn the volume up, it is about that anger you feel when you perform. Live shows happen so fast and we have no idea what we will do. It depends on the vibe of the venue, the response from the audience etc. It is an exchange really so I was influenced by a lot of sounds and bands. No one in particular, I was more into a song that resonated within me rather than people or a band. It had to mean something to me at the time. Not by an attitude or a character.

JS: Tool, Primus, 311, Radiohead, Motörhead to name a few.

What first got you into music?

CH: I don’t remember but my mom took some guitar lessons in the music school of our town and I followed with drums.

TGC: I have no idea. I just remember wanting to play the drums and the bass. Later I felt the urge to write, so i did, and started playing the guitar just to accompany myself, but I don’t see myself like a singer or a guitar player. Those are just tools I use to express myself. I actually have no idea what I am doing to be completely honest. If someone asked me what I play I would have no idea what to respond.

I started playing in bands since the age of 14 and I just never stopped. It is my balance, and what I need to feel good and happy about myself. When I don’t play I feel miserable. So I keep playing. 🙂

JS: My parents are music lovers and they exposed me to music at a young age. They took me to see ZZ Top when I was 12 and Metallica the next week!

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

CH: I would like to collaborate with Nightwish of course, it would be a dream!!!

TGC: At this time, I don’t want to collaborate with anyone for Tarah Who? It is a very personal project. Coralie does amazing on the drums and Joey does everything that needs to be done as a bass player. Eventually we will add a second guitar player but only if it doesn’t affect our trio. The reason why it works currently with this line-up is because Coralie and Joey trust me, and let me be creative, as much as I trust them and their ability to play pretty much anything I have in mind or, they surprise me with great new ideas and suggestions. We work really well together, and they don’t try to add anything extra to show off. We all understand that it is about the music and not about ourselves and this is very rare these days. Working on our record with Jason Orme, is also a big factor. Jason, as a producer, does not try to change the songs; he understands the artist’s perspective.

On other projects, I would be happy to collaborate with other musicians. Brody Dalle would be definitely on this list? I don’t mind inviting people on stage to sing along or to perform our song ‘Pay to Play’, for instance, because it is fun and also because ‘Pay to Play’ is really shitty. For our song ‘Linger’ we are actually working on contacting a few drummer friends who would play their version of the song, but when it comes to lyrics and actually writing, it would need to be on a separate project.

JS: Tool!!! It would be amazing to work with these living legends.

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

CH: I would like to play the Hellfest in France because I always wanted to go but didn’t and the bands that play there are amazing, it will be such an experience!!!

TGC: Festivals are fun all around. I would be happy to play any festival in the world as long as the crowd is cool and the organization is good. The name of the festival is just a brand. It could sound really cool to play somewhere, but once you are actually dealing with the festival, is when you realize that it might not be as cool as people seem to think it is. So, happy to play anywhere in the world, as long as everything is cool and fair 🙂

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

TGC: I have received really nice gifts actually. Nothing weird, just really sweet gestures, letters. I appreciate it when our fans take the time to get in touch, or think of us, and send us things. I have not received anything weird yet. If anything, the weirdest comments were from drunk punks who wanted to do “things” after the show… but I politely declined. 🙂

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

CH: Thank you for listening to our songs and coming out to our shows, it’s awesome!! Always a pleasure to meet you guys!!

TGC: Definitely, Thank you for your support, your messages, requests, and good vibes at the shows. It is the best feeling to play and then meet people who confess to relate to your stories. Sometimes it is just rewarding to look at the crowd and see people have good time, or smiling. You can also tell sometimes in people’s eyes that something is happening in their mind right now. They are being inspired or something. It is really cool, so keep doing it, and definitely come talk to us and get in touch. It motivates us to do more 🙂

JS: Be yourself and enjoy it!!!

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

CH: I think it will be Freddie Mercury.

TGC: Lemmy, I really wanted to collaborate with him one day 😉 hahahah, on another project of course! Anyway… that’s out!

JS: It would be interesting to hear what Kurt Cobain would be playing these days.

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

CH: Playing and discovering new places is always awesome!! There is nothing I hate but as an independent band, we are doing everything by ourselves and it can be really hard sometimes but we are doing it anyway because we love it and it’s our job!!

TGC: I love it all to be honest. I love everything about it, from the writing to the recording (where all of the magic happens) to sharing with the audience and seeing the reactions or seeing people mosh, singing along, being inspired or having a good time. I love it when people can relate to the songs and we can inspire them. I do not like accidentally stopping at a dirty gas station with stinky bathrooms; finding bed bugs in hotel rooms (ask Joey). The money part is hard yes, but I ‘d rather have it hard and not owe anything to anyone rather than having the illusion that we have a lot and finding out later that we owe $XX for things we have not chosen or needed. I hate going to shows with good sounding bands and realizing that they are not as cool as they seem to be. I believe in a community and support going both ways. I can’t stand meeting bands who think they are better, or have it all, but good songs! Lol, anyway I don’t hate it, it is what it is! Any career has their fakes and good share of insecure people. Something I passionately hate though is meeting people who supposedly want or can help you, but they are total scammers. I hate pay to play, and I hate so called producers, promoters or bookers.

JS: I enjoy the connection between the musicians and friends I am grateful to play with. I hate phony people.

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

TGC: What I hate! Lol! I would definitely make sure that pay to play shows don’t exist anymore. Let people know what pay to play shows are and how wrong they are to everyone. For the rest… all of the answers will be soon available online: Watch our upcoming documentary series. 🙂

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

CH: It’s really hard because all Nightwish’s albums are amazing!! But I’m gonna choose “Once” because my favourite song is in it ‘Ghost Love Score’.

TGC: Coral Fang – Distillers. I don’t like favourites but I guess I am not tired of this album yet so… it must be one of my favs!

JS: Grassroots – 311. This album is nostalgic.

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

CH: I love to have the physical material with me so I’ll say CD’s but I really like vinyl too.

TGC: Depends where you are and what you do. I think they are all great music sharing tools. Vinyl can be really romantic and a decorative! CD’s are very useful to me still. I drive a very old car so I definitely use CD’s 🙂 I also like holding CD’s and going through everything, reading everything there is to read etc.! Cassettes: They are useful if you want to have a specific sound but it is getting harder to use. Downloads are just convenient when you travel and want to listen to a variety of artists if you are getting tired of your favourite album 😉 So I think they are all great tools!

JS: I love sound of vinyl!!!

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

CH: I really like the one that we did at the Satellite in December; it was a really good one!! But every show is great, I like playing with Joey and Tarah.

TGC: My favourite with this line up is one of our latest shows at the Sugar Mill in Tarzana. Packed house, all of the bands were good, everyone stayed and supported each other, Your mum from the UK was there, we hung out, we made money, the staff was great, sound was good, and cocktails were tasty. There was not one thing that was not working out that night. 🙂

JS: I agree with Tarah and Coralie! I’m torn between both these gigs.

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

CH: I don’t think I could do something else but if I have to choose I’ll say archaeologist.

TGC: I am someone who does what she wants and love. So if there was something else that I wanted to do I would be doing that. Trust me, when I had all of my family trying desperately to get me to find another career or path, I looked into a lot of other jobs or options. I just don’t have the passion or joy to do anything else. Being an independent musician is not JUST playing music. Outside of the rehearsals and owning your craft, and getting better on a daily basis, it is also a business. No one is going to work on the business aspect if we don’t. So I work a lot on that. Booking, managing, promoting, coming up with new ideas and branding. Writing, recording, producing, performing… I have a lot of other hobbies, and subjects that I am interested in, but I do what I love. There is nothing else I would rather be doing. If I did, I would be doing and focusing on that. 🙂

JS: I would most likely be working with the family business. My family has a construction business back home in Illinois.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

JS: Maynard James Keenan, Justin Chancellor, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool and Victor Wooten.

TGC: Brody Dalle, Meryl Streep, Anika Nilles, Michelle and Barak Obama

CH: Nightwish!!! (They are 6 hahahaha)

What’s next for the band?

JS: I’ve been learning the massive catalog of Tarah Who? songs for the upcoming European Tour in September!!!

TGC: I am working on new songs for a new EP. We are also releasing a music video for ‘Hurt’ soon and a docu-series about independent bands and women in music.

CH: Same as Joey, I’m working on Tarah Who? songs for the European Tour.

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

http://www.tarahwho.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Tarahwho/
https://twitter.com/tarahwho
https://www.instagram.com/tarahwho/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

JS: Best of both worlds!!

TGC: I have never had one but from the picture it looks like a biscuit or a Pimm’s!

CH: I don’t know what it is so I’m gonna follow Joey on that hahahaha.

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

JS: Thank you and Rock on!!!

TGC: Thank you so much for your support. Hit us up on our social media, and come out to live shows. All bands need it! 🙂

CH: Hope to see some of you on the road!!

 

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EMQ’s with Misanthropik Torment

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EMQ’s with Misanthropik Torment

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Lexington, Kentucky Metal band Misanthropik Torment. Huge thanks to Erick for taking part! He answered the questions differently from most so rather than change everything to fit, I have just left his answers here. His story is an extremely interesting one and deserves to be heard!

My name is Erick Leviathan Scarlet. I am vocalist, lyricist and founder of MISANTHROPIK TORMENT.

Coming up with the name MISANTHROPIK TORMENT was quite easy. I mean, I just spent the past 16 years of my life in prison for stabbing a pedophile and mutilating his genitals! So needless to say I have a lot of built-up rage due to the Injustices that I have seen in my 37 years of existence. By my nature I am not a hateful person, however I have a lot of hatred for most of humanity, because of what we are doing to this planet, because of the Injustices that go on in this world not to mention the abuse that children suffer from, so I am tormented by my own hatred, by my own misanthropy, thus the name Misanthropik Torment.

Misanthropik Torment has a simple message. Stand against all that is wrong in this world! If you’re not part of the solution you are part of the problem. The sole purpose of Misanthropik Torment is to stand against tyranny, as an advocate for the execution of all domestic terrorists alongside of pedophiles, rapists and those who would prey upon the weak, WE MUST KILL THEM! I for one will no longer sit back in the shadows quietly observing the sickness of humanity!

Misanthropik Torment is based out of Lexington, Kentucky. The underground metal scene is pretty badass out here and there are a lot of good underground metal bands who don’t get enough exposure and don’t get the recognition that they deserve. It is also my goal to help other underground bands get that recognition and exposure because, I myself, know how hard it is to kick this fucking door open.

I have to say that I am influenced by old school black/death metal bands like DEATH, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE, KING DIAMOND & MORBID ANGEL etc. I mean the list goes on I could sit here and list off so many bands but what’s the point I think you all get the point. But my goal is to bring back the sound of old school black/death metal with my own unique twist to it.

At the moment I am independent but I would love to get endorsed by Roadrunner or Metal Blade. I have worked with several social media Outlets and at the moment I am working strong with METAL COFFEE PR in the hopes that one of these record labels will hear me and come swoop me up LOL one can only dream though right.

When I first started my goal was to just get a CD made and get on the radio, get my music out there for other people to hear and all, that was my first goal. I have to say that yes I have accomplished that goal but my ultimate goal at the end of the day, after I have met all of my smaller goals in my music, is to be signed by Roadrunner Records, Metal Blade or another label that is keeping the true sound of metal alive not the mainstream crap that is all over the radio. I understand that there are a lot of mainstream metal bands signed with Roadrunner and maybe some with Metal Blade but those record labels still keep the underground alive as well.

I really don’t have an answer to this question the digital age is new to me I mean I just spent over half my life Behind Bars and all this technology came out while I was there so I’m barely learning how to use any of this. The best thing I can say is remain undeterred and keep knocking your head against that wall until the wall cracks or your head does!
I myself have a goal to sound the same on a CD as I do live. I do not allow my producer to do any weird shit with my voice if I can’t pull it off live. So yeah, I do lose some respect for those bands who are putting autotone and all kinds of other crazy shit on themselves! I mean I don’t like it but everybody’s got their own tastes!

I am metal and I tell you what I despise… being divided in different genres. I believe that metal is metal and in my music I preach about the division that the government puts upon us down to the music that we listen to, to the shoes that we wear! It’s causing the division to keep us all distracted from what’s really going on out there in the world. Everybody’s so focused on fighting over what genre & what sub-genre and what belongs where and what box they fit into and while we’re all paying attention to that crap we’re not looking at what’s happening, slowly how the government is coming in and twisting shit and creating the Panic the profit from The Cure. So I subscribe to nothing I say metal is metal and leave it be!

I believe that I am good I mean a lot of people say I am. There’s 3,000 fans on my Reverbnation that say I am and I’ve only been doing this for four or five months, I mean I’m not sure if I’m the best and I don’t want to be the best I just want to be up there with the best if that makes any sense but no I would not like to be the new in thing I want to be the original thing I want to be the sound of metal and that’s it I don’t want to be another fucking Nickelback!

What people can expect from Misanthropik Torment is pure, raw, extreme aggression and other ways of evoking that raw emotion from people that might even make you fucking cry with anger. You know I say this shit, that everybody else is thinking but they’re too scared to say. When you come to a Misanthropik Torment show you will know that you are at a Misanthropik Torment show not some fucking carbon copy of some other band that did it first!

I haven’t put anything out yet as far as releases but I do have three albums done already. My first album It’s called rebelled Against The Establishment power belongs to the people. My second album is called “Purification”. And my third is a single titled ‘E.1.L.3.S.2.10PER10’. All three of these albums will be released in the middle of March. I want to come out swinging I wanted to do something that no other band has done before and I believe that I am accomplishing that cuz I don’t believe any other band has come out with three albums as their first approach., shortly after these albums come out misanthropik torment will be going back into the studio to record a “Decade of Endurance” which is an album diving into the psyche of the convict in prison life. Also there will be a book in the near future.

Currently there is one video on YouTube titled ‘The Devil Made Me Do It .There will be future videos those are in the works at the moment.
https://youtu.be/ftYJA3jpwCE

I’m not sure how I feel about this you know I’m not doing music for the money although it would be nice to make some money for doing what I love. This is kind of a hard question to answer because Bandcamp, Reverbnation and SoundCloud etc, these help underground artists get their music out there as otherwise they wouldn’t be heard and the same thing with YouTube however nobody’s getting paid for it and we’re putting a lot of money into what we do I myself put a lot of money into this and not seen a dime back and I’m not complaining you know I’m just saying that at some point we all have to support our families or not just a bunch of crazy motherfuckers hanging from chandeliers that have loads of cash on standby.

Best moment in my career so far is being in the studio being free and out of prison and able to pursue my dream!

My message to the fans is I cherish each and every one of you. I get my music for myself, it is therapeutic and it helps me, however, I would not have a reason to continue to do it. I would get bored very quickly if I could not have you guys to enjoy what I do so thank you very much for giving me the opportunity taking the time to give me a shot and listen to what I do. With that I say eat sleep and breathe Metal!!!

 

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EMQ’s with Heretic’s Dream

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EMQ’s with Heretic’s Dream

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Rome, Italy based Alternative Metal band Heretic’s Dream. 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?

Hello there, my name is Francesca and I am Heretic’s Dream vocalist. The band was formed in 2010, while my husband (the guitarist Andrej Surace) and I were living in the UK.

How did you come up with your band name?

I was trying to find a name for this project my husband and I had in mind, and eventually came up with this idea, to stress dichotomy between my music world (mainly pop and dark electronic) and Andrej’s (mainly metal/thrash). Actually, putting the two of us in the same music project sounded like a heresy, and at the same time a beautiful dream.

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

Though Andrej and I gave life to the band while we were based in the UK, after 4 years we had to go back to Italy, our origin Country. Underground metal scene here is quite vivid, though competition among bands ruins everything.

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

“Resilience”, full length album released in November, 2018.

Who have been your greatest influences?

We are 5 different people with very different music background, thanks God. This allows us to be influenced by practically all genres.

What first got you into music?

My Mother’s death. If it wasn’t for this tragic event, I would have probably never met my husband and never started singing.

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

If I had to choose a metal band, I would say Hacken.

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

Maybe Rock in Rio, it would be great to be in South America.

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

Russians are the best: the came to us with Vodka bottles, boxes of chocolate, and Lego toys looking like us.

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

Listen to any kind of music, free your mind.

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

Frank Zappa. A real genius.

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

Best part is being on stage. Worst art is social activity: I hate all kind of social networks.

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

Today it’s all about the money. Even signing with big labels. So sad!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

10000 days by Tool.

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

I like listening to music when I’m in the car, so actually CD is the best mean for me.

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

That at the Izvestia HALL in Moscow.

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

What I am, an electronic engineer.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Madonna, Dave Gahan, Sharon den Adel, my son and my husband.

What’s next for the band?

We are about to shoot a video for a single.

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

I am pretty sure we had a Facebook page and an Instagram page too, as well as YouTube and all the rest. As said, I do not take care of this aspect.
https://www.facebook.com/Heretics-Dream-229362950413489/
https://www.instagram.com/hereticsdreamofficial/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx8wnBbkIsO3jUxLk1I-dBg

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuits?

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

Thank you for this interview, I enjoyed it a lot.

 

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EMQ’s with EGONAUT

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EMQ’s with EGONAUT

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Doom N Roll band Egonaut. 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?

EGONAUT
Dennis, Organ and Keys. Mikael, Bass.
Egonaut is a Swedish band formed by Markus and Fredrik in 2006. From the beginning the sound was Stoner-oriented but has over the years merged into a blend of groovy Doom and Metal with occult tendencies, Power-doom!
We have over the years released a bunch of EP’s and 4 albums, currently recording our fifth. In between recording sessions we have had the great pleasure of touring both Sweden and Europe a couple of times as well as playing many great festivals.
Egonaut are:
Emil Kyrk – Vocals
Fredrik Jordanius – Guitars
Mikael Bielinski – Bass
Dennis Zielinski – Keyboards
Markus Johansson – Drums

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

Sweden. The metal scene is ok but the live scene is a bit dull though, especially the club scene which has changed a lot during the last 10 years or so. But we still have many big Rock/Metal festivals that survive, so the crowd is definitely still there.

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

Album: The Omega. November 2017
(A new Single: Out May 24, 2019)

Who’s been your greatest influences?

Mikael: That list is long, but everything from Spiritual Beggars to Entombed via Pink Floyd back to Ghost and many more.

What first got you into music?

Dennis: All of us have been playing instruments since childhood. But why we started is probably some thing that most of us can thank our parents for.

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

Dennis: Writing a song or two with Toni Iommi would be cool. He’s a killer riff-machine, blending his riffs with our sound would be very exciting to hear.

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

There are many but the biggest stage at Wacken would be nice. It’s like a Holy Grail, especially if you come from Europe.

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

A bottle containing a yellow substance labelled “Golden Shower”. (We have not opened it yet!)

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

Thank you and please bring a friend.

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

Ronnie James Dio.

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

Dennis: Finding new ways of expressing my self through music and sounds. Playing live is also something that gives me great pleasure. I really hate that today as a musician you’ll have to spend more time on writing emails and promoting your band than playing.

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

Mikael: The greed. There are too many people benefiting from the artists creativity without actually doing anything for it.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Mikael: Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Dennis: Images and Word – Dream Theater

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

Vinyl and streamed media.

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

Sweden Rock Festival 2015. Big crowd, perfect weather and the first time we ever played a festival of that size.

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

Mikael: Pilot or working abroad in some way.
Dennis: Music Video Producer

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Mikael: Geezer Butler, David Gilmour, Josh Homme , John 5, Dennis Zielinski

What’s next for the band?

Finishing up the new album and getting it out there. Of course, making a few videos etc, then doing some shows later this year.

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

Facebook, Spotify, Youtube, iTunes.
https://sv-se.facebook.com/egonautswe/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5HC50drCPReeIlMKkRDj0V
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCaXTx0sPursTm-Ek7qteRg
https://itunes.apple.com/se/artist/egonaut/316126876

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

In Sweden we call it a kick.

 

 

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EMQ’s with BLOOD OF ANGELS

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EMQ’s with BLOOD OF ANGELS

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Tampa, Florida based Metal band Blood Of Angels. 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 band name is Blood of Angels. We began in October 2015 in Jacksonville, Florida. We released our debut EP in April 2017. We have won 7 awards, and most recently we won the 2019 Akademia Executive Directors Award which is their version of artist of the year. This past October I had to get a completely new line-up, because life happens. I relocated the band to Tampa, Florida, and that has turned out to be a great move.

How did you come up with your band name?

I am atheist. Angels are heroes to many faiths. Blood of Angels is a metaphor to end organized religions. It is also a good name for a metal band. That name allows us to explore a lot of musical directions.

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

I am from the United States. The metal scene varies depending on the state you are in, Florida, California, New York, Texas, Illinois, and Michigan. Most other places in the US metal struggles.

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

Our last EP, “Rise of the Fallen Gods” was released April 2017. We did an animated video for the single “Odin’s Wrath” and we also released a lyric video for “Miscreant Deeds of Loki.”
Odin’s Wrath
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW_0S8B4ssg
Miscreant Deeds of Loki
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yk3gAtljpKE

Who have been your greatest influences?

Randy Rhodes first and foremost. Listening to the Ozzy Osbourne “Randy Rhodes Tribute” album is why I wanted to play guitar. Slayer was the first heavy band I got into, and I still love to this day. Their rage and no compromise style I really admire. Iron Maiden is still my favourite band of all-time. Everything about Maiden is just as perfect as a band could be, from the visual to the music. I am also influenced by a lot of the Swedish Melodic death metal bands, and my fellow Florida death metal bands.

What first got you into music?

My father is a rocker. He was a fan of Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix etc… As music got heavier, my dad got heavier with it while I was growing up in the 80’s. My grandfather was a jazz pianist. I loved sitting beside him and watched him play. He started me on ear training. Just playing chords and asking me what it was just by hearing it.

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

We will be collaborating with hip-hop artist Amiss Omega. He is awesome, and I am looking forward to the opportunity of taking extreme metal music and combining it with a hip-hop back beat. It will be something new. I am looking forward to all the reactions good or bad. I also would like to collaborate with Fear Factory. I think that would also be a good fit.

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

Wacken of course. It is the granddaddy of them all. I don’t think there is any metal festival that is bigger. Any band worth anything in metal has played there.

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

I haven’t received anything weird. I got some hand made bracelets. I got a couple of flags signed by fans. We are honored that people want to give us something in appreciation. We appreciate everything they do for us.

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

We are currently recording our upcoming album “The Failure of Faith”. We hope everyone enjoys it. We can’t wait to meet all of you on the road. Don’t be a stranger. Anything you want to ask us, please let us know. You can message us on any of our social media sites.

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

Randy Rhodes, I would love to see him play live. I can feel the emotion that he brings to music through recordings. I am sure live he would bring me to our knees.

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

The people, connecting with people is the greatest feeling ever. I don’t hate anything about being a musician. I will admit, the business side can be tedious. But I love every second of practicing, rehearsing with the band, shooting videos, and most importantly touring.

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

Promoters doing their jobs. They hire the bands then expect the bands to lay out the money to promote the show and do all the work. Then after the bands do all the work, they take most if not all the money.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Iron Maiden “Fear of the Dark” it is just as good as it gets from the first track to the last.

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

I am a teenager of the 90’s so I have an affection for CD’s I love the clear sound quality mixed with a well-designed cd jacket.

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

Calarca Metal Fest in Calarca, Colombia. The audience was really into the show. The stage was huge, so there was a lot of room to move on stage. Colombian metal fans are the best fans I have met. They truly love the music and appreciate your band coming down to perform.

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

Probably still driving a semi.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Neil Degrasse Tyson, Richard Dawkins, Steve Harris, Kerry King, Russel Brand

What’s next for the band?

Finishing our upcoming album “The Failure of Faith.” Then touring anywhere and everywhere.

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

Official Website: http://www.bloodofangels.net
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bloodofangels1
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/bloodofangels1
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/bloodofangels
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bloodofangels

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Jaffa cakes, they are just delicious. I wish I could find them here in the States.

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

Thank you for the interview, and the opportunity to communicate with your audience. I look forward to doing it again sometime. I hope to meet everyone when we are on the road.

 

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EMQ’s with RATKING

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EMQ’s with RATKING

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Perth, Western Australia based Hardcore/Punk band Ratking. Huge thanks to guitarist AJ Teo 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’s AJ and I play guitar, we’ve been together about five years now, spawning from the ashes of a bunch of other failed bands.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were at a mate’s house throwing lemons at the fence when a giant rat came out. We dubbed him the ‘Ratking’ and the name stuck.

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

We’re from Australia and it’s a shithouse haha.

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

We recently released a single called ‘Cruel Intent’ along with a video clip too!

Who have been your greatest influences?

Influences in total vary hugely, but specifically for Ratking our influences come from bands such as Wavves and Trash Talk.

What first got you into music?

My father, he’s been a music teacher for 30+ years now. He started me on the guitar when I was just five.

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

We always wanted to collaborate with Ratking, the NYC hip hop group, but they’re dead now, so no real chance of that happening.

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

Knotfest! Purely because it means that Slipknot would know who we are.

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

We’ve never been given any weird gifts, but we also get given weed, which is dope!

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

Flat Earth or Globe Earth?

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

Bohemian Rhapsody!

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

Travelling the world! Not having any money!

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

More money, less problems!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Ghost – “Infestissumam”

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

Spotify.

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

Our EP release for “Serf” in February 2018!

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

A full-time Ghost fan!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Papa Emeritus the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Cardinal Copia and my cat’s.

What’s next for the band?

New album, new tours and new video clips!

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

Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/y2g8h6zu

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I’ve never had a jaffa cake before, but from the sounds of it, probs a biscuit?

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

Thank you!

 

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