EMQ’s with REQUIEM’S SATHANA

EMQ’s with REQUIEM’S SATHANA

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil based Black Metal band, Requiem’s Sathana. Huge thanks to bassist Rex Mendax 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 Moises Henrique Kunst, also known as Rex Mendax and I’m a bass player. The Requiem’s Sathana project appeared many years ago as a side band. The other musicians, Felipe Rex Inferii Nienow and Fabiano Rex Gutture Werle are longtime friends and have played with me in other bands. In 2017 we thought we were ready to record something. So, we got ready and started recording in 2019, and the EP was released in April this year.

How did you come up with your band name?

Each of our songs is like hymns to the dead, sung by the high priest Satanas.

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

We are from the South of Brazil, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. We are from a region colonized by German immigrants, from small and very conservative cities. As such, the scene is relatively small. It has improved a lot in recent years. But when we want to go to shows we always need to go to cities like São Leopoldo, Novo Hamburgo or the capital Porto Alegre.

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

Our self-titled EP is our first release.

‘Requiem’s Sathana’ (Promo Lyric Video)

‘Legion’ (Promo Lyric Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

The bands that influenced me to like metal were Sepultura, Metallica and Black Sabbath. The bands that influenced me to play black metal were Emperor, Dark Funeral and Marduk.

What first got you into music?

I started to become interested in music because of the feeling of energy, of strength that it transmitted.

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

To be honest, with no one. My project is enough for me.

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

I believe that the dream of consumption of most heavy metal bands is to play Wacken. I think it’s an honest festival and it honours metal as it should be. Wacken is a metal festival that plays metal. Here in Brazil we have Rock in Rio that plays almost everything and no longer represents the name it has.

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

I never received a fan gift.

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

I would like true fans of heavy metal to honour the style of music, the lifestyle they say they like. At least support the bands, going to the shows, buying the records. The little they do is enough to keep the scene alive.

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

Dimebag Darrell, for sure!

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

I love the energy that the music conveys. Being a musician and being aware that you can create that energy is fantastic. I have nothing to hate as a musician.

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

This artificialism that reigns in music. Nowadays no more classics are created. That’s because everything is so fleeting, so fast that there’s no time to absorb a song. I sincerely believe that today’s songs have no soul.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Don’t Break The Oath” – Mercyful Fate!

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

Vinyl and CD for sure!

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

We never played live with this project. But in the early 2000’s we did memorable shows with other bands that we played in.

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

In fact, the question should be the other way around. Music is just a hobby for me. I am a teacher and civil servant.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I am a little misanthropic. I don’t see myself inviting one person to dinner, so imagine five!

What’s next for the band?

Due to this pandemic, at the moment we are only focused on promoting the record. Next year, if all this goes away, we will think about what to do.

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

The material can be checked on Bandcamp, Youtube, Spotify, Deezer and Music Apple. Anyone interested in purchasing the physical CD can contact Cianeto Discos (www.cianetodiscos.com.br/).
www.cianeto.bandcamp.com/album/requiems-sathana
www.open.spotify.com/artist/5hkVMEE0Aib5A0PRZnUkjy
www.youtube.com/channel/UCf9wucUPHLe9OfXHQdlgI8w
www.facebook.com/requiemssathana/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sorry, I have no idea what that is.

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

I would like to thank you for your interest and long life in metal!

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EMQ’s with HEARTS & HAND GRENADES

EMQ’s with HEARTS & HAND GRENADES

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Buffalo, New York based Hard Rock band, Hearts & Hand Grenades. Huge thanks to bassist/lead vocalist Stephanie Wlosinski 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 Stephanie Wlosinski, and I am the lead vocalist and bass player. This band is a combination of four musicians that have been gigging in the Buffalo music scene for a long time. We have all collectively played in the cover music scene in different bands over the years and came together as Hearts & Hand Grenades to dive into the original music scene a little over a year ago.

How did you come up with your band name?

We were trying to come up with something that captured our image as well as our attitude. So, we finally settled on Hearts & Hand Grenades because we can be all snuggly and cute but can turn right around and pack one hell of a punch!

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

We are all from Buffalo, NY in the USA. The Metal/Rock scene has more of an underground following here. Buffalo is very heavy into the cover music scene so it’s a little more difficult to get the opportunity to play the hard stuff. But when we do, it’s always worth the wait. You get more dedicated fans that are truly fans of rock.

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

We recently released our first single, ‘Nothing Left’, off of our upcoming album, “Turning To Ashes”, which comes out January 8, 2021. ‘Nothing Left’ is a hard rock song that screams of ending toxic relationships and getting rid of the people that aren’t worth your time! You can check out the video on our YouTube channel or website.

Nothing Left (Official Video)

The In Crowd (Official Video) NEW SINGLE

Who have been your greatest influences?

I think we all have different influences and that has played a big role in what we all bring to the table. For me, I find a lot of inspiration from MUSE. They’re a band that has accomplished so much and has managed to be successful across multiple genres of rock. And they put on one hell of a live show!

What first got you into music?

I’ve always been into music and I always loved bass. It’s what I notice first when I listen to any song. In elementary school I was probably the smallest kid in my class. In 4th grade we are asked what instrument we would like to learn, and naturally I said bass. So that meant the standup bass in the orchestra. The instructor basically laughed and said choose a different instrument. So, I chose cello. I again got laughed at (because I was far too small to hold either one of those) and he handed me a violin instead. I held onto that disappointment until I was in college and could afford to buy my first bass guitar. I never looked back since then.

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

Of course, my first choice would be MUSE because they have brought a lot of inspiration and enjoyment for me. Playing on one of their tours is definitely a life goal at this point.

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

I think for any rock fan Wacken is something you want to do once before you die! Lollapalooza always seems like such a diverse blend of artists that I would definitely like to be involved with that as well.

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

I haven’t received any gifts from fans yet, unless my mom counts? Ha!

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

Support your local original music scene! It’s hard enough as a band to get your music out there for the world to hear so when you get the chance to check out something new, please do it! You guys are what makes playing music special so thank you for supporting us!

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

That’s a tough question. I think Freddie Mercury was taken way too soon. He had a lot left to give to the music world, I’d have to say him.

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

I absolutely love performing live. All of the hard work happens behind the scenes when you’re wracking your brain for the right riff, or the right lyrics and melody. But when it all comes together you get that perfect moment on stage where we all sync up and feel the energy. It makes all of the hard work worth it. I absolutely hate setup and teardown. I need to get me a crew!

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

I would definitely change the stigma around hard rock and metal music in the US. It always seems like pop and rap have held on to the spotlight and rock is just slightly in their shadow. And believe me, I can get down to that stuff too but I’m just a little partial to rock!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

My favourite album is “Absolution” from MUSE. Every track on there has hit me to the core. I just love it. It’s one of those albums where there are no duds.

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

I’m a sucker for CD’s actually. I have a ton of them, and I still buy them. It’s kind of depressing that more and more vehicles don’t even come with them anymore. One of my favourite things is to just blast a cd in my car when I’m driving by myself. It’s a way of relaxing and meditating almost. That’s my happy place.

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

The coolest gig I’ve played was in Buffalo at a place called The Town Ballroom. It’s a venue that typically houses national acts and the room is like a giant bowl with three levels. We played a large event hosted by a local radio station, and the energy there was awesome. Halfway through our set, the lights flipped up to the crowd and the place was mobbed. It just got the adrenaline pumping and gives you this intoxicating feeling. I knew right then that this was what I was meant for. Give me a stage and a song and let’s go!

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

I’d like to think that I would be a rocket scientist or a genius doctor or something world-changing but if I weren’t a musician, I would probably still be sitting behind a desk somewhere.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I would definitely invite five fans and give them the most excellent dinner they’ve ever had as a thank you for supporting us! I feel like that’s the least I could do!

What’s next for the band?

We have two more singles coming out in 2020 leading up to our first album, Turning To Ashes, on January 8th, 2021. We are currently in talks about a 2021 tour to promote the new album and hope to have that setup by the end of December. So, stay tuned to our website and socials for more info on that!

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

www.heartsandhandgrenades.com/
www.facebook.com/heartsandhandgrenades
www.twitter.com/hahgrenades
www.instagram.com/hahgrenades/

We can also be found on Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, and Amazon Music

Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I think I would say cake.

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

Give us a like and a follow on our socials and stay tuned for more info on our upcoming album, “Turning To Ashes”!

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EMQ’s with HYPERVOLUME

EMQ’s with HYPERVOLUME

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Chicago, Illinois based Serf Metal band, Hypervolume . Huge thanks to guitarist/vocalist A. Human 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?

A. Human, I play guitar and do vocals. After my last band INTERCONTINENTALBALLISTICMISSILE broke up, I moved to the middle of nowhere to go to grad school for Biology. I spent my leisure time writing songs and messing around with a variety of effects pedals. One summer, my buds in PALE HORSEMAN asked if I wanted to perform at BEARD METAL FEST, a big party they used to throw every year. They told me to just bring my guitar and effects, and that I could use their amps and PA. That was the first time I got to use three full-stacks, two guitar stacks in stereo, and a bass stack. I performed under the name MULTIDIMENSIONALHYPERVOLUME, it was awesome, and ever since I’ve been playing with a three-amp set up. In 2018 I got sick of playing shows with a drum machine, so I asked my long-time friend Fabian to join the band. I knew that he was in 100 bands already, but I needed a professional. So, he joined the band and we dropped the “MULTIDIMENSIONAL” from our name.

How did you come up with your band name?

Like I said, it started as MULTIDIMENSIONALHYPERVOLUME, which is a concept used in Ecology that utilizes mathematics to describe a species ecological niche, the role that they play in their ecosystems. Essentially, the environmental factors that affect an organism’s ability to survive and reproduce can be put onto the axes of a graph (dimensions, x, y, and z), and their range of tolerance for each factor can be plotted on the graph. One axis gives you a range, two axes gives you an area, three axes make a volume, and any more than three we call a hypervolume. Essentially, it’s some nerdy math shit. I learned the term from a teacher in grad school, and when I said, “that’s a great name for a band” he replied “don’t be an idiot.” His dislike of the name only increased its appeal for me. I came up with a bunch of band names then: Stonewort, Prairie Smoke, Adam and the Ass Snorkels… but Hypervolume stuck.

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

We are from Chicago, IL, USA. Chicago’s scene is heaving with bands from every genre: doom, sludge, death metal, thrash metal, black metal, punk, stoner rock, you name it. There are a bunch of great venues for heavy music (hopefully they all survive the Rona lockdowns), some are small and intimate, some are pretty big. There is a real scene in Chicago, a lot of the bands are friends with each other, we help promote each other, go to each other’s shows, throw parties, etc. I produce a series of compilations of local Chicago bands called ANGRY PEASANTS. We have 9 volumes available now, and Volume 10 is in the works! Volume 10 is going to be released in December as a fundraiser for the local venues. So far it’s shaping up to be a double-disc with over 25 bands!

I’d say Chicago’s only drawback is that there are a lot of bands and venues, meaning fans have a lot of choices. If there are a lot of cool gigs booked at different venues on the same night, attendance may be underwhelming if a gig has all locals on the bill. Another issue, most of the big touring bands only play Chicago on weekdays, because they know people will show up on a Tuesday in a city that loves metal! They save the weekend gigs for smaller towns that don’t have a 24/7 scene.

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

We released a song called ‘Orbit’ on “Angry Peasants Volume 9”, and a video for the song is due for release in a few weeks. On Dec. 4th we will be dropping our first album “Conceive”.

‘Orbit’ (Audio)

Who have been your greatest influences?

That’s a tough question, I like to blend a lot of influences. Of course, I like classic metal bands like Black Sabbath, Death, Slayer, and Metallica, but I’m also a fan of heavier grunge bands like Soundgarden, Nirvana, and the Melvins. I love old punk bands like the Dead Kennedys, who taught me everything I need to know about politics. I had a European metal fetish after high school, falling in love with bands like Children of Bodom, At the Gates, and Opeth. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started appreciating slower metal more and listening to bands like Crowbar, Witchcraft, and Earthride. My biggest influences are the local bands of Chicago. I love Scientist, Pale Horseman, Deepspacepilots, The Hÿss, and a bunch more. There’s something about knowing the person that’s on a record that makes the music better.

What first got you into music?

In high school I would go to see young punk bands like the Holy Whores and Reckless Youth, kids from my school that were writing their own songs, booking their own gigs, and rocking small rooms at coffee houses and ice rinks. I thought to myself “I could do this. Why don’t I do this?”

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

I don’t want to say something obvious like Ozzy (Ozzy, if you’re reading this, hit me up!). I think it would be cool to collaborate with King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. They are a weird 8-piece band from Australia that defy labelling. I fell in love with their weird-ass music videos and their manic tunes. I think that their two drummers and harmonica player could really add something special to our kind of heavy metal.

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

I’d like to play at Burning Man so I could do all the drugs while harshing the mellow of a bunch of hippies.

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

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

Stop buying shit, stop breeding. See our shitty culture for what it is, a monument to greed. We destroy biodiverse ecosystems so that the rich can get richer, so that people can raise more kids that grow into brainwashed consumers addicted to convenience. It’s gross, opt out.

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

I missed Leonard Cohen play in Chicago a few years ago, and I’ve never forgiven myself.

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

I love playing shows! I love rocking a room! I hate spending money and time on press and marketing.

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

I would make cover bands illegal, clearing the way for more original artists.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

I’m a big fan of Nirvana’s “Bleach”. It spoke to me as a kid who got beat up a lot in high school.

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

Vinyl, unfortunately for our new album release, that shit is expensive to get produced.

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

Hypervolume played FABULOUS FUCKING FABIAN FEST FOUR at Cobra Lounge in Chicago, a birthday celebration for our illustrious drummer, who played six sets with six different bands. It also featured special performances by AMMUNITION, a burlesque dancer who grinds on a chastity belt with an industrial grinder, showering the crowd in sparks. Cobra is also home to ALL RISE BREWERY, one of my favourite purveyors of high-APV brews. This was the first gig Fabian and I played together, and it was glorious!

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

Well, I am a professor at a community college, a job that I love. I teach environmental biology and evolution classes, and I like interacting with students and going on field trips to do ecological experiments. It also affords me the free time needed to be in a band, which I am grateful for.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Sir David Attenborough, Jello Biafra, Dave Chappelle, Wendy Williams, and the Pope.

What’s next for the band?

We’ve got our first video Dropping on November 20th, our first album drops December 4th, and another video will be released in late December. Hopefully, we can gig again in 2021.

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

Facebook mostly, but we’ve been expanding a bit onto Instagram too. I love Bandcamp too!
www.hypervolume.us/
www.facebook.com/hypervolume/
www.instagram.com/hypervolume_band/
www.hypervolume.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

It’s a cookie, right?

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

Don’t forget about your local venues. Covid has fucked them up pretty bad, donate if you can, order food or beer to-go if you can, reach out and let them know you care!

Thanks for the questions,

A. Human

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EMQ’s with MISTY GREY

EMQ’s with MISTY GREY

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Madrid, Spain based Doom Metal/Hard Rock band, Misty Grey. Huge thanks to guitarist Juan 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?

Hey how you doing? My name is Juan and I’m the guitar player in Misty Grey. We started up in 2011, our main aim was to create a traditional doom metal band, because there were not any in Spain. At last the band was completed in 2012, with a new singer. We recorded two demos and 1 album, then our first singer left, and we got another singer. With that line-up we recorded our 2nd album “Chapter II” in 2017. And now we’ve got another singer and we’re looking out for our next recording sessions very soon.

How did you come up with your band name?

We thought about something which was very dark and gloomy. The mist is always grey, so it basically comes from there.

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

We are from Madrid, Spain. Our Metal/Rock scene is huge here, therefore there are a lot of bands coming out. Nevertheless, the Doom Metal scene is pretty poor, just a bunch of bands in this style.

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

As I told you above, our last album is “Chapter II”, recorded in 2017 but released in 2018 on CD. It will be released on vinyl before the end of 2020 indeed.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Mainly traditional doom metal bands. Black Sabbath, Witchfinder General, St. Vitus, Candlemass, Pentagram, Solitude Aeturnus, Pagan Altar and many others. We also have many influences from 70’s and 80’s hard rock and heavy metal outfits.

What first got you into music?

If you mean playing guitar, I started playing Classical guitar, but I loved 80’s heavy metal so my starting point was right there. I loved playing Iron Maiden tunes.

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

We are open to collaborate with any band or musician, in fact we’ve got a kind of Project coming up with a friend, so we’ll tell you about it when this thing is getting near.

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

We’d like to play at Hellfest, I think it’s the biggest one around these times.

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

As far as I can remember, I’ve never received anything from a fan. On the contrary, they always ask me for free guitar picks hehe.

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

Yeah, we’ll record something soon, fresh music and don’t forget to buy our new vinyl, it’s outstanding!

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

I love Phil Lynott, from Thin Lizzy, it would be him, no doubt.

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

I enjoy playing music, both guitar and bass, but also mandolin and some keyboards. As a musician, you’ve got to keep on improving yourself. And I hate that you can’t live from the music itself, at least in this country.

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

Music is culture and the governments are not into culture anymore, you can see it nowadays, with the Covid-19 situation. It is awful but it’s what we’ve got.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Well ,talking about doom metal, I would choose the “Bedemon” album, the first Pentagram album and maybe the first Count Raven album as well.

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

Vinyl, sure mate!

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

I don’t know for sure. We’ve had some really good gigs, and played along with some important names in doom metal. So, it’s hard to choose one from.

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

I like to paint, so I would be a painter.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Famous people do you mean? Ough, it’s hard to choose but I’d invite some famous actresses from old times film noir: Lizabeth Scott, Gene Tierney, Gloria Grahame, Barbara Stanwyck…

What’s next for the band?

Recording all our newest tracks, we’ve got 7 from so long so we’re rehearsing and maybe recoding them during 2021.

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

Facebook mainly, also Instagram, but I don’t have an account myself.
www.facebook.com/mistygreydoom/
www.instagram.com/greymistdoom/
www.mistygreydoom.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Hehe, I don’t know. I guess they are more like a cake, what we call in Spanish “bizcocho”.

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

I want to thank you for your interview and your kind support. It’s the most important thing nowadays!

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EMQ’s with THE FALLEN PROPHETS

EMQ’s with THE FALLEN PROPHETS

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Cape Town, South Africa based Death Metal band, The Fallen Prophets . Huge thanks to lead guitarist Francois van der Merwe 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 Francois van der Merwe and I play lead guitar for The Fallen Prophets, The Band officially started in the fall of 2014 in a small town in South Africa. We launched our first album in 2016 called “Slaughtered At The Altar”. From there we launched an EP in 2017 called “Death Conquers Life” We then did some tours of South Africa and Europe and then came back to release a full-length concept album at the beginning of 2020. We also released our first ever music video at the end of 2019 which was a great success. We now are releasing a 6 Track EP called “No End In Sight” that was written and recorded in South Africa’s lockdown.

How did you come up with your band name?

The concept behind the band name is that there were 4 Prophets that were killed in their church and they came back to haunt their killers and make it a living hell for the living.

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

From South Africa, The metal scene is not that big here…we get big International bands here about twice a year, if we are lucky. The local scene is dead and awaiting revival due to Covid there are no more clubs left.

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

Latest releases are “Relentless Killing Motivation” full album and the music Video ‘Nothing To Kill Nothing To Feed On’ the links are below:

www.thefallenprophets.bandcamp.com/album/relentless-killing-motivation

‘Nothing To Kill, Nothing To Feed On’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

There have been so many. It started with Hypocrisy and Bloodbath and grew into something faster and angrier like Cattle Decapitation and Aborted.

What first got you into music?

Playing guitar basically got me into music.

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

There are so many, so to list a few – Mendel Bij De Leij, Travis Ryan, Peter Tagtren, Ola Englund and Julian from Benighted.

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

It would definitely be Wacken in Germany, I think that one is on all bands bucket list. It would truly be a dream come true.

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

A Neck Brace covered in blood.

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

Life is tough but never give up.

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

Not a very metal artist but I would definitely bring back the Rock and Roll Legend Freddie Mercury.

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

I love writing music and playing shows for our fans.

I hate the most how this small industry got so saturated.

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

Better marketing Strategies and making it more accessible.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Nightmares Made Flesh” – Bloodbath

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

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

Best would be Rockstadt in Romania.

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

I am not a full-time musician; I have a day time job as well. I’m a VOIP Engineer.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Pieter, Dayna, Zariha, Pieter, Anekke

What’s next for the band?

We are releasing a 6 Track EP called ”No End In Sight” on the 11th of December 2020 via MMD Records. After that we will see what happens as COVID-19 has not been kind to us.

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

www.facebook.com/the.fallen.prophets.band/
www.thefallenprophets.bandcamp.com/
www.twitter.com/tfpdeathmetal
www.instagram.com/thefallenprophets/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuits

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EMQ’s with DAYGLO MOURNING

EMQ’s with DAYGLO MOURNING

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Atlanta, Georgia based Doom Metal band, DayGlo Mourning. Huge thanks to lead guitarist/vocalist Joe Mills 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?

I’m Joe Mills and I do lead guitar and vocals for DayGlo Mourning. The band was formed in the spring of 2017 and was assembled via responses to a craigslist add in the greater Atlanta area. Originally starting as a 4 piece, the band quickly made a decision to continue on as a trio. Shortly after, we went into Ledbelly Sound Studio to record three demo tracks. As it turned out, those tracks were eventually released by Black Doomba Records on the split album “Rope Enough For Two” which also featured the band Bludy Gyers. Prior to the album release however, founding member and bassist Matt Rayborn decided to leave the band for other pursuits and the current line-up of Ray Miner (drums), Jerimy McNeil (Bass Guitar) and Joe Mills (Lead Guitar) was established. The band then quickly returned to Ledbelly Sound Studio to record the track ‘Busla’s Curse’ for the Black Doomba Records compilation album “Doombanomicon” and the remaining tracks included on the self-titled debut EP “DayGlo Mourning”. Following up on those early recordings the band began a flurry of shows and writing to prepare for the upcoming release of “Dead Star”, again being produced with Black Doomba Records. The scheduled release for this album is Feb 12, 2021.

How did you come up with your band name?

It was originally used in a song lyric that one of the other members had been involved with. It took a few days to grow on us to be honest, but the visual and mood that it inspires grew on us until we all decided to go with it.

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

We’re based out of Atlanta, Georgia and apart from the COVID issues the Metal scene here is alive and well. There are so many awesome local bands and musicians in the greater Atlanta region and they’re only surpassed by the amazing friends, followers and supporters of the music we all love.

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

The single and accompanying video for the new album “Dead Star” will be coming out at the end of October and Mid-November, respectively. The full album will be available Feb 12th, 2021. You’ll be able to find all of this on the Black Doomba Records and DayGlo Mourning websites.

‘Dead Star’ Single (Visualiser)

Who have been your greatest influences?

In truth as a young player I was heavily influenced by the blues and all of those legends who’ve inspired so many other musicians. Buddy Guy and BB King in particular have been very inspirational to me. The bands who now continue to inspire me are Black Sabbath (obviously), Iron Maiden (again, obvious), Electric Wizard, Sleep, Conan, Monolord, etc…We all know that great list.

What first got you into music?

I was about 6 or 7 years old when I saw KISS perform on a Halloween special in the 70’s. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was watching…But I knew immediately that was what I wanted to be.

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

I would love to do something with my friend Jon Paul Davis of Conan. When I first aspired to doing this kind of music, I wanted to write something as heavy as Conan. I even have a couple of his old guitars as inspiration. So far, I haven’t been able to capture that level of skull crushing sonic devastation but it’s something to aspire too.

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

For me it would be Desertfest for sure. I love Berlin first off, and to be able to play there with all those great heavy bands, particularly the ones that I follow but don’t get to see in North America, would be really amazing.

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

We are very thankful for the support we’ve received to make this new album possible, and we are very excited to deliver, clearly our best work to date. That and we truly miss the friendship and interaction that we’ve been missing with you all since all of the show cancellations. It can’t last forever, and we expect to be back at it some point next year!

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

That is a seriously tough question. I’d have to choose someone who left us way before their time like Jimi or Randy. For me personally the one that hit the hardest is Stevie Ray Vaughan. I was just discovering his music while serving in the Middle East when he died. He was just coming into his prominence and then tragically taken from us much, much too soon.

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

JM. What I love most is playing shows, which allows me to meet other musicians and music lovers in kind and the friendships that result from that. The metal music scene has always been a beautiful thing to me that people on the outside just don’t get.

Being a Doom artist, I tend to bring a heavy arsenal of gear to the show, because sound systems or not, it’s just more fun!!! What’s not fun and a complete drag is loading in and out all of that gear! As the years go by its not getting any easier either! Next year once things heat up again, I’m seriously considering hiring a young lad to handle all of that…lol

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

I’d love to see a clear business model in the industry for talented and dedicated bands to be able to get properly compensated for their art. I hate seeing some of my favourite artists have to get secondary jobs after a tour because they couldn’t make enough to continue making music full time.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Iron Maiden – “Powerslave”

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

Nothing beats the warm sound and interaction with the music like Vinyl…No contest.

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

The biggest was the Atlanta Slaughter Que festival. However, my favourite was early this year, literally two weeks before the pandemic shut everything down. It was a packed house at my favourite venue (529 Bar) with Toke and couple of my favourite local bands. The kicker was my best friend had travelled to Atlanta to see us perform for his first time. It was a glorious night of great music and friends that I won’t forget.

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

Drawing or painting likely. I’ve always tinkered with it, but music takes precedence on the time I have available for such pursuits.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Tina Turner, Lemmy, Leonardo Da Vinci, Muhammad Ali, Robin Williams.

What’s next for the band?

We have in fact already started thinking about the next album. It’s certainly more conceptual at the moment, but a few rough tracks have already been recorded. As we get closer to the release of our latest album “Dead Star”, we’ll start preparing for our live set because in the end, that’s why we do all of this.

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

We use Facebook primarily, but we have pages on IG and Twitter as well. Soon we’ll also have an official YouTube channel. There are a couple out there representing us already, but nothing we’ve created or have control over. Our music is available on our Bandcamp page as well as Black Doomba Records. Just search each respective site for DayGlo Mourning and you should find us easily enough.

www.facebook.com/dayglomourning/
www.twitter.com/dayglo_mourning
www.instagram.com/dayglo.mourning/
www.dayglomourning2.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Sadly, I’ve not yet tried one. I’ll attempt to rectify this next year because I’ve planned a hiking trip along the UK’s Southwest Coastal Path next spring/summer. Whenever it’s ok to travel again I suppose.

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

We greatly appreciate this opportunity to reach out to your audience and we hope that we’ve created something on “Dead Star” that people will be entertained by. Cheers!

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EMQ’s with ETERNAL CLOSURE

EMQ’s with ETERNAL CLOSURE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Montreal, Quebec, Canada based Metalcore/Prog band, Eternal Closure. Huge thanks to guitarist/ clean vocalist Olivier Boitel 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! I’m Olivier and I play guitar (and sing a little bit too). The band started as a group of friends that just wanted to make some good heavy tunes and play some shows. We’ve been through quite a lot of member changes through our history, taking the project more and more seriously as time goes by. Jo (bass) and I are the only ones that are here since the beginning.

How did you come up with your band name?

Just a pretty typical brainstorm session really. I remember we also had ”A Year and A Day” and “Empty Faces” as some of the other choices. “Eternal Closure” sounded the best to us, and we thought that it could mean different interesting things to different people. We liked the almost-but-not-quite paradoxical idea behind it.

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

We are from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I feel like our sound is something that is slightly different than what everyone else is doing here. We blend a more old-school melodic metalcore vibe with modern progressive metal ideas while most bands we play with tend to be in a more Hardcore/Deathcore vibe. We end up being the softest band in most shows we play which is kinda fun haha.

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

Our new release, “Color Of Our Fears: Rediscovered” is a re-release of our second album with 3 added tracks that feature Maggy (Lefebvre) on vocals. We thought it was a neat way of showing off the new vocalist while we’re working on larger projects. We also released a fun video for ‘The Slave Or The Owner’, check it out!

‘The Slave Or The Owner’ (Official Video)

Who have been your greatest influences?

We blend the sound from metalcore legends like Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying and modern metal like Periphery, Currents and Erra. Other influences include Protest The Hero, August Burns Red, Dream Theater, Architects and Haken.

What first got you into music?

Mine and Phil’s (drums) Dad is a huge music fan. He was a drummer in many bands through the years which led to us wanting to play music too. I was pretty much born with drumsticks in my hands and let’s say that I haven’t let go of them ever since. Eventually I wanted to actually write music so that’s when I slowly started picking up the guitar.

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

Good question. Two musicians I’d love to feature in one of our songs would be Spencer Sotelo for vocals with a guitar solo from John Petrucci. That would be pretty badass.

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

Being a headliner in a fest like Heavy MTL would be awesome just because that’s where we come from. Hellfest would also be a dream of ours. The crowds there are just incredible, we want to experience that.

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

I’d love to tell you but either it hasn’t really happened yet or I’m blanking really really hard. I guess once we had a pretty weird show where a drunk girl flirted with pretty much everyone in the band and kept doing it even after we told her we weren’t interested. She didn’t try anything really, but the vibe was kinda awkward and in the end pretty hilarious. So, I guess it counts as a gift just cause it’s a fun memory.

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

We miss playing shows for you. Hopefully, we can get back to that soon. Stay safe until we can!

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

Neil Peart. He’s not the typical “rockstar”, but we all miss him. Such a great mind and musician.

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

Writing music and hearing the final recorded version. I’m really all about the music. I guess the part I “hate” the most is having to talk with strangers. I get uncomfortable really quickly.

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

The fact that being rich and having connections gives you such a head start. It’s pretty much how the whole world works I guess haha. It’s easier to get noticed now though with streaming services and social media which is nice.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Fortress” by Protest the Hero. The level of intensity, variety and musicianship is just incredible. I’m pretty sure it’s the album I listened to the most in high school. I’m not as technically proficient as their guitarists are, but they’ve been a huge influence on me.

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

I quite like streaming music on Tidal with the high sound quality and how much they give back to artists. I’ll always have a place in my heart for CD’s though. I still buy some from time to time for bands I love. Makes it more special in a way.

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

Our first album release for “Screaming In Silence” in 2016 felt really special. We gave a memorable performance, and the place was packed. It was our biggest show yet and I’ll always remember it.

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

Probably something having to do with video games or movies. I think I’d be a pretty good screenwriter; I just don’t have the time to fully invest myself into it.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My bandmates. It may sound cheesy but it’s true haha. I don’t put celebrities on some kind of pedestal.

What’s next for the band?

Writing new songs while we wait until we’re able to play shows. We plan to record some new material sooner than later. Also pet our cats, always.

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

www.facebook.com/EternalClosure
www.instagram.com/eternalclosure/
www.eternalclosure.com/
www.eternalclosure.bandcamp.com/music

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

It’s yummy.

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

Cats are the best! Seriously though, check out our video for ‘The Slave Or The Owner’. It’s one of my favourites from “Color Of Our Fears: Rediscovered”. Thank you for the interview 😊

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EMQ’s with NIGHT GOAT

EMQ’s with NIGHT GOAT

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Canton, Ohio based Dark Noise Rock band, Night Goat. Huge thanks to lead vocalist Julia Bentley 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 Julia Bentley, lead vocals/tambourine like a banshee

All of the Night Goat band members have all been around/ in the local music scene in Ohio for years, coming from diverse musically influenced backgrounds and tastes.

How did you come up with your band name?

We are all fans of the Melvins (‘Night Goat’ is a Melvins song), and also, we enjoy all things dark and horror related.

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

Night Goat band members are all from the Midwest; Canton, Ohio. The metal/rock scene in Canton is pretty diverse and carries a following throughout the NE Ohio region, from Canton to Akron, Cleveland and into Youngstown and Pittsburgh. Canton’s main music venue is a rock venue called “Buzzbin,” located smack dab in the middle of the pro Football Hall of Fame parade route and arts district in downtown Canton. In a city full of tourists and sports lovers, the music scene is alive and thriving, not just coexisting.

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

Ghost Hello/Night Goat Split EP! Released by Interstellar Smoke Records!

Split release with the band “Ghost Hello” (from Akron, Ohio)

‘Cult’ Official Video

Who have been your greatest influences?

The Jesus Lizard, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Helmet, Unsane, Chelsea Wolfe, CRAW, Melvins, WHORES, SLEEP, Cherubs, the Cramps, Danzig, Samhain, Motorhead, Between the Buried and Me.

What first got you into music?

Family first got me personally into music. Uncles, cousins, parents, brothers…everyone had music going on somehow and it overflowed into my life and probably saved me in the long run. I turned 16 in 1995, so all of the music from the late 80’s throughout the nineties heavily influenced how I express myself vocally these days…along with the insanity of the world we live in.

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

It would be awesome collaborate with SLEEP.

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

South by Southwest, Psycho Las Vegas, Coachella would all be dreams come true. To play for that many people in a crowd would be an amazing symbiotic art experience!

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

The weirdest gift I ever got from a fan was their shirt…specifically to help wipe the makeup out of my eyes after it all ran down all over my face during the set. Which was gross…but I did it anyways.

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

“QUESTION EVERYTHING”.

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

Kurt Cobain.

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

I enjoy the release and pure high from exploding onstage…I mean, it’s not lady-like after all in everyday life. I also hate that about it. I hate that on stage is the only acceptable place to release the stuffed in, packed up emotions from my standpoint in this moribund world. I guess that makes me ambidextrous LOL.

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

More acceptance of unique genres of music as “Art” and less watering down of original raw, in your face music to try and make it mainstream. Like…just let it be!

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

One of my all – time favourite albums is “Badmotorfinger” – Soundgarden.

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

Vinyl is definitely the best to hear music how it was intended to be heard. It’s definitely the closest to how my own voice sounds to me, while I’m singing, if that makes sense.

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

My favourite show was December 12, 2017 opening for WHORES in Canton, OH at Buzzbin. It was also my birthday!

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

Painting lots of gigantic paintings and murals and being a social worker still.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

These days? I would want to talk to , MLK Jr., Tori Amos, Dalai Lama, George Carlin!

What’s next for the band?

A tour in the future and another album.

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

Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube
www.twitter.com/goat_night
www.instagram.com/nightgoat13/
www.facebook.com/nightgoat13/
www.youtube.com/channel/UCPM7f4lCeCdtDIRvfls64ng

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Neither, they are a cookie!

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

Thanks for checking us out! Everyone stay safe out there!

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EMQ’s with ATTIC THEORY

EMQ’s with ATTIC THEORY

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Liverpool, England based Alternative Sexy Groove Rock band Attic Theory. Huge thanks to vocalist Lewis Wright 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, I’m Lewis Wright, I am the frontman of Liverpool Groove rockers Attic Theory. The band features previous members of Matchstickmen, Rain May Fall and LimeHawk. All of these bands had come to their natural end and Peter Donnelly (Guitarist) and myself decided it was time to start something fresh and new, something different to what we had all previously been doing…and here we are.

How did you come up with your band name?

The inspiration behind the name Attic Theory was taken from an episode of Elementary – a CBS television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes detective stories with contemporary twists. In the second episode of the show, Sherlock talks about ‘Attic Theory’ and states that the human brain is like an attic. A storage space for facts. But because that space is finite, it must be filled only with the things you need to be the best version of yourself. We thought this was a fitting name with everything that was going on at the time.

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

We are based in Liverpool. Kenny McArthur (Bass) is from South Africa, Matt Lawler (Guitar) is from Stoke, I’m originally from London and Peter, Tim Cunningham (Guitar) and Matt Simon (Drums) are from Liverpool. Liverpool has had a thriving music scene for a long time now, but it has been very limited on rock/metal bands…until now. I’m proud to live in a city where there are so many great up and coming rock/metal bands, all with their own unique signature.

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

Our debut EP “The Sign Of An Active Mind” will be released on Friday 27th November via our own label ThunderGun Records. You can pre-order it now from our website www.attictheory.co.uk/store.

Who have been your greatest influences?

I am a huge fan of grunge music so my greatest influences growing up would have to be all of the bands from the 90’s Seattle scene. Bands like Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Screaming Trees, Candlebox, Mudhoney…the list goes on. We’ve actually made it into the Shazam top 20 chart in Seattle, with our single ‘Your Light’ so teenage me would have probably fainted by now. Another grunge band, not from Seattle, that has been a massive influence on me is Stone Temple Pilots. Their 90’s albums still stand the test of time.

What first got you into music?

When I was a child and my sister wasn’t home, I used to sneak into her room and listen to her rock collection of vinyl records. I would listen to Def Leppard, Megadeth and Faith No More. This definitely started my musical journey down the path of rock. “Hysteria” was the first rock album I ever owned, and it was mind blowing when Def Leppard’s frontman Joe Elliot complimented our track ‘My Own Design’ on the radio.

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

I would love to collaborate with Kevin Martin from Candlebox. His tone and vocal range are amazing. To say this would be a bucket list moment for me is an understatement, I would probably fall to my knees and weep if this actually happened.

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

As a band, we would love to play every festival humanly possible around the world. One of the festivals I would personally love to play at is Perry Farrell’s Lollapalooza. The vibe and atmosphere always looks so electric and everyone looks so friendly. I recently stopped drinking alcohol but I’m sure that festival would get me in the party mood and I would treat myself to a couple of white wine spritzers.

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

I’ve been given a lot of fan-made merchandise over the years which I love as it shows people have taken the time out to actually bother to make it for me. Nothing has been made of human hair just yet. I know that Tim, in one of his old bands, was given a picture in a frame by a fan of him and said fan. The picture was taken when they met at a previous show. I bet he still has it on his mantelpiece…to be honest…it’s probably next to his bed haha.

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

That we love them for helping pay for our music, which we make for their enjoyment and we can’t wait to gig for them again…and Pete’s single.

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

There are so many talented late musicians that have influenced me and the rest of the band so it would be difficult to choose. Could there be some sort of timeshare put into place so their time is divided equally? That way they all get to grace the world with their talents once more… and if not, why not?!

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

I pretty much enjoy every part of being a musician. I love playing live, writing and recording the songs but one thing I do hate is when people expect you to play for exposure. I bet if the tables were turned, they would be massively offended… “Hello British Gas, I’d like to pay my bill this month with exposure… what do you mean you don’t accept exposure?”

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

Correctly paying artists across all major streaming services. It’s a huge deal and needs to be addressed.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Purple” by Stone Temple Pilots. It’s grunge music without the super miserable side of the genre. I remember buying the limited-edition CD and having it on repeat on my discman for months.

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

We have to move with the times, but artists receive a higher return on physical formats. If artists were paid correctly from streaming and downloads, I would probably say that as it is environmentally friendly…but you can’t sign a download.

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

Just before lockdown, we supported the awesome Terrorvision in Grand Central Hall in Liverpool. The venue is a magnificent Victorian Theatre and the crowd loved our opening set. We walked on to Conga by Gloria Estefan, which definitely set the mood for the evening. One of my other favourite gigs was when we supported the Soap Girls and they got Kenny up on stage wearing a chocolate pudding filled nappy. I still wake up screaming to this day hahahaha!!

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

Crying. Music keeps me together. It’s my release. It’s good for my mental health.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

I was going to say the rest of the band. We spend that much time together, we are like family, Like brothers but I’m going to have to say Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson. Marge puts on a good spread, intelligent conversation from Lisa, Maggie is just cute, and you don’t know what crazy antics will happen between Homer and Bart. Dinner AND a show.

What’s next for the band?

We are releasing our debut EP ‘THE SIGN OF AN ACTIVE MIND’ on Friday 27th November which you can pre-save on your preferred music service – www.orcd.co/gbzgjym or purchase the CD at our website store – www.attictheory.co.uk/store. We can’t wait to hear what you all think of it. We will also be returning to the studio in the new year to continue work on our debut album. As for gigs, due to the current situation, we are taking it a day at a time so hopefully we will get to play for all in 2021. We are scheduled to play Planet Rockstock in December 2021 so keep your fingers crossed that things become a bit more normal by then.

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

www.instagram.com/attictheory
www.facebook.com/AtticTheory
www.twitter.com/attictheory
www.attictheory.co.uk

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

This question is similar to ‘what came first? The Chicken or the egg?’. This is one of life’s mysteries. They are called a ‘Jaffa Cake’ and clearly have cake in the title BUT are always found on the biscuit aisle. I believe a ‘Jaffa Cake’ is created when a biscuit and cake make love as it is a soft biscuit. I did have scientific evidence to prove this…but our drummer ate it.

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EMQ’s with TEMPLE

EMQ’s with TEMPLE

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Gävle, Sweden based Heavy Rock/Doom band Temple. Huge thanks to vocalist/guitarist Otto Molim 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 Otto Molim and I sing and play guitar in the band Temple.

How did you come up with your band name?

In 2015 I drank a beer from TEMPEL Brygghus in Uppsala, they have a very nice logo and I thought I should start a band called Temple. I looked around a bit but did not find a band with that name right then.

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

I’m from a city in Sweden called Gävle, a few years ago there was a very good music scene here. But the years have slowly but surely drained the city and made it more difficult for the rock scene. We ran a club called KLUBB FUZZ where we booked bands like Windhand, Monolord, Skraeckoedlan, Truckfighters etc. But the neighbours to the restaurant thought it was too loud, so we had to move to a larger restaurant and then it no longer worked. So boring. But I have heard that a new stage will be started where rock / metal bands can play…we can all hope that it works better this time and that the audience does not disappoint.

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

We just released a single at Bandcamp. It is called ‘Funeral Planet’ and is the title track from our upcoming album which will be released on November 25 this year.

https://templefuzz.bandcamp.com/track/funeral-planet-2

Who have been your greatest influences?

I’m a big fan of Deftones. I get a lot of inspiration from listening to their music, I love the feeling in their songs and Chino’s vocals are fantastic.

What first got you into music?

Somewhere in middle school. We had a music teacher Svempa, who liked rock. We got to try a lot of different instruments and listen to many different styles of music. I fell in love with the guitar, but he thought I should give the drums a try. So, I started playing drums and some guitar on the side. We started our first punk band in the beginning of high school called Adrenaline. We mostly played Ebba Grön and Nirvana songs.

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

We booked Windhand for KLUBB FUZZ in April 2014. They were so kind and super easy to have and work with. They seemed genuinely happy to come and play with us in little Gävle. That’s when a seed was sown in me, to play slower doomier music. And the sound, absolutely wonderful. It would be fun to meet them again and play together.

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

Maybe Psycho Las Vegas, they book really good bands. And it has always been a dream to go around North America and play.

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

Nothing strange yet, but there may be something richly shady in the future, who knows?

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

Have the strength to last another month, we have had a really good spread and there is a lot of talk about the record all around. Unfortunately, it has been delayed at the printing house due to the pandemic, and that is why we set a fairly late release date even though the album was ready since June. So, hold on, it’s here soon.

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

Layne Staley (Alice In Chains).

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

I love creating music and playing in the studio. The worst thing is to have control over everything around the music. So, we really hope we can find management and booking companies to help us with this so we can focus on playing.

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

More opportunities to go around and play live, even as a small band that has just started. And that large events dare to book smaller artists and give them the chance.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“White Pony” by Deftones.

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

All the ways that make it possible to listen to music are good. The important thing is that everyone should have the same opportunity to take part in what is out there.

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

The last gig with Silver Devil at the slaughterhouse in Stockholm on June 5, 2019. It really felt good.

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

Studio technician.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

My family.

What’s next for the band?

First, we will get the album out on November 25th. Then right now we are practicing full time so that we will be ready to play live when the pandemic is over. We also have plans to release a new single in 2021.

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

www.linktr.ee/TempleFuzz

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

I’ve never tried one, but it still feels like a biscuit.

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

Thank you yourself!

Just to persevere. Everything passes with time and then we will be seen out on the live stage. We will be ready…will you?

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