Well, Norse mythology with all its gods, heroes and battles is the perfect source of inspiration to write sturdy Viking metal (laughs).
Religion and politics play on the fears of the people, thus they control. For mankind the greatest fear is darkness.
Losers give up. Battle Beast are for winners.
Oh fuck, I wish all these idiots would fall over dead so I could just get on with my day…
'I've already said that this is the most important album of my career
Haha, let's not go that far.
So there's more of a civil war going on within the band.....but it's a very peaceful one. Haha!
'Commuters' is a dark and intense Rollercoaster trip where you spend most of your time holding the vomit from your mouth and fighting against the headache that all the bad frequencies - we intentionally decided to boost- are giving you.
We want to grow to the highest level we possibly can. We are up to the challenge and have already passed through a lot of hard and bitter moments.
I can only hope that someday, mankind will prefer scientific and reasonable visions instead of decisions based on religion or guessing
Afterward someone told them that they had to get a crane and some sort of flotation device to pull the car out of the river.
We just do our thing and see where that leads us to!
Let's talk about the ability of recreating what you think would be beautiful. That's all the technique we need.
We came up with the Monty Python part because it's about 'Death'.
I hate to read such accusation for not being an original band.
German people are very tolerant when it comes to genres, they can listen to black metal on a festival for ten hours and then gladly accept Fejd and our music when we enter the stage.
Don't fix it up. Of course it's going to be sounding kick-ass, but it's alive. It has its flaws, and flaws are quite beautiful in many ways. It's making it more fun to listen to as well.
We don't try to be a copy of an 80s underground band with gimmicks, visual effects, downsized sound and downsized ability of playing our instruments, just to express authenticity.
And by accident we became a not typical metal band.
We try to create an atmosphere, more than anything else. Whatever happens, happens. Which is why a lot of tracks feel like they don't belong on the album.
We seek essence instead of whatever trivial aspects that are shrouding music and the scenes themselves. Having a focus of constantly exploring and diving deeper into the abyss of creative madness that I believe is the soul of our music.
His story is actually about the power that words or music, or art in general, can have.
It was cool! It was really cool getting to know fans in different parts of the world and see how passionate they are about Iced Earth. And our next tour is going to be even bigger!
Everything is summoned and vomited through the nocturnal poison of Lord Sathanas.
I think that's just the name of the game. Write an album, record the album, and tour your ass off on it!
Two consecutive albums were recorded with the same lineup. I do not think that has ever happened before with Jungle Rot.
We don't know what a typical Eindhoven Rock City band sounds like. It's become an encompassing term which is used for pop bands but also to describe, for example, metal bands. It doesn't tell us a thing, it's more a sort of a label which is used by people from outside of Eindhoven.
Songwriting's a weird game. If you want to create something special that lasts for eternity you have to throw yourself into the unknown and see what happens. I think this is what rock-'n-roll means, to lose yourself in music!
We are absolute a live band, what is on our rehearsals you gonna see it on our concerts but with much more adrenaline.
Every fan wants their favourite band to stay the same and I am no exception. I desperately miss KK Downing from Judas Priest and Ace Frehley from Kiss, but it doesn't mean that the band still can't do great things.
The band was actually started the way no real band starts, by tall tales and drunken bromance.
It doesn't really feel like a totally new beginning, but more as a new chapter in the book.
The music of Nosoud is just my way of using music to communicate my feelings.
I don't know if you're gonna hate or love this, but I just have to play it, because it really comes from the heart!
People maybe think that we are singing about love, peace and understanding, but they are wrong. The truth is: our songs and lyrics are mostly the opposite of what the title suggests. These songs tell about reality, while the imagery represents the dream.
We just decide if the riff rocks and go with it.
I think the outcome, sound, depth and clarity of this album is perfect and precisely the way I had pictured it, something that was important to us to deliver this message.
Well, this is bad timing. I decided a few days ago to discontinue Bland Hand Records.
People are voicing that they want music, that reflects back to the days when rock (or music in general) was at its purest form.
We´ve matured through all we´ve done in Denmark so far and we are ready for Europe...and the world!
If I would drink a couple of beers during a show it would come back up again while I am singing, and we don't want that to happen.
These are short tales about bitterness, losing confidence and coming back stronger. Basically about having the blues really, but I try to skip the "woke up this morning..." part hehe.
Who knew 20 years ago that we would be doing this now, we are kinda surprised ourselves by that. We love what we do and are happy that we are still here, making music together.
My voice has changed a bit over the years and that's most likely the biggest difference but it's not necessarily a negative.
We cannot wait to present the new material live at Heidenfest all over Europe in Autumn!
Right now I would call our style death metal. I don't want to make it any harder to categorize it because there are lots of bands out there who make up yet another style and we all get confused.
We wanted people to really hear that we are real musicians playing together and enjoying doing so, you know that live/jam/here and now-feeling. I really miss that I most modern music.