Who inspired you to make music?
Hey, thanks for having us! For me personally it was Angus Young at an early age. For Max it was Joey Jordison, who lit the flame. We actually just had a long talk about that topic, haha. Nowadays we are influenced heavily by Rabea Massaad, Jonathon Deiley, Nic Pettersen, Jonny Hawkins and for example Matt Halpern.
What is your creative process like? Do you start with lyrics? Instruments? Concept?
We start of with riffs and beats most of the time. Its just our natural approach to start with our strongest instrument. Ideas are created and listened to on a regular basis, until we can say with confidence that we didn’t grow tired of them. Some of those ideas then make it to become our songs.
What do you feel is the best song you have released/written and why?
On our upcoming batch of songs, we have a song with the working title Polychrome. I think it has one of the best riffs I’ve ever written and I’m a tad proud of that.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
I don’t think I could choose one, actually. I think the wisest thing you can do is to listen to as many advices as you can and extract the essence of whats really important to you.
If you could be any kind of cookie, what would it be and why? (Most important question)
Soft Baked Chocolate Chip, hands down.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
The same amount of people that once listened to a selected bunch of bands now listens to lots of bands they found over the internet. On the one hand its bad because no one can really financially thrive like that. But on the other hand its made music far more special. Any subgenre is possible. Every genre has a fanbase, simultaneously. And there’s not a single market on the globe that offers so much love, dedication and passion without any warranty of success, money or appreciation. I think it just shows how much music means to the musicians, if they are ready to spend so much resources, time and energy into creating something special for the world.
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
I would go back in time and make musicians fight for better contracts, before it became normal, that all the money flows into the “wrong“ hands. The music heroes of the past decades just failed to act and didn’t think about the future of later generations.
What is the most useless talent you have?
My nose is hyper sensible to smells I hate.
When you’re done with music, what do you want people to think when they talk about you and your work?
That’s actually a life goal of mine. When I pass away, I would love for at least one person on this planet to say: “Hey, that guy passed away – it’s sad, since I really liked what he did“ – I don’t even know why, but that would make me fear death a lot less.
What is your most recent project/upcoming project?
We are finishing this upcoming batch of songs and also plan our next music videos. So in the beginning of 2021 you can expect a barrage of new content and material.