The band talk about their latest EP 'Fire'
PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF FOR US WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH YOU AND YOUR MUSIC AND TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF.
We go all the way back to 2002, when we started playing in Brazil under the name of Amazon. After we relocated to Hamburg, Daniel and Carsten joined the band in 2017. They had been playing in the local scene for decades and were the perfect fit to the band's music and style. We are now working on our second full length album under the current brand, and the 4th since we started in 2002. Back in Brazil, we had the chance to play with some of the greatest metal names in the country, like Shaman and Dr. Sin, and also as a support act for some of the world's biggest FFM bands, like Nightwish and Epica.
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR NEW ALBUM OR SINGLE?
Our latest release is an EP called "FIRE". It contains 3 songs that somehow relate to the EP's name. The first song, Fire Alarm, is a fast paced tune full of energy, that talks about being trapped in a situation that you know it's toxic, but you cannot break out of. The second song, Fire Star, is about finding hope again and breaking through. This is a very interesting song, as it was written by our good friend and very skilled songwriter Peter Förg. The last one, Ashes, is the darkest one on the EP, and is about reinventing ourselves.
WHAT INSPIRED THE ALBUM OR SINGLE?
We write about how questioning your own views of the world can allow you to grow as an individual, how everyone can influence their own lives and change the path they're heading. We do not try to point people to a specific line of thought or to a certain ideology. We try to show people that there's a different way to look at themselves, and to feed the desire to reach what they aim for through our music and texts. It's about having that "aha" moment. We are all about the inner revolution.
CAN YOU SUM UP THE ALBUM IN A FEW WORDS?
The name says it all... it's on FIRE!
WHAT RECORD CHANGED YOUR LIFE AND WHY?
Iron Maiden's Powerslave. The moment I heard the riff of Aces High was the moment I decided I wanted to play guitar. That riff is absolutely carved in my brain and bones.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE MUSIC VIDEO FILMED BY YOUR BAND OR ANOTHER ARTIST?
I like our video "Immortal" very much! Check it out here:
WHAT WOULD WE FIND YOU DOING WHEN YOU'RE NOT MAKING MUSIC?
Apart from the very regular things - movies and books -, I love building stuff and I really like cars. Chances are you'll find me messing around with tools or having long roadtrips. I think those are essential for my creativity, as they provide me not only the chance of experiencing new things but also the satisfaction and accomplishment feeling that fuel my passion for music.
DO YOU GET NERVOUS PERFORMING LIVE, IF SO HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT?
I used to when I was younger. Then you figure out that the audience is built of people just like yourself, and that what really matters is to have a good time. If you get nervous, you waste a chance of having a good time. So now I just really enjoy getting on stage and making music!
HOW DID YOU FORM THE BAND?
Sabrina and myself have very musical backgrounds. We started getting involved with music when we were kids, so it was kind of natural that we ended up writing music together. The first idea was to have a studio project only, but the music started spreading and we received some invitations to perform, and then we were like - why not? And here we are.
HOW DO YOU WRITE? - DO YOU HAVE A KEY SONGWRITER, OR DO YOU ALL WORK TOGETHER?
We normally write music and lyrics at the same time, as they both spin around a central idea that popped up. Most of the time Sabrina writes the lyrics and I write the music, but there are songs which Sabrina or myself have written the whole thing. Also, lately, we have found a partner in crime and are very happy with the collaboration with Peter. His songs are amazing and it's a lot of fun producing them and playing them live.
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
We write about real, relevant experiences that we lived or we have seen someone go through, and that makes us question the way we think, or that we like to believe we would react to the situation. This takes the most different shapes and forms in our lyrics. Sometimes it becomes a battle, sometimes a star, and sometimes, very literally a description of the situation. We try to deliver the feelings of the situation we're describing with the song progressions, harmonies and melodies.
WHAT IS NEXT?
We have a lot of new music written, so will release our songs and hope to be able to crowdfund the production of a physical album! Regarding playing live the situation is too uncertain but we keep an eye on opportunities.
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