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Interview: Wolves Like Us

An interview with Espen, the guitarist of the Norwegian Dark rock band, Wolves Like Us.

By Carla Morton

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Hej Espen, how things are going?
Hi, things are going fine

Tell me about Wolves Like Us, a little history when the band was formed.
Wolves Like Us started back in march 2010, when Jonas (drums) approached Lars (singer guitarist) about starting a band. The two of them worked at the same club at that time and liked each others previous bands. Me and Toy (bass) had been In a band with Lars for many years already, so they wanted us to join.

Let’s talk about releases, which is the debut album?
Our debut album, “Late Love”, was recorded in January 2011 and released in June the same year. It consist of 9 original songs + a cover of The Afghan Whigs My Enemy. Four songs of this album were recorded as demos from spring 2010 and that demo got us a record deal with Prosthetic Records. Videos, (find them on youtube) were made for “Deathless, Gone To Dust and Secret Handshake” songs.

“Black Soul Choir” was released last year, what can you tell about this also?
BSC was recorded in spring 2013 and came out in February 2014. It`s more sludgy, maybe a bit more heavy and epic than “Late Love”. That’s what we think at least. Videos were made for Ì Don’t Need To Be Forgiven and Three Poisons.

Who use to write the music in the band?
Lars write all the lyrics and melodies and we all contribute for the riffs and ideas for the songs.

Did you start writing new materials for a future release?
Yes, we are making demos as I answer these question. Behold 2016.

What about the band’s influences?
Well, we all grew up with indierock, punk and metal, so I guess all those genres inspires us. 80`s synthpop bands like Depeche Mode and Duran Duran has always been favorites. But to name a few bands: The Afghan Whigs, Planes Mistaken For Stars, Hot Water Music, Leatherface, Quicksand.

Any lyrical themes?
I guess you have to ask Lars that question. All I can say is that it`s quite dark.

What about concerts, are there any confirmed?
We just did a four date tour with Torche in Norway, but nothing more is confirmed at the moment.

What other plans o you have with Wolves Like Us?
We wanna tour the US and more of the eastern European countries.

What message do you have for the people who support the band?
Rock your socks off!! And support your local record dealer.

Takk Espen, all the best! Cheers!
Thank you!
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Interview: Forever Still

Interview with Maja Shining about the Danish Rock band, Forever Still.

By Carla Morton

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Hi Maja, how are you?
I’m great, thank you!

First, when was Forever Still formed?
I formed Forever Still with Mikkel Haastrup and we released our first EP “Breaking Free” in 2013.

Next year in January you might release the first full-lenght under the name of “Tied Down”.
Yes, “Tied Down” is our debut full length which will be released January 15. It’s a concept album consisting of three EP’s the first two being “Scars” and “Save Me”. The record tackles a lot of personal issues where the protagonist struggles through depression, anxiety, and worthlessness, through to perseverance and recovery.

Until the new album to be released, you have two EP’s out:”Breaking Free” and “Save Me”, tell me about them.
We have released 3 EP’s the first being “Breaking Free”, which stands alone. We put together three very different songs (as well as a live-acoustic track) to showcase the different aspects of the band. “Scars” and “Save Me” is part of the album trilogy. We wanted to be able to release music more frequently, and releasing EP’s allowed us just that. With this album in particular we also wanted to showcase the different stages of recovery you go through before you get better. “Scars” in the very dark beginning with a lot of anger and despair, where “Save Me” is more of a roller coaster ride from feeling better and back again to complete hopelessness. What part three will be like you’ll have to imagine for now!

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NoN- ”Sacra Massa” album review (By Carla Morton)

To make a little intro about the band, NoN is an Italian Rock Wave band and last year they have released the debut album under the name of Sacra Massa.
The album has 6 tracks, all the songs are in Italian and to start saying a few things about this album, only nice things I have to say.
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