Interview: Metal Factory
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Music has been with me since I was about 5-6 years old, but I got into a serious relationship with music after graduating from high school. What would I do today if I didn't make music? I'm currently doing everything I wanted, nothing would change!
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
Sport, work, fine arts… It is best to do something completely the opposite, then there is far more energy and new inspiration for the music.
How long has your band been around?
A little over a year, and that year is well worth it!
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
From the Czech Republic, the city of Ostrava. The city has the nickname "Steel Heart" of the Czech Republic, there is a rich heavy industry, a lot of important Czech bands were formed here - so it's probably clear!
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
The name is personal to us because metal in any form accompanies us throughout our lives. And it is clear that we will probably never play hip hop under this name. (laugh)
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
Our first gig was legendary. Full club, amazing audience, people singing our songs. Huge trust of fans who traveled several hundred kilometers for us. Fantastic start, this will be very difficult to overcome.
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
Definitely any show in Ostrava, best organized directly by us, especially for our fans. We would like to be one of the first bands in the Czech Republic to jump ahead of the world's metal bands. it would be a great honor. and not just like a boring program for an hour of playing time, but a full-fledged show for fans. And appear at major rock festivals, of course!
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
Probably Primal Fear, Beast in Black, Judas Priest, Arch Enemy, Five Finger Death Punch, Accept, Gamma Ray, Queen, Bryan Adams and many more!
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
Either do it properly or don't do it, it's a waste of time.
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Never let anyone use your willingness, time and your name to build his own name. Don't work with someone who doesn't take you seriously when you put everything into it - You're in the wrong place with wrong people.
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
Never Again – because of it´s intro, serious text, reflection, energy, speed, refrain.
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
We currently have a debut album and we play everything. The most popular are the songs with music videos that fans have known for the longest time
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
Write the basics of music and singing lines, continue in the details on the individual parts and complete the singing lines, write the text, change everything a few times and then start recording (laugh). Inspiration? everything - life events, thoughts, favorite music, emotions…
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
Each song should be like one story. I like to write the text that makes sense. And more serious than sex, drinking, politics etc.
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
I am convinced that we are a very reasonable group of people who know what they want and when the problem comes, we want to solve it together and with prudence. And sometimes with a glass of something good
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
The debut album is out in the world, we want to pass it on to people, play concerts and prepare more news as soon as possible!