10 Questions we ask every band...
1). What are the names of your members?
Benjamin “Deathshade” Vang - Vocals
Marius Toen – Lead Guitar
Jørgen "Hjörgen” Beijer - Bass
Ole-Martin "Freakshow" Fenne - Drums
Markus "Zlargh" Pettersen – Second Guitar/backing vocals
Charlotte Lingaas – Keyboards/Female vocals
2). When did you all get together?
We alle got togheter in September 2010, but the band was planned already in May 2010.
3). How did you all meet?
It’s actually a quite awesome story!
Our vocalist was out in town, just walking around.
Then a guy he didn’t even know showed up and told him he was wearing an awesome t-shirt, Deathshade told him he was wearing an awesome t-shirt too.
Then the unknown guy presented him as Lars and asked if Deathshade were in any bands or played some instruments.
He answered that we didn’t play in a band and that he was a singer both growling/screaming and clean vocals.
Lars then asked him if he wanted to form a band, the answer was of course: YES!
So, the unknown guy (Lars, also known as Thornface) is the bands former, the ex-bassist and Deathshade is the second former.
They used several months gathering members, Lars knew a drummer (Zlargh) but he wanted to play second guitar just as his biggest inspiration: Joey Jordison (Slipknot, Murderdolls) BUT good for us Zlargh knew a drummer that wanted a band so he called Freakshow and he joined the band. Lars also knew a female singer, he called her and then Iselin (Our old female vocalist and keyboardist) joined the band. Deathshade knew a lead guitarist so he talked to his friend Marius and he also joined the band.
That’s how we met each other!
Lars and Iselin left the band in the spring of 2011 so the band had to find a new bassist and a female vocalist/keyboardist, we used some months gathering the newcomers but it was worth the while it took to find them!
Now Hjörgen plays the bass and Charlotte sings the female parts and play the keyboard!
4). How would you describe your music?
We would describe our music as horror, dark and evil: It is inspired by horror movies and film music!
And unique, it’s something you probably haven’t heard something similar to before!
5). Who are your major influences?
Our major influences is: Nightwish, Cradle Of Filth, Children Of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Sirenia, Epica, Murderdolls and so on!
6). Complete the sentence: One day as a band we hope to…
One day as a band we hope to inspire other people to make their own music!
And of course.. TOUR THE WORLD!
7). Why should people listen to your music?
People should listen to our music because they LIKE it. Haha.
… Okay, we have to be serious.
People should listen to our music because it is unique and horror inspired!!
.. And because we want you to listen to it (if you like it)..
8). What are your plans for the upcoming year?
Release our debut album “Monsters Of Wonderland”, play more shows, write new material AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN!
9). What albums/EP’s have you released so far and where can people get hold of them?
We haven’t released any EP’s or albums YET.. But we are soon releasing our debut album “Monsters Of Wonderland”
10). Finally – say something profound that will make everyone think:
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”