Hey, thanks for talking to us. Could you tell us something about yourself that nobody knows?
Samura1: We like Czech Pilsner and Glanfarclas single malt.
Karisma: Good one. I would like to make a little spin on your question. There are things everybody knows but not telling. For example, music has to be performed live for the full feel of the message. That’s the only and ultimate way to get what the artist is about. Everything else is smoke and mirrors.
What influences have gone into your sound recently?
Samura1: An explosive combo of Nine Inch nail, Royal Blood and Kyuss sprinkled with Ennio Moricone and Hans Zimmer.
Karisma: I would say less is more attitude. Focusing on what is really important and cutting the fat. Working with fewer elements in the song and making them sound great. Also I am listening to a broad spectrum of music as you never know where the inspiration lies.
What are you currently working on?
Samura1: Our second album and we are 70% through it.
Karisma: Writing new songs and keeping the machine oiled. Band is a delicate organism which needs constant attention so in every possible moment we’re rehearsing or recording.
What are your plans for this year, has the current state of things affected those?
Samura1: We are scheduled to play a gig at a famous venue in Switzerland at the end of this year or early 2021. Our agents in Switzerland have been working overtime to make it happen. Until this happens, we are finalizing half a dozen new tracks that will make an awesome and extended set list for live performances. We never stopped rehearsing, recording and getting together throughout this nonsense since March. We kept on working hard in order to get better. The whining and complaining is not for us: we keep our heads down, work creatively and are fortunate to all think alike as well as being surrounded by awesome agents in Europe who share the same philosophy of life.
Karisma: Oh yeah, massive change of plans. Of course for everybody in the arts and other walks of life. Our biggest plan for the autumn was an album release on 10th Oct which is happening so that’s great! We’ve tried to keep gigs alive in the UK & Europe but everything has been postponed so our main goal is to stay creative, work on new songs and come out with an amazing set list for concerts once we’re back to normal.
Any top tips for getting through this difficult time?
Samura1: To hell with the morons who are killing the live music industry: keep your heads down, work, create and tick the boxes. We are not obedient sheep. We are lions.
Karisma: Be creative and never give up hope. Help each other, talk to each other and yeah, playing some headbanging riffs is good too.