EMQ’s with CRYOSPHERE
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Roskilde, Denmark based Melodic Metalcore band CRYOSPHERE. Huge thanks to them for taking part!
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Our name is CRYOSPHERE. We are a dual fronted mayhem metal band from Denmark. We have a quite distinguished sound due to our diverse backgrounds and both female and male vocalists. The blend between the fragile, hardcore, electronic and the symphonic elements is what makes us special.
How did you come up with your band name?
All of us came up with different names and we had something as democratic as a vote within the band between the names. CRYOSPHERE won because it had so many meanings that appealed to us. We have a deepfelt love for and connection with nature and that attracted us towards a name that could represent both nature and humankind.
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
We are from Denmark. In Denmark the metal scene isn’t very big, but in the last few years a lot of new bands have risen up and we are beginning to see a growth within the scene, which is amazing. The metalcore/melodic metal/post hardcore scene isn’t big still and we really hope that with the growth in the metal genre in general sparks some interest in music that has a closer relation to ours so that we can tour with some local bands.
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)
Our latest release is a single is called “Reflections”, which is a song that focuses on people as individuals. We all have the possibility to look inwards and change ourselves if we find ourselves down a path that isn’t the right one for us, but sadly we see many people closing their eyes to the truth. “Reflections” is all about opening those eyes and accepting the truth no matter how difficult that pill is to swallow.
We have some more releases planned later this year, so stay tuned.
Who have been your greatest influences?
This is a very difficult question since we all have different tastes in music and therefore also influences. Some would say that they hear some Evanescence, Periphery, Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, In This Moment and Jinjer in our music. We let that be up to our fans, since our work really is a collaboration between all of us. Each of us have a big say in how the final song ends up.
What first got you into music?
For most of us it comes from our family in some way. Some inspired with their taste in music, some were inspired by musicians in the family. Anders(vocals) was inspired by his childhood friend Emil, who’s the guitar player in our band.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Anders: Dead by April. Jimmy is a beast and I would like to sing the song “Two Faced” with them at some point.
Sirene: Jared Leto. He’s such a talented musician. I think I could learn a lot from him.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Sirene: Rock Am Ring, because it’s been a dream since I watched a live video of HIM on YouTube.
Anders: I would love to go to the UK and play at DOWNLOAD, or ROCK AM RING in Germany, cuz I’ve seen so many great shows on Youtube with insane crowds!
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
We’re still very new and don’t have that big a following yet, but Sirene’s received a drawing of her made by a fan from one scene in our “Wolves & Kings” video. That was pretty sweet.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
We might not have many fans yet, but the ones we have are very dedicated and supportive. We are so amazed by the dedication and we feel truly lucky to have this special connection with you. So thank you from the bottom our hearts!
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
There are so many we’ve lost too soon, but Chester Bennington. He was a great artist and talented musician and we draw a lot of inspiration from him, both as vocalists and as a businessman, who stopped at nothing to break through with his music.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Sirene: We enjoy the fact that we are on this journey together. Being able to create something with your great friends is the best feeling.
Anders: Well I enjoy being 100% dedicated to something that means the world to me. And the worst part of being a musician is that time flies like crazy, and that can be stressful
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
The fact that there are so many that profit off the artist and because of that the artist gets so little out of what they’ve made. Hopefully this business model will change soon.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Anders: Metallica – “And Justice For All”
Sirene: Bring Me The Horizon – ”Sempiternal”
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Anders: I like the physical parts to some extent, but I use download like 99% of the time.
Sirene: I used to buy CD’s and I have a lot of Vinyls, but I don’t really listen to them anymore. It’s so much easier to stream.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Sirene: I would actually say the first concert we had. And not because the rest were bad, but because the first concert was for teenagers, and they don’t shy away from having a good time. We never would have imagined that our first concert would involve wall of death and circle pits, but it did and it was amazing. The crowd was really into us.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Anders: I am studying to become a teacher, and I will be done in summer 2020, so i would teach.
Sirene: I still havn’t figured that out. I work night and day for this band to work out, so that I don’t have to settle for less.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
We’re like the band of introverts. So if we’re talking about having the best time, we’d invite our bandmates in a heartbeat. But if we’re talking about people who could have interesting conversations perhaps Jared Dines, Matt Heafy, Winston McCall, Sam Carter and Oli Sykes.
What’s next for the band?
At this moment we’re concentrating on rewriting some material and getting all set up for our summer concerts. We made it to the finals in Emergenza Festival and we’re preparing for our show in June. After that we’re heading back into the studio to finish up some material before we go for a fall tour around Denmark.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
We’re big fans of Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. We try to keep them as updated as possible, since we’ve got a lot of fans outside of Denmark. They really love to interact with us on social media and we enjoy speaking with them.
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
We don’t have that here. It’s probably not a cake even though it’s got “cake” in its name. It’s a trick question! Maybe.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
The cryosphere is the portion of the earth where water is in its solid form.
Disclaimer: This interview is solely the property of Ever Metal. It is strictly forbidden to copy any part of this review, unless you have the strict permission of both parties. Failure to adhere to this will be treated as plagiarism and will be reported to the relevant authorities.