EMQ’s with DESOLUNA
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Swedish Gothic Doom Metal band Desoluna. Huge thanks to vocalist Nadia Montes 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?
I am Nadia and I sing in the band. The others are Patrick, guitar and backing vocals and Olle on drums.
How did you come up with your band name?
It was Patrick’s idea from early days when it was his own creation at home. The name of his first band was Desolate, but since there are so many bands with that name already, he had to change it into something similar. The word “Lun” is a direct reference to his last name, Lundberg.
What country are you from and what is the Rock/Metal scene like there?
We come from Sweden, a country that has been famous for its strong metal scene for 25-30 years at least. I guess you are familiar with the term “Swedish death metal”?
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)?
Rejection of Rejoice, released in July 2019.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Paradise Lost for starters. Black Sabbath, Sisters of Mercy, LOK, Linda Perry, Bonnie Tyler to name a few.
What first got you into music?
For me personally, I sang in a children’s choir when I was around 7-8 years old. My interest really began when I first learned to play guitar at thirteen.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Any musician that has new and interesting ideas would be fun to work with and help me evolve. Perhaps in the future I might dive into it a bit more.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Sweden Rock, Wacken, Graspop or any large venue that exists. We have played smaller festivals, which was fun, so of course any big one would be really awesome.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Imagine that. You can actually receive gifts from fans!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Listen to yourselves and not to big shot ‘know-it-alls’ who are under the illusion that they stand on higher ground.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Kurt Cobain. He simply was not finished with creating whatever he carried within that he could have transformed into something new and interesting music or art.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
I enjoy singing and being surrounded with my friends in the band. I hate working with people who only create problems.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
To somehow make it easier to earn a living!
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
ONE album?? The one I can think of is “Abby Road” by The Beatles. Always loved that album and always will.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
To be honest, I like them all except for cassettes. Cassettes don´t belong in a stereo, they belong in a museum!
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
My favourite gig is the one we did in Halmstad in May 2018 with Lamashtu, a band from Gothenburg. We had an intense energy that night.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
None of us works with music professionally. I have been a personal assistant for five years and currently studying to become a dental nurse.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Donald Trump, Kim Jong-Un, Vladimir Putin, the president of China and any member of the Kardashian clan! Let´s see how long that dinner party would last. I would leave after five minutes.
What’s next for the band?
We will write new material sooner or later, and record the ones we’ve got that we haven´t recorded yet.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Who knows, once I get my hands on them, they will be gone!
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Stay in school, kids!
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