There is nothing fake about the enthusiasm of FROZEN SKIN. This is what music is all about. Check them out by reading this interview. Answers by Raphael. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
-For us the band’s name is not the most important thing, but however it is a particular part, which completes the overall image of a band. Especially live on stage, written on banner or something, it’s contributive point to convey the atmosphere to the audience. Therefore the style or font of the band name is an important thing, as well, because it’s easier to keep an expressive name or font in mind. Finally I would say, it’s not THE most important but one of the important attributes of a band.
What was it that made you want to do the band?
-All of us band members have always been big fans of Rock- and Metal music, we passionate listen to our favourite bands and visiting a lot of concerts. To see our idols on stage and the satisfaction of the musicians during a show, inspired us to write and perform our own songs. And it has been always a dream of us, to have our own album in our CD-shelves between the CDs of our favourite bands.
What is your definition of the music you play?
-This is a good questions, we’re always afraid of been asked. It’s hard for us to define the style of our music, because I think we’re not fit in only one Subgenre of metal. In our songs you can find different characteristics of different metal styles, but on the other hand we are not using elements, which are formative for thoose styles of metal. I would’nt say that we are playing Death-, Thrash-, or Metalcore…..we’re using some style-typical elements of these and mix them. So the best thing is to let the listener decide which style we are playing 😀
How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-In the most cases the songs are arranged by Dennis (our lead guitar player) and me. Cause the most of the lyrics are written by myself, so it’s easier for Dennis and me to create the basic principal of the songs. When this is done, Sandro (Frontman) joins us for the vocal-part and finally all of us come together to refine and finishing the songs.
Where do you find your inspiration to create?
-The inspiration to our songs respectively the lyrics, we find in our environment and the society nowadays. Especially the dark side of our society.
How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art
-For us the graphic side is very important, because it completes the work and so for us it’s an important component of the entirety of an album. It visualizes the content of the songs and reflects the atmosphere of the album. With the artwork we can emphasize the statement of a song.
Do you find that there is a greater freedom in working with digital than working with physical?
-Although I am rather a physical type, I have to admit that especially for distributing the music, you got more opportunities with digital. Nowadays a lot of people are using streaming and download platforms to get and manage music and especially to reach the “younger generation” it’s important that your music is digital available. So in this point of view i would say you got more freedom with digital.
Are there any limitations to digital? Can you do everything you like?
-As written above, we emphasize on the graphic side and our artwork. In my opinion this point misses out, when using digital. The listener don’t recognize it in the same way he would do when he would have bought a physical CD. And I think if you buy a physical CD you listen to all of
the songs more intensive and spend more time with it, than using digital.
Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
I think we definitely fit in the Metal scene and for listeners which are open minded in music.
What does the future hold?
-We’ve already worked on new songs and in the near future we plan to work on a basic principal for a new full length album. For 2017 we plan to do a tour in Germany.