You have one of these names that tell me that some thought has been involved in the choice. How hard was it to come up with the name?
Veronica: From my point of view it was a weird choice. I would never name a band after first letters of members’ names. For instance, because ABBA already did it decades ago, so it’s nothig special now.
The competition is a killer these days so please tell us why people should buy your latest album?
Veronica: They shouldn’t if they don’t want to listen to another piece of wonderful music.
Do you notice that there anticipation for you to release an album? Have you built a large enough following for people to eagerly await a new album?
Veronica: We used to concentrate on different matters. Like making cool songs.
Nike1: We’ve made a great job which we are not ashamed of. And we won’t be ashamed to get payment for it. Though it’s not our for-sale-product, we make music for our pleasure.
When you started the band did you do so with a clear intent of what kind of music you wanted to play? How hard was it to come up with a sound all your own?
Veronica: When I got in the project, yes, it was pretty clear. The creation of the unique band sound is, well, really difficult due to various things in the process.
Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
Veronica: Yes, I feel that I’m not alone on my way of making music. We help each other to self-improve.
Nike1: When I sing in a band I feel myself up-to-date and up-to-place, everything coincides. I relieve my emotions in my singing .
When you play the sort of music you play do you feel that you can have whatever you like as art work for the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
Nike1: The ideal for me is Metallica’s “Metallica” (aka Black Album). This is the first album which comes to mind concerning art work. As it is so, they made the right choice.
Veronica: I feel absolutely free in choosing such things as artwork. It’s a part of imagination work, actually, and I believe it to be the important part along with the music and lyrics. Here I try to visualise our sound, what it looks like.
I have a great fear that the change in how people consume music today will eventually kill music as we know it. What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
Nike1: That’s true. People tend to delete songs from their playlists if they don’t get charmed from the very first listening.
Veronica: The problem is availability. Now it’s available to listen to millions of songs. You can easily get yourself lost in all those masses of different information. Digital entering changed instant audience capture, and that influenced on competition. It becomes harder both to get into someone’s playlist and to stay there.
Is the era of great arena tours as thing of yester? What kind live scene is there for bands like yours? What does the touring circuit look like today?
Veronica: We are yet to know about it. I think festivals are more popular nowadays, especially for bands like ours. Festivals are really convenient for listeners. We would like to participate in Tuska and Wacken, Monsters Of Rock, Hellfest, Glastonbery and the famous 16 Tons of Metal cruise in the future.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
Veronica: It’s a happening, and a lot of circumstances should go right to create special atmosphere.
What would you like to see the future bring?
Veronica: As I mentioned I would like more interesting opportunities for live performances, more inspiration for making music and more time.