I don’t know how I got to discover WHIPPING PRINCESS but somehow they attracted my attention enough to wanting to know more. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you?
-No, it wasn´t too hard to come up with the name, it came kind of natural. It´s a kind of mix of whipping boy and a princess and for sure there´s a princess in Whipping Princess. Life is full of slaves and masters.
Who would say have paved the way for your kind of sound?
-It´s the difference as we´re as humans. We all bring the best of us for this kind of thing we´re doing and it´s the way it fits.
When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster snd vice versa?
-Have never thought about it, we play what comes from our hearts and if something feels good for us we´ll buy it.
How does your music work in a live environment?
-It works really fine. Live we get this heavy sound we´re about that is really hard to capture on a record. And you get the whole show.
When you have some releases to your name do you feel that there is a ranking among them? Line this was better than that for that reason?
-I guess there is. Not for us, the songs came up for some reason and they mean something for us in some way. Each song is a way for a different day.
Is it hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band?
-It´s pretty hard, there are a lot of great bands in the air and a lot af ways to go. Nowadays you have to use internet a lot and find as many pages online as possible. As we also have done.
What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-Something that reflects the feeling of what you wanna say with the album. I can´t tell what a cover should include. As long as it say something about the album.
Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? What is the climate for metal in your country?
-Yes! It feels like metal is living pretty well here in Sweden and hopefully people will keep on supporting the live scene.
How do one promote one self the best possible way?
-It must be getting online quite a lot.
What does the future hold?
-This summer we signed a new deal with Metalapolis, Germany, and will shortly re-release our album Birth Of Rage. We also have a lot of new songs for an upcoming album that we´ll record in 2016.
For the moment we´re working on a lot of plans for next year. We have a brand new set up in the band, a new drummer and we also added one more guitarist to W.P. So the future will taste pretty heavy.
Whipping Princess are: Jenny Jonasson- vocals, Karl Hinterleithner- bass, Simon Söderberg- guitar, Patrik Svelander- guitar, Michael J Strandh- drums.