Interview With Phrenetix

What was the beginning pint for your music career? How did it all start?

As long as I remember myself, I have loved music. In my early childhood, I sang and danced to all the music I heard. When we were playing ‘house’, I always pretended to be a singer and an actor, haha. Though, until I picked up the guitar, I didn’t do much with music. I only sang in a couple of choirs and, to be honest, I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do with music. When I started to play guitar and heard Metallica for the first time, everything changed. From that second, I figured out what exactly I want to do with my life. And it was to become a full time musician.

Was there any bumps on the road? What kind of challenges did you have to deal with?

I think the biggest bumps on the road were line up changes, because it took us many times to get back on track afterwards. 

Another challenge we had is lack of self esteem. None of us is an extraverted ego-driven person, which I like, but in the entertainment industry sometimes it pulls you back. There were a lot of times where we didn’t stand up for ourselves, even though we were worth it.

What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?

For me the most fulfilling and satisfying moment is when we leave home and hit the road. No matter how the gig went, no matter how many people came. To be on the road as a band is the best.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Weird, melodic, angry, sad.

What is your creative process like?

Usually, I come up with riff ideas at home alone. Then, when there is enough material, we all come together to jam things out and to look for what sounds good and what doesn’t. Then, when we have built the whole song with its structure, I start to write vocal melodies and lyrics. As the last part we add guitar solos.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I would ban all the bands who have quantum physic terms in their names and who play a couple of seventh chords and say it’s progressive, haha!

Jokes aside, I honestly don’t know the inside of the industry that well, so I don’t know what exactly and how to change it. All I can say is that I wish there would be more genuine people in this industry.

If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?

Don’t be afraid to try. You should make mistakes. You need to do shitty gigs to know what great gigs are. Also, it is your band, you can do whatever you want, no one has a right to interfere with your choices.

What has been the best performance of your career so far?

I cannot recollect the best performance per se, but I definitely can say what was the most memorable performance. We were playing in the Wacken Metal Battle finals in Germany, Wacken Open Air festival. I was never so anxious before going on stage ever. There were around 9000 people and so many emotions were going on. I think lots of things shifted in our heads after this show.

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?

I guess I would be a monk or some kind of spiritual teacher.

What is new with the band at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?

Our plans for the future are to get as many gigs abroad as possible and to create new interesting music. For now we are kind of still resting from the second album recording and releasing, because it took so much energy, nerves and time. But keep following us on social media because we have lots of ideas we plan to realize, it’s just right now I don’t want to make any precise empty promises.

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