EW: Both songs are the results of Thomas’ ever flowing stream of great riffs. Like always, the three of us then played around with them until we found the right shape and feel for the songs. I really like the way they came out.
Was there a particular mood or environment that inspired everyone the most during this past writing process?
EW: The constant stupidity and never ending self destructive humanity is an endless source of inspiration. We keep fucking up both ourselves and everything around us, and the frustration in seeing that happening all the time is something that we let out through our music. It’s a safety valve of sorts.
You have just embarked on another U.S. tour, this time as the headliners, how does touring in America differ from Europe/oversea? Do you feel any differently being the headliner this time around?
EW: Yeah, we’re about a week in right now and it’s all going really well. We’re touring with Beastmaker and Sweat Lodge, great live bands and great people. Being a headliner this time is all thanks to our supportive fans that are making that possible. Getting to play music we love for them is the reason we keep doing what we do.
When it comes to touring, there are minor differences, but more similarities. Wake up after 4 hours of sleep, eat whatever kind of “breakfast” there’s available nearby, drive for most of the day, load in at the venue, soundcheck, wait, get the reward of going on stage in front of devoted and fantastic fans, load out, find a motel, fall asleep and then do it all over again the next day.
EW: I’m really not much of a gearhead. Equipment is part of the sound, of course, but the far biggest part is how you play it.
EW: We’ve played twice at The Chapel in San Francisco now, and for me that’s one of the best venues in every aspect. Welcoming, friendly and very professional crew, fantastic venue, amazing sound both on and off stage. On top of that, the catering is kick ass. That’s a venue I hope we’ll return to.
EW: From our first show in a small club in Gothenburg to standing in front of a sea of people at Hellfest in France, there has obviously happened a lot. Getting that kind of feedback over time is breathtaking.
EW: We’re really stoked to play there again! See you all there!
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