Interview with Andreas Carlsson of
Andreas, „Let them Burn“ is out now for some days. Happy with the result ?
Amazing I would have to say!
How were the first feedbacks about the new album ?
We knew or at least thought that we had made a great album and the united rockpress around the world have collectively sung praise for us wich is crazy!
In my review I called the music on the album a kind of „wide screen“ metal. That means, music made for the stadiums of the world. Big fat sound for the masses. Is it your intention to write music, that can be consumed from a wide music scene and is not limited to only genre fans ?
We have always written the music that we like and want to hear ourselves.
But that „wide screen“ music only counts for the album's first half. In the second half we find older tracks new arranged that, for my opinion, doesn't exactly fit to the wall of sound of the first songs. What was the decision to bring the old songs on the new album again ?
Because the old songs were just demorecordings , we felt that we could do them better justice to re-record them and give them some more horsepower as well.
I think we don't have to discus about the quality of Johan Fahlberg's vocals. He performs on this album as strong as on his releases with Jaded Heart. Maybe a bit more aggressive. How did it come to work together with Johan ? And would you say that he is a fully bandmember of Denied in these days besides of working with other bands?
Our drummer Pete Dolls and Johan are childhood friends.
The artwork of „Let the Burn“ is a real eyecatcher. Can you tell any details about this work and the artist ?
This is pretty interesting.
Is there a special reason to call the new album „Let them Burn“ ? Are you hating life or people, ha ha ? Or is it just cause it's sounding good....?
It´s up to each and everyone to guess....ha ha.
First of all we wanted a title that was easy to remember and with a very direct approach.
Beside Johan we also find Chris Vowden, Pete Dolls and Fredrik Isaksoon in the actual Denied line up. But it is definetely your band, Andreas. So...do you decide about line up's, music, lyrics all by yourself or how is work shared in your band ?
First i have to add that when there have been line-up changes in the band, there has always been a very good reason for this.
„Judas Kiss“ is your first single. A real smasher. Is it a kind of new signature song for Denied ? Cause, for me this song describes what Denied today is standing for. Would you agree with that ?
Exactly, Judas kiss is one of the best songs from this band and a very good guidline for our sound.
I couldn't find lots of information about upcoming gigs or even touring. Are there any plans now and maybe even for some summer festivals in 2013 ?
I can promise you that we are finding ways to play both in Sweden and abroad.
I think that some of you also have civil jobs beside Denied. How often do you come together for practice or things like songwriting ?
So far the band does´nt bring in that much money.
You are signed to Sliptrick Records. A label that also have some more swedish bands. Good adress ? And how is the support by this label ?
So far we are very happy working with them.
What's coming next with Denied ? And do you personally work in other musical projects beside Denied, too ?
There is nothing else besides Denied for us that needs 100% dedication.
Sweden is the most valuable place for rock bands in the last years. Many many goood bands appeared and are still appearing. How would you describe the scene in sweden now and where do you see Denied there now and in the future ?
Yeah its great that so small a country like Sweden has produced so many great bands.
Ok. We want to see you in our areas live. Why should people visit a Denied gig ?
Our music would fit Germany perfectly which is according to me, one ofe the greatest countries to play in.
Thanx for the interview, Andreas.
Interview by Kerbinator
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