Interviews: Rosen Bridge

In this new occassion we have had the opportunity to interview the Metalcore/Rock band Rosen Bridge, from UK. Check out this band and give them a like on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like  that?  

Eddie: The band name derives from "Einstein-Rosen Bridge"; which is another term for  wormhole, a theoretical idea proposed by physicists Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen. Now  we're not going to pretend we know a lot about this idea as we are definitely not scientists by  any degree! But the idea of wormholes existing as being a way to travel through space and  time is such a fascinating and inspiring thought to ponder. It's fair to say we like our science fiction!  

2.Why did you want to play this genre?  

Eddie: As it goes we're all into lots of different styles of music! But we can't deny that metal  seems to be the genre that really brings us closest together. The energy and sense of  community in it is such a great thing to be a part of. Though, in writing we really tend not to  think about us being a "Metal"; band, as we feel we're boxing ourselves into a category, and  that removes the ability the explore and be inspired by different types of music, which is  really what we're about. I guess what we play is really just a result of our inspirations to be  honest! Whether we find that in music, art or everyday life.  

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?  

Eddie: It's quite a long-winded story to be honest, but in short we'd all been playing in  different projects over the years and leading very different lives but still managed to all hang  out as friends whenever we got the chance. Then the thought struck us like "why the hell are  we all not playing music together?" and we just took it from there! There's literally no better  feeling than playing music with your best friends.  

4. Each band member favorite band?  

Antony: I’ve been through a lot of different genre phases over the years from grunge, to  deathcore to hip hop, R&B to Folk. But one band that I have remained fixated on consistently  for as long as I can remember is Architects. “Nightmares” changed the game for me early on,  enticing me into an underground scene of music that i soon embraced as something I wanted  to be a part of. “Lost Forever // Lost Together” and “All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us” to  my ears, are two of the finest, most passionately written metal albums of our generation.  

Marcus: its very hard to pick an actual favourite band or song just because there is so much  wonderful music to choose from and how a certain song, album or band resonates with you in that  point in time. But as a fan of all sorts of music I enjoy a group of songs every couple of days that i am  completely enthralled by but I can never but help go back to certain artists like architects, periphery,  sikth and paramore  

Eddie: I can't answer the question properly, it's just too hard! It's some imaginary band  somewhere in between Linkin Park, Architects, Sikth & Paramore.  

Rowan: Like most people, I go through fazes of obsession with different artists and bands but  I suppose that the two most long standing features on my playlists would be Lamb of God  and Architects, both of which have shaped my playing style over the years.  

William: Like the other guys, I’ll struggle to answer this. It depends, my mood can take me  from metal right through to Folk. A few bands have consistently been there for me, a couple I  can think of off the top of my head would be Rage Against the Machine and The Dillinger  Escape Plan.  

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?  

Eddie: I's weird but a lot of our inspiration really comes from each other, we're all quite  different people and all dealing with different things. We like to be inspired by real life  events & thoughts. We like to embrace our emotions and use that as a catalyst, whether they  are good or bad. Music is this kind of catharsis we can always rely on to put things in  perspective. We write from our experiences and being a bunch of weird guys from rural north  wales, I strongly believe together we've got a brilliantly unique perspective on life that I think  people will find really interesting.  

6. Where was your last gig?  

Eddie: Our last gig was in a pub called Y Castell (the castle) in a place called Pwllheli, North  Wales. It was basically a home town show, and the place always goes mental. The after-party  is always something else and there's such a strong scene of musicians & music lovers there  that go under the radar because the place is just so out of the way. I'd advise any band to play  there if they want to gather a truly solid fan base who will always give them a warm  welcome.  

7. Where would you like to act?  

Eddie: We might be a bit of a way off yet but Download festival or Warped tour I think  would really make our lives. The plan really though is to be able to keep on the road and  constantly be meeting people who are passionate about what we do. We genuinely love  performing and it truly does make it worth it if we're meeting people that are really impacted  by our music. With that in mind, I don't think it matters too much where.  

8. Whom would you like to feature with? 

Eddie: We'd love to feature on a tour with some giant inspirations such as Northlane, Tesseract, Periphery, Volumes and Killswitch Engage. Really just to be able to have the  pleasure of watching them on stage every night!  

9. Whom not?  

Eddie: I don't think there's any bands/acts in particular we'd openly not want to play with,  however as much as we love playing and as much as we'd like to appeal to everyone, I think  to a certain degree we'd have to turn down playing on line-ups where we don't exactly fit the  bill. As much as I'd like to support Kate Nash, I'm not sure it'd be appropriate for her fan base  or ours.  

10. Any of you has ever suffered from stage fright? Any tip for beginners on how to beat  that?  

Eddie: We all tend to get pretty nervous before going on stage, but personally I think that  uneasy feeling is a necessary evil in order to hone that adrenaline into performing. As soon as  the set starts it really is auto-pilot from there & what happens, happens, there's not too much  point worrying about it then. Antony actually suffers from anxiety which tends to make him  shy away from interviews and large social interactions. However, when performing he tends  to never really have a problem because as cheesy as it sounds, he remains true to himself and  believes in the messages we want to get across and understands that is his role and his  purpose. I think we all remind ourselves of these things before we play, which really does  help with our confidence and in overcoming those anxieties.  

Ant: My advice to a beginner dealing with stage fright is to practice your parts to the point  where you don’t have to think about it consciously anymore. As a singer, I find it’s so  important to do vocal warm ups for a good hour beforehand. It helps me reach the state of  mind I need to be in to sing freely. Also I like to go for a walk around whatever town I am in.  Find a quiet spot, focus on my breathing for a minute or two, and then remind myself how  fortunate I am to have this opportunity to do what makes me the most happy, with the dudes I  consider my brothers. Like Eddie mentioned, as soon as you hit the stage and it all kicks in,  It’s auto-pilot from there.  

Will: I have actually had a couple of mega anxiety attacks before performing in the past. My  advice would be to try your best to understand what’s happening. The first time it happened  to me it came as a shock and I struggled to comprehend what was happening. Since reading  up on the subject and being more knowledgeable about why it happens it became more  controllable. Simple things like breathing techniques can help immensely. Once you start  playing the first song it all disappears.  

Rowan: It's natural to feel nervous before performing and I remind myself of that when I  need to. Trying to suppress those feelings can make things more stressful, personally, I find it  helpful to remind myself why I'm doing this, thinking about how great it feels nailing a set  and trying to shift the anxiety into excitement.  

11. What bands have inspired you the most?  

Eddie: It is always a very difficult question to answer, but collectively we're all inspired  massively by the metal big names such as Slipknot, Lamb of God, Sepultura, Machine Head,  Killswitch Engage & Linkin Park  

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?  

Eddie: I don't think we've had anything too weird (yet). We did have a long, awesome email  sent to us a while back though simply asking us to just stay together and to stay friends!  

13. What do you think of your fans? 

Eddie: Our fans are really incredible, we've had some truly amazing and thoughtful  comments about our music. We simply can't thank anyone who's ever even gave us a listen  enough for just giving us their time.  

14. What do you think of our site?  

Eddie: Creemos que es genial! Thanks so much for the feature!  
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