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Interviews: Rising Anger

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Metalcore/Hardcore band Rising Anger from Germany. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

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

Our band name is a song title of an old song, we played years ago. Actually one of the first songs we ever wrote. We kicked our old band name because we found Rising Anger shorter and better fitting for our message at this time of our band's history.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

Back in the days we just wanted to play the music that we would like to hear ourselves. Over the past years, it evolved from straight metalcore to something between melodic hardcore, postcore, and even rock. We didn't necessarily think about hey let's play this exact genre, it just feels naturally to do so.

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

The current lineup didn't know each other before the band, except Johannes and Markus, they are cousins. But the rest met along the way.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

We like all kinds of bands and all kinds of different genres. So it's hard to determine a favorite band for each of us right now. Sorry for this kind of vague answer.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I would say it's our everyday lives that inspire us to write the music and lyrics we write. People and situations, we get to know and live through along the way of life. We are very passionate people and sometimes feel emotions in a very pure and strong way. One very important thing that unifies us five as a band, because of the emotional and artistic outlet we are allowed to live in playing music together.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was at the Pell Mell festival.

7. Where would you like to act?

I guess you mean where we would like to play music? We are not too specific about where to play music, but to who we play for. That is every audience, that is interested in us and feels with us during our show. We feel comfortable playing the smallest venues and even if there are not as many people there. As long as we feel a connection and have a positive interaction.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

We're very open about features. We already did a lot of features with friends, and people of small bands we really like. If you ask me (Johannes/singer) from a fan kind of perspective, I would like to have Jessy Barnett of Stick To Your Guns doing a feature with us because I really like his style of screaming, his singing voice and overall view at this world, which he expresses a lot in his music. I can really relate to that.

9. Whom not?

Every person, who we disagree in points of social-, environmental- and overall general views of this world. We can't stand racist or cruel people for example, because we believe in the power of compassion, respect and overall acceptance of people and things for what they are.

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

We all suffered from stage fright. Especially in our early days. I am a person, who still to this day suffers from it from time to time. I think it always helps me staying intense during our shows. so there is nothing bad about it to me, but playing as much shows as you can be a tip from me. It gets better from show to show, especially if you are a beginner.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

In the early day's bands such as Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, and a lot of Swedish death melodic death metal bands inspired us a lot for example. We still find bands, that we feel a lot musically and that inspires us in pushing us forward. We really enjoy it.

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

To exchange a box of sweets every time we meet at a show.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We love our fans because they like us for what we are. We are very heavily rooted in the "hard" music scene in Wiesbaden Germany. And we feel so welcomed every time we play a hometown show. Even after so many years of being a band and those four hard years it took us to write and record our newest record "I AM". We still feel and find a lot of interest and feedback in/to our music by longtime and short time fans. I have made a lot of very good friends with people I didn't know before. It is just straight-up love! 

14. What do you think of our site?

I think it is awesome that you promote bands to people, that might have never heard of them. Music, for me, is about connection and positive interaction. That's what you provide the space for. Thank you!

15. Something add?

Thanks for the interview, it was a pleasure. To everyone, who found out about us through this interview and or the Breathing The Core site, check us and all the other bands out. there are a lot of very good bands playing music in the underground music scene. I think it is always worth to give small bands a listen.

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