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Interviews: Polars Collide


We have had the opportunity to interview the Progressive Death Metal band Polars Collide from Denmark. 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 Guitarist Toby came up with the idea to call our project “Polars Collide”. It represents as it says - two poles that collide into itself. One could argue that it also represents opposites that meet, but I’m not sure we ever thought of that ourselves. Before “Polars Collide” we were called “Pulsar” Back then we were more of an instrumental band - because we lived in a small town where no really good metal singers exist. We have since moved to the bigger town of Aarhus, where we hooked up with our vocalist Martin. Polars Collide just sounded awesome, but no really deep meaning in it.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

We play the music that we like to play. It is as simple as that. We never sat down to discuss what genre we intend to play, we simply go in the direction that inspiration leads us. Each band member brings something different to the table, and as a result we make music that delves into many different sub-genres.

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

We have more or less come to know each other through the band, but have rather quickly formed a strong bond, which makes us more like a little happy family.

4. Each band member's favourite band?

Toby: Sanzu, textures, Igorrr and The Faceless

Drix: Meshuggah, Farmers Market, Vinnie Colauita, Igor Strawinsky, Michael Jackson and Tool.

Leander: Blotted Science.

Martin: Dream Theater.

Patrick: Opeth.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Primarily metal music. There’s plenty of beauty and skill to be found, and it embodies the raw power and aggression that we love. You know that feeling, when you listen to a track for the first time and it brings out emotion. Your hairs stand on end, and you wish you knew the lyrics already so you could shout along, or you had to immediately start shredding your air guitar. That’s the sort of thing that drives you to go home and pick up your instrument, and just try, try, try to create something to invoke that feeling in others.

6. Where was your last gig?

Radar in Aarhus on the 20th of november 2020 with Unseen Faith.

7. Where would you like to act?

Copenhell is the current dream.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

MESHUGGAH!

9. Whom not?

We get along with most people, so there’s no one we wouldn’t be caught dead with.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

Not stage fright per se. Of course we get nervous, everybody does. But we know that we have practiced hard enough, to not screw up too bad. Besides, even if you do screw up, most people don’t notice. So make sure to practice and try to have a good time. It’s far more infectious to watch people have fun on stage, that to watch a perfectly played song performed by a statue. If you're nervous, then drink a beer before you go on stage, or maybe two. Just don't drink more than 15.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

Meshuggah and Lamb of God.

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

Hugs and handshakes during covid. It’s not exactly weird, but it feels weird when you have to turn them down.

13. What do you think of your fans?

Our parents, girlfriends , academy nerds and other 12 fans are the best. We are still an upcoming band, so our fan base is still quite small. We appreciate anyone who takes the time to listen to our music.

14. What do you think of our site?

It’s cool.

15. Something to add?

Thanks for listening, and please check out our album “Grotesque” . We put a lot of time and hard work into that.

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