Interviews: Beautiful Skeletons

This is a new interview with the Alternative Metal band Beautiful Skeletons from the USA. Check out the interview and follow the band on his FACEBOOK PAGE.

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

It was not planned! When myself, Einar (guitar), and a previous drummer started this project we were recording our jam sessions and sending them to each other between practices so we could develop our ideas into something with a more solid song structure. At the time we weren't sure what to name the jam session tracks so our former drummer ended up picking the phrase "Beautiful Skeletons" for his naming convention or at least so we could differentiate between the jam tracks. I saw it and was absolutely in love with the name and suggested we name the project the same - everyone agreed and here we are!

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

See here is where we do things differently. The founding members of this group did not get together and start a project under the guise of any specific genre. Though we naturally gravitated towards more of an alt-metal/grunge metal vibe, what started to make our sound special at the time was the diversity in influence between us all. All of our last projects, in different bands, were in the metal genre, but many of us have played in other genres. I personally, as the vocalist, think it is incredibly important to introduce diversity in style to create something unique - I have made an effort to dabble in all genres from trip-hop to acoustic, to blues, jazz and death metal.

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

Our drummer Soren is the son of Einar, our guitarist! Previous to the project, John (bass) and I did not know either Soren or Einar.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Tina (vocals): Imminence

Einar (guitar): Drawn By Knives

Soren (drums): Rings of Saturn

John (bass): Rush

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Our writing process is a bit different... it starts with guitar - Einar is always chock full of ideas. He introduces it to Soren and John who then send me an instrumental. I listen over and over and over again, I do not write lyrics prior to hearing a song - I let it speak to me, and I refine it like a sculpture, so the inspiration for all of these pieces in the chain is probably different at each stage of the process. I think it is safe to say though, that we all tap into that musical intuition, just like a teenage boy could get a boner from the most innocuous thing - we could be inspired to write a song about anything and everything, if Einar had his way, we would write at least five a day! But of course, the normal things also affect our writing - love, anger, sex, death, desperation etc

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last gig was at the Eastside Bar and Grill in Portland, OR - a female-fronted metal night, it was great!

7. Where would you like to act?

I think we are all in agreement that one of our first goals is Rockfest! But hey, sky is the limit, right? So what about Wacken? Hellfest? Inkcarceration? Grasspop? SXSW? Any place that will have us, the bigger the better, we want to worm our way into as many ear holes as we can.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

I think we pair well with bands like Spiritbox, Sevendust, Heart, Alice in Chains, Icon for Hire, Stitched up Heart, Jinjer, Sumo Cyco, etc.

9. Whom not?

Oh, a tricky question there! Can't see there are any bands on our collective list that we would say hell no to.

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

Yes! All of us do. There is no beating anxiety - only living through it. As far as tips for beginners - understand that no matter what negative self-talk you berate yourself with silently, performing is not a Start and Stop the process. Every performance is a lesson, sometimes the lessons/performances are a little harder than others because you won't always have a great show, or a bad show for that matter, as long as you can take away from it what you can do better next time. Also, record everything, and watch it from the audience's perspective, just like sports players spend countless hours reviewing plays - this is important for musicians too.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

I believe we are all in agreement that the most aspirational bands we've had the pleasure of seeing or knowing or working with - are the local ones. They work so hard, tirelessly putting themself in the hole to perfect a performance that sometimes is only in front of 8 people on a Thursday night downtown at a seedy bar. THAT is dedication and THAT is an inspiration. Inspiration for us is what happens when local bands give you the kind of performance that you could easily see a national act pulling off at a major show - except they are doing it for free and sometimes for a crowd of five or less.

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

To 'make a music video, right now, with me, in that alley over there. Enough said.

13. What do you think of your fans?

It's hard for us to accept sometimes that people are coming to see us specifically, it's a new feeling, something we struggle with it because we are just so surprised that people enjoy it as much as we do! Our fans are amazing, they are our friends, our family, our local scene kids, our local musicians, and now... complete strangers that just seem to really love our music! We have nothing but love for anyone that gives us a part of their day to come to see us or money from their hard-earned paychecks to support us/buy merchandise and who takes the time to follow us online and suffer through our goofy video and updates.

14. What do you think of our site?

The moment we stumbled upon Breathing The Core we were immediately impressed - we loved the fact that there was such a variety of bands across a variety of regions

15. Something to add?

Thank you so much for responding to our inquiry and taking the time to feature us on the site - we are super excited to bring you our second single "Kraken" available for Pre Save on Spotify starting 6.30.22 and released for streaming on 7.11.22 - followed by the music video on 7.21.22! is a great place to get our latest and greatest news along with all our socials.

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