Interviews: Story About Illusion

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Metal/Rock band, Story About Illusion from Denmark. Check out the interview.

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

Normally you would start with a band name and then you start writing songs. For me, it was quite the opposite. I wasn’t thinking about creating a band. I was writing songs because I was experiencing a lot of inspiration. After a few months, I realized that there were so many songs that it lead to a full album. So instead of starting with a band name, I needed a band name after I wrote the whole album. ‘Story About Illusion’ is the second song on the album and the name captures the vibe of the music and the lyrics. The song is actually the whole concept of the album in a nutshell. That’s how I came up with it.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

It wasn’t a rational decision to choose this genre. This was the music that came out of my brain so it was an unconscious, emotional choice. I had a lot of anger so I would rather play hard rock then soft pop music. When I was trying to promote my music on the internet I had to choose which genre my music was in order to submit them on music websites. I actually didn’t know so I asked for advice from the engineer of the studio. He came up with grunge or post-grunge.

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

Well, I am the only member of Story About Illusion. I used to play in bands but, as I got older, I got other responsibilities. So I had no time for playing in bands anymore. I’ve written all the songs for Story About Illusion and I also played all the instruments on the album.

4. Each band member's favorite band? 

If I can only pick one then I have to say Breaking Benjamin but other notable mentions are Rage Against The Machine, Metallica, Eclipse, The Offspring, Linkin Park, and Phil Collins.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs? 

Sometimes it’s just what’s going on in the world, like war and injustice. But also personal issues and struggles. People that lie to your face are also always an inspiration.

6. Where was your last gig? 

At a wedding in Denmark a few years ago.

7. Where would you like to act? 

I would be happy with small clubs and venues but one can always dream about international festivals

8. Whom would you like to feature with? 

That would be my childhood heroes; The Offspring

9. Whom not?

Bands that support violence and extremism

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

Yeah sure. I think it also depends on your role in the band. I’ve been a drummer in a band and I really liked that because you are behind your drum set and the other musicians are playing in front of you. I had less stage fright because I was less visible. But as a singer or guitar player, you are more visible. So when I had to sing or play guitar I felt more stage fright. I would focus on my bandmates. In this way, we would support each other.

11. What bands have inspired you the most? 

Looking back I would say Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Metallica, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, and Bløf

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

I don’t really have weird or strange questions.

13. What do you think of your fans? 

I’m humble if they spent time listening to my music.

14. What do you think of our site?

It’s awesome! I think it’s really cool to explore the website and discover new bands and new music from all around the world!

15. Something to add?

The album ‘Perfect Equilibrium’ will be released on March 3th 2023 via the record label Epictronic. I would like to say thank you to Breathing the Core for the interview and for helping me to establish the band’s name.

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