Interviews: Morphide

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Progressive Metal band, Morphide 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?

When thinking about the name of the band, we read lots of tales and legends, and one of them was the legend about Quetzalcoatl, the Mesoamerican deity of wind, air, and learning, who came down to Earth in the shape of blue-winged butterfly morphine, and we really loved it and decided to keep it.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

We want to write music that we would enjoy listening to. There are no hidden business strategies under this decision, only a pure pleasure of process and final result.

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

Yes, before coming to Denmark both of us were classmates, sharing a desk in a high school. Each of us had his own band, and sometimes we met at events and shared the stage as musicians. We also shared a similar taste in music, which connected us, therefore, after coming to Denmark, we decided to form a band and give it a try.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Currently it is actually Northlane for both of us. Also, Eissa really enjoys some older Spiritbox. 

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Mostly people. Their strengths and stories of overcoming difficult situations. This is why the album is so self-identity and personality-oriented. Also, one of the most inspiring things for us is understanding that one can evoke feelings and emotions in other people. This is one of the most powerful things music can do, and therefore we look up to bands that can make us feel emotions, which is what we are trying to achieve with our musicianship.

6. Where was your last gig?

It was in Gdansk, Poland, in a venue called Bunkier in 2019, before the pandemic hit. The venue was very atmospheric and unique in a way. It was literally an old WWII air raid shelter, unchanged from the outside and completely redesigned on the inside. We have two live videos released from that show.

7. Where would you like to act?

After almost three years of the pandemic, we would be glad to play literally anywhere. We really miss the stage and our fans, and we can't wait to hit the road again, so no priorities for us at the moment. Maybe in the long run it would be amazing to travel overseas and perform in Australia. We have a small crush on this country since at least half of our favorite bands are from there. Sometimes we even joke that we need to travel there simply to breathe that special air and get that incredible songwriting skill many Australian bands have.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Some of our dream collaborations would be Plini, David Maxim Micic, Northlane, and Hybrid Minds. We feel like we could create something absolutely unique and special with these musicians. Plini and David Maxim Micic write their music in a mixture of progressive rock, jazz, and fusion and are very experimental. Northlane is carving its own path in a genre that we for ourselves describe as cyber metalcore and Hybrid Minds are masters of Liquid Drum and Bass, which could be so much fun working with.

9. Whom not?

We don't have any limitations in terms of genre or different musicians. We are open to any kinds of experiments in music.

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

Eissa never really had any stage fright. She loves singing so much that the whole experience of performing on stage and having other people listen to her sing is purely exciting for her. However, some of our tips for beginners would be to perform more often. If there is a possibility, go on tour and play every night. In a couple of weeks it will become a routine. Also, in severe cases of shaking or trembling from fear it can be a good idea to do some exercises, for example, push-ups, to burn that adrenaline.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

We started our journey with such a trio as Tool, Karnivool, and TesseracT. Then we discovered Spiritbox and Northlane. There are many others such as Polaris, Monuments, Vexed, Thornhill, Deftones, and Sleep Token.

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

Asking Eissa to take a picture of her bra. Things like that always creep her out. 

13. What do you think of your fans?

They are incredible! They were very supportive from the very beginning, always encouraging and motivating us. They are also very patient and kind and they never demand anything from us, even when we feel like we kept them waiting for too long. We hope that with the release of our debut album Anhedonia their patience paid off.

14. What do you think of our site?

We think what you do is very important and your support of smaller bands like us means the world to us.

15. Something to add?

We are grateful for all the kind words about Anhedonia. We read every single comment and we could not be happier with all the positive feedback we have received in the past couple of days. We would like to thank each and every one of our fans for being with us on this exciting journey. and we can't wait to impress them even more.

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