INTERVIEW WITH CARRY THE WEIGHT (MELODIC HARDCORE)





1. How would you describe your music?
It’s like a roller coaster of emotions combining heavier parts with sad and atmospheric parts. We come from different parts of the world and combine our different backgrounds into the music.

2. What gave you the idea for the single title?

It started as kinda of a dark joke about, life sucks and then you die kinda thing. We actually came up with the single art design before we even had lyrics, which is a skeleton hanging out of a coffin giving a thumbs up. It’s our way of poking fun at life and not taking stuff to seriously.

3. Do you work together with others in the writing process?
We all have different song or riff ideas and we all come together at our practice spot to see what works and what not and that’s how we come up with our songs.

4. How much time to do you take record songs?
Our last recording process took longer than we would have liked due to scheduling issues, but ultimately it comes down to what we are recording and how well we made our pre-production and time planning. Sometimes it can takes us days and sometimes weeks, who knows. It’s not done until it’s done.

5. Does this release differ from past music releases? How?
Our first single was a stand-alone single and we learned a lot from it. With this release we worked really hard on it and went through a lot recording and making the EP, hence the EP name ‘Low Points’. Releasing our first stand alone single was more an out coming and this new release feels like a relief after all the struggles we went through do make it happen.

6. Do you like to change it up for each release with lyrical themes?

For this EP ‘Low Points’, we felt like we scratched the surface of some subject matters, but the next one we wanna dive deeper to some of the same issues that we touched on ‘Low Points’. Of course we don’t want to do the same record twice, but we do have a lot of stuff we didn’t touch on before based on the same topic.

7. Where do you draw your influences and inspirations from?
We just pretty much ripoff our favourite bands (also a lot of depression and caffeine).

8. What has been the most enjoyable thing you have done as a musician/singer?
Any show anywhere, meeting anyone cares about what we’re doing.

9. What do you feel is the biggest challenge going forward with your career?

Do you know where Finland is? Tour costs. We essentially live on an island and getting to Mainland Europe by boat or plane can get expensive.


10. What do you enjoy outside of music?
We all like to travel and try new foods, some of us are vegetarian or vegan, some of us try new beers and others are straight-edge, but we all love to fight with others of course, it’s a brotherly love.


Cheers.

  
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About Ancient Visionz

Gaz Visionz is a writer and Internet Radio DJ with the punk/metal show 'The Wastelands'. He is also a YouTube podcaster/creator, host of Ancient Visionz Talk Radio, co-host of Paradigm Radio with Planet X Films, and a passionate fan of hardcore punk, metal, underground hip hop, movies, science-fiction, comics, and indie film.
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