Friday, 29 September 2017

Interview with Binary Creed done by Patrick and Gaz

interview  with  Binary Creed  done  by  Patrick  and Gaz

1.Hello  how  are  things  going in  Sweden  these  days?Please  introduce  yourselves  to  the  readers?

We're fine here in Sweden. Fall has come and the leaves are turning yellow and starting to fall. Makes for a different perspective when you're outdoors. Binary Creed has been around since 2013 and we're a bunch of seasoned musicians that are teaming up to make timeless and thought worthy metal.  

2.  Binary Creed  formed  in  2013  what  gave  you  the  idea  to  start this band?And  how  did  you  all  choose  the  name   Binary Creed  for the band?

That's right. We started as a duo with Stefan and me. We wrote the music for our first album Restitution and also recorded it at home. The final touches we did in a proper studio, though. Me and Stefan had a lot of ideas that came to fruition on that album! The name is taken from a Hollow song from the album Architect of the Mind. I used to play guitar and sing in Hollow in the 90's and it alludes to our technological age and also that we have a firm belief in science and the secular. A lot of listeners think we are a Christian band because of the word "creed", but you need to put it into a non-religious context here. I would describe myself as a secularist, in private and in my lyrics.

3.What  is  the  current line up  of  the band?And  who  would you  say  are the  bands  biggest  influences?

The band consists of Stefan R├ądlund on guitar, myself on vocals and guitars, Peo Olofsson, keyboards and Robert Alenius on the bass guitar. We use a session drummer when we play live. A lot of different music inspires! I listen to metal of different kinds and I would like to mention Swedish act Opeth, Mastodon, Lamb of God and Finnish Tarot. But not only metal inspires since I also listen to jazz, classical music and of course a lot of songs that my kids introduce me to. I've grown to like Tool and also Highly Suspect through them.

4.Battle Won  is  the bands  newest  release how long  did  it  take  the  band  to  write  the music for the new release?

We worked on the album for roughly a year.

5.Who  usually  takes  care  of  writing  the lyrics  for the music  and  what  are  some  topics  written  about  on  Battle Won?

I write all the lyrics and all vocal melodies. A Battle Won could take place in modern day Syria and the topic is among others standing up for your beliefs (not religious ones, though ;-)) and trying to make a better life for yourself and your loved ones. Taking a stand against violence and war is another topic. The final track on the album also reflects my view on our brief time here on Earth. The only legacy and the only afterlife we have is the one we pass on through our deeds and those who survive us.
6.Does  the   band  play  live  very  often? What  have  been  some of  the bands most  memorable  shows  over  the years?

Not that often. A few shows each year is what we aim for. We do this in our spare time and we also have families to take into consideration. The release parties for our albums stand out, especially the last one where we shared the stage with Fate's Right Band with Johnny Lindqvist on the vocals. It's great that his other band, Nocturnal Rites, are back in business!
7.Are  their  any  tours or  shows  planned  in  support of the new release if  yes where  will the band  be  playing?

Not at the moment. We'll of course inform our fans asap when the next gig is booked! Keep a lookout on our Facebook page!

8.Has  the band  ever  made  a video  for  any of  their songs if  yes what  songs have you  done?

We've done a couple of videos and you can find them on our Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAml4RX9aMx9bODkHnJ79NA/featured
The most recent is one with one of the ideas we're working with for the next album.

9.If you  had  the opportunity to  make  a video  for any of  the bands  songs  which  song  would  you like to  see made into  a  video?

Perhaps the last one on the album, Journey Without End, since it kind of sums the album up. Plus has a positive vibe to it.

10.Besides  the  new  release  does the band  have  any other releases  or  merchandise  available  for the readers?If  yes what  is  available and  where can the  readers  buy  it?

We sell a little merchandise on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/binarycreed/

11.When  not  working on  new music or band  business  what  do you  like to do  in your  free time?

I train my youngest daughter's soccer team but apart from that I like to watch good television, such as Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Right now I don't read much but when I can I really enjoy Iain Banks fiction.

12.Besides  metal and  rock   do  you or any of the members  listen  to  any other  underground  genres?If  yes  what  are some of your  favorite  bands and  artists?

I can only speak for myself and I think I answered that question previously.

13.Other  then  music  we  are huge movie  fans  here  do  you like to  watch  movies?Do  you  have  a  favorite  genre?

I really like sci-fi. The Arrival and Interstellar were good films. But I also like other genres. The most recent one was John Boorman's Excalibur from 1981. Looking forward to the new Blade Runner movie.


14.What  are  your  all-time  favorite  movies?And  who  are  some  of your  favorite  actress's  and  actor's?

That changes over time. I like Ridley Scott's Alien and have seen that one a couple of times. William Hurt is mostly good and I also thoroughly enjoy Zach
Braff's work as a director (and actor).


15.Thank  you  for  taking  the   time  to  fill this  interview  out  do you  have  any  final  words  for the readers?

Take care of each other! Use sun-protection.

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