We chat to Danish rock band The Killerhertz about their upcoming EP, influences and giving away free stuff.
Interview by Jane Howkins
How is 2020 treating you so far?
The year has been very good so far – back in the rehearsal-room playing new songs and some old stuff too. Got some brand-new t-shirts and patches. Well, we´re just getting ready for a hopefully fantastic year for The KillerHertz.
Have you released any music so far this year? If so, what can you tell us about that?
We are working on our upcoming EP album, producing music videos at the moment, with four video releases within a month and a half of each other, which means releases in January, March, May and June this year, so we have two new music videos out now.
Are you working on any new music at the moment? What are you working on, and when will it be released?
Well, we are always working on new material, but at the moment it’s all about rehearsals. We need to get in shape for the summer (laughs) but our EP-album will be released 29 May, followed up by a music video and hopefully some concerts.
Have you got any upcoming tours planned? If so, where are you playing and where are you looking forward to going most?
The concert schedule is still in the making, but hopefully this summer with a couple of concerts in Copenhagen and then we’ll see. The big goal is to play some bigger venues, like festivals and to play abroad, perhaps a small tour.
Who/what has influenced you the most as musicians?
There’s a ton of bands, but mostly classic bands from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, such as Megadeth, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Motley, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Merciful Fate etc., and the era of that time has had a significant influence on all of us. Some of the best metal albums are made in that period.
What have you been listening to recently that you can recommend to our readers?
Lots of different stuff, the new album with Slipknot, Night Flight Orchestra, Katatonia, Xaon, to mention a few.
Why do you think people should pick up one of your records or come and see you live, and what can people expect from one of your shows?
Our catchy chorus, tight beats and hopefully remembering the tunes afterwards. We got high energy rock concert and giving away free stuff.