Interview – Fight The Enemy

Fight The Enemy are a heavy rock/metal band with a ferocious intensity to their music – I loved their latest track, No Escape, so decided to sit down and have a chat with them. You can read the interview below!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a track titled No Escape, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about the album and where can it be purchased?

We had a line-up change in the band. Our former guitarist changed to lead vocals. With this change, we decided to write our first full-length album. It was a time consuming and exhausting process, but we are very excited about the outcome, and we can’t wait to show the world our work.

It will be available on every streaming platform.

Whereabouts are you based and what is the music scene like in your part of the world?

We are based in Zofingen, in Central Switzerland. The metalcore scene in Switzerland is very active and because we live in a very small country, everybody knows each other, which is awesome. We have a lot of good bands here and normally there are a lot of concerts happening in the different cities. It’s great to be a part of a community like that.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

The writing process is really exciting. We try to implement our creativity and emotions in our songs. Normally, it takes a long time for us to finish a song because we want to try out new things and want to get better and improve with each song.

Do you plan to release any more singles at any point in the near future?

Our next single will be released at the end of the summer in the form of a music video. You should definitely keep your eyes peeled for that one, because we’ve got a little surprise in store.

Have you got any plans to release a full-length album or an EP anytime soon?

We will release a full-length album in autumn called Uncharted, where you can find around 9 or 10 songs including the released singles.

What/who influences you most as a band?

Currents, Fit For A King, Silent Planet.

What have you been listening to recently?

Currents, Kingdom of Giants, Silent Planet, The Doors, Nothing But Thieves, ABBA, Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

No, the pandemic didn’t stand in the way of the band last year. It was always the plan to write an album next and the pandemic gave us the opportunity to fully concentrate on the writing process without stressing about playing shows. We also knew that we don’t really want to play our old songs live anymore. After the album was finished, we went straight to the studio. We are grateful that we were able to still continue with the recording process. We made sure that we followed the safety guidelines.

Do you have any tour dates lined up?

That’s a hard question because it’s not possible to tour at the moment. But we would love to do a European tour one day, when it’s all back to normal. For now, we are concentrating on planning a release show to celebrate our album and playing as many shows as possible in and around Switzerland. Once it’s possible to play shows again of course.

What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

Our shows are energetic and we love to have fun on stage. We want everyone to have fun and let loose for a moment.

Any last words for the fans?

We can’t wait for all of you to hear our debut album. We worked really hard and had so much fun writing and recording it. The production is amazing and we loved working with our talented friends on this project. Right now, we are rehearsing the new songs and we are so stoked to hopefully play these songs live soon. It’s good to be back.