Did you change your approach to the songwriting for "Art of Aggression"
if compared to your old material?
- No, we write songs in the same way now as we did before we were signed.
2) How does it feel to be the nth Scandinavian band proposing melodic
Swedish death-thrash metal?
- It feels good , we play the music we like to play. And it's great
to have a record deal. We're just hoping that it will result in some
3) How do you differ from the rest of the scene?
- I think we mix a lot of different parts in our songs, like a heavy
part or a melodic part and some times rhythm parts, it's not unusual
to blend music but I think we blend a lot more then other bands.
4) How important and useful were your previous experiences in other
bands before Scenteria's foundation?
- For me it was important to know that you get nothing for free,
if you're in a band and want to get somewhere you have to work for it,
and it's important that the whole band is on the same level.
5) Have you ever considered the idea of adding a second guitarist
to your line-up and let Stefan Persson just being concentrated on singing?
- No, I think he is a great singer and a great guitarist and we are
wery satisfied with the things as they are.
6) "Forever Lost" is definitely one of my favourite songs as you
can also read in my review as to guitars, refrain, drums. Are you writing
new songs and if so, do they sound like this or do we have to expect
something different and cybernetic like in "Addicted"?
- We are writing new songs the way we always have written them, they
will sound like Scenteria but it's really hard to compare them to any
old songs at this point.
7) What public responded best to you live? (Sweden, Germany...).
And if the public is not moving, does it depend on them or is the musician
to blame because he's not interacting with the public?
- The only audience we played for are people in Sweden, the reactions
were different, in Gothenburg we had a very good audience but at home
it's more our friends who show up at the shows. If the musicians
look all bored then they are to blame, but sometimes you just play in
for lame people.
8) I imagine it has never happened and never will it happen, but
if somebody from the public should whistle for protest or throw something
on stage, would you stop the show and go away or go on and say something
- We would probably make him feel like the biggest fucking idiot on
this planet. If you think that a band sucks you shouldn't go and
see them live. (and if you find it out only when you're there?/Note
9) Do you have time to answer all the e-mails you get from all over
- We do our best, we have not let anybody down so far.
10) Is your line-up steady?
- Yes there is a good chemistry in Scenteria.
11) Have you prepared any videoclip (live or not)?
- We have video recordings from our shows but the sound quallity is
12) What are your next plans and where do you see Scenteria in...5 years?
- Our plans are to keep writing music and to play live as much as we
can. In five years I really hope that we are doing what we are doing
today with a bit more progress.
13) Alright Daniel, you can add all you want to the readers of www.rockmetalbands.com
zine and promotion agency. Just take all the place you need for any
comments, messages or info and thanks for your answers. Best of luck
for the future!
- Thank you for giving us this opportunity to do this interview and
I hope you'll come check us out live if we play anywhere near you.
MARKUS GANZHERRLICH - 22/8/04