Interview With 'Orbit Culture'
Firstly, introduce yourselves and tell us a little bit about the band and how you came to be?
We’re Orbit Culture. A four-piece metal band from the southern parts of Sweden. We’ve been playing for almost 4 years now and we’ve released one EP and two albums with the latest being released back in March, 2016. Originally, we started out as a small jam group with different people playing different instruments. It was not until I started to record some demos on my computer, old-guitarist Maximilian and I decided to form a band. We got two more guys onboard, Christoffer and Markus and that’s when we officially were a band.
We started to work on a debut EP which we released in the summer of 2013. Hungry for more songs, we started to work on our debut full-length album which we released back in the summer of 2014. After a handful of shows and Maximilian leaving the band, we started to work on our second full-length album, called ‘Rasen’. Shortly after ‘Rasen’ was released, bass player Christoffer decided to leave the band due to studies at the university. We got two new guys onboard, Richard and Fredrik in the summer of 2016. Shortly after they joined the band, we released a music video for one of the songs from ‘Rasen’.
What were you all up too prior to the band, was this always the chosen path or did you have other dreams and aspirations?
Individually, we all began when we were tiny teenagers, so school was a big deal during the early stages of the jam group and this band. For me, forming a band and playing heavier music has always been my path. Nothing much has changed, except that we went from school to work regular jobs instead.
Tell us about your latest Album and why our readers should check it out.
Our latest album ‘Rasen’ is our latest release and it’s the one we’re currently most proud of. It took a while to write and produce it, but the result came out pretty good. If you like Swedish Metal from the 90’s combined with a touch of Modern Metal, modern production and deep growling vocals, I really think you should check it out. We also tried to put some ‘EET FUK’ vocals in there to give it a bit of contrast and a different kind of power.
Have you ever come face to face with someone within the music scene who has left you awestruck and why?
No, not really. Not yet, Haha.
If we were to head out to one of your live shows what can ourselves and others expect?
Hopefully tight playing, a blistering light show and heavy songs.
If you had one artist/band that you could go on tour with tomorrow who would it be and why?
Gojira, but I would be totally frightened to hit the stage because of how tight they play live. But if the opportunity comes along, we won’t hesitate.
You can spend an hour with a musical icon living or dead, who would you pick, why and what would you speak about?
There’s too many to mention, Haha. But If I had to pick two, it would be James Hetfield and Jim Morrison. It would be really cool to just chat with Hetfield for an hour, not necessary talking about music, but other things too. With Jim Morrison, I would like to just sit there in a corner of a dark room, witnessing him and The Doors write music and rehearse. I’m sure it would be an experience out of the ordinary.
And finally and most importantly is Die Hard a Christmas Movie?
We just want to say thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
Thanks for the interview!