How did the band come to be?
We started back in late 2011 - Thomas Trold on guitar and vocals, Kent KillerHertz on drums and two former members Tais Pedersen on lead guitar and Stefan Staff on bass. Some of us had sold all our equipment, so we started rehearsing once a week on borrowed instruments ha-ha. We were childhood friends who have had a break from the music scene due to family and kids…we came from different bands, such as Saturnus, Pitch Black and Morbid Vision, meaning we mostly played trash and death metal. But after a few years break we were eager to start a band together - and in the rock genre instead. Tais and Thomas had already some ideas, which quickly turned into a few songs, and in 2014 our first album came out called “Killer Anthem”. The second album came in 2017 called “Mirrors Portrait”. Along the way we have had some changes in our line-up. The two new spots are now filled in with Jonas Roxx on lead guitar and Jakob Nielsen on bass.
Do you have any releases coming up in the new year?
We just had an EP-album release the 29th of May - The title is Innocent Sinners - it contains three original songs and a cover version by an old Danish band called Danseorkestret. Compared to our two earlier album releases, we wanted a different approach in releasing new material, with fewer numbers and more focus on music video releases, which will hopefully give us a more viral promotion to the process. So, we are very excited about this release.
What is something you want listeners to take away from your music?
All songs have a mix of expression, so if you feel joyfulness, perhaps a bit of sadness, or the urge to just rock n roll - that’s why listeners needs to check out our music videos for this album:
Ill addictive romance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsBQ-cIMqYY
Innocent Sinners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbJQHK4pcSg
With everything that is going on in our world what is one cause or organization that you are passionate about?
With all what’s going on in the world we need to take more care of our planet - so we support environmental organizations and animal welfare organizations with monthly donations.
What is your writing process like?
All song writing is done by Thomas Trold - the whole process is mostly done by Thomas Trold has an idea and we´ll then start adding some drums to it and see how that works. Afterwards would be adding all other instruments and giving everybody their opinion to the process. Sometimes the flow comes naturally, other times it needs a bit more work to the process.
To follow up with the last question, what inspires your sound?
Our inspirations and influence thrives mostly through classic bands and artists from the 70´s, 80´s and 90´s, such as Megadeth, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Motley, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Merciful Fate etc. - the era of that time has had a significant influence on all of us, some of the best albums are made in that period! And inspiration from everyday life in all its meaning, that’s what most of the lyrics are about - like love, expectations, breaking up, people in general, who we are and so on…Death, life and love are mainly the subjects through our songs, which most people can relate to. We´re a mix of new and old.
Any tours coming up soon?
Due to the situation worldwide, the concert schedule is still in the making - but hopefully this year 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.
Anything you would like to tell our readers?
Innocent Sinners is now on digital downloads, and we have music videos, with four releases within a month and a half of each other. So go follow us on our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thekillerhertzband/