Interview with Enemy Awake

Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:

“The Enemy” is our debut album. The concept is to bring Melodic Thrash/Death Metal with the classic Stockholm sound. Taking influences from Entombed, Dismember, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, In Flames, etc and give the fans a new option. Our goal is to be the new big Swedish Metal band and start the New way of Swedish Metal!

Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?

Yes! We love the classic Stockholm sound and we wanted to use the sound from the beginning and take influences from differents genres like Melodic Death, classic Death and Thrash Metal.

How does your writing process normally work out?

First Ivan starts working with the music, recording the guitars, bass guitar and programming the drums. When everything is done is time for Melinn to write the lyrics. Good comunication and open mind is very important for a good result.

What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?

Our ambitions is to be one of the best Swedish Metal bands and show the poeple that nothing is impossible to do if you work hard and always give 100%. We have no rules, no limits and we wanna push the band as far as it goes!

What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?

Entombed, Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Pantera, Metallica.

What’s next for you?

We are working with the songs to our second album.