After the show at SLAY HOME SLAY SAFE, our vocalist SOFIA had a talk with DEN TUNGE RADIO. Live and raw from the backstage lounge at FORBRÆNDINGEN, we talk about the visual and theatrical elements of Ethereal Kingdoms, how to deal with being a band during a pandemic and what’s next for Ethereal Kingdoms.
A complete universe
How does it feel to play again, but without an audience?
“Being back on stage is like an out of body experience!”– SOFIA SCHMIDT
“A concert is a transformative space, a symbiosis between the audience and the performing artist. Suddenly, I can’t see and feel the audience. It feels like we play more internally with each other in the band like this.”-SOFIA SCHMIDT
KASPER asked about the importance of the visual elements in Ethereal Kingdoms live performances:
“It’s like a complete aesthetic. (…) We have a theatre theme, so we incorporate those elements. We use video backdrops, light design (…) We create a universe you can enter. The music can of course exist on its own. When I watch a concert, I want to see something larger than life. The visuals make the story clearer”-SOFIA
“Music and art can be a place of escape in this time, where ____ (…) we try to create such a space, which people can enter.”– Sofia Schmidt
In 2019, Sofia also visited the studio of DEN TUNGE RADIO for a Symphonic metal special show. Find it in the archives here: