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.”
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”
“Music and art can be a place of escape in this time, where ____ (…) we try to create such a space, which people can enter.”
Metallian – the largest French language metal mag – have honored us with our very first foreign print magazine feature! And our name even made it to the front page!
The editors reached out to us for an exciting interview about Hollow Mirror, our music and our creative process. Christian and Sofia goes into detail about the theatrical aspect of our music and the concept behind the stories on our very first album. We also talk about our inspirations and dreams.
Read it in in this September/October issue.
We are featured alongside our heroes of Jinjer, Lacuna Coil, Killswitch Engage and our Mighty Music label mates Tygers of Pan Tang and Blood Red Throne.
Thank you so much for this opportunity!
Besides this interview, Metallian also awarded Hollow Mirror a grand 5/6 stars in their review of our debut album!
Have you entered the theatrical metal experience yet? Have you dared to step into Hollow Mirror? Get a glimpse into our soundscape with our three first singles: Heartchamber – Endings – Distance Three stories of torn fates, bitter hopes, loss, love and unbreakable bonds.
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60 minute radio show with special symphonic metal theme and interview with Ethereal Kingdoms vocalist SOFIA SCHMIDT about the Danish symphonic metal scene, her view on composition in the genre, the band’s recent signing with MIGHTY MUSIC and her unique vocal technique.