1. Tell us who you are and where you’re from.
We are four dudes from Sweden that have grown up together. This is not an “audition” kind of band; we are best friends and have been through a lot together.
2. Describe your music.
We grew up listening to bands like Guns N Roses, Millencolin and In Flames; you can hear influences like that in our music. Everybody has their own way of how they experience a band. If one person thinks that we are Metal (or Punk, Pop etc) then I wont argue because that’s the way that person feels. We only make music that comes naturally for us.
3. Tell us how the band formed in three sentences.
We formed A SILENT ESCAPE after putting our previous band to sleep, getting free from our bullshit record label and with the intentions of doing everything exactly how we want.
4. What did you do before you were in a band?
We went to school – or showed up occasionally. We started our first band when we were about 14 or 15 years old.
5. List the first CDs/records each of you bought.
Patrick(Bass,Vocals) -Use your Illusion 2 -Guns n Roses
Nick(Drums) -The black album-Metallica
Joel(Lead guitar,add vocals) -Appetite for destruction- Guns n Roses
Eddie(Guitars)-I heard they suck live!! – NOFX
6. What’s the band up to over the next few months?
We are preparing for the album release, recording two new music videos and doing a couple of shows in Sweden before coming over for a UK tour in late summer!
7. Best item of fan mail you’ve ever received?
We got a mail that stood out from the most we have seen where this kid told us that we were basically the reason he was still alive. He had been through a lot of bad shit and felt a connection to our music wich helped him get through all that. That one will always be with us in our hearts.
8. What music do you have on repeat in the tourbus?
Actually alot of different types of music, Hip Hop, some softer music, but of course a lot of Hardcore and Metal!
9. What gear do you use?
Patrick plays Fender Jazzbass and EBS amps
Joel plays Gibson Les Paul and ENGL amps
Eddie plays PRS and Peavey triple XXX amps
Nick plays Tama Starclassic bubinga elite drumkits
10. What’s your best on-tour story?
After playing a festival somewere in Sweden, we got drunk as pigs and went back to the hotel. Patrick broke into the kitchen and stole a big wedding cake and fell asleep in the corridor. Later the couple (who were actually celebrating their anniversary, not wedding) came back and noticed a sleeping dude covered in their cake. But the best part was when they went into their room, whicj Joel had managed to break into, and was having a good time with a fan! They ran down the stairs and called the hotel staff who threw us out on the street, haha!
11. What do you demand on your rider?
We don’t demand shit. Everywere we have been (USA, UK, Scandinavia, Baltic states) we have booked ourselves, never had a booking agency, and we are happy if the promoters support us with water, food and stuff like that.