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INFLUENCE X: We believe that music can change things! And music is a very important part of all our existence (ENG)

As the band name suggests, the music of Influence X was created under the various and numerous influences of which the most notable are Dream Theater, Symphony X i Pink Floyd. Dominant genre of the band is progressive metal, which, as they say, allows them complete freedom to create modified and unusual music which they love. The band comes from Switzerland, and recently had his first performance in front of the Croatian audience, in Pula with whose audiences are thrilled. In an interview for Croatian Metal and Rock portal we spoke with band members who have introduced us with the band and discovered us their plans for the future ...

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INFLUENCE X: We believe that music can change things! And music is a very important part of all our existence (ENG)

Regards and welcome! For starters I have one standard question. How would you describe your band to our readers? How it all started and what is the meaning behind the name of the band?

We are 5 people with 5 different influences of music. Our music is unushual and very difficult to classify. The deversity of our sound is influenced by many different musicians and genres. In the year 2006 four of the actual members started with the band and singer Ramin joined in 2010. For all of them it was clear that the main genre should be progressiv music but with the possibility to mix with other genres. This fact also appears in the bands name.


Why did you decide for progressive metal and rock genre?

The progressive music gives you the opportunity and chance to create diversified, unusual and variant music. It is freedom!


Tell us about your new album 'Existence', how it was recorded and who was involved in its development?

The album "Existence" was recorded, mixed and mastered in a little studio called FROGLEAPS STUDIOS in Oltedal in the southwest of Norway. We only had 9 days to record the album and another 5 days for the mixing and mastering. Ramin had very good contacts up there and Arvid Tjelta & Leo Moracchioli made a superb job.a real masterpiece!


What are your experiences so far with performances, can you sort out one performance which was special, and one that you'll remember as the worst?

One of the worse gigs was the last gig on our Norway Club Tour. The local soundengineer was a complet desaster and many people left during the concert because it was toooooooo fu.... loud and shitty sound! 

One of the best was our first gig in Pula/Croatia. The crowd was absolutely awsome and outstanding. Even with this very small stage and no monitoring at all we had a brilliant night and it was pure fun to play for those people! 




What do you think of today's metal / rock scene, do you think that today bands can easier achieve significant success or is it quite opposite?

Today`s metal scene contains too much mainstream music. With all the subgenres it is very hard to orientate for a non rock/metal listener. In the world of meaningless pop music metal still is considered as bad. Therefore is very hard to live of it and surely harder to be successful then in the 80ties.


From your current perspective, what would you specify as the main key to success to survive on the scene?

We think you should stay yourself and not copy a successful band. If you try to create a sound that does not sound like any familiar and well known band you might get more attention with quality.not with quantity.


What are the main themes in your songs and who writes them? Where do you find inspiration for them?

The music is composed by all the members of the band. When we write a new song we all work together.The lyrics are written by Ramin. He`s inspirations are very different. He writes about feelings, mother earth, tragedy of humans, war, sex, daily live.whatever crosses his mind and is worthy to be written down.


Do you think that music can affect people and how does it affect you?

As L. v. Beethoven already said: music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy We believe that music can change things! And music is a very important part of all our existence.


In your view, who are three biggest metal band? Which of them have influenced on your work?

The following bands have shourly influenced us and therefore they belong to the best bands ever! DREAM THEATER, SYMPHONY X, PINK FLOYD


What are your best features from the position of the band, what sets you apart from others?

We try to surprise. Our songwriting is a mixture of different elements of different genres. Nothing is forbidden and everything is possible!


What is the general atmosphere at your concerts? What you want to achieve on them and how important is to you to establish contact with the audience?

Well.the atmosphere can be very different from each concert to the next. Sometimes people just stand there end enjoy. They forget their daily live and join us on a musical journey. Sometimes they get very energetic and start jumping around, head banging and free themselves with movement.


You have recently performed in Pula, how did audience accepted you there? Are you planning any other shows in Croatia?

The reaction of the Pula audience was brilliant! We are realy looking forward to come again..that is for sure!!!


Outside the band, what are your main interests?

It depends on the band member. But the following is important to all of us: music, nature, traveling, media and politics.


How much do you agree as a band, do you hang out when you are not performing?

In the fundamental topics we agree. There are many things we all care about and which are very important to us all. We do meet outside of the rehearsal room. We are a little family and we act like on. We go out together and care about each other's problems.


What is your life motto?

Feel free to not expect anything and be wise enough to learn out of everything.


Is there anything you want to say to our readers and future fans?

Free your mind and try to enjoy live without harming your environment.




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Sanja Otočan

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