Icos. Estes senhores andam algures entre o doom metal, o sludge e o punk-rock. E são bons no que fazem. Troquei umas palavras com Oskar, um dos vocalistas/guitarristas deste quarteto sueco, para saber como vão as coisas lá no norte.
Pereira- Please introduce yourself and explain, to those who dont know, what Icos is all about.
Oskar - We are a band from Gothenburg, Sweden.We got together as a band in 2001 with the vague intention of doing something different compared to our previous bands. Slower, darker and more emotionaly challenging was the leading words at that time and that's still the leading star until this day.
At this point the band-mebers are:
Erik - Guitars & Vocals
Oskar - Guitars & Vocals
Martin - Bass
Erik - Drums (2001-2008)
P - What is the origin of the name, "Icos" ?
P - How is 2009 going for you guys?
P -About the line up change. What happened?
We had been in this band for 8 years and shared the same visions and dreams. At one point we just realized that our visions had drifted to far apart to continue this mission together.
P - What are your plans for the near future? Do you have any tour planned?
P - When can we expect a new release from you guys?
P - You played in Portugal last year. How was it? When can we expect you back?
P- Can you share with us your best and worst memories from the road?
P - What happened to your plans to release an album with the british crust/sludge band Fall of Efrafa ? It is still going to be released?
P - What are the concepts and messages behind your albums?
P- What are your influences when writing a song?
Every great tune and every intense emotion.
P - Sweden is a country well known for its ecletic and important extreme music scene. What do you think of it ; is it easy for a band like Icos to survive in Sweden?
P- What have you been listening lately ?
Kylesa - new album
Mastodon - new album
Bob Marley - Survival
And the all-time favorites:
Melvins - everything
Earth - everything
Neurosis - last 6 albums