Band Interview: Dark Delirium
Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life bring you an interview with Dark Delirium. A metal band from the grim and stormy west coast of Norway.
1. How did you get started as a band?
The band started in 2020 during the covid pandemic, created by the brothers Simeon Ekse and David Ekse, and their cousin Halvar Moen. Halvar and Simeon played guitar and David was on vocals. The trio released 2 albums in 2021. Right before the release of the second album, Daníel Þorsteinsson joined on bass and Daniel Bryne joined on the drums. After the release of the album, Dark delirium got ready for a tour in Norway. Halfway through the tour the band had to cancel the rest of the concerts due to Davids mental health. He later on quit so the band had to make changes, so Simeon took over the vocals, Leaving the guitar. Due to having little time on his hands for the band and because of creative differences, Bryne left the band soon after. Even though we lost two, we did take in Christian André Rødfjell to feature on 2 songs on our upcoming album with clean vocals and he is a marvellous lyricist. Dark Delirium is now talking to a possible new drummer and are starting to search for a new guitar player to replace Simeons former role.
2. How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is very grand! It is wide if you understand what i mean. Our music rely a lot on hard and groovy riffs while we at the same time use a lot of orchestra to make the sound feel more epic and grand. Our vocals is very harsh, but with melody to it.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
Definitely Lamb of God, In Flames, Cradle of Filth and Slipknot!
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
I think it has helped. We are currently in between touring due to band members leaving. I think that before, it would have meant that we would have to put the music on pause, but now that youtube etc are out, we can continue to work on projects, videos and new songs without any issue.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
We change hobbies around a lot. We had a period where we were out fishing constantly. But as of right now its mostly gaming, exercise or being with the family. We all practice a lot, so we don’t spent a lot of time on our hobbies outside music.
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
We are planning a short Germany tour in 2023 as well as several concerts around Norway for 2023 including some festivals.
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