Games, Brrraaains & A Head Banging Life are pleased to bring you an interview with Anders L. Rasmussen. Vocalist and guitarist of heavy metal band, Ohmwork.
1. How did you get started as a band?
I got tired of being in bands with no dreams and goals. The same day I broke up the old band I got in touch with the best drummer in town. Luckily, he was up for the task. Then we got hold of a really good bass player the drummer knew of. Like so many other bands before and after us we met up for a jam to just see if things clicked. Then we made big plans of an album release and world domination!
2. How would you describe your sound?
It’s mainly what you would call heavy metal but with some classic rock from the ’70 and nwobhm from early ‘80 thrown in and some prog elements here and there. Hopefully we have a ‘Ohmwork sound’, but that’s up for the listeners to decide.
3. What bands/artists would you say have influenced your style of music?
A whole lot of bands! All three of us are influenced by hundreds of bands. Black Sabbath is one of them for sure, Rush another one.
4. Has the rise of YouTube & music streaming helped or hindered you as a band?
From a perspective of getting noticed, building your audience, getting more fans. Yes! To get rich. No! All in all, I think it’s a good thing. It’s an easy way to reach out to your fans. The problem as it stands today is that everyone can release music.
5. What do you enjoy doing when you’re not making music?
Probably watching Netflix or reading a book or listening to a podcast or something similar. More or less spending time at home with my family. Occasionally out for a run. Drinking beer at the weekend is also a good way to burn some time And I have a job as a teacher (where the real money comes from because I enjoy paying my bills in order to have a place to live and a car to drive).
6. What are your future plans musically? Tours?
August 27th, we release our fifth album Pareidolia. A tour in September-October. We have even started working on new songs that will be released next year hopefully.