Interview with Mindwake
ROGUE PR (VIMH): Hi guys, congrats on your new album B-52. What is the significance of naming an album after B-52 name?
MINDWAKE: We name this album because of 2 reasons, the first one is because this album is heavy as the world war plane named b-52 and the second one is because b-52 are a kind of spliff you have to roll in like 1m of paper and you could put like 8g of weed in it.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): What do the lyrics talk about? Which are your major lyrics’ influences?
MINDWAKE: Most of our lyrics are based in the way that we could saw the actual world that we live in and we ask ourselves a lot of questions about that.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): Which are those elements that separate your new album from your previous albums?
MINDWAKE: This one is the first that we actually release but as the next one is almost ready, i can tell that the next one will be more like something to wake everyone's minds.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): How would you characterize “B-52” and what are your expectations from the new album?
MINDWAKE: B-52 is an album that we put a lot of effort in and we takes a lot of time to release because we wanted it to be perfect, now our styles have changed, our vision of the world too, we have to let the world know about this.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): How’s the fans’ reactions been to the new songs on your live shows so far?
MINDWAKE: Most of the people are really enjoying our new songs, the riffs are so brutal and heavy that no one has ever seen this before, the next one will be more modern but a lot more violent, heavy, brutal you’ll have to see us live to know what i’m talking about.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): Do you prefer to be on the road or on the studio writing and recording?
MINDWAKE: Definitely on the road, visiting new places, meeting awesome people, party every night, there’s no other experience in life like touring and this is what we all wanted to do since we’re little kids. Being able to do this is a dream for all of us.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): How did you come up with the name Mindwake initially?
MINDWAKE: In the first place the name “Mindwake” has been found when our drummer high AF said that our lyrics are something that could wake everyone’s mind, so, here we are, Mindwake.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): How would you describe your music style to someone that hasn’t heard of you before?
MINDWAKE: That's something that mix nu metal , deathcore, hardcore even slam but we tried to make it right and for now we are proud of what we’re doing.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): Which do you consider to be the best male & female vocalist in metal history?
MINDWAKE: hard question here, personally i’ll choose Tom Barber from Chelsea Grin, no real technical aspect, just i like what he does and that’s it
ROGUE PR (VIMH): Which is the record you wish you had written and why?
MINDWAKE: As the last question i’ll answer from a personal point of view, for me the best record in the meanings of the lyrics and the riffs is Holy War by Thy art is murder.
ROGUE PR (VIMH): Were you obliged to give just one album to extraterrestrials that would represent the whole human music, which album would it be and from which band/artist?
MINDWAKE: I surely give “disorder” by Ai(d), why ? why not ?
ROGUE PR (VIMH): If you had the chance to travel in time… where would you choose to go? To the past or the future and why?
MINDWAKE: I’ll definitely choose a time where touring is allowed, because i miss this so bad at the moment, every morning when i wake up, i hope that we could be back on tour and then i realise that we can’t and all my day is ruined from this moment to the time i get back to bed. That a pretty fucked up life for us right now.