Quarantine Q&A Vol.2 #13: EMERRA

Emerra is an alternative prog/rock Band composed of former and current members of established local bands from the Rheinland area in Germany.


MR: Introduce yourself in 6 words or less.
E: We are Emerra, a prog Metalband.

MR: During the Covid-19 Quarantine, a lot of people spent time doing things they normally wouldn’t have done…did you pick up any new hobbies or learn any new skills?
E: We didn’t specifically pick up new hobbies. But we took the time and went deeper into serious band business and music/video production. Can’t let the Covid-19 ruin our dreams besides denying us from entering a stage.
The most important thing for us was to keep on being creative and at the same time promote our music online.

MR: What do you miss the most about touring?
E: I miss the vibration of the room from the loud bass and the sonic waves in my face. The light show that blinds me and the smell of haze and sweat in my nose. As a person who spends hundreds of euros on tickets for live shows during a regular year I find it extremely unsatisfying enjoying most of my music in a silent manner, alone, without feeling the energy of the fellow participants and the friends in the pit. That counts both for me as an artist and as a guest.

MR: Do you have any Post-Quarantine plans?
E: We have actually blocked this upcoming weekend for our planning session for the next six months. There are music videos planned, single releases and we want to optimize our live show, so that as soon as this crisis is gone we can enter stages without struggle.

MR: Whats one personal item you absolutely can not tour without?
E: Its rather practical, but custom ear-protection and duct tape is for sure my pick on this one.

MR: What are the Top 3 artists you are inspired by?
E: Right now we are heavily inspired by Rabea Massaad, Northlane and our friend and mentor Tyler Smyth.

MR: Any words of wisdom for someone who may draw their inspiration from you?
E: First of all, thank you so much for listening to our music in the first place.
Our advice would be: Be inspired by others but be true to yourself.
Musically this is what we try to put into our music. Comparing yourself to others to much can overwhelm you. There’s so much talent and success in the world, that it’s easy to be scared by it.

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