This week I would like to introduce you to Danish hard rock band The KillerHertz. Read on to find out their creative style, their dream festivals to perform and their ultimate bands to warm up with.
Band Name: The KillerHertz
Members: Thomas Trold (vocals & guitar), Kent KillerHertz (drums), Jonas Roxx (lead guitar) & Jakob Bo Nielsen (Bass)
Genre: Hard Rock
Founded: March 2011
Originated From: Kastrup outside Copenhagen in Denmark
Discography: Killer Anthem (2014), Mirrors Portrait (2017) &
Innocent Sinners (2020)
How would you describe your music?
As Rock Lifestyle describe us: “The KillerHertz is like Volbeat had a baby with Megadeth”.
What is your musical creative process like?
Thomas Trold writes all lyrics himself and most of the writings is actually done at home, and in the rehearsal-room. The lyrics has a wide life expression, containing personally experiences, crisis, broken relationships, people in general, who we are and so on. Death, life and love are mainly the subjects through our songs, which most people can relate to. But whatever comes to mind and perhaps depending on which emotional stage we’re in.
But the whole process is mostly done by Thomas Trold who has an idea and we´ll then start adding some drums to it and see how that works. Afterwards we would be adding all other instruments and giving everybody their opinion to the process. We have known each other for quite some time, so we have got a wider understanding towards each other, and all members tend to be on the same page in process of making music.
How did the band form?
We were childhood friends who have had a break from the music scene due to family and kids. We came from different bands, such as Saturnus, Pitch Black and Morbid Vision, meaning we mostly played trash and death metal. But after a few years break, we were eager to start a band together – and in the rock genre instead.
There are only two members left from the starting period, Thomas Trold and Kent KillerHertz. The two new spots are now filled in with Jonas Roxx on lead guitar and Jakob Nielsen on bass.
How did you come up with your band name?
Back in 2011 Thomas Trold and a former member Tais came up with the name one night, after been searching for a suitable name through different types of media. They came across The KillerHertz and we all thought it sounded great.
Who influenced you within the music industry?
There´s a ton of bands, but mostly classic bands from the 70´s, 80´s and 90´s, such as Megadeth, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Motley, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Merciful Fate etc. – the era of that time has had a significant influence on all of us, some of the best metal albums are made in that period.
Have you performed live much and what was your favourite gig to play at?
We live just outside Copenhagen – and there’s a lot of different kinds of venues, from small underground stages to the bigger venues – think we have played at least ten or twenty different places just in Copenhagen. We haven’t got a favourite venue, because there is so many out there that we haven’t tried out, but a future venue could definitely be a Roskilde Festival or a Copenhell festival – A big outdoor venue with lots people would always be a favourite place to perform.
What is the best thing about being in a band?
Well the creative part of the process in making music, playing live and getting the recognition for your work as a musician are some of best things playing in a band.
What’s the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far as a musician(s)?
The promotion part…. that’s the hardest part, because we are really bad at it.
What plans have you got coming up this year?
We have an EP-album release the 29th May called Innocent Sinners, and we are producing music videos at the moment – with four video releases within a month and a half of each other, which means releases in January, March, May and June this year.
What is your ultimate dream as a band?
A warmup gig for Metallica, Motley or Megadeth perhaps.
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