Interview with Tonic Breed


Tonic Breed is a Heavy/Thrash/Groove Metal band from Sarpsborg, Norway, and started playing together as a band in the spring of 2007.  Original members include:

 

Daniel Pettersen (Drums)

Rudi Golimo (Bass)

Patrik Svendsen (Vocals/Rythm guitar)

Bjørn Myhren (Lead guitar — Anders Bekken played lead guitar for a year in 2010 due to Bjørn serving time in the Norwegian Army)

 

In 2009, Tonic Breed won a live contest, which included nearly 50 bands.  First prize was the chance to make a full CD recording.  Taking advantage of this prize, the band recorded their debut album On The Brink Of Destruction, which was released independently in November 2010.  It can be downloaded digitally via Spotify, iTunes, etc., and the physical version is available via cdBaby.com.  Tonic Breed also recently signed a deal with “Indie Distribution,” which will make the album available in Norway in November 2011!

 

Check out more about Tonic Breed by visiting:  www.TonicBreed.com and www.facebook.com/tonicbreed.

 

 

Tonic Breed had the following to say to Metal Express Radio …


MER:

How did you come up with the band name?

 

TONIC BREED:

The day after a party our lead guitarist found a note in his pocket only containing the words “Tonic Breed”.  We needed a name, so why not!?

MER:

What are 3 bands that you feel were most influential to your band, and why?

 

TONIC BREED:

Metallica, Pantera, and KISS. These bands were our influences from an early age, and still are our continuing sources of inspiration.

MER:

What are the 5 best Metal/Hard Rock albums of all times, and why?

 

TONIC BREED:

Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath) — Kings of darkness.

Led Zeppelin II (Led Zeppelin) — Because this band just deserve to appear on such list.

80’s Metallica — How could we choose only one?  No need to explain why.

Pantera’s last 5 albums – Yeah, right, same problem.

Crack The Skye (Mastodon) – This album makes our drummer jizz his pants!

MER:

What is the best concert you’ve ever attended, and why?

 

TONIC BREED:

Don’t remember, we’ve always been drunk!

MER:

What was the most memorable gig your band ever played, and why?

 

TONIC BREED:

Once in Hallingdal, Norway, Rudi disappeared just before entering the stage. Half an hour later Rudi was found hanging upside down in a tree, NAKED.  Turned out some of the bikers had pulled a prank.  He got his bermuda shorts back due the fact that he refuse to play without them!

MER:
What is the craziest thing any member of your band has ever done for the sake of Metal/
Hard Rock?

 

TONIC BREED:

Always getting drunk before concerts for the maximum experience.

MER:
If your band was appointed Rulers of the Metal World, what is the first law you’d make?

 

TONIC BREED:

Get rid of all the money-sucking sharks in the music industry, and allow more new bands to get the chance to reach their goal.

MER:

If you could tour with any band, who would that be, and why?

 

TONIC BREED:

Rammstein, because we would like to challenge their pyro-technics.

MER:

What do you think your fans and the music industry will say about your band in 10
years?

 

TONIC BREED:

This was the band that brought ’80s Metal into the 21st century.

MER:
If you could have any wish fulfilled for the band, what would it be?

 

TONIC BREED:

To one day be able to go on a World Tour.

 

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