My Dark Rift Chatters About New Music and Much, Much More!

Swedish metallers MY DARK RIFT have an all new single out and about, with even more newer music on the way! But that's not all, with releasing more music, playing live shows and the like, they want to evolve into an even further type of act, that becomes something epic and unstoppable! Discover how the band goes into chatter about all of this and more.

1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

We are a newly formed five-piece metal band from Stockholm, Sweden. Some of us played together in other bands before we formed My Dark Rift. This band actually started out as a ”fun side project” before it evolved into what it is today. We decided to go all-in when we realized that the songs we created actually kicked some serious ass.

The band consists of vocalist David Sundbom (ex-Skiller), guitarists Kristoffer Folin (Plan Three) and David Szücs (Degradead), bassist Mattias Lekborn (Furiam) and drummer Kenneth Holborn (ex-Degradead).

All songs are written by all of us together and later recorded, mixed and produced by our guitarist Kristoffer Folin at Purple Skull Music (Bad Wolves, Sonic Syndicate, Degradead, Ryan Roxie).

2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?

The name My Dark Rift came from the astronomical phenomenon known as the Great Rift (or sometimes the Dark Rift) the idea was to point out the connection between both the intimate scars that we carry in our human souls as well as the vastness of the rifts that runs straight through our galaxy. So there’s a deeper meaning behind the name AND it sounds pretty wicked.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We are based out of Stockholm, Sweden, and the metal scene here is on fire. We have so many cool metal and hard rock bands over here - Amon Amarth, Candlemass, Dark Funeral, Degradead, Entombed, Katatonia, Therion and Tiamat to name a few..

4. How would you describe your style?

It’s definitely some kind of metal, but we try our best not to limit ourselves to any specific sub-genre. We like to take bits and pieces from all heavier genres and stitch them together into new catchy little monsters.

5. What have you released so far and what can someone expect from your works?

We released our debut single "Make Me Stronger" earlier this year (February 22) and it was a real success - We got over 70.000 spins on Spotify in less than two months, and it placed #1 on the Swedish iTunes "All Genres" Chart. So that was really awesome!

We recently released our second single "Devil’s Thunder", and we are promoting it as hard as we can right now. You should check it out in case you missed it!

6. Do you have any new music in the works?

Absolutely! Our third single will be released later this summer, followed by an EP in September. So we have many great things coming your way!

7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?

Yes, we will start playing shows after the summer. Right now our main focus is to release and promote kick-ass music so that people will actually get interested and come to see us play live. That’s the evil genius plan.

8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?

We plan to write and release more songs, start playing live shows, and hopefully evolve even further into something epic and unstoppable. We’re not in a hurry, so we can grow in a slow and steady pace.

9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find our music on all popular music streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Deezer. We will also start selling a limited edition EP once it’s released later this year. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for release dates and pre-order information.

10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The way they smiled when they realized that they just heard the most epic shit ever made. :)

Ok, let’s get a little more serious.. We’d like our listeners to appreciate that we’re not afraid to explore different nuances within the metal and hard rock arena. Every new song we release will be slightly different, from a genre perspective, and we hope that our listeners will enjoy that.

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