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PERPETUAL ETUDE | Inner thoughts and Feelings Turned to Music

The guitar heroism of the 80-s is back! Perpetual Etude was formed in 2019 by Magnus Mild with the sole goal to bring back the best of the heavy metal of the 80’s. Influenced by the genre when growing up, Magnus teamed up with members from NorthTale, Dionysys, Nation, Shadowquest as well as Göran Edman on “Sail Away” to complete the vision. The result is the best of a whole decade in the astounding debut “Now Is The Time”, an album filled with blazing guitar riffs, keyboard solos and catchy choruses.

Metal Digest had a chat with the band about determination, nostalgia and the future of the band.

Welcome to Metal Digest!

Your music is original, familiar and nostalgic at the same time. What a unique amalgam of elements! Is there a specific environment or material that’s integral to your work?

Thank you so much! I’m always affected by how I feel in the moment. If I am happy or sad and so on.

It makes it a whole lot easier to write music if you listen to your inner thoughts or feelings. 

Would you say you have an existing fan base?

No, not really. It’s a brand new band, so it’s been hard work from the start. If you want to take it somewhere, there’s always a lot of work as well as a lot of fun. Mostly fun!

Please tell us how you’ve developed your music career so far.

Since the start of my little career, there’s been a lot of bands and constellations. I think it’s the same thing for most of us in this business. It’s a long way to the top, if you ever reach it. Maybe someday! But what drives me the most is that I love to write songs and play guitar. So, if people like your music it’s absolutely awesome. It’s a bonus.

Some of the bands I’ve played with are Majestic Dimension and Major Instinct. Later on, I joined Air Raid and Gathering of Kings.

Then, in 2019, I started up Perpetual Etude. So for the moment it’s these three bands I play with. Air Raid, Gathering of Kings and Perpetual Etude. It’s feels really good. I love all three bands!

‘Now is the Time’ reflects your determination to make this project happen and turn the music you had in your head into a brilliant album. What advice would you give to all those musicians who are stuck with a bunch of ideas and can’t seem to materialize the project?

very much!

I’ve been in the same situation many years, myself. Been thinking too much. Would this be enough? Will people like it? Nowadays, I listen more to myself.

I like it, it’s fun to play and so on. And I think that’s what music is about: write music that you like yourself. Don’t overthink it too much. There will always be some people who don’t like it anyway, hehe.

What does this album say about the culture in which it was produced? Are we nostalgic? Do we need a familiar sound to soothe our souls? Are we afraid of change?

For me, it was because I love this genre of music. It came out naturally from the heart to my fingertips. From the very start I never planned something like “Now I’m going to write something that sounds like this or that”. I like reverb and dynamics in music. A lot of melodies and solos.

Do your other interests influence your music?

Yes, I love to draw and paint. And that is also something that is very affected by what you’re going through. It’s like therapy to create. It doesn’t matter if it’s good or bad things you’re affected by.

Let’s predict the future. What do the next five years look like in your life as a musician?

I hope that there will be a huge lot of gigs! I will write much more music and, of course, buy more Strats hehe.

Thank you for the wonderful interview.

Thank you for really good questions!!

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