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Kollaps: I think you should see this before I’m dead or in jail…

Welcome to Metal Digest!

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

I think you should see it before I’m dead or in jail.

What’s your latest project and what are you working on right now?

Kollaps is always my main focus. We’re about to release a new record called Until The Day I Die which will be out via Cold Spring Records on June 24.

How do you want people to feel when they listen to your music?

I mean I don’t have a singular aim here; I suppose I want them to feel moved in some way whether that be positive or negative. I’ve been told a lot that Kollaps brings on a kind of existential dread; which I think means the intention translates well because quite often I’m thinking about the existential predicament while writing or thinking about music and it is something that I’m kind of mentally preoccupied with.

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

I say this a lot to people but actually I am not such a big fan of music. I enjoy writing music but I’m not such an avid listener of music nor am I very knowledgeable about who has done what… I don’t think it was actually musical acts that put me on this path in life so much as it was the events in my personal life that granted me this odd compulsion to be a “musician”. I use the term loosely as I’m completely untrained.

If you had to flee the country as a band, where would you choose to live?


What’s the ‘wow factor’ that makes YOU decide which songs to keep, record and release?

So I usually work towards an emotional response when I’m working on music and try to have the music resonate with those feelings as strongly as possible; I do not really respond or find it noteworthy if something simply sounds slick, or complicated, or if the chords are unusual. I’m mostly searching for any combination of sounds that I find inspiring or moving.

What’s the most hilarious band memory you can think of?

Driving down an autobahn in Germany at over 200kmph while shoveling methamphetamines into the tour manager’s nose.

What would be the title of the band’s biography?

“The Act of Dying”.

What’s the next milestone you’d like to achieve as a band?

I would like us to tour in the United States.

Until we meet again,


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