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Sunrunner | Questions on the Go

We got to ask Sunrunner a few questions on the go.

Welcome to Metal Digest!

Thank you!

Please describe the band in a single sentence.

Classic heavy metal with some prog rock elements and finished with a live, raw production.

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

We are getting some images together for the lyric video. Sorting out the leftover material from the ‘Sacred Arts of Navigation’ sessions to be released as b-sides for the upcoming e.p. But most importantly, we are looking for a new booking agent to work with to tour Europe and the U.S.

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

Love, Positivity, enlightenment mixed with a musical journey of adventure and discovery, but with an overall sense of rock n roll fun times. That’s what I feel when I listen to my favorite bands. I mean, I love the dark and scary metal stuff. But there is so much of it now. It’s like who can be the most evil? That is not for us at all. I want to bring back the positive metal feelings from the seventies and eighties. Aggressive and positive equals powerful!

Major influences: Who put you on this path?

My father was the first. He was in a rock band in the seventies called Seth (no relation to the current day metal band). They played original music, and were into Sabbath, Rush, Yes, King Crimson, Zeppelin, Purple, Rainbow… all the heaviest stuff at the time. I had all my dad’s Sabbath records recorded onto cassette so I could listen to it on my walkman at all times. Eventually Metallica released the video for ‘One’. That blew me away. From there I started picking up random metal tapes based on the covers. I ended up with Helloween, Candlemass and Forbidden because of it. It was all over from there. So it has been a constant train of discovering music, but I would have to say my father started the path for me.

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

Great question. But I am not telling you my secret spot hahaha! Actually, I don’t know the answer to that. But if I did, I would tell nobody! It would have to be a pretty bad situation though. The U.S. is a great country. Although, I can see some cracks on the wall. Hopefully they are repairable!

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

It is some sort of music magic. For example, when a melody works so well over a bass line. Or when a key change couldn’t be more perfect. Same goes for a tempo change. So when a song accumulates a bit of magic, it is a keeper. But sometimes these magic hooks are subtle and have to be listened to a few times.

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

Again, I can’t tell you that hehehe! Because the craziest memories involve things that are unspeakable! So the next best hilarious moments are the parties after a show. I can’t think of anything specific. But man, we like to have a good time, ya know! We love to meet people after a show and put back some drinks. There are always lots of hilarious things that happen. But it is more like the evening as a whole is just kinda crazy. You know, laughing, yelling, tackling, kicked out of bars. Things that don’t happen on your typical family outing!

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

Fuck ‘Em All

Or

How the Little Band From Maine Became the Greatest And Sexiest Band In the Galaxy

Or

Buy This Book

Or

Splish Splash

Until we meet again,

Chelf

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