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Statement’s Top 5

Denmark’s Statement continues its musical development with a higher range of flashy melodies and heavy metal elements.

They recently released “Dreams From The Darkest Side”.
A heavy rock album that clearly expresses the band’s personality and unity. Based on the Statement’s recognizable cosmos, ”Dreams From The Darkest Side” carries the group further into the facets of metal.

This is Statement’s Top 5.

TOP 5 pieces of equipment that every musician must own.

  1. A must for us that we haven’t got yet is our own van. That should be a must for every musician – being able to always bring your equipment easily.
  2. Instruments/Microphones in plural. Having more than one of each thing you use are essential to us in Statement. We also bring backup instruments and microphones to everything, you’ll never know when your gear is backstabbing you.
  3. In-ear monitors! Most likely the most important equipment for a live band that does not stand still!
  4. A good and positive vibe. Own yourself and others and treat everyone like you want to be treated yourself.
  5. Good cables and many of them – use the best cable possible. They last longer and sound better. It is worth the money.  

TOP 5 pieces of advice NOT to follow, to make it in the music industry.

  1. Not taking chances/risks. Do so, and if it fails, use it to be smarter and learn from it.
  2. Not to compromise. Never let anyone compromise anything that you put your name into. If you are not proud or excited to do stuff, reconsider if you compromised in the process.
  3. Not to listen to your bandmates. You are in this together!
  4. Prepay “agents” for booking, promotion etc. is something you can burn your fingers on. Be aware and if possible do a background check every time you make an agreement.
  5. To quit because it gets tough. It will be tough. No matter what you do you will experience this during your career. Instead of quitting reconsider and change what is necessary to change.

TOP 5 clicks on your playlist. What are you currently listening to, on repeat?

  1. Lamb of god – Memento Mori – a killer song that gets my speakers to the max every single time
  2. Ghost Iris – The Rat and the Snake – Danish band that f***ing bangs and deserves way more credit
  3. Gojira – Gift of Guilt – a classic from the Frenchmen that I never get tired off
  4. Metallica – Moth into Flame – gets me in the mood every morning
  5. Slayer – Jihad – do I even need to explain? 😉  

TOP 5 adventures you’ve been on with the band.

  1. Force of Life headliner tour in the UK was one of the biggest experiences of my life. Three weeks of touring as a headliner was something special!
  2. Supporting  Diamond Head on their European tour was also adventurous. It was our first big tour and we were so excited to go with a bunch of legends – and they were great lads!
  3. Supporting Michael Schenker Group on their 50-year anniversary tour in Oslo and Stockholm!
  4. Every time we are going into songwriting all the way to releasing an album. Damn, that is good fun!
  5. Our release show for “Dreams From The Darkest Side” was something for the books. We build a gigantic drum podium, had 8 flames on stage, fireworks, motorcycle, confetti and all of our fans, family and crew there. That’s a gig I will never forget!

TOP 5 ways in which your band is awesome.

  1. We play because we love it. Success in the second row. We do this because we cannot live without it.
  2. We create and play the music style we like.
  3. We are down to earth and love to say hello and meet people everywhere we go.
  4. Not afraid to joke around with each other on stage, in the studio or in the rehearsal room.
  5. We don’t do it for the money!  


Jannick Brochdorf

Singer of Danish heavy rockers STATEMENT!

Jannick Brochdorf – vocals
Niels Alex Larsen – lead guitars, backing vocals 
Lars Ulrik Le Fevre – guitars, backing vocals 
Martin Poulsen – bass
Daniel Nielsen – drums 


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