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                                                                                                          Trumbiten  Interview 18/08/21

MM: Can you tell us about your Band and whos your biggest influences


My name is Tommy and I play the drums and write lyrics. My son Adam play the bass and together we form the metal duo “Trumbiten” from the city of Luleå (population 77 000), part of Norrbotten County (population 250 000+) in northern part ofSweden. Geographically, Luleå is not far from the Arctic Circle (approx. 75 miles or 120 km).

We started to play together, 5 years ago, just for fun and without any further plans. We are both into the metal genre and we started to play and experiment with parts of classic heavy metal songs with cool drumbeats and cool guitar riffs, e.g. Metallica, Ghost etc.

In the beginning, I played the drums and mixed/mastered our tracks and my son took care of the guitar and bass tracks. Soon, we started to experiment and record instrumental covers and wanted to share our music with family and friends. The idea of starting a YouTube-channel came up 2018 and at the same time we agreed on the name “Trumbiten”. We started the YouTube-channel early 2019 and uploaded different instrumental covers followed by our first cover on streaming media early 2020.

It was fun to play instrumental covers, but we wanted to develop our music further and decided to find someone that could add vocals. So, one idea was to add female vocals to cool covers such as Ghost-He is etc. So, I turned to SoundBetter and connected to different session musicians, which resulted in our first original song, with own lyrics, that was released September 2020, “Fear Me”.

And, now we are about to release our first original EP with three songs…This is really awesome and was never on our minds only 2 years ago.


MM: Where do you draw your inspirations and ideas from 

My interest for the Metal genre got a real kick when I heard Metallica’s track “Whiplash” on the radio first time, I think mid 1984, …after that I was fully into heavy metal.

Bands like Ghost, Dissection, Metallica (Lars Ulrich, since he is a great inspiration for me as a drummer).

MM: What would you say is your Bands favourite song ?


It is the “Fear Me” single that we released September 2020.

Also, Metallica’s Sad but true is a favourite cuz we have played it many times when we started to play together. Another favourite is Ghost-He is which we recorded with a female vocalist 


MM: Plans tour and festival wise for  2021


No, such plans


MM: What can we expect from you guys live


We are newcomers and are in phase where we want to create music and at the moment we focus on studio work


MM: What do you like best and worst about touring


We have never toured


MM: Which three Bands would be your ultimate touring buddies


Ghost, Metallica and Amaranthe


MM: What's the most memorable concert you've been to (other than your own) and why 


MM: What do you feel has been your biggest accomplishment so far with 


We are really proud of first single and the upcoming album (May 14th)


MM: Which are your Two favourite Albums of all time


One album that has played an important role for the metal duo Trumbiten is Metallica’s Black Album as it has been one album that we had as inspiration when we started to play together.

Another album that has played an important role for us is Ghost-Meloria and that is the first cover that we recorded with vocals.


MM: Can you remember the first time you ever played live and how it felt to have people watching you?


MM: Growing up which Bands posters did you have on your bedroom wall.




MM: Who do you think influenced the world of Metal / Rock more than any other person


One of my favourites is John Bonham (as I’m a drummer) and Led Zeppelin



MM : What's the most important thing to the band right now?


The release of our album May 14th and the plan for a second album during the fall


MM: If you could do a cover of any song which one would it be and why?


We would like to re-do the He is cover


MM: Tell us why we should buy and listen to your Band


We are a newcomer and a duo and we need to be creative both in ways of working (how to go from idea to a final product) by working with professional musicians globally and to finding a theme, touch and tone that might appeal to new listeners.

Hopefully you’ll find some value in the lyrics and get energy from the groove


MM: Four words to describe your Band


Energy, Groove, Innovation, Collaboration


MM: Final Words for your fans and our readers


Follow your dreams, listen to your emotions and keep rockin’


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