As the band Black Ink River releases their debut album, I got the chance to talk to the band after their in store appearance in Västerås
WHERE DID YOU COME UP WITH THE BAND NAME?
“Well, every band would have Black or River in it, so we figured that those two words was key words and Ink just suited good I think” says Daniel Wahlström(vocals). If you google our other bands Wolf and Vicious you get so many hits, but we googled Black Ink River and couldn´t see any other band with that name.
We come from completely different sides of rock. From blues to death metal and traditional hard rock, and if you mix that together you get Black Ink River… Very unpretentious, the band is about having fun.
It was important to us that it wasn´t too modern, as analogue as it could be. Daniel says that he´s a bit tired of the new modern overproduced sound of today. We were looking for more organic sound
EXPECTATIONS FOR THE FUTURE?
It feels great just to have a physical copy of something we´ve worked with for about 2 years. Now we want to go out and play live. Hopefully we can hook up with some good booking company. Our record label GMR is very supportive of us, and that is a good thing. Of course we want to play festivals this coming summer. But if you read this and knows about any good rock clubs feel free to contact us or those who run your favourite rock club that we really want to play for you.
WHAT´S THE LYRICS ABOUT?
The usual stuff; religion, social criticism. And to go with your guts!
With that i thank Daniel and the guys for the short interview and hope to see you all soon