Quick Questions With My Dark Rift

Quick Questions With My Dark Rift

Ironically, it was the opposite of a rift that brought together the members of newly formed Swedish metal outfit My Dark Rift. Together, the five musicians, all veterans in some way on the Swedish music scene, found a safe haven where they could feel relaxed, have fun and ventilate all the creativity that wouldn’t fit into their respective other musical endeavours.

The band consists of vocalist David Sundbom (ex-Skiller), guitarists Kristoffer Folin (Plan Three) and David Szücs (Degradead), bassist Mattias Lekborn (Furiam) and drummer Kenneth Holborn (ex-Degradead). With all members sharing a common love for hard rock and metal, there is room for both a nostalgic nod towards the thrash era of the 80s as well as the melodic death scene of more modern times.

But that will only get you so far in describing the music as there are no rules or boundaries as to what elements are welcome in the mix. Keen ears are sure to pick up other influences too such as the gloominess of doom and goth, the heaviness of stoner and sludge and even that catchy and melodic northern magic that can only be described as “that Swedish sound” that has given birth to success stories ranging from ABBA to Ghost.

Taking their name from the astronomical phenomenon known as the Great Rift (or sometimes the Dark Rift) the idea was to point out the connection between both the intimate scars that we carry in our human souls as well as the vastness of the rifts that runs straight through our galaxy.

My Dark Rift Interview

1. Who inspired you to start playing?

Hi, David here from My Dark Rift.

When I first found my interest for music I listened a lot to 50s rock n roll like Chuck Berry, Then I bought my first electric guitar, a Stratocaster copy and started to listen to Iron Maiden, and Metallica so pretty much they were the ones who inspired me to start playing.

2. Which piece of equipment couldn’t you live without?

An electric guitar of any kind, but I prefer to play on my Jackson Dominion or Randy Rhoads RR5.

3. What’s your favourite album of the year so far?

To be honest, I haven’t been listening to that much new music lately, I will listening to Slaughter Of The Soul by At The Gates until someone comes up with anything better. 😉

4. If you could have a lesson from anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

Jimi Hendrix! Because it would be awesome to have a lesson from the one who more or less invented electric guitar playing.

5. What is your number one tip for any new player?

Have fun and enjoy playing, do your own thing.

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