readers in short the history of 'Sea' and a brief presentation
of the members in the band?
band consists of two pairs of childhood
friends, from two different Danish
islands. Anders Brink (Vocals, guitar)
and Maico Thyge (bas) from Bornholm -
Anders Kargaard (guitar) and Jonas
Bangstrup (drums) from Amager. We all
shared a common passion for the heavy
of the past and a frustration over the
general state of current commercial
music. So we buried ourselves in a dark
and smoky basement in Copenhagen and
soon here after SEA saw the light of day
for the first time.
Who is the main
songwriter? Or how is the writing
divided in ‘Sea’??
like the opening track ‘Sorry To Be
Sane’. Can you tell us more about that
the early days of the band, lead singer
Anders Brink wrote most of the songs and
lyrics. He still writes the lyrics, but
lately we’ve been working a lot more
with songwriting collectively while
jamming in our rehearsal room. Often we
find that the results are better when we
discuss the songs together and tell what
we like and just as important, what we
don’t like. With four large artist egos,
this can sometimes be quite an
exhausting and tense process, but the
results are well worth it.
How media has
responded to 'Sea' so far?
well. We’ve gotten a lot of good reviews and
comments from people in the business. It’s a
special feeling to hear some of our own
musical inspirations compliment our music.
Michael Denner (Mercyful Fate) is
“Sea can be the next big thing. Strong,
powerful and melodic, with a 70’s vibe and a
singer similar to our heroes from the Deep
Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake era”
Here are a few review examples:
Scream (Norway) (5/6)
Classic Rock Magazine (Germany) (7/10)
Calles Rockcorner (5/6)
Revolution Inc. (4/6)
is definitely one of our favorite songs
as well, so thanks. It evolved around
the main riff and the idea of
integrating a cow bell. The lyrics are
kind of a ironic take one the general
notion that rock musicians need to have
a screwed up childhood and abuse
problems in order to be successful.
nice track ‘Battle To Be Seen’ is also a
favorite song, what can you tell us
about that tune?
one of the last songs we
recording the album. The
song is a bit more up
tempo and we tried to
bring out the harmonized
guitars as a main
'Eyes of Sedona'
is one of the top songs on
the album. Can you tell us
something specific about the
work with that track ?
This is actually
one of our oldest songs. We
started working on it a couple
of years ago and it’s been
re-arranged a few times. So the
final version on the record kind
of reflects our evolution in the
Are there any other
tracks that means something
extraordinary or mean anything
unique and special for you on
hard for us to choose favorites because
we’ve put so much energy into all of the
music. There are definitely some
different memories tied to all of the
songs. “Another Song to Sing” was the
first song that all four of us wrote
together. In “Cry” the harmonized
guitars and solos get to shine and “Ride
On” is kind of a feel good favorite in
PoM: How does the
future look for SEA? Are there any
shows planned in or outside Denmark?
best thing that we can do right now, is to
get out there and play our music for as
many people as possible. We are now
playing a number of concerts all over
Denmark and we’re also planning some
Which bands or
persons has been the biggest musical
inspiration for Sea??
we listen to a very large variety of
bands and far from all of these
influences are obvious in our music.
It’s obvious that we love 70’s and 80’s
rock and heavy. So bands like Sabbath,
Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Purple, Metallica,
Pantera and so on, have of course been
an inspiration to us. But actually we’re
equally inspired by bands like The
Beatles, CCR, ZZ top and many other
rock, blues, soul and pop bands. We’ve
never written a song to make it sound
like a certain band or a certain genre.
We know that when the four of us in the
band come together, it has a certain
sound and energy. So from that we try to
make the best songs that we can. We find
that the most important thing in
songwriting is good melodies that people
will remember, even in the case of
metal. If that melody comes in the form
of a chorus, a vocal line, a solo or
simply a great riff, doesn’t matter. So
if you have to find one comparison
between all our influences, it is that
they all know how to work great melodies
into their music.
Please tell us
something about the nice artwork - who
made it and is it important to you
with a cool artwork?
logo, inspired by the incident nordic
symbol "Valknud" - a symbol consisting of
three interlocked triangles, not only ties
connection to the history of the band's
home land but the name of the band as well
We designed the artwork ourselves and we
had our guitar tech extraordinaire Bjørn
”Titson” Patterson to do the all the work
for us. So we owe him a lot of free beers
and groupies for him.
Thanks a lot for
your time and good luck. Do you have
any last words to our readers on
lot for the good review and we hope to see
you all out there soon.