Interview with bass player Paul Logue, Eden's Curse (November 13th 2008)

Powers of – Please fill in the blanks… who are Eden’s Curse and how did it all start?

Paul Logue – The band consists of Michael Eden (Vocals), Thorsten Koehne (Guitar), Ferdy Doernberg (Keys), Pete Newdeck (Drums) and I on bass. It all started back in January 2006 when Michael and I made contact via a message board. I was a songwriter looking for a singer and he was a singer looking for a new musical venture. The fact he’s in Chicago and me in Scotland didn’t stop us. If there is a will strong enough then there is always a way.

Power of – The album has been out since mid October, what kind of expectations do you have for it?

Paul Logue – Our expectations are always extremely high. We have unwavering faith in our own ability and believe that if we keep doing what we are doing success will truly come our way. We pride ourselves on the quality of our product and pay immense attention to detail in every aspect like artwork and the whole production, because we care. If it looks good and sounds good then it stands a chance of standing out amongst an over crowded scene.

Power of – How has the response been so far?

Paul Logue – The response has been utterly amazing! Sales figures at this stage are hard to pin down, but we sold extremely in Japan in week one and the biggest magazines the world over are coming looking for Eden’s Curse – which says we are doing something right! Long may it continue?

Power of – What would you tell a total stranger, if he asks what kind of music you play?

Paul Logue – Heavy songs with groove and a real emphasis on melodic catchy hooks.

Power of - Who has produced and mixed the album? How does the final result compare to the idea you had going into the studio?

Paul Logue – Just exactly as with the debut album we worked with Dennis Ward of Pink Cream 69. He produced the record, with me and Michael co-producing. Dennis took care of all mixing duties. The final results are always night and day compared to the original demos and it’s always amazing to get them back from Dennis for the first time. Dennis is a total genius and the final mixes totally surpassed my expectations. I think it sounds amazing!

Power of - Tell us a bit about artwork, the second coming of what…?

Paul Logue – It’s the second coming of Jesus Christ. The person on the cover is not Jesus but an angel. It’s a play on the state of the world today. If Jesus was coming back to earth do you think he would be happy with how the world is? The cover shows what we think.

Power of - Eden’s Curse – any special story behind your name?

Paul Logue – Apart from the link to our singer’s surname, it’s based around the concept of Adam and Eve and the creation of sin in the Garden of Eden.

Power of - What’s the ambition for the band on a longer term?

Paul Logue – The next phase in the development of Eden’s Curse is to establish ourselves on the live circuit. This is vital towards securing our long term goals and success. We are working with booking agents and our management teams to find the right package to get the band on the road.

Power of - What are the best and worst trends in metal today?

Paul Logue – Worst trends have to be the number of same sounding bands who jump on the band wagon of the successful acts – how many of those annoying Chad Kroeger voices do we have to hear from the Modern Rock/Pop bands. Best trends is the resurgence of some of older legends like AC/DC, Metallica and the soon to be re-launched GNR. This will only help the scene get back in focus as many young kids are picking up on these bands nowadays.

Power of - Thank you very much for answering my questions. Do you have any last rants for our readers?

Paul Logue – No rants, just thanks and tons of gratitude towards everyone who has supported the band and written to us, including you lovely press guys. We appreciate everyone’s time and we love hearing from you all. Take care and we hope to see you on tour in 2009!

Kenn Jensen

Eden's Curse - The Second Coming

Albums available on AFM Records.