- First of all... tell us a little about yourself!
Kode - Now you say; “Tell us a little bit about yourself”.
But hey, 5 totally different metal heads creates a bit more than a
little! LOL…. But okay. KODE as we feel ourselves is a vast of
inspiration, dynamics and a great love for Heavy Metal. And that
is really what KODE is all about; giving our listeners everything
we have in us, every time we play. Because we are five very
different opinions in the matters of what makes great heavy – we
mix the very best of each member’s ideas into a pill of
progressive energy into our music.
- How did you get your name KODE?
Kode - Ha ha ha, that process was not easy. Again – many
ideas was thrown into the air, but no agreement was made. In the
end we collected all the letters from all the ideas, send
Christian and Michael out the door for 20 minutes – and let them
decide. “Michael and I just played along, and suddenly we looked
at each other – and though; and now we have to break the CODE?”
And that was it…. And just for the fun of it, we spelled it the
- In what words would you describe the music and moods of KODE for
someone that has not heard you yet?
Kode - As something you NEED to hear. We are five guys with
a lot of life experience, and I’m sure the listener will hear
and feel that, listening to both the lyrics and the music. We have
the courage to go our own way, and that gives the audience a
unique metal blast.
- How is the writing process in the band?
Kode - We have no specific formula to follow writing our
music. That is an organic process. Wearily we are all inspired at
the same time, so often one of us brings something new into the
KODE kitchen, and then all chefs’ starts cooking. In the end
Christian writes the lyrics and gets yelled at until he sings it
- Do you feel that your sound will evolve in some different
direction, in the future, or you will still follow the same path?
Kode - Our music comes right from the heart, and the heart
is evolving through out our entire life. So of cause the music of
KODE will evolve with the members of the band.
- Which bands from then and from nowadays have their influence on
Kode - No one have direct influence on our music, but then
again a lot of bands have indirectly inspired the musical process.
To mention; Mnemic, Ill Nino, Dream Theater, Metallica, Linkin
Park, Korn, Lost Prophets, Limp Bizkit……
- What are your favourite old and recent bands?
Kode - To make a long story short – we say no one…..
- Let's speculate - you have been granted a free slot on a tour of
your own choice - who would be your ideal touring partners?
Kode - Any ideas????
- Do you have a life philosophy? If yes, what is it?
Kode - Well, many of our lyrics are evolving around the
topic; what is negative for you today, you can turn into something
positive for yourself tomorrow. Life is overall not that
complicated. No matter how much your emotions tell you to do
something right now, they might tell you to something entirely
different in an hour from now. Live your life in a way were you
every day evaluate; what can I do better tomorrow – and then do
- What are you doing besides KODE, job wise as well as hobbies?
Kode - Well the members of KODE have this energy of
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in there personality
witch ends up in an unmoral time schedule. One works in sales, one
as a constructor, and another in the mail business and the last
two as a self employed consultant and as an electrician. Hobbies
hold all from traditional Taekwon-Do, MORE music, European
football and computers.
Peter - If
someone told you tomorrow that you can't be involved in music
anymore, what do you see yourself doing in 5 years from now?
Kode - Dying slowly!
- The internet is a very important source for many metal fans –
how do you use the internet and how important is it for you and
Kode - The web has many upsides and downsides. But as we se
the world the web is a phenomenal opportunity for bands and fans
to communicate and get relevant information. On our one website www.kodemusic.com
we share our music with everyone interested, and the web has given
every band in the world the gift of being part of the biggest
commercial success in the history of mankind. Can you ask for
- And how do you feel about the metal scene in general at the
Kode - After the end of the eighties metal had serious dive
in the public opinion. Fortunately it seams like the talent of the
new metal generation has opened the eyes of a new open-minded
metal-fan generation, and giving the “old” metal fan the
inspiration to turn back, and start head banging again. That is
the greatest news for the metal scene in many years.
- I thank you very much for participating in this interview and
sharing this information and your thoughts with us - these last
lines are entirely for you. Any final words you would like to
round off with?
Kode - We thank you Peter, for your interest in KODE and
giving the metal world and KODE the opportunity of getting to know
one another. To all you great metal lovers out there – we hope
to meet with you “in real live”, and sharing energy playing
for you. Check our website at www.kodemusic.com,
listen to our music, and share you opinion with us in our
guestbook. Stay heavy!!! KODE