Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
It all started as a solo project by me (Otto) in 2018 but was formed into a real band when the desire to rehearse became too great. I also play guitar in the band Silver Devil, and asked the band members Erik Bergkvist (Bass) and Marcus Ström (Drums) if they wanted to try playing some songs, and after that the solo project turned into a real band. Another guitarist, Jimmy Hedlund, joined the band in 2019 and the line-up was complete.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
The music is a mix of classic doom and modern rock. We really like different kinds of music in the band so it's a rough mix of everything. But I really like Deftones so I get a lot of influence from their music.
But we also listen to alot of Swedish bands like The Haunted, Cult of Luna and Khoma.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Because it's heavy and raw, but there's also something melodic and meaningful embedded in all the fuzz. I think if you give it a chance, it will grow and stick. Especially if you love a lot of atmosphere and anxiety.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have released a demo from 2018 and then a single on the title track from our upcoming album "Funeral Planet". The response has been much better and greater than we could have hoped for.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We have turned down a couple of gigs now for the uncertainty surrounding the pandemic. But we are rehearsing fully upcoming performances later this spring.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
We are a band that works hard and has a good message in our music. That the planet we live on is something for everyone and not just for those with a lot of money and power who can control and set with mother earth as they want. We believe that together we can give her a chance to flourish again.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
We will release our debut album "Funeral Planet" on November 25th along with ozium records.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to it on Bandcamp and Pre-Order at www.oziumrecords.com
You can also checkout https://linktr.ee/TempleFuzz
There we have all the updated links related to the band.