Meet The Swedish Alternative Metalcore Band Imminence
Great to talk with the Swedish band Imminence, as singer/violinist, Eddie Berg and guitarist Harold Barrett joined me on Talkin’ Rock. They’ll be in town playing the famed Saint Andrews Hall on November 29th, in what is their first journey to the States to play. “I mean, for us, it’s a really really big milestone for us to be able to headline a tour, even though it’s a short one,” Harold said. He went on “It’s really remarkable for us,” Eddie said “We just decided to take matters into our own hands” and just take the leap to play over here. So far so good. They were booked to play the Shelter but were bumped upstairs to the bigger room after selling out the smaller one.
The band In Flames kept coming up and I asked them what bands influenced Imminence. Eddie mentioned Linkin Park and listening to Nu Metal in high school. “That was the catalyst I’d say. The union of Scandinavian Metal and Nu Metal”
I’m always fascinated to find out about how bands from those far-off places see live bands. That’s a trick they told me, as many bands and tours don’t get over there. Obviously, we live in a time where kids all over the planet can listen to music from all four corners.
I’ve always wondered, why does so much heavy music come out of Sweden? “I guess it’s something in the air…or the limited amount of sunlight,” Eddie said with a chuckle. Harold mentioned Abba paving the way for a whole new generation of singer/songwriters and breaking open the possibility for generations to come.
Harold told me about guitar players that influenced him. Eddie spoke to some of his influences as well.
As far as 2024 is concerned for the guys, they have a new album coming out, as well as the huge Welcome To Rockville festival. A lot of it is still under wraps, but let’s just say it could be a huge year for the band!
Check out the fun conversation with Eddie and Harold below.