Today, we sat down the band Ophelia’s Eye to talk music inspiration, heroes and much more! Be sure to listen to their music below on Spotify after the interview!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your surroundings?
Usually our lyrics are inspired by our own experiences in our daily lifes.
We all have quite a different taste in Metal which surely influences our songwriting. Most of the time, one of the guitarists have a basic idea for Riffs then we add drums, vocals, and bass.
In terms of song structure, riffs, melodies and drive we would say our main influences are As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage and a bit of Arch Enemy and Amon Amarth.
Regarding the sound production Parkway Drive, In Flames and Periphery are our role models.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
This is also very different for all of us.
Corinne grew up with a lot of different music. Whilst her mother listened to Rammstein, Papa Roach, Die Toten Hosen and so on, her father listened to house and trance. In the end, however, it was her mother’s style of music that gained the upper hand, and when her mother took her to a Kamelot concert at an early age, Corinne was enthusiastic about metal and stuck to it ever since.
Michel on the other side grew with classics such as Michael Jackson whilst Marco, Sandro and Remo already listened to metal such as Metallica, AC/DC, System of a down or Slipknot in the beginning.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
Michel: Michael Jackson – I’ve always admired his dancing skills.
Marco: Joey Jordison has always been a role model for me as a drummer!
Remo: James Hetfield – his guitar skills, especially his downstrokes are just impressive.
Corinne: No one in particular, but I always was impressed by strong women in general and guitarists at concerts.
Sandro: No. I always set goals and dreams independent from other people.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
We unfortunately are not full-time musicians yet, therefore we all have different full-time jobs.
But if we assume that we would make a living with it:
It is difficult to say – we all couldn’t imagine a life without music. Maybe it would have drawn us to another art subject such as painting, making movies or something in this direction. Creativity is important for all of us and we all value all kind of arts not only music.
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create music?
Just write whatever triggers your emotion, feels right and is also fun for you to play.
In our opinion, it surely can make sense to write songs to appeal to as many as possible and to follow certain schemes, but writing something authentic which just feels right, is so much more fun to play and therefore more fulfilling in the end.