This interview is part of the Interview with the fans FemMetal did with fans of different female fronted bands in Metal!
|Band||Floor Jansen & |
Anneke Van Giersberge
|Other Bands||Swallow The Sun, Katatonia, Silverchair, Darkher|
|P.S. She’s my favorite|
Jad: Hello girls! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves?
Francis: Hello, my name is Francis and I am currently living for one year in South America, working and exploring when i can.
Jad: How did you first start listening to the band you support?
Francis: The first time I met Floor was with After Forever between the years 2006-2007. I was a teen and I was transitioning to the world of metal music, first it was rock. I do not remember the first thing I saw or listening but I do remember having downloaded the live concert at the Pinkpop Festival 2004. From that moment I have never stopped listening to them and I have always followed Floor’s career. I love her presence on stage, she is the only one doing headbangers with passion and not just “because she is in a metal band”! With Anneke I met her around 2010-2011 clearly with The Gathering listening to the first album “Mandylion” I love it! And I was surprised that Anneke with her beautiful voice at the same time so happy and sweet in the world of metal, and that until today has not changed.
Jad: Why did you decide to make a fan page dedicated for that band(s)?
Francis: More than anything it is a page dedicated to the two artists of metal music that I like the most, I wanted to share photos and videos that I like about them, remember the past and enjoy it together with the present and future. Also I have always felt that they have not been given so much importance in social media because they are quite normal (which i love it), they are not “attention seeker” or pretending they have a perfect life, they are the most down to earth artist.
Jad: Did you see your band(s) live? Did you get to meet any of the members?
Francis: Unfortunately no, I have been in the wrong place the few times that they have been touching the same land as me.
Jad: How does the front-woman of that band inspires you to be a better person?
Francis: They help me to remember that there are still people who, being famous, do not believe themselves to be divas and they are the same as me; to enjoy music, to not feel ashamed if I want to dance a bit with metal, to be myself and not imitate anyone.
Jad: What other bands do you like to listen to?
Francis: To name some: Swallow The Sun, Katatonia, Silverchair.
Jad: What lyrics from a metal song would you think of in the following situations:
If you’re depressed?
Francis: I am kind of nostalgic so I can’t name just one song, but bands like Draconian, Swallow The Sun, Trees Of Eternity.
Jad: If you’re happy and having a good time?
Francis: To name a few: The Gathering, Arch Enemy, Revamp, Swallow The Sun, Katatonia, Theatre Of Tragedy… for brevity’s sake almost all the bands I have in my playlist.
Jad: What is your favourite new-comer band?
Francis: An artist called Darkher.
Jad: In your opinion, what is the difference between Metal and Rock and any other music genre? And why are the fans of artists in Metal more dedicated than other fans?
Francis: The main difference I see between rock and metal is that the latter is heavier, you have several types of genres within the metal but all have a heavy sound that makes you want to head-bang at some point. More than dedicated would say that not being a style of music in general not as massive as Pop or what you always hear on the radio, it is more valued.
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