Dark Continent – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (


PD: What type of artist are you?

DC: Originally we come from punk and grunge. It is only in the last 2-3 years that we have taken more

influences from electronic music that have created a different sound.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

DC: We released our first record in 1989 and toured a lot until 1993 when we paused everything.

During the years between 89 and 93, we did MTV, participated in Headbanger’s ball together with

Ozzy and had a lot of gigs, especially on Swedish national radio. from 93 to 2013, we had a break

and were actually reunited for a gig at a rock festival in 2013. This is the reunion that has become

very long and ongoing.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

DC: I mentioned punk and grunge, but lately I as a songwriter have also been influenced by bands like



PD: What are your dreams and goals?

DC: The musical goals are to make good music that evokes emotions in the listeners.


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

I write all the music, lyrics and produce everything myself. The band enters the next stage when

we finish the songs for the record.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

DC: Mainly via SoMe channels and online radio stations. In Sweden we have a slightly larger base

audience but internationally we are more unknown. However, the international audience is

growing, which is fun.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

DC: I love that art is free and accessible to everyone.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

DC: Hurt by Nine inch nails in Johnny Cash version because it arouses so much emotion and has a

seriousness and weight.


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

DC: Can be at a gig last Saturday when my 15 year old son was in the audience and I sang Love Hate

ADHD which is written for him.


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

DC: I have written about 40 songs during the pandemic that we are so slowly completing.


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from?

DC: We are available on all digital platforms such as Spotify, Apple music etc.

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