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Koburg – Interview


Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (http://petesrocknewsandviews.com)

PD: What type of artist are you?

G: I’m mostly a Symphonic Metal artist, with just a little touch of Goth thrown in from time to time. I’m a One Woman Band and perform all the instruments myself on my recordings.

 

PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

G: I started off my career as a very young child, performing classically on guitar and piano, then I discovered Rock in my early teens and it all progressed from there. I’ve been in a number of bands over the last decade before deciding I was happier as a solo artist.

 

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

G: My musical influences are Queen, Rammstein, Metallica, Depeche Mode and Billy Joel. Non musically; espresso and Mads Mikkelsen’s cheekbones.

 

PD: What are your dreams and goals?

G: I’m primarily a session musician/vocalist so this is more of a lovely side project for me. My dream is to continue being lucky enough to have a career doing something I love, but I certainly have no expectations of fame or riches. I’m just incredibly grateful to have even gotten this far.

 

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

G: I write my own songs. They are about the Human Condition really, ranging from love, sex, war, through to religion with everything in between.

 

PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

G: I promote myself online. Shows are a very rare thing due to having Agoraphobia. I love the ease with which one can reach an audience all over the World on social media. It’s an absolute Godsend to someone in my position. 

 

PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

G: Downloading legally? Absolutely fine. Illegally? Don’t cry about it when your favourite new band/artist no longer finds it financially viable to continue making music.

 

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

G: I wish I’d written The Stranger by Billy Joel. It’s lyrical and musical genius. But then, so is he.

 

PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

G: Negativity. People who whine and complain.

 

PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

G: My proudest moments are when I face my Agoraphobia head on to perform live or leave the house to shoot a music video. It feels like a Victory, albeit temporary. It helps that I have an incredibly supportive backing band for these aspects of my career. They are all incredibly understanding of my situation and go above and beyond to help make it work.

 

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

G: I’m currently working on a new album called Twisted Fairytale. I’ve been teaching myself how to play violin and cello, to add more orchestral components to my compositions. It’s been incredibly rewarding.

 

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

G: My back catalogue is available on CD and vinyl through Bandcamp and Ebay. Digital downloads are out on iTunes, Amazon etc

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6 thoughts on “Koburg – Interview

  1. Koburg’s music is in a class of it’s own and she sounds just as awesome live. Everyone needs at least one Koburg album in their collection. She’s right up there with the best.

  2. I was blown away by Koburg and her band at The Hope and Anchor last Saturday ,the music was just stunning and moving ,a very talented young lady.

  3. Koburg is/are Symphonic Metal’s best kept secret, where others pretend Anastasia is the real deal, a super-talented multi-instrumentalist that overcomes serious obstacles to bring her music to a live audience. If you don’t know her music, just pick any song from her back catalogue and I promise you will not be disappointed. Move over Sharon, Simon & Tarja a new star is rising… and we are The Risen behind her.

  4. I’ve been following koburg for a few months now, she is one amazing young talented woman, I’m looking forward to the gig in September. Koburg rocks and a great interview.

  5. I too saw Koburg at the hope and anchor on Saturday. I already knew she was the best musician I’ve encountered from her magnificent albums and EPs in her back catalogue. I was able to see what a great live act she presents and what a delightful person she is. Give her a listen people, I may be biased being one of the risen, but she really is that good.

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