HERUIN are a nu-metalcore band based out of Munich, Germany. HERUIN describe themselves as super, sassy. swagger, but say that most fans identify them as a nu-metalcore band. With influences ranging from acts such as Wage War, Sworn In, and My Ticket Home to Bring Me the Horizon, Korn, and Linkin Park HERUIN‘s sound transcends multiple genres. HERUIN‘s Debut EP Addict was released Friday, May 11th, 2018 via Famined Records.
INFRARED MAG: Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
HERUIN: Before the formation of Heruin, we were all friends for many years and hung out a lot. We listened to the same music and went to the same parties. However, we never played in the same band together because we all had other projects going on. And then in 2017, all of a sudden the bands we all were playing in found an end and that’s where our story begins.
INFRARED MAG: What’s the origin of the band’s name?
HERUIN: We wanted the band’s name to be super sassy. And we’re all recovering heroin addicts. Or maybe not.
INFRARED MAG: How would you describe your style?
HERUIN: We describe our band as super sassy swagger. But most people call us nu metalcore for some reason. Nu metal + metalcore = nu metalcore. Pretty clever.
INFRARED MAG: Who would you list as your musical influences?
HERUIN: Our biggest influences are Korn, Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, and Miley Cyrus. You’re surprised by that last one? She’s obviously the most influential nu metal artist of the past decade. We’re excited for her to come tour in Germany and hopefully we can be the opening act.
INFRARED MAG: What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
HERUIN: I would say probably the chorus. We tried to make them as catchy as possible and kept the lyrics simple. We’d love to see people sing along with us or to our music.
INFRARED MAG: You know that when releasing new music or any art to the public, everyone becomes a critic. Do you read all the press your music has received? If so, how does it affect you?
HERUIN: We do read all the press we can find about our music. When people write good reviews or are being nice in comments we’re digging it. When someone dislikes what we do, that’s fine as well. You’ll never be able to write music that everybody likes. Our music gets affected by certain things in life but we try to keep other human’s opinions out of our songwriting.
INFRARED MAG: When you are playing live, do you get nervous? Have you ever had a moment where you forgot a lyric, messed up a line, or flubbed a musical part and found yourself lost? When this happens, what do you do?
HERUIN: We still get nervous before every show we play. It’s always the same. Once you get on stage you forget about it all and just do what you love. Of course there have been times where someone messed up a part of a song but there are always professional ways to cover up those moments.
INFRARED MAG: Playing live, you are onstage giving a part of yourself to the crowd. Does it annoy you that you look up and see smartphones recording the performance? Do you feel it takes away from the experience for the fans? Also, does it take away from your part of having to play?
HERUIN: We don’t give a fuck. We’re just there to play live and express ourselves. If you want to record us on your phone, go ahead. If you want to listen to us while playing Angry Birds, go ahead. If you want to mosh, go ahead. We welcome all to our shows.
INFRARED MAG: For someone that has never seen your band perform, describe your live show.
HERUIN: So evil, such drama, many lights, wow. But seriously, we have some European dates coming up and hopefully more to be announced soon. We’d love to see people come out and go crazy with us.
INFRARED MAG: What plans do you have for the future as a band?
HERUIN: For now, we just want to focus on playing as many shows as possible and showing the people what Heruin is all about. We just released our debut EP, Addict, and hope to get that music into plenty of ears. Like we said, we’re working on setting up more shows and tours, so we’re excited to bring the songs from our new EP to the stage.
INFRARED MAG: If music did not happen for you, what was your backup plan?
HERUIN: Probably becoming male strippers or sell drugs. We obviously have the looks for both career paths.
INFRARED MAG: What would you like to say to all your fans out there?
HERUIN: Do some Heruin.
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