Diese Woche haben wir eine tschechisch-färöische Kombi für euch: Die Rede ist von Surma. Gegründet wurde das Projekt von der tschechischen Sängerin Viktorie Surmová (Bohemian Metal Rhapsody) und Heri Joensen (Týr) 2018. Sie fühlen sich im Progressive Metal zu Hause – gewürzt mit ein bisschen Symphonic Metal. Sängerin Viktorie hat sich unseren Fragen gestellt.

Who is behind Surma?
It is inspired by the name of my family. What I discovered was that the word itself has many different meanings in different countries or even continents, so I like this diversity plus I wanted to honor my family name. *smile

Forget about genres for a second – Surma’s music sounds like …?
Uff … that’s not easy. Maybe: “A weird couple collides with metal”.

Which sort of mood produces the best songs?
Extreme moods. For me it is usually great sadness. But most of the songs come just randomly.

Which instrument will surely NEVER be heard on a Surma-album?
I would say a harmonica? But never say never, right?

Which record would you want to listen to when you leave the bathroom in the morning, while the beautiful girl/handsome guy from last night is still in your bed?
Symphonicities by Sting

The Fairy-Godmother pops up in front of you and grants you a wish. What do you wish for?
I would wish for the world to be back to normal with concerts and with less evil people. I have the feeling that the pandemic made a lot of people a bit more unhappy and evil.

No alcohol is no solution either. What booze combination will definitely dissolve all your troubles and issues?
Red dry wine

What shows you that someone is a true friend?
My true friends usually tease me a lot and of course they would help me in the most difficult situations.

Who was the hero of your childhood?
Bruce Dickinson and Tarja

What is the most embarrassing/surprising record in your CD-shelf?
Probably some record I’ve got at some event a long time ago from people I didn’t even know. That was a surprising discovery for me while moving to another place and packing my stuff.

What’s next? Tour? Studio? Vacation? Something completely different?
We are in our home studio all the time, working on new records. So I think we can all look forward to some new songs. I hope there will be a tour soon.