Last weekend was crazy busy, but I’m back to discovering new music…
…and I’d love for y’all to know about Death By Toaster
Death By Toaster is a sweet band name! It caught my attention when I saw their email in my inbox, I’m not gonna lie! HAHA And they’re much more than meets the eye…they have an incredible sound, a polished look, and they were so wonderful to work with. I have nothing but good things to say about them! 😀
These rock guys met and formed a band in Reykjavik, Iceland and now they reside in Stockholm, Sweden. Rock and Roll united them from the start and they love the pure fun of playing music together.
Meet the guys of DBT:
Magnus (drums), Daniel (Bass), & Albert (Vocals & Guitar)
And without further ado, take a listen to “That’s Life”:
I think their music is brilliant! It’s power-packed, passionate, and has a great, overall message. If you’re not looking for hardcore rock n roll, might I suggest a pop rock band? HAHA But seriously I think the dynamics of DBT easily makes it something I could listen to all day long despite their intensity level 🙂
The guys were kind enough to answer questions for us, so let’s dive right in:
1) When did you first find yourselves interested in music?
Albert: “It’s a bit of a cliche but for me and Magnus: music has been with us from day one. Our mom is a singer and an ex-radio host and dad was on the business side. I think I got my first guitar when I was around six or seven.”
Magnus: “Yes, I got my first drum kit when I was five, after two years of smashing things around the house with a pair of drumsticks.”
Daniel: “I got my first Walkman when I was ten and I picked up my very first bass when I was fourteen.”
2) How did you all meet?
Magnus: “Obviously me and Albert met when he was born. I was five years old – he was zero!”
Albert: “Yeah, I really don’t remember that.”
Daniel: “I worked together with Albert on a culture project aimed at the underground scene in Stockholm. He had recently moved to Sweden so he was new to the area. We started talking music and I found out he had all these great song ideas and was looking to put a band together. I joined in with him and Magnus and together we formed Death By Toaster in the pursuit to do what we love, play music and have a sh*t-ton of fun doing it!”
3) How did the band “Death By Toaster” form?
Albert: “The band was first formed back home in Iceland in 2012 by me and my good friend Andri, who is no longer in the band. We were working together at the time and felt an enormous need to form a badass rock band. He got two of his friends, Binni and Jón Atli to join in and I think that line-up only managed to play two gigs unfortunately. The band went on hiatus for a while but in 2014 the Toaster was resurrected after I moved to Stockholm, Sweden and met Daniel.
Me and Magnus had been working on a project together and I still had the songs from Death By Toaster that I really wanted to do something with so we decided to combine the projects.”
4) Where is your hometown?
Magnus: “Reykjavík, Iceland for us brothers.”
Daniel: “A little suburb called Fruängen in Stockholm, Sweden.”
5) What do you wish to accomplish with your music?
Albert: “Prevent toaster related deaths!”
6) How would you describe your sound?
Albert: “While most bands say it’s really hard to describe their sound, I’d say we’re the exact opposite. Usually when asked I say – it’s rock!”
Magnus: “If you want the more detailed version I’d say a mix of rock and punk with lots of sweet melodies and harmonies.”
7) Out of sheer curiosity, what made you choose the name for the band?
Albert: “Band names are a weird thing. It’s like naming your baby, but with a bunch of other guys. I think we wanted to find a good name and save lives while we’re at it. Did you know that it is estimated that over 700 people worldwide are killed each year as a result of toaster fires and electrocutions? We are raising awareness – help us spread the word! Plus it sounds really good.”
These guys are actually interested in saving lives and 700 people seems like way too many! Let’s get that number down people! Just like it says on deathbytoaster.com: “Always unplug your toaster before taking it with you to the bathroom.” That seems silly and outrageous but with 700 deaths by toaster per year…I wouldn’t call it anything but a safety message! I’ll admit that I tried to get toast out of a toaster with a knife once and I think I got a little shock and/or my mom yelled “NO!!!” at me. Either way, you could easily get electrocuted and die…so please, don’t do it!!
As for what the guys are up to these days, I’ll have you know that they are doing a really cool project now where they are released a 4 part EP sequentially and wouldn’t you know that Part III comes out TOMORROW! March 1st! 😀
Keep an eye on these guys! I have high hopes for them to go far! And to keep up to date with them, give them a like on Facebook [facebook.com/dbtoaster].
Thanks DBT for being so awesome and I can’t wait to hear Part 3 & 4!