Underground Interview With Protactinium
Punk Music against injustice – This is Protactinium, this is heart, soul and passion! These four musicians made their bandname the soul of their whole music: The radioactive element PA91 does not only give Protactinium it’s name, but also testifies.
It testifies to their unbelievable power of distorted rock guitar sounds and catchy melodies.
Once you heard Protactinium, this music will never let you go! Protactinium tells a story of deep feelings, of anger and incomprehension towards injustice. Their unique stage entertainment and intense energy create the urge to appropriate this massive power of punk rock. Protactinium creates a force that hits their audience and immediately shares these tremendous emotions. In particular their song “Lost Friend” creates deep goosebumps: This song is dedicated to the former drummer and founding member of the band, Pablo, who died in 2019. This song does not only represent the solid anchor of Protactinium, but also proves that every outcry includes a gentle, captivating melody. All of these impressions can be found in the first album of Protactinium: With “Heart Shaped Guns” they drag the audience into an angry world of punk rock, throwing energetic texts to the audience and take their listeners on power flights of empathy and passionate criticism.
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What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Well thats a very difficult question, but i think it is closest to skatepunk and poppunk, with some influences of grunge, hardrock and littlebit of metal
How Did You Get Your Name? Is There A Story?
Protactinium is a radioactive element, I was learning Chemistry and thought if i once have a band that should be the name, because my band would have as much power and energy as something, that is radioactive, and if you see us on stage now thats definitely true….When our singer Marco is animating the people nobody can stand still…he‘s just a stagestruck
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Well there are so many started with Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Motörhead, Queen, Papa Roach, Sum 41, Greenday, Cranberries, ACDC, Limp Bizkit, Linkinpark, BB King, Jimmy Hendrix, van Halen, all of the Club 27, and so many more
Think our new song "Legends“ describes that pretty good, where we honor some of the musiclegends who died to early.
But also our Parents have been influencing us. They listened to music we still listen today.
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Well we have many more songs finished, we have a whole album, (Heart Shaped Gun) and more, but we will release all of the songs as singles, and after that we will press an album and make a release party for it.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
We achieved already some big things, we never thought we could reach, for example our first released song Come Around has achieved more than 20‘000 views on some platforms, our new Song "Legends“ has achieved more than 110,000 views in two weeks….
As you hear in our Song "Lostfriend“ our old drummer and cofounder died in 2019. We have written this song for him.
We want to make his last dream come trough, playing on big stages like "Greenfield Festival“ with this song we want to let him go around the world again, and make his dream come trough
What Is Your Favorite Track To Perform Live and Why?
Pretty hard question. We like to perform every song, but there are two songs making us feeling different.
First song is "Lost Friend“ because when we see the audience taking their lighters and mobilephones to celebrate our old drummer, we can feel as he‘s still here with us.
And the other one is "Legends“ where we can just explode.
And we forgot "Women’s World“ our biggest party song, every one of the audience, can sing along it with us!
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
That we lost our drummer an cofounderWhat’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?:Just jamming in the rehearsal room and everyone of the band plays something or going to a place where you feel good and writing first lyrics and then taking the instruments to it.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
Well today it is the easiest way to promote your stuff. On the days before social media it had more to do with luck.
The otherside is, that you can’t earn money with cds and stuff anymore.
But you can go with the future and take it as your advantage or you can stay in the past
What Are Some Tracks and Artists Currently On Your Playlist?
Sum 41, Big Clyde, Papa Roach, Misfits, Clash, Bad Religion, Rage against the Machine, Offspring, Nirvana, Black Sabath
Limp Bizkit, Greenday, Guns n Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, And many more
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
Mechanic, Computer Scientist
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Show your passion, share your passion with other musicians and always support other artists and inspire you of the Big Ones
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
More own stuff at radios than covers, more space also for newcomers, anyone needs a chance
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Define originality, if you make of another artist‘s song yours, is it originality?
Think originality is if you can identify with the things you do, you just have to be authentic.
Is There Anything Else We Should Know About You Or That You Would Like to Add?
Our Singer Marco was exactly born, when Kurt co Bain died. 05.04.1994 11:09 is it coincidence that he inspired him so much?!