HailMetal.Com recently conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow. A few excerpts from the chat follow:
HailMetal.Com: How would you describe your relationship with your fans? Do you like meeting people at gigs and after parties?
Angela: "Yes, I like meeting fans, I do it as often as I can, when our schedule permits. Sometimes I have to save my voice for the next shows…then I have to sneak away and be silent… people mistake that for arrogance sometimes, whatever… my main focus is staying healthy and to keep on singing night after night. but yes, fans rule!!!"
HailMetal.Com: I read somewhere that in 10 to 15 years you might stop growling/singing for any metal band? I'm heart broken.
Angela: "I am sure there will be others that will keep my legacy alive [laughs]. I will continue being active in the metal scene in some form, I might just not be touring anymore. I would like to have a family on day."
HailMetal.Com: How do you take care of your voice? Please recommend to other singers some procedures you undertake to ensure the voice stays as lethal and brutal as it is at the moment. Who thought you how to growl? How did it start?
Angela: "I am self-taught, but had some vocal coaching and singing lessons along the way. A good vocal warm up and controlled breathing techniques are crucial for keeping your voice healthy."
HailMetal.Com: You are scheduled to appear at this year's Wacken Open Air festival [in Wacken, Germany]. Is it a more sentimental venue for you considering that you lived in Germany? There is going to be some kick-ass bands playing this year.
Angela: "I only get a bit sentimental when I see the dome whilst flying into Cologne. But a festival is surely nothing to get sentimental about. All I remember is mud and the smell of urine [laughs]."
Read the entire interview at HailMetal.Com.