SOULSPLITTER give the German prog a freshness kick

31. January 2020

SOULSPLITTER verpassen dem deutschen Prog einen Frischekick

The musicians from Mannheim, Leipzig, Hamburg and Berlin got to know each other during their studies at the Mannheim Pop Academy. "Soul splinters were our bachelor's project at the time," says drummer and main composer Fenix Gayed. "But we soon realised that we would like to continue with the band after graduation," adds guitarist Simon Kramer in the joint interview. "We all come from different musical backgrounds, and with the founding of the project there was a fusion of these influences. Currently Steven Wilson has inspired us with 'The Raven That Refused To Sing' and Haken's 'The Mountain'. Other notable influences include Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Dream Theater and Snarky Puppy. Earthside with their debut 'A Dream in Static' were also very important as they encouraged us to work with different guest singers for each song.