SHADOW REBELS (for The Grinder)




1. Thanks for your time. Tell us about your band and what you do for your band.
I'm Michael and I singer and bass player in Shadow Rebels band. Our band playing post-grunge with alternative and progressive elements.

2. When did you decide you wanted to be in a band?
I think first time it was in 1990. But real chance to create my own band I had in late 2004.

3. What is different about being a musician than you imagined?
90% things that you dealing with it - it's all you want, except music (tour tickets, passport issues, effect pedals, etc) and only 10% - it's naked music!

4. What gear do you use and why?
I use custom made Fender Precision bass (selfmade from Squier body and few original parts)... why? Because after 2 years of trying to play on special made for me double-neck bass I realised that I can't dealing with 7 kg instrument :-(

5. What music do you listen to that would surprise people?

6. How do we find your music and merch to buy?
Just search Shadow Rebels in Youtube, our site and at official shops:

7. How did you get a record deal? Or do you want a record deal or are you DIY?
Friend of mine just recommended me to try Metal Scrap Records and I liked it!

8. What bands do people compare your music to?
Stone Temple pilots, Sound Garden, Pearl Jam, Alice in chains... etc

9. Are you pro Spotify / streaming services ? Or do you think it hurts sales?
I'm not so cool in Internet sales... :-(

10. What’s the ultimate goal for the band?
To get tour in Europe and to get gig on big festival, when major labels searching the bands.

11. Will we see you tour?
I hope so.

12. Who would you love to tour with?
No metter. Band that mate with us in style direction.

13. What is your favorite song of yours and why?
I love all our songs and can't choose from them better one... but sometimes... you know, my music boring me and I prefer not to listen it too much, just playing, but with feeling like we doing it first time.

14. Why should people take the time to listen to your band over the thousands of other bands?
We playing and writing our music in analog, warm way, we don't use PC's to edit music. It's natural feel and breathe of real performance.

15. What are your favorite music websites labels podcast etc?
At work I like to listen internet radio with jazz and blues-rock, at home I use ClamRadio for sleeping aid.

16. Is imagery important to you? Do you judge albums by the cover?
Yes. It's important.

17. If you could choose a cover song your band mates would hate what would it be?
Sweet child of mine :-)

18. Is the record or live show more important?
Live live live... In studio you can do everything with help of all those tricks... but it's not real you... Only live performance can open real face of band!

19. Name 3 people dead or alive you would want to play your music for.
Chris Cornell, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland.

20. Lemmy Ozzy Dio and Rob Halford in a cage match who wins?
Ozzy and Lemmy.


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