A Q&A with The Chuck Norris Experiment

The Chuck Norris Experiment

Swedish rock monster…

What’s the title of your latest release, and what does it mean to you?
Our latest album which is just out is called 20 and it’s named after the fact that the band celebrates its 20th birthday this year. The record means a lot, we have come a long way both time-wise and how we have developed as a band. There are a lot of cool songs on it and it sounds great!!

What was the hardest part about putting this release together, and why?
The album took a bit of time to put together as most of it was written during the Covid years. Getting a rehearsal together could be a challenge at that time. Other than that it was pretty straightforward.

Who produced the release – what did they bring to it?
The main producer for the album is our singer Chuck Ransom, he always adds a critical ear to the recording and the way we play. But also arrangements and such as songs tend to kind of change a bit when you record them in comparison to when you rehearse them. He makes sure we keep on track and that things turn out the way they should. Also, Kenny of studio Meltdown in Kungsbacka, where the album is recorded, helped out with the critical listening and also added some creative ideas.

What do you want the listener to take away from listening to your music?
We want the listeners to listen to us and feel pumped and energized. It should be impossible to not stamp your foot and wave your fists when listening to us, that is the aim!

How does a track normally come together? Can you tell us something about the process?
The creative process always starts with someone bringing an idea to the rehearsal room. It can be more or less a complete song but sometimes only a riff or a melody. Then we try it out as a band and everyone has their input and idea of what to make of it. But the person who brings the idea always has a veto on it, basically, he decides which direction to take. Then we rehearse it and see how it sounds and feels. If it rocks it’s a keeper!

What band/artists have influenced you the most since you started this project, and why?
Phuh, which ones have not influenced us is perhaps an easier question. We are quite diverse in what we listen to and where we find inspiration. But as a band, I would say Turbonegro and Gluecifer have always been present in one form or another when it comes to the musical output. Personally, I have always loved The Bronx when it comes to both music and perhaps even more their live performance, the amount of energy there is just crazy!

The Chuck Norris Experiment

What countries would you like to tour? Are there any standout venues you’d like to play in?
Well, Japan is a country we have not made it to yet, this is somewhere I would like to go at some point. As for venue, growing up in Gothenburg, Ullevi stadium is the wet dream for any kid picking up an instrument. This would obviously be a dream, but there is still some way to go to be eligible to play there that is for sure.

If you could pick one track for our readers to listen to in order to get a taste of your music, what would you pick, and why?
Listen to “You Go Boom!” from the latest album “20”, I think this sums up the Chuck Norris Experiment in a good way!

What ambitions do you have for the band/your career?
Besides world domination and eternal glory, we want to write the best Hard Rock song ever written!

Finally, as you leave the stage, what are your parting words?
Thank you, good night! We’ll see you at the bar!!

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