Split-up of the year
Mia Coldheart, singer and guitarist
The last year broke me. Touring, Playing, all the work behind the scenes, work to pay the rent and and be there online 24/7. The joy disappeared as the stress was on – a machine that delivers but doesn t live, to always be one step behind with the things to do and the decisions to be taken and performed. Face and arms numbed, anxiety, blurred vision, bad temper, constant worry – all because of exhaustion, we tried a break but it became untenable to just want a break. I was so exhausted in my head that I could start crying in the street in the middle of people. I wish that it could have ended in a better way, but I couldn t take it anymore. Now I feel better because I’ve got to rest. I am working on an acoustic album that I have wanted to make for a while, with Chips Kiesbye from Sator as a producer. I have put my artist name of the shelf and play under my real name, Mia Karlsson. I also play some live shows and explore new sides of my voice and my songwriting. It takes time because I’m not fully recovered, but it must be done so. Music can be both toxic and healing. Right now it’s my medicine.
Ida Evileye, bassist
Me and Klara were only 14 years when we sneaked out smoking on her balcony and began to forge musical plans that would later become Crucified Barbara. For years Crucified Barbara and what the 4 of us did together were my main focus. I loved our band. Putting an end to our career and realize that life will never be the same has been among the hardest thing I’ve done. But what does a bass player in this condition do? Well, start a new band! I’ve always liked the concept of a band. Creating music and playing together with others is a must for my well-being.
Klara Force, guitarist
Nicki Wicked, drummer