1.Please introduce yourself and tell us who you sing for
Hi! My name is Viktoria Viren and I’m the singer of Evil Drive.
2.What / Who made you want to sing?
Good Music when I was a little girl and my Dad he was a great guitar player.
Also, when I first started to growl at the age of 14, I didn't know that there were other females doing this.
Sabina Classen from Holy Moses was there, Rachel from Sinister was there and, of course, Angel Gossow from Arch Enemy was there.
Growling with a similar vocal style that I was doing back then just as that sweet little girl.
Now, however, I am already feeling pretty old... [*LOL*]
3.Who was the first singer you saw live that gave you chills?
4.Many people say heavy music is just screaming, How would you combat that statement?
I would like to tell them -Try to do it by yourself -HA -HA. Diffrent people like different styles of music, if somebody doesn’t like my singin style, it’s just their own opinion, I don't care. I do what I like. They don't bother me at all.
5.If you growl or do harsh vocals how do you keep your voice after such violent performances?
Breathing-techniques, warm-ups. You have to use diaphragm breathing and rip-cage/back breathing. No chest-breathing and raised shoulders.
This is not violent at all. We are talking about different vocal techniques. At least personally I feel a huge energy from "growl".
6. Do you have a warm up routine? Tell u bout it ?
I Do plenty of exercise, which should also include melodic singing.
Before rehearsal I play guitar at home and warm up my voice. It’s very important to just sing with clean vocals too.
7. Do you think power or performance is more important?
8. Who do you think gets unfair vocal praise, someone the world thinks is great but is not? / And who is great but does not get the credit?
9.Name your top 5 vocalist
10.Micheal Buble or Jim Gallette? Just testing your skills here
Ha-ha Of Course Jim Gillette. Great singer from the old school power super energy band Nitro.
11.Who do you love to listen to that would surprise people?.
Sometimes there’s no better cure for my mind to distance myself from everyday tensions and thoughts of problems than the ethnic songs of American natives. Music can have a profound effect on both the emotions and the body. I guess you are surprised but It’s how it is.
12.If you could remove the autotune from any singer who would it be?