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How We End is a crossover metal band from the EU. Established in 2022, featuring Jen Majura (Ex-Evanescence) on guitar, Diva Satanica (Ex-Nervosa) on vocals, Jake E (Cyhra, Ex-Amaranthe) on vocals, Tom Naumann (Primal Fear) on guitar, Mitch Kunz (bass) and Adde Larsson (drums). On March 30th they dropped their Video for their first single My Fighting Heart. Check out the video below!
Interview by Kylee Thompson
I recently had the pleasure of asking Jen Majura and Mitch Kunz of How We End a few questions about the beginnings of the band, and what we can expect coming up.
What inspired the six of you to start a band together? Can you tell me the story behind the band name?
MITCH: Basically me and Tom are friends for a lifetime, we are buddies well over 25 years now but we
never managed to play together in a band. Tom produced the first record back in 2003 of my former band
Godiva but that’s it. So about 2 years ago we just started to write some songs together for fun. We
wanted to create something completely different than ordinary power metal like we both did for years and
then realized that this stuff is really cool, so we decided to look for singers. First we’ve got in touch with
Diva but all agreed on that we’d need also a more melodic element, so that’s when Jake joined. Finally
the band really started when Jen and Adde joined. And that’s where we are right now.
A friend of Tom came up with the idea “How it ends” and we liked it, but there were already bands related
to that name, so we changed it to “How We End” et voilà!
You just released the song Official Video for your first single My Fighting Heart. Could you tell me a littleabout the making of the video. Was it a lengthy process? Have any of you worked with Dirk Behlau in the past?
JEN: Funny enough, I knew Dirk’s name because he has worked plenty in the business for years and
when I called him, also he was convinced that him and I knew each other from a former life. I have never
worked with him before, but his professionalism and lovely fun personality convinced us immediately. He
did a fantastic job and it’s fun working with him. He brings so much creativity to the table that it almost
feels as if he is the 5th Beatle.
MITCH: I personally didn’t know Dirk, but he did an awesome job. The whole process was driven by Jen
“the machine” Majura, she basically organized the whole thing, wrote the story, took care of the video-
permission on location etc. Without her experience and knowhow this video would had never happened.
When can we expect your debut album to be finished?
MITCH: First of all, we stick to our plan to release three singles. As “My Fighting Heart” is out now since
March 30, there are two more to go. So there is still some work to do. But of course we’re working on
further material for the album and hope, we can provide more news soon.
Do any of you get nervous before you play? Either live or in studio.
JEN: That’s easy to answer. Haha. No.
MITCH: Live – always a little bit but two glasses of red wine help. In the studio never.
With Rockharz Open Air 2023 being the first time the band will play together live.
When was the last time each of you played in front of a large audience?
JEN: End of 2021/early 2022 during the US stadium tour with my former band, average venue capacity
With booking up coming shows and festivals, does the band have any plans on coming to North America?
JEN: During 2015-2022 I’ve spent so much time all over the states that it already feels like my second
home and I can’t wait to come back and play for my "homies“
For those of you that currently play in multiple groups, do you ever find it difficult to
balance time between them?
JEN: I have dedicated to HOW WE END… You Mitch?
MITCH: Me too! What else?
As a photographer I’m alway curious about musicians' thoughts on having photographers at shows. Do you mind having photographers take your photo? Have any of
you ever had a bad experience with a photographer you would be willing to share?
JEN: To be really honest, I know most of the photographers in front of the stages and call them friends.
So that probably answers your question. We’re friends from now on too if you ever come out to a show of
Of course there are unfortunate coincidences, still to this very day I find it humorous that the picture of my wikipedia page is a picture that shows me playing the bass during a festival show with a former band.
And last question what is the best advice you’ve been given?
MITCH: From my grandfather (R.I.P.): “Don’t get married before 30 but the wiser decision is, never get
JEN: hahaha. That’s a good one.
Thanks again for taking the time to answer these questions. I can’t wait to hear more music and hopefully
see How We End live someday. I’ve already listened to My Fighting Heart at least 50 times already, no lie
JEN: Thank you so much for having us.
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