Erik Schrage

EAS: Musician and Producer from Groningen (the Netherlands)

Erik Schrage 'EAS' is a metal artist from Groningen, the Netherlands.In 2017 he started his one man music project called 'HELLFIRE'. He creates his own metal songs by playing guitar, bass, drums, synths and vocals. He also writes his own lyrics for these songs. All recorded in his own studio. His goal is to create music which people in the metal scene will love to hear, because for him it is an honour that his music is played by listeners worldwide. Stay true, stay metal! Cheers! EAS (HELLFIRE).







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music connects people.

What is your music dream?

To get many listeners around the world, because it's great fun to share the music which I created... :)

If you could change the world - what would you start with?


Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Nirvana, with Smells Like Teen Spirit

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

In Flames

What inspires you to make music?

I really love playing guitar, so that inspires me to create music around my guitar, with drums, synths, vocals and bass.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I have no message to send with my music. It is just created for the sound of it and not to wear out a message or something like that.. ;)

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?


How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I really don't know. I just make music because I love it.

What do you think of Drooble?

I really LOVE Drooble, because it connects people with their love for music.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

I've got no frustrations actually.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

By buying their merchandise and seeing their shows.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I think musicians should be allround, by not only play their single instrument, but also make time to be arround on social websites to connect to their fans.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Cripper, Procreation, Gheestenland