Our current name is based on the novel “The Sandman” from E. T. A. Hoffmann.
The story is about the traumatic childhood experience of the student Nathanael which makes its way to the surface through the surprising encounter with the weather glass dealer Coppola. He believes he recognizes the devilish lawyer Coppelius, who is responsible for his father’s death. When the beautiful but quite Olimpia captivates him, he loses himself more and more between delusion and reality.
Olimpia is for us a characterization for the goal we want to achieve with our music:
In the course of the book, Nathaniel’s perception of Olimpia changes as he observes her through a pocket lens in her room: “But as he looked sharper and sharper through the glass, it was as if moist moonbeams were rising in Olimpia’s eyes. It seemed as if only now the sight was ignited; more and more vividly and vividly the glances flamed.” (page 28)
And toward the end of the story, Nathanel is enchanted by Olimpia. He calls her “heavenly-beautiful,” admires her every day, and is desperate and driven by longing.
We, too, want to “enflame” the audience, bring them to life and cast a spell over them. Through our songs the listeners should also lose the connection to reality – at least for a while.
To make the name sound rounder, Olimpia is called Ophelia in the band name.
Our inspiration for the lyrics usually are inspired by our own experiences in our daily lifes.
We all have quite a different taste in Metal which surely influences our songwriting. Most of the time, one of the guitarists have a basic idea for Riffs then we add drums, vocals, and bass.
In terms of song structure, riffs, melodies and drive we would say our main influences are As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage and a bit of Arch Enemy and Amon Amarth.
Regarding the sound production Parkway Drive, In Flames and Periphery are our role models.