1000DEAD came as a bit of a surprise to me. I still haven’t really made up my mind about them but I still wanted to make an interview with them. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-Everyone in this band also participates in other bands, but the thing with 1000Dead is that we wanted to express ourselves within a more aggressive and maybe out of the ordinary kind of music. This band is the vessel for that and we thing we’ve accomplished that.
How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-Nice question. Well it is very hard, and in order to achieve that is you must have a clear vision of what you want to play and how you will express it. What works for us, is that we blend our individual musical influences and try to create music that we find it at least intriguing and satisfying to play. And we do that uncompromisingly.
I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-Nowadays the easiest thing to do is record and upload a song. The tools are there to do it. The difficult part is to create something with substance.
Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay atop and therefore you end up killing the album for example?
-Another cool question. Yes this does happen and we can’t understand that to be honest. Certainly we don’t support and still believe in the idea of an “album”!
I for one feel that the change in how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for music?
-One thing that people don’t comprehend, is that for the final downloadable product, artists have paid a lot of money for something to be worth listening (sound-wise not quality-wise). Book a studio, mixing, mastering, artwork designers and so on. There were times where all that was handled by the label, but things change as you mentioned before. Maybe all there left to say on this matter is, just support your favorite artist.
What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-Until now the majority of the album reviews is more than positive. People seem to understand what our vision is and for that we are very pleased! What seems to find people surprised is the mixing of the genres. From thrash to heavy rock and back to hardcore. We managed to make all this music information, sound very tight thus helping the album having a good flow.
We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-We’re happy that we have friends that follow the band from Brazil, Philippines or Norway to name a few!
Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
-The difference in being in a band and not being is that by being so, it will get you a couple of beers extra!!
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-1000Dead is a live band. It’s cool creating music in the rehearsal room but the actual rewarding part of being in a band, is playing live your own music. And yes we see it from that point of view. Spreading the word with as many as possible gigs.
What plans do you have for the future?
-Now that the album is out there, we’re planning to support it live, by booking all the gigs we can. Thank you for this interview. Very cool questions. For band info, check us on our fb page or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Cheers!