PAPER DOLL DECAY has a pretty cool band name. For that reason alone I wanted to interview them. But then the music turned out to be cool to so that also made me want to interview them. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl

You have one of these names that does not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Coming up with the name was the easy part, finding the right people to join the band was the hard part.

Could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-Paper Doll Decay is a death metal band from the Netherlands who so happens to have a female vocalist. While we are influenced by different well-known bands across the globe, we believe in making a typical PDD sound, which you can hear on our recently released EP called Desolation.

What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-Well, there really isn’t one specific influence for our sound, but rather it’s a mix of all the music we all listen to.

What is the metal scene like in your area?
-Do you feel that you are a part of a scene? We are definitely part of the scene which is still rather small compared to other countries. But it’s there so that is a good thing.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-I don’t feel as if we are part of something bigger and greater. We just love to play death metal and get a kick out of it when others really like our sound.

When you play the sort of metal you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-Well we could have birds and bees but then they’d be killer birds and bees. No just kidding. The album cover really depends on the overall feel of the music and the lyrics.

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-I think we should embrace the digital world and use it to our advantage instead of still trying to pretend it’s not there or it’s killing music. Which is why we decided to release our EP digitally as well (iTunes, Spotife, Djeezer, Google Music).

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-Well, as a metal band you mainly have to focus on playing many festivals and other shows to get your name out there. Luckily these shows keep growing and there is still a large demand for our type of music.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-We see it as both. Of course you have to stay focused on what you are doing, but we enjoy it so much that simultaneously our live shows are parties.

What would you like to see the future bring?
-I would like to see Paper Doll Decay conquer stages across the globe, find a booker and play metal festivals like Graspop, 70.000 tons of metal and of course Wacken Open Air.

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