ALLAMEDAH

With a sound that at times remind me of a progressive Katatonia ALLAMEDAH I just had to interview this Portuguese band. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-The main purpose is, and always was, trying to make the best music we could possibly make.

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?
-The inspiration, most of the time, comes from other styles outside ‘Metal’ such as Ethnic Music, Fado (traditional Portuguese Music), classical music, etc.
And once you get inspired, it’s a matter of giving form and a structure to the song.

I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-During the year of 2016 and mid 2017 we composed 10 songs that we later recorded in December 2017 in WRecords Studio.

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? *
-The 10 songs we recorded in 2017 will be released this year of 2018 all as singles, and if it is possible the 10 songs will then be compiled into an album.

5. 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?*
-Well, everything changes, in every aspect of life, and the music business is no diferent.
It is a matter of adapting to the times and finding new strategies.

What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-The thing that got people attention, is the fact that we have songs in Portuguese, English and Hebrew.
Besides that, the fact that we try to mix metal with different musical nuances and styles help us too, to give an exemple this year we will release a song called “Algema” (“Handcufs” in English) that features a portuguese Fado singer called Valéria Carvalho and a tradicional portuguese guitarist João Luzio.

We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-So far we had people from different countries congratulating us for the work, but so far nothing that surprising to be mentioned, unfortunately.

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?
-Being part of a band, gave us the chance to play live the songs we composed, and the opportunity to share it with the rest of the world.

What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Playing live, shows a different side of the songs, a more raw side, that captivates the crowd in a different way.
What plans do you have for the future?
-This year we intend to debut 10 songs, two of them have collaborations with other musicians as mentioned before, and specifically one of the collaboration will have the raper on it.
For the future we pretend to write more music, and collab with more musicians.

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