In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with ANTROPOMORPHIA. Answers from Ferry.Anders Ekdahl ©2019
You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Not that hard, looking for a suitable name an album was released that had a huge impact on us so like the metal tradition we adopted the name from the album, it is the subtitle of Pestilence’s debut album: “Malleus Maleficarum/AntropomorphiA”
How do you introduce the band to people that are new to your music?
-We are an Extreme Metal band who has it’s roots in Death Metal but are not shy to venture outside the genres borders so expect to hear traditional but also Black metal filled with dark atmosphere, hooks and grooves that will goes straight to the juggler like a ferocious beast.
We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-Inspiration can arise from so many sources, instinct and emotion being a few of them, regarding the latest album it say my battles with depression were a big influence.
What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
This entity doesn’t need a scene to progress or exist, we are more of a lone wolf regarding progression and our music but we do have a healthy scene here and together with some of the bands we form a collective called K W A A D E I N D through which we support each other in every way possible. Besides AntropomorphiA it’s made up out bands such as: Nihill, Ggu:ll, Faal, Ibex Angel Order, Verbum Verus and Dodecahedron but there are also other artist part of it tattoo artists: Drako Groenhagen (Oneness)and Madeleine Hoogkamer (13 Candles Tattoo) are part of the collective.
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 think this depends on every individual, for me personally as a person I do feel that I’m part of a bigger movement but I’m talking solely about our Tilburg scene. Something you notice when we get together.
Within the band there’s this brotherhood which goes beyond friendship and just making music. So in that way it also feels bigger.
When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-For me the music it’s lyrics and the visuals are one, so depending on what we put out into this world every sort of cover can be imaginable I guess.Iron Maiden’s Purgatory 12′ version ?(but then again almost every maiden album has something great) and Bathory Bathory are two iconic covers.
What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-I prefer physical, I’m a vinyl collector and I like to hold an album. Dive into the artwork, be able to read the lyrics etc. If digital is killing music is little far fetched imo, it takes away the whole experience of listening and undergoing music but I think there will always be music regardless the medium in is carried in.
What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-There’s a good club scene through out Europe and these days there are many festival the whole year around.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-I see it as a ritual, a mass, it’s something where you demand everything from yourself to reach everyone in attendance.
What would you like to see the future bring?
-Destruction of all life on earth.