ARMAGEDDON REV. 16:16 is proof that it is impossible to keep up with all the bands in the world. If you like me are new to this band you might be a bit wiser after having read this interview. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
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?
-WE DON’T THINK THAT ALWAYS THE NAME IS TELLING WHAT KIND OF METAL IS PLAYED. OUR NAME CAME UP WHEN WE READ A LOT OF THE REVELATION AND THE SCENE OF THE GREAT BATTLE BETWEEN THE EVIL AND THE GOOD WAS A TEASER TO US.
Could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-THE BAND WAS CREATED BACK IN 1985 UNDER THE NAME “HEAVY DUTY” AND IT WAS A COVER BAND, AND THE NEXT YEAR, 1986, WE CAME UP WITH OUR OWN TRACKS AND WE RENAMED IT INTO “ARMAGEDDON REV. 16:16”. FROM THEN WE PLAYED IN A LOT OF PLACES, THE MOST OF IN OUR ISLAND, CYPRUS.
What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-WELL WE COULD NOT NAME A SINGLE INFLUENCE. THER WERE MANY BACK AT THIS TIME….
What is the scene like in your area? Do you feel that you are a part of a scene?
-BECAUSE OF THE SMALL NUMBER OF FUNS IN CYPRUS IN THE ROCK MUSIC WE ARE ALL SORT OF A FAMILY. EVERY ONE KNOWS EACH OTHER. YES WE ARE A PART OF THE CYPRIOT SCENE AND WE WERE, AS THE FIRST METAL BAND IN CYPRUS, AN INSPIRATION TO ALL THE OTHER BANDS.
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?
-NO ! WE ARE NOT ! WE ARE COMMON PERSONS WHO LOVES MUSIC! WE DON’T HAVE A BIG IDEA ABOUT OURSELVES.
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?
WELL … A DIFFICULT QUESTION WITH MANY EXPLANATIONS …. IT CAN BE ANYTHING WE GUESS …
What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-NO ITS NOT … IT’S A PART OF THE EVOLUTION.
What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-THERE ARE NOT MANY BUT FEW BUT IT’S SATISFIED TO OUR GENRE.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-BOTH WE GUESS.
What would you like to see the future bring?
-NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT THE FUTURE BUT WE WILL TRY TO PLAY AND GIVE US MUCH AS WE CAN!