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 BLACK GOAT. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
What pressure is there in releasing an album compared to a demo? Do you feel that there is a sort of pressure to succeed when you release and album, that it sorta is for real now?
-Of course, album is a very important release, than the demo. Magia Posthuma was a
our most serious work, and label provided decent promotion for this release.
When you release a record of any sort what kind of expectations do you have on it? Do you set up goals for it?
-My only goal is my own satisfaction.
When you release an album and you go out and play live and people know your songs, how weird is that? That people know what you have written on your own?
-I do not know this. Black Goat never played live, we are totally against a live shows.
Do you feel that you have to follow in the footsteps of the last album for a new when it comes to lyrics and art work for everything so that those that bought the previous record will recognize your sound?
-Our lyrical themes remain unchanged. As for sound, I’m a supporter of the difference, but I think that the sound should become more darkly, obscure and archaic from album to album.
Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community because you play in a band?
-No, im the one in my own Universe.
How hard/easy is it to come up with new songs that that still are you but doesn’t sound like anything you’ve already written?
-I have not composed anything for a long time. Almost all the material of Black Goat was invented in 2000-2005 and now it sounds more original than 99% modern so-called “black-metal” bands.
What influences/inspires you today? Where do you draw inspiration from? Is it important to have some sort of message?
-My sources of inspiration remain unchanged throughout my life. It’s my own feelings, personal occult experiences, and some kind of Dark Arts – music, literature, retro-horror films etc…
Musically im into old greek scene (Gods!!!), NWOBHM, black/death/thrash metal classic and non-metal bands like Dead Can Dance, Coil, Current 93, Popol Vuh, Goblin and more
We hear about what state the record industry is in. Then we hear that cd sales are increasing. As a band that releases records do you notice the state the industry is in?
-No i didn’t think about it
What is your opinion on digital verses physical?
-A real fan always chooses physical media!!!
What lies in the future?