With so many cool bands out there to check out I offer you some minor guidance by introducing you to CONJURING FATE. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
What kind of vision did you have when you started and how has it changed over the years?
– I firstly always want to have fun, its why I do this. I just wanted to play some proper good heavy metal! It took us a while to really get going, but we’re moving in the right direction now. The lineup has obviously changed over the years. But our recording members have pretty much stayed the same. I want all the guys to have fun all, but keep a serious head on. We want to keep progressing in the right direction.
Does location mean anything today? We used to hear about how it was all location, location, location back in the days if you wanted to make it big? That you had to come from a certain place to be sure to make it.
– I think to a certain degree yes. It’s fairly hard for us to get certain shows on the mainland being the outsiders. The same goes for some european festivals. I check alot of the bands and think, whats going on here you know? We apply a year in advance etc… But things are starting to change with this new album. Announcements being made soon about 2020.
What is it like to be a in a band and to get to tour all over the world? What kind of feelings do that bring about?
-We love playing infront of new crowds! Being the kind of band we are we really are overwhelmed when people ask for photos, sign cds etc. It really is an unreal feeling! Could really get used to that. Haha…
What kind of feedback have you had on your music, your latest album and in general? How important is feedback?
-Feedback goes 2 ways for me. I really do appreciate what people think. And positive reviews always sells cds, helps with shows etc… But at the same time I like what I play. If alot of people don’t like it, that’s fair. I’m doing it because I enjoy it. If others do, that is a bonus of course. If I only played what people want to hear I’d be a sell out right? haha…
How do you know that you have written a “hit” song? Is there a particular feeling you get when you know that this is the one, this is the big “make it song”?
– For heavy metal I think its hard to have the “hit” song now. I know the songs that would be our more commercial orientated tracks, but still got our chops in there. Something like Daughter of The Everglades. Its catchy, but still got our drive. And of course lots of solos. haha..
As I am no musician I will never get to know the difference of analogue and digital. Can you explain the difference to me? what are the pros and cons of analogue V/S digital?
-Is that in formats or recording? Haha… In formats I like both. I still listen to vinyl, but I also play cds in the car and spotify when I am on the go. Recording wise we used some analogue equipment but recorded onto a digital desk and digital DAW (recording programme). Some people prefer the ‘warmer’ tones of analogue. But I personally feel either is acceptable, though digital is more versatile. Lots of modern studios now record and prefer digital. Alot of the big studios even release their own digital vst plugins. In store that cleared nothing up for you. Haha…
What is it like to have people you never met liking your music and singing along to it at gigs?
– It’s always great meeting new people who appreciate your music. It does really make it that wee bit more worth while.
How important are lyrics to you guys? Do you have any messages that you want to get forward?
– We generally just write what we want. Not all our songs are, but a good few of them have some form of horror based theme going. We do have some more meaningfull songs, but we don’t exactly look at trying to get a message across. We’re just here to have fun, a those who watch us seem to have fun also.
I love a really cool cover but I get the feeling that today with all this digital uploading/downloading people aren’t that concerned about artwork. How do you feel?
-I love a cool cover myself dude! I really think a striking cover is what pulls people in initially. Maybe some of the younger generations aren’t that way inclined, but not all them. The more rock/metal community I feel always really appreciate a good cover. It’s your promotional tool for tshirts and various other merchandise. And it needs to stand out.
What does the future hold?
-Well the new album ‘Curse Of The Fallen’ is our main priority. We’ll be playing some special album launch shows to close the year out. Then it’s all about the promotion in 2020. I can’t wait to get things rolling!!!