Not many bands do like DARKEST COLOR have done and record old songs from their past to make up for the debut album. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
You are a band with a long history yet this is your debut album, consisting of old tracks. Why did you decide to record the old songs and not just write completely new ones?
-Hello, you know that our h;istory is old but short..the band was not supposed to exist and i had to save those songs in a way.this is the reason that this album have only old tracks..i make music, and i have made new songs but they are differnent than these songs..it is not old school ..they were modern when they were composed..thats why it is interesting..
Greece has over the years produced many great metal bands. What in your opinion is it about the Greeks and metal?
-I do not think that Greeks love metal. At least the majority.. but metal is passion for those that get into it and Greeks are people that have passion..
As I am no musician I have no idea how it works, but how do you make your own music based on what influences you? What parts do you pick?
-When i wrote the songs of this album i was just an eighteen years old boy…the only thing that i had in mind was to make heavy riffs and rhythms that you had to bang your head..of course the thrash metal bands of the 80s were the influense ..band like metallica ,slayer, kreator , sodom and exodus.. today i try to write music that is more personal..but this is for a next album…deal with pain is made from passion and has a touch of the old days..
When you are in a band does it feel like you are a part of a worldwide movement?
-No, being in a band is fun…you try to have a good time and play the music that you love..at least for bands of our measure..
How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-As a thrash metal band you have to be just yourself…no theatrical promo like the black metal bands that have to paint their faces and be other people on the stage..we never were so good with photos but we must start if we want to be recognized…we will make and a video clip in the summer to promote the album..
What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?
-The lyrics are against war, against politicians trying to wake people for the enviroment that we destroy and of course there are a couple of songs that are for fun..they are important and you have to check them..
Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-The lyrics are just like they were written today…the sound would be a little different..no it doesnt , it is just a new way.
Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever?
-I cannot give an answer to this…the only thing we have to do is adjust to the circumstances.
How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experience with you like?
-At this moment we have no time for touring, we all have day jobs… but if you love thrash metal grooves and moshpits thats what our music is made of.
What lies in the future?
-We hope that this album wont be the last for the darkest color…we have more to say..