With so many cool bands out there to check out I offer you some minor guidance by introducing you to DEATH & LEGACY. Anders Ekdahl ©2020
Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you? How important is it to have the right name?
-Absolutely, I think to find the right name is the very best first step you must to walk, because is the first idea in the fans when they think of you.
We talk in our lyrics about death, it is so important for us… and about the legacy in your family, friends… So… it was easy to think in the name.
Who would say have laid the foundation for the kind of sound you have? Who are your heroes musically and what have they meant to you personally and to the sound of your band?
-Really, we are a classic band. We grow up earing bands like Metallica, Slayer, Kreator, Sepultura… And other one more actually, like Trivium, Arch Enemy, Machine Head… The feeling across the sound is very important for us, heavy riffs with melodic lines are the key.
When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?
-Yes, sure. Yu have to work and think in many differents kinds of arrengaments, tempos, ritmics, etc…
Will your music work in a live environment? What kind of stage environment would best suit your music; a big stage or a small club?
-Every show is different and magic. It is so great to play in a big festival, but play to close with your fans in a small club… you can feel the passion in both sides of the stage, is really magic.
It is very hard to be 100% satisfied. Everybody seems to be disappointed with something they have released. Is there something that you in hindsight would have done differently on this your latest recording?
-No at the moment. We worked very hard, so much time with all of passion, giving the best of us every moment, trying to learn and grow with the best professionals, as Finnvox Studios or Gustavo Sazes Designs.
Promotion can be a bitch. Even today with all different platforms it can be hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band?
-We work with our management agency, Duque Producciones, making all ways to promotion, really intensive in Spain and Latin America, and with our social media and streaming platforms.
To me art work can be the difference between bust or success. What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-Yes, sure, this is the first you see in the new album, and you need that cold be great as you can, giving a complet concept to your music.
Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? Is a local/national scene important for the development of new bands?
-Yes, you need a important scene, amateur, venues, big bands, tours, festivals… in your country, in your city, to know new bands, new music, to learn, and for the scene not dies for the new generations.
I could just be me but I got the feeling that the live scene is not what it used to be. Could be that more and more people use the net to discover bands instead of going out and supporting new bands live. What is you experience with the live scene?
-We live the music experience of different ways, and now, streaming, digital world is the most important, easy to share, to ear, clean… but
I think never will die the live scene.
What does the future hold?
– It is a very difficult question because we are living in a strange world, with a pandemic that kill the live musc, the scene… But I hope we always fight and our lives will return, stronger than ever.