Right now I feel totally DEHYDRATED and no, it is not from listening to this band although I need to refuel on liquid after a session with this band. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

We live in a world where there are literally millions of bands to check out. What do you have that sets you apart?
-We established the band in 1992 and there is not another band called Dehydrated from Slovakia, that set us apart…

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-It was very easy, when I heard the band Pestilence a album “Consuming Impulse” there is a song called “Dehydrated”….I decided, this is the perfect name for my band. That is it.

What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-We were most influenced by bands like Death,Carcass,Napalm Death, Obituary, Kreator, Sepultura, Unleashed, Entombed, Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Pestilence, Morbid Angel…….We did not change our inspiration from those bands until now. Some of them already does not exist,but if they do exist the are amazing still.

What is the advantages/disadvantages of CD and vinyl these days of internet promotion where digital seems to be king?
-The Lp price is 8 times more expensive than Cd. So the Cd is the price, but Lp is a better sound. It is an unfortunate thing ,that the life of Cd is smaller than Lp, and thus it can be written endlessly. Someone loves a Cd ,someone loves a Lp. Propagation – it’s just a deal in the 90s it was boom of Cds, a years 2005- 2010 it was a boom of Lps.
It’s only for the people who will consume it. It’s the killer who loves big grammar or Cd. It’s the choice of listener. I do not want to skate it, it’s about enjoying music and we let everybody decide.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when your out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-… and how much did you feel comfortable with? What place did we end up with? Music will not die. Music exists from the beginning of manhood only when you have the music in your mind, the lingering sounds of the melody creates melody,and it is a music. There still beplaying the masterpieces / Mozart, bach, bethowen, orf … / The people will play and listen a music 50/60/70/80/90 years remastered, edited. And we will try to play until we have fun and make new and new songs. Music will not go away. Jimi Hendrix said: Music never laughs if there is anything that can change the world, so it can only happen through music.

What part does art work and lay out play? Any message that you want to bring forth with it?
-We have a few friends who help us with art work, the album Ressurection has been greatly helped by the famous painter Juanjo Castelado, a great artist who works with a lot of bands around the world. What about the divisions of the game we do it together, I will bring guitar riffs, the drummer of the rhythms and with the band out of it we will do it.

Is it a whole different way to promote a band today with all these social media channels? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way? Playing live and word of mouth.
-Nowadays when I use social media for promotion, dating, … It’s great, we do not have to promote it by posting the posters / even when it’s still used /. Agreed meetings in media / radio, tv / it’s simple and literally free, just to put it on the social network and it’s done, we know people are sitting at home and looking at computers and mobile phones. And it’s so fucking between the people and the community.

Do you feel like you are a part of a scene, locally, nationally and internationally?
Yes. And I think we have been from the beginning the 90s when it all began even when there was a pause. The fans they do not forget to locally and nationally. Internationally we will try to do our concerts, and I’ll be hoping for another album release.

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Since the cd has been released, we have concerted 1-2 times a month from the offer and where and if it suits all the members, or there is no work or health indispensable. A live show it is the best of the band’s siren and propaganda. It gives a lot of power on the live stage and drive the band when they stand on the podium and see the people who cannot wait, or even the loud ones, who give the first tons the energy and we will take the energy of them and we will give it back to them….!!!

What will the future bring?
-We believe that a future will bring us many concerts, shows, pleasant moments connected with the band and people around an undeground scene. And of course we want to release a new album during the next year.

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