DEMISE OF THE CROWN are cool cats. Check them out. Anders Ekdahl ©2020
Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
-When I listen to Pantera for example and Dimebag is rippin , I get goosebumps every single time and every hair on my body stands up. I also get inspired and just excited about music in general which is what its all about I think and Id like people who hear our music to get that same feeling.
How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-Its always one of the hardest things to do when you start a band is finding that name. The title had to sound BIG like the music and I think it still does after all these years.
Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-Opeth, Nevermore, Pantera, Arch Enemy, Faith No More, Van Halen, Judas Preist, Decapitated, Yngwie Malmsteen, Attila, Emmure, Escape the Fate, Falling in Reverse, Ghost, Metallica , Guns n Roses too many to list!!
When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound? How did you settle on the name/sound combo?
-We have no idea what the fuck we were doing nor did we have any sort of direction when we started. It took many years of trial and error to achieve the unique sound we have now and we’re pretty proud of that.
I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habits of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-Yea unfortunately music is so accessible with apps like Spotify, people are way less likely to stream an entire album these days which is why for artists, getting playlists has become a strong necessity now I think. I think people listen to playlists more then albums now.
What part does artwork and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-We always try to do something that we would find intriguing and like seeing from another artist. We also try to not be too “cryptic” or “demonic” because it’s lame and a bit cheesy honestly.
Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-Definitely re-written the rules, in-fact it seems like they re-write the rules every year. Social media is always evolving, the apps themselves get modified, their promotional services get modified and we all just follow along and adapt to it. So this time around we have been exploring Facebook ads to organically increase our Spotify numbers which has worked out great so far. I hear google ads is where its at now for YouTube promotion but we have not tried that yet so don’t quote me on that!
When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
-When you play a GREAT show then yes, you feel like you are a part of something bigger and grander. When you play a SHIT show you feel like you’re part of a scene and that you’re losing.
How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-We have not toured yet but we were planning one for the summer until covid-19 happened. Touring is still very important in 2020 since the only source of real revenue for bands now is merch.
What will the future bring?
-Alot of new music and touring if the world goes back to normal soon.