DEMISE OF THE CROWN

It seems like there is no end to how many bands there are out there that I have not heard of. Just thinking about it gets me stressed but I’ll get to know as many as I can one by one starting with DEMISE OF THE CROWN. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
– It is quite important actually for fans and to project an image of yourself that works for you’re genre, however,to be truly honest with you, I personally think metal bands are the kings of having names that don’t make sense or cheesy sounding. We are guilty of this as well. Of course their are many exceptions to this and some metal bands have stellar names, but my general impression is that metal band names can get pretty out there.

What was it that made you want to do the band?
-the first time I saw my best friends brothers punk band play in their basement in 2000, i thought it was the coolest thing id ever seen, and decided on the spot that was what I was going to do.

What is your definition of the metal you play?
– Everyone seems to call it power metal, because of the vocals I guess. There is also some melodic death metal influences, neo-classical and hard rock for sure.

How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
I do all the pre-production at my house in complete isolation. I cannot have anyone around because it is a massive destruction. Apart from the music, I usually put a drum machine with basic beats to give the general idea which then is given to my drummer who writes his own parts. Finally, that draft is handed off to Darren as he writes his lyrics and I will sometimes contribute to melodic ideas for the voice.

Where do you find your inspiration to create?
-Life experiences, our moods, what is happening to you in you’re life at that moment and our favorite bands/composers of course

How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
-Very important, its a big part of you’re image and the way fans will get a first impression of you. For our debut album, it was worked on at least for a month, sending emails back and forth non-stop with notes until it came out the way we saw it. in our heads, it had to set a tone for the album and do justice to the songs.

Do you find that there is a greater freedom in working with digital than working with physical?
-In some ways yes because its less money to do it all digital, but at the same time everyone in the band comes from that era where we bought records, read the booklets and listened to it from A-Z with our friends. We regret not having done that for this debut album, but for the 2nd one we will definitely get some hard copes and even vinyl since that seems to be coming back into fashion, which is awesome.

Are there any limitations to digital? Can you do everything you like?
-Yes there are limitations of course. The amount of people post album release who asked us to have hard copies of our album caught us off guard big time and like I said before we regret not doing so.

Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
-There definitely is a scene for us and people will see this especially with our 2nd record. It will appeal to a much bigger audience and the song writing has come a long way since our debut. We have been described as a darker form of power metal.

What does the future hold?
-A lot new music, videos and shows. The band will be reaching its prime years in the near future.

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