DIRE PERIL is a sci.fi power metal duo from the US that rocks hard. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-The name was actually easy to come by and purely accidental. I got the name as far back as high school from a video game I use to play: Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines. I saw it during a loading screen and it just always stuck.

How do you introduce the band to people that are new to your music?
-It’s very specific to whomever I’m talking to but typically if I think they’d be interested in the band I mention the general theme we sing about.

We all carry baggage with us that affect us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-By doing the best I can with whatever talent I may have and always striving to do better.

What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-We have basically no value in our respected local area and that’s not anything against the scene itself. So I don’t think a scene defines a band.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-It’s definitely a brotherhood and you all need to work together.

When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-A great album really comes down to the band and what speaks to their vision.

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-I see nothing wrong with digital. It’s not in how the music gets out there that is an issue; it’s how the artist get paid.

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-Being a pretty small underground band the scene is small but hopefully that will change 😉

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-It’s definitely work and taken seriously. Of course you have your fun but you’re also working.

What would you like to see the future bring?
-More music, friends and a good time.

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