I waited forever for DISCORDIA to be up for my interview. Now that time has finally come. Becca answered my questions. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
-We want listeners to hear our passion and dedication when they hear our music. We hope that others can identify with the concepts, stories, and emotions that are expressed through our songs.
How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What did that name require to fit your music?
-It was very easy for us. Discordia is the latin name for Eris, the goddess of chaos. As a metal band with a strong female prescence, it’s the perfect name to represent who we are and what we are about.
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?
-We each have many and different influences, but we have Opeth, Nightwish, and soundtracks in common. We really strive to bring our own unique sound and style to the music we play.
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?
-The sound of Discordia evolved over time. Bobby originally formed the band, writing many songs with different members over the years. We finally found the perfect sound with our current line-up. Everyone has their own contribution that adds magic and texture to the final product.
I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-There is definitely a market for single tracks in certain genres, mostly with pop music and dance hits. As far as metal bands go though, we’ve experienced that the overall scene still prefers the release of full albums.
What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-We are all artists and believe that visuals are an important aspect of appealing our album to potential buyers. We put a lot of time and thought into our concepts and try to find ways to be unique and stand out. Our artist is also extremely talented and perfectly relays the emotions we are trying to convey.
Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-Social media has helped us promote the band in many ways. It has allowed us to gain fans that may have never crossed our paths otherwise. We try to promote as much as we can though, both in traditional ways and on social media.
When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
-There is definitely a tightly bound metal scene in the bay area. We all support each other’s music and gather together to see certain bands when they come through. We hope to get the opportunity to take part in bigger metal scenes around the world someday.
How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Touring is probably what has given us the most success in spreading the word. We gain many collaborators and fans every time we play, especially during out of town gigs. We definitely put on a fantastic live show, so word tends to spread when we play.
What will the future bring?
-We are very excited for the release of our album! We are hoping to spread the word of our band, play all over the world, and continue making music we are proud of.