In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with DOOM ROT. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
When you look back and see how far you have come what do you think of this crazy journey so far and where the heck will it take us?
-I don’t really think that I have come so far. It’s about year since my project started. And I don’t know where this journey will take us.
I often wonder how people discover that they can do what they do. How did you discover that you can sing and play instruments?
-To be honest, it was so simple and standard. When I was about 12 years old my father showed me his favorite music. It was band “Helloween”. It just blowed my head. I became interested in this music. I start playing the guitar and… it just goes on.
When did it become a revelation that you can do this and maybe get paid for having fun, instead of just putting out all the money?
-You know, many time ago. But Doom Rot is not about money instead. I received about 20$ in this year. The main thing of my project is to enhance Russian metal scene at show the world that we can. And show many countries my looks on this genre.
When you spend an amount of your life on a band does it ever feel like you have wasted time, that you have fought one too many windmills?
-That’s why I started One Man Project. Yet it so hard to me to play with someone. It’s much easier and more interesting for me to do everything by myself.
No matter how small or big you were as a band you will leave a legacy behind you. How do you want people to treat this legacy?
-I want them to treat this as an interesting representative of Russian school of Melodic Death Metal
Is digital taking away the mystery of waiting for a new album now that you can upload as soon as you have written a song?
-Of course. There is so much music around us. The listener draws attention to the new release and after a week forgets about it.
And today is very hard to maintain listener interest by releasing albums. Especially for unknown bands. That’s why I release singles.
How important is image in separating you from all the million different styles of metal there is out there?
-For me, image is important. But I love when things are simpler. I love minimalism. I don’t like when musicians hang themselves with all sorts of shit, etc. I understand that this is a stage image, but don’t go too far, don’t bring everything to the circus.
Do you deal in different topics lyrically or do you keep to one, just using different variations?
-Mostly mystical and mythological themes predominate in combination with the themes of human isolation, fear, lust and cruelty.
Do you consider yourself a live artist or do you like to spend most of the time secluded in a studio?
-I really like spending time in the studio, this is my favorite thing. But there will also be concerts, I want to get to know the audience better.
How much of a touring band are you guys? What memories do you take with you?
-I have never been in tour with my project
What does the future hold?
-It is hard to say. I would like to advance creatively, find more listeners, work more in the studio with other musicians. I am striving for this. True, in our country it will be somewhat more complicated than in others. But I try very hard