DRACOVALLIS

DRACOVALLIS play their kind of metal. Instead of me trying to describe it to you just read the interview and then check out the band. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl

Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you?
-No. It came in my mind really fast and it felt very natural. It’s meaning is epic and powerful so it fits perfectly with the type of music I compose

Who would say are the founding stones of the kind of sound you have?
-On first impression people usually say that my style is similar to the style of Nightwish, because of the symphonic orchestra, but when you take a closer look you will see that it’s completely different.

When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?
-Yes. Also, my albums usually include additional genres beside Symphonic Metal, such as Epic Music and Celtic Music, so different methods of arrangement are necessary.

Will your music work in a live environment? What kind of stage environment would best suit your music; a big stage or a small club?
-Yes it will, but since my compositions feature large symphonic orchestra a big stage would be required for the best experience.

Everybody seem to be disappointed with something once they have released a record. What would you have liked done differently the last time around?
-Many things I would’ve changed if I could, but it’s done so I am just trying to learn from the mistakes. That’s why every album sounds different from the one before.

Is it hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band?
-I have never imagined how difficult it is before I started this project. Thankfully, the social media like Facebook and YouTube is making the job little less harder.

What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-For me a great cover must contain a castle, a magician or a dragon. It will be even greater if it contains all three of them.

Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? What is the climate for metal in your country?
-There are a lot of metalheads in Bulgaria, but not a lot of concerts. The problem is that few companies support this kind of events and that makes the tickets very expensive.

How do one promote one self the best possible way?
-Since I am unexpirienced I don’t have the answer for this question yet.

What does the future hold?
-The future is something very uncertain, especially for an indie composer like me. I only hope that one day I will be able to financially rely on my music carreer, because composing is the thing that I love doing the most.

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