EGREGOR

EGREGOR might not be the most well known metal band on the planet but I’ll do my job top spread their name. ©2016 Anders Ekdahl

What is it that fascinates you into coming up with new songs and albums?
-To be able to express and describes ourselves. We always felt it that way, to create helps to know yourself, it gives you order although in some point composing is also chaos, the necessary chaos before comprehension. What fascinate us the most is how music becomes fragments of ourselves, a group of people giving life in communion.

How is this new recording different from the previous? How do you take your sound one step further?
-Actually this is our first album, although we have some previous singles released. We tried to achieve a more dense and creamy sound, more related to the density of our thematic.
Something warm, trying to figure out how light sounds in the darkness. We know we haven’t made it yet, but we are working on it.

When you write songs about the topics you do what kind of reactions do you get?
-A lot of people connects with our topics, some people feel it so close to them like if a loved one was talking to them, with emotion, explaining what they are feeling, telling them you are not alone in this process, and being embraced at the same time.
Our lyrics are made for people living internal processes of opening awareness, so some people really connects with our topics.

Whenever I think of you I cannot help wandering off to different bands. What bands do you indentify with?
-We like many bands, like Katatonia, Tool, Extol, etc. We really admire them, but we don’t totally identify ourselves with any band. Each person, each band and every single creation are unique.

How did you go about chosing art work for this new album? What was important to have in it?
-The art was a collaborative work with graphic designer Pablo Rebolledo, we told him our idea and he gave it life.
It was important to have a female presence, like a powerful woman. The presence of the sri yantra, symbol we adopted for the band. And purple colors for transmutation.

What kind of topics do each song deal with? Is there a red thread to the songs?
-Egregor have as a main topic the transcendence, with all that it implies; fighting, awakening, self-awareness, comprehension and integration of pain, to remember, etc. Our topics connects with this process, they are created to be a companion through this path.

How do you come up with song titles? What do they have to have to fit the songs?
-We don’t have a stablished rule about this, we just let ourselves flow and feel the suitable title and leave it.

Is digital a format that fits your music? Is digital killing music?
-The digital format allows you to reach the entire world! , it does not kill music, maybe some aspects of it, but it helps you to be heard in places you never thought or it would take so long.

How much of a live band are you? How important is playing live?
-Playing live is the most important aspect of all, is where you really see the band, the energy. It is where we connects with each person, is where we vibrate higher. It is indispensable and we totally enjoy it.

What lies in the future?
-We have more videos coming, a second album, maybe a couple of singles before. We are planning more shows in more cities.
We are following our dreams and trying to help our EGREGOR grow and reach as many people as possible.

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