FATE UNBURIED are a total blank to me. But they have a cool name and that triggered me into wanting to know more about them. 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?
-First of all we want our tunes to be catchy, but we also want the listener to understand the complexity of our musical language. Our aim is to entertain him with original and non-trivial solutions, in order to catch his interest and don’t get him bored.
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?
-Digital technologies have totally changed our habits, and this is a fact. Just like every new thing, it brings a lots of possibilities, but can have negative effects if used unproperly. We believe the digital is the future, but the way bands produce their music is still up to them. They could publish a single, an EP, or a full-length according to their needs and artistical reasons, or simply basing on their budget or on how many songs they have at the moment. Every band chooses its way.
When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander
-When you make music, any kind of it, you’re part of something. There are a lot of people out there who play in bands like ours, and all of us are unavoidably related. Nevertheless, every band and every musician have their own singularity, and the best thing to do is to enhance them and make them the key to make you different and unique, even if you’re a part of something bigger.
How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-We took the inspiration for our name from a Foscolo’s work. The theme of the burial has been readapted to the concept of destiny. This combination fits very well with the lyrics and the themes we talk about in our songs.
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?
-Everyone of us has their own influences, even very different. Even if our music can be related with some musical genres, we don’t want them to influence us in our composition. The only important thing for us is to make our music effective and coherent. For this reason, every musical and artistic form can influence us in different ways. Our sound keeps evolving, but maintains some features that make it recognizable.
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?
-As we said before, our sound is a combination of all our influences, so when we decided to play together, we didn’t want to focus on a specific genre, but to let it be a natural consequence of what inspires us most. The name was picked mainly for the affinity with the lyrics, but also because it reflects the depth and complexity of our musical language.
What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-The artwork must be totally inherent to the work done. It should visually convey the concept musically transmitted. It must be easy to understand, but in turn, to capture the attention of fans, must leave room for imagination and for the own interpretation of things.
Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-Of course they have. Social media make every news affordable to a large audience, it would be impossible for a band today to get visibility without them. After all, with our mobile phone constantly in our hand and always connected, avoiding them would be a very stupid choice.
How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Unfortunately we are not a band that can afford a certain number of regular concerts yet. Surely live gigs remain one of the best ways to target and attract fans. When we play we work to create the right pathos and to be convincing. We make sure to amaze all listeners that we face: if someone comes to listen us he must be glad to do it!
What will the future bring?
-Surely many lives and probably another Lp; there’s already some new stuff in progress…