When a band picks its name from a Katatonia song it has to be good. And FOR MY DEMONS are just that. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

We live in a world where there are literally millions of bands to check out. What do you have that sets you apart?
-I firmly believe that in 2018 it is very difficult if not impossible to create something new, maybe it’s better to say something different. I think the project For My Demons goes against the current trend of this musical moment, thanks to the constant research of the melody . anyway, I do not want to sound presumptuous with this sentence, When I’m writing my songs I’m not going to think to much on what’s new or different, it only counts if I like it or not ..: D

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-Choosing the name was very simple. For My Demons is a Katatonia song that I am very attached to, a song I was listening to, while I was taking a very important decision of my life. I believe that the name fully reflects the sounds of for my demon’s music, It’s like a tribute to all the phases of my life that live in me, sometimes you can call them moments, sometimes periods and sometimes demons.

What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-I have listened to a lot of music in my life, I think the inspiration is split into two parts within each artist. One part comes from outside, while the other comes from our ego. My part that comes from the outside has certainly been influenced by many bands of my adolescence, Dream theater, Metallica, Katatonia, Opeth … and many more.

What is the advantages/disadvantages of CD and vinyl these days of internet promotion where digital seems to be king?
-I think the pleasure of having the CD or vinyl in your hands, reading the printed booklet, the smell of paper and vinyl can never be replaced by digital reproduction. the advantage is that you still have a work of art in your hands and not saved in the cold memory of your iPhone.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when your out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-I don’t think, as I said before, for certain types of music, I think that the concept of Cd or Vinyl will remain. I see all this innovation and multimedia promotion as a great opportunity for the bands and not a risk. I hope I’m not wrong: D

What part does art work and layout play? Any message that you want to bring forth with it?
-The artwork was created by 2 great artists, Alessandro Alimonti and Andrea Tremanti. respectively the front and back of the booklet. I explained them my feelings and the lyrics of the album, but then, all the work has been entrusted to their superb imagination. I am extremely satisfied with it.

Is it a whole different way to promote a band today with all these social media channels? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way? Playing live and word of mouth.
-I think all media channels are needed. Facebook and social media play a fundamental role in the promotion of a band, but the “dear old” word of mouth and live concerts are still necessary. Make the promotion “human”, otherwise it would be just a search for “Likes”

Do you feel like you are a part of a scene, locally, nationally and internationally?
-Currently, especially with the promotion without limits thanks to social media, I feel my band, and especially myself as part of a global and cosmopolitan project 😀
It’s easy to talk and be heard on the other side of the globe with 2 clicks of the mouse. It’s wonderful!

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-We had some problems with Line up after the album release, because of this we slowed down to promote the album live. Now we’re okay and with the guys we’re getting ready to start a series of gigs!

What will the future bring?
-As I told you above, some gigs..all around Italy and Europe and then new album!

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