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 HOLE DUG DEEP. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
When you release a new recording does it feel like you have to start a new a couple step back because so much time has passed and so many new bands have entered the scene since the last album or do you just pick up where the last one left?
-We just do our thing we don’t want to sound like another band so we write our style no matter what other bands are doing we want to be the trend setters but each time we write we have evolved in our lives and music so it naturally kind of changes its self
Do you have an aesthetic that you keep true to from recording to recording (i.e. stylistical same art work, lyrical theme etc.)?
-For the most part we stick to a dark view on life like death , relationship destruction and self destruction
How hard is it to come up with lyrics to the songs? When do you know thst you have the right lyrics?
-Writing lyrics comes easy to me I think of my topic and how has that topic effected my life or others around me and it just flows somehow ….. then I read along with music we have ready for a few days if it starts to groove and easy to stick my in memory then it must the correct lyrics for that particular song
I am old school. I like really cool album covers but from what I’ve gathered some bands tend to spend less on art work because people don’t buy records, they download songs. What are your feelings on this?
-I love album art i have cool Hole Dug Deep artwork I grew up looking at album art and reading the inside cover of all my records and cd’s
Do you ever feel that you get misinterpretated because of the music you play?
-Yes I think most hard rock and metal people get viewed as lower class citizens because of our appearance and cloths but most metal people are mellow , respectful and usually quite smart
I get the feeling that fans that are true to a band, is a lost thing with the easy access to music these days. Do you feel that this is a bad thing or are there any positive aspects of it at all? *
-There is always the die hard fans which is awesome but yes i think most people try to find free music its good for exposure but bad for making a living nobody wants to do what they do for a living and let people take it you don’t steal food from farmers or cars from dealerships
Back in the days you had to trade tapes if you wanted to hear new unheard of bands. Today you are just a click away from discovering new acts. Do you feel that this development in some ways will do more harm than good in the long run, that it will eventually kill off music as we know it?
-I don’t see it doing any harm any exposure is good….. look at us we are new and getting discovered in Europe and we’re from the US that is amazing to me
I get the impression that today’s touring scene is most made up of festivals or multiple band line-ups. Is it harder/tougher to tour today?
-We haven’t really toured yet only shows here and there but never hit the road and I cant wait for the experience we are going to have in the near future
If you were to decide how would the stage show look like?
-If I got to decide how the stage looks it would have flames and Skulls purple ,red,green and blue lights and our logo
What does the future hold?
-I think that Hole Dug Deep is about to have a life changing experience we are in for life we will don our best to make it