HYPOXIA isn’t an another melodic death metal band. No sir, they are an extreme death metal band. And for that I thank them. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl

Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you?
-We did go thru a few different ideas but we were definitely looking into medical terms and This one we really liked and kept.

Who would say jave laid the foundation for the kind of sound you have?
-Carlos Arboleda, he has been playing guitar for over 25 years and has lived and played thru the evolution of metal and developed his own style of riffing and sound.

When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?
-It’s all part of the composition process but we definitely prefer to play fast even thou we do have some slow parts.

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?
-Yeah off course!!! Either one! For us is just going on stage and playing live is a lot of fun!! Absolutely different from rehearsing. A lot more energy ..

Everybody seem to be disappointed with something once they have released a recording. What would you have liked done differently the last time around?
-We are very happy with this record! It was a learning experience and the result is solid. We like it.

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?
-It takes a little time to get your music out there. The internet and playing shows definitely help.

What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
-The artist capturing exactly what we want to project as band or what the album is about.

Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? What is the climate for metal in your country?
-We all are! The fans and the artists are all part of the scene .. One wouldn’t exist without the other.
We have the four seasons. It’s great!

How do one promote oneself the best possible way?
-Keep playing shows and supporting the scene and also advertise online ..

What does the future hold?
-Great things!!! We have a few great shows and we are already working on new music as well!!!

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