IMMORTAL SHADOW

This death metal act is new to me. But I found IMMORTAL SHADOW interesting enough to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-At the beginning we were just 5 guys playing versions of our favorite bands but we wanted to create our own songs, so we started to compose our first EP.
It was very fulfilled for us, so after record the 2nd EP, we wanted to go further in music’s world and recorded our first album whereby a lot of people is listening us all over the world.

How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-Is very hard to come up with the band because there our style doesn’t have very good acceptation like in other zones of Europe.
We have very strong influences on our sounds from bands like Lamb of god, Amon amarth or the first albums of In flames and a lot of more bands of the style.

I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-Firstly, we recorded every song homemade, to listen then several times and improve it, then , when we got the definitive songs, we listen a lot of productions of studios to find the quality that we are finding and after that we compare labels offers and all that things to see how could be released the album. The most difficult thing is to find the idea that you have in your head for you album.

Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay atop and therefore you end up killing the album for example?
-We know that nowadays there is a very strong facility to do homemade songs, but we think that it depends of the artist; we prefer to release our whole album, because we think that an album must be listened as a single concept not 1 by 1 song.

I for one feel that the change in how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for music?
-Nowadays, everybody want to get it free, the music is underrated and the emerging bands have a very difficult obstacle on time of taking the plunge to a professional level.
People don’t appreciate the effort of the musicians that invert their time and money to offer a good album, in fact, now a band is only supported at live concerts or selling merchandising because the cds sales has been ousted by the digitals downloads that often you can get it free.

What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-The best response is the feedback that we are having from the Medias and the fans.
The thing that has gotten most attention is the combination of the melodies with aggressive riffs in our songs.

We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-The most surprising contact was the support of a lot of fans from Argentina via Facebook, is very comforting to see that in others countries people is listening our music and write us to tell us how much they like our album.

Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
-We think that playing in a band make you feel that you are a part of something bigger; you have the possibility to connect with a lot of people just with the music, at every concert we can see how they enjoyed our music and how they support us without distinction of where we are playing.

What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-We think that the live scene is the most important thing for a band, as we wrote before; lots of people can listen you at a live concert and connect with you. If you offered a bad performance or a show full of mistakes, you will obtain the opposite answer of the people.
What plans do you have for the future?
-We hope that in a few years, when the band gain some reputation outside Spain, we could do an European Tour sharing stage with some bands that nowadays are a reference for us.

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