With so many cool bands out there to check out I offer you some minor guidance by introducing you to IN SILENCE. Anders Ekdahl ©2019

A band name says more than thousand words, or does it? How important is a band name to get people interested in your music?
-We believe its very important because its the first impression of a band

When you finish a recording and then sit back and relax, what kind of feelings do you get? Are you glad it is finished? Does the anxiety grow, not knowing if everybody will like it?
-” Can we release it now?!”, “Can we release it now?!”

What is it like to be in a studio recording your music? What kind of feelings and thoughts race through your heads?
-We have never been in a recording studio because we have recorded the songs at home.

Today I get a feeling that the promotion of a band lands a lot on the bands themselves so how does one promote oneself the best possible way in order to reach as many as possible?
-The easiest way to promote a band is on social media platforms in our opinion.
Today we have all these different sub-genres in metal. How important is that you can be tagged in one of these? Why isn’t metal enough as a tag?
-We think its important to be placed in a specific genre because its easier for the fans who alreade like the subgenre to you and start liking your music.
Metal is a really big genre and thats why different tags are needed

What importance is there in being part of local/national/international scene? Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of something bigger? I know it does to me knowing that in some slight way I was a part of the Swedish death metal scene in the 90s.
-as a local metalband we don’t feel like we are part of something bigger but when we played at Sweden Rock Festival 2019 we got the feeling we where part of something bigger, more spectacular

Ever since I first got into metal the art work has been a main motivator in buying a record. What part does art work for album covers play in the world of the band?
-we belive, a good cover art attracts Peoples attention and makes them interested in a band.

How important is having a label to back you up today when you can just release your music on any sort of platform online? With the ability to upload your music as soon as you’ve written it the freedom to create has become greater but are there any negative consequences to music being too readily available to fans now that every Tom, John and Harry can upload their stuff?
-as a smaller band its a great benefit to be able to release your music when and how you want, but to have a record label behind you can also strain you down because they have rules and expectations.
There are a lot of pros and cons in both of them.

What is a gig with you like? What kind of shows do you prefer to play?
-its a lot of action, metal, headbanging and beers in the bar.
Drumsticks in the eyes, strings breaking, picks everywere…
We like to play on stages where we have a lot of attending fans and interact with them.

What lies in the future?
-Answer: more recordings, singles will be released, a lot of gigs in sweden and abroad.
Stay tuned not to miss anything!
Love and Metal
/In Silence

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