INDOMITE

INDOMITE might come from South America but they released their album on a Norwegian label and are promoted by a German agency. Could it be more international? Anders Ekdahl ©2013

How did it happen that you ended up on a Norwegian label?
-Well, when we decided to record a CD we knew we would have to make sure it reached places, we don’t have a manager so We started sending mails everywhere hoping some would write back, and well… that’s how we ended up in Norse Music, working with Leif has been such a great experience.

Could you please introduce the band to us that have just discovered your guys?
-WE’RE A POWER/PROG METAL BAND FROM MEDELLÍN – COLOMBIA WE’VE BEEN AROUND SINCE 2009 WITH OUR FIRST DEMO “ESPEJO Y REALIDAD”, AND WE’RE PROMOTING OUR FIRST STUDIO ALBUM TITLED “THEATER OF TIME” SO DEFINITELY CHECK THOSE OUT, OUR GOAL IS TO PUT OUT GOOD MUSIC FOR ALL YOU GUYS AND WE’VE WORKING ON THAT 😉

DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE BEING TREATED AS AN EXCLUSIVITY BECAUSE OF YOUR ORIGIN OR ARE ALL METAL BANDS TREATED THE SAME NO MATTER WHERE THEY COME FROM?
-I think the fact we’re Colombian has to do with the way we’re treated out there but I mean, all bands are treated diferently depending on where they are from. We’ve had harsh times related to beeing from Colombia, music indistry here is not easy, not to get started on metal.

Can you use your origin for something good? That you are the first band of your kind to break out of your country or something like that?
Well, beeing a first always helps and I think the fact that people is not used to hear this kind of music coming form such places, will draw some atention towards the band, but we expect to be heard because or music is good, not because we come from somewhere special or something like that.

Your new record. How pleased are you with it? What do you expect it to do for the band?
-We’re very pleased with the album, we think it has everything it needs to be a pleasant experience if you enjoy this kind of music; and as far as the expectatios, we just want this record to be heard, we want people to get to know the band and support our work if they think we’re worth it, we want fans to expect music from us.

Is the style of metal that you play big in your area? How much of a scene is there for it nationally?
-Not much, metal is per se a very undergound genre In Colombia, if you then ask about prog metal… I guess the scene here is not pretty good.

I have no idea what it is like to record an album even under great circumstances. What was it like for you to record the album?
-VERY VERY HARD, WE DID NOT HAVE MAY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM AND MONEY HERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT RUNS SHORT, WE ENDED UP HAVING SOME TROUBLE WITH OUR PRODUCER AND THE ALBUM HAD TO BE FINISHED AT A HOME STUDIO. IT WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE NEVERTHELESS AND FOR US A DREAM COME TRUE.

HOW MUCH EASIER HAS THE INTERNET MADE THINGS FOR BAND IN REGARD TO BEING IN CONTACT WITH THE RIGHT KIND OF PEOPLE?
-Oh Internet is our main resource, it the way we can get things done from the distance and make our music reach the right places; we live in a place where there are not many opportunities for bands like us, but the internet has helped us self promote worldwide, thats how we got the deal with Norse Music, and how we have taken our music to many places around the world. So I think technology is one thing we must be grateful for.

How important has the choice of art work and lay out been to you? Do you feel that the right art work can help sell the record?
-YES, THAT’S WHY WE TRY TO DO EVERYTHING OURSELVES AND WE HAVE A HOLISTIC WAY OF WORKING, THE ART IS SOMETHING THAT IS AT THE CORE OF THE RECORD, EVEN IF IT IS NOT IT’S MOST ESENCIAL PART, WE THINK A GOOD IMAGERY ON YOUR CD CAN NOT ONLY HELP TO SELL IT BUT ALSO TO CARRY THE MESSAGE YOUR MUSIC IS TRYING TO DELIVER.

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE FUTURE BRING WITH IT?
Well, we hope we can do this for a living and that’s what we expect the future to bring, tons of work to be done, we’re very happy about the great feedback we’ve been reciebing from Europe, specially Germany, we’re so excited in fact we’ve working around the clock to bring you guys a second release as soon as posible, we want to prove we have it in us to be a great band.

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