JAGGED VISION

JAGGED VISION is a band that I am not too familiar with so I wanted to get to know more by interviewing them. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
-A positive outlet for negative energy.

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-Not hard really, our name is taken from Integrity’s Jagged Visions of my true destiny, wich we thought was pretty fitting!

Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-Iron maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica and Lamb of God turned us into metalheads. All things heavy inspired us today.

When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound? How did you settle on the name/sound combo?
– Back when we started we were hardcore/metal kids playing hardcore, we ended up getting tired of that. At the time we had opened our eyes to all the awesome
Sludge and Stoner bands out there like Electric Wizard and High on Fire, after hearing this all we wanted to do was to start a band that wass all about riffing.

I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-Thats for pop “musicians”. We dig the album format, with an album you have the opportunity to tell a story with your music.
But of course, for bands low on cash, you can release a single to get your music out there. Personally i like to listen to an album from start to finish.

What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
– For us artwork is an important part of releasing a album, going in to a record store and seeing an awesome album cover tells us that the music
most likely is awesome as well. We usually do not lay to much though into how the album should look, but we use people whos style we dig, and just let them do what they
think fits our music.

Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-Definetly, and not for the better. The line between amateur and proffesional is somewhat lost.

When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
-We definitely feel solidarity with bands around us, and when they do well or release an awesome record it is a good thing
for the scene as a whole as well! We should all help out the bands in our scene, there should be no room for jealousy.

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Touring we think is very important, all the bands we look up to are hard-working and we strive to tour as much as possible too!
BUT people need to get of their spotify and go to shows!

What will the future bring?
-Who knows! Rock hard, ride free!

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