KEIN

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

You have one of these names that do not really tell what kind of music you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-No name can allow you to understand the type of music an artist does. It wasn’t difficult chosing my name. I was listening to foreign bands and one of the singers said the word “Kein”. I had no clue what that word meant but I was impressed by its bitter sound and so I chose it. It will probably be my band’s name too.

How do you introduce the band to people that are new to your music?
-The band is in the making.

We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-I have no favorite band but I’ve listened and studied the Slipknot and the Architets.

What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-There is no metal scene in Italy. The possibility to perform are none. The local bands ignore each other and don’t interact and the institutions hinder all events.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-When it happens I’ll be able to answer.

What is a great album cover to you?
-The cover doesn’t need to be a catchy picture but it must lead back to the concepts of the album and the possible buyer can taste this after listening to it through the web.

What is your opinion on digital versus physical? Is digital killing music?
-Digital isn’t killing music. It’s part of the technological evolution and of the new habits. One day something else will come but at the moment the digital world is useful because you have the possibility to listening to something immediately. You can listen to the latest songs by your favorite artists even before buying their CD. This is something impossibile to do in a shop.

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-Unfortunately there is no live scene.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-It’s always as the first time. You go on stage for pain, it’s a matter of life or death.

What would you like to see the future bring?
-My only limit is my ambition and megalomania. I want the best by anyone and even more.

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