KINGS WILL FALL

Extreme Italian thrash? No, it is not an oxymoron but a reality in the shape of KINGS WILL FALL. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
Daniel: Hey. I have very good feelings for it. We had a lot of fun in the studio recording our songs. All of us are very proud about our record, because we put a lot of time in it. Furthermore we are convinced that we didn’t made a bad one. Haha

I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
Daniel: Exactly i can’t tell why we choose this one. We were playing and writing songs together, so the whole band thing began to start. Obviously we had to find a band name. We were sitting together, having some beers, to find a band name. With a few proposals we created that one. Nothing special with a bigger meaning.

What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
Daniel: It’s always good when someone is looking for you, for what you are doing and thinking. It’s all for that, when you can bring your music to the people.

How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
Daniel: Depends on which image a band have or should have. The only thing we want, is bringing a kick ass music to our fans and having great fun with them in front of the stage. Everyone should understand that we are metalheads, and we want to bring that Thrash to the people out there.

I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
Daniel: Of course it’s very important to have the right art work, even for us. It should fit with your image and style of music you play. I think our guitarist Rene, who created the whole album art work, found perfect solutions for ours.

We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
Daniel: I think that there isn’t a down side to it. As said, YouTube and Facebook is very important. You can spread everything you do for no costs.

When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?
Daniel: Yes, not even a community. It’s more like a family. Of course it gives meaning to mine/our live, but we all have girlfriends/wives and family, so the band shouldn’t determine over our whole live.

When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
Daniel: The scene is always growing in my opinion. When i look to the people on our concerts, they are aged from 15 to 50. But as always, the scene is small and it’s hard to convince new people to this style of music. The most important is, that it will survive.

How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
Daniel: There are always a few gigs to play. But it will be never enough. We enjoy it a lot being on stage. Obviously it’s always harder to get gigs outside of our borders, but try and give our best to play as much as possible, which isn’t always easy, because of our jobs.

What will the future bring?
Daniel: If i can tell you what it will bring, i would be very happy. But i hope it will bring a lot of fans listening to our records and even more gigs to play, to give people the chance to be part of our shows.

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