Norwegian hardcore is not too common in my record collection but it does exist. KORRUPT are proof of that. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
-The bands name was kind of a coincidence. In retro spectrum it kind of funny how related it is to the lyrics.
I wanted to start a band in the 80s but couldn’t fin d the right people to do so with. What was it that made you want to do the band?
-Me (Marius) and Cato has been in various bands since the age of 14 so he was an easy pick. Fredrik joined a band of ours back in 2008 (I think) so also quite natural. Esteban was the drummer of a band I played in when I lived in Bergen in 2011. Best drummer I know, so also an easy pick. We’ve all been really good friends for a while now witch was definitely important.
With so many genres and sub-genres of hc/metal today what is your definition of the music you play?
-Thrash-punk-hardcore-pop? I have noe idea. You be the judge.
How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-Start with a couple of catchy songs and end it with a bang.
I am fascinated by how people can still come up with things that hasn’t been done before, chord structures that hasn’t been written, sentences that hasn’t been constructed before. Where do you find your inspiration to create?
-I think the composition of the songwriting and the sound of the performer often creates a unique sound. For instance; the chorus on our song «Southern Majority» has the same cords as probably ten Sum 41 songs, but the sound of our band takes the listener to another place than 90’s pop-punk creating a «new sound» in some way. Probably not the best example but you get the point.
How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
-Graphics is always important. We had Lara from “Subterranean prints» do the artwork. We feel very lucky it ended up looking so good!!
I get the feeling that more and more metalheads too are just downloading single tracks. Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-It’s definitly not as relevant now as back in the days. I personally listen to albums, but thats more because I enjoy it, not because of some principle.
Big artist have so much to gain from releasing singles instead of albums. Each single-release gets as much attention as their album-releases, so I get the point. I dont like it, I just get why they do it.
Are we killing our beloved metal scene by supporting digital downloading or can anything positive come from supporting single tracks and not albums? Will the fan as we know him/her be gone soon?
-Oh, tough question. I have no idea, but intuitively I am not digging the whole single stuff. More bands will get their music out, and more bands will have listeners, but only a few will actually sell enough to make a living.
Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
-I dont know about being a part of a scene, but we have a lot of friends in the punk/hardcore community in Norway.
What does the future hold?