MALAMORTE makes me think of the Swedish word Malört, a plant that is used to give taste to alcohol. I don’t know if the band is as intoxicating as the drink but I wanted to find out a bit more. 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?
-I’m really satisfied, I think it’s the best I could do at that time. I think I have what I always wanted to do.

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?
-There are two different meaning about the name. But for the name of my band “Malamorte” is as “Pest” and Referred in particular to plague doctors who are also pictured in the logo

What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
-Even though are more years that I play with different projects, it’s always strange when a new album is released, but when I know I’ve done a good job, I do not care much about judgments.

How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-I think the image is important to show the feeling about the band and the music. Our new way is obscure and occult doom/heavy metal and I want that the people think this about

I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-Is the first thing a fan sees, a bad artwork can hurt the purchase of the album. With a good cover, you already benefit

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?
-I think it definitely has brought benefits because it is easier to inform more people simultaneously about their business. The coin’s lap is that a little aura of mystery has been lost that envelops many artists or bands that become more approachable and thus become more humane and less myth.

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?>
-I think everything you do with your heart and with commitment always has an important part in your life, is a part of you

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?
-I think there are too many bands and it has become too easy to produce and print a cd and this is not good for the music market. You need to have a lot of patience in order to understand which bands really deserve to be followed. But I think there are many bands in the underground that deserve much more.

How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-Over the years, it’s becoming more complicated. The crisis has hit a bit, but I also feel it is right for a band to claim respect from organizers and clubs. would take the right compromise to keep this kind of music alive.

What will the future bring?
-We are waiting to know about reviews and comments by our fans, in the meantime we are open to check some offers about live shows. Keep the flame alive!

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