In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with MAVORIM. Anders Ekdahl ©2019

How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
P. The Bands Name is very importand for me personal. I don´t think, that mavorim as a name itself gives away any vibe.

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?
P. It was the exact same situation as yours. I also think that i never would have started a band like mavorim with other people.

With so many genres and sub-genres of metal today what is your definition of the music you play?
P. Mavorim to me is just German Black Metal.

How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
P. The arrangements depent on how i feel, on what kind of storry i want to tell. I never was a big friend of theory and how music should be written so there is no concept or anything like that.

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?
P. To be honest, i´m fascinated about that too! I think the biggest inspiration comes from the modern society and its decay, things that I lived through and of course other music.

How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
P. The graphic side of Mavorim is very importand to me. I want the music to be kind of visible through the artwork, so it is natural for me to first make the music and then do the artwork for it. That way the idea for artwork comes by itself.

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?
P. I think that digital stuff is very dangerous because it takes away the magic of an Album. The only good thing about it, is that you can take a listen to a song befor you buy the whole album.

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?
P. I don´t know how it is in the metal scene in general but i that the Black Metal scene is still true to physical releases. I don´t think thath the real “fan” will be gone forever.

What does the future hold?
P. I started working on a new album and there will be two liveshows in germany at the Erase The Sun in Zwickau and Autumn from Hell in the Iron Eagle Club in Lugau. Erase the sun is sold out, but you still can get to Autumn from Hell on the 23th of November!

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