MONOLITH

The word MONOLITH has a heavy ring to it. Something you’d expect a doom metal band would call itself. Not being that familiar with the band I had to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

I am a word buff so when I find a band name that excites me I want to know the reason behind the choice. So how did you pick your name?
-Our drummer always wanted a band called Monolith. Plus it fits our style. Heavy, immovable (if that’s a word)…

There are so many genres and sub-genres today that it is hard to keep track of them all. So what was it that made you pick the style you play?
– Our love for all that old-school-rock and 70ies rock.

What influences you in creating your music? What is/has been the single greatest influence?
-Everything from beer to being in a bad mood and Black Sabbath to Bob Dylan.

How important is it to have a message as a band?
-Absolutely not. A band should have a feeling.

Is image an important factor to the bands appearance?
-Yes, it is.

How important is it to have an album cover that stands out to grab people’s attention in this day and age?
I wouldn’t know. I don’t ususally buy a record because of its cover.

What kind of respect do you get from your local scene?
-So far not too much. But I think we’re slowly getting a foot in the door.

How massive is it to get response from places you have never heard of?
-It’s very massive. Having people sing along to your songs without them knowing you personally is kind of a great feeling.

Is playing live still a great way to get new fans to discover you?
– In our genre it is. WE don’t ususally get played on the radio a lot. So playing live is the only way to get people’s attention.

What does the future have in its womb?
-A great tour. Hoprfully some festivals, and who knows … a lot of money? Probably not.

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