MUTANTER is a really cool death metal band that you ought to check out. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

Was it hard to come up with a name? What does the name mean to you? How important is it to have the right
-name?Not so hard. Our name for us means that everything changes, evolves, mutates. These principles we try to use in our activity

Who would say have laid the foundation for the kind of sound you have? Who are your heroes musically and what have they meant to you personally and to the sound of your band?
-Musically? Hard to say, but spirit of Slayer, Morbid Angel had influence for us. But, if we talking about musical part, some tricks or something like that you know. We didn’t look on others and say: “Yes, we must try to replay that trick”. We just played our music, if this was cool for us, we tried to develop it, again and again.

When you play slow do you have to think differently arranging the music than if you play faster and vice versa?
-We think it is too stereotypical. Not specific rhythms, effects and etc. If music sounds good, if it inspires us we play it. In this case doesn’t matter what the rhythm we play.

Will your music work in a live environment? What kind of stage environment would best suit your music; a big stage or a small club?*
– Depends on public if they like our music or not. Each times we trying to give all our energy, our emotions and our music for people. No matter, it is a big stage or a small club

It is very hard to be 100% satisfied. Everybody seems to be disappointed with something they have released. Is there something that you in hindsight would have done differently on this your latest recording?
-Definitely. Every time we don’t satisfied on 100%. Not disappointed at all, but some things we could to do better. We can say it now, but then we thought that we couldn’t do better. But we understand that it is the opportunity to do better music in future.

Promotion can be a bitch. Even today with all different platforms it can be hard to reach out to all those that might be interested in your music? What alleys have you used to get people familiarized with your band?
-Firstly we play live performances and then we use Youtube, Facebook, Soundcloud, Tidal and etc

To me art work can be the difference between bust or success. What to you is a great front cover? What should a cover have to make it great?
– Depends on what the particular person like. We tried to use some symbolism for the cover. We try to create music with meaning. Lyrics, cover art all these things have it

Do you feel that you are part of a national scene? Is a local/national scene important for the development of new bands?
-Not sure what exactly it is has effect for us. National stage? If we talking about metal scene in Ukraine, then it is in a very bad condition. Yes, some bands are popular, but not as widely as they could.

I could just be me but I got the feeling that the live scene is not what it used to be. Could be that more and more people use the net to discover bands instead of going out and supporting new bands live. What is you experience with the live scene?
– You’re right. Many bands with a great sound in live performances don’t have those passion what had many of metal bands in the past. Distance between musicians and people today is bigger, but an availability of product is better. In most cases, music today is a commerce product, not a product of inspiration.

What does the future hold?
-New album, new concerts, new emotions and inspiration

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