Not since the union between Sweden and Norway was abolished in 1905 have we seen a greater cooperation than NEKRODELERIUM, or something along those lines. But do check out this band by reading this interview. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
You have one of these names that does not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
– The name of the band as well as the lyrics and music is derived from personal experiences, and as such came quite naturally.
Could you give us a short introduction to the band?
– The band was founded by myself, Sandra Stensen, and Erik Röjås. We played together previously in a different band, but we wanted to take a new direction with our own music which was more compelling to our taste and desire for technical challenge. This project was very well received, combined with the personal investment in the content, it was an obvious decision for us to continue to develop the band further.
What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
– As mentioned previously, the personal experiences the band was founded on plays a great part. Both me and Erik have musical influences from the same bands. The influences of should be fairly evident from the sound.
What is the scene like in your area? Do you feel that you are a part of a scene?
– The scene in our area shows a great deal of diversity. As such, it was easy to find our place in the scene.
Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
– Our band is a personal medium to express ourself, and is not part of a greater movement in that sense.
When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
– The perfect album cover should be the visual expression of the music and lyrics played, as detailed as possible.
What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
– yes it is, of course, and in my opinion it was more passion in the physical way with everyone collecting the cd’s etc.
What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
– Today, the scene is quite big actually with all the “extreme music” festivals and all the clubs who arrange gigs with such music. In my eyes, this genre has become a new way of “pop-music”.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
– It depends on the event. When we play on bigger events or in foreign countries, it feels like happenings, but playing in a Norwegian/Swedish city with a lot of friends attending does absolutely feel like a party.
What would you like to see the future bring?
– We hope to be able to release all music that we have and of course write more and more. Hopefully we can go on tour soon and play for new audiences .