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 PERPETUAL AMONG US. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
Do you notice that there is an anticipation for you to release an album? Have you built a large enough following for people to eagerly await a new album?
R:Well, this is a continuous work, you need to give each time information or more music, because it is important show you active.
Is it important for you that a new album picks up where the previous left off? How important is continuity??
R: The music of Perpetual Among Us is principal Black Metal, I thing is no good keep the same type of composition, because is important to transmit your feelings, your ideas, etc. and this are different depend of your moment how person, but, only one things is sure, the next album will have so brutality.
Was it hard for you to come up with a sound for this album that you all could agree on?
R: No, we things the most important when you make a album is keep the natural sound of the instruments, we dont take the typical sound of the black metal band, I thing that the sound of Perpetual Among Us is different of tipycal sound of black metal.
How important are the lyrics to you? What kind of topics do you deal with?
R: You will be done is an album that talks about the different steps of the murder, thought of as a murderer. Each song speaks of each step that the murderer goes through: “Aura”, “hunting”, “seduction”, “capture”.
How important is the cover art work for you? How much do you decide in choosing art work?
R: The cover, is an idea about the aura of a murderer, which is shown as an ascending smoke.
How important is having a label to back you up today when you can just release your music on any sort of platform online? Are there any negative consequences to music being too readily available to fans?
R: We think that when more people can listen to your music, your work is done. You can not stop the evolution of the massification of music, because nowadays everything is Internet, for us it is important that our music can reach as many people as possible. With that, you can see more people in your shows.
I guess that today’s music climate makes it harder for a band to sell mega platinum. How do you tackle the fact that downloading has changed how people consume music?
R: I think it’s the opposite, because when you can show your art, music or anything with platforms on the Internet, people can know you more easily. Nowadays, people keep buying music on a CD, and it’s good, but you can not think of stopping Internet music, it’s impossible.
Does nationality matter today when it comes to breaking big. Does nationality play a part in if or not you will make it big internationally?
R: Actually I think not, today you can travel to other countries and show your music, the difficult thing is to be able to travel, because you need money, time (outside of your work), etc.
I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
R: No, I think that physical music (CD, Vinyl, cassette, etc.) will not end while there are people who want to have discs, it is still a market that exists. I think that as long as people know your music, those same people will be the ones who go to a show and pay a ticket.
What does the future hold for you?
R: Now we are working on more music, and restructuring details to start reviewing possible upcoming live dates.