PERPETUAL FATE

PERPETUAL FATE is a band name that sounds familiar to me yet I cannot think of a single song by them. So I guess it is just my brain messing with me. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

we live in a world where there are literally millions of bands to check out. What do you have that sets you apart?
-Every band has something special that sets its music apart from everyone else, sometimes what makes a band great is being solid in its genre and style, playing great and trending music but in a very unique way. We feel that the special bond between us ,that comes first in
everything we do, is what makes this band and its sound so special to us and maybe to everyone who can feel connected to it. We always end up writing very personal music and that’s the reason why we feel a strong connection towards our songs, we do things exactly how we like them, we don’t feel like we have to follow a certain model.

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music? >
-Our name represents the cyclical nature of time. Time is a perpetual cycle of events that repeat themselves in various forms. Events that concern personal life, events that test the resiliency of a person are the ones that repeat themselves multiple times bringing more awareness and their acknowledgment. This kind of path is what our music wants to represent.

What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-Every member of this band comes from different musical genres, we feel connected to metal core, alternative electronic music but a lot of people compare us to Paramore. We, as a band, don’t feel like we have an artist or a band that represents our influences in full, everyone has a certain style that adds something to our sound.

What is the advantages/disadvantages of CD and vinyl these days of internet promotion where digital seems to be king?
-We are kind of nostalgic about this. A lot can be said about CDs but one thing that makes it special (to us) is that after months of hard work is very nice and satisfying to hold something physical in our hands that represents our work. Yes digital is more fast, more comfortable to use and also cheaper, it comes with a lot of benefits for musicians too in terms of worldwide distribution but it shouldn’t replace CDs in full, it’s important to hold something in your hands.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when your out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-Keeping up with everything that’s going on in the musical industry nowadays is very hard. Today’s artists and bands are required to have a sort of entrepreneurial mindset, to promote their music, to get in touch with people and also to get popular on social media by
studying the right strategies by themselves. It is hard, there is no doubt about it. But most of the times what makes this whole thing more clear is having faith in your path as an
artist. If you’re sure about your future moves you need to find someone that can invest on them. It’s not easy, but this is how things work nowadays.

What part does art work and lay out play? Any message that you want to bring forth with it?
-The name of the album is a latin term that can have multiple meanings: “of the heart”, meaning something that is very profound and is connected to the feelings of a person, or “with ropes” representing the strong bound between the members of this band. With the artwork we really wanted to represent the powerful meaning that emotions and feelings have for us. Because inside of our songs there is a ton of emotional content, a real connection to what we feel. The meaning behind the human figure tearing apart his chest with his bare hands really wants to struggle this showcasing of emotion and the need to let out overwhelming anxiety that makes someone feel constraint.

Is it a whole different way to promote a band today with all these social media channels? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-Playing live and word of mouth. Promoting music is something that requires both of social media promotion and live promotion. We feel like going out and taking the music outside the usual places is something that should never be left undone.

Do you feel like you are a part of a scene, locally, nationally and internationally?
-As a band we often find ourselves asking where do we belong among every other metal acts. It’s a recurring question, and also not an easy one. We are currently looking for our place in and international scene, trying to reach outside our country.

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Touring is one of the best ways to spread the world, by getting in touch with a lot of people and selling your work by hand. We are currently working up on this matter and we really hope to get a chance to tour and spread the word.

What will the future bring?
-Well, we can’t say much but right now we are working on a vast scale project leaving some clues here and there that we hope will be noticed and understood when the follow up to Cordis will be ready. The writings on our skin during our live shows (innocence,
melancholy, divine, rage, power) and in our promotional photos are directly connected to the concept that we’re trying to build. Those 5 elements represent existence itself and the possible ways that you can live through it.

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