I gotta say that even though SADAUK formed a long time ago I have not heard of them until this new album hit the shops. Anders Ekdahl ©2017
Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
-I get into a certain kind of mood depending on what I listen to. If we can transfer the same feeling to a listener I guess we have succeeded. Some songs are multilayered, it´s not always just the most obvious content that I weave into the lyrics. If anyone really makes an effort to try to comprehend the music it is worth much more than anyone who just want to bang their head.
How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-Oh, the name Sadauk appeared long before we created any listenable music… To have a bandname in blackspeech doesn´t always fit the music, but I think the meaning (Attack!) fits, since the approach is superior.
Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-Well, in the beginning over 20 years ago it was black metal of the forest-type. When we changed members the music changed as well. And since we have changed members a lot, there are still new influences. We like the dark kind of metal, like Moonspell and Tiamat, but now it is more complicated with influences from Amon Amarth, Savatage and even Iron Maiden and Nightwish.
When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound? How did you settle on the name/sound combo?
-I think I already have answered that…
I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-As I don´t listen to singles or digital songs, I´m not the best one to answer. We did the songs separate during 20 years, so I guess we could have released them as single tracks. But there was never a thought of doing that. The album is one unit, maybe to be continued rather than fragmented.
What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-The illustrations were made by Peter Bergting and I think he is as important as any member in the band. The album is an artwork and not a bunch of songs to be played randomly without the booklet.
Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-Social media is so much faster and gives the fans an opportunity to interact with us. If you are a person who likes attention then it can be frustrating if others don’t respond or even worse – don’t understand. Still waiting for any haters to occur…
When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
-It depends on how much you interact with other bands. I don’t play a lot live or visit metal clubs so frequently anymore, so I miss that part nowadays.
How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Not much, unfortunately. But when we do, we do it because we want to have fun and not to spread any words. Fun is a significant part of Sadauk!
What will the future bring?
-Hopefully some gigs, new songs and more interviews!