As a guide to the vast array of bands in this universe I present to you an interview with SAVIOUR. Anders Ekdahl ©2021
Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
-It was satisfying and also a pleasure. Being at the studio recording our creations, bringing life and meaning to the album….was an extraordinary experienc
I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
-The name Saviour came from the idea that the band and death metal music became our Saviour in our lives
What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
-I find that great ,when you are recording you don’t think much about it, however, as more people value and appreciate our work, our desire to continue doing what we do grow stronger.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-I think our music speaks by itself, the image the band projects goes hand by hand with its blasphemous and abominable music
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-We give a lot of importance to that, as it reflects its identity and the impure and hideous message that shapes the philosophy of our band
We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
-It is true that nowadays is difficult to reach far away places without help from the social networks, along with that came the loss of value and appreciation that used to be given to things , having everything at hand nowadays has made this world a lot colder, romanticism is lost, in the past you had to work much harder to get material from other bands, needless to say to get to know them…..
When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?
-Actually I feel that I belong not only to this great extreme metal community, but also I feel involved in a sort of ritual, a mantra, full of beings that are completely bonded in body and soul.
When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
-I feel extreme music is more alive than ever, with great bands and wonderful albums, to me is the same if 20 or 100 people get together in a gig, the vibration is the same. The metal scene is full of different styles, each one with deep roots, for every taste.
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-We love playing live, the abominable energy we get from it is formidable. Playing in South America is much harder than in Europe ot the US. Corrupt governments have empoverished our nations, that is why here there is little support for culture, needless to say for music bands.
What will the future bring?
-With the Memories album we have gotten very good reviews and nice comments from fans. Wnen the pandemic is over, the new album will bring us a lot of gigs to play and infernal booze to celebrate the end of this bloody virus. There we will be, spreading our blasphemies to the 4 winds! Thanks for the interview.