SCARS OF TEARS

Scars don’t have to be physical. They can be emotional to. Like the SCARS OF TEARS. This is a Greek band that I find interesting. So I had to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

When you formed the band with what intention did you do so? How easy was it to pick up a thread as to where your sound is going?
– Babis (Vocals/Guitar): I think that the decisive role was the fact that, before creating the band, I was listening a lot of “The Gathering” and many bands with female vocals. Then, I got the idea of creating a band with melodic female vocals. From the beginning we knew that the sound that we will produce will be in an atmospheric range. After many rehearsals and many tests during almost two years, we set our sound in the level that we like. But still, we like progress and evolution in our productions.

As I haven’t recorded anything I have no idea what that is like but are you ever 100% satisfied? How pleased are you with your latest recording?
-Our latest work, the “Just dust”, has many several differences with our first album. The “Just dust” has a unique tone and style .We are pleased with the result because we believe that the album has a specific identity and a tone that expressing us a lot.

To me a band name is the first thing I notice. If it feels cool then I’ll check the band out. How do you explain the meaning of the band name?
-When someone weeps either for joy or sorrow, maybe is living moments that will never forget. It’s in our nature to remember. That’s the name of our band .The scars that left by our most intense moments.

How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-Clearly, the band’s image and is something very important. It plays a big role in the acceptance of your potential fans. We are trying, through our image, not to pretend something that we aren’t, we want to be truthful and honest to everyone.

I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-Surely the cover plays an important role. From the cover, you can understand the nature of the artists’ music, the theme of the lyrics, the inner message that is passing through. But you can’t just stand alone on the cover of the album. The content is critical.

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?
-For a band that is relatively unknown and is trying to make its first steps, social media are helping a lot. But, there is so much material now online, that is driving you out of control in order to find your favorite band or music.

Something I often wonder about is when you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community?
-A band is like a family and each family is having tensions, disagreements, great and bad moments. But when a band has a strong member’s relations based on love, all the difficulties can be passed. It’s difficult to keep a band for years, but is worth fighting for something that gives you such as unique moments and feelings, as the band does.

How important is it to be signed to label today? What can they do that you cannot do on your own?
-Surely a record label can support you in many scaled ways, from the distribution up to your image, from your studio work up to fame. We believe that is a great help for the band and we are happy that we signed with Sliptrick Records, it feels good to be a part of their roster.

How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-Unfortunately, we didn’t have the opportunity to play abroad. But it’s in our near plans after our album presentation in Greece.

What will the future bring?
-We want to be healthy, to play our music in our ways, to live and to communicate with the world through our music. We don’t dream big. We stand together, step by step. We are a team

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