No, I have no ability to speak to the dead. This SCHUBERT IN ROCK is very much alive. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
What kind of vision did you have when you started and how has it changed over the years?
-Influenced and inspired by bands like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Jethro Tull and Ted Nugent there was the vision to create a unique style of Heavy Rock Music and making it popular all around the globe. So far nothing has changed about it.
Does location mean anything today? We used to hear about how it was all location, location, location back in the days if you wanted to make it big?
-I don’t think it’s all about location, but in fact it’s very difficult if there is no real support from any Radio or TV-Station for that kind of music in your homeland. And I never wanted to leave Austria, because I love it.
What is it like to have people you never met liking your music and singing along to it at gigs?
-Great feelings, great emotions, goose bumps… I like it
What kind of feedback have you had on your music, your latest album and in general? How important is feedback?
-Mostly good in general, and really good on the latest record so far. Of course it’s important, but not everything.
How do you know that you have written a “hit” song? Is there a particular feeling you get when you know that this is the one, this is the big “make it song”?
-I write every song with passion and try to give my best at any time, but I don’t think it’s possible to write a hit on demand.
As I am no musician I will never got to know the difference of analogue and digital. Can you explain the difference to me? what are the pros and cons of analogue V/S digital?
-Well, as I’m no technician, neither can I. Only thing I can say is, that I’m a fan of vinyl. It sounds much warmer than a CD in my opinion.
How important are lyrics to you guys? Do you have any messages that you want to get forward?>
-Very important. Sometimes “real” fantasy, sometimes autobiographic, sometimes political…
Sometimes different meanings to different listeners. But never just for words. I think the best example is “Commander Of Pain”, where every single artist brought his own ideas and maybe digested own experiences or thoughts.
I love a really cool cover but I get the feeling that today with all this digital uploading/downloading people aren’t that concerned about artwork. How do you feel?
-It’s a pity. I think you’re right. The artwork for “Commander Of Pain” is really detailed if you look more precisely. A really good job of one of my sons, by the way. One more reason why I’m a vinyl fan… Bigger artwork.
What does the future hold?
-2018 all our energy is focused on promotion all over the world and in 2019 there will be live-gigs with SCHUBERT IN ROCK and my main band NO BROS wherever they want us!?!
(If you have an idea for Sweden, let me know!!)