TALETELLER are a total blank to me. But that will be rectified with this interview. ©2015 Anders Ekdahl
Could you please introduce us to the band?
-The Taleteller born in 2010 in Budapest Hungary. We are a female fronted symphonic metal band with folk elements. Our current members: Edina Sárközi (Vocal), Brendon Tokai (Guitars), Miklós Róth (Drums) and Tibor Tóth (Keyboard). Our first demo album called Hope Dies Last released in 2014. Later we publised a Voiceover based on the album in 2015. As a band we wish to give stories that represent all the feelings that you can find on Earth.
What has been the greatest catalyst in forming your sound?
-The greatest catalyst always the life it self. Every song I made is a reflection of an area of my life Maybe the second are the great music like Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, or great movie soundtracks.
How hard is it to record and release new songs?
-In Hungary it’s so hard to record and release new songs. There are tons of studios that inappropriate to work there. Fake mixing/mastering engineers who are hungry for your money and working in poor quality. So you have to be careful…
Has digital made it easier to get your music released?
-Yes, of course. We are using Bandcamp at the moment. You don’t have to produce dozens of Cds to share your music with everybody.
If you release your music digitally is thete a risk that you release songs too soon, before you are ready compared to releasing them on CD?
-No, because we are maximalist.
What kind of responses have you had to your recorded music?
-We are glad because we got positive feedbacks from our fans. Sadly our demo album is poor quality thanks to the studio, but despite of this situation many fans bought or downloaded our album.
We live in a world were thete are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-2 days after we released the album, we got several letters from managments across Europe. We shocked because we did not expected this. We are a small band in Hungary, how did they found us?
We were so glad for this but maybe the best thing is receive letters from Japan, Germany, USA, Uk, from our dear listeners… that was heart warming.
Do you feel line you are a part of a greater conmunity plsying in a metal band?
-Yes, we had to share, teach something to our listeners. It’s a great responsibility to us.
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Yes, at the moment we are giving some gig in Hungary to get a bigger fanbase.
What plans do you have for the future?
-In April we will start the writing of our new album, and of course we will make several gigs.