THE DAWN RAZOR is a cool French act that you ought to check out. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
-I am very proud of it. It represents my version of metal music, how I like riffs, solos and lyrics. I have the feeling that I did my best on the composition part and recording part.

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 Dawn Razor evokes an image that I love. That thin line of light that slices black night from a new day. It matches well with the theme of our compositions : the sublime.

What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
-It means that I am not doing this for nothing, that’s great if my music can entertain people!

How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-We use image to let people know what we’re doing. The impression I would like would be the fans screaming : “YEEEAAAH !! THIS IS METAL !!!”

I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-Art work is the music put in a picture so for this album you can see different kind of sublime photos.

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?
-No down side for the moment.

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?
-Writing music and playing in a band give meaning to my life for sure. I dont need to be part of a massive community, it’s great if it happens, but as long as my music is understood and I understand other’s music I am happy.

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 have the feeling that the metal scene has trouble to renew itself these last years. Every time I take a look on metal newspapers I always see
the same old bands on the cover. But at the same time, metal festival are growing bigger in europe, that’s a good sign.

How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-We are going on our very first tour with this band at the end of April in France Germany and Belgium. As The Dawn Razor is very new, it is hard to find gigs even in France, but it doesn’t matter we will be on tour

What will the future bring?
-Better music, bigger tours and probably in Scandinavia. Thank you for the interview

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