Another band that I didn’t know existed until now. Check out TOTAL INFERNO. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
You have one of these names that really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Not hard at all, as you said, we wanted a name that told the listener what kind of metal we are playing.
How do you introduce the band to people that are new to your music?
-PURE EVIL METAL FROM HELL. If you’re into metal, you’re into TOTAL INFERNO!
We all carry baggage with us that affects us in one way or another but what would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-If we were to choose only ONE common thing, it’s HEAVY METAL.
What is the scene like in your area? Is it important that there is some sort of local scene for a band to develop or can a band still exist in a vacuum of no scene/no bands?
-The scene in our area is not what it was anymore, when we were young, there were many bands that played and inspired us to start our own bands. Of course, it was important for us and our development, but it’s not necessary i think.
Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-Metal itself I think is a better,bigger ang greater movement than anything else in the world so obviously I feel that We are part of something big. Once you have released an album, good or bad, you will automatically find yourself in the history books of Metal so that I believe is being part of something big.
When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-It can be both a simple or a complicated cover but it must be cool and catch one’s attention in a way. Birds and bees may be cool in some way, but demons, skulls and death are way cooler I think.
What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-Digital doesn’t kill the music but it definitely kills the industry. Unfortunately, it’s the new future but those who want a physical disc with a physical cover to look at and feel while listening to it will continue to buy physical editions and it’s for those people bands release physical discs.
What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-It feels like metal and hard rock is starting to take up more space and we hear more about new venues and festivals so we hope it will continue in that direction.
When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-We see it as a party but want those who listen to us live to see it as a big happening with a hell of a party at the same time.
What would you like to see the future bring?
-More SWEDISH INFERNO to the people and world domination.