In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with TOXIK ATTACK. Anders Ekdahl ©2019
How important is the band’s name in giving out the right kind of vibe?
-is a name that demonstrates old school, demonstrates metal, we think it’s right.
I wanted to start a band in the 80s but couldn’t fin d the right people to do so with. What was it that made you want to do the band?
-Here we share the same ideas, we are all fans of the old school, so it becomes easy. our aim and do things according to our influences. In a band if all test with different ideas is a confusion!
With so many genres and sub-genres of metal today what is your definition of the music you play?
-We are a band of speed/thrash metal, a new wave of old school thrash metal.
How do you arrange the tracks? Is there a method to how you arrange the songs on a record?
-Exist! There is a line that we follow of sonority and we vary the line between speed, melody, aggressiveness and intensity. From there we organize the cd so that there are no breaks.
I am fascinated by how people can still come up with things that hasn’t been done before, chord structures that hasn’t been written, sentences that hasn’t been constructed before. Where do you find your inspiration to create?
-Our inspiration comes from all the bands of the eighties of the American and German scene, from thrash to speed to heavy metal, then we put our identity and our vision on it. We make music that we like to hear, we do music that we like to find in other bands.
How important is the graphic side of the band? How much thought goes into art work etc.?
-The cover needed to show aggression according to the wave of murders that is the album, all work was thought by the artist Luis Sendon, and we liked the result.
I get the feeling that more and more metalheads too are just downloading single tracks. Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
Are we killing our beloved metal scene by supporting digital downloading or can anything positive come from supporting single tracks and not albums? Will the fan as we know him/her be gone soon?
-These two we put together!
Nowadays the internet and the digital world mean that sales do not reach levels of old or near or far, the industry is like this and illegal downloading, but we have to know how to live with it. However an album is up to date and reaches everyone, and what they really like is going to buy. It has its good side and bad side, and goes of the bandied about the band or not. We think anyone who likes a single will want to discover the rest of the album. There are good things and bad things.
Is there a scene to speak of for a band like yours? Where do you fit in?
-We’re as stated above, in the new wave of old-timer thrash / speed, we want to be recognized for it! Keep the flame alive, worship our idols.
What does the future hold?
-The future reserves to try to take as much as possible and reach the target audience, conquer this audience so that the band can grow. Thank you very much for the interview and we hope to meet you in the future