TRIVERSE MASSACRE has a name that makes you take notice. I know I did. 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?
-We feel that it’s the absolutely best release we’ve made to date, in terms of songwriting, production and well everything really. So I guess we feel super proud of what we’ve achieved, the reactions that we’ve had from it have been unreal and we’re really excited for where we go next.

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 name came from a chat in the pub as do most things with us, about living in a multiverse or in this case a triverse and a huge war or mass slaughter occurring in all of them simultaneously. We just felt it sounded about as metal as anything so we went with it.

What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
-We are so blown away that people enjoy what we do, its honestly the most bizarre and humbling feeling.

How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-As a band we don’t have a look/image as such, we just get up and do our thing, let the music speak for itself if you will.

I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-This time we paid a lot of attention to our artwork with the EP being a concept EP we got the artwork to tidy in with the theme. We hired an amazing artist who has worked with some of the top metal bands, so big shout out too all things rotten who delivered us some truly killer art.

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?
-It’s really tough because there are just so many bands out there on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or whichever social media service you use. We do find them very useful for networking with other bands and promoters to get out and book shows or organise gig swaps but it can’t be relied on as the sole platform to promote yourself.

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?
-The metal community is a huge family, it definitely defines a big part of who we are as people. You see it at small gigs, big festivals, arena shows it just brings people together.

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?
-The scene is getting stronger and stronger, its not without its ailments but the good outweighs the bad. We play in a very niche market and the scene, or people in it, are really dedicated to it, it really makes it worth doing.

How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-We’re in the midst of booking more shows as we speak and definitely want to tour more and more, but we’re all getting older and have families and work full time jobs to enable us to do this so we do what we can whenever we can.

What will the future bring?
-Lots more Triverse Massacre, we’re writing our next release and its sounding even better than where we left off with Hades. We can’t wait to get it record and get it out there, keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground.

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