VOLTAX

VOLTAX makes me think of old vacuum cleaners from the 70s and not what it really is, a cool band. But that is what it is. Diego Magdalenon answered. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
-Feeling of total accomplishment is the first thing to come into mind. We took a lot of time in even the smallest details so it feels very refreshing to finally see and listen everything put together. It was a hard and long journey from the last album to the new one,but as always we love this kind of challenges so we kept riding on!

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?
-I believe the founders of the band (Jerry and Hector) thought for something simple ,effective and catchy, but throughout the years that name has evolved for each of us into something more personal and meaningful, in simple words it means a massive amount of explosive energy made Heavy Metal.

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 very grateful for the people that really think that Voltax can give them a guaranteed discharge honest real Heavy Metal. It is also part of the fuel that keeps this machine moving, though we will always consider making music the five of us we love composing and playing. Rock is to be shared with everyone, we have a message to send!

How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-Highly important, and it has always been since the beginning of rock n`roll music. If you ask me, when
I see a band live I want to witness a bunch of genius lunatics creating mad music, I want to see people go crazy, not just a regular dude with no sense of danger to the public at all musically and visually speaking. Heavy Metal is supposed to be dangerous!

I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-This is probably as important as the image we give llive. Again, we do this mainly for ourselves and a good album needs to have a cover that fits and makes you stare at it right away. We gave big emphasis on the matter on this new album, Dimitar Nikolov did again a flawless piece for us perfectly illustrating the musical content of the album.

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?
-There are always pros and cons with social media, it has impacted in the exposure of many more underground bands, like us, which is a good thing. But you have to be careful of not getting sucked into a black hole where you wrongly depend just of social media to promote yourself. Basic stuff like spreading physical flyers everywhere will always be something useful for example. You have to take the good things out of those sites and avoid the toxic gossip and bullshit it can generate.

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?
-I am not sure it I can talk as a massive community, but what I am sure it gives us is a moment of real freedom and when I say that I really mean it, we have total control of the world for the time our set lasts.

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 are many bands struggling to do real good stuff,authentic metal made in many forms, when you pay attention to those bands it clearly means we have a good future in the “scene”, but sadly shitty music is still much more numerous that good killer music, go figure out.

How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-It is a complex and sometimes expensive task since we dont get too much support from the promoters,but getting to play other countries are always the most gratifying things since not that many people knows us but when they see us live they get bewitched by the whole show.

What will the future bring?
-A legion of people listening and headbanging to our new album,it is our best effort in our career and like I already said, we are here to spread word to everybody with open hearts to listen to it. Although it may not look like it, the End is not here yet.

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