With so many cool bands out there to check out I offer you some minor guidance by introducing you to VULTURES VENGEANCE. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
What pressure is there in releasing an album compared to a demo? Do you feel that there is a sort of pressure to succeed when you release and album, that it sorta is for real now?
-Hello! Actually all the tracks that you can listen on the full were composed many years ago. I ,personally, don’t feel any pressure about the expectations too,
I’m really glad to do what I love and if people like it is good, but the real great thing is play the music that for us means something in their contents,
like a mirror where you can see yourself.
I always feel something when I listen to our songs and many times I forget that we made that songs.
This is the best emotion that a musician should have. The only real preassure was the recording session, because we all live splitted between different parts of Italy
and London and is always difficoult to organize anything,even if in the end we always succeed.
When you release a record of any sort what kind of expectations do you have on it? Do you set up goals for it?
-The best expectation is be able to arrive with our message to other people and be sure that all that people will have the patience and will to listen
to our music with attention and feel the same emotions that we feel when we listen to our music.
This should be the will of a band, but my personal target is to leave something of mine in the world before I die.
When you release an album and you go out and play live and people know your songs, how weird is that? That people know what you have written on your own?
-I think that is not weird , is fantastic! I’m really thankful with all that people , bacause is for them that we can continue to do what we do.
I see that many people that listen to Vultures Vengeance are really great fans of us and they understand in the deep what we do and this is great
because we have a strong audience and all that people have an honest and real passion for heavy metal.
I can tell you this because all that people are not influenced by any hype on social media, public opinion or trend. This means a lot for me.
Do you feel that you have to follow in the footsteps of the last album for a new when it comes to lyrics and art work for everything so that those that bought the previous record will recognize your sound?
-The second album will be probably more epic and different from the first, I already have all the songs , we have to organize all for the rercording session and
this take always much time, but I think that for the next year all will be ready for the new record. I think that you will reconize our sound ,
we will be more and more personal.
Do you feel like you are a part of a greater community because you play in a band?
-I think music is communication,this unites people of course,but this has its pros and cons.A very nice thing is to recognize that many people,
even from different cultures and states,sometimes are united not only by music, but by a similar life path that has brought them to a comun point of view about life.
A sad thing is instead to see how some people exchange this thing for a trend and put social acceptance in front of the communication and the contents of the music
that instead should be a cultural symbol with a lot of contents and many things to say.
How hard/easy is it to come up with new songs that that still are you but doesn’t sound like anything you’ve already written?
-It is simply natural. I think one thing that has been lost today is the ability to write different discs contextual to the time in which we live,
the differentiation between all the records of a band. If we look at the discographies of the big bands they have completely different records between them
and this means having so much to say and know how to renew.
What influences/inspires you today? Where do you draw inspiration from? Is it important to have some sort of message?
-My inspiration comes from my everyday life, with music I try to express everything I think is important to get to a specific social and historical context,
I think music is a very important tool to get to speak directly with sensations and emotions instead of the words, nowadays it’s more important than ever to have
a message inside your music, as we live in an era with few contents and a lot of appearance and appearance creates slavery, because people are slaves of their ego
and do not really think, live the whole reality from a superficial point of view and do not go further.
We hear about what state the record industry is in. Then we hear that cd sales are increasing. As a band that releases records do you notice the state the industry is in?
-I think the state of the music industry is catastrophic. The people are now slaves of a “cult underground idea”, but once, when records solds much more, the bands had the possibility
of having much more time to devote to their music and this was just good, because when you have so much time to devote to your music you write better music,
you have more money to invest in better recording studios and therefore all the quality of the music is incredibly higher. Instead today talented musicians
are forced to spend most of their time on a boring job that does not reflect their personality.
I think that personally , the dream of living of music today is destroyed by internet and I think that the pure essence of that dream should not be the will of
becoming a rockstar , but have the money and the time to have the possibility to preserve your passion and have the time to do what you love and this is more than
What is your opinion on digital verses physical?
-I think there is no comparison. The envelope of the music is part of the music itself. The same goes for books and any other art form. Do digital versions help artists?
I think it’s more a joke to make few money. Physical will be always better than digital.
What lies in the future?
-The future is right now, I hope that we will be always like in this moment, with no compromise and with an high sense of identity.
Thanks for the interview!
These ashes will never belong to a slave.