All along the WITCHTOWER. If you look a bit harder than the surface you’ll discover that even in places like Spain there are a hell of a lot of cool metal bands. Anders Ekdahl ©2016
Could you please introduce yourself to those of us in the dark?
-Yes! We are Witchtower and we play some old school metal for you. Tons of fun and tons of old stuff from Spain.
I often wonder how people discover that they can do what they do. How did you discover that you can sing and play instruments?
-I discovered this part of me when I was a teenager. Discovered metal too. It was very exciting for me! I used to sing some melodic stuff next to my mother when I was a child, and she discovered some special characters on me related to arts at that point in time.
When did it become a revelation that you can do this and maybe get paid for having fun?
-Get paid? Are you talking about money? We played out of Spain 3 times and we payed almost all the costs by our own. Here in Spain promoters and clubs pay the bands only road costs. Out from Spain, sometimes they pay us the costs of sometimes they don’t pay anything. Furthermore, I started Witchtower in 2013, but it was in my head during a year more or less.
When you spend an amount of your life on a band does it ever feel like you have wasted time, that you have fought one too many windmills?
-Yes, I am into the metal world very very long time ago, more than 15 years, I have played some festivals here in Spain with other bands but I never didn’t reach out fame or something. Nowadays with Witchtower I touched the mountain top, but my top. I don’t have great expectations in music. I consider myself so humble.
No matter how small or big you were as a band you will leave a legacy behind you. How do you want people to treat this legacy?
-I think that you want to ask me about my music legacy. My stuff will be liked or not, this isn’t a new invention, but I really like to do this.
Is digital taking away the mystery of waiting for a new album now that you can upload as soon as you have written a song?
-As I see, maybe. But is not a problem to upload one song as a album preview, for example. Some people that doesn’t know the band can hear your stuff inmediatly. And It is good, i think!
How important is image in separating you from all the million different styles of metal there is out there?
-Even though Witchtower is a revival band, we have some special things. Do you want to know about my words? come & see us on the gigs!
Do you deal in different topics lyrically or do you keep to one, just using different variations?
-Lyrics are different, because the most of them talks about my own personal experiences. I can writte about the glory of heavy metal, or about bad women!
Do you consider yourself a live artist or do you like to spend most of the time secluded in a studio?
-I love the studio, when I can stay there, I spend lot of hour inside in. I am absolutly a self tautght at studio matters. But our music is easy to set on the stage, so, Witchtower have talented musicians to do a real live show.
How much of a touring band are you guys? What memories do you take with you?
-Witchtower is touring since 1993, so we have a lot of good memories, in or out Spain. I specially remember the first gig and the first time abroad. I was so nervous!
What does the future hold?
-I am working at the end part of the new album process. Maybe it will released at the end of 2016 or early 2017. Stay tuned! Cheers!