We deal with social problems, religion, mankind, feelings and so on. After that I will increasingly take care for 2018. For me its already success to see there is a certain interest outside of the german speaking countries. I think nowadays everything can happen. How accepted is metal in your area? A song without a message is just not as good as a song with a meaning. The feedback so far showed us that this album is cherished by our listeners and critics.
. The only thing I miss and would say Finland is in advance to Germany — they play more metal music in radio. Did it come out the way you expected it to? Maybe its still the aftermath of last century. Skoll: Germany has a huge metal scene. You got plenty of digital platforms for new talent to display their music. I still believe that quality will always prevail.
Is having a message in the lyrics important to you? What kind of topics do you deal with? So many great band are not from those countries or areas. I know bands that are big in Germany but no one cares about them elsewhere and I know the opposite. Skoll: To be unique is essential, but not everything. For me Apostasie has the best sound so far. Can a really cool cover still sell an album in this day and age of digital download? Sometimes I just see a cool cover an buy the album without knowing more about the band or record. But I would say Nachtblut is not a party song band, even if we have one or two songs which are more fun then serious. Sometime the surprise is nice, sometimes I wish I would have kept the receipt.
Skoll: For me personally a cover artwork is important. Even, if taking a look at the todays pop music, I regret this sentence instantly. Of course you can have party songs with less deep meaning. Anders Ekdahl ©2017 Do you feel that is has gone the way you intended when you formed back in the days? How important is a national scene for a band to be able to break out and make it international? But its fun to me, not listening to a record before on amazon or stream it 10. Beside of that, of course you hope fans will like the new input and result.
I would say we succeeded. Just to mention a few. Today the competition is harder. What is your local scene like? Its always pressure to put out a new record. How do you do to really stand out in a world where everything but the music is blind to the listener? But no reason to worry, we have so many opportunities to listen to metal if we want to.
Beside of that, its hard work and of course a bit of luck. Everything you face in life and what needs to be reflected. Of course its helpful not be a copy of a copy. Especially in Germany, sometimes it feels like too many bands just want to be a Rammstein clone and succeeding in being a poor rip-off. But I´m sure the progress ist relentless. Er predigt uns von Verzicht Dass Reichtum uns kein Glück verspricht Wer gierig ist, wird niemals satt Wahrlich reich ist, wer nichts hat Es ist immer das gleiche Spiel Der eine hat zu wenig Der andere hat zu viel Scheinfromm Scheinfromm Sie glauben, was er tut kund Das Volk lebt mit der Hand im Mund Sich gierig nun die Hände reibt Da so für ihn mehr übrig bleibt Es ist immer das gleiche Spiel Der eine hat zu wenig der andere zu viel Scheinfromm Scheinfromm Scheinfromm Scheinfromm Nun sitzt er da, auf seinem Geld Er glaubt doch selbst nicht, was er uns da erzählt Es ist immer das gleiche Spiel Der eine hat zu wenig Der andere hat zu viel Scheinfromm Scheinfromm Scheinfromm Scheinfromm. What else could an artist ask for? On Apostasie we deal for example with double-standards — especially in church, the black metal scene and there artist of course with the typical Nachtblut wink , as we did a song against racism.
We just played a tour in China with incredible response! You want it to be as good as possible, in any aspect. Skoll: Right now we are on tour in Germany. I would say is fully accepted, like in Finland. Of course it would be fun to tour around the globe, doing what you love to do. But I think its not contemporary. So you put a high standard to yourself. So a mix of being unique and quality is a good start.
According to that we will evolve our sound further. Do you feel that you by now has found a sound that is the band and that you can build on it? Sometimes it seems like bands have more success in other countries and that makes an impact to the german market and scene. What does the future hold for you? Thats what I miss a bit. I would say its not important to be big in your own country to make it international. How important is the cover art work for you? Even if you are not that old fashioned like me, I guess a cool cover at least arouses your interest. Of course, if you start a band you always want to be heard and have people listen to your music.