Monday, April 24, 2017

Alfahanne Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
As always we write new song and rehearsing new material for upcoming live shows. Alfahanne never stop working….

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
We would describe it as darker, more sinister as well as more appealing to a broader audience at the same time. It sounds like Alfahanne, like the two prior albums, but still is pointing out a new direction. There is something new and fresh as well as old and rotten in the sound….

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
The same as always. A fuck you to the world and society and it`s stupidity. The lyrics are mirrors of what we see and how we see it. The lyrics are highly subjective.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Alfahanne'?
It is what it is. Alfahanne/Alpha Male… goes without saying. It is the leader of the pack under constant threat of others taking it´s place. Therefore ready to fight for it´s territory and pack….

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
All shows are good. It is the interaction with the audience that is interesting, and can be dangerous. The way we see it music is danger and danger is most real just in front of you, when there is no way out….

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
We have a couple of festivals coming up this summer. There are also plans for more shows during autumn/winter 2017.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of black and extreme metal?
Hard for us to say how black and extreme metal fans specifically think about our music. We guess it is the same as with anybody else. Some like it and some don´t. The later once are the once we will prove wrong. Overall we have got a lot of good response and review and that is a good thing and we are happy for it.
8.Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
No, Alfahanne is our priority and takes all our time.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We head the way it comes natural to us. We do not plan any direction. We just play and see what comes out. I would be surprised though if we released an album with a bright look on the world….

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
We listen and get inspiration from all good music. That is music that speaks to us, gives us a feeling of being genuine. No matter what genre or style. It can be rock, pop, metal or whatever.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
None.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for being interested in the band and we hope you will like our new album and that we see you all out there on one of our shows…

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