The Metal Asylum Talks To….Syrkander

Can you tell us about the origin of the band name, a history of the band and a little bit about the various members?

Well, everything began when I become to get bored of the new music, nothing interesting to hear but what I find the worst; without any meaning to give to the listener, that’s why I decide to make the music I wanted to hear.
The Project’s Name it’s an invention of what could be an ancient entity living inside us all, and it’s only objective is make us think.
I’m the only member of this project, who I’m it’s not relevant, I want the focus to be in the music.

Are you all from the same area? How did you get together as a band?

Since it’s a one-man project, yes, I’m from Chile

Who are your favourite artists/bands and how have they influenced your own sound?

This one is hard to answer; I listen almost everything: from classical music to extreme metal. If I got to pick my favourites I can say Claude Debussy, Anorexia Nervosa, Rage, and King Crimson.
I can say that how they influenced my sound it’s not their sound, but the originality that I found in them.

Did you always have the ambition to be a musician and in a band or did you originally have other plans?

Sure, but what I wanted more was to give something to think. Many find a way to do it, some are painters, others are writers, I choose to be a musician (or at least try it).

What songs or albums are on your current playlist?

Currently you can find Mind Labyrinth, my first EP, and there’s 3 singles:
Libera Me!, Take my Heart and Oscuridad Abismal

Do you sing in the shower?


Do you have any plans for the band for this year and into next year?

Just keep making music, if it’s possible, maybe a video.

Do you currently have any new songs/albums ready to be released?


If you could play at any venue in the world where would you choose?

Ancient Roman Coliseum at night.

Do you have a favourite album? If so, what is it?

Chaining The Katechon by Deathspell Omega

Do you have any guilty pleasure songs/albums?

Hahaha, sure, Talking Heads – Girlfriend is Better

If you were putting together the greatest show on earth, who would be playing?

Too hard to answer.

Can you remember the first album you bought with your own money? What was it and do you still have it?

Was In the court of the Crimson King by King Crimson, sadly I don’t have it anymore.

As your fans will be reading this, is there any message you would like to send out to them?

Stay with Syrkander travelling the boundless corridors that compose the labyrinth of the mind.

Finally, let us know all your social media sites so your fans, old and new, can find and follow/like you!

As social you can find me on Instagram, as platforms in all the usuals (Spotify, Bandcamp, YouTube, etc)

We, at The Metal Asylum, would like to thank you for your time. Is there is anything further that you would like to add?

Thank you so much for your time as well and for contacting me, hope you enjoy the journey Syrkander is making.

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