Interviews: EXODIKON

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Death Metal/Black Metal band, EXODIKON, from Hungary. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, did you plan it or come out just like that?

József Pósfai: My brother (who is one of our guitarists) came up with this idea back in time, and by having a couple of unsuccessful brainstorming sessions behind our back, this band name was quite a good fit for us, so we took it up. By the way, Exodikon covers a section of the Greek drama, where the choir draws short conclusions about the story. At least in Hungarian.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

JP: A long time ago we just wanted to follow our current favorites' path, and got our initial influence from them (e.g. Dissection, Amon Amarth, In Flames, Hypocrisy). The reason why we wanted to play this genre was that we wanted to play such music that we also really liked.

Attila István Hekele: I love death metal and black metal, and I find the kind of drumming that goes with it fascinating and interesting, and it engages my creative energies.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

JP: Yes, one of the band members is my brother, so we quite had known each other. The rest of the forming members were friends from high school, so yes, we started the band by knowing each other very well. These forming members have been already gone (except my brother and myself), but we consider our current members as our friends, too.

AIH: I’ve known Gábor and Jocó since about 2008, I got to know Feco better when I joined the band in 2018.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

JP: Apart from my all-time favorite i.e. Dissection I'm recently into the post-black genre, and listen to bands such as Les Discrets, Karg, Harakiri for the Sky, Ellende, Heretoir, and Groza.

AIH: I have many favorite bands, like Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Terrorizer, Nile, Death, Dying Fetus, Obscura, Necrophagist, Vader, Korpse, Mortician, Dead Congregation, Cannibal Corpse, Anaal Nathrakh, Slayer, Sepultura, Destruction, Sodom, Emperor, Der Weg Einer Freiheit, Darkthrone, Dark Funeral, Immortal, Celtic Frost, Triptykon, Dissection, Christian Epidemic

Gábor Dávid Borhidi: Necrophagist, Morbid Angel, Death, Suffocation, Cryptopsy, Vile, Malevolent Creation, Impalement, Dark Funeral, Dissection, Immortal, Mgla, Nordjevel.

Ferenc Pósfai: Death

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

JP: Life, impressions, and feelings as a whole. I cannot certainly point to an exact factor of life or occurrence that inspires us. I would rather compare this process to a volcano eruption. All this creativity is on standby and the reflections of our life experiences are getting collected under the surface. And there is a time when it suddenly explodes and we melt this flaming lava into the shape of our music.

6. Where was your last gig?

JP: Our last gig was in Klagenfurt, Austria last November, where we were invited to by our pals, Scion of Darkness! We really had a blast and we are looking forward to returning the favor!

7. Where would you like to act?

JP: Nearly anywhere where we think we might catch some attention of black/death metal fans!

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

JP: Anyone in the genre! Sky's the limit only :)

9. Whom not?

JP: Never say never, so I would pass this question.

10. Have any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

JP: Sure, as an introvert, I have faced this issue several times. My trick (which works for me while experiencing another misc. bad feeling) is to make yourself aware that these feelings are just terminal and will cease to be, whatever you do against them. This would comfort me in such situations.

AIH: At the beginning of my career, I used to have stage fright, but as I gained more and more routine, it disappeared. Some tips for beginners: practice a lot to play with confidence, concentrate on playing during the concert, and don't get scared if you make mistakes, just keep playing. It's okay if you go to a larger company several times to get used to the crowd. Finally, don't forget that those who appear at your band's concert are curious about you, try to feel the energy that you and the audience share with each other.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

JP: Hard to tell. From a musical point of view, we have Dissection, Groza, and Uada on the black side, and we have Death, the Göteborg scene on the Death side.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

JP: Nothing really weird to mention. We have moderate fans.

13. What do you think of your fans?

JP: They are usually like reading between the lines and taking the time to understand the lyrics. So I believe they have more attention to detail than average.

14. What do you think of our site?

JP: It has got a great variety of bands all around the world (even I was able to discover bands from my country listed by you, who I haven't known before. So keep up the good work!

15. Something to add?

JP: Nothing, thank you for the opportunity, and stay metal!

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