Hello my name is Mandi Alf.
Where are you from?
I am from Kufstein Tyrol, Austria. Kufstein Tyrol is a small district of Austria, heart of the alps, situated between Germany in the North and Italy to the south.
Name of band:
ALFORNA and what does the band name mean: ALF is the family name from Gernot (Drums) and Mandi (Guit), O standing as symbol for the sun and RNA is the shortcut for Ribonucleicid acid. It`s a ubiquitous family of large biological molecules that perform multiple vital roles in the coding, decoding, regulation, and expression of genes.
Who else is in your band?
Andi Mayr- Guitar, Daniel Perthaler - Vocals, Christof Maurer- Guitar, Martin "Fize"Estermann - Bass, Gernot Alf- Drums.
How would you describe yourselves?
So I would describe myself as a normal people being in the best age. I love to make music and love the nature and try to be always friendly as well. Love my family, because without her approval, I can't could pursue my music enthusiasm .
Who are your main influences musically?
Oh these are very many influences, Sepultura, Soulfly, Iron Maiden, Machine Head, Testament, Ozzy, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Helloween, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Pearl Jam...But all in all we are trying to be ourselves and do not want copy anyone .
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We hope that we will play some gigs outside of Tyrol and Austria. We try to produce good music, and will practice a lot and play a lot of shows!
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
So we make really long music. But the final line-up as it now exists is only since 2009. The biggest highlight was recording our first album titled "Awake", which we took in December 2013 on the market. After countless new beginnings within the band, it was finally time to present our music outside of the rehearsal room. But that would be a longer story ;-) A highlight will be on May 30 in the Kulturfabrick Kufstein to make the support for Sepultura - our idols ;-)
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
All this new beginnings in the band, and always starting from point 0. But this is no longer the case. Now we make "nails with heads"
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
"Schau viere" - track number four on our album in Tyrolian dialect. Because this is the way we are going. Don`t look back, look forward and never give up!!
Where can we listen to it?
On Reverbnation and YouTube here is the link: http://www.reverbnation.com/alforna
Where can we find out more about your music?
At first of course on our hompage www.alforna.com
Deezer.com : http://www.deezer.com/album/7045170
And many more.
But the general information about ,you can find on our hompage www.alforna.com. Also you can order the physical CD of our album in our webshop www.alforna.com/shop and some merch and we sell and ship it all over!!
Anything else you’d like to say that I forgot to ask?
Yes, at first thank you Greg for your request to contact us. This is a real honor for us to speak with you about me and my band, ALFORNA“outside from Austria.Just a small , hope, upcoming underground band from the heard oft the Alps. And for sure we want to say thanks to all our fans all over the world how pick us up and give us the energy to go straight ahead forward . We appreciate it very much, and it is an honor for us to share our music with all of them out there. And we try we really try to see all of our fans around the world one time on ALFORNA concert \m/ \m/ \m/