This isn’t an album of hope but totally the opposite and I really hope for the audience to feel that agony and pain as well.
Lyrics are always open to interpretation even if people are creating their own connection with them outside of the concept the writer wrote them in. I think that's amazing and I love that.
Realistically, there were never any real highpoints, but a constant struggle until now. The people talk about our glory days, well not much glory I tell you. We never were million sellers, just support band to Motörhead. That was the best we saw.
It's a bit of a mix of everything. Just like making soup.
It is a terrible humanitarian crisis and it doesn't seem to end.
This new album is based upon the ties between life and death through the passage of time!
With our new EP ‘Masters of Darkness’ we deliver an epic brutal monster and this is the kick-start for the ‘Okkult II’ album which will be released in summer 2018!! Be prepared!
We are in the fortunate position that we can make a mixture of metal and a little bit more ambitious music.
He talks about the witch hunts of New Haven and these guys they called "Pig Men," which were farmhands or men who had been caught having sex with barnyard animals. The belief was that they were trying to spawn satanic offspring that would then bring Satan to Earth. Some were even executed for it. Obviously I had to write a song about this… who wouldn’t!?
The political fraudster that is our current president has hijacked our democracy in America and embarrasses us on so many levels. His continued hypocrisy and woeful underestimation of the basic good of our people forced us to attack him with our music.
The demo made sure for everyone that this is nothing nice and beautiful.
I think when we experience loss, regret, sadness and pain, it's easy to feel like we are all alone, but I hope the songs on this album can give the listeners some kind of comfort that this happens to many of us and it can be turned in to something positive and hopeful.
We do not plan on being just a studio-only band.
In the nineties everything was fantastic and we could live for and from the music. But now it´s all different.
We will be quite selective with live shows. We’ve already played with other bands in so many small shitholes, that there really isn’t much urge to go through the same experiences again. However, touring is great and discovering new places in other countries is very inspiring, so we are open for more live shows in the future.
If you could have told my younger self that I’d be working so much with one of my all-time musical heroes I’d probably explode!
The most important part of the band is that everybody has the same mentality. Playing some songs, having a beer, doing some gigs…
Maybe it was because of this that we agreed to be labeled and sold as a black metal act in the early days, including silly make-up and all the other nonsense. This very much backfired on us and we deserved it.
Play loud and hard and it will sound heavy! If it doesn't turn out perfect, good. Perfect is boring.
For my compositions I think I added some new sounds influenced by bands I discovered at the time, such as After The Burial, Tesseract, Leprous, Monuments, Uneven Structure or Architects.
When people now see a little (or a lot) of Jimmy Page in me, I take it as a big compliment.
In terms of a Bangladesh metal scene, is has been running pretty strong for some time now.
A lot of people think you have to be sad or depressed to make dark music or write melancholic songs, but this is far from the truth.
My songs are born from the relationship I have with my instrument, a relationship that I nurture daily.
Our preferred hang out Apollon is a record shop that sells beer.
‘Watching Atrocities’ is an observation of myself watching disgusting images and stuff in the net.
We’re very excited about the record, we love the sound of it and the intensity and passion that’s in the material.
We were all on the same page for this one and I think that you can really hear that.
Sometimes I wonder what we could have done if we had the same dedication and tenacity in a world where you could grab opportunities by the pussy. Ha!
I think every news outlet has its own corrupt agenda.
All I am going to say is that LFTC will be the thing to see in 2018, I am Sweden’s best looking man and I will probably save the earth someday.
We will be there. We will play some old tunes and new tunes and have some chocolate.
And yes- we are spare time musicians, and yes- this album almost killed the band (twice, actually), and no- we do not know how to limit ourselves. That’s the thing, we are having so much fun that we lose track of time and ourselves. Fortunately, we don’t have a label pushing us with deadlines, haha…
These are moments when you're out of the world, you're facing your very own truth. I can't describe, but it inspired in me the feelings and the words of a new state I express in music. Your ego dies, your personality dies, who you were before dies and you become someone else. This is someone else but it's you more than ever.
I remember that we played in the 013 in Tilburg and some people already knew the lyrics and were singing while we were playing!
I discovered that stories about history, mythology and literature in general were so epic and they work perfect with heavy metal music.
I didn’t sit the band down and say “I have a great idea lads, let’s copy the cover of Brave New World!”
The music business requires you to reinvent yourself constantly.
The essence of my invitation this year was simply to come and play.
To find the right compensation between a public and a private life is the art of being a successful healthy human being in the music industry.
There are no shortcuts.
A YouTube channel is your demotape on the Internet.
I constantly play different styles and play to some music that doesn’t necessarily fit into what people might think I do.
There are less fights and we focus on bringing this battleship forward instead of firing at each other.
It’s a trip down memory lane for everybody that listens to this material.
‘The Zealot’ is about the bigotry of religion and political extremism. Steve Anderson did exactly what the lyrics of the Zealot are about: He is preaching hate and has a point of view that everybody with a different confession of faith or opinion does not deserve to live.
What I know is that it is an album that seeks to find an honest way of expressing and communicating the band’s collective thoughts.
The first thing we did was to record and release a video with our hard rock style version of Aviciis mega hit ‘Wake Me Up’ which gained a lot of attention when it was released.
I do not like the idea to be dependent on one thing I did in my life. Life is so short, you cannot grasp one thing and live your life of it.
Our heavy metal forefathers created a formula that is not to be fucked with.
Controversy for controversy’s sake and public drama isn’t really our style.
I think it’s quite sad that all three original Motörheads have died in such a short period of time. And with Eddie it was definitely a shock, because he seemed alright. But you know, when your name’s on the bullet, there’s not much you can do about it really.
I must say Solfernus is not a typical or let´s say true black metal band. We infiltrate some other metal genres and you can feel the inspiration from various artists.
and his boys in Soulfly recently hit the road to perform 'Point Blank' for those of us who never got to see Nailbomb's lone performance at Dynamo way back in '95.
In order to be an internationally touring band, we need some recompense. Otherwise we would all end up very single and very lonely very quickly.
99% of modern stuff sounds like shit, especially modern equipment and most modern production.
As a younger metal fan in the 90s there were only a handful of bands I really cared about and so for them to decide that they wanted to do something different meant that part of my culture felt like it was being taken away. It validated the wider idea that heavy metal was just a phase that everyone would grow out of, including my favorite musicians.
We just want to love the music we make, so we make music we love. We don't think about anything or anybody else.
For some people, a certain music was the essential growing substance, like a certain type of soil for a certain type of plant. The plant grows bigger, even in to a tree, but it always remembers the soil, where it grew. However, old-school-only thrashers and more open-minded global music addicts who explore unknown territories – we all are needed in order to make the world of music more colorful and richer.
If you keep writing the same kind of songs/music album after album, sooner or later you’re bound to run out of ideas and make worse albums. We can’t let that happen.
The peaks are more powerful if the valleys are deeper.
We knew that we were stepping out of our comfort zones as writers and performers, but we genuinely believed that we could make something great in this style.
Wishing Well is about honest music and spirit that comes from the heart, we try to do things our own way and avoid the worst clichés.