Interview - Moonsorrow
Here are the answers to the interview, thanks for the support!
Ville / Moonsorrow
Thanks for the compliment, much appreciated. Musical influences vary, but obviously the most important is Bathory. We all listen to different kinds of music; a lot of metal, progressive rock, folk music and whatnot.
us how it is to play in a metal band in Finland in 2004......
They say metal is relatively popular in Finland, so it has to be good to play in a metal band here. Then again the lack of rehearsal places is a common problem. There is no competition, most of the people are friends with each other and we always have room for more good bands.
What is it with the combination finn's/alcohol and metal?
Finns, especially metalheads, like to drink. Thats a fact.
How did it all started? Where there any other bands involved previous to Moonsorrow?
Moonsorrow started in 1995 as a project and developed gradually into a full-time band. There have always been other bands, and all of us had considerable experience on and off the metal scene prior to Moonsorrow.
combination of great atmosphere, and hunting riffs, gives some of
the songs a killer Viking-metal kind of undertone. How much do you
all lay into the Viking terminology? What would you say about bands
like Bathory, Enslaved and Thyrfing?
The undertone in the music is the same, but we defy the term viking. Our concept has never been about vikings anyway. Bathory, Enslaved and Thyrfing all were big influences when we started the band so thats where the similarities come from. Yes there are some.
your lyrics are in finnish, is there any chances of you changing
We already changed the language once (in 1997, English to Finnish), were not going to do it again. No.
you tell us about upcoming events/plans within the Moonsorow Camp?
Were going to record our new album in September and its going to be released in early 2005. Possible touring will likely be delayed until then.
you should choose between 3 records in a Record store (and you did
not have any of those before) Which would you choose?
Definitely Twilight of the Gods. Bathory is still the only band in the world.
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