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Julie Laughs are represented
on this CD by the track "The Furious One"

Contact Info
Website - www.jln.nu
Mp3.com - www.mp3.com/jln
JLN E-mail - julie@telia.com
Ronnie B E-mail - ronnie.b.jln@telia.com

 

Julie Laughs Nomore - Biography

Spring 1995: Ljusdal, Sweden. The remains of the local heroes LOADED finds a new drummer and tries to get together again as a band. The lineup at this time is: Danne C. - vocals, Thomas - guitar, Blomman -guitar, Babbaen -bass, Ronnie B. - drums. In the beginning the band played some Motörhead inspired metal, using the name BASTARD. BASTARD put of one live show at Ljusdals Folk park, and a five-track demo before Ronnie decides to leave the band. Shortly after he is replaced by Morgan Norman (another local hero). This time things don't work out so well, and the visit in Kläppa Studio under the name DIE LAUGHING is the only "official" appearance for Morgan with the boys. He is leaving the band to do military service in August, and once again the band got no drummer.

Late September 1995: Thomas who's been traveling on through Europe is coming home and Ronnie rejoins the band again. This time the band is more purposeful and the goal is to be the best metal act ever. The music changes a bit since a half-year earlier, and now it's darker, slow and with a gloomier feeling. A demo is recorded live In Kläppa Studio and now the band finally takes the name JULIE LAUGHS NOMORE. The demo is sent to a few labels and clubs, and the response is very good, both from media, labels and audience. J.L.N. now begins to play outside the neighborhood and they are gaining new fans.

April 1996: J.L.N release a self-financed mini-CD recorded in the same studio as always. The CD was printed in 500 copies and 200 of them are sent out to promote the band in Magazines, radio shows and record companies almost all over the world. The CD got some airtime both in Sweden and in countries as Romania, Argentina and Canada. But it didn't reach the bands expectations. The quality of the production and the songs were not what they wanted it to be. The band progressed and so did their music, and now the sound become heavier.

Early 1997: People from the music network-project Humla Production spotted the band on the local music club and a cooperation begins to record and release a split-CD with the band De Tveksamma. A few month of song writing and updating elder material takes place and in Mars/April 1997, J.L.N enter the darkness of Kläppa Studio to record seven new tracks to the split-CD, this time the songs have once again change a little bit. The network project ends up in August-97 when the CD is released and it is sent away to some magazines and radio stations around the country and out in the world. The same year does the band appear with their song "Crescent Moon" on the compilation-CD The Hälsinge Rock, released by Studiofrämjandet.

January 1998: After having the split-CD out for about half a year without the response they all expected, the band begins to write new songs and stray away from the mainstream style they performed on the CD. The same month Julie Laughs Nomore get the opportunity to be the opening act for HammerFall at Snakepit in Gävle. The show is a success for the band, and inspired by that they enter the studio in the end of February to record a new demo.. This time the Danish label Serious Entertainment shows
its interest in the band and offers them a deal witch is signed later that spring. The debut album is recorded down in Aabenraa studios, with the labelboss Jacob Hansen as producer, in the break of September/October 1998.

 

July 1999: Babbaen split from the band after the gig at RajtanTajtan festival, And for a short while a friend of the band, Stefan Johansson, handles the four string. In October Thomas Olsson, take the place as the Bass player and it seams like the crew is settled again.

April 2000:
The band is working with new songs for the next release when they get the news that Serious Entertainment decides to call it the quits, and the band have to start to look for a new record deal.

September 2000: The band signs a new deal with the German label Vile music.

December 2000: The band enters the Black Lounge studio in Avesta, Sweden for 14 days to record the new album "From the mist of the ruins" with Jonas Kjellgren as engineer.

June 2001: The album "From the mist of the ruins" is released, and receives amazing reviews.

 

Interview Introduction By EvilG

Julie Laughs Nomore are a band that have been reviewed here at Metal Rules a couple of times in the past number of years. I knew they were a quality metal band from reading the reviews and then checking out the band. JLN's drummer, Ronnie.B, is also a long time member of our message board. When we were looking for bands for this compilation JLN were one of the bands I contacted up front to let them know I would love to have them on board. They came through with a newly recorded unreleased track which turned out excellent! The below interview was answered by all the members of the band.

2 Reviews: From The Mist of the Ruins / From The Mist Of The Ruins

JLN - Ronnie B.How did you first learn about Metal-Rules.com?

Ronnie.B: I discovered the site or more exactly the message board of Metal-Rules when I was looking for some sites for promoting JLN. Some may call this spamming but that was never my intention 'cause I visited the forum quite a lot before I actually made my first post. After that I began to read the Metal-Rules webzine and of course kept posting at the message board.

 

 

Are you a regular visitor to the Metal-Rules.com webzine?

Danne: Yes, I read it every day.

Ronnie.B: I read it every day also, mostly the interviews and reviews.

 

 

How important is Metal-Rules.com or the Internet in general for getting your music?

TH: I would go as far as saying that it's the most important source and the fastest way to get our music spread.

 

 

In your experience, either as a reader or as a band, what has Metal-Rules.com meant to you?

Ronnie.B: For me as a reader, Metal-Rules has meant very much as it's a great way to explore and find out about new kick ass bands.

Bny: For JLN it's also meant very much as we've gotten 2 amazing reviews and we know that people has been checking us out after reading the reviews.

Danne: We have a "counter" at our website where we can see exactly from where the people visiting our site come from and there's been loads of people coming from those reviews.

 

 

JLN - "Bny"Do you think webzines like Metal-Rules.com are, or maybe someday could, replace traditional published magazines?

JLN: Yes we do, hasn't it almost done that?

 

Can you please list the members of the band and what they each person plays?

Danne: Vocals
Bny: Rhythm guitar, additional growls
Nilsson: Rhythm and lead guitar.
TH: Bass, clean backing vocals, additional growls
Ronnie.B: Drums, clean backing vocals.

 

 

How long has the band been together and what goals would you like to achieve in the coming years with the band?

Nilsson: We've been playing together as JLN for 7 years except TH, who joined the band in late October 1999. He was a close friend to the rest of us so he was the natural choice to replace Babbaen when he left the band due to family matters. Our goals, well, to get out and play live as much as we can, meet our fans and basically enjoy ourselves and have a good time.

 

In your opinion, what style of metal would you say best describes what you play?

Danne: We just wanna call it metal, plain and simple!

 

 

Who have been some of your main influences?

JLN: That's actually a kinda tricky question for us 'cause our individual influences are so many and different. There are however some mutual bands for all of us, like…Helloween, Iron Maiden, Dio, W.A.S.P., Entombed, Blind Guardian and of course Candlemass hehehe.

 

 

Is your band currently signed to a record label?

Nilsson: We've ended the contract with Vile Music and we're currently looking for a new deal.

 

 

JLN - THHave you contributed work to other compilation CDs?

Bny: Yes we have but not with an exclusive song and not for a compilation of this extent.

 

 

Where did they hear about this compilation?

Ronnie.B: I read about it at the Metal-Rules message board.

 

 

Why did you choose this compilation to get your music to potential fans?

Ronnie.B: Well, Metal-Rules is a big webzine so we thought this would be a great opportunity to get our music out to a lot of people. It's also done by serious people who live for metal so we knew that it was gonna be an overall well done CD.

 

 

Besides your song, what is the best feature of the Metal-Rules compilation and why?

Danne: I'd say that the line-up on this one is extremely strong for a compilation album and we're just happy to be a part of it.

 

Why did you choose this particular song for the compilation?

TH: It's a song that's originally written for the From The Mist Of The Ruins album but we weren't happy with it then so we re-arranged it, changed some parts and it turned out really good so we decided to use it on this compilation.

 

Where did you record the song & who wrote it and produced it?

Nilsson: The song is written by Bny (music) and Danne (lyrics) and we've actually recorded it and mixed it our self. The drum parts however are done in a studio in Ljusdal called "Kläppa Studion" and they're co-produced and recorded by engineer Jonas Lindström who also play drums in the band Withered Beauty. The rest, all the guitars, bass and vocals are recorded in our rehearse room with a 16 channel digital multitrack recorder. The drum parts and bass lines were recorded and mixed on a Saturday in late September, the guitars were done very fast too but in October. The vocals took a little longer than we hoped for as Danne did catch a really nasty cold. This song is the first "real" recording we've done our self if you don't count all the demo songs we've done so we're quite excited about it and we just hope that people will like it.

 

 

Would you say that your song on this compilation representative of all your material?

TH: Yeah we think it is. It's got all the JLN trademark stuff in it. Like clean, raw and growling vocals, melodic parts, fast and heavy riffs plus lots of guitar melodies.

 

 

What is your song on this compilation about and what was the inspiration behind it?

Danne: The lyrics is a story about the end of the world and the inspiration…hmm, I don't know really, it's sometimes hard to explain from where I get my inspiration hehe.

What about this song made you select it for this compilation OR if your band wrote or recorded a new song specifically for this CD, what things did you have in mind when writing the song for use this compilation?

Ronnie.B: First of all we think it's a great song and we felt that it would suit this compilation like a glow. The other thing is that we're planning a concept album for our next release and this song doesn't fit that lyrically speaking so we were a little afraid that this song would never be released if we don't put it on here. You know, songs can easily be forgotten and it would've been a shame if this one had.

 

 

What kind of expectations do you have towards this particular compilation? What do you hope to gain by being featured?

Bny: We have big hopes for this one 'cause as we said earlier, this compilation has an extremely good and strong line-up. I mean, there's not every day you get to have bands like Jag Panzer, Imagika and Persuader on compilations, at least not the ones NOT made by record labels. To gain new fans is our main hope and maybe get to played on f.ex radio stations. I don't know to who and and where it's gonna be sent to other than the people who order it so…

 

 

Are you hoping this might help you in some way gain the kind of exposure that may lead to a label picking you up?

Nilsson: Yeah of course.

 

 

As you know, most of the bands on this compilation are not extremely well known. Do you think a compilation CD with a group of mostly underground bands is a great way to help get your music noticed?

JLN: We think so and this particular comp is done by people who breath, eat, shit and live metal so there's no doubt that this one is gonna be a success, and by success we don't mean profit, more the success of getting noticed and getting the music of these great bands spread world wide.

 

 

What do you think of compilation CD's overall?

JLN: We're quite united about this one. Compilations is a great way to get noticed, but unfortunately many albums of this kind don't have the same high quality thru a whole album. We got a bunch of CDs sent to us a couple of years ago and honestly, 90% of it sucked but hey…it's still a great way to get the music spread.

 

 

What kinds of things should a compilation feature in order to make it worth purchasing and what makes a compilation worthwhile?

JLN: There are a few things that we think is really important. Exclusive songs: It's more fun to get a song that's never been released before and only an be found on that specific album. High quality on bands, layout etc…that it's a well done product, genuinely produced thru the whole thing, from recording quality to booklet!

 

 

If you had a chance to put together this type of compilation, what would be some of the unsigned bands you'd like to feature?

JLN: Some of our friends bands of course hehe. Withered Beauty, Forlorn, De Tweksamma, Necrocide, Sin Of Dismay, Vargmåne.

 

 

Would you be interested in sacrificing another song for "Metal-Rules.com - Vol. II" if the opportunity presented itself?

JLN: Of course, we'd be honoured.

 

 

Where can people order your other recorded material?

Danne: The split album we did with De Tweksamma can be ordered directly from us, check our website for details. When Only Darkness Remains is unfortunately nearly impossible to get a hold of as far a we know. From The Mist Of The Ruins can be ordered from Vile Music, that's the simplest way to get a copy of that one.

 

 

What are your band's upcoming battle plans?

JLN: The recording of 3rd album which is gonna take part sometime this spring. We just need to get the lyrical concept done plus some supplementary equipment needs to be bought for our home studio, then we're set to go. We're also gonna try to play live as much as possible, something we didn't do this year unfortunately. We have some still unconfirmed gigs on the way.

 

 

Do you have any live dates coming up that you'd like to list here?

JLN: Not any confirmed ones right now, just check our website every now and then for details.

 

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