How did you first learn about Metal-Rules.com?
Did a google search for "metal" about 2 years back.
Are you a regular visitor to the Metal-Rules.com webzine?
Yes. I try to visit Metal Rules every day if possible, and I'm not
just saying that to kiss your ass, that's actually true.
How important is Metal-Rules.com or the Internet in general for
getting your music?
We think the Internet is great, we use it a lot to download music and
promoting our stuff.
In your experience, either as a reader or as a band, what has
Metal-Rules.com meant to you?
Metal Rules helped me out a lot when I first got into metal a few
years back. It's great for keeping updated on what's going on in the
Do you think webzines like Metal-Rules.com are, or maybe someday
could, replace traditional published magazines?
No we don't think so. There's something special about buying and
reading a metal magazine.
Can you please list the members of the band and what they each
Magnus Wohlfart - Guitars, keys, mouth-harp, backing vocals
Gustaf Hagel - Vocals, bass,
Jeremy Child - Drums, backing vocals
How long has the band been together and what goals would you like
to achieve in the coming years with the band?
We've been together for almost two years now. At this point our main
goal is to get signed by a label.
In your opinion, what style of metal would you say best describes
what you play?
While we would like to think that we include parts from different
types of metal, we basically play plain metal together with folk music.
So I guess the correct term would be "folk metal".
Who have been some of your main influences?
Vintersorg, Otyg, (old) Dimmu Borgir and Storm to name a few.
Is your band currently signed to a record label or are you
currently looking for a label or distribution?
We are not signed at the moment, so in short - yes.
Have you contributed work to other compilation CDs?
Although we've been offered to appear on others, this is the only one
we've appeared on so far.
Where did they hear about this compilation?
We read about it on the Metal Rules site.
Why did you choose this compilation to get your music to potential
It seemed like a good deal. To us, Metal Rules represents top
Besides your song, what is the best feature of the Metal-Rules
compilation and why?
This is a hard question to answer considering we haven't heard all
the other bands. But some of the bands we've heard and like are Jag
Panzer, Persuader, Seasons Of The Wolf and Overlord.
Why did you choose this particular song for the compilation?
At the time it felt like our strongest track.
Where did you record the song & who wrote it and produced
Gryningstid (edit) was composed by Magnus Wohlfart.
Arranged by Yggdrasil (re-arranged for this compilation only!)
Lyrics by Gustaf Hagel and Magnus Wohlfart
Recorded at South Coast Recordings, Önnerup, Sweden 7/9-8/9 2002
Mixed and produced by Yggdrasil and Annika Wikström
Engineered by Annika Wikström.
Would you say that your song on this compilation representative of
all your material?
Not really. This is probably the track that differs most from our
What is your song on this compilation about and what was the
inspiration behind it?
When I wrote the music for this track I was much inspired by Opeth
and Nevermore. It was intended to be heavy but atmospheric. Not much
folk music involved in this particular track though. The lyrics are
about a forest landscape in the winter (and the result of a boring
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
he original track is over ten minutes long, so we re-arranged it just
for the sake of this CD. We felt that this was our strongest track, so
that's why we chose it.
What kind of expectations do you have towards this particular
compilation? What do you hope to gain by being featured?
By participating on this compilation we hope to get our name
"out there". Hopefully people will gain some interest in us
and check out our other songs. It's also nice to get some experience in
the area, so that we know how these things work in the future.
Are you hoping this might help you in some way gain the kind of
exposure that may lead to a label picking you up?
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?
Yes. If the CD only included well-known bands it would be less
interesting to check it out, because people would already know about the
What do you think of compilation CD’s overall?
It's great if you're looking for some new bands, but if you're short
of money (like most of us are most of the time) you tend to spend your
money on bands you already know and like.
What kinds of things should a compilation feature in order to make
it worth purchasing and what makes a compilation worthwhile?
Apart from great bands it should include some sort of booklet with
info on how to hear more music from the represented bands. It's
worthless if it's just in like a paper casing with no info what so ever,
like some compilation CDs we've seen.
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?
Some unsigned bands I like are Of The Fallen, Chastisement and
Would you be interested in sacrificing another song for “Metal-Rules.com
- Vol. II” if the opportunity presented itself?
Where can people order your other recorded material?
Send a mail to the following address, include money and your address:
Lottas Väg 3
245 63 Hjärup
Check the website (www.yggdrasil.xrs.net)
for info on prices etc.
What are your band’s upcoming battle plans?
We've just finished the recording of our second demo. It's called I
Nordens Rike and includes 35 minutes of new material. Other than that,
we're looking for gigs to get some more live experience.
Do you have any live dates coming up that you’d like to list
26/12-02 at Kajplats 305 in Malmö, Sweden on stage at 8 pm. We've
got at least one gig coming up early next year, but the date isn't final