did you first learn about Metal-Rules.com?
Through links on some other webzine I think!
Are you a regular visitor to the Metal-Rules.com webzine?
Oh Yeah, sure!
How important is Metal-Rules.com or the Internet in general for
getting your music?
Well Metal Rules is, since the sampler is due to be out soon, pretty
OK I guess! Otherwise our webpage is an easy way for the interested to
find out more about the band!
In your experience, either as a reader or as a band, what has
Metal-Rules.com meant to you?
Valhalla for a metal-head!
Do you think webzines like Metal-Rules.com are, or maybe someday
could, replace traditional published magazines?
Maybe. For the cyber kids, definitely. Personally, I get a headache
after readin' too much on the net!
Can you please list the members of the band and what they each
Hussny Morsare - Lead Vocals and rhythm guitar
Payre Kankanranta - Lead and Rhythm guitars
Erik Thornberg - Bass guitars
Tony Erkkila - Drums
How long has the band been together and what goals would you like
to achieve in the coming years with the band?
Under the name Viperine, with me as a guitarist, the band's been
around since March 2002. Although the merry three amigos started it up a
couple of years ago as Winterlong! They also made one album called
"Valley of the Lost".
We set our aims as high as possible of course! Doing our thing on a professional
basis is what we are all striving for!
In your opinion, what style of metal would you say best describes
what you play?
This is a hard question! We don't want to be labeled as yet another
fucking power metal band, but still most people brand us one! In our
opinion we are just a heavy metal band! Nothing less, nothing more!
Who have been some of your main influences?
For sure, the band closest to everyone's heart is Manowar! Hussny and
Tony are Pantera freaks too. Erik finds inspiration from Billy Sheehan
and such I think, and I dig old school hard rock and guitar heroes!
Is your band currently signed to a record label?
For the moment Viperine is still unsigned. But we've had some
interesting shit turning up lately! Always on the prowl though!
Have you contributed work to other compilation CDs?
Not as Viperine, no!
Where did they hear about this compilation?
From EvilG himself!
Why did you choose this compilation to get your music to potential
Cause it's always a good thing to get heard! Wherever, whenever! And
since this is a compilation put together for fans of metal, of course
it's even better!
Besides your song, what is the best feature of the Metal-Rules
compilation and why?
I really can not answer this question for the moment since I haven't
heard the other tunes! I'm sure they're all great!
Why did you choose this particular song for the compilation?
Because we had a recording of it that was pretty ok, and we were out
in the last minute without a possibility to record anything else right
then! But still "Like a Viper" is a song that features all of
Viperine's trademarks you know! Fast, Hard, Aggressive but still
Where did you record the song & who wrote it and produced
The song is written by me, Payre, and arranged by the whole band! (It
was) recorded and produced by ourselves (mainly engineered by Hussny
though) and mixed by Hussny!
Would you say that your song on this compilation representative of
all your material?
As I mentioned earlier, Fuck Yeah...It's got the shit we're all
What is your song on this compilation about and what was the
inspiration behind it?
Well, the lyrics are about some strange sexual experiences...mating
with a really dangerous woman you know! As in all our lyrics, there
always is a true life experience weaved in, although it might be
"somewhat" adjusted to be just a little more exciting!
What about this song made you select it for this compilation?
Since the circumstances gave us very little time, and this song was
ready, thus chosen! I'm not saying we wouldn't have chosen it anyway,
I'm just tellin' the goddamn truth!
What kind of expectations do you have towards this particular
compilation? What do you hope to gain by being featured?
Some more fans of course! We'll see what turns out!
Are you hoping this might help you in some way gain the kind of
exposure that may lead to a label picking you up?
I can't really answer that! We have to see what turns out, but we're
hoping to get the exposure that leads some more metal lovers in our
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?
Yeah, these compilations are great! That's what got Metallica and
What do you think of compilation CD’s overall?
If all the bands rock, it's a great thing for every fan!
What kinds of things should a compilation feature in order to make
it worth purchasing and what makes a compilation worthwhile?
This is hard for us to answer! It's up to everyone's personal
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?
We are not really into the underground scene. For the moment we have
to focus on our own survival in the jungle of bands that's out there!
Would you be interested in sacrificing another song for “Metal-Rules.com
- Vol. II” if the opportunity presented itself?
I'd think so, yeah!
Where can people order your other recorded material?
Currently, we are not selling any demo recordings! The best way to
know what's up is to check out our webpage or drop us an e-mail!
What are your band’s upcoming battle plans?
A lot! But nothing that we want to make public for the moment due to
a lot of circumstances!
Do you have any live dates coming up that you’d like to list
No, not for the moment as we're not currently playin' outside Sweden!
Any live dates will be posted on our webpage!