1: Show Me Wolves is a solo project that I, Hörður Lúðvíksson, started early this year. The reason i wanted to do a solo project is that I had a bunch of songs that didn't fit into anything that i had been doing in the past, i wanted to try working alone and see how it would go, so far it has been great.
2.Recently you have released an album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
2: When i started working on the album i didn't focus much on following a specific genre, instead i wanted to write music that i would listen to. Personally I would describe the album as a mix of black metal and death metal with some elements of metalcore. i however do not think of metalcore as a group of guys singing about how their girlfriends left them and using autotune as much as they can. for me metalcore is a genre where you mix together metal and hardcore.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with your music?
3: The lyrics i wrote for Between Man, God And False Idols are about corruption, mythical/demonic beings/places and depression and how these things affect the minds of men.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Show Me Wolves'?
4: I came up with the name when i was watching a show about wolves on TV. I have been fascinated by wolves for some time now, they are courageous and fierce animals. the word wolf in the name of the band however does not necessarily refer to the animal but rather means show me someone or something that is not afraid to speak its mind and does not take any shit from other beings.
5.With this project you record everything by yourself but have worked with a full band in other projects, how would you compare the two?
5: well, both things has its perks and flaws, for instance, when you are working alone you have the freedom to do anything you want without other people commenting on it or telling you that you should do this and that. Dont get me wrong, hearing opinions and working with other people can also be great but you do not get the same freedom as you do when working alone. but being in a full band is also great, especially when it comes to playing live shows. when i will play live shows with Show Me Wolves i will have to hire some session musicians to assist me.
6.Can you tell us a little bit more about the deal you have signed with Merdumgiriz?
6: Merdumgiriz are now designing some merch for Show Me Wolves, CD´s, Cassettes, T-shirts and some other stuff, which will be available hopefully in the coming weeks. They are also doing a PR campaign for Show Me Wolves. we are on a mission to spread Show Me Wolves music worldwide. I would recommend that people go check out all the cool stuff they are doing on merdumgiriz.org and on facebook.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?
7: It has been good so far, i have heard many positive things and gotten a lot of great comments which means a lot. Many people have already downloaded the album on my bandcamp site which is great and i would recommend that people head on over to bandcamp and get their free copy of the album.
8.Are you also involved with any other musical projects these days?
8: Yeah i am also in a hardcore/grindcore band called Grit Teeth with some fantastic musicians. We are online both on Bandcamp and Facebook so people can go check it out.
9.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician in the future?
9: I will keep on making new music for as long as i live, Show Me Wolves are here to stay so i will keep working on that hopefully for years to come. We are also doing a lot of cool stuff in my other band, Grit Teeth, so i will keep working on that as well. The rest remains to be seen.
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
10: I listen to a great variety of music which all influence me in some ways. The past few days i have been listening to some local bands like Misþyrming, Muck, Mannveira, Beneath and so on but also to foreign bands like Mechina, Behemoth, Nader Sadek, Trash Talk, LLNN and more.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
11: When i am not working on music or checking out new bands i often watch soccer or basketball games.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
12: Yeah i would recommend that people like Show Me Wolves on facebook to stay updated with everything i am doing and also get your free download of my album on www.showmewolves.bandcamp.com . Check out Merdumgiriz online, they are doing some cool stuff over there and finally thanks for having me in this interview, stay metal!