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Monday, August 5, 2013

Thrudvangar Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days

   >The band is going well now and were are happy to release the new CD about our new Label "Massacre Records".

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?
   >On ourselve we dont describe our music to any genres.We make only metal with different influence.
    The difference is, that we have no keyboards on this CD like the others before.

3. I have noticed that the keyboards of earlier albums where absent,what was the decision behind going for a more straight forward metal sound?

>Anrdreas told us 2 years before to leave the band and he would only play the Live-Gigs until the new Cd will be release.
   It was his own decision to get more room for himself.But he is always a part of us and very good friend.

4. I know that the lyrics and the bands name come from Norse Paganism, can you tell us a little bit more about your interests this topic?

   >We start with this lyrics in 2000(?) because it was a very interesting theme for us and also inspired of bands from the 90s-era.
    So we start with this to write some lyrics and released our first CD in 2004 and it was always a part of us.

5. I have noticed that the lyrics are all written in German, do you feel this is the perfect fit for the topics you cover in your songs?

   >Yes,that´s the best way for us to say what we have to say about it.We have try it earlier with some english songs but it was not the same for us.

6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

   >Any show is good for us.We have no favorite.We had learned that little club gigs are better than big gigs sometimes.We going on stage and show that we have fun
    on this what we are doing and i think the people in front of stage will see this and starting also to have it.

7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

   >Yes,there are some plans in 2014 to go on some stages but there are no concrete dates.We will try to come more outside of germany.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of viking and black metal?

   >It´s different.You have some hardliners of both sides and sometimes you´re not true enough for both sides.
    But this is no problem for us, we get many positives mails and messages around the world and sometimes from peoples where you have never think before to get  a positive feedback.

9.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

   >We dont know it.We will make music where we want to have fun and where we feel free. We will see whats going on in the future.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

   >The influence of any member are different.There are BlackMetal, Grind, Rock and so on.But, how i said,the earlier 90s-era with bands like Bathory,Amorphis and so on, are all times favorites for all of us.Today i cannot say "Wow, fucking great".There are no bands for me.

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?

   >Oh i think,after our music were really boring: Books,Family,Dog,Motorcycle ..... , yes that the truth ;)

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

   >Thank you for this and hope we make it in near future again and sorry for my bad english :),and we will see you all on our shows,
    Cheers,Christian + Thrudvangar


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