Week 57 – FEJD

Welcome my HeadBangers, from Trollhattan, Sweden:    FEJD

 

Gotta put a song up first off so you will all get the feel of these Viking Warriors.

 

“GRYNING”

(Which in Swedish means “Dawn”, hopefully my translator is right.)

I don’t need to understand everything they are saying to know that I love this band.  Their videos tell the story, just watch and let the music flow HeadBangers.

Let’s meet the band:

Patrik Rimmerfors – Lead Vocals, Bouzouki, Swedish Bagpipe, Jew’s Harp, Hurdy-Gurdie, Cow Antler, Willow-pipe and recorder etc.

Niklas Rimmerfors – Vocals and Moraharpa
Per-Owe Solvelius- Electric Guitar

Lennart Specht – Guitars and Keyboard

Thomas Antonsson – Bass

Esko Salow – Drums

As you can see this is not the typical Metal Band, there are so many instruments being played here.  Check out their bio, it explains what their vision is:

FEJD formed in 2001 through a fusion of the folk music duo Rimmerfors and a couple of members from the metal band Pathos. Rimmerfors played folk music with medieval undertones, performing on contemporary instruments. Together with their childhood friends of Pathos, they transformed into a refined band with the best of both worlds – the weight of heavy metal in symbiosis with the typical melodic language and sadness of the Nordic folk music.

The brothers interest in Swedish medieval folk music started back in 1995, commenced by music studying and the feeling of wanting to explore new musical ground and try something new. The brothers musical background, as well as their band mates, has its roots in heavy metal music. Inspiration is also drawn from like-minded bands such as Garmarna and Hedningarna.

In addition to Fejd, the brothers Rimmerfors still performs every now and then as the acoustic duo Rimmerfors.  Check out their FaceBook page for more gigs.  They also will appear at Wacken Winter Nights 2020, on February 14, yes Valentines Day.

 

“HÄXFÄRD”

“HÄRJAREN”

 

My Thoughts:

Simply put, I love this band.  I have listened to quite a few folk bands, as there are alot in this part of the world.  However, none have grabbed me like ‘FEJD”, I know, no it’s not just the flowing hair my HeadBangers lmao, but I’m not complaining about that for sure.   This music to put it plainly, calms the savage beast that we MetalHeads are at times.  I believe that we all need that, whether you can understand the words or not, there’s something in this sound, the instruments, the singing that calls me to another day and time when life was all about survival and passion.  Now I need a horn of mead my HeadBangers, and a fire to sit by as I listen to stories of the past in the cold night.  What better way to pass the night or weekend for that matter.

“Storm”

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..

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