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.
(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.
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.
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…..
We have been working hard on our second full length CD. We are recording it in our own studio and hoping for a Spring 2020 release. Also, we will be doing a video for our newest single “Carpe Noctum” which should be done by late December.
I for one am looking forward to that video, as well as the new CD. Keep it up guys.
I’ll keep you HeadBangers posted as the news comes in, in the meantime take a look at their info below.
This week my HeadBangers welcome “Brackish Tide”
“Lie Down and Die”
Here’s some Bio on the band:
Brackish Tide, an all original heavy metal band, was formed on the banks of the murky Pocomoke River in Somerset County, MD in the spring of 2014. After writing, rehearsing and recording for about a year they released their debut CD, “The View From Below” , in September 2015. After a line up change they released a single, “Carpe Noctum”, in October 2017. Currently playing shows and working on their second full length CD!
Brackish Tide’s influences cover a wide span of very early metal, rock, prog and doom to the newest in metal subgenres that have taken hold in recent years.
As you can see these guys really get into their music.
For more songs check out Youtube and their Facebook page. If you’re ever down south listen for the music you may just find them performing in a local club. I’ll update their info as I get it, but for now they are working on their next CD and performing. Hope to see you guys sometime.
Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week. Join me next week for another band and another song. In the meantime remember don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn……
As you may know, Carmilla had a parting of the ways with their singer and drummer a few weeks ago, since then they have gotten a new drummer, Felix Forsberg, and a new singer, that they are keeping under wraps for the time being. I will update you all as soon as I get any info.
The guys also send me their new song “Raising Hell”, no I can’t share it but Perkele, you are going to love it. This new singer hits the mark my HeadBangers, talk about some powerful deep growl vocals, I can’t wait to find out who she is. Stayed tuned……..
My HeadBangers welcome from Gävle, Sweden – Carmilla a Melodic Death Metal Band.
Founded by Håkan Ålander (guitar), Daniel Karlsson (guitar) in January 2017 in Gävle, Sweden.
Carmilla has recently parted ways with their singer and drummer. As with all bands this happens and you just go on. That’s what we MetalHeads do. Carmilla has found a new drummer and now are on a quest to find the right singer. So my HeadBangers be on the lookout for a growl vocalist. If you know one send them to Carmilla. I’ll keep you updated. Hopefully they’ll be back recording soon.
I’ve had lots of HeadBangers asking for my contact info so here it is:
Also, I’m Sandy, the sole writer and administrator of 10DegreesOfMetal, I want to thank my SEO friend Alex, who is helping me get things together here, without her I would be lost lmao. I appreciate all the comments, just wait till the new year starts, I have a lot of new things coming.
Thank you so much all my HeadBangers and MetalHeads for your support. It means alot. If you follow me on any of the social media sites let me know you’re from the blog so I can follow you back.
As all my HeadBangers know, I have been working on this blog for over a year now, and it is a big part of my life. I would like to be able to earn a few euros just to keep the internet people happy. And no matter how small or how big the month is 50% of all the donations will go to a charity every month related to our Metal Music. I will list the amount each month and the Charity. If you have a charity you would like to add just let me know. Again we Metal Heads are family and here’s another way to help our family. Thanks guys it is appreciated.
First charity, for the month of November is “Metal Heads Against Bullying”
I ran into this group at the Tuska Festival this past summer 2019. This is from their FB page. Check them out.
Metalheads Against Bullying. MAB’s main purpose is to help engage, in making the metal and rock community specifically, grow more awareness concerning bullying in any shape or from. Bullying is not restricted to any age group and many of us have experienced harassment and still do, maybe some of us have even been the perpetrator and may still do it to others – sometimes even not being aware of it? MAB have taken a firm and rigid stand in this matter and is of the opinion that it is extremely important we start focus on this issue now. Those of us who live and breathe for Metal and Rock ‘n Roll have become synonymous with being a little different, many of us know the feeling of being treated disrespectfully simply just because of how we dress or the way we share this strong passion for music and a certain lifestyle. We are a true symbol for not following trends – therefore it’s important that we turn our backs to the trend that is bullying! All proceeds from the sales of MAB merchandise go directly to the organization in support of their work against bullying, harassment and discrimination. Take a stand and support us today!
Well my HeadBangers let’s see what we can do. On December 1, I’ll list any donations and get 50% to MAB. Stay Tuned…
Welcome my HeadBangers, from Copenhagen, Denmark the one and only:
“Breathe In Colours”
I always get the chills listening to Maja sing. She has a very strong but haunting voice, and the words to the songs hit me everytime.
Ok now my HeadBangers it’s been a year, Forever Still was the first band on this blog. I remember being at work and hearing the song below, listen to it, I will be back when it’s over.
“Awake the Fire”
A large part of the credit, if you want to call it that, for me doing this blog goes to Forever Still and Maja. This song just so hit home with me, and it gave me that push to say Perkele, I am doing this and so I did and here we are one year later. Let’s take a look at what’s been happening with Forever Still in that one year.
It does not get better than this my HeadBangers. Also, The Spell European Tour 2019. Forever Still is busier than ever, check their FaceBook Page for more gigs and dates.
Just a brief bio on the start of the band:
They were formed in 2010, Copenhagen. Three years later, their first EP was released “Breaking Free“. 2014 they released their next EP „Scars“. Everything that frontwoman Maja Shining and Multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Haastrup achieved until now has been produced by the band members themselves. Over years they organized their tours, took photos for their covers and produced everything on their own. But songs are made with Flemming Rasmussen who formerly worked as a producer for Metallica.
After releasing their EP “Save me” in 2015 they toured in the UK. After that they released their first album “Tied down”. In August 2016 they signed a worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast. Tied down was then re-released by their new label. It was critically acclaimed and the band became even more popular. In October and November 2016 they were touring through Europe with the Italian metal band Lacuna Coil.
Let’s meet the band:
Some interesting bio on the new album taken from their FB site:
Megacorporations owning our governments, the world on the verge of ecological collapse and humanity fleeing into cyberspace to escape the horrors of the real world – is this 2019?
When Philip K. Dick wrote what would later become Blade Runner, no one would have believed that the dystopian cyberpunk future he imagined 2019 to be, would be so similar to the world we live in today…
This realisation is what sparked the idea for the new album from FOREVER STILL – »Breathe In Colours«, which was released via Nuclear Blast on March 29th 2019.
With their sophomore full-length album, the band has evolved their songwriting skills even further and didn’t want to produce a carbon copy of its predecessor »Tied Down«, released in 2016. Instead, the new album drifts both into more epic moments like on the captivating opener ‘Rewind’ or ‘Embrace The Tide’, while frontwoman Maja Shining also delivers her heaviest screams to date on the groovy ‘Survive’ or their emotional declaration of war, ‘Fight’. And for the first time, the songwriting duo of singer Maja and multi-instrumentalist Mikkel Haastrup have decided to make the album a more collaborative effort and therefore brought their long time live drummer, Rune Frisch, into the studio with them to record the drums – a big step for the two young musicians who handled everything on their own on the previous record, from music videos to band photos, the album production and even concert booking.
For »Breathe In Colours«, the band decided to work with a futuristic and dystopian theme, as Maja explains: “Instead of looking in, we turned our focus to the world and saw it in a state of change. It somehow reminded us of the dystopian cyberpunk future, we’d seen in books and movies when we were kids, where megacorporations own our governments, the world is on the verge of ecological collapse and humanity is fleeing into cyberspace building walls around ourselves to escape the horrors of the real world. This, and the fact that two of the most influential cyberpunk works of all time, Blade Runner and Akira, are set in 2019, is what gave us the initial idea for the album and its more electronic and raw sound.”
On their social media, FOREVER STILL have already revealed some initial info on the new album hidden in binary code language, and the explanation behind the cover artwork of »Breathe In Colours« – still designed by Maja herself – is just as fascinating:
“At first glance the cover art appears quite dark and gloomy, but in reality it’s bursting with colour. Just like the real world – sometimes we just have to look really closely to actually see it. The many numbers behind me represent all the colours in the world in binary code – more commonly known as ‘computer language’ and at the same time it’s a reference to the world becoming so digital and people escaping into their computers to find colours instead of living in the real world and finding them there.”
After accomplishing two extensive European tours alongside LACUNA COIL and CHILDREN OF BODOM, the band was able to refine both their live performance and songwriting skills and to experiment with a heavier direction and the incorporation of post-rock moments, while the lyrical themes centre mostly around inner and outer wars, the need to overcome struggles and self-doubts and growing stronger through that experience – a topic that many fans can relate to and that have always helped them connect to the music ever since the band released their first singles in 2014. In the same empathic vein, the album title was inspired by an early memory that Maja kept with her from her teenage years:
“The album title was born from an experience, I had as a young teenager, where I started wearing all black and a friend of my mother’s suggested that I wear more colours. I told her that it’s just an aesthetic preference and she replied that it was okay “as long as I remembered to keep the colours on the inside”. At that time I thought, it was the stupidest thing, I’d ever heard, since wearing all black doesn’t automatically mean you’re sad inside. Despite thinking that, her words stuck with me and I was able to have it make sense in a new way much later in life. For this album it’s an affirmation that even though the world sometimes seems cold and grey, there is still colour and kindness to be found, but in order to see it, we first have to find the colours on the inside”
After sweat, blood and tears and the surprising use of a theremin, the result of FOREVER STILL’s efforts to break through the numbing grey, is a surprisingly diversified and mature album that breathes fresh air – and colours – into the bland rock scene.
“Once Upon A Nightmare”
Well my HeadBangers, as I said “Forever Still”, was part of the beginning of the blog and always will be. Maja and the bands music gave me the push to realise I could do whatever I wanted in this life. You have to be prepared to push yourself, to go with your feelings and not look back, but, you also have to own it in the end. Life is full of turns and twists, go with it or play it safe and stay in the box. That has never been me, no cookie cutter HeadBanger here my people. And as some of my HeadBangers know, if it hadn’t been for the blog I would never have met my MetalMan and love of my life and moved 4,800 miles to start a new life in Finland, center of the metal universe. This is what I mean when I say sometimes you just have to go with it and see where fate takes you, it might surprise you. Metal runs in my veins and that will never change. So to all my HeadBangers and MetalHeads thank you for reading and the support. To all the bands I can never thank all of you enough for the time you have given me and the great music. You are all part of my family, I love all of you.
And that ends my walk through the memory of year one. Wait till 2020, I have a lot of new things planned and can’t wait to start. Until then join me next week for another band and another song. And, yeah you know what’s coming, don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn….
me” in 2015 they toured in the UK. After that they released their first album “Tied down”. In August 2016 they signed a worldwide contract with Nuclear Blast. Tiedown was then re-released by their new label. It was critically acclaimed and the band became even more popular. In October and November 2016 they were touring through Europe with the Italian metal band Lacuna
We arrived in Helsinki, Friday night, November 1, at the Tavastia Klub for one show before leaving for Europe.
My MetalMan and my shirt lmao. Thank you Kulta, I have wanted to see these guys since I was in the States. Waiting patiently, sold out crowd.
69Eyes was celebrating 30 years as the best Goth n Roll Band anywhere.
This MetalHead had a total fan girl moment when seeing these guys. This venue I love even sold out you’re so close to the band you feel like you could reach out and touch them. I love the small venues.
Damn HeadBangers I have said a million times I’m not a professional at videoing yet give me time PERKELE lmao. I know it’s sideways, just push play it will straighten out.
Jyrki 69 – Vocals
Bazie – Guitar
Timo-Timo – Guitar
Archzie – Bass
Jussi 69 – Drums
Of course I love everyone in the band. But let me tell you about the one and only, best damn drummer on the planet in any band, rock or metal or otherwise. Jussi Perkele. When I first started listening to 69Eyes, I was take by, of course, Jyrki and that smooth sexy dark voice of his. BUT, the more I listened and watched their videos the more I noticed this man on the drums. Paska, he never stopped, he can go from one song to the next without missing a beat and I believe he is the pure energy that drives this band. He’s unstoppable, I am truly in aware of this man and not just because he is a mass of solid muscle. He is a total professional and anyone who is into music knows drummers NEVER stop. I believe they have the most physical job in a band. Watch some videos and see what you think. There are drummers and then there are DRUMMERS. Jussi happens to be the DRUMMER. Ok I’m done and yes I am his number one fan.
Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this special edition, join me this Friday for Week 56.. A look back at EverStill, the first band ever to be on the blog. Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..
My HeadBangers, welcome from Catania, Sicily: Krigere Wolf
“Vision of Death”
Well my HeadBangers here we go with some Italian black/death metal and those deep growl vocals that I love so well.
First I want to look at their bio (taken from their site), it’s basically a 2 man band with occasionally a drummer and backup, it’s very interesting and I like how they have it broken their bio down by year. It gives us a clearer picture of what happened from day one.
2007: Rick Costantino starts the project as a one man band for some months, while in 2009 the moniker is changed to KRIGERE WOLF.
Former KRIGERE WOLF line-up consists of Rick Costantino as bassist/singer and Joe Cantagallo as guitarist. Lately drummer Frozen will join the band in order to release the debut full “The Ancient Culture to Kill”, printed and distributed in 2012 via ARMED GOD RECORDS (Bologna).
2013: Line-up change: Salvatore Martino Testa (drums) and Francesco Bauso (guitar) join the band to release the self-produced single “Victory of Satan’s Warriors”.
2014: KRIGERE WOLF signs with South Korean underground label FALLEN ANGELS PRODUCTIONS, being one of the first bands in its roster. S. M. Testa leaves the band for personal reasons and Riccardo Grechi takes his place. With him on drums and the contribution of F. Bauso on guitars KRIGERE WOLF releases its second full length “Sacrifice to Valaskjàlf” on the 1st of February, 2014. In the meanwhile Rick C. gets in touch with Magnus D. Andersson, Marduk bassist and sound engineer at Endarker Studio (Sweden), who will take care of the mastering of the album.
At the end of 2014, Fallen Angel Productions includes KRIGERE WOLF in a split album alongside three other bands: Waldschrat (Austria), Notre Amertume (France) e Antiquus Scriptum (Portugal). The two tracks contained in “The Beginning of the End” are written and played by Rick C. as a one man band. One year later, Rick meets Salvatore Leonardi (guitar), Dario Petralia (drums) and Gabriele Catania, talented extreme vocalist, assigning him the role behind the microphone.
2015: The band works on a second single called “Solar Storms”, released exclusively in digital version.
2016: With the same line-up KRIGERE WOLF enter the studio to record “Infinite Cosmic Evocation”, very dark and primordial work, approaching to a renovated well-finished sound. M. Devo Andersson is chosen one more time to mix and master the album. “Infinite Cosmic Evocation” is a way more introspective record than the previous one, composed of a strong sinister energy.
2018: Fallen Angels Productions will release E.C.A “Extermination Cult Alliance”, split album with japanese band Sabbat.
2019: Out the MCD “Eternal Holocaust” released by “Lower Silesian Stronghold” (Poland).
Let’s meet the band:
Rick Costantino – Drums, bass, lyrics
Salvo Leonardi – Guitars
Salvatore Martino Testa – Drums (Live Sessions)
“Sacrifice to Valaskjalf”
I absolutely am loving Rick’s growl vocals. When I listen to a band that has deep, dark, growl vocals, I like to listen to songs as old and new as possible. Try it, listen to the voice from one year to the next, from one song to the next. This way you can tell a fricking great vocalist, and Rick is one of them. Thanks Rick for the growls.
I also like to put at least 3 songs on here so my HeadBangers can get the feel of the band. I had one comment saying I shouldn’t put so many on here but, this is how I bring my music to my MetalHeads, if you don’t like it whatever…
“Unholy Magical Throne”
I’m putting the guys contact info on here, check them out and give them a follow:
Well my HeadBangers here’s a two man band, with great growl vocals, and oh let me just say these two have swag, yeah they do, look at them a couple more badasses to add to the Metal List. One thing I’ve always wondered about the area of Black Death Metal is where do they come up with these songs. I know some bands get them from personal experiences, but I think some go a lot deeper than that. I’ve talked to some bands that just follow the prevailing gloom and doom of Death Metal songs. I’m good at reading people, (it can be a bad thing but, it has helped me in life alot). Then I run across a band that I can sense there is a lot more too. It’s in their eyes, that deep, far away look and you know there is more behind those eyes, the way they pronounce every word in the song, the way they stand and walk. There’s more to a song than words, it’s how it’s delivered and how the vocalist feels it inside. How the band acts with each other. Pay attention my HeadBangers to your favorite band when they perform. Watch them, feel the vibrations and see what you come up with.
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………
My HeadBangers, thank you all so fking much for the comments and and inspiration. If anyone wants to email me regarding any questions or ideas please do, I look forward to hearing from you. MetalHeadBanger1979@gmail.com. I try to answer all the comments but sometimes the variables interfere lol. Love you guys.
Today I received the below comment on the blog:
You are so interesting! I do not think I’ve read
through anything like this before. So good to find another person with some original thoughts on this subject matter.
Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This web site is one thing that’s needed
on the web, someone with a bit of originality!
Well thank you so fricking much…..Why did I post this…..BECAUSE my HeadBangers……….. When I started this blog over one year ago, I was told by many people to cut out the cussing (fuck no I won’t) don’t post this, don’t post that well hell you all know I’m not made from a cookie cutter mold, I’m an American who moved to Finland, to be with my MetalMan and my Metal Music. I am, as RAMMSTEIN calls it an AUSLANDER an proud of it. My Finland, no where in this world have I found more acceptance and understanding then here, I will die here when the time comes if they don’t throw me out lmao. This is my home with my Metal Man and the center of the Metal Universe where else could I be. Thank you to all 81 comments today, I am answering them all so hold on my HeadBangers. Love you guys and I will continue to bring the fire and burn……………