Metal hails Daniel! How is the new year
starting off for you? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
As this is being written on the evening of
Jeff Hanneman's death it feels like this year is off to a pretty shitty
start. But as the aeons are shifting we
hope this to be the year of the anti-christ and the fall of humanity’s
At what age did you first start listening to
metal? Who were some of the first bands you listened to? Who are some of
your current favorites?
Since my brother is into some of the older
thrash bands metal has always been a part of my life. The first bands I got
really into was Slayer and Metallica. Right now Suffocation, Bloodbath and
Exodus have been the permanent bands in every playlists for a while, but
overall At the Gates and Death would be the most outstanding.
When did you and the other members of
Erupted first meet, what is the current line-up of the band? How would you
best describe your music?
I got tremendously drunk in Beyond Hell's
rehearsal room at Växjö Death Fest, and I sort of spontaneously joined. We
have recently have a shift in drummers, so the one playing on all recordings
is Marcus Nieminen, but right now we are rehearsing with Jonte Fetto Holm,
who is actually shotting whiskey with me right now. So, Cedrik Petterson,
Jonas Davidsson, Jonte Fetto Holm and Tobias
Petterson. And me of course. Our music is what happens when young people who
prefer classic death metal get drunk around instruments.
Erupted released their debut cd "In The Grip
of Chaos" through Abyss Records how did the band come in contact with the
label? Are you happy with the job they have done so far?
I can't remember how we got in contact with
Dan, but we have been really pleased with all their work, especially since
we have close to no fanbase and is not very noticeable since we don't play
very many shows and mostly fuck around (Love the honesty
How has the response been from the press and
the fans towards In The Grip of Chaos release?
Very weird. Some praise what others hate,
and overall we feel that we with this have in some way proved that taste is
very individual. We are ourselves really happy about the reactions we have
gotten, both good and bad.
Does the band have shows/tours planned for
2013? If yes where are some places the bands will be playing and touring?
We have no fucking clue. Book us and receive
some awesome new drinking buddies. We'll play Säljeryd because it's always
Who are some bands Erupted have shared the
stage with so far? If you could set up a dream show/tour who are some bands
you would love to tour/tour play with?
Most notably it would be Avatar back while
we were called Beyond Hell, but we've also played with Fester, Beyond
Mortality, Void, Saga Incendia, Recreated and Fleshcut that all of you
should check out. Dream tour would be unlimited beer and other assorted
substances, accompanied by Suffocation, a
re-animated Chuck Schuldiner, Bloodbath with Åkerfeldt and Manowar. Since we
would like to bring some company from home we would probably bring Saga
Incendia or Planetary Disobedience, thus guaranteeing that we would always
have someone to hang with.
In your opinion what is the best and the
worst thing about the underground today? And what does the term metal
underground mean to you?
The best thing is the people in general, you
always meet some new friends at the shows, and the underground in general is
still pretty strong in Sweden, so it's just awesome. The worst thing would
be the influx of ''unmetal'' cultural over these last years.. Everyone
bitching and moaning all the time about irrelevant shit like their pathetic
love lives, especially since we're all far better off than most
people. Metal is supposed to have a bigger fucking perspective than that
stupid shit.. Cunts complaining about school being hard or unfair or all
that shit.. fuck them all! The underground is made up of the true metalheads
still in this game for the sake of the music and keeping their minds free.
So, the underground is synonymous to metalheads, the big majority of the
mainstream metalheads are just assholes in disguise.
Erupted come out of the legendary Swedish
scene so I was interested in your opinion of the metal scene. How do you
feel the scene has changed over the years?
The music has changed towards a cleaner and
more technical style, something that we feel is due to the U.S style
becoming a bigger influence, but over all the emotion should be the same.
Who are some of your all-time favorite
Swedish metal bands? Are there new metal bands you feel the readers should
check out soon?
Obituary, Dismember, Grotesque, Birdflesh, Overdeath.. way to many to
list.. All the bands mentioned in our list of bands we have gigged with,
and of course the dream tour is worth a look! Especially since Beyond
Mortality is coming out with a new album soon!
Are you or any of the other members of
Erupted currently working/playing with side-bands right now besides Erupted?
Always something new going one for most of
us, almost every week. Tobias has started some progressive death metal
project and Cedrik and Jonte are in Electric Funeral, which is some doped-up
stoner rock thing, and Jonas is probably involved in some black metal
stuff.. I think it's called Tyrannosatan (Satanic Dinosaur metal perhaps? -
Daniel you handle the vocals for the band
when did you start singing?
I have no idea.. I have always been
screaming at shit, but I think I started growling in 07 or something like
Who are some of your favorite vocalists?
Also when you are recording or preparing for a live show is their anything
you do to keep your throat / voice healthy?
Gallagher is mighty as hell, Som plujimers
is also pretty cool, Åkerfeldt and Tomas Lindberg are also awesome. I
usually take 1 shot of Jägermesister and 2 Prince 100's as warm-up, and it
works rather well.
When you are not working on music or band
business what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I study to become a high school teacher in
English and Religion, so I don't have a lot of free time outside the band.
Well Daniel we have reached the end of the
interview thank you for taking the time to fill this out. Do you have any
final comments for the readers?
We are working on a new demo, so keep an eye on our pages. Our album is
pretty much available everywhere, but please get it from Abyss so they can
keep printing cool stuff! I should ask you to go to our facebook or some
stupid shit like that, but since it's much easier to get a hold of your
music in almost every other way possible, we prefer you do that. Facebook
fans are for cunts, we hope to get a live audience instead. Remember to fuck
shit up to good fucking music!