Good day TAIWAZ! How are you guys doing these days?
R: Very well thank you.
First of all, please introduce your band and band members to our readers.
R: Taiwaz is from Uppsala, Sweden and plays heavymusic. Members are Urban Ferm (bass/lead vocal) Robert Johansson (guitar) Daniel Johansson (guitar) Daniel Aljaderi Roos (Drums)
I’d like to know about the formation of the band. How did you guys meet and all. Also, is there any special story behind the band title?
R: It all started in 1984, me, Urban and former guitarist Björn were playing together in an other band and wanted to play another kind of heavymusic so we started Taiwaz. After a long break (1991-2013) we decided to start again. From a few years ago we have two new members Daniel (guitar) and Daniel (drums). The name Taiwaz is an other spelling of the warrior rune Tiwaz named after the god Tyr.
I expect a long reply for this one. Can you please tell us about the concept and lyrical themes of all your previous releases?
R: I would say it`s just pure heavy music, (some says old school heavy doom metal) and the lyric theme is pretty evil stuff direct from the head of Urban.
Is there any special reason for choosing your music conception?
R: We like that kind of music.
How do you guys manage to create music at all? What challenges do you face while writing and recording an album?
R: It almost always starts with riffs in the rehearsal studio, the challenges some times is to put it all together.
“The Uninvited Guest” to be released on October 25th. How was the experience working on the studio? Any funny or even sad happenings during the studio work?
R: Everything is recorded live in our rehearsal studio, it took ten hours, one strange thing that happened was that our recording tech Gottfrid spilled a cup of coffee on the floor and a shape of the devils face appear
You guys are still underground/underrated, although your music has been appreciated by the critics worldwide. What, according to you, is the reason behind it?
R: No, we just keep on working and lets see whats happening, but we love the underground scene because everyone is so dedicated.
Can you throw some light on your past as musicians?
R: We had Björn(guitar) Crille(drums) Fredrik(drums) they are still a part of the Taiwaz family.
Tell us about your favorite bands, from whom you gain inspiration. Are you having any favorite artist/band that has emerged from metal/rock soil?
R: We all have bands like Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Pantera, Alice Cooper as favorite bands they all inspire us in different ways.
How is the metal scene going in your country?
R: There is a lot of metal bands, but not that many underground scenes anymore.
Tell us, if you have played abroad.
R: We have played in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Poland.
Are you working on any music videos, might it be videoclip or lyric video?
R: No, not yet.
Rapid fire section. Just for fun. So just chill, and just type the first thought that comes to your mind when you hear:
* Doom – Music
* Death – Night
* USA – Big country
* Drugs – No thanks
* Smoke on… – Cigarettes
Thanks a lot for your time! It’s really nice to know more about you. Would you like to say anything to your fans and our readers?
R: Cheers and thanks for your support and hope to see you all sometime