Nicklas Rudolfsson, now that is a name that should be held in highest regards. With a CV that includes some very cool bands you can bet your ass that Necrocurse will be cool too. Anders Ekdahl ©2013
You have or have had careers in other bands as far as I can tell. What is it in the meeting of like minded with the context of a band that is so exciting that you wanted to start NECROCURSE?
-From the beginning it was just a little side project that did not have any major goals. But a few years later when I moved back to my old hometown and met old buddies I played with before, then took it off. I presented the old demos and we quickly decided to continue to run as a serious band and start with the old songs that were written earlier.
To me there is old school and then there is ?old school?. When does old school stop being old school and just a new trend?
-We do not call us “old school”. We are NECROCURSE and play the music we want. Then we are inspired by the music we grew up with in the 80’s and 90’s is one thing that obviously gives their mark in the music we create. But it is absolutely not that we are trying to be “old school” and go in to copy any band that existed in the past. That said, we play what we want to play and hopefully we have something that makes you hear that we are NECROCURSE although we are not 100% original.
How much do you look to the greats from the past when you compose and how much comes from gut feeling?
-As I said earlier, we do what we feel like that sounds good. We write music that we like and work together songs with the whole band.
When on the subject of old school. What great bands from the 80s should never ever be forgotten?
-My personal favorites are bands that span multiple genres of metal. To mention a few: Coroner, (old) Death, Mercyful Fate, Obscurity, Bathory, Candlemass, Sarcófago, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Autospy, Iron Maiden, Grotesque, Morbid Angel……….
I was there in the 80s and I remember the feeling of hearing a new band from Brazil, or finding an obscure recording from the former East Europe. Is there still that same feeling today when everybody post both this and that on every possible social media site?
-It’s not the same thing now, of course. If one is to see it positively, it is at least quickly and easily if you want to look up and listening to old “treasures? now.
Seeing as you‘ve been around a while in different bands could you please give me your opinion on what it was that made Swedish death metal so great on the late 80s/early 90s?
-It’s probably mostly about coincidences and obvious good material. I find it hard to say what it was that just did “it”.
With what intention did you start to write your record? How well did that intention match the actual outcome?
-It was actually quite simple. We wanted to create music that we naturally like to play and listen to. Not to brag, but with the conditions we had, I think actually that the end result was damn good. We are clearly pleased with the material, production, and the whole package, so to speak.
When you sign with a label like Pulverised that has a history of signing Swedish bands does it make it easier because they might have an understanding how Swedish bands thinks?
-Have not really been thinking along those lines. They sent a very simple contract without the frills, that we thought was good. We have also seen that they make good promotion and appears to have flow on its distribution.
What are your intentions now that the album is out?
-Hope there will be some who like what they hear. We do not expect much more than that. Hopefully someone want to see us live well.
Any other plans for the future?
-In 2013, we will try to get to some more gigs. Work on new material and see what it can become out of it.