ULVEGR

I gotta admit that I like name that reminds of the ancient. ULVEGR intrigued me so much that I had to interview them. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

You have one of these names that tell me that some thought has been involved in the choice. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Ulvegr is the Path (Way) of the Wolf. The Path (Way) of the Beast among cold dead stars. The spear of the One-Eyed One through the swamps of dead mind… Transition of the jade stairs… Towards the Sphere… Towards the thousand Abysses… Towards the incinerating storm of Eternity.

The competition is a killer these days so please tell us why people should buy your latest album?
-I absolutely do not care how many fans buy our music. We do not directly sell our albums, the record labels do that. Naturally, we cannot make a living just by doing that and it was never a goal of mine.

Do you notice that there anticipation for you to release an album? Have you built a large enough following for people to eagerly await a new album?
-I’m doing whatever my heart tells me to do. Will see.

When you started the band did you do so with a clear intent of what kind of music you wanted to play? How hard was it to come up with a sound all your own?
-If we are to talk about the bands that influenced me as a musician then it’s Kreator, Slayer, Sodom, Megadeth. What inspired me to play black metal was the first wave of Norwegian black metal.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-All the factors of micro and macrocosmos have an influence on Ulvegr. No movement, nothing more.

When you play the sort of music you play do you feel that you can have whatever you like as art work for the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-The cover of my album should show his mood and essence. Only so perfect.

I have a great fear that the change in how people consume music today will eventually kill music as we know it. What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-There will always be music collectors. It’s not digital music that kills, it’s bad music.

Is the era of great arena tours as thing of yester? What kind live scene is there for bands like yours? What does the touring circuit look like today?
-For us this is not an interesting side of the music business. Absolutely all the same.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-We play gigs but quite rarely, when we have desire and mood for it. It is not important or necessary for us.

What would you like to see the future bring?
-There are no current plans, possibly some gigs yet possibly some kind of hiatus.

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