VÖRGUS

There are still Swedish bands that are hidden gems for me to find. Like VÖRGUS. I have been aware of them for some time but never gotten round to check them out. Until now that is. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

When you formed the band with what intention did you do so? How easy was it to pick up a thread as to where your sound is going?
-In the begining,we had no real intention other than just to have fun. We actually started as a kind of joke band.But by the third demo,we started to take it more seriously.And by that time we started to take the music in a kind of Speed/Thrash/Heavy Metal direction.

As I haven’t recorded anything I have no idea what that is like but are you ever 100% satisfied? How pleased are you with your latest recording?
-No we are never 100% satisfied. We are quite happy with the new album,but there is always some small things that you maybe could have done different. But we do the best we can with the limited budget we have. And I also think that makes the music rawer and more in your face!

To me a band name is the first thing I notice. If it feels cool then I’ll check the band out. How do you explain the meaning of the band name?
– It`s just a name we came up with, when we started the band. Maybe not the best name,but it stuck and it´s to late to change it now. I think it´s pretty cool after all

How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-I don´t think we have an image. What you see is what you get!

I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-That is really important. We wanted something that was not your typical cover. I think this cover represents us and the music in a really cool way.

We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
-So far I think it has only been good. They thing I really hate is people who download albums! Fucking support the bands,and buy the albums!!!

Something I often wonder about is when you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community?
-Yes! You meet so many great people and bands. And you help eachother out and so on. It´s a brother and sisterhood of metal!

How important is it to be signed to label today? What can they do
that you cannot do on your own?
-Now a days you can do everything yourselves. But I think it´s good to have a little help from a label, regarding distribution and advertising and so on.
Inferno is a small label, but Fabien is really working hard for his bands. He´s great!

How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
-We haven´t actually been on a tour. We would like to do much more gigs. So far it has only been a couple of gigs here and there. We played the Inferno festival in Norway back in 2007. That was cool!

What will the future bring?
-Hope fully more gigs,and a new album out in late 2017 early 2018! Thanks for this interview!
Check us out on Facebook and Instagram.
Thanks!/Mikke Killalot/Vörgus.

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