PRESENT YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
"This is Benny Hägglund....29 years old.....play guitars, bass and drums
in the metal-band Fission."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR HISTORY?
"Started the band in late 2002... I had written a song that was a little
bit too hard for one of my former bands....i liked the song but i didnīt
exactly know what to do with it,I canīt sing so i gave it to Mr V and
he also liked it ,so he added some vocals and keyīs on it and the result
was really great...After a few month we had a 2 song demo that we sent
to some recordlabels...one of them was Napalm records, They thought the
material was awsome (ihope)hehehe....so we inked a deal with them and
started to write songs and record what to become "crater"."
WHO DECIDED TO FOUND THE BAND?
"we both did ...me and Mr V. at the beginning it wasnīt that serious,
but after we had done some songs and really liked what we heard we decided
to get really serious and go for it 100procent."
MAIN FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY...
"Iīve always been in different band seens i was 10 years old...metal ,rock
hardrock and death bands.....me and Mrv. have actually been in the same
band like 10 years ago...it wae a deathmetalband called "masticator".....
in 2001 i started to play drums live with Vintersorg....very fun "gang"
to play and travel with."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECODING PRODUCTION?
"I have made like 30 demos with my former bands, but we have never released
anything on a label."
I GUESS YOU MUST REALLY SATISFIED WITH THIS DEAL OF NAPALM RECORDS...
"Yes iam....Napalmrecords has been "Vintersorgs label" for like 7 years,
he seems to be very satisfied with them. So i think weīre going to work
A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO 'CRATER'?
"Hard, melodic and calm with a mix of littlebit of everything......we
like to call it "in your face metal"..."
WHY SUCH TITLE?
"Itīs about "craters" in peaples minds....craters in mother earth... craters
in what we call "a great society". Besides all that ill think "crater"
sounds hard īn heavy....short and easy to remember."
YOUR ALBUM HAS A STRONG GOTHIC BACKGROUND...
"You think???.....dontīt know how that really sound so....maybe..."
THE SOUND IS VERY COMPLEX...
"Yes,Thats the point if your doinī"in your face metal" ;-)"
MORE INFOS ABOUT YOUR SOUND?
"We wanted it to sound "trashy" ("trashmetallc")....natural drums,bass
and overdrived guitars but in a modern style. The keys and the vocals
are very variated....from hard and growly blackmetal screams to calm and
harmonic singing....and the keys goes from top modern spacy sounds to
clean and beautiful panflutes....itīs perfect i think....the songs becomes
less boring and more interesting."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR WAY TO WRITE?
"It can be like this...... i watches for example a tv program and a melody
popīs up in my "head" ...ill grab the guitar and record the riff in my
computer....if I like it i starts to build and write a song of it...and
I don't finish it until I'm very satisfied, then I give the material to
Mr V and he writes the keyīs and the lyrics. when he is done with that
itīs time to do a preproduction with vocals...now when the song is finished
we starts with another.....etc..."
WHAT'S THE ROLE OF LYRICS?
"Itīs Mr V. that have written all the lyrics so he know the answer of
this question mouch better than me....but as i told you earlier itīs about
craters and odd syndromes in peoples minds."
I FEEL AN ANGRY ATTITUDE IN YOUR SOUND...
"Hehehehe...yeah, itīs trash-metal so it suppose to sound a bit "angry",
but i cant say that iīm an angry person...I like the sound...but i hope
not the fans get angry when they play Fission in their Cd-players."
INTERESTED IN SPREADING MESSAGES THRU YOUR MUSIC?
"No.....thatīs not the point....just enjoy to create music."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
"We have started to write songs for the next Fission album that will be
released in late 2005 hopefully...at this point itīs in the same direction
as crater...very satisfied wAE?u?a??ith it so far..."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?
"I work as an electrician in a very deep mine......like the work sometimes
but hate it sometimes...lives with my girlfriend and her son in a town
called skellefteå in the northern part of Sweden....pretty regular life
ANY LAST REMARKS?
"Thanx and hail to all metal maniacs all over the world that has supports
us so far!!!"