:: INTERVIEW TO
YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
Nomans Land has been forming for a rather long time, but now, I can say
for sure, that it is a full fledged musical group. All of us follow the
one goal, and you may be sure - we will reach it. Now I can say also - it
is a seconf family for us all.
WHO ARE NOMANS LAND AS BAND MEMBERS?
Nomans Land was founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia in spring 1996. Originally
music has been focused on Doom Metal, but eventually and of changes in staff
the musical concept became Viking/Nordic Metal. The material for a full-length
album was ready to the end of 1999 and it has been recorded in the summer
2000 at Signal Studios. In the same year the disk was published by FONO
Records (Russia) under name The Last Son of the Fjord. The band concerted
actively in clubs of Saint Petersburg and took part in local festivals.
2001 passed in the atmosphere of preparation of the material for the second
album. As a result, the band came to record the album Hammerfrost at Calypso
Studios in the summer 2002.
DID YOU HAVE FOUNDED THE BAND?
The founder of a group was Sigurd. Torvald came later, when some time had
been already passed. And rythm-section appeared at the enf of 2000. That
was a hard time for NL
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY FIRST BEGINNING OF BAND...
First album was recordered with minimum expenses, but it is dear for us,
because this is the first studio experience of NL
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FOLLOWING?
Our music lives in hearts of every person in our group. In general - this
is the inner world, which everybody of us builts for himself. What about
music followings and influences - we are trying not to follow and copy any
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY?
The main events are - creation of our group, the first gig. Of course -
signing a contract with Einheit Produtionen. Also the work over Hammerfrost
was remembered. That time we did our best!
A QUICK INTRODUCING AT 'HAMMERFROST'?
You'll have to just hear it ...certainly!
SATISFIED TO HAVE SIGNED WITH EINHEIT PRODUKTIONEN?
We are very pleased working with Einheit-Produktionen. The point is that,
there is a terrible situation with musical labels in Russia, and what about
a work, which Einheit-Produktionen does in Europe - here, in Russia don't
even dream about it. Hail to Odin and Thor, that we managed to cooperate
WHAT'S ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ALBUM?
"Hammerfrost" was recorded at the end of 2002. The work was hard and tough.
We'll had to change some of the songs during the work process, just right
in studio. After the record we made some conclusions for us, concerning
a studio work, and we will certainly consider them during the next record.
ANY PARTICULAR CONCEPT CONCERNING THE ALBUM?
We are trying to gig often. Every concert is very important, and at every
concert we expose and do our best. We try to share a part of our world of
nomans land with everyone, who comes to hear our music.
I FEEL A STRONG BATHORY BACKGROUND?
Bathory? I can't say that we want to sound like Bathory. I think that a
certain genre of music has its peculiar athmosphere and sound features.
And that things can join us with Bathory
THE MOST SALIENT ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW ALBUM?
The most important aspect, concerning the new album record is a common work
over a music matherial. Exactly, while working over "Hammerfrost" matherial
we learned to work together. We consider a song is ready, when it calls
an exitement in soul of every member of Nomans Land.
WHAT'S ABOUT THE FEEDBACK?
We want to hope, that many people will like our new album.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SOUND?
In "Hammerfrost" album, we don't get a sound we want to have, in our opinion.
This is a long work. Next album we'll have already another sound.
Hope, that you can see us soon.
YOUR LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY?
Follow out own aim.
THE FUTURE OF THE BAND?
We'll expect to open many unknown parts of a land, which is called Nomans
ANY LAST REMARKS?
Our gods are Odin, Thor, Freyr.
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