PRESENT YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
hi we´re Thrudvangar from Germany
WHO ARE THRUDVANGAR AS BAND MEMBERS?
this are Andreas(key), Torsten(dr), Gunter(bass), Matze(voc), Kanne (git) and Christian (git)
WHEN DID YOU HAVE FOUNDED THE BAND?
the band was founded in 1998,and signed with this name in 2002
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY FIRST BEGINNING OF BAND...
we´re startet as an 4-man band with Torsten,Andreas,Christian and Sven on vocals.Nobody knows what we should playing-and we startet to interessting us to the old north myths and so we started in 2002 with this name to tell about the stories of the old times.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECORDING-EFFORTS?
In the beginning of 2003 we record a little DemoCD with 5 Songs.this Demo was released of 100 pieces.We becames good encouragement of this Demo and so we started in 2003 the recordings of our first Longplayer CD “Ahnenthron”.This was released in May 2004.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FOLLOWING?
“Walhall” is our second Longplayer and cames out in the beginning of August 2006.So we want look if this Cd are also good is for our fans like the first CD.
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY?
Sven leave the Band in the end of 2004.So we lost the singer and the bass.In start of 2005 cames Gunter to us for the Bass and Matze for the Vocals.Kanne our second git-man reached the Band in May 2005.All the new members was good friends of this band before.So we started again with some gigs and new Songs. In the beginning of 2006 we´ve got a deal with the Label “Einheit-Produktionen”.They relased our new Album “Walhall”.
"WALHALL" IS YOUR SECOND ALBUM TO DATE...THE MOST IMPORTANT DIFFERENCIES WITH "AHNENTHORN"?
the different was that: “Walhall” was recording with 6 men´s and through this with a new voice.The Sound of the Cd was better than the first.That was only the different.In the music self we have not changed.That was very important for us.Because we haved reached after the first Album that we play our own music and the people remember us when they heard us the first time.
THE FACT TO BE GERMAN HELPED YOU IN CREATE YOUR SOUND?
No.we let us inspire from many bands all over the world and every type of metal.You can get so many inspirations all over the world.It is very difficult for us in germany to sing about the old german tales.You will right away a fascist when you tell about something about it.So i would say that it not better to be a german for this music.
WHICH RELATIONS BETWEEN MUSIC AND NATIONALISM?
This fucking politics must out of the music.They have nothing lost in their and crashed all down.
WHAT'S ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ALBUM?
We have recorded in our own studio.So the work was realy good on this.We haved no stress behind us and we could work slowly and concentrate for this album without that anyone says:You must be finished!!
ANY PARTICULAR CONCEPT CONCERNING THE ALBUM?
The most songs they we have written was after we read a book,saw films, from the edda or of tour fantasie.So you can find many different lyriks on the album.
WHAT'S THE MOOD OF IT?
The emotions of “Walhall” changed with every Song.So we have Tracks with mid-temp on it,some slowly and of course fast songs.So it is every atmospäre on it.
THE MOST SALIENT ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW ALBUM?
I think that are the keyboards.They are bringing many epic moments in the CD.
WHAT'S ABOUT THE FEEDBACK?
Oh we had very good reviews about this album and also on the gigs we have played the new songs,the people accept the new songs very well on the gigs we have played before the CD released.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SOUND?
We all should think back to the roots of our forefarthers.We should more learn from they and i think we all would have more from our live.
we plan to go on next year.But we must see it where and when we this started,because we all have to work and so it is not easy.Also the Band witch we play together, ....we thinking about this.
YOUR LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY?
live for that what you will do!!!
THE FUTURE OF THE BAND?
to stay with this members for a long time
ANY LAST REMARKS?
Thank you for this Interview,Thanks to our fans on the gigs. We see us in the great Halls.