Håkan! How are you?Winter has come badly,even in here we are started to
feel freezing in south,meanwhile how is life going on in Sweden?
Håkan: Winter is here as well. Fell about 35 cm snow in three days a week ago
but not to cold as it usually gets so, it’s all quite well up here!
Can you inform us the last line up and changes in band?
The last lineup was the same as it always had been except for the
vocalist. We changed after the Lavatory mcd, recruited Daniel Samuelsson on
vocals. The rest is just useless to talk about. The line up now aint one yet
except for Jonny Pettersson and I. Soon we’ll announce that.
Are you ready and excited about releasing a long awaited second full lenght
album?How are people and scene reacted to this re-awakening of Wombbath?For now,you
release a split album with Warhound from Bangladesh,can you tell us details how
was this release happened?
Yes indeed. Everyone involved on this album is stoked, we all wanna have
it released Now. It’s a killer! The split single with Warhound, how we ended up
with one tune on that release is because Amitav in Warhound contacted me and
asked if I’d be interested to participate with Wombbath. Absolutely, and wrote a
Any details and new information you have to tell about the new album and
releases in upcoming days?
Not really. You’ll all just have to find out getting the music! Oh, well
one thing…You can expect the Swedish buzzsaw tone!
In your last release called Lavatory in 90’s,you changed your style a little
bit to more rock n roll influences,how did it happen?
On this question I’ll just give this answer. WTF were we thinking and
doing?! Embarrassing junk!
How did you write your songs in Wombbath?How does it work for you nowadays?Any
Back in the 90’s we practiced a lot, several time a week. Wrote songs at
the rehearsals. As a teen you have all the time in world for that but as an
adult with work and family things are different. Nowadays and it’s composed at
home which I really like.
Had you have ever toured as Wombbath?Are you planing a live band?Any tour
plans or gig dates confirmed for band next days?
Never been touring for Wombbath but it seems like we are going to Spain
in November for some shows.
Any record label contracts you have for Wombbath?
Yes. This album we are finishing now is being released by Pulverised
records and we have signed for two albums for Soulseller records.
There are some re-releases of classical album Internal Caustic Torments,can
you give us info about date,releases and formats?
Håkan: The first reissue was a collection of the full-length, demo, and 7”
released by Necroharmonic records 9/11 2010. The second reissue hade the same
collection but with an extra track, 20:13 Silence Unveiled, a remake/modern
version os A Silent As The Grave. Released by Pulverized records 2013, 20 years
anniversary of Internal Caustic Torments.
You are an old stager musician in Swedish extreme metal music scene,what
things have changed for you personally and as a whole of Swedish scene and
underground music scene in all world after all years?
Håkan: Good question. Haven’t spend to much thinking about it. I still prefer
the good old ´80/´90 releases. I’m though very glad to see how big the OSDM
scene is now, everywhere and every age!
How do you define your guitar style as a musician? Do you like playing music
except death metal?
Uuh, good one. Hmm…. I’l just goe with Anders Biazzi’s words on that one,
”Håkan-style”. Absolutely, I can sit and play whatever is fun to play but I’m
quite death metal is what I do best!
More or less,what bands do you like nowadays? What genres do you like more?
I have my all time favorites. Entombed, Dismember, Edge OF Sanity, (old)
Malevolent Creation, Carcass and a few more. In general I’d say any genre. As
long it’s something I like it can be any genre!
My questions are done,brother.I wish you the best for the reunion of Wombbath.Please
say something to our readers to finish interview.Salutes.
Thank you! Well, keep yer eyes and open for both the split single release
-Ascending Into The Oblivion Of Dusk and the full-length album, title TBA. And
watch out for more news and candy in the future! Cheers!