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An Interview with Framferd's Drummer, Magnus Nødset

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Framferd have been a staple of the Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival each of its three years of existence due to their relationship with the fest's organizer, Dark Side of Norway. Framferd's drummer, Magnus Nødset, took the time to answer some questions related to the festival and what's new with the band by way of a followup of last year's interview (with vocalist Matt Kittelsen).

deathbringer: Give us an update on your latest material. At the time of last year's fest, you had a two-song promo out and were said to be working on a full-length. Has the full-length been completed and released? If so, under what label and is it available in the USA yet?

Magnus: We have been working hard this past year and "Djevelskap" is finaly ready to be realeased at Hammerslag Festival Vinterblot 2006. We will release it through our management and record label Dark Side of Norway. Unfortunaly, the only way to get the new EP in the USA is to order it at www.darksideofnorway.no ;)

deathbringer: Your guitarist was departing immediately after Hammerslag last year. Who is your replacement?

Magnus: Yes that's true but Langbach is still contributing with lyrics and design. The new guitarist Thorthrillion is working great for us and is a fresh breath in the Framferd crew! He is a great guy and we love him for the bastard he is.

deathbringer: Have you toured much in the past year?

Magnus: Due to that our lead guitarist and vocalist (Matt Kittelsen) was called in to the navy, we havent been able to do as much live performences as we hoped for in 2006. But we are going to kick ass in 2007! And with the new EP out we don't think it's gonna be a problem to play live. We are really looking forward to getting back in business to say the least.

deathbringer: What else has happened with the band in the past year?

Magnus: Besides working on the EP we have played live gigs supporting bands as 1349, Nidingr and Koldbrann. Pluss we did a gig with Pantheon I.

deathbringer: What are your feelings about this year's Hammerslag Fest being held in a different venue from the ancient church it was held in the past two years?

Magnus: I dont think that is gonna be a issue! Hammerslag is allways one hell of event and its gonna fucking kick ass anyway!!

deathbringer: How do you feel about the future of the Norwegian metal scene?

Magnus: Well there is a lot of new bands that are going back to the basic old school metal from the good old days thats to say more necro. And a lot of bands are more in to Death metal then Black metal these days because it's hard to make quality Black metal when it's all been done before. The new thing here is to add Black and Death metal together more musicly so thats tha wave of the future I believe. Norway still is one of the best countries when it comes to extreme metal, so the future is looking bright.

deathbringer: How did you get into metal? When did you decide you wanted to be a musician yourself?

Magnus: My brother introduced me to Metallica when I was ten years old. After that, I wanted more aggresive stimulus when it came to music and found a band called Death, if you heard of them ;)! Hehe Then i was hooked on the idea of becoming a drummer. I started to play when I was 13 years old and have been killing drums ever since. That I became a musician just happened by it self over the years. The more you play and people you meet that are interetsed in the same thing as yourself, the better you become. I have a long way left in my own eyes to become the musician that I strive to be. I still practice all the time and im still learning new shit and that's what makes it a hell of a fun ride.

deathbringer: Are there any bands that you know personally, tour often with and/or enjoy hanging out with?

Magnus: To make this short, of course we know a lot of bands. Norway is a small country and the metal scene is the same size as the country :)! Hehe. We meet at different festivals and so on and we have a great time together. We share music ideas and talk shit. When you are a drummer you get a lot of offers when it comes to playing and I've played in many bands and we help each other out. There are so many good friends that play in bands and so on that i can't give you a spesific band!

deathbringer: What are you immediate plans for Framferd after playing Hammerslag Fest?

Magnus: We are going to start making material for our next album that we hope is ganna be finished in 2007. And as I've said earlier we are going to play live as many times as possible!

deathbringer: Thanks for your time. Do you have any last words to our readers or anyone you'd like to give a shout out to?

Magnus: No thank you my friend ;)! Well i want to thank all the people that have helped us with the EP and all our fans! If you have a chance come down and see us on the Hammerslag Festival! We are gonna kick some ass! See you in hell my friends! Best regards, Magnus Nødset

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A self-described "metal geek," Doug Gibson has been listening to heavy metal for more than twenty years and designed and coded Metal Underground.com from scratch over ten years ago.

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