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A few questions - interview with death metal/crust punk band from Sweden - WORLD IN RUINS.


A few questions - interview with death metal/crust punk band from Sweden - WORLD IN RUINS.

Answered Martin and Marcus, thank you!

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play etc.?

MD: The band consists of me (Marcus Dahl) on lead guitar, Martin on the drums, Mathias on 2nd guitar, Daniel on bass and Fredrik on vocals.

ME: We started off in 2017 with the intension to play D-Beat/crust blended with some death metal. These are styles of music that we all like and can relate to both lyric wise and music wise.

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering?

ME: The conditions wasn’t the best but we pulled it through. I had a severe back problem at the time and couldn’t feel my right foot when playing the drums and Mathias (git) was burnt out from working too much but as i said we pulled it through and are quite pleased with the result.

MD: Most of it was recorded at Studio Fredman and then some at my and Martins home studios after which everything was mixed and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman.


How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)?

ME: I’m not sure but i think that it’s a small first edition. About 100 copies made of the CD and maybe 50 of the tapes. So it’s released on CD, Tape and digital. There’s no vinyl made yet but if there is someone out there willing to release it on vinyl you are more than welcome.

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with?

MD:Most lyrics are done by Martin and then some by Fredrik and a few by me. The lyrics are social aware dealing with topics such as religion, abuse, terrorism and other sorts of pain and misery.

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important?

MD:If I remember right it was Daniel who found the font and then we jointly did some fine tuning.

ME:The cover art for the album is made by Mike Fisher custom artwork whom we used for me and Marcus other band Sickrecy but the general graphics on both CD and Tape was taken care of by Achilles at URBAN NOISE productions.


Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you?

ME: We teamed up with the small DIY label URBAN NOISE Productions. Achilles, who runs the label is a friend of mine and he wrote to me and asked if he could release it, and since we parted with our previous label we all thought that this was a very good solution.

MD:This is a very small label with limited funds but he works hard (and we too) to spread our music and name and we are very satisfied with everything so far. The best thing with being on a small label is that communication is much easier and direct, which we really appreciate as opposed to being band number 242 on some bigger label that takes ages to respond (no names).

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration?

MD: I wouldn't say idolize but considering the style we play I would say the inspiration comes from both old punk like Discharge and Anti-Cimex as well as death metal like Morbid Angel. The first Wolfpack album is a huge inspiration as well although I think we quickly found our own way of combining those styles.

ME: i don’t know if i idolize any band but good dose of inspiration for me comes from the crust scene in general but i can tell you one thing, if Wolfbrigade hasn’t been around and showed the world that you can do it with a fat, good and modern sound, I don’t think that we would be around. They managed to take the music from the mid 80’s and do it with the sound of today. But the single most inspirational thing for me is, knowing that the best songs are still to be made and that is what i’m chasing after.


Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response?

ME: When we were finished with the recording we passed it around to see what interest it would gain. There were a couple of labels interested and we even signed (a bum deal) with one. We got promised a lot but nothing happened, so after a year we decided to part with them.

MD:The idea then was to release the album as three digital ep’s but along came Achilles and URBAN NOISE and the rest is history. We are very pleased that it’s finally released.

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best?

ME: In 2019 we were on the roll, well rehearsed and on the go. We played a handful of gigs in late 2019 and early 2020 but as you all know by now that little thing called Covid-19 came along and annihilated all plans for gigs and shows. As for me i think that the last show we did was our best and most fun. It was in a small club in Kristianstad, a town in the south of Sweden. We shared the stage with 3 other relatively unknown band but the crowd was wild and the the other bands were great.

MD: I would have to agree the last show in Kristianstad is the best so far as we were all well rehearsed and pulled off a good show.


What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band?

ME: To promote the album the best that we can and to try and get some more gigs going. That means that we have to assemble the band and drag our arses to rehearsal place more often. You see, we all live in different parts of the country so naturally we don’t rehearse that much together. Hopefully we will be back in the studio by the end of 2022 to record a new album and this time we aim for a vinyl release as well.

MD: Now that the whole album is finally out main goal, unless the Covid situation results in lockdowns again, is to get out and play, thats really what I look forward to mostly. Then we will see with regards to next release, we have some new tracks but we also have two other bands (Sickrecy and Damned to Downfall) that take up quit some time so for World in Ruins I would say main goal for 2022 is to play more shows and see where that takes us.

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information?

MD: Facebook is our main channel but we are also on Instagram and we can off course also be contacted via mail on worldinruinssweden@gmail.com


Thanx for the interview.

Thank you very much letting us be heard/Marcus and Martin from World in Ruins.


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