Wednesday, August 29, 2018


Interview Jonny of EviloN

1. Thank you for your time.

Tell us about your band and what you do for your band.
Evilon is a melodic folk-death metal band from Sweden that was created 2015.
January 2017 we released our first EP "shores of evilon" and the 28th of September this year our first full-lenght album "leviathan" will be released via wormholedeath.
I play guitar, partly writes songs/lyrics and takes care of the PR (partly).

2.When did you decide you wanted to be in a band?

I think that some parts of me has always wanted to be in a band, from when i began playing guitar i  looked for a band to be in for a long time. When i got older i shifted between some bands, then finally i created Evilon togheter with Kenneth Evstrand!

3.What is different about being a musician than you imagined?

Haha, for an exempel there is a lot more paperwork than I expected! I think that the biggest difference is that it's a hell lot more work than I expected, if you want to come somewhere you really have to plan everything and put countless hours into it.

4. what gear do you use and why?

I have some guitars i shift between but my main guitar right now is a Schecter omen 6 extreme.
Top: line 6 spider 3 HD150
Cabinet: Line 6 4x12
Pedal: Line 6 pod x3 live
wireless system: Line 6 G10
I actually like line 6, it's affordable and for me it sounds great.

5. what music do you listen to that would surprise people?

Well, i actually listen to all sorts of music, everything from country to deathmetal, for me good music is good music regardless the genre.

6. How do we find your music and merch to buy?

we recently made a bandcamp page, we have some merch there (more will come soon), otherwise it's easiest to contact us directly on our facebook page.

7. How did you get a record deal?

Pure luck honestly! We had a gig, and luckily for us there was one person in the audience that is a good friend of Carlo on Wormholedeath. He liked our music and gave Carlo a tip about us, fortunately he liked us aswell and gave us a distribution deal for our upcoming album!

8. What bands do people compare your music to?

I think people compare us with Amon amarth (becouse of the viking theme), old In flames, At the gates etcetc

9. are you pro spotify/streaming services? or do you think it hurts sales?

Well, spotify hurts sales in a way, why would you buy an album if you can listen to it for free? At the same time it's a great way to get publicity, and it makes it easier to reach out to people that never would have heard about you otherwise. So even tho it maybe hurts sales in a way, i think you will gain on having your songs on spotify in the end.  

10. What's the ultimate goal for the band?

I think that would be to be able to make a living of the music, it's a longshot but you'll never know

11. Will we see you tour?

I really hope so! we want it, as long as we get the opportunity!

12. Who would you love to tour with?

That will have to be Wintersun, Amon amarth, Arch enemy and Helloween, and maybe Eluveitie

13. What is your favorite song and why?

Wintersund - sons of winter and stars. I think the song speak for itself, it's just an awesome and complex song.

14. why should people take the time to listen to your band over the thousands of other bands?

Becouse Evilon is a great mixture of different genres with a unique sound, I think that even if you don't like pure deathmetal you can still enjoy our songs, atleast some of them!
We put our hearts and souls into the songs and i think that the listeners will hear that.

15. What are your favorite music websites labels podcast etc?

"Gitarrzombien", it's a swedish podcast that mainly talks about guitars and the guitarculture 

16. Is imagery important to you? Do you judge albums by the cover?

Ofcourse, the artwork is the first thing you see and gives you your first impression. If i see a cd of a band i never heard about and don't think that the artwork looks interesting i would probably not buy it. 

17. If you could choose a cover song your band mates would hate what would it be?

Haha tough one.. I actually think that we more or less can enjoy the same songs, but i think i would choose "bleed" with Meshuggah, it's a GREAT song but it would be fun to be a pain in the ass to Anders with the drums!

18. Is the record or live show more important?

Both ofcourse, the recordings has to be good ,otherwise people will never get interested in you. But if you want to be a live band you will have to be able to perform live aswell, otherwise  you will stand there on the stage alone in the end.

19. Name 3 people dead or alive you would want to play your music for.

Kai Hansen, Jari Mäenpää and my grandfather 


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