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Fejd formed in 2001 when folk music duo Patrik and Niklas Rimmerfors joined forces with a third of the members of the Swedish metal act Pathos. Their paths had crossed many times before in various metal constellations, but this time it was time for something different.
The Rimmerfors’ interest in Swedish medieval folk music dates back to 1995, when both began studying music and becoming more interested in exploring the new musical territories they uncovered along the way. However, the brothers’ musical backgrounds, as well as those of their bandmates, found their roots in heavy metal.
At the time, the Rimmerfors merely played folk music with medieval undertones, performing on contemporary instruments, but together with their childhood friends, they transformed it into a refined band possessing the best of both worlds: the weight of heavy metal in a symbiotic relationship with the typical melodic language and melancholy of Nordic folk. Fejd’s Nordic medieval folk now offered a haven where people could escape to another world and even another time.
After playing several live shows in Sweden, the band soon developed a large following, which encouraged them to record the four-track demo ”I en tid som var” in 2002. This release was a great success and immediately sold out.
In 2004 Fejd recorded and releases ”Huldran”, a demo CD including seven songs. This too, sold out.
Fejd then decided to release both demos as a compilation CD and quickly ran out of stock, even though they had also made all the songs available for download on their homepage.
The five-track EP ”Eld” was recorded in 2006 and basked in the underground scene’s spotlight. Fejd had indeed made a name for themselves that prompted an international outpour of fan mail.
In 2008. Fejd recorded their first full-length album ”Storm” and soon signed to Napalm Records.
After the release of the highly acclaimed “Storm”, Fejd did not waste any time. Following some festival gigs, including Wacken & Ragnarök, the band soon began work on material for their new album “Eifur”. The mix of live gigs and songwriting sessions motivated Fejd to enter the studio again. The band recorded the new songs at the Roasting House Studios in Malmö, Sweden. This was a conscious decision, as Fejd wanted to get the best possible results in terms of sound and production. Fejd considers the new album to be their first “real” album, since it is the result of dedicated teamwork.
Nature mysticism, Swedish legends, magical melodies, and traditional medieval instruments are the components used by Fejd to weave their impressive tapestry of sound. Violins and hurdy-gurdies awaken the dancing elves, while the sound of bagpipes and whistles summon other legendary characters out from the underbrush. In addition, the clean vocals of Patrik Rimmerfors join in to provide the listener with a clear picture of a traveling musician seated before a flickering campfire. Only the drums lend the tracks a breath of the present without ever forcing their way to the forefront. Gems like "Alvas Halling" and "Aring" make Fejd's latest work; "Eifur", a mystic and traditional album that shines a bright light on Sweden's fables and legends. Fejd delivers medieval folk for admirers of authentic Nordic sounds!
Patrik Rimmerfors - Lead Vocals, Bouzouki, Swedish Bagpipe, Jew’s Harp, Cow Horn, Wooden Whistle, Willow-pipe
Niklas Rimmerfors - Keyed Fiddler, Backing Vocals
Thomas Antonsson - Bass
Lennart Specht - Keyboards, Guitar
Esko Salow - Drums
Official Web Site: www.fejd.se