Stygian Fair – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

A: We define ourselves as a classic, epic metal band with doom-influences


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

A: Back in 2013 Emil Holmqvist and P-O Jonsson decided to quit the band they were in and form Stygian Fair. They recruited Erik Andersson on bass and Andreas Stoltz on guitar/vocals. After a while both Erik and Andreas left the band and in came Anders Hedman on bass and Pontus Åkerlund on vocals. 


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

A: Classic, meloidic metal with clean vocals and harmonies in any form is the preferred influences.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

A: to reach as many as possible with our music


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

A:The songs ar usually written when we are rehearsing, so the process includes all the band members


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

A: So far only on social media, facebook and instagram


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

A: it’s the thing most people do nowadays, so we only have to accept it, but the hardcore fans buy physical albums


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

A:  Smoke on the water or Iron Man, two of the most epic guitar riffs ever made


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

A: so far the release of our latest album, Equilibrium


PD: So what are you working on at the moment? 

A: marketing our new album, and rehearsing new songs


PD: What music have you available online and where can we buy it from? 

A: all our music is released digitally on all streaming sites, you can buy it on bandcamp.

Stygian Fair links:
Band/Artist location – Umeå, Sweden
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