So this is a big one! This is one of the few foreign Christian bands I have interviewed. So today, you get to read my interview with the Swedish Christian Death metal band, Pantokrator!
TBD: Who am I speaking to? (For the readers)
Pantokrator: Karl (Walfridsson) - Vocals
TBD: Could you give a quick background on the band?
Pantokrator: We started back in 1996 as a rock band supposed to open for a pop band at a gig in a church
just five weeks before the gig some members dropped out and me and Mattias (Johansson) were asked to join by the three remaining.
This changed the sound ... some :) ... we started with mostly covers by Tourniquet and Mortification. one year later the three original members dropped out and we asked Ricke (Gustafsson) and Jonas (Wallinder) to join. in 2003 our second guitarist Jonathan (Jansson) who was also in Sanctifica joined and the line up has not changed since.
TBD: You have three studio albums and two EPs, is there any other releases?
Pantokrator: Two EPs? i know of one. three demos 1997-2000 .EP 2001 ( also out as a split). album 2003 . demo 2005
10 year comp 2007. album 2007. two singles somewhere between 2007-2014. album 2014. e-single 2016
TBD: Is there any upcoming releases?
Pantokrator: We recorded the first song so far, minus vocals.
TBD: The band is located in Sweden correct?
Pantokrator: that is correct
TBD: There was a member of Sanctifica in the band who you guys did a split with correct? Hubertus Liljegren? He was also in Crimson Moonlight if I remember correctly.
Pantokrator: He was is Sanctifica and in Moonlight, that is correct. but him being in Pantokrator is a myth. The facts are 1: he helped producing Songs of Solomon 2:and did some session vocals on that same recording. I think the myth started in a Pantokrator wikipedia page and continued encyclopedia metalum or vece versa.
TBD: There's a few members of your band that are in Crimson Moonlight right?
Pantokrator: No, Ricke will help out live with the bass for some time..
TBD: Who is lineup at this point?
Pantokrator: Mattias, Karl, Rickard (Ricke), Jonas, & Jonathan
TBD: What have you guys been listening to?
Pantokrator: All kinds of music.
TBD: Is there anything else you would like to say?
Pantokrator: Our God is an awesome God He reigns from heaven above With wisdom, power, and love Our God is an awesome God - Karl
Alright so that was Pantokrator! I forgot to mention that Pantokrator is a Rottweiler band. As you can tell Rottweiler has some sick stuff! Anyways go follow the band on Facebook and Twitter! Go follow Rottweiler on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! And thanks for reading!
The Bearded Dragon