EMQ’s With Ondfødt
Hi everyone! Welcome to another EMQs interview, this time with Finnish Black Metal band, Ondfødt. Huge thanks to their Vocalist/ Guitarist, Owe Inborr, for taking part.
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Hello my name is Owe Inborr, vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer of the band Ondfødt. We started out in April 2013 and have so far released 3 full-lengths and one EP. Our 4th album will be released in May this year and as well some other stuff coming up.
How did you come up with your band name?
Ondfødt was a name I had in mind a long time ago that I wanted to use if I ever would start a black metal band. The band name means that you are born evil, not like you are a full-born psychopath that will murder everyone around you but more like you have dark visions and are dark minded in general.
What Country / Region are you from and what is the Metal / Rock scene like there?
We are a Swedish-speaking band from Ostrobothnia, Finland and the scene here is enormous. Finland has the most metal bands per inhabitant so I guess the scene is alive and well.
What is your latest release?
Our latest release(s) are one “Live DvD” from our comeback gig that was released on youtube. We released our first single ‘Dödsrejson’ from our upcoming album in January and our first music video “Tvetalan” in February.
Who have been your greatest influences?
The whole 90’s black metal scene has been important for the band. That’s where we live and will stay with the band. There is of course other stuff that inspires us from other genres that we like to put into our music.
What first got you into music?
Music has been part of my life since the day I was born. My mother introduced me to music very early on, we always had instruments at home and I got my first drum kit on my 13th birthday.
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
For me, I can work with anyone that can inspire me. Doesn’t matter how famous they are, to begin with, if they have something interesting going on that I can find myself inspired by, I am always interested. I am more of a producer than a musician so I would love to work with some of the most legendary producers like Tore Stjerna, Pytten, Jens Bogren, or Dan Swanö. But when it comes to the music itself it would be cool to work with someone like Erik Danielsson, I think he works in a way that no other does.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
Summer Breeze or Wacken would of course be insane. But I would enjoy any festival as long as everything works and the crowd is amazing.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
I haven’t got any gifts.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Stay true to yourself and don’t let idiots drain your energy.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Lemmy, without a question.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
What I love about music is when you listen to something or create something that makes your stomach turn upside down. That is what makes you keep going.
I don’t hate it because it is understandable but I dislike when everything, in general, takes a long time in the music business. It takes a long time to record and produce an album, it takes longer to get it released, it takes a lot of time to make music videos or other promotions, and it takes a long time to get gigs and to travel to perform for 45 minutes. But it is all worth it.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Try to make live music more attractive to everyone.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Dissection – “The Somberlain”.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
Vinyls & Cassettes for me personally.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
The best gig is definitely at the local pub “Black Sheep Pub & Terrace” but the biggest gig was at “Puntala Rock”.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Video production and photography or anything to do with cameras.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
My band members.
What’s next for the band?
Our 4th full-length album is coming out in May so we hope we will get booked for some gigs.
What Social Media / Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Time for a very British question now. As an alternative to the humble sandwich, is the correct name for a round piece of bread common in the UK either a Bap, a Barm (or Barm Cake), a Batch, a Bun, a Cob, a Muffin, a Roll or a Tea Cake?
“Tea Cake” sounds good to me haha.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you for the interview! We are looking forward to playing in England at some point. And cheers to all our fans and to you.
Disclaimer: This interview is solely the property of Ever Metal. It is strictly forbidden to copy any part of this review, unless you have the strict permission of both parties. Failure to adhere to this will be treated as plagiarism and will be reported to the relevant authorities.