Today, we have the pleasure to present you an interview with Pagan Fury that will participate in the fourth semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2019 in
Hello guys! Congratulations on being selected for Melodifestivalen 2019!
It’s lovely to see a folk-metal band taking part in Melodifestivalen 2019. How would you describe your band and what are your musical influences?
Pagan Fury is as you mention a folk-metal band with influences of the wild. When we recorded our EP last year we did a couple of sessions in the wilderness to get the right vibe. When it comes to music Pagan Fury has always been influenced by music that expresses passion regardless of genre.
Your music is featured on the video game Crusader Kings II. Are you artistically involved in that in any way?
No, Pagan Fury is not artistically involved. And it’s important to mention that Pagan Fury’s involvement in CK2 was before Pagan Fury got a slot in Melodifestivalen.
How would you describe your song “Stormbringer”?
Stormbringer is a song about finding the right way when the world is chaotic. “Only a storm can scatter the darkness and bring back the light”
What can we expect from your stage performance?
Its gonna be something else I can promise you that! Imagine “Pans Labyrinth meets Game Of Thrones meets Wonder Woman”.
Arven, you have already participated in Melodifestivalen back in 2004. How was that experience and how different do you expect it to be this year?
It was a great experience to be a part of the festival back in 2004 but I’m sure it’s gonna be a totally different experience this time around. I love Stormbringer and as mentioned before, the performance is something else.
What are your expectations, are you in it to win it?
Arven is always in it to win it.
What is your favourite Eurovision and Melodifestivalen song of all time?
My favourite song of all times must be the brilliant Johnny Logan song from 1980 called “What’s another year” love it!
Do you have any message for the readers of ESC Bubble?
Pagan Fury will open the fourth semifinal of Melodifestivalen 2019, this Saturday the 23rd of February.