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Vojd Interview

I had the pleasure of interviewing Peter from Vojd, here we discuss the band’s history and the new record:

1. What was the inspiration behind the name of the band, and what are your influences?
 I went through a thousand names before I came up with Vojd. To be safe from other bands with similar name I choose the spelling with the J.
We all in the band has different influences. That’s what make our sound I guess.
My influences when I write music varies all the time. But this last year I’ve been listening a lot to bands like Roky Erickson, ZZ top, Motörhead, Alice cooper and Hurriganes, to name a few. One influence I’ve always had since this band started is The hand of doom. A great band from Germany that only released one album called Poisonoise back in 1979. Check it out.
2. How do you think your career has progressed over time? Is there anything you would change?
We have become better songwriters and more tight as a band. We’re moving more in the same direction now I think. And that’s a great thing.
3. The material on the new album is incredibly diverse, was that a deliberate choice? What was the process behind writing the songs?
It was not deliberate. The thing is that even if you’re not aware, you’re always getting new influences and ideas that take the songs in a new direction. Me and Joseph has a lot of different ideas when we write songs. So I guess that’s what makes it so diverse.
4. What plans do you have for the future?
Come out and play more live and promote the album. Maybe recording some cool 7″. I like that a lot.
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Vojd-The Outer Ocean

Vojd’s EP Behind The Frame showed what the band could do, they brought the big guns, melody, cruising riffs, and charging rhythms which got the listener hooked. And now, many months later, they’re back with their album The Outer Ocean. Taking a homage from bands like Queen, they’ve gone for a band shot, the four of them looking forlornly into the abyss as it were.

From the get go, when Break Out comes roaring out over the speakers, one can tell that this is going to be a memorable album. Songs such as On An Endless Day Of Everlasting Winter, and Heavy Skies confirm this. Solid slabs of meaty rock and roll, that are sure to get people moving when played live. But that’s not the only thing that Sweden’s finest bring, they bring that great hallmark of a great band, diversity.

On The Run, Delusions In The Sky and Secular Wire are proof that the band can bring melody and thoughtfulness into their repertoire, and with vocalist Joseph Tholl’s vocals being absolutely killer the songs come out sounding monstrous.  The guitar playing by Peter and Linus contains melody, soul and bite, truth be told, this band deserves every accolade that goes their way and more.

The Outer Ocean built on what Behind The Frame showed. Vojd have soul, they have heart, and by god do they have the goods. This record is one that will reverberate for many a rock listener. Do yourself a favour, when the record comes out on 23rd February via High Roller Records, buy it. You won’t regret it. 10/10.

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Vojd-Behind The Frame Review

On Behind The Frame, Vojd provide good old school rock and metal tunes. Starting with the title track, Behind The Frame starts with riffs and continues on the monster pathway with soaring vocals, epic choruses and beating drums. The heartbeat of rock, so often feared lost, I think has been found again with this solid rocker of a number. There are no pretentions here, simply good old school rock.

Funeral Empire is another classic rock/metal song, screaming guitars, ballsy vocals and lyrical content, an anthem in the making. Both songs will be hits when played live and that for sure is going to provide Vojd a huge following.

Be sure to keep an eye on the band, I know I definitely will be.