Gothenburg heavy metallers, Hammerfall may have started out as a side project, but it’s safe to say they’re quite important now. Drummer, Anders Johansson talks about playing with Indian idols and drinking Glögg!
What was your highlight of 2008?
Playing with India’s best kanjira player, Selvaganesh. He’s one in a billion.
What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Having to beat up a guy outside a bank. He was a Mr Know-it-all.
Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
The Swedish tax people.
Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
Metallica. But were they really gone?
What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
A vacation on the island of Iceland.
What band should everyone find out about in 2009?
Sleipner from Sweden.
What do you want for Christmas?
Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
In South of Sweden with two bottles of Glögg [warmed Swedish spiced wine] and some firecrackers.
Hammerfall release their seventh studio album, No Sacrifice, No Victory on 23 February 2009 through Nuclear Blast Records.