Where some bands just started out, other have a rich history. Big or small, well known or lesser known, all bands work hard to create their own story and history. One of those bands is Meduza. Hailing from Sweden this Neoclassical Power Metalband stands strong for over 20 years now and still are going strong! I sat down with Founding member, guitarist and main lyricist of Meduza for a quick and interesting talk!
Hey, thanks for taking the time for an interview with Maizter Underground!
How are you doing? Covid and all.
Pretty good I am kind of a loner so I don’t hang out so much with a lot of people
How did the band came to exist?
I’m from a small town and was more or less forced to form my own band if I wanted to play the style that I loved.
Can you introduce the band-members one by one?
Founder guitarist and main song writer – Stefan Berg
Bass player extraordinare: Magnus Ljung – also a Member of Hexenhaus
Drummer – Stefan Sandberg also a member of Disregard The Blood
Vocals – That is changing right now, but on the single Rage it’s Erik EZ Blomkvist (ex Platitude, ex Seven Thorns and more) and he did a really, really great job. For the coming album we have a session singer from Italy, Davide Penna and he is awesome!
On the earlier albums Now And Forever” and Upon The World we worked with Apollo Papathanasio (ex Firewind, ex Time Requiem, ex Spiritual Beggars)
You guys call yourself MEDUZA. How did you come up with this name and what does it mean?
It’s just the legend of Medusa but we spelled it with a z. It was our former management ,Intromental Management, that came up with that name and spelling.
Can you tell me something about the journey this far? Where did the creativity came from for your first “own work” and who (if any) did inspire you?
The inspiration was and to some extent still is Rainbow,Yngwie, Symphony X, Richard Andersson, The Johansson Brothers and a lot of classical music especially when I’m about to write melodies.
What are the (long-time) goals with MEDUZA?
It’s really simple actually… I just want to make really good neoclassical metal with(hopefully) fantastic melodies.
Are there are singles/ an album coming up or just released?
We released our single RAGE on the 27th of May 2021 and was going to record the rest but our drummer broke his foot so all got postponed.
Do you have any festivals/gigs/shows planned?
No, since the logistic and economic planning for that would be a nightmare in this period of time. Unless we would get a BIG budget of course!
Yeah I understand. In these times it’s hard to plan things ahead!
Thank for you time Stefan! On behalf of everyone at Maizter Underground I want to wish you guys all the luck with all you take on in the future!
IF YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEDUZA. CLICK THE FOLLOWING PLAYLIST!