Name : Baldur Ragnarsson.
Age : 28.
Birthday : 15. August.
Domestic situation : Unmarried and childless, I live in Reykjavík.
Employment : Musician.
Position in the band : Guitar player, singer and screamer.
You´re in a few different bands, e.g. Skálmöld, Ljótu Hálfvitarnir and Dætrasynir – Do you have time for anything besides music?
No, not much. If I have extra time I use it to work in the theatre, which is most often in connection with music, or watching documentary and movies of various kinds. I´m lucky enough to be working with what I find the most entertaining thing in the world, to play music, so I don´t need time for anything else. It´s awesome.
What were the main events leading to the bands formation?
My brother, Snæbjörn, and Björgvin had been thinking about a heavy metal band for a while. Then Snæbjörn sent an email to the guys he could foresee forming the band with him and that were all of us, except for Gunnar Ben, he entered the fray a little later. Then we all met on practise and I met Þráinn for the first time in my life.
Where do you get the ideas for your records? Do you compose the stories yourself?
Snæbjörn composes the stories but we get to say our opinion. But the concept work is all his.
Do you compose the songs together or does someone do it alone?
Snæbjörn writes the lyrics but we compose the songs together. Someone comes up with an idea and we work with it until we´re satisfied. Some ideas are however more advanced when any of the guys shows it to us.
Now you have released two records. Do you intend to make more records or have you had enough?
We intend to continue, not a question. This is simply too much fun.
You went on a tour two years ago – do you intend to go again?
Yes, that was really entertaining and evolved us as a concert band. It would be very good for us to go on a long tour again.
Is your music suitable for both children and adults?
Yes, not a question, it´s a very powerful Icelandic music that doesn´t ask for age.
Something at last?
Thank you for listening and go heavy metal!