Sweden heavy metal enthusiasts Blacksmith Legacy, have released a debut album "Let the Game Begin" (2013) with a follow-up EP release "Metal Never Dies" (2015), with current activity on writing new material, following their arrangement of shows lined up for this year, with so much more plans in-store. Drummer Torgil Sturesson discusses the band's history and future plans.
1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Blacksmith Legacy was formed in 2009 by father and son Torgil and Martin Sturesson. We started to practice in an old Smithy, so we thought it was a suitable name. In the beginning, we played only covers, just like other bands, but we have developed to make our own music. The band is: Stellan Henborn- vocals, Martin Sturesson-lead guitar, Claes Karlsson- rythm guitar, Mike Noberg-bass and me Torgil Sturesson- drums.
2. What’s the origin of the band’s name?
3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?
Blacksmith Legacy come from a little town in the south of Sweden. The scene for Hard rock and Heavy Metal is big in Sweden! Local bands? Well there is a new band called "Hellsmoke" "Agony of Choice"and many more.
4. How would you describe your style?
We are described as a classical Heavy Metal band. Our inspirations are Accept, Judas Priest, Helloween, and Saxon are such great bands!
5. What have you released so far?
We released our debut album "Let the Game Begin" in 2013 and an EP called "Metal Never Dies" in 2015.
6. Do you have any new music in the works?
We are writing new songs all the time. But now we have a new singer and Stellan is having a tough time rehearsing the old material. So that's what we are doing as of right now.
7. How about playing shows and touring, have anything planned out?
We have a couple of gigs scheduled for this year that are filling up the list. Only happening in Sweden so far.
8. What plans do you have for the future as a band?
We are seriously working and moving forward towards goals all the time.
9. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
All of our songs are available at YouTube, Spotify, and other websites. You can also buy our CD's by contacting us on Facebook or our homepage website. Here are some songs from our YouTube page,
10. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?
I would like it, if they loved it haha. But these songs are getting better the more you listen to them. We don't break new ground, we keep the metal flame alive!