INTERVIEW: Fredrik Nordstrom

Fredrik Nordström is surely a name that nearly all metalheads would recognise. Producer extraordinaire, this man has an enormous discography under his belt, as well as being a musician in his own right, in the band Dream Evil. We caught up with Fredrik a while ago to talk about the world of album production and what it takes to make it in that part of the industry.

As a simple taster, some bands Fredrik Nordström has worked with include At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, Evergrey, HammerFall, The Haunted, In Flames, Job for a Cowboy, Lord Belial, Malevolence, Nightrage, Opeth, Rotting Christ, Soilwork, Zyklon, and more. For a more extensive list, go to this Wikipedia entry.

In thinking about how to get places in any industry, especially today where tertiary study is generally widely accessible – especially in the West – its easy to imagine that you can do a course somewhere, gain some work experience, and pretty soon you’ll be heading to the top of the list. This is not so.

The key thing that got Nordström where he is today is hard work. How much hard work, you might ask? Let’s try 14-hour days, seven days a week, for years. Not many people are willing to go the yards to work that hard to get where they need to be. But it’s not just hard work. READ MORE –>

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