2021 IN MUSIC: Magnus Henriksson (Knights Of The Realm)

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KNIGHTS OF THE REALM have many years of heavy metal experience combined into a pure vicious heavy metal machine. The band – featuring TIAMAT drummer Lars Sköld and ECLIPSE guitarist Magnus Henriksson – recently released their self-titled debut album. We asked the latter a few questions about how he experienced 2021. Read the complete interview below…

What musical goals did you set for 2021? Did you achieve them?

We didn’t really set up any goals from the start. We just [did] what we felt like doing at the moment. After the snowball started rolling, we had to set up semi-goals like releasing the album, arranging a release party, etc. We just take it as it comes.

Were you able to dedicate as much of 2021 to your project/band as you had hoped?

Yes. The whole reason this band was born was because of the pandemic. We had too much time on our hands and nothing to do, so we started this as a fun side project for our own amusement. 

What were some of the highlights you realized in 2021?

If we’re talking about this band, in particular, I’d say the release party when we played live for the first time.

Is there anything you learned during 2021? 

I learned that patience is a virtue but we won’t always wait. 

Have you (re-)discovered any new music during 2021?

NESTOR is a new band I really like. 

What can we expect from you in 2022?

Gigs, festivals. Hopefully no more restrictions and a lot of rock ‘n’ roll! 

Written by Laureline Tilkin