Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly Launch Haunting Animated Video For “He Held An Axe”
Rikard Sjoblom’s Gungfly have released an animated video for their new track He Held An Axe. The song features on the band’s album On Her Journey To The Sun which is out today (May 19) via Inside Out Music.
Former Beardfish man Sjöblom says: “One of the first songs I wrote for the album is a ballad called He Held An Axe. In Sweden there’s this old grand tradition among troubadours to write ‘murder ballads’ – beautiful ballads about gruesome killings in dark alleys. Think of Jack the Ripper and you get the picture. I wrote this one with a twist. It’s about a lonely guy who’s accused of murder by the town folk. Did he do it? Nobody knows. The great Peter Callow made an animated video for this song and I’m very proud to be able to present this to you today! It’s not for kids though, so please beware! Enjoy.”