Fejd formed in 2001 through a fusion of the swedish folk music duo - and twins - Rimmerfors and a couple of members from the metal band Pathos. Rimmerfors played swedish folk music with medieval undertones, performing on contemporary instruments, and together with their childhood friends of Pathos, the transformed into a refined band with the best of both worlds - the weight of heavy metal in symbiosis with the typical melodic language and sadness of the nordic folk music.
The brothers interest in swedish medieval folk music started back in 1995, commenced by music studying and the feeling of wanting to explore new musical ground and try something new. The brothers musical background, as well as their band mates, has its roots in heavy metal music. Inspiration is also drawn from like-minded bands such as Garmarna and Hendingarna.
In addition to Fejd, the brothers Rimmerfors still performs every now and then as an acoustic duo.
Thomas and Esko also handles the rhythm-duties in the power metal band Nostradameus, and the two of them, together with Lennart (on guitar) is found in the swedish grammynomineed metal band Pathos.
Patrik Rimmerfors - lead vocals, bouzouki, swedish bagpipe, jew's harp, hurdy-gurdie, cow antler, recorder, willow-pipe
Niklas Rimmerfors - moraharpa (keyed fiddler), vocals
Lennart Specht - keyboards, guitar
Thomas Antonsson - bass
Esko Salow - drums