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Myrknetsferd Interview

lundi 17 août 2020 à 20:33
1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?

- Well. Myrknetsferd is a Norwegian oneman black metal band started up early 2017. I got myself an electric guitar in 2016 and instantly began to create riffs. Since then there have been no turning back.



2.So far you have released 2 demos, musically how do they differ from each other?

- I think that the last one is better and more mature sounding than the first one. The first demo was the first official release of the band and was a bit all over the place musically, but the core of the music is the same; Melodies that creates some kind of dark athmosphere. I will say that «En Vind Af Kulde» brings out well what the band stands for at this point.



3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored so far with the music?

- The lyrical topics may differ much from song to song really and a bit hard to describe. But in short i can say that nature, Norse mythology (paganism), darkness and complex human thought prosesses are heavily influencing the lyrics. It is up to the listener to make up their own mind about them. Different people will find different meanings in them i think.



4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Myrknetsferd'?

- It is a fictional Norwegian word that translated to English will be something like «The journey of the Darkness». I wanted a name to fit with the music and lyrics. 



5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new demo cover?

- It is a picture taken by a friend of mine from a place in my home village named Presthaugen. A place with many very old woodhouses that creates the right scenery for grim photos. The night we went there it was   -20 degrees Celsius and the mist of cold came lurking with the freezing wind at the sound of howling wolves in the far distance. I think the artwork fitted with the music on the demo.



6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up or do you prefer to remain a duo?

- It is actually only me in the band. Vildevind played session bass on the first demo though. I think it’s only going to be a oneman band, but you never know. Time will tell.



7.So far there is very little information about the band online except for the bandcamp age, are you open to expanding your inline presence?

- Yes that might happen in the future. 



8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

- I am open for any interests from labels. My demo is released on casette by a brilliant label now. But i have not received any inquiries other than that.



9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?

- It has been okay I guess but not much. Myrknetsferd is a pretty new and unpolished band with not many contacts. But there have been some interest from Germany.



10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

- It depends on how things goes from now on. I think I will continue to release music as I have done until now through home made demos until maybe a label will release a studio album. If not, I may consider release a fullength by my self as an independent. Who knows. I do at least have enough unreleased material for it that I consider good enough and I have a new release planned for early 2021. I can disclose that.



11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

- As an influence I have to say first and foremost the early Norwegian black metal bands for sure. It is for instance because of Burzum i even picked up the guitar in the first place. Norwegian folk music has also been very important. And then we have many rock and heavy metal bands from the 70’s and 80’s. But then again I can get inspired when I listen to some techno or other electronic music too. There is a deep well of musical isnpirations.

Nowadays I still listen to the music mentioned above and I think the polish band Mgla is incredible. Their stuff is out of this world in my opinion. There are strong scenes of black metal bands all over Europe now.



12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

- Consider checking out the latest demo and there are more music coming up from the dark forest of Norway. Hails!

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Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/myrknetsferd-interview.html


Mountain Hermit/Parapsychedelic Eye/Nailed Nazarene Industries/2020 Full Length Review

dimanche 16 août 2020 à 23:29

  Italy's  Mountain  Hermit  has  returned  with  a  new  recording  which  shows  the  music  going  into  more  of  an  instrumental,  experimental  and  avant  garde  style  of   atmospheric  black  metal  from  his  previous  releases  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Parapsychedelic  Eye"which  was  released  by  Nailed  Nazarene  Industries.

  Gothic  horror  movie  style  keyboards  start  off  the  album  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  riffing  a  few  seconds  later.  The  solos  and  leads  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  a great  portion  of  the  tracks  are  very  long  and  epic  in  length  and  all  of  the  drum b eats  are  programmed.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  while  all  of  the  musical  instruments  also  have  a  very  powerful  sound  to  them.  Experimental  and  avant  garde  elements  can  also  be  heard  in  some  parts  of  the  music  along  with  some  clean  playing  also  being  added  into  some  parts  of  the  recording  and  all  of  the  music  sticks  to  either  a  slow  or  mid  tempo  style,  stringed  instruments  can  also  be  heard  briefly.

  On  this  recording  Mountain  Hermit  takes  his  instrumental  style  of  atmospheric  black  metal  into  more  of  an  avant  garde  and  experimental direction  and  the  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Mountain  Hermit  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  experimental,  avant  garde,  instrumental  and  atmospheric  black  metal, you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Hills" and  "A  Night  In  The  Early  90's".  8  out  of  10.

https://nailednazareneindustries.bandcamp.com/album/parapsychedelic-eye  

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/mountain-hermitparapsychedelic.html


Vintlechkeit/Vinteren inn Svartfjellet.../Dodsteed/Morbid Chapel Records/2020 Compilation Album Review

dimanche 16 août 2020 à 07:56

  Vintlechkeit  are  a  band  from  Norway  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  very  raw,  atmospheric  and  ambient  form  of  black  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  compilation  album  "Vinteren  inn  Svartfjellet.../Dodsteed"  which  was  released  by  Morbid  Chapel  Records  and  consists  of  a  couple  of  demo's  that  where  released  in  2019.

  Ambient  style  soundscapes  and  synths  start  off  the  compilation  and  also  mixes  in  with  the  heavier  sections  of  the  music  at  times.  Most  of  the  tracks  are  also  very  long  and  epic  in  length  while  the  riffs  also  add  in  a  great  amount  of  melody  while  the vocals  are  mostly  grim  yet  high  pitched  black  metal  screams.

  At  times  the  music  also  gets  very  atmospheric  sounding  while  the  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  also  done  in  a  very  melodic  style.  Clean  playing  can  also  be  heard  on  some  of  the  tracks  along  with  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  also  adding  in  a  decent  amount  of  blast beats  and  tremolo  picking  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.

  The  songs  also  add  in  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with one  of t he  tracks  also being  an  instrumental  as  well  as  some  filed  recordings  also  being  utilized  at  times  and  the  songs  from  the  Dodsteed  demo  where  also  reviewed  in  my  previous  review  of  the  band.  The  production  sounds  very  dark,  raw  and  lo-fi  while  the  lyrics  are  written  in  Norwegian  and  cover  darkness,  death  and  winter  themes. 

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  collection  from  Vintlechkeit  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  raw,  atmospheric  and  ambient  black  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  compilation.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Norgeskuggar"  and  "Dodsteed...".  8  out  of  10.

https://morbidchapelrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vinteren-inn-svartfjellet-d-dssted

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/vintlechkeitvinteren-inn.html


Nexwomb/Exegesis Of Nihility/Morbid Chapel Records/2020 CD Review

dimanche 16 août 2020 à 06:24

  Nexwomb  are  a  duo  from  Portland,  Oregon  that  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2020  album  "Exegesis  Of  Nihility"  which  was  released  by  Morbid  Chapel  Records.

  A  very  dark,  heavy  and  brutal  sound  starts  off  the  album  while  the  faster  sections  of   the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  war  metal  elements,  tremolo  picking  and  blast  beats  which  also  gives  the  songs  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Vocals  are  a  mixture  of  bestial  growls  and  black  metal  screams.

  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  dark  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing.  The  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  amount  of  90's  era  death  metal  influences  and  all  of  the  music  also  sticks  to  a  heavier  direction.

  Nexwomb  plays  a  musical style that  takes  war,  bestial  black  and  old  school death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Occultism  and  Heretical  Knowledge  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Nexwomb  are  a  very  great  sounding  mixture  of  war,  bestial  black  and  old  school  death  metal and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  duo.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Grotesque  Dissipation  Upon  The  Consecrated  Temple  Of  Abrasax"  "Negation  Equations  To  Desolate  The  Adamic  Covenant  (3rd  Dimensional Flesh  Subjugation)"  and  "Vanquished  Seraphic  Pestilence". 8out  of  10.

https://morbidchapelrecords.bandcamp.com/album/exegesis-of-nihility      

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/nexwombexegesis-of-nihilitymorbid.html


Witchbones/Goety/Morbid Chapel Records/2020 CD Review

dimanche 16 août 2020 à 05:29

  Witchbones  are  a  solo  project  from  Portland,  Oregon  that  has  had  music  reviewed  before  in  this  zine  and  plays  a  bestial  mixture  of  war,  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2020  album  "Goety"  which  was  released  by  Morbid  Chapel  Records.

  A  very  dark  and  heavy  sound  starts  off  the  album  along  with  a  small  amount  of  atmospheric  elements.  Bestial  growls  are  also  utilized  quite  a  bit  throughout  the  recording  while  the  music  also  adds  in  a  decent  amount  of  90's  influences  along  with  some  elements  of  doom/death  metal  being  added  into  the  slower  sections  of  the  songs.

  When  the  music  speeds  up  a  great  amount  of  war  metal  influences,  blast  beats  and  tremolo  picking  can  be  heard  which  also  gives  the  music  more  of  a  raw  feeling.  Throughout  the  recording  you  can  also  hear  a  decent  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  along  with  the  guitar  leads  being  done  in  a  very  dark  yet  melodic  style.

  Evil  sounding  melodies  are  also  added  into  some  of  the  guitar  riffing  along  with  one  track  also  introducing  horror  orientated  synths  and  whispered  vocals  onto  the  recording  as  well  as  a  couple  of  later  songs  being  instrumentals  and  also  introducing  acoustic  guitars  onto  the  album.  The  production  sounds  very  dark  and  raw  while  the  lyrics  cover  Witchery,  Occultism  and  Satanism  themes.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Witchbones  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  war,  bestial  black,  death  and  doom  metal,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Queen  Of  The  Crossroads"  "Goddess  Of  Black  Magick"  and  "When  Blood  Runs  Black".  8  out  of  10.

https://morbidchapelrecords.bandcamp.com/album/goety       

Source : http://occultblackmetalzine.blogspot.com/2020/08/witchbonesgoetymorbid-chapel.html