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INTERVIEW – Minneriket: “No walls, no barriers, no images, no politics, just pure, undefiled emotions. Raw, honest and self-reflecting. That is Romantic Black Metal”


Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

For the first time, the Norwegian music project Minneriket presents a full line-up of session musicians. Continuing the collaboration with Misstiq, Margarita Chernova and Norlene Olmedo introduced on the first new single, ‘Hjemlengsel’, which was released back in February 2021. The new single ‘Sorg og savn’, which was recently released on 25th June 2021, also features renowned musicians Māra Lisenko, Christina Rotondo, Elvann, Niklas Kveldulfsson, Ingrid.mariea and Maria Kosma. The latest single, Sorg og savn is the first glimpse of this new roster as vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Stein Akslen, the man behind Minneriket, expands his vision to bring forth a unique Romantic Black metal musical experience which is a sublime concoction of black metal, goth and classical music. We caught up with Stein to discuss this change in direction for him, the new singles and what the future holds, amongst other things. Find out all about it in this fascinating and insightful interview.

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INTERVIEW-LES CHANTS DE NIHIL: THE NEW ALBUM IS the most complex, rich, epic and brutal.


Interview with Jerry by Pavel Kovalančík

On the occasion of the fifth full-length album ‘Le Tyran et l’esthète’ (LT&LE), we caught up with Jerry, the vocalist and lead guitarist of LES CHANTS DE NIHIL (LCDN), and we discussed the new album, amongst other things.

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INTERVIEW – Zero Theorem: “No one is entirely what they may think or claim to be, even the most insightful among us”


Interview with Caesar by Carina Lawrence

Los Angeles based alternative metal act Zero Theorem recently released their third EP last month on 22nd January titled “The Killing II’. This EP has proved their most successful yet with the singles ‘Swarm’ and ‘Translucent’ both making it onto the Spotify Rock Hard playlist and Spotify New Metal Tracks playlist. Both also spent six weeks+ on Apple Music Breaking Hard Rock & Breaking Metal playlists; Pandora New Metal Now, New Rock Now & New Music Now playlists. They have generated over eight million cumulative audio streams and have a unique alternative metal mixed with sci-fi which their latest release fully embraces. We caught up with lead singer Caesar to find out about the new EP, their love of sci-fi and it’s influences, the upcoming tour with Fozzy and more.

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INTERVIEW – TRIBULATION: “The world of myth and magic is a deep and vast place that you can draw inspiration from.”


Interview with Johannes Andersson by Carina Lawrence

The Swedish Grammy Award-winning metal quartet Tribulation are back with their highly anticipated fifth album ‘Where The Gloom Becomes Sound’ which is released January 29th 2021 via Century Media Records. We talked to vocalist and bassist Johannes Andersson about the new album, the band’s origins, recent line-up changes and the future, however uncertain it is due to covid-19. ‘Where The Gloom Becomes Sound’ is their more diverse and atmospheric release yet drawing inspiration yet again form all things dark and mythical…

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Brutal Assault 25 Bands update


Hey all, there is some new bands update for upcomming Brutal Assault (Aug 10-14th 2021) if things go well.

We can expect thrash metal legend predecessor of Machine Head. Jep, Phil Demmel with the VIO-LENCE. They should also have some new material during the festival. British ONSLAUGHT also introduce their newest stuf. Other announced band is going to be REVOCATION.

Little bit of death metal now. From mighty metal Finland there are going to be shows of INSOMNIUM or MORS PRINCIPIUM EST. USA will deliver us faster BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, RIVERS OF NIHIL or wacky NEKROGOBLIKON with their green imp. UNDERGANG is another legend for the event. Their old school, rotten death metal is the top notch classic. PHLEBOTOMIZED will represent combo of death and doom.

Melancholical side of doom metal will be represented by German AHAB. More experimental approach could be expected from French REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER. Britain will be represented by WINTERFYLLETH with their emotinal additives of black and folk melodies.

People who wanna have a little rest from serious stuff might be happy for RED FANG or JOHN GARCIA AND THE BAND OF GOLD.

Brutal Assault is open also for other experiments. DIE KRUPPS are the pioneers of industrial and electro rock. We will witness Norwegian MANES. Local scene cannot miss as well and now with the Czech EBM legend VANESSA.

Unfortunatelly, some bands are also cancelled. These are BIRDS IN ROW, KMFDM, KVERLERTAK, SVARTISDAUDI, VADER, WORMROT.

Brutal Assault will be five day event and consists of 150 interprets. there are confirmation of 2/3 bands right now.

LINKS:

https://brutalassault.cz/cs/tickets

https://www.facebook.com/events/493050868165392