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INTERVIEW: Ensiferum


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Finnish folk metal trailblazers Ensiferum are releasing their eighth album ‘Thalassic’ on July 10th 2020 via Metal Blade Records which is their first themed album and first to feature new member, keyboard player/lead clean vocalist Pekka Montin, both of which pave the way to this being their most ambitious and exciting release yet.

We had a chat with guitarist and vocalist Petri Lindroos to find out more about the upcoming release, what it is like to release a new album during the Covid 19 crisis and the uncertain times and future of live shows and music…

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INTERVIEW: NAMTAR (ex-Carach Angren Drummer)


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Ivo “Namtar” Wijers is best known as the former drummer in symphonic black metal/horror Metal act Carach Angren from the Netherlands. Namtar was with the band since their formation in back in 2003 but after releasing a statement back in February 2020 this year has since left the band due to issues with the metal music industry.

See Namtar’s original statement about his departure here:

We wanted to find out more about his decision to part ways with the band following this as well as what lies ahead for the future (however uncertain things may be during the pandemic)…

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INTERVIEW: Havok


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Havok are an American thrash metal band that formed back in 2004 and on May 1st 2020 they are releasing their fifth and new album titled ‘V’ via Century Media Records which is their most experimental release yet.

We caught up with founder, lead vocalist and guitarist David Sanchez to talk about the upcoming release, the band’s history and of course the strange and troubling times we are in now with Covid-19.

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INTERVIEW: TWIN TEMPLE


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

If you haven’t already heard of up and coming act Twin Temple – then get ready to be acquainted with a new sound that you have never heard…Satanic Doo-Wop!

Twin Temple consists of married couple and practising Satanists Alexandra and Zachary James who hail from Los Angeles.  The duo is already getting a reputation for their live shows and they are set to play at Download Festival UK this summer which will surely gain them some new followers – we asked them about this, how they created their genre and much more!

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INTERVIEW: Imperial Age (Russia)


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Symphonic metal act from Russia Imperial Age formed in 2012 by singers/keyboardists Alexander ‘Aor’ Osipov and Jane Odintsova, soon after forming, they landed some great support slots for international bands such as Epica, Paradise Lost, The 69 Eyes, Tarja, Therion and more.

In 2014 while opening for Therion, founder/composer and guitarist, Christofer Johnsson of Therion approached the band and offered to distribute their CDs via his label Adulruna Records and after they joined them on a big European tour which was the start of big things for the band.

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EXCLUSIVE UPDATE INTERVIEW – KRZYSZTOF DRABIKOWSKI OF BATUSHKA 


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Interview by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

We have been covering the shocking split of Polish black metal act BATUSHKA and we were fortunate enough to get an exclusive interview with founder/creator/guitarist and songwriter Krzysztof Drabikowski back in April last year after events unfolded with vocalist Krysiuk going behind Krzysztof’s back and essentially stealing his own band from him which has led to two versions of the band BATUSHKA.

You can read the original interview from April 2019 here: https://darkartconspiracy.com/2019/04/12/exclusive-interview-krzysztof-drabikowski-of-batushka/

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