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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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Necronautical’s “Necropsychonautics” Video Has Landed


UK black metal metal act Necronautical have released the video for “Necropsychonautics” from their upcoming fourth album Slain In The Spirit, out August 20 via Candlelight/Spinefarm.

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Extreme Wizard Metallers WIZARDTHRONE Release New Single “Black Hole Quantum Thermodynamics”


Behold! Arise! Vast distances from Earth’s dimension, in a galaxy millions of light-years away, the WIZARDTHRONE resurges! Traversing vivid sci-fi multiverses in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft via comprehensively established technical death, power and symphonic black metal, Hypercube Necrodimensions (out now via Napalm Records) is a bombastic journey through hyperspace and otherworldly realities. Featuring members of ALESTORMGLORYHAMMERAETHER REALMFORLORN CITADELNEKROGOBLIKON and more, the musical brilliance of WIZARDTHRONE is absolutely undeniable.

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Minneriket Release New Single ‘SORG OG SAVN’


Minneriket launched the new single Sorg og savn (Sorrow and yearning) on June 25th and this time with a full line-up of session musicians. Following the successful music video Hjemlengsel (by Valhallartworks) earlier this year, Sorg og savn continues to explore the edges of Black Metal, goth and classical music.

“This upcoming album will be my Stormblåst in terms of relevance” Akslen says. “The album has been a work in progress for years, and I never once backed down from the initial vision. To be able to bring forth a project of this size has been a dream come true, and this single is a taste of what’s to come”.

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ENSLAVED reveal ‘Homebound’ live video/single + Cinematic Tour 2020 live releases are out Now


The latest chapter in Enslaved’s 30th anniversary voyage is coming to a close. Today, the Norwegian avant-gardists have released their full Cinematic Tour 2020 live album/DVD collection, and in celebration they have premiered a live video for ‘Homebound’, the final act in this tetralogy of exquisite audiovisual performances.

‘Homebound’ is a snapshot of a unique show, recorded in summer 2020 in Sotra, Norway, encompassing five tracks from Utgard,Enslaved‘s latest studio album. Utgard saw Enslaved inhabit an esoteric space – finding themselves fueled by the pace of their black metal origins, while continuing their melodic evolution.

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MAYHEM release new song entitled “Voces Ab Alta” from their upcoming EP


For their upcoming EP “Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando”, the most notorious black metal band have reflected on their influences by covering songs from bands like Discharge, Dead Kennedys, Rudimentary Peni and Ramones with an impressive bursting and darkened sound.

In addition to the mentioned cover versions, MAYHEM releases a previously unreleased track today called “Voces Ab Alta”, which was recorded during the “Daemon” session.

The video was done by high the praised artwork and video wizard Costin Chioreanu (Ghost, Opeth, Napalm Death) who impressively captured the atmosphere and the darkness of this performance visually!

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