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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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PROJECT ALCAZAR INTERVIEW


1.Introduce yourself and your band and tell us why we should listen to
you. My name is guitarist Chris Steberl from Columbus Ohio and my band is
Project Alcazar. I played guitar and bass on the new CD. Caleb Hutslar
handled all of the keyboard parts and ex Fates Warning drummer Mark
Zonder took care of all the drum duties for us. The music is very melodic and
uses different dynamics to appeal to prog music lovers who necessarily aren’t
musicians but just love this style of music

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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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INTERVIEW: Possessor


Interview By Carina Lawrence

Possessor are a horror metal themed trio from London, UK and they have recently unleashed their latest album titled ‘Damn The Light’ on October 30th 2020 via APF Records. A lot is going on in this monstrously heavy album with many different rock and metal elements that merge to form an interesting and hard-hitting sound that is exciting and riddled with horror film references. Guitarist/vocalist Graham Bywater describes their sound as “South London based bastard love child of Sam Raimi and Ingrid Pitt” – intrigued?! Read on to find out all about them, the new album and the challenges of releasing music during the coronavirus lockdown/pandemic.

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