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INTERVIEW – VENOM INC.: “We explore the dark side of humanity and the endless questions of what comes next”


Interview with Tony Dolan by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Venom Inc. vocalist and bassist Tony Dolan chatted to us ahead of their special ‘Black Metal’ 40th-anniversary set at Bloodstock Festival UK, which takes place on its final day, 14th August. He talked to us about the festival, their follow-up album to their 2017 ‘Avé’ titled ‘There’s Only Black’ due for release later this year and how Venom came to reform in 2015 with the 1989-1992 Venom line-up under the new rebranded Venom Inc and more!

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INTERVIEW – I FIGHT BEARS: “Brutal breakdowns, lead-like heaviness, addictive melodies, bags of energy and a whole load of neck pain to go home with… Bears will be fought!”


Interview with Scott Preece by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Welsh modern metalcore act I Fight Bears unleashed their self-titled debut in 2018, which went down a storm. Now in 2022, armed with their new EP, ‘Liberosis’, they continue to make waves. They have just won the South Wales Grand Final of the Metal 2 The Masses competition, earning a prestigious slot on Friday 12th August on the New Blood stage at Bloodstock Open Air festival. We caught up with drummer Scott Preece ahead of their Bloodstock set to talk about the festival, the new EP, Spandau Ballet and more!

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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 – 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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