Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blut Aus Nord Interview

1.Can you update us with what is going on with Blut Aus Nord these days?
We have just finished the recording of our new album, the first part of a trilogy entitled 777. The 3 albums will released this year, the first one “777-Sect(s)” in april, the second “777-The Desanctification” in September and the third “777-Cosmosophy” in November. This trilogy is a very exciting project, it allows us to cover a very large musical sphere.

2.How would you describe the musical sound of the newer release?
“777 – Sect(s)” is not really far from “The Work Which Transforms God” with more mechanical / industrial parts. A mix between crazy haunted riffs, deep melodies, blast & massive beats and hypnotic patterns. It’s a very “complete” album.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects that the band has explore on both newer and older releases?
All our lyrics, writings, deal with the philosophical approach of religion and beliefs. The trilogy “777” is a concept about the consequences of the progressive negation of the pure instinct in favour of this fear generated by the time. We create this time and we undergo this time.

4.Recently Debembur Morti re-released  The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion how do you feel about the re-issue?
We have decided to propose something interesting for the listener with this reedition, not old material or old demos but a whole album. So we have composed and record three new chapters (about 40 minutes of music) especially for this re-release. It was very interesting to plunge into this particular feeling ten years after and give it a new interpretation after a decade of musical evolution.
So, The Mystical Beast Of Rebellion is now a double album which comes in a great packaging, with a new artwork, great reedition !

5.When can we expect new material?
As I told you, the first album of the trilogy will be released in april.

6.Are there any current side projects going on these days?
In 2012, I’ll probably release the first album Of VJESHITZA, an old project of technical and melodic black metal with three guitars, extremely dense on the harmonic plan. I also would like to release a second album with THE EYE.

7.How would you describe your musical progress over the years and what direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?
We try to explore the music in a lot of different directions without limits, for this reason each album is unique and can’t be compare the others. I can’t describe you the musical direction of our next works, just because I don’t know, we want to explore and try a lot of new things and new instruments, it can be more jazzy, more electronic, more brutal, technical, trip hop, doomy, etc. Nevermind the form only the feeling is important. I’m proud to see “Ultima Thulee” and “MoRT” together in our discography, they are extremely different but they contain the same substance, this particular feeling.

8.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Bathory was our principal influence at the beginning but today we are our own influence. Actually I’m listening the new album of Autechre, the last Abigor, Dälek, Katharsis, Miles Davis, King Crimson, Jimmy Hendrix and the whole discography of Morbid Angel.
Void (the manager of Debemur Morti productions) sent me the new album of INFESTUS (“Ex Ist”) a few days ago (not released yet), and I can’t stop listening to it since three days, this band is incredibly talentuous and this album is a great piece of Black Metal.

9.How would you describe your views on Occultism and Paganism?
We don’t talk about Occultism and paganism but about Universe and cycles. The paganism is nothing but the reign of nature and instinct and the occult sciences are the veil which covered the magic of the fusion with the zero.

10.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Nature, books, philosophy.

11.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thank you for your support.

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