Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Itnuveth Interview

 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Lianne Krossburner: Itnuveth is a Black Metal project with a pagan and epic essence that easily can be seen reflected in both, music and voice. It’s pure epic, pure magic. It's like a gateway to another time.

2.In October you released your first album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
L. Krossburner: Even if we wanted to get a raw sound in the final master, we see clear and powerful guitars as well. That kind of music, in my opinion, may not sound entirely sharp, nor devoid of dirt; it should be between insanity (very typical of this genre) and beauty. The voices should always be sick, feeling and living what you're singing, no matter how good or bad are your shrieks/growls.
Völundr: The sound in "The Way of the Berserker" is as it should be, at least from our point of view. We wanted it sound unclean but audible, especially raw. Actually, we are very pleased with how the final sound has remained and we hope to continue in this manner in the future.

3.Your lyrics cover some Pagan themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?
Lianne Krossburner: I think this genre cannot be felt if you are a current person; If you don’t understand the wickedness that dwell the world, better leave the path of Black Metal. My lyrics are always linked to paganism, in one way or another. In this case, “The Way of the Berserker” talks on pagan myths and ancient Scandinavian folklore because I love this theme, but in my opinion, this album is an ode to life and death. It describes how the human being is, like a beast, like a berserker, even if sometimes try to disguise themselves as something else.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'itnuveth'?
Völundr: To be honest, ITNUVETH is an invented name after joining the syllables IT-NU-VETH. We liked it how it sounded with the theme of the band; also, surely no one would have this name, which made it even more attractive.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
Lianne Krossburner: At first there is no thought to extend "the family." Itnuveth is not a project to be directed to the stage; at least it’s what we think for the moment, so we don’t see the necessity to include new members. We defend ourselves pretty well for now.
Völundr: As Lianne said, we are fine and we don't need anyone else. In a close future, the formation will remain the same and we don't think it will change further on.

6.The album was released on Xtreem Music a label more known for death metal, do you feel you stand out from the other bands on the label?
Völundr: Xtreem Music is a label, as you mentioned, more oriented to Death Metal genre, but currently has more bands dedicated to other musical styles. For example, we could cite WRONG, OUIJA, FROZEN DAWN or SVIPDAGR. There are not many Pagan Black Metal bands, that's true, for this reason we are honored that they wanted to have us in their roster.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of pagan and black metal?
Lianne Krossburner: Actually is that the response from Black Metal fans has been overwhelmingly positive, so much that we are already beginning to sketch what will be our new album. Reviews by specialized media have also been very good. We didn’t expect such a warm welcome.

 8. What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that the band members are a part of?
L. Krossburner: With Edenkaiser I'm about to release our new album. Our first EP Doomsday Juggernaut had very good reviews too, in spite of it's a more primal and raw Black Metal than Itnuveth. Now we will begin touring through Eastern Europe to present the new stuff, Dominum Ex Mortis, and hope it is well received. For next year there are plans for more touring and splits, so I think we are on track.
Völundr: With Svipdagr we are about to finish our second album which we hope will see the light soon. Right now we are in the mixing and mastering process, so after that only we will have to worry about  editing it in the best way possible.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Völundr: Going forward I don't think there are going to be many changes. We will continue with our Pagan Viking Black Metal proposal but for the next album I hope we can go deeper in Viking land. There are several ideas in mind, but we'll see. I just can say say that we will start with the composition of new stuff pretty soon.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Völundr: In my case, the bands that have influenced me in one way or another could be BORKNAGAR, FOSCOR, SOLEFALD, WINDIR, THYRFING, MANEGARM, MOONSORROW, BATHORY, ARKONA, BUTTERFLY TEMPLE, SORGSVART, ARCTURUS, VINTERSORG, etc, etc. And in terms of musical styles, I use to listen everything about the Black Metal and its sub-genres, as Folk Black metal, raw Black Metal, Viking Metal, Black Viking...

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Lianne Krossburner: Hmmm good question. I personally love to write, in fact, Häwkmoon (guitar and founder of Edenkaiser) and I are the authors of the Megadeth biography (in spanish language) and very soon also will be published the Slayer bio by the same publishing house. Besides, I consider myself a “conspiranoid”; in the little free time I have, I love to read and to watch documentaries about conspiracies, the matrix, aliens and stuff like that.

12. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Lianne Krossburner: Thank you very much for the interview,  It has been a great pleasure for us. \m/
Völundr: Thank you for the interview and the time you have taken to make it, Nice to have chatted with you. Also I would say that anyone who is interested in knowing about ITNUVETH can check our facebook page out [https://es-es.facebook.com/itnuveth1973] and to directly contact us, please write to itnuveth@hotmail.com

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