1. Can you update us with what is going on with 1349 these days?
Seidemann: Right now we are rehearsing for the upcoming tour in the US with Cannibal Corpse as well as some scattered gigs.
There is also the upcoming release of our 5th album DEMONOIR!
> 2. How has the response been so far for the new material?
S: Those who have heard DEMONOIR have been very enthusiastic about it - as they should be since this is 1349 at its very best!
> 3. I have seen you play the U.S before but it was with an American drummer instead of Frost, will Frost be playing on the upcoming tour?
S: Frost will play the upcoming tour with us as well as the festivals etc this summer. We have used Tony Laureano on our previous tours and he is also a kickass drummer.
> 4. How would you describe the lyrical content of the new material?
S: Dark and grim yet not devoid of poetical beauty. It is all in the ear of the beholder... or listener in this case.
> 5. How has the support been so far by Candlelight Records?
S: We are signed to indie productions in Norway now so whatever Candlelight feels in no longer any concern of mine, something I personally am eternally grateful for.
> 6. What are some of the best shows that you have played so far?
S: There has been a lot of good shows, playing with Celtic Frost was great, playing with Carcass was great, so I am hard pressed to find just one show that stands out.
> 7. How would you compare the American audiences to the other countries that you have played so far?
S: The american crowds are great, a lot of die-hards there. You guys kick ass!
> 8. When do you plan on recording the next album and what direction do you see the music heading into?
S: The new 1349 album will be out on the 26-27th of April and will head into even more extreme territory than we have ever done before. Prepare to be astounded, bedazzled and otherwise stupefied!
> 9. Out off all the albums that you have recorded so far which one are you the most satisfied with?
S: Im happy with all of them but at the moment my uttermost satisfaction lies with DEMONOIR.
> 10. What are some bands or music styles that have influenced your music and what are you listening to nowadays?
S: Seeing how 1349 consists of 4 individuals with wildly differing tastes and expressions it is hard for me to pinpoint the influences of the others. Prior to this album I was listening to nothing but jazz from the 40s and 50s and tuvan throatsinging, yet it sounds nothing at all like that. These days the new NILE and the new BEHEMOTH is spinning a lot on my Ipod as well as a lot of ROOT(czech)
> 11. Are there any other projects going on these days besides 1349?
S: there are always things to do, this is however a 1349 interview so i dont feel the need to talk about anything else.
I could ramble on about Pantheon I, Den Saakaldte, Tyrann, Dead Trooper, Satyricon and all the other bands that people from 1349 are in but it seems like a waste of the readers time.
12. What role does Satanism or Occultism play in the music?
S: In the music itself these things can only be vaguely felt in the overall mood, lyrically you can read more into it. The tritones and disharmonies are everywhere though, making this music officially satanic by ancient christian music rules.
> 13. What are some of your interests outside of music?
S: There is not much besides music, except literature, movies, alcohol and video games.
> 14. Any final words or thoughts?
S: Thank you for the interview. Hope to see y'all on tour in the states!