Myronath basically started early in 2019 when Malphas and I (Vargblod), discussed the options of starting a project together. We started writing some rudimentary material which immediately felt it had potential and a hidden energy in them. After just a couple of weeks Myronath took a turn to be a more serious project and soon ended up as a full band and an album was being produced in no time.
2.Recently you have released your first album, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical style that is presented on the recording?
Myronath's view is that we do not want to present any new ideas into Black Metal. It is not our intent to explore new ways to play Black Metal, but we stand for what Black Metal is. The very dark side of our soul. The Darkness within the universe, and our music represents a way with which we channel our energies to this Darkness.
3.A lot of your lyrics deal with Luciferian, Qliphoth and Left hand Path themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in the dark arts?
As mentioned before, our material represents ourselves, thus all songs are very personal and reflect our beliefs and ways of life. The subject is too deep to just explain it in an interview and some ideas and beliefs go beyond words.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Myronath'?
Myronath literally means The Hidden Temple, and it is the name given to our "coven" so to speak as the band represents a Temple where we venerate and channel our energies to the Divine.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the album cover?
The album cover was done by the talented Mordiggian Art. I was following the artist for some time and decided to contact him about the artwork for the album. He immediately understood what we needed and we must say we are very pleased with the result. All of the inside artwork then in the booklet was done by me.
6.So far there are only 2 members with some session musicians filling in at times, are you planning on expanding into a full line up?
There are actually discussions going on this very moment about this issue. We shall soon make some announcements.
7.Has the band had any opportunities to do any live shows yet?
We just played our first live show (and Debut CD Launch) last week at Mörkaste Småland Festival in Hultsfred- It was a hell of an event, and the crowd really showed their support to us! It was definately a night to remember and we have some other gigs coming up in the pipeline, so keep an eye open for an imminent announcement!
8.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
Overall we got a very positive feedback from the fans and critics! Opinions vary of course, and that is the beauty of music because it speaks to a person differently, according to the listener. But I must say that the album seems to be getting recognition in a positive way overall, which makes us believe evenmore in what we are doing... and drives us to continue on our Path.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Musically we have actually already started writing the second album. As an artist you cannot control when the inspiration (or the urge) comes to you, so at the moment we are writing new material and I have to say I am very happy with how things are coming out. We are also discussing gigs for 2020, so definitely Myronath shall be very active in the coming year.
10.Both of the band members are also involved with other bands or musical projects, what is it that you bring into the music of 'Myronath' that you are not able to bring into your other groups?
Myronath actually brought us together in a weird way. For me there was an issue where certain topics and areas did not quite fit with the other music I was composing, especially Draugul, so when the chance came to start Myronath, I immediately saw that this was the missing piece in my puzzle, so to speak, Myronath connected what was missing between my musical world and my spiritual side.
11.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?
Well... more than influence, i like to use the word inspiration. There are many bands who inspire me do do the music, as well as the other members in Myronath. We do not really have a main band as inspiration, and sometimes you cannot control from where the inspiration comes from. Sometimes it even comes from a weird sound you hear on the street, or even looking at a certain landscape, if you get my drift, but of course bands like Bathory, Mayhem, Burzum, Dissection, etc have all contributed in building the foundations of what we call Black Metal today, and it is hard not to be inspired by them as well!
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
I would like to thank you for this interview opportunity and also to thank all of our fans who showed us support from the very birth of the band! HAIL!