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Monday, May 11, 2020

Kolossus Interview

 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the musical project?
   Hi!First of all,thank you very much for your interest and to give me possibility to talk about Kolossvs.
   The project was born in 2014 with the attempt to put once and for all my innumerable ideas.
   It was a bit long “Journey”,because i needed to find the right balance to create all.

2.So far you have released one split and a full length, musically how do they both differ from each other?
   Yes!The split was something special with another onemanband, ManoN (Albrecht for me is a brother),i'm very proud of this Ep!For Kolossvs ”The Line of the Border” is a natural music evolution, but with a real   drummer and a professional production.

3.Some of your lyrics cover pagan themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?
    The lyrics were written by Albrecht except “Journey” by me and a norwegian part in “Norge” by Vicotnik (Dodheimsgard). I'm really involved into historical Vikings traditions when i was a teenager, especially after  multiple listening's of my favorite bands (Enslaved in primis).

4.What are some of the other lyrical topics and subjects you have explored with the music so far?
    The lyrics talk about Viking divinities, Nature, Hate and religious conflicts. This is the perfect team for “The  Line of the Border” (ahahahah)

5.From 1998 to 2005 your where also involved with an industrial black metal solo project but where absent from recording music for a few years, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during  that time frame?
     Yes,in that time i played and recorded some songs (5 or 6 i think) of industrial black metal fot T-132 (the name of the project). After that for a few years i've done nothing more, til 2014.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Kolossus?
    Many might think to “strange” meaning, but it's very simple! My surname is Colosi, so the next step was   short. A surname black metal transformation!

7.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
    The album cover represents an iceberg that divides sea and sky, both black. That glacial monolith represents   Kolossvs, The line of the Border.

8.With this project you record everything by yourself, are you open to working with other musicians or do you prefer to work solo?
    Kolossvs is a personal project which collaborates every album only with a session drummer and might a special guest. The only possibility is for eventually live exhibition, because i can't play all myself (ahahah).

9.In 2018 you where a part of a split with 'Manon' what are your thoughts on the other solo project that had participated on the recording?
    As said before,ManoN is a project of my brother Albrecht. He has just finished his 2nd full album, a personal homage to the traditional Black Metal. I hope he will find very soon a label because it's a killer album!

10.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of viking and pagan black metal?
    I've received some reviews from various webzine and all have been very good. Hope the name Kolossvs go around on the black viking metal world and after we'll see what happens!

11.Where do you see yourself heading into as a musician during the future?
    I see myself anywhere! I'll be waiting eventually for other feedback's to this album and I’ll work on the 2nd (a norwegian session drummer is recording his parts on these days).

12.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?
    I think that Enslaved and Taake had a great influence for Kolossvs, but also the all the Norwegian black metal movement of middle 90ies. Almost of the last album that i really like are from Djevel, Mork, Kampfar, Sinmara, Sunhopfer and Mispyrming.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words  or thoughts? 
    Thank you again  for this interview,see you in the Line of the Border!

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