1. Your new album „Massive Cauldron Of Chaos” will be released September 29. Say something about this cd. Why on the album is only eight tracks and who was composer and songwriter on this album?
ARCHAON: Our new album is by far the most varied album we’ve created as of yet. It spans across everything from lightning-fast, furious sections to more epic and even groovy parts- to the extent that I’m tempted to say you haven’t heard all of before on any of our albums. I’ve mainly composed the music, apart from one song that Frost is the architect behind. We’re all very proud of the result.
“Slaves” was the song that we all felt represented the album in its entirety, so it also cameas a natural response to front the album with the mentioned song. It has a bit of everything in it and its not too long- but serves as a good first impression for MCoC.
The idea of making a lyric video came from the label- if it is up to us, we’d rather make aproper video. With that being said: One doesn’t exclude the other, so… Wait and see.
This is a project that started in 2010, when Head of Surly brewing company was at our concert in Minneapolis, where he came over to congratulate Frost & myself with the show.
We started talking and now, after discussions in the band, tasting samples and getting Norwegian brewery Lervig on board, the recipè is ready and will be released this autumn.
We’re looking forward to this immensely! It is going to be some amazing beverages, that carries the 1349 spirit in yet another form.
9. Do you think, the tour gigs to countries in whom there is fierce and tense situation is taking care of all your fans or superfluous, fake – heroism (look on Behemoth in Russia, Ukraine and Israel)?In the end, this is about where one can present one’s art in a defendable and secure environment. I believe there’s very little political agenda with regards to this, when bands decide to perform in countries under such pressure as the ones you mentioned. Besides that, I think it is a great thing- that an extension of not only playing secular countries can find place.
Black metal hasn’t been a “safe game” in all earlier instances either- look back to Gorgoroth in Poland some years ago now- it’s a matter of liberation for those that dare oppose to the establishments based on religious views.
10. The last great with oldschool of black metal leave or already left the stage (although increasingly more often Emperor come back to the stage). Don’t you think, that Norwegian stage fades lately?
No, I do not think that Black metal as a genre is gone. There is still activity and hopefully some bands with their own take on things will contribute to developing the genre. The fact, that some of the veterans still have a solid position, Black Metal as a genre seems to expand over boarders nowadays… Which I consider to be an interesting phenomenon.