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A phone call interview conducted by myself with Leamington Spa based artist Jean-Pierre Kunzler. An insight to his work, mind set, achievements and future goals.

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Final cut for my Add Vantage Module Year 2

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Recently reformed Norwegian black metallers Mysticum have announced their comeback will include a new album UK’s Peaceville Records.

The godfathers of industrial black metal Mysticum announced their reformation late last year on the bands official facebook profile. This is set to be their second album since their 1996 ‘Into the Streams of Inferno’.

 

 

 

 

Sample tracks here:http://www.mysticum.com/

The album entitled ‘Planet Satan’ has been in the making since shortly after the debut but due to several unknown reasons the album has not yet surfaced until now.

“Peaceville will also handle the entire Mysticum catalogue, which means re-releases of “Lost Masters of the Universe” and “In the Streams of Inferno” both with new artwork, upgraded and remastered sound).”

Mysticum were infamous for their out spoken opinion on heavy drugs and hatred to society during their reign of popularity in the black metal scene during the early nineties, as well as being considered the pioneering black metal band to bring industrial style influences to the scene.

Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mysticums

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Thrash Metal. Like many of the other genres in the metal world, the constant surge of waves in interest for it have come and gone through generations of young headbanger’s since the mid 80’s. Some have pushed it to new levels, some have taken it down a notch.

But some (despite age and timing of formation) have always kept to the true aesthetics of Thrash by bashing out some pure and ugly aggression in a whirlwind of alcohol fuelled mayhem whilst banging their head to Sodom’s In The Sign Of Evil.

Hailing from Kolbotn, Norway: Nekromantheon are no exception. Starting out in 2005, the band has played in important festivals such Maryland Death Fest 2010 (US) and Live Evil Festival in London. I caught up with Drummer Christian “Kick” Holm shortly after their show in Bergen for an insight to the band’s recent progress…

 

Interview 23rd February 2012

So how are things in the Nekromantheon camp? Since the release of your new album Rise, Vulcan Spectre what has the reaction been like so far?

Things are going great, really. It seems we’ve done something right on the new album, people seem to really enjoy it. The label actually sold out the first edition in about a month, which is pretty weird for an old school thrash metal band. Even though it’s now what we’d expected, we’re glad to hear there are people out there who appreciate what we’re doing!

I managed to catch you guys in Bergen at the Hulen as part of the Fire Walk With Me Vol. 2 tour and was blown away. How has the tour been going and what have been your favourate highlights?

Thanks, good to hear you liked the show! The tour was enough fun for a full month stuffed into a bus and driven around the west coast of Norway in four days, hehe. The Bergen-gig was definitely a highlight for me, the crowd and the venue was great and all the bands did their best shows in my opinion.

 

What is the recording process like for you guys, your love for old skool thrash and the old skool sound is very prominent in your recordings. Do your musical influences play a vital role in this development?

Absolutely! When we record anything at all, we always focus on keeping a dirty, old school atmosphere in the sound. This definitely has something to do with the fact that all the bands we love the most are dirty, old school bands, hehe. It just sounds better that way, more authentic, you know?

In recent years it has become more apparent (well atleast for me! Ed) that there has been a sudden surge of interest from the youth of today to take more of an interest in the old skool extreme metal scene rather than listening to what their local metal magazine suggests, and has resulted in more and more young bands surfacing with these attributes. Is it something you guys have noticed?

We’ve noticed the same thing, it’s definitely something going on with the kids today, haha. Maybe it’s a question of timing? We grew up in the 90’s, and most of the music from that entire decade is awful. It was then we started realizing that all the good stuff had already happened , so we started listening to older stuff instead. But the best thrash albums are always done by youngsters anyway, maybe it’s got something to do with being an angry kid with a burning desire to play like there’s no tomorrow.

How important are the lyrics to Nekromantheon?

The lyrics are important to us, in the way that we feel the message behind the words reflect the message in the music itself, especially on “Rise, Vulcan Spectre”. And the way they are performed by Arild makes it even better, you can easily tell he’s screaming both his guts and heart out, hehe. It’s something else than hearing some pop-diva humming an auto tuned chorus she got in the mail the day before and doesn’t even know what it’s about, I’ll tell you that.

Recent press reactions to Rise, Vulcan Spectre have seemed very positive and with respective plugs from enthusiasts such as Fenriz of Darkthrone through his Band Of The Week website and appearances at Live Evil Fest (a festival featuring band chosen by Fenriz from his band of the week. Ed) did you guys expect such a positive reaction this fast?

Well, we were selected as BotW and played the Live Evil Festival over a year before the release of “Rise, Vulcan Spectre”, so we definitely didn’t think it would be THAT fast, hehe! We did know some people had heard and liked “Divinity of Death”, and when we signed with Indie Recordings we knew they were gonna do a good job promoting the new LP. It didn’t surprise us that much that the reaction was fast, it was the extreme positivity that was unexpected. People seem to really like our new material, way more people than we thought would.

What’s next for Nekromantheon?

Arild and Sindre are in the middle of a creative spree with their death metal band, Obliteration. They’re gonna finish writing their third album this spring, and hopefully we can all go on a small tour or play some festivals after summer. As for Nekromantheon, we have a double 7″ split coming up, with fellow Norwegian thrashers Deathhammer, Black Magic and Carniwhöre. Remember to check it out, it’s gonna be an instant classic!

Any last words?

Thanks for the interview, hope to catch you the next time! And yeah, if you haven’t already bought the Antichrist – “Forbidden World” LP, you should go do it right away! Killlller thrash insanity from our Swedish friends, don’t miss out on this one!

http://www.facebook.com/nekromantheonofficial

http://www.myspace.com/nekromantheon

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Exactly what it says in the title. Follow the official Bandcamp website for over an hour of free music.

(Un)joy!

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During the Conservative party conference in Manchester last week, Mr Osborne had promised to freeze council tax for two years. A similar pledge has been made within the coalition who agreed in freezing or reducing the council tax bills in 2011-12.

And this affects everyone, including small businesses such as local and independent shops, restaurants and bars. A recent example in Coventry city centre is The Tin Angel who recently had to close down due to the amount of rent and council tax it was paying to keep the business going. Similar businesses appear to be heading down the same path.

Pub owner, Paul, of Boston’s on Gosford street declared “ Pubs are having to up the prices and hours to match and compete against the rent we are struggling to pay since the rise in tax. Freezing the council tax whilst dealing with competition such as off licenses and late bars in more popular central areas of the city has meant the pub trade in suburban areas has decreased and is dying away.”

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