Later, she began working for various mainstream lifestyle magazines and eventually was named editor of German Cosmopolitan. Liles enjoyed it so much that we finished the album there and then. Back home, the press has always managed to dig up some old and gross stories. No internal dispute I wanted it to be much calmer than anything I did with Mayhem, but as the songs evolved they turned into much of the same monsters that dwelt within me, except that this time I was doing everything myself, and in a way that suited me better. We used to hate each other. I figured I would need members for the band and Ingvar was the first one to join. AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK was founded by Anja Delastik. Are you friends? At times, the front-man came close to bleeding to death. MAYHEM / メイヘムの商品一覧です。新品CDからレコード、紙ジャケ、中古のレア盤など各種を取り扱う、ディスクユニオン・オンラインショップです。 DE MYSTERIIS DOM SATHANAS<25TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET/5LP+BOOK> But that doesn’t mean that we disagreed – when it came to the music and how the lyrics fitted in he was always specific and we agreed all along the way. It was important to convey an image of being as extreme as the music and lyrics implied – no one were to believe that this was theatrics. This is one way I have of expressing myself and it is very important for me to keep it real.What are Skitliv’s primary subject matters?Disillusionment. My favourite book still is “The Waste Land”.Are you familiar with the Oslo based artist and writer Matias Faldbakken and his books “Scandinavian Misanthropy I – III”?I am very familiar with these books and I love them. All aspects of Skitliv are just different variations of what moves within me. It was difficult to fill in for (former vocalist) Dead, but even though he wrote fantastic lyrics I soon realised that I had to do my own thing.” But I had the title long before I knew of the books. This feeling that you talk about is difficult to describe with words, and it is one of the reasons why I rarely do any interviews. Who search for it in music, art, fashion, literature, places and other people. But when the band needed a new vocalist in 1995, both I and (bass player) Necrobutcher were sceptical. I have always liked a very broad variety of music and I have to have different ways of making music. Mayhem (tunnettu myös nimellä The True Mayhem) on oslolainen vuonna 1984[2] perustettu black metal -yhtye, joka nimettiin Venomin kappaleen "Mayhem With Mercy" mukaan. He joined Mayhem in 1986 after the departure of the band's original vocalist Messiah. Copyright 2019 Anja Delastik | Technical realization by Andersen Webworks, By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies as described in our, Add "As Long As It's Black" to your homescreen. With only Attila and Hellhammer remaining, Mayhem ceased to exist. Who pay attention to obscure details and dare to take a deeper look. Maniac: My last years with Mayhem (Part 2). Das Metaljahr 2019: Wacken feiert die 30. Today, she works as a freelance creative consultant, author and journalist for different publications – and has just curated her first group exhibition for a contemporary art gallery. There is an accordion player on the cover. Amid all the madness, do you feel that Mayhem have been taken seriously as creative artists by media, authorities and promoters? Yhtyeen tunnetuin albumi De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994) on black metal -genren tunnetuimpia julkaisuja. Mayhem (ofte kaldet The True Mayhem) er et black metal band, dannet i 1983 i Oslo, Norge. We didn’t know (guitarist) Blasphemer and we were quite anxious to see how this was going to turn out. It means shit-life in Norwegian.What does Skitliv mean to you personally?Skitliv is a way for me to express myself and to release much of my aggression. Lately I have realized that my mind actually works the same way, drugs or not. He recorded it in England I was extremely pleased when I heard it. How did the very scary and very amazing “Towards The Shores Of Loss” emerge? Sven-Erik Kristiansen’s interest in extreme music began at an early stage. Commentaries on colors. Mayhem on myös ensimmäinen Norjassa perustettu black metal -yhtye. AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a mindset, a cross-referencer and a common denominator – beyond cliché and niche, genre and gender, limits and boundaries. He adds a few interesting “facts” established by various media in the wake of Mayhem’s success: “Already by the time we released ‘Wolf’s Lair Abyss’ it was established that Blasphemer was extremely violently inclined and that I was running all drug operations in Oslo as if I was some kind of kingpin. SKITLIV - Interview With Former MAYHEM Frontman Maniac December 28, 2007, 12 years ago news life in black skitliv mayhem Sheol-Magazine.com has posted an interview they conducted with former MAYHEM vocalist Maniac after his band SKITLIV's recent gig in Salzburg, Austria. But the stuff was grim as hell and I loved it. The multi-talented guitarist elected to produce the album by himself, with the other band-members being instructed how to play. The first Skitliv release was entitled “Amfetamin”. It’s been an extremely rewarding process. Smiling is a no-no This time he was supposed to be playing somewhere with Mayhem but it got cancelled and he was at a loose end, so he ended up doing vocals on the track “ScumDrug” on the upcoming album. Says Krisiansen: “I left Mayhem in ’88 because I was living in Rjukan at the time while the rest of the band stayed at Langhus. It will also feature David Tibet on vocals. (Hellhammer): Oh well, it’s nicer than Brooklyn. It was everyday routine that Maniac was left with deep, self-inflicted wounds after a gig – many concerts ended at various intensive care wards around the world. Internal dispute was not going to be the reason for Maniac’s departure from the band. Part of our drug-induced daily life. The interview originally appeared at MIC’s Norwegian site Ballade.no and has been translated. For tea, actually. Written by Knut Steen “”This is great, come down and see us as soon as you can” was the response from Euronymous two weeks later,” says Maniac. On later outings, lyrics have mostly revolved around such themes as misanthropy, nihilism and particularly war. News stories on murder, heated conflicts, alleged human sacrifice and other scary stuff would for some time divert all attention from the music that was being put out by the band. Anti-social creativity In the beginning, black-metal was not so much about playing well but more about bringing forth that icy, ugly felling that still characterise bands such as Mayhem and particularly Darkthrone – the latter is one of my absolute favourites. I’ve been there before. The two have always worked separately, and have mostly met only to create the music that is Mayhem today. “I spend a lot of time writing lyrics while it takes Blasphemer ages to write his music. All those times I cut myself it was completely spontaneous. The small in the great. Playing live is a great experience. Why did you choose this band name?At that time life was truly shit and it suited me perfectly to have this name. Porträt laut.de-Biographie Mayhem Neben Burzum, Darkthrone und Gorgoroth gelten Mayhem als eine der Urbands des norwegischen Black Metal-Szene. What happened?Attila had been kind enough to lay down some vocals on the song “Amfetamin”. He came to my place and laid down one vocal line for “Hollow Devotion”. “Mayhem has always meant hell of a lot to me – it still does, even now that I’ve quit the band. I really wanted him to guest on the album and when I heard the track Kvarforth had been working on I just knew that this was the track. It unites and invites those who share a passion for everything AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK. Put together by Sven-Erik Kristiansen, aka Maniac, Damage Inc was digging up bands like Mayhem (who he later went on to join as frontman), Voivod and Necrophagia, conducting crazy interviews where hindsight and reflection were alien concepts, but channelling the wild energy of a scene in its turbulent early throes. Mayhem wystąpił także na festiwalach Inferno w Norwegii oraz Wacken w Niemczech. I was thinking around that time that I would not get involved in any bands ever again. When a deranged guy from some crap band was caught molesting a corpse, the newspapers thought it was a great idea to call us for comments because the guy had been pictured wearing a Mayhem shirt at a party years earlier. Im Interview erklärt der neben Mayhem auch noch in zahlreichen anderen Projekten (unter anderem Sunn O)))) aktive Stimmakrobat seine künstlerische Motivation für … I learned of Mayhem through one of my buddies who designed the logo that the band is still using. What else influenced you?My whole experience of life, including philosophy, art and the music of geniuses like David Tibet and others. About the effect of being awake for days on end and what it does to your mind. Lack of time was to be a vital factor for the vocalist when he ultimately decided to split from Mayhem. This is my band.In order to be able to make such music, do you believe it is necessary to feel the way the music sounds?Yes, I believe this is very necessary. Despair. It’s very hard to explain what it sounds like. This idiot attitude was also one of the reasons why we at one point refused (national dailies) VG and Dagbladet access to one of our gigs at (defunct Oslo club) Mars – if they were to see the gig they had to buy tickets as everybody else did.” But she didn’t give up – when we left she hung onto our car. Maniac left Mayhem in 1988, and returned in 1995 when the media frenzy surrounding the conflicts between Per Yngve “Dead” Ohlin, Euronymous and Varg “Count Grishnackh” Vikernes had abated. Some years ago I met up with him in London. How and when was Skitliv born?Skitliv was born in 2005. Sven-Erik "Maniac" Kristiansen is a living legend on the international black-metal scene being the former vocalist of one of the genre's most influential bands: Mayhem. Maniac: My last years with Mayhem (Part 2) For 13 years, Sven-Erik "Maniac" Kristiansen was the undisputed front-man of the legendary black-metal band Mayhem. Like I said, it sounded very different at the very beginning, but it kept coming at me from all angles and I just could not deny all this frustration and anger and disillusionment, and sometimes gloom, the right to have a say in what I was doing. 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