Monday, 9 December 2013

Depths, my (old) new band

The time has come to announce my second band named Depths. The band's music combines a couple of elements mentioning Atmospheric doom metal and Funeral doom metal. The lineup consists of all Kistvaen's members and another two members: Enri who is playing keyboards and a female vocalist who will be announced very soon. Recently we've had our live debut during "Allstar Underground Session" show with "Engraved Marrow" which can be seen below.

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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Dordeduh & Kistvaen tour

Kistvaen as a support band for Dordeduh's Romanian tour!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Kistvaen news - 19.08.2013

We are thrilled to announce that we're currently recording the upcoming Kistvaen material at Alex Dragomir's Raza Studio. The second album will be called Desolate Ways and will feature 8 tracks. We would also like to announce that Kistvaen has the recurring pleasure of signing a partnership with Mihnea Ioan Grecu & X-Lab Solution (White Walls) for the launch of our second album, which is coming sometime in the first quarter of 2014. Stay tuned for more details, including artwork, tracklist and the launch itself, which will come off in a special event.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Ondskapt - Dödens Evangelium

Ondskapt, close-up magazine article. This article was a part of an "issue" called 25 BM records,done by Lars Martinsson.

When "Dödens Evangelium" was recorded, guitarist and vocalist Axel "Acerbus" Johnson Axelsson lived his life on the utmost limits of the extreme. - We wanted to explore life's flipside and really went into doing as macabre things as we could. Nabemih didn't change his clothes for a year, for example. He reeked. But we just didn't care about anything that had anything to do with reasonable and ordinary humanity. Acerbus and Nabemih hung out pretty much daily during this time - around 2003 - and not seldomly with notorious trouble magnet Niklas Kvarforth (Shining) that had released the band's debut "Draco sit mihi dux" on his label Selbstmord. - We sought out the sick and really made an effort to experience as odd as possible moments. Few would even believe many of the things we saw if we told them. Among many things we would go home to a pedophile to "pre-party" before we went out on the town to fight. - If we had continued on that path we would have died young. But one matures and realizes that it is indeed more interesting to live and develop.

Finally, Acerbus started having recurring nightmares and experienced three months of sleeplessness. - I dreamed the same thing again and again, about a red crystal. It does sound very strange when you talk about it, in retrospect. Maybe it was my psyche lashing out against me after all the extreme oddities I subjected myself to. On "Dödens Evangelium" an echo of this lifestyle can be heard, and which reached a sort of climax during the recording. - The goal was to make sure the album had a pressing and uneasy atmosphere. We could sit around for days working on the music, to the point where the hair on your neck would stand up and a sort of cold came over you all the way into the bone. We wanted to bring out a fucking horrible atmosphere that was still honest and unique of it's kind in the genre. Acerbus wasn't alone in experiencing psychological repercussions. - Our guitarist Fredric Gråby (ex-Shining) didn't feel very well during the recording. One day he was just gone from the studio. When he came back, he told us that he had gotten lost in the woods around the Necromorbus studio. Neither we or his parents understood what he had been doing out there. And then he recorded the vocals for "Djävulens ande", that turned out fantastic. -I wish I would have been in the studio when Fredric recorded the vocals. Sadly, I can't tell you which vocal effect was used to get that certain "swing". Ondskapt never rehearsed. Instead, Acerbus and Nabemih wrote half of the material each and then engaged in a process of trial-and-error in the studio. - When we wrote "Dödens Evangelium" we avoided listening to other music as to not colour our perception too much. But a couple of black metal records that have stuck on my mind and that I know was involved somewhere in the picture were Burzum's "Filosofem", Mayhem's "De mysteries dom Sathanas", Emperor's "In the nightside eclipse" and Malign and Ofermod's seven inches.

Friday, 3 May 2013

South of Heaven

R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman 1964 - 2013

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Sunday, 10 March 2013

NADER SADEK - "Living Flesh" Full DVD

Full version of the visual portion of NADER SADEK's Live CD/DVD "Living Flesh.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Crossing my arms and waiting to die

The mountains open their mouths, draining the last breath of time.

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Furthest man on earth

I am the furthest man on earth, the one you loved, the one you'll hate. The closer you're getting to me, I grow so cold, I fall so deep.