According to the only press release from the band regarding Maniac’s split, touring was cited as a main cause for his decision to leave – family obligations was also a contributing factor. Who enjoy being different, but find comfort in knowing that they are not alone. The interview originally appeared at MIC’s Norwegian site Ballade.no and has been translated. メイヘム（Mayhem）は、ノルウェーのLanghusで結成されたブラックメタル・バンド。 後にオスロに拠点を移している。 初期ブラックメタルシーンの中核的な存在であり、ブラックメタルサウンドの一形態を確立したという点においてエンペラー、バーズム、ダークスローンと並ぶバンドである。 Anger. 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. Are you friends? ( Looking at Bill Zebub slouched against the alley wall) I think Bill Zebub is a little drunk. But at the same time I was making music and writing a lot. I have always liked a very broad variety of music and I have to have different ways of making music. I guess, in many ways, this has become a canvas of my feelings through the last years and I’m very happy to have it out. 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. Ca ne s'est pas fait avec Blasphemer. We had some impaled pig heads, and I cut my arms with a weird knife and a crushed coke bottle. “Is your child involved in black-metal?” ”Lately I have realized that my mind actually works the same way, drugs or not.”. Armed fans During the early days of black-metal, the notion of being authentic, genuine, for real, or true was imperative. And last but not least: When did you meet David Tibet? Do you set out to irritate your audience?but we always leave room for improvisation, and I like the surprise part of it. “I spend a lot of time writing lyrics while it takes Blasphemer ages to write his music. Some years ago I met up with him in London. How would you describe a gig with MAYHEM, with all your effects? I have been working on different levels of Skitliv since then, and now it’s time for the debut album. I figured I would need members for the band and Ingvar was the first one to join. Internal dispute was not going to be the reason for Maniac’s departure from the band. Bjarne Melgaard, Thomas Ligotti, Slagmaur, Episode 13, Nattefrost, Shining. 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. Attila Csihar supposedly accidentally stopped by your studio and spontaneously contributed to the song “ScumDrug”. How and when was Skitliv born?Skitliv was born in 2005. We didn’t know (guitarist) Blasphemer and we were quite anxious to see how this was going to turn out. For me the whole concept of Skitliv is very personal and I really prefer not to explain too much about it. According to Kristiansen, ‘Wolf’s Lair Abyss’ was Mayhem’s most occult outing since ‘De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas’, with lyrics searching deep within various dark elements. In the second part, Kristiansen touches upon the reasons for his split with Mayhem, and why an extreme lifestyle came close to ruining his life. How do they differ in perspective, atmosphere and, of course, musically?Maniac/Liles/Czral came about when I went to Heptonstall to finish the mastering for Skitliv with Liles. We were also told that all Norwegian black-metallers lived in caves in the forest!” I really enjoy working with Liles so I also asked him to join Sehnsucht. 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. “If I was to talk about all those qualities and all that power I was supposed to have according to some newspapers and web-sites I wouldn’t have time to pick up my daughter from her kindergarten” says a laughing Kristiansen. 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. 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. 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> I don’t set out to irritate my audience, but I do what I feel like, and if anyone finds that irritating I could not really give a flying fuck. His accomplices are the notorious Niklas Olsson, better known as Kvarforth of Shining, and three equally infamous guest vocalists: Attila Csihar of Mayhem and SUNN O))), David Tibet of Current 93 and former Gorgoroth singer Gaahl aka Kristian Espedal of Gaahls Wyrd. On another occasion, an Australian woman came back-stage and insisted on holding my arms and feel the scars left by the knife cuts. It will also feature David Tibet on vocals. Das Metaljahr 2019: Wacken feiert die 30. 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. Являются одними из основателей стиля и символом True Black Metal. He ignored the fact that he was on guard; he was all smiles while he shot photos of us” laughs Kristiansen. All aspects of Skitliv are just different variations of what moves within me. Back in 2009 when the album was released AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK spoke to Maniac about his, well, shit life. " Mayhem er blevet meget kontroversielt som følge af flere mord, selvmord og andre former for vold, der omgav bandet i dets tidlige år. Amid all the madness, do you feel that Mayhem have been taken seriously as creative artists by media, authorities and promoters? The band is myself, with Vivian Slaughter, Ingvar and Liles. Naturally, it was awesome – we were welcomed everywhere. It’s actually a very straightforward track but in its final version it becomes eerie and otherworldly and very, very angry. “The Russian border patrol would also gradually warm up even though he was sceptical to us after he had pulled out the nth cartridge belt from our flight cases. La sortie de Deathcrush, l'EP tiré à 1 000 exemplaires, se vend rapidement. The fact that I was dirt poor at times never struck me as a reason for quitting – the music was motivation enough” says Kristiansen. It unites and invites those who share a passion for everything AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK. 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. Im Interview erklärt der neben Mayhem auch noch in zahlreichen anderen Projekten (unter anderem Sunn O)))) aktive Stimmakrobat seine künstlerische Motivation für … Lack of time was to be a vital factor for the vocalist when he ultimately decided to split from Mayhem. Interview by Luxi Lahtinen and Arto Lehtinen with the Mayhem guitarist Blasphemer First of all we have to apologize for the incredible delay with this Mayhem interview a lot. He won’t stop until he’s satisfied. The Blogazine For People Who Want It Darker. I know him and we are good friends. It’s a slow monster of sorts…. Commentaries on colors. 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. “Where are you going? There’s also a thoroughly fucked up Skitliv video on the steps to contemporary hell.Are there any contemporary artists you would like to suggest?Andrew Liles, David Tibet, Steven Stapleton, Mayhem. I brought with me an old DAT-tape of recordings that Czral and I had made many years previously. He is such a dedicated artist and very aware on how he wants things. When Hellhammer decided to revive Mayhem in 1994 after the deaths of both Euronymous and Dead , he invited Maniac … I listened to the first demo, ‘Pure Fucking Armageddon’ and thought that I could do this myself just as well.” 1984-ben alapította három iskolatárs: Manheim, aki dobolt, Euronymous, aki gitározott és Necrobutcher, aki basszusgitáron játszott. Gradually, the audience started to expect blood dripping gigs, and when we realised that the cutting had become a phenomenon people came to watch I quit doing it.” The album is called “Wüste”. Mayhem wystąpił także na festiwalach Inferno w Norwegii oraz Wacken w Niemczech. 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. Kristiansen is the first to admit that the myths and media hype that has surrounded Mayhem has often been out of proportion. It’s difficult sometimes, but on the whole the difference between the bands is so vast that I usually know immediately. “Apart from rehearsals, recording sessions and gigs, the Mayhem members have never hung out much socially,” says Kristiansen, “but Blasphemer’s and my mind-set are quite similar so it has never been a problem to match the lyrics with the music. It is very hard to put your finger exactly on what inspires you. Logic. He’s such a great vocalist and I know exactly how to make use of his voice in Skitliv.Also, Gaahl did some vocal work on “Hollow Devotion”. Later, she began working for various mainstream lifestyle magazines and eventually was named editor of German Cosmopolitan. Up until this point, Mayhem had only had temporary vocalists and the band needed a front-man that could fit in with the extreme form of expression that the band now was presenting. Written by Knut Steen 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. Coincidence.  Han blev medlem i bandet 1986 efter att bandets tidigare vokalist Eirik "Messiah" Nordheim … (Hellhammer): Oh well, it’s nicer than Brooklyn. For the present Mayhem members, the band has always been a full-time job. Porträt laut.de-Biographie Mayhem Neben Burzum, Darkthrone und Gorgoroth gelten Mayhem als eine der Urbands des norwegischen Black Metal-Szene. Lately I have realized that my mind actually works the same way, drugs or not. The deepest cuts came at gigs that went down extremely well, when the chemistry between Blasphemer, the audience and me was perfect. As we approached the building, one of the guards eyed us with increasing intensity; we sort of expected a gun in our faces at any time. 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