|MYRKR is a rather young band that has recorded one demo tape, two 7 EP and a split EP so far. Their last material is a split with Nastrond through the French label Debemur Morti. Their two tracks from this split unveil quality Black Metal from Sweden, a bit in the orthodox Black Metal vein. As the band isn't that much famous right now, Franang zine took up the opportunity to ask them questions about their band and ideologies. This two members band introduce us a bit more into their realm even though their answers are pretty short. (interview done 14/06/07)|
how is the beer today ? Which albums will you pick while answering this
Alcohol is for retards. Right now I'm listening to De Novissimis "Nothing Grows Here".
Could you briefly introduce your band
to readers ? When did you create MYRKR ? The band name means darkness,
doesn't it ?
Your band is pretty new as you started
in 2004, how old are you ? How do you feel yourself in front of older
band members from Scandinavian B.M scene from bands such as Sorhin, Funeral
Mist, The Black, Arckanum, Ofermod, Nastrond which started in the early
The first official MYRKR material was
a 200 copies limited demo tape, "Rekwiz" that contained 3 tracks
and an intro. How was the feed back then ?
According to me "Rekwiz"
demo tape was a conventional B.M tape without any thrilling parts. I mean
your compositions were well written, the production was tigh but there
weren't any original nor exceptional ideas in, do you agree with me and
how do you see this early work ?
is that you thanked Nastrond in the first demo tape, then in 2007 you recorded
a split with the Swedish band, was it planned from the bigining ?
It was planned from very early on. Vordr and Draugr/ Karl N.E. have been friends for many years so I guess it was natural that we would work together. Karl also wrote and recorded the vocals for a track on the demo.
What surprised me when you released
the first demo tape is that you didn't get a deal with Total Holocaust
Records from Sweden. According to me, that'd have been the prefect label
in 1995 from the band, do you agree with me ?
|The 2005 EP was
release through Drakkar Production and now the new materials is through
Debemur Morti that is once again a French label. Why do you prefer to deal
with French labels ? Do you think they're more serious than Swedish ones
It's really just a coincidence. The fact that they are French doesn't matter. DMP is really fucking dedicated though.
Let's keep on with this topic, how
did you get in touch with Drakkar and Debemur Morti ? Do you think Drakkar's
effort toward the band was enough strong ? What do you expect from the
new French label ? Will you record a full length with them ?
songs from the split with Nastrond show a completely different MYRKR. The
tunes are more powerful, and more complex in comparison to your debut. How
has MYRKR evolved in the writing process of songs ? Now we can clearly feel
the Swedish Orthodox B.M scene influence in your tunes….
The song writing process hasn't changed at all actually. The production might be a little different but that's about it. We are not involved in, or influenced by orthodox Black Metal. Some of this stuff is good, but that's it. We are just becoming more capable of realizing our ideal picture of MYRKR.
is your regard on bands like Dark Funeral and Marduk who completely wimped
out ? I mean they are ridiculous and out of the B.M ideologies with their
attitudes and promotional pictures. I feel like these 2 bands are just
here to satisfy 15 years old teenagers who want "evil" music….
|Black Metal music
is twenty years old now and most of the ideas and concepts have been used
so far; very few bands are able of creating something original today. Most
of the new releases are influenced from Darkthrone, Mayhem or Burzum, so
do you think that everything has yet been done thence it's pretty useless
to look on the new materials ? What does still attract you in the scene
I think the main elements of Black Metal must remain intact, otherwise it's not Black Metal. All too often band try to be "original" and fails miserably. Just because a band must abide by certain fundamentals doesn't mean they will sound like everything else. Worthy bands will breathe their own character into the sound. Regarding the scene, I'm not interested. There are a couple of decent bands but I have as little involvement as possible. I just take care of my own interests.
you consider yourself as a satanist ? If so what does it really mean in
your everyday life ? The Satanist concept has evolved a lot since the
early days of Scandinavian B.M. while in the 90's it was more about actions,
the concept is much ideologies today, do you agree ?
|Life is a long
evaluative process, many events in life are crucial and help to create its
own personality and philosophy. Black Metal music can be seen as an important
part of life between teenager and early adult to brand man brain and ideology.
Thence how do you see your own evolution and how has B.M music changed you
I don't think Black Metal has changed me personally. Rather there are things within that could relate to it, that's the thing that got me involved in the early days. If you can be influenced that easily, you are a weak piece of shit. Worthless.
Let's keep on this topic, do you stand
for Crowley sentence "Do What Thou Wilt" ? Do you believe in
rules and borderlines in life ? How do you see your ultimate spiritual
core ? Do you feel that you could one day reach the quintessence yours
Thanks a lot for your answer, feel
free to close this meeting….