Metal Anarchy’s New Music Showcase: Exclusive Q&A With Minneriket

Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to artists that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Minneriket.

METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:

MINNERIKET: Minneriket is the only relevant Black Metal band in the Norwegian underground scene, and the only one who dares to think differently and venture in new musical directions. In a landscape of stale and orthodox music Minneriket is a shining beacon of hope and creativity, pushing boundries and stepping up the game. It’s music and visions on a whole new level, breaking shackles and doing away with all the former pretentious bigotry of the contemporary bands. You’ve heard the rest, now prepare to hear the best.

METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?

MINNERIKET: I consume a lot of music, and am influenced by any and all kinds of music and art. Wherever there is something which exists on both a complex and minimalistic level at the same time, I can find influence for Minneriket. A painting, a tree, an idea… It doesn’t matter. Life and memories exists in everything. Venturing into a spiritual journey within myself as I drag up forgotten wounds makes for the lyrics, and musically I’m influenced here by everything from Hans Zimmer to Burzum and Phil Collins.

METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?

MINNERIKET: “Gjennom meg går ingen til hvile” releases Jan. 21st and is a milestone of modern Black Metal.

METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?

MINNERIKET: Minneriket does not play live. I am not a trained circus monkey.

METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?

MINNERIKET: I don’t plan that far ahead. Ideas and creativity within art should be improvised. But I’m probably working on new music in some form.

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