|What inspired (1) the conception of Darkthrone
(2) the musical direction that Darkthrone chose to follow? (1) Can't remember. (2) The essence of Darkthrone is arrogance-
hostility- eccentrism- misanthropy. This affects our musical direction,
but also Norway - Norge is a major influence. And Satanism. Why were you determined to make each of your albums more
musically extreme than the last? Were you trying to drive non-pure
Black metal fans away from your music and attract only the dedicated? No we just happen to be extreme, die hard and eccentric. Also ignorant. After Transilvanian Hunger's release in September '94 there
will be a further release from Darkthrone when before it was
said that that this next release would be your last. Is this because
Darkthrone's inspiration cannot stop flowing, or because the band
feels that it must continue to communicate messages which are
important to you and your followers. Fenriz can't remember anything about Transilvanian Hunger being our
final warfare. Three more albums are already finished, Another one in the making.
Fenriz swears Darkthrone must not stop. I promised Varg Vikernes. (Well Fenriz
that's a lot to promise Varg after just one blowjob. Brian) Would you consider yourselves to be amongst the all fathers of the
Norse black metal scene and an inspiration to emerging bands? Yes. Definitely. No doubt about it. But Bathory was First.
DARKTHRONE Are you Fenriz the "officially nominated" spokesperson
for Darkthrone? Why are Nocturno and Zephyrous so quite? Zephyrous and Nocturno Culto are extreme misanthropes. They will ignore.
Ignorance is strength. Fenriz however is extremely unbalanced and psychotic
(Brian please stop laughing and get up of the floor. Antoinette). That is why I write
this and that, but propaganda is the main reason 8.22. I'm also the founder of Darkthrone. What is the reason behind your adoption of the name of the
wolf god Fenriz, killer of Odin? Is it because he is said to represent all
the suppressed vengefulness and darkness in the world? I am the one who eternally will long for doomsday. That's why. It's also my legal name. No fake. Do you ever wish the norse gods of old had never been
usurped by the new beliefs dominant today? and why? HARRRRR! 1000 years of warmth and light is enough! Let us all follow our norse gods to
a higher road. Up the aces. Norse archetypes forevermore. Antichrists shall flood the earth! You have said previously that your Isengard project is irrelevant
in comparison to Darkthrone. Are you not proud however of the high
praise received by the Vinterskugge album? Fenriz belieives that it's a personal album. No talk. I'm deeply in love with myself. I want to die. Most of Vinterskugge's lyrics are in your native tongue,
although most of Darkthrones's are in English. In which language
do you prefer to express yourself lyrically and why? Transilvanian Hunger has two songs with English lyrics - six songs with
Norwegian lyrics. But Darkthrone is Antichrist propaganda for all. HARRR. Sometimes
I need to write in Norwegian - othertimes in English. Do you have a problem with that? Can you explain what Darkthrone are trying to portray
in their lyrics, on their album series?
The pain of Satan.
The glory of Satanism. The pain of pain.
or not ---- not? Y'all may study und revel in Satans writings - DARKTHRONES -
lyrics when hell calls your name theirs no way back. Really. How would you personally discribe (1) Darkthrone music
(2) Isengards music and could you compare them? (1) Darkthrone : True Norwegian Aryan black metal. Hostile
und eccentric. Cold. Hard. Ugly. (2) Isengard : Norse antikristen musikk. Inspired by
Norwegian - Norse folk music. The essence of Norge and the battle 'gainst whitechrist. Would you be insulted if your music was discribed as
beautiful (In my opinion both Darkthrone and Isengard
have musically, points of unique beauty). The northen race is beautiful - so why shouldn't our music be. But some
parts are very barbaric und grim and it often reflects in our music Can you explain Darkthrone's silence between the release
of Under a Funaral Moon and your own Isengard release? It was
as if you had all vanished completely for a while. Hate - ignorance - intolerance! That's Darkthrone. If it wasn't for my
insanity growing we'd still be shutting up and waiting for better times. Have things settled down in the underground black
metal scene in Norway after the turbulence of 1993? No. Churches are still burning to the ground. It's only been two
years since the first and 19 more churches have burned. Terrific! Anti Christ!
Antichrist! Antichrist! Hordes of bands are emerging all of them beyond this world! Charge!! Why in your opinion did things erupt at this time?
The violence, the criminal charges etc.? Because this is the last decade of the 1000 year long "reign" of christians
up here, and unholy black metal lights the fires of the new ones.
Burn. Desecrate. Be the hammer! Join us! Be the hammer! Has it made a difference to the music scene? Does everyone live
in fear now, or would you say the excitment, the trama,
was artistically inspirational? It's much better now. Except that the police is always after us.
Also I'd love to see Varg Vikernes of BURZUM released from jail, because he's the
greatest man I've met to even die by his hand is an honour. As a drummer who are your greatest drumming influences? Drumming in black metal must be monotone. Technical drumming destroys
all atmospheric music. People should learn from MY and Varg Vikernes's drumming
and stop playing wrongly! My drum influences come form The return und
Under the Sign of the Black Mark albums by BATHORY and HELLHAMMER.
But I can still play the drums amazingly technical. But I must sacrifice
this for the enormity of black metal music. Trance. Are you afraid of death? Why or why not? Yes because it will stop me from my favourite occupation : Hating. No because
Ragnarok comes before me but just in case it doesn't I'll whip y'all in hell.
Yes because I promised Varg to throw dry sticks on the fire as long as I live,
so I need a long life. DEATH IS CERTAIN LIFE IS NOT. Who would you most like to meet before you die and why? No one I'd like to see the Earth CRACK before I also die from suffocation. (I'm pro-extinction). What things/ideals/belief's do you value most highly? Total death mien hern. Does you life revolve around your music and musical
projects or do you have other interests? If so what are they? As long as there is hatred..... Fenriz is mainly occupied with music. Within the last
twelve months I've done (Or contributed largely to) five albums and four - five demos. I'm busy. Fenriz would you like to say anthing else at the end of this interview? BURZUM forever! 8.22
DARKTHRONE albums to come:
Finished very soon '94 Panzerfaust 3 of the 6 songs being musically influenced by old Celtic frost.
Finished 1995 : Caravans to Empire Algol 2 song avant-garde alien / astral synth album.
In the making : Total Death (maybe Krieg) another bone hard Darkthrone album.
Finished 96/97 : Transmissions from Empire Algol. Two song avant-garde alien / astral synth album.
ALSO IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH