“I don’t make— and it’s never been my intention to make— music in order to be liked. I create it for me, because I have a need. If others like it, it adds an extra dimension of pleasure”
– Jouni Havukainen in lastdaydeaf.com [May 2016]
“Mind your own, avoid subordinating, stay away from collecting points for correctness, if possible, save a large amount of respect for others or others’ values, but don’t walk the line, take as much time as possible with nature and create as much as possible; it doesn’t matter what as long as you create.”
– Jouni Havukainen: Personal definition of being alive in lastdaydeaf.com [May 2016]
“The name is taken from a sentence in a book by Carl Gustav Jung, something like this “the individuation is the raison d’être of the self”. At the time when I started raison d’être I was reading a lot of Jung literature and his thoughts has inspired both my life and my work. Raison d’être is a very existential term and can be used in a lot of different ways. I think it is a beautiful word and everyone can find his or her own meaning of it.”
– Peter Andersson in Ikonen Mag. (probably ages ago)
“The name itself derives from Chapter 3 of Aleister Crowley’s Liber AL vel Legis. The passage reads in full: “I am the Lord of the Double Wand of Power; the wand of the Force of Coph Nia—but my left hand is empty, for I have crushed an Universe; & nought remains.” (AL III:72) Itself thought to be a reference to Ain Soph.” – Wiki
“Desiderii Marginis was formed by Johan Levin in 1993 in Mjölby, Sweden as a solo project. The first three tapes Consecrare, Via Peregrinus and Triptych were originally released in very limited editions, however in 2009 these tracks were released on the retrospective album Years Lend a Golden Charm. Some of these songs appeared in new versions on Songs Over Ruins, the debut album released on Cold Meat Industry in 1997.” – Wiki
“In the winter of 1990 Morthond was created as a one-man project of Benny Nilsen. The idea was to make visual music without any moving pictures with coincidence as a main inspiration.” (from “Karmanik Collection”)
In 1992 the name “Morthond” was changed to “Morthound”
“Maschinenzimmer 412 (currently known as Mz.412) are the inventors of the so called “black industrial”, a dark and haunting music which mixes industrial noise, ritual ambient and black metal atmospheres. The mastermind behind the project is Henrik “Nordvargr” Björkk (often credited as Kremator), aided by different people with each release.”
Friday finale and an end for a truly epic evening!! Sadly missed the CMI30 pre party with Nordvargr on thursday:/
“Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio rose from the ashes of Archon Satani in May 1993 as founding member Tomas Pettersson felt the need to project his remaining creativity through the aesthetic kinship of Balance – Light and Dark, Life and Death, Male and Female – and thus, the genesis of Equilibrium and the advancement beyond into the perfection of Roses.”
– Band bio
Band Members: Tomas Pettersson (Vocals & Tyranny) Rose-Marie Larsen (Vocals & Debauchery) Ronnie Bäck (Guitar, Backing Vocals & Sorcery) Fredrik Leijström (Bass & Adultery) Nicolas Van Meirhaeghe (Percussions & Liberty)
“Sephiroth was created in the year 1990 by Ulf Söderberg, through a genuine and burning interest for myths, rituals, and enigmatic monuments and places erected by mankind itself. Influenced by Graeme Revell, Lustmord and Nurse With Wound, Sephiroth relate stories about the inexorable and destructive power of Time, mankind’s futile attempts of resistance, and the sunken cities, fallen towers, and overgrown ruins that this has resulted in. Dark eerie soundscapes and ritualistic drums are combined with own field recordings from places like Cairo, Iceland and gloomy Nordic forests.” – discogs.com
“What can we say about Roger Karmanik? How can we even estimate his contribution to the most extreme and experimental aspects of power electronic music ? The captain of the legendary Cold Meat Industry gave the boost to the darkest and wildest sounds of industrial music and, through his own project BDN, disturbed by the power of sound, the brutality of words, the simplicity of the spoken horror, Karmanik defined Death as Bright and revealed the aspects of his own world that few dare to bring up clear.” – Last Day Deaf
“There´s a big gap between what exist and what possibly could….. Deutsch Nepal try to fill that gap by concidering what is true, what is pure and possible. With an conviction of the purity of it´s own distorted creation Deutsch Nepal twist the truth and turn the impossible into a reality existing only inside your head.
Never mind this statement …. mind the gap!” – Deutsch Nepal (Official)
**The name “Deutsch Nepal” is derived from the track of the same name released in 1972 by German krautrock legend Amon Düül II.
**Lina Der Baby Doll General is an alias for Peter Andersson
**Lina, along with Brighter Death Now’s Roger Karmanik co-founded the label Cold Meat Industry.
“In the foreground doesn’t stand the wish to follow any specific genre, but the attraction of combining harsh sounds with the more beautiful and light, accepting the influence classic and modern orchestral music had on them.” – Band bio
Darkness comes in many forms…
If you’ve ever been into genres like Dark Ambient, Neofolk, Power Electronics or Martial Industrial you must have surely heard of the legendary label Cold Meat Industry.
“Sophia was first started in 1998 when Peter Bjärgö recorded plenty of songs as a side project to Arcana. Those songs were unfortunately destroyed and the thought of a harscher side project blossomed again in 2000. The first album was recorded with the intention of making songs for a live performance. Together with Per Åhlund, Peter Bjärgö performed a few live shows and in 2001 the first release came out, entitled “Aus Der Welt”. ” – Band bio
First out often means (at least at metal gigs in Stockholm) that you perform for a handful of people. SOPHIA maybe started that way, but only because a big part of the crowd were still queuing outside waiting to get their wristbands. It started to fill up pretty quickly in front of the stage, tho, so it was quite packed in the venue after awhile.
Some essential line up changes since the last time I saw the band at PartySan 2012. Didn´t feel like that long ago, tho. Time flies:/
Jimmy Lundqvist, Guitars Pontus “Penki” Samuelsson Guitars & Vocals Tommy Carlsson, Bass & Vocals Martin “Fjalar” Michaelsson, Drums
“Månegarm is a Swedish Viking/pagan metal band that started up in Norrtälje, Sweden, in the end of 1995. Being one of the first bands to incorporate traditional instruments like violin and flute but also female vocals in the music, Månegarm is a pioneer and one of the longest lasting band in its genre” – www.manegarmsweden.com
“After playing together in different irrelevant extreme metal bands since they were about 12 years of age, and after in one of these constellations rehearsing a cover of the Running Wild classic “Black Demon”, the two came to the conclusion that what they really wanted to do was to play that same kind of timeless heavy metal, being the most elevated form of music there ever was” – http://www.portraitmetal.com
Btw…the PORTRAIT logo is made by Tyrant (NIFELHEIM) :d
Per Lengstedt – vocals Anders Persson – drums Christian Lindell – guitar Robin Holmberg – guitar Fredrik Petersson – bass