Åkte in framförallt för att se Mortiis Ellefsen som är på turné med MAYHEM. Ett tag sen nu plus att han styrde upp mina pass osv (takk:)). Coolt med trumslagaren han hade med sig.
[Liveclips av Eriks Klipp & David S. Grop]
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“Of all the Icelandic bands that work the dark arts, NYIÞ is probably the most elusive and mysterious.” – stranger-aeons.com
Great night at Gaukurinn! Had the photo shoot with Mortiis Ellefsen done in rain and storm (went well I think!), now some cool live and hanging out with the Misþyrming guys. Their guitarist Thomas and his girlfriend Anna (NYIÞ) were our guides and drivers to the photo locations. We could never have managed without them:) Also they gave me the Algleymi CD!
So except the Troll himself, I had the chance to see some really awesome Icelandic stuff. Some atmospheric black metal w Almyrkvi and then the weird and fantastic NYIÞ which are very hard to describe but they who try call it Ritual Dark ambient/dark folk/dark jazz. Never seen/heard anything like it. Love Iceland!
GALLERIES: Mortiis / Almyrkvi / NYIÞ
» The Troll – An Icelandic Saga
Later addition: NYIÞ @ unsafebutsound.com 2020
A weekend in Reykjavik for a MORTIIS photo shoot on friday and the Reykjavik Goth Night at Gaukurinn on Saturday. The event was really cool, but more about that later when I can check the pics from the venue. Need to sort out pics from the shoot first.
We got some obstacles and restrictions (lights, weather, temperature etc etc xD), but we had the most awesome help from Tómas and Anna, who drove us around and assisted when needed:) So we worked with what we got and I think we did alright. What a fantastic country!!!
“Era 1 Performance.
A re-interpretation of the 1994 album “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør”.”
[Photo: Soile Siirtola @ extreMMetal.se]
Amongst other cool merch in the MORTIIS webstore you can find a few posters. This one is a photo I took at the Cold Meat Industry 30 year anniversary festival i Stockholm for about a year ago when he performed the “Era 1 ” set for the first time in ages.
It really does make a great poster:D The “Era 1” show was awesome btw. MORTIIS has done some extensive touring the past year and there´s still concerts coming up if you have missed out. Dates & venues HERE.
» Mortiis @ CMI 30 [extreMMetal.se]
Havard Ellefsen/MORTIIS – the head troll of Dark Dungeon Music performed “Ånden som gjorde Upprør” (Era 1) with some additions and modifications. Extreme amounts of darkness and smoke. Good for the atmosphere, bad for the pictures:)
“I don’t just want to do the record as it was back in 1994, but rather excavate it from 1994 and drag it into the new light of the current world, while retaining the atmosphere of the original sound,” – Mortiis [bravewords.com]