We always want to make the music as good as it can possibly be.
I want people to feel a personal and surprising connection with the music.
I believe that we have something special, I believe that we created something unique.
This kind of music doesn’t appeal to everyone, you’ve got to be experienced and introduce to it.
We play Horror Thrash with elements from many Rock/Metal styles but the mainly root is thrash. We do concept albums only and we don’t like to stay in the same style all the time, so variation is important to us.
We wanted to make something that encapsulated all of our different influences while still being appealing to a first time listener.
In the old days you thought you were someone if you could play the intro solo of ‘Fade To Black’. Nowadays every 14-year old schoolboy does the entire Malmsteen catalogue with one hand (and the other on the iPhone filming it for Insta or YouTube of course…).
It´s been a wonderful journey. Playing at cool places meeting fans from all over the world. It´s been a blast!
Life can seem good in Norway, but in the end it's what you make of your own life. Personally my life is dark and frustrating...and the music helps me release the worst feelings.
If it was up to me, I would continue and play in this band forever, it’s too successful and too valuable to not continue with it.
I think a crucial component to a band staying fresh and relevant is to have a signature sound that you can hear, no matter what change in direction they take, and constantly changing it so that it gives your audience something new, yet familiar.
Lyrically as well as musically the essence of the expressions of extremes is presented.
The blackness of the human soul is an inexhaustible subject which interests me a lot.
If you get inspired by something that’s good, it doesn’t matter what type of music it is.
This is a typical Mogwai album, yes.
We are Neocaesar, that's where our focus is.
Relapse HAD a lot of death metal on their roster but they've changed so much I dunno who is even on the label anymore that I would listen to.
Do not look the Medusa in her face, do not look in the sadness of the world.
I’m a real asshole you know.
Greg Howe is my favorite player so I thought, why not try and get him involved!
I like to travel a lot, but when it’s not possible with the body or the money, I can travel with my mind, to places I’ve never been before, often back in time.
It was like a breath of fresh air, it was so refreshing and raw compared to the 00’s rock everyone was used to. And the guys in these bands could actually play and sing - they had REAL talent!
At the moment there is a lot of terrorism going, wars, politics etc. etc. There is so much going on in the world right now, and so I think that the focus of the people is more on the serious lyrics.
Mantas and Abaddon? Never really. They were kind of cut off in many ways from the rest of the bands most of the time, let alone from the audience.
It is just a natural procedure. I don’t think too much when I write songs. I go by heart, I go by passion and see where it ends up.
The line-up has finally settled and there is really no reason to think it will change again.
The album is a kind of ultimate DIY album. It is an 100% album by me.