Sunday, January 15, 2017

Grafvitnir interview posted on 1-15-17 done by Patrick

Here  is  a  new  interview  with  the  Swedish  occult  black  metal  band  Grafvitnir  who  discuss  the  bands  newest  release  "Obeisance To A Witch Moon" plus the  bands  history  and  future.So  if you  are  a  fan  of  classic  black  metal  with  occult  themes  then  be  sure to  check  Grafvitnir's newest  release  today

Interview with Grafvitnir done by Patrick

1. Hails  please  introduce yourself to  the  readers? What  gave  you  the  idea  to  start this  band   Grafvitnir  and  how  did you  all choose the  name  of the  band?

We, being Grafvitnir, consists of three individuals that have joined forces to express our admiration and love for the kingdom Beyond. 
We simply needed a vessel to express ourselves and the forces that work through us.
The name Grafvitnir is the name of one of the countless serpents that resides under the world tree Yggdrasil in Norse mythology. We thought it would be a suitable name as we are deeply entangled in the serpentine forces of Sitra Ahra and also hails from Scandinavia. 

2. Grafvitnir  is  getting  ready to  release  their  fourth  cd  "Obeisance To A Witch Moon"  how  long  did  it take  the  band  to  write  the  music for  this  release? And does the  whole  band  work on  the  music  or does  one  member  usually  write everything?

The recording of this one was the quickest one up to date actually. It took a couple of weeks, both composing and recording. We create lyrics and music altogether as a unit, it just comes naturally to us. But I might add that that varies a lot, from song to song and album to album.

3. "Obeisance To A  Witch Moon"  is  the  bands  fourth  release  how  would you  say   Grafvitnir's  music  has   changed  over the  years?

I wouldn't say that it has changed that much. Our well of inspiration are the forces of Beyond which exists outside time and space. Our music is timeless as well.

4. Besides  the  newest  cd  are  any  of the  past  releases  still  available  if yes where  can  the  readers  buy  it? Other then  cd  releases  does  the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for the  readers?

I think most of our releases are available as well as shirts and patches if you contact carnal records.
5. Grafvitnir draws inspiration for the lyrics from the occult when did you  become  interested  in  studying the  occult?

We have been interested in the Occult since we were really young. That has always been our main driving force.

6. Who   are  some  occultist  you  read  and study? Besides  occult  subjects  do you  study  any other  subjects  if  yes  what do you  study?

Kenneth Grant, Aleister Crowley, Dénis Lindbohm - there is a plethora.
Other subjects we study are string theory and quantum physics and personally I like to read about psychiatry, psychology, hypnotism and pretty much everything concerning the human psyche really.  

7. What   does  black  metal   mean  to  you?
Aggressive and/or atmospheric music with dark and/or occult lyrics. There's got to be a sinister touch and vibe to it. The idealization of Black Metal would be tunes that sucks the listener into realms of desolation and fathomless paradoxical revelations, where time (as we know it) has ceased to be (or never was). 

8. Does  Grafvitnir  play  live  very  often  or  do you  prefer  working  in  the studio? What   have  been  some  ofGrafvitnir's   most  memorable   shows?

We actually have never played live, as of yet. Perhaps we never will, that remains to be seen.
We prefer to work in the studio or rather participate in the whole process with composing, recording and deal with the creative process with lyrics, cover artwork, and so on.

9. Are  their  any  shows  or  tours  planned  for  2017  if  yes   where  will  the  band  be  playing? And  who  are  some  bands you  will  be sharing  the  stage  with?

We have received some interesting offers from different organizations and bands, but we haven't decided anything yet.

10. Besides working with Grafvitnir do any of the members currently play with any other bands or solo projects?

At the moment, Grafvitnir are our main concern, but our bass player are involved in a death metal band as well.

11. Thank you for taking the  time to fill this interview  out  do  you  have  any  final   words  for the  readers?

Thank you for the interview and the support. We really appreciate it.
Keep the flames of Serpentine Fire burning!