Finally I got it together and finalised the first presentation. This episode will only be about the song “Livsbesmittad”. The idea is to do a similar presentation of all the songs of the new album Diktat Deliberi (2012).
Notice that the intro music is not a part of the album. It’s an underground hard fucking techno synth maniac that produced it for us from some samples of the new record. His name is Necrolectric and we appriciate his contribution.
I’ve learned alot from the making of this episode and can guarantee that the next one will be tighter
Our experiment with letting the public create a cover for us must be considered as a failure. On the other hand it’s a lot to ask of someone, to put down that kind of time and energy in something that most likely don’t end up on the cover.
But we got some suggestions, and some of them where quite ravishing. The two top contenders will be presented below while the top position has been reserved for the acknowledged Italian artist Lorenzo Mariani, who took on the job last week. He’s doing an interpretation of my painting and will add some fucking magic to it. Hence the release date of our sixth crusade against piety comes closer, just like the end of the Maya calender…huuhhh
Cover competition results:
1. Lorenzo Mariani, check him out at: http://www.lorenzomariani.it
2. Michael (aka The Slanderer) from Noisegoat Productions. He mailed me his version only one day after the competition got public. That was appreciated. Also he made it look like a death metal album from -88, which is fantastic, but unfortunatly not suiting for us. Hard to know such thing though! You will get your free vinyl as soon as it’s pressed. 3. A guy who called himself Elohimpathy send us a more black metalish version on the last day of the competition, still appreciated though. It’s dark, stylish and got potential, but at the same time it’s boring and horrendously forgettable. I got some references to the Norwegian psychoblackjazz band Shining, and that rewarded you a third place. The free cd is coming your way.
Enough about that. Next thing up is the video presentations of each song. The first part will be out next week, If everything pans out timewise, and will shed some light over what influenced the making of the song, the lyrics and thoughts behind it and also give you some good samples.
I’m proud to say that we have received a couple of more covers for the competition. And we are very humble that people take their time to engage in us. Never the less, the competition is still open, and I don’t think we have a winner yet.
For all of you out there with interest in art and black metal, listen to our most recent work (the bonus songs for “Helveteshymner”), get inspired and create a canvas of death for us.
Over the years we have received plenty of fan-mails with attached images of our covers or group photos, often edited beyond recognition and with much varied quality. In some cases we have received ideas better than our own, and that’s what we hope will be the outcome of this competition.
All contributions will be published and commented on this site.
Winner: Wins a cd, vinyl and a shirt (probably covered with his/her design).
Second: Wins a vinyl.
Third: Wins a cd.
You have to use the painting presented below in some shape or form. The painting is made by Yxmarder. If you can’t find logos or icons in any other way you are welcome to mail me and I will assist you.
Link to fullsize picture: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9132131/Cover-Final.jpg (the picture might be presented upside down, so make sure it looks like below before starting to work with it).
If you want to include the title of the album on the cover it’s: Diktat Deliberi.
Deadline: 20th of August. Send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to see your versions of our creative darkness.
This is not a news update regarding Blodsrit. It’s a term of allegiance to the anti muslim middle eastern black metal sects Janaza and Seeds of Iblis. I feel the deepest respect when a iraq woman proclaims Jihad against islam and uses black metal music to provoke and, hopefully, destroy the islamic reign. They are persecuted and threatened by death penalty and will most certainly be hanged in public if being caught.
Read one of the few interviews here: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/07/when-black-metals-anti-religious-message-gets-turned-on-islam/259680/
I live in an old prison built in 1870. In the basement, where they use to have the isolation cells, I’ve got some space to arrange some kind of TV-studio. Our intension is to give a little presentation of every song in a video format. Maybe we will comment the lyrics or the origin of a riff, and hopefully give you a little richer idea of what we are trying to do.
This is how it looks this far. I will also try to capture the claustrophobic and angst ridden surroundings that developed in this place for 150 years. Hopefully it ads some ambience to this amature project.
We´ve been asked to create bonus songs for the vinyl release of the new record. Even though it´s short on time we gave it a go, and at the latest rehearsal I recorded the embryo of a new song on my mobil phone. The mobile is the source of booth the audio and video. I mention that as a relevant excuse for the poor quality.
The video is not ment as a teaser or promotion in any way, it´s just a little update on what we are doing right now, and since it´s going slow with the layout I thought this would be a proper sign of life. Or in our case, a glimpse of inverted death.
Finally Blodsrit is going to be available at the digital music distributer Spotify. The full discography will soon be there for everyone to take part of, but as for now only Hinterland has been uploaded and accepted.
There can only be three. Since the beginning…(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blodsrit) its always been the three of us holding the fort. Maybe its because of a common anti social behavior, maybe musical preferences. Anyway! Three since the beginning, three to the end.