Maniac: My last years with Mayhem (Part 2). Darkthrone’s latest album, ‘Sardonic Wrath’ is amazing. As we approached the building, one of the guards eyed us with increasing intensity; we sort of expected a gun in our faces at any time. This is my band.In order to be able to make such music, do you believe it is necessary to feel the way the music sounds?Yes, I believe this is very necessary. Working with David was an honor for me. But she didn’t give up – when we left she hung onto our car. This interview with Mayhem’s Maniac is the first instalment of two articles. It unites and invites those who share a passion for everything AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK. All those times I cut myself it was completely spontaneous. Painting the devil on the wall In this rare and exclusive interview Maniac tells his own story on what it has been like to be with one of the world's most extreme metal bands and why he left the band last year. Yhtyeen tunnetuin albumi De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas (1994) on black metal -genren tunnetuimpia julkaisuja. 1984-ben alapította három iskolatárs: Manheim, aki dobolt, Euronymous, aki gitározott és Necrobutcher, aki basszusgitáron játszott. Are you friends? AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK is a mindset, a cross-referencer and a common denominator – beyond cliché and niche, genre and gender, limits and boundaries. It’s all different parts of me. Kristiansen denies any speculation that Blasphemer’s total control was one of the reasons why he decided to put Maniac on the shelf for good. Up until this point, Mayhem had only had temporary vocalists and the band needed a front-man that could fit in with the extreme form of expression that the band now was presenting. ”Lately I have realized that my mind actually works the same way, drugs or not.”. I have been working on different levels of Skitliv since then, and now it’s time for the debut album. This stifled attitude would later play a pivotal role for the media-fed propaganda that followed in the wake of church burnings, homicides and suicides. Today, she works as a freelance creative consultant, author and journalist for different publications – and has just curated her first group exhibition for a contemporary art gallery. Back in 2009 when the album was released AS LONG AS IT’S BLACK spoke to Maniac about his, well, shit life. He was in the band until 1987, when he was replaced by Kittil Kittilsen . A true masterpiece, created by none other than Sven Erik Kristinansen aka Maniac, former vocalist of black metal legends Mayhem. All aspects of Skitliv are just different variations of what moves within me. [1] Han blev medlem i bandet 1986 efter att bandets tidigare vokalist Eirik "Messiah" Nordheim … Interview Mayhem Interviewet den 16. juli 2020 af Jonathan Pichard. Maniac, egentligen Sven Erik Kristiansen, född 19 februari 1967, är mest känd för att ha varit sångare i black metal-bandet Mayhem, åren 1986–1987 och 1995–2004. Являются одними из основателей стиля и символом True Black Metal. I’ve been there before. It’s sometimes difficult for us to play live since Kvarforth now lives in Sweden, but eventually we have to take this beast on the road. He’s such a great vocalist and I know exactly how to make use of his voice in Skitliv.Also, Gaahl did some vocal work on “Hollow Devotion”. The two have always worked separately, and have mostly met only to create the music that is Mayhem today. Amid all the madness, do you feel that Mayhem have been taken seriously as creative artists by media, authorities and promoters? However, this is an entirely different story into which we will not go in detail here. Coincidence. In Kristiansen’s opinion there’s more to the notion of being “true” that having crap sound. 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