How are you Daniel? How is life going on nowadays in Norway?
Daniel: Iím pretty good. Hasnít rained for a month in my hometown, which is
rare and music and family is going good.
You released a kick-ass album in 2013, after that, how reactions did you get
from fans for your self-titled album and also audience at gigs and tours? The album was well received. Featuring a new singer and bass player we knew
fans would be extra excited to hear a new album. But we knew this would be one
of the best BRT albums. People seem to know the new songs as well when we play
Actually Blood Red Throne is not a typical norwegian band in terms of sound
and style. How was band get started and what was your main ideas and points to
start Blood Red Throneís massacre? I always wanted to start a death metal band. I met Tchort in the early 90ís
and he had the same passion for death metal. We both started playing in
Satyricon together, but we always knew we would start our own band as soon as we
found a decent drummer. In 1998 BloodRedThrone was a reality and many line-up
changes later Iím the only original member left.
In early days of band, I wonder how did Norwegian underground metal music
scene react to your brutal death metal tunes and band? Do you draw your bandís
existence as an opposition against to scene or as a natural born to scene? You
know, you are from Kristiansand and there was a unique Norwegian black metal
scene in thereÖ I was somewhat part of the black metal scene in the 90ís as well. I donít
think we had a big scene in Kristiansand, but I did play in Satyricon and I
started listening to black metal around 1993 and still like it today. However, I
always liked death metal even more, but youíll find some black metal elements in
BRT too. So, a combination was just natural for me and it was no rebellion
against the scene at all. Simply a passion for extreme metal!
Daniel, what was your attention to music begun when you were a kid or a young
boy? Later how was you poisoned by extreme metal music? What were your pioneers
for metal music and also as a musician and guitarist? I was exposed to music through my mother back in the 80ís. She had many rock
albums in her collection and I borrowed them and listened. In 1987, when I was
10, I remember I brought TNTís Tell No Tales to school. Obviously, I discovered
Metallica at the end of the 80ís. From there, I found out about extreme metal
through a friend and bands like Obituary, Pestilence and even Darkthrone in
1992. I saw Megadeth/Pantera live in 1992 and around this time I also picked up
the guitar myself.
You and also Tchort from Satyricon banded together for Blood Red Throne but
you are the only one in band. Tchort is not interested in death metal or what
was the reason behind his resign? Of course Tchort likes death metal. He started Green Carnation back in 1989
and they played death metal at that time. The reason he left BRT was due to
family and job related issues. He never wanted to leave the band nor did we
fight. Weíve had some killer years together and weíre still friends. He has his
own black metal band these days; Third Attempt.
I have kept to follow the Blood Red Throne and your albums since you released
Monument of Death and it was a unique album and of course an unfamiliar sound
from Norway for me at that days. Which albums or album was taken the most good
reactions from all around the world? Monument of Death is a cool debut and maybe unexpected release from Norway
in 2001. I wish it had more power/bass in the sound though. Anyway, still
Altered Genesis(2005) is considered our ďbestĒ album so far, but I think the
latest one is pretty close.
Do you know any bands from Turkey? Any idea for Turkish metal music scene?
Where was the best gig or gigs you played out of Europe? To be honest, I donít think so. Iím sure there are some killer bands there
too, but itís a jungle these days and itís simply impossible to follow
everything. I know we were invited to play in Turkey many years ago, but we
never heard from the promoter. Outside Europe, Mexico is definitely the craziest
people weíve played for. Amazing!
I am very effected by your riffs also all album sound from your last
self-titled album.How did you write that riffs and songs? Bands together do
rehearsal or member to member through part by part? Thanks! We donít rehearse. I make most of the songs and record them in my
Which Blood Red Throne song do you prefer to chant in your funeral? What
songs are your favourite nowadays from your band? Meanwhile, what was your
favorite albums and bands nowadays? I really donít listen to my own music that much. I guess In Hell I Roam
would be perfect in my funeral, haha. My absolute fave band is Death and my fave
album is Human.
Personally do you have an political attitude? Does it affect your music? What
are you thinking about far-right wing rising in Europe? And what do you think
about wars, slaughters and conflicts in mid-east and other parts of world? Are
you affected by these personally and are these taken a part in your music? I do use my vote indeed. But it has nothing to do with music. Right wing,
left wing, religious fanatics, suicide bombersÖthe world is fucked up and itís
going straight to hell one day. Meanwhile, I play death metal.How do you describe your music as Blood Red Throne for the people who have no
ide? What was your part in underground? What is your future plans? Any new
records and tours? Perfect mixture of brutal, groovy and powerful death metal. I was a fan and
contributor in the underground. We have some summer festivals cominí up.
Bloodstock among others. By the end of the year we are doing a south American
tour for the first time. We have 6 new songs and will release a new album in
2015 to keep the tradition of having a new album every second year.
Do you still buy printed zines, trade demos,albums etc.? Do you still
interest in old underground world and rules? I stopped buying zines some years ago, but I still trade CDís. Iím not that
interested anymore, cause the underground is not what it was 20 years agoÖ
I am done all questions that I want to ask indeed, do you want to add
something for Blood Red Throne fans? Thanks for supporting quality Norwegian death metal. We still have some left
of the cool and limited edition vinyl box. Check bloodredthrone.bandcamp.com
Thanks a lot for your honest answers and interestÖHope we will see you Blood
Red Throne live in a gig or somewhere. Take care. Iím sure you will cause we play all over the world and maybe someday in your
country! Metal till death!