Our interview takes place on the tour bus, with bassist Hváll, before their London show with Vredehammer and Keep of Kalessin.
Moshville Times: You released your album Solverv a few months ago. What were the influences behind the album?
Hváll: For the writing of this album I stayed in my family cabin, and about 20-30% of the album reflects the past 10-15 years of my career.
MT: So it is a more personalised album?
Hváll: It is as the album is more of a reflective piece than what we previously have done.
Moshville Times: I reviewed your album Solverv and I thought it was a beautiful piece of art filled with melodies and harmonies. Is that something you were focusing on when writing the album?
Hváll: Yes it is but at the start of the writing process it was not really a focal point, and we were not really thinking about it. We wanted to create a black metal / atmospheric album, but when we started heading in the direction of melodies we decided to keep them.
Moshville Times: Did any other band influence any parts of the album?
Hváll: Keep of Kalessin, and our own influences as well.
Moshville Times: Speaking of Keep of Kalessin, you are touring with them at the moment. What has to be the highlight of the tour so far?
Hváll: Bergen was a really good show, as it was close to home and we had a really good time at Damnation Festival in Leeds.
Moshville Times: What are your plans after the tour?
Hváll: Sleep, eat, have some time out and in 2016 we will be touring the U.S in Spring, and we might play some festivals in the Summer.
Moshville Times: Final question, what bands are you listening to at the moment?
MT: They are a pretty good band!
Hváll: They are! I loved the first album, but I was not sure about the second, but the latest one is good.
Moshville Times: Thank you for your time, and enjoy the show.
Hváll: Thank you