Interview: TEMPEL

by Jorge Patacas Six years after their self-titled debut album, the Norwegian four-piece Tempel return with “Sagn”. We did an interview with guitarist Espen Gjermundrød to discuss the new material, as well as their influences, having brothers in the same band, their best gig so far and plans for the future!   RISE!: – You’ve just released your long awaited new album “Sagn”, congratulations! Why did it take you so long to release it? Espen Gjermundrød: We were about to go on tour just when “corona” hit us. This took…

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Interview: ART OF DEPARTURE

by Jorge Patacas Art of Departure is the solo project of Tarald Lie Jr, ex Tristania drummer and lyricist. He did vocals and played all instruments on his six-song self-titled debut album, except for a few guest appearances. We had the opportunity to do an interview with Tarald to talk about the project and the recently released album, as well as his early days as a musician, his influences growing up, his memories playing with Tristania and future plans!   RISE!: – Art of Departure’s debut album has just been…

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Interview: VLTIMAS

by Jorge Patacas The former Morbid Angel frontman David Vincent has been very busy lately. Vltimas, his band with Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex Mayhem) and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), has recently released a second album called “Epic” and embarked on a European tour performing the songs live for the first time. Right after the tour, we had the chance to talk to Vincent about the album, his project I Am Morbid, his solo career as a country artist, his vocal technique, favorite books and more!   RISE!: – First of all,…

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Interview: DAYAL PATTERSON (Cult Never Dies)

by Jorge Patacas The British author and music journalist Dayal Patterson has recently released “Black Metal: Evolution of the Cult – The Restored, Expanded & Definitive Edition”, a new version of the original book from 2013, coinciding with its 10th anniversary. He was in Oslo to attend Inferno Festival this year, so it was an ideal occasion to sit down with him and talk in depth about the book, his publishing house Cult Never Dies, his take on AI, and more.   RISE!: – You’ve recently released an expanded version…

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Interview: JESSICA PIMENTEL

by Jorge Patacas Most people know actress and musician Jessica Pimentel for her role as María Ruiz in the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” (2013-2019), but she’s been involved in many other projects in her career not only when it comes to acting, but also singing and playing in metal and hardcore bands. She was at the Inferno Music Conference in Oslo, Norway recently and we had the chance to do an interview with her to discuss how she got into metal, how she ended up being Brujería’s…

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