I think the beginning of my attraction for death was in my youth, when I really understood that each living being must be dead one day. The deep moment when you see that this person who was alive is now a corpse and you will never see him/her again, that nothing in this world is eternal but ephemeral with various degrees. The mind tries to forget its mortality with focus on future, projects, believes and the thought of death is often anaesthetized by routines, activities or survival necessities. But when you fully understand that one day you also will be just a corpse burned or devoured by insects, worms or other animals, that death has always the last word, then you have several possibilities to deal with this awareness…
Interview excerpt from The Sinister Flame, Issue V: Aristocracy of Wolves (Summer 2016 e.v.)
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To the beautiful sound of cracking skulls, The Sinister Flame proudly presents its fifth issue, further exploring the abyss with ABIGOR, MARE, MORDOR, NASTROND, HIEROPHANT’S DESCENT, Temple of Them, XANTOTOL and Jarl Flagg Nidhogg of Darker Than Black. Aside from interviews, the issue also includes review sections and a special article by Northern Heritage that focuses on the connection of nature and Black Metal. DEAD REPTILE SHRINE, SATANIC WARMASTER, MUSTA KAPPELI, PHLEGEIN and VORDR all discuss the relevance of natural surrounding to themselves and their artistic work.