Would you give us more details about the demo albums in 1997? What
was the priority of Dornenreich during those days? Do you see any difference
between those times and present?
Eviga: It was all about expression. Back then I was sixteen
years young and I just wanted to record because I was fascinated by bringing
single tracks and ideas together. In that regard one has to remember that in
those still largely anologue times it used to be a privilege and a truly magical
experience to record music at all.
Apart from the fact that hardly any crucial area of our lives has stayed
untouched (or should I even say unspoiled) by the effects of the process of
total digitalization that we all witnessed during the last twenty years
Dornerneich has always reflected the development of the feeling and thinking
human individual, so, to me it actually would be strange and hardly authentic if
we would still sound similar to our demo-tape. So, one could say that todays
Dornenreich approach expression much more consciously and in a much more faceted
way. However, within their core I feel the same passion on our last album Freiheit
as well as on our one and only demo-tape Mein Flügelschlag, which was recorded
by our dear friend Christof Niederwieser (mastermind of the Austrian extreme
metal legend Korova/Korovakill) in the rehearsal-room we shared with Korova(kill)
back in the days. To be brief: Dornenreich was and is all about heart- and
What are you think about Black Metal and Norwegian Black Metal? Why a
alot of people hate or not understand this music style?
What can be said in general about Black Metal, in my opinion, is that
it has always been an extreme kind of expression and, obviously, numerous bands
are quite rebellious when it comes to their content or their (visual) image, at
least (satanic, suicidal; seemingly hostile to life). But even with bands like
Ulver, Kvist, Ved Buens Ende or us which are far off any stereotypes the bare
otherness of the often raw sound-production and the bare emotional intensity
that the music sets free scares the majority of people and triggers rejection as
far as I perceive and understand it.
Industrialisation conquesed our life like music. Vinly, cassettes etc.
put on market seems like new stuff! Whats your think about this issue?
Hopefully I get you main point here. As far and extreme as things got
in the music industry I consider it to be legitimate that albums are re-released
on vinyl or cassette for whatever reason. Basically, nobody is forced to buy a
new edition of the same content again, but one has to acknowledge and understand
that labels use all physical formats to cope with the constantly ceasing
relevance of the actually available sound carrier in a world of (nearly) free
streams and illegal downloads...
Can you offer for Turkish listener in your favourite music bands?
To begin with I have to tell you that over the years I have been
falling in love with very many bands, artists and ensembles out of various
genres. The only thing they all have in common is that their expressions is hand-
and heartmade, which rarely fails to work inspiring upon me. So, I can only name
a few. The first that come into my mind are Dead Can Dance, which I appreciate
because of their multifacetedness and truthfulness, Tori Amos, who is just a
natural force when siningng and playing the piano, Devil Doll, a genius work
from Slovenia transcending so many borders that it still gives me the creeps
when listening to it... and others so different and intense like Madder Mortem,
Omnia, Pantera, Satyricon, The Kovenant, Birch Book, Irfan, Kvist, Emperor,
Meret Becker, Iron Mountain, Sixto Rodriguez, The Doors...