Let the finnish sweeping darkness embrace you on this dry summer saturday.
Can you first tell me little of your existence, when and where did your journey take its start?
-Greetings! I exist and live in South Karelia, Finland. After years of studying and practicing music and instruments, I tried to form a band a couple of times. Things didn't go really well, so I kept practicing. The journey of Sattvarium began when I got a simple recording equipment at the end of the last year. The first songs came out at the beginning of this year.
2. ...and what kind of events & bands forged your path towards the dark & black side of music?
And as i understand you are a one-man band?
-Understanding the fact that what kind of world we live in. So, it has felt natural to me to listen the dark music for as long as I can remember. I can't only say for certain bands, however mostly Norwegian-, Swedish,- and Finnish black/death metal bands. Yes, Sattvarium is a one-man band.
3. As you already have released several songs into the free world of the web one can feel that you
have enough material to release a full album or at least a Mcd/Ep, have you been in contact with some label?
-Fortunately we have the internet and freedom in that sense. I have planned to start making a full album or Ep in the future, possibly next winter or next year. No, I haven't been in contact with any label and at the moment I won't. I enjoy working alone and without schedules. But in the future, I'm not sure. We'll see.
4. Can you describe your type of BM, what kind of lyrics/beliefs does you soul emit?
-The lyrics deal with Satanism, esotericism, misanthropy, my life philosophy and beliefs.
5. What does the band name mean/stand for literally and for you personally?
-Sattvarium doesn't mean anything in any language. Coincidentally I ended up with this name. Meaning is personal and motivational for me.
-Myrkvud (mirky+wood) is a large, and dangerous forest in the Scandinavian mythology. When I tried to form the band for the first time (2011), I used that name. Myrkvud's story was quite short because technical problems totally surprised me and ruined everything.
Nowadays I call some of South Karelian forests Myrkvud.
7. How does the local BM-climate looks like at the part of Finland that you resides in?
-I think black metal is really alive in South Karelia. At least here are many well-known BM bands (Horna, Hoath, Satanic Warmaster, Sargeist, Goatmoon...) and possibly many more less well-known bands.
8.How looks the rest of this damn year for you?
-Everything looks great! I'll continue making songs. Autumn and winter are my favorite seasons and I look forward to a great motivation.
9. Thanks for this interview!
Last word is yours.
-Thank you for your interest!
Creations can be found in
www.youtube.com/sattvarium and www.reverbnation.com/sattvarium
In the future I'll open the homepages: www.sattvarium.webs.com