HI! HOW ARE YOU? WHERE ARE YOU? Hello. I’m quite alright, though I’m at work, haha. BLOOD RED THRONE STRIKES AGAIN WITH ANOTHER DEATH METAL BLAST! ARE YOU CONTENT WITH EVERYTHING? HOW ARE YOUR FEELINGS NOW AFTER WORK IS DONE? Altered Genesis is most definitely our best work so far, and we’re pretty much very satisfied this time. The production is awesome and the songs are even faster and heavier than previous albums. “ALTERED GENESIS” AGAIN SHOWS OF A DELIGHTFUL COVER THOUGH NOT AS OBVIOUS AS ITS PREDECESSOR. DID YOU WANT TO KEEP IT MORE SUBTLE AND CREEPY? I guess we just didn’t want to be stuck to that bloody cover image and this time we went for a cover with an evil twist to it. ALTHOUGH SUBTLE IT DEFINITELY PORTRAYS YOUR RELIGIOUS HATE, WHAT IS THE SOURCE BEHIND IT? I guess Tchort and this polish guy worked on some ideas, and many have interpreted the cover symbolizing religion being the cause to a lot of the negative shit going in the world. Anyway, we’re in for the music and we don’t preach about anything or want to change the world. It’s simply a cool cover that fits a cool death metal album… WHICH LYRICAL CONCEPT STANDS BEHIND “ALTERED GENESIS”? DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE SOCIETY FROM ITS ROOTS? They deal about death in several aspects, but written in a sophisticated and twisted way. YOU CHANGED FROM HAMMERHEART (NOW KARMAGEDDON) TO EARACHE. WHAT WERE THE REASONS BEHIND THAT AND ARE YOU FULLY CONTENT NOW WITH THE PROMOTIONAL WORK? Well, Hammerheart were bankrupted, and Earache always had an interest in BRT, so it was exciting and obvious to sign with Earache. They’re a serious label and have been around for years, so they’re doing an excellent job and the interviews keep coming… MAYBE I AM DEAF BUT IS IT POSSIBLE THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT PRODUCTION VALUES ON THE RECORD, THAT YOU MAYBE RECORDED IT IN DIFFERENT SESSIONS? Hm, not really. But Tchort always plays all the rhythm guitars on his tracks and I play all on mine, but I don’t think that’s anything you would notice though. SONGS LIKE “TORTURED SOUL APPEARANCE” HAVE SOME THRASH METAL INFLUENCES. HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO KEEP YOUR TECHNICAL DEATH METAL FRESH AND INTERESTING, ESPECIALLY AFTER A COUPLE OF RELEASES? “Tortured Soul Appearance” is my song, and I just wanted to write a song that was a bit more old school than the other ones I wrote. Anyway, we don’t care about if things are simple or technical. If it sounds cool and we want to use it in BRT, so be it. Tchort and I have never questioned the way we write our songs… YOU UPLOADED THE M.O.D. COVER “HATE TANK” ON YOUR WEB PAGE. IS THERE A SPECIAL CONNECTION YOU HAVE TO THIS BAND OR SONG? When we recorded “Affiliated With The Suffering”, Tchort and I decided to pick one cover song each. I chose “Deadly Intentions” by OBITUARY, and this appears on the digipack version of AWTS. Tchort recorded “Hate Tank” by M.O.D, but we did not include it… until the re-mastered version. I guess Tchort is the biggest M.O.D fan of us, hehe… HOW IMPORTANT IS WEB PRESENTATION FOR A DEATH METAL BAND ANYWAY? Well, almost every band has a website…no? It’s quite essential in 2005 I believe… YOU PLAN A EUROPEAN TOUR IN MARCH/ APRIL. COULD YOU GIVE US SOME MORE DETAILS? WHAT CAN WE EXPECT? WHICH OTHER BANDS WILL ACCOMPANY YOU? We were supposed to support MALEVOLENT CREATION on their ongoing European Tour, but it was too early for us, and we’re still searching for a drummer… TCHORT HAS BEEN IN GERMANY WITH CARPATHIAN FOREST. WHAT DOES HE REMEMBER OF THE GIG IN OSNABRÜCK/ GEORGSMARIENHÜTTE WITH ITS LOUSY STAGE? Tchort is not available for any comments I’m afraid… ANNY FUNNY TOUR STORIES WITH WYKKED WYTCH? STRANGE KIND OF BAND WITH AN EVEN STRANGER FRONT WOMAN, I BELIEVE… Tchort is not available for any comments I’m afraid… (Now I understand! Red.) IS THERE ENOUGH TIME FOR HIM TO COORDINATE ALL HIS PROJECTS OR SHOULD DAY HAVE 26 HOURS? Well, two extra hours would help, but not that much. He makes a living as a musician, so he doesn’t have any day job, so I guess he has time and has to make time for all his bands… WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE CURRENT NORWEGIAN DEATH/ BLACK METAL SCENE? TOO MANY BANDS? TOO MANY COPYCATS? ANY INTERESTING NEW INFLUENCES OR UNDERGROUND BANDS WHICH HAVE TO BE DISCOVERED? The Norwegian metal scene is stronger than ever, and we have a handful of cool death metal bands. It’s hard to come up with something original and unique, and as long as it’s quality and kicks ass, I don’t care anyway if bands have their obvious influences. DO YOU LIKE BLASPHEMOUS MOVIES LIKE THE OMEN, STIGMATA OR SO ON? ANY TIPS FROM THE BLOOD RED PIT? I’m not that into all these legendary movies, but I know Tchort and Mr. Hustler are big fans of this movie genre. WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER INTERESTS BESIDES MUSIC? I’m quite into sports and like to play and stay in shape. Otherwise I have two kids that pretty much occupies most of my time… ANY LAST CRUCIFYING WORDS? Altered Genesis is a quality death metal album with plenty of brutal and groovy that kick ass. Feel free to check it out… THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR TIME AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR STRONG EFFORT. Thanx man!