In a very short five years of existence Khold has grabbed metalheads
by their head and shook them viciously! And now with their fourth
album "Krek" out now, Khold is now back with vengeance and
there is no sign of them letting up...
Metal Fanatix: First off... congratulations are in
order for Mørke Gravers Kammer’s successor, “KREK”!!
It seems like a very simplistic album (more so than the previous).
How long did it take to write and record?
Sarke: Thanks! We started making songs around 8 month
before entering the studio. We used 1 week recording between 18:00-23:00
and 1 week of mixing the album. We like our music simple and basic.
Metal Fanatix: Can you tell me about how Khold began?
Sarke: Gard and me (Sarke) had a band called Tulus.
Tulus was more a project than a real band. We wanted a full lined
up band and be able to tour, so we formed Khold. This was in 2000.
We recorded one demo and Moonfog picked us up.
Metal Fanatix: I'm sorry that I'm not very fluent
in your native Norwegian tongue. I'd like to know a little incase
I came over to visit Scandinavia!! What is “Krek” and
some of the other song titles in relation to the new album title?
Sarke: “Krek” is a poor creature, someone
abandoned, forsaken and forgotten. “Blod og blek” is something
like blood and pale. Strange title, but its strange here in Norway
to. "Lysets flukt" is about the light escaping, making room
for the black, sultry darkness. "Midtwinterblot" is a feast
known from norse mythology, with offerings to the partakers gods and
Fanatix: What exactly inspires you guys to write music &
lyrics the way you do?
Sarke: Old Norwegian myths, a painter here in Norway
called Kittelsen. The lyrics of Hildr and nature, death and darkness.
Metal Fanatix: Is there any specific Khold album you like
Sarke: Now I most say our new album "Krek".
Think it turned out great.
Metal Fanatix: Which song is the most fun to play
Sarke: For me it is "Skjebnevette", "Dødens
grøde", "Blod og blek".
Metal Fanatix: What do you guys like to do when you're
not playing music with Khold?
Sarke: Eat good food.
Fanatix: What's your take on raw black metal vs. polished
black metal? Is there really any need to separate the two as many
seem to think?
Sarke: Its no need to separate them more. It’s
a bit different, but bands hopefully will be different. Both can still
be black metal. Music will always change over a period of time.
Metal Fanatix: Next to “Krek” and the
success it will probably have, will you guys be heading overseas anytime
in the near-future?
Sarke: It would be great to come over. If so, we
need to get a support job or a festival or something.
Metal Fanatix: Closing thoughts or comments from
the mighty Khold?
Sarke: Hope people take the time to check out Khold.
Khold is a different black metal band.
Metal Fanatix: Thanks for your time!! I salute and
raise my beer horn!!
For all the latest news & updates on Khold make sure you
check out the following websites:
- Official Khold website
- Tabu Recordings website
- Candlelight Records UK website
- Candlelight Records US website