CVLT Nation interviews Sindre from Obliteration
Hi guys. First of all, thanks for finding the time to do this interview, it is very much appreciated! So, would you like to introduce the band?
The band consists of Kristian Valbo on drums, Arild M Torp on guitars, Didrik Telle on bass and me(Sindre Solem) on vocals and live guitars. Christoffer Bråthen from Condor/Mions Hill/Flight is joining us on bass at some selected shows also.. We play some sort of cold death metal, ish.
It has been almost four years since your previous album Nekropsalms. What have you been doing up until the release of the Goat Skull Crown EP and your latest full-length Black Death Horizon?
We all have been involved in other bands and projects, Kristian is the new Aura Noir drummer, so he has been touring a lot with them, Arild and I have done a lot with Nekromantheon, released our “Rise, Vulcan Spectre” and played a lot live, and Didrik has been a part of Altaar. But we did never “shut down” Obliteration, we wrote music, played some live shows and rehearsed for those 4 years, but inspiration and the energy weren’t always on top.. Everything goes in circles, thats why its taken so long, but it has been for the best. The fire burns stronger than ever now.
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