Corrupt Conversation | Murg

photo: Finn Hallgren

Conversation with the Swedish Black Metal band, Murg

How would you like to influence your audience through your music, what kind of impact you'd like to give?

We appreciate that people seem to like what we do, but we have no goal to influence anyone. People can and will use Murg in whatever way they want.

What is your personal credo? Do you follow a religious, moral or theoretical code?

Of course we’re inevitably affected by our society’s core belief systems, but we are not believers in any shape or form. These man made systems are ultimately created to cement the power structures and create meaning, where there are none. If Murg is based on anything it’s the notion that humans are of nature but separated long ago and can never return, it’s pretty much within that idea that we create.

What is the main motivation that drives you to create music?

We enjoy creating and recording, but it also offers a good way of creating your own microcosmos and get away from the outside world, of which we understand very little.

What are the answers that only black metal can provide to the recent life we live in?

We don’t know about answers, but for us no genre can better sound like nature and the cosmos. We try to put sound to a world where you still can be mauled by a bear and eaten by wolves, which is also a world where you possibly feel more alive.

What is the recent status of your local black metal community?

We are not that informed, but our label Nordvis certainly is thriving and releasing quality release after quality release.

As we are Hungarian crew, we'd like to ask that what do you know about Hungary? Have you ever been here, what kind of expereinces you gain here during your visit? What do you know about the Hungarian Black Metal underground?

Unfortunately we haven’t had the chance to visit Hungary so we can’t say much about your country. On top of mind is of course Attila and his work but we don’t have much insight in your underground.