Conversation with Osseum on behalf of Hungarian Black Metal band Mistcavern
How would you like to influence your audience through Mistcavern, what kind of impact you'd like to give?
With Mistcavern I want to take a stance on my vision of black metal, regardless of what kind of impact it could give. I think honest music in general should speak for itself without definitions or explanations.
What is the main motivation that drives you to create music? What would you tell us about your very recent debut demo Winds of Misery?
I’d say obsession instead of motivation. A force that doesn’t let you rest.The music and the lyrics birthed very instinctly but at the very beginning I didn’t have a concept of a band in mind. I was a frequent visitor at our vocalist’s old house outside the city. Every time I went there I’ve taken some recorded ideas with me to discuss. I was (and I am still) heavily inspired by the atmosphere of these visits accompanied by old black metal, ethanol and the surrounding nature, so it doesn’t take much time to arrive there once with the finished songs. The band also formed naturally. I didn’t have to search for members. We’ve known each other for quite long time and share the same passion for the true essence of this music. Without their dedication and effort this demo probably would be still unfinished.
What are the answers that only black metal can provide to the recent life we live in?
I think in this demystified world raging with maniacal belief in progress, black metal has clear reason to exist.
What is your personal credo? Do you follow a religious, moral or theoretical code?
Take a look at the night sky and face our insignificance as a whole.
What is the recent status of your local black metal community?
Tons of very superficial bands like in any other country or scene, a few old and dedicated groups and some new bands that deserves attention. Check out the new Os - Prehuman Death Magic cassette!