Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Masteriis was started in 2009 by me, Ramnsvarturh(Vocals) and Morfahnus(Guitars/Bass). We have also played togheter in several other Black Metal bands for many years ago.In 2010, we released our debut demo CD with Masteriis. The demo CD is handnumbered in 250ex and consists of two tracks. 1. Dødsdom 2. Into Infinite Darkness.
01.08.2011 Ewiges Eis Records, released our debut MCD "Dødsdom" with 4 tracks, and limited to 500 handnumbered copies. Track list: 1.Svøpt I Tiden 2.Dødsdom 3.Forlatt 4.Into Infinite Darkness. Both our demo CD and the MCD "Dødsdom" was recorded and mixed by Stian Aarstad (ex Dimmu Borgir)
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I like the Norwegian 90`s Black Metal best. Some bands that have inspired me to create my own music: Immortal, Satyricon, Darkthrone, Ulver, Gorgoroth, Emperor, Gehenna, Burzum, Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir(old) and many others. I`m not only listen to Metal and Black/Death Metal, I also like EBM bands like: Alien Vampires, Combichrist, Wumpscut, Revolver1010, Nachtmahr etc. Morfahnus makes most of the riffs, and I most of the lyrics, but we arrange the songs togheter, thats important. The drums we do togheter.
Masteriis have more the 90`s Black Metal sound. We have fast melodic riffs/parts, blast beat parts to more mid-temp parts with clean guitars. We also use a bit synth in some of the songs.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Masteriis have gotten many good critics from magazines and labels world wide. I have also gotten some feedback from people that have bought the MCD, thats always interesting.
We also have a sampler on youtube, you can hear part of the songs here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcQDvcx1T34
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Much good feedback. So far, have we released one demo CD (2010) and the MCD "Dødsdom" by Ewiges Eis (2011)
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Masteriis consist of just two members now. Ramnsvarturh (Vocals) and Morfahnus(Guitars/Bass). The drums are programmed, so we have not done any live shows with Masteriis yet. I`m interested to play live in the future, but then we must add some live members. Anyway, I like studiowork best. Both of us have played live with other bands before.I think Morfahnus have more live experience than me. He plays in another band, that have done some concerts around. It`s many years ago that I have played live now.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Masteriis is a Norwegian Black Metal band from 2009. We play black metal in the 90`s style. The band have released one demo CD and the debut MCD "Dødsdom" through Ewiges Eis Records. Masteriis have recorded one new song lately, with the title "Pain In Silence" More songs are under construction, but not recorded yet. Lately, we have printed 40ex T-Shirts. The shirts are balck, with white print.They are also numbered on the left arm sleeve. Shirts are for sale soon. Listen to our music, and I hope you will like it. Our official webpage: www.masteriis.com
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
To participate with one song "På Hedensk Jord" on your compilation CD/Slowly We Rot Mag. Ewiges Eis Records also want to release a split CD with us, and another band from the same label. I really looking forward to that release.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can listen to part of the songs here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcQDvcx1T34 We dont have so many MCD`s left for sale, but contact me at: email@example.com or take contact with Ewiges Eis Records at: http://www.platten-firma.de/
Thanks a lot for this interview. Ramnsvarturh