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Krisiun Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Krisiun.


Kaltenbach Open Air Celebrating 10th Anniversary

The Austrian underground metal festival "Kaltenbach Open Air" (K:O:A) is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Reason enough for Wolfgang Bartl (Rottinghill-webzine) to have a chat with K:O:A organiser Thomas Spiwak below.

Wolfgang: Hello Thomas, and thank you for taking the time for this interview! How are you?

Thomas: Hello Wolfgang, thanks for asking. So far so good and after the somewhat strenuous booking phase, it has become a little quieter again in the meantime . Preparations are rolling according to plan and we are confident that we will be able to deliver a great festival once again this year.

Wolfgang: What is currently going on in Kaltenbach?

Thomas: Currently, we mainly focus on promoting the festival but also the first hot phase of selling pre-sale tickets is gearing up already. Interviews are to be given, accreditation requests to be worked through, and also the first merchandise booths are getting booked. Concerning our infrastructure the first contracts are signed and our festival site is taking shape already virtually.

Wolfgang: Last year you appeared to be somewhat uncertain concerning the revival of the festival, whether and how well it will be received by the fans. In retrospect, how did it all work out in the end? More...

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Pushing Boundaries With Krisiun

Thursday, March 20th, 2014. Destruction had just wrapped a ripping set at Springfield, Virginia's Empire, the third stop of the German thrashers' current North American tour. Since I'd interviewed guitarist Mike Sifringer upon arrival, I thought it only appropriate to finish the night by catching up with the support act: Brazilian trio Krisiun.

Amid a slowly waning bustle of gear breakdown and merch removal (what was left, anyway), I stood before Krisiun's bassist/vocalist Alex Camargo. A formidable rock of a man with a menacing death metal stage demeanor, Alex in his downtime revealed a far different, relaxed side at odds with his swarthy "Machete" resemblance and husky voice. Here's what happened... More...

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Krisiun Reflects On U.S. Tour

Following my interview with Andreas Kisser (Sepultura) at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont, I seized the opportunity to speak with one of his Brazilian countrymen in death metal trio Krisiun. Guitarist Moyses Kolesne reflected on the extensive North American tour then nearing completion, spoke of near-term plans, discussed Krisiun's latest album "The Great Execution," [2011] and even managed to weigh in on a death metal-related controversy with a refreshingly different opinion. More...

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Krisiun On "The Great Execution" And More

For full-length studio release number eight, Brazilian death metal trio Krisiun has changed up the formula and brought influences from the classic metal masters to bear in "The Great Execution." With the album now officially launched the death dealers are currently laying low in preparation for an assault on Europe with Vital Remains and Malevolent Creation.

In the calm before the coming storm, I hit up Krisiun drummer Max Kolesne to get the low down on "The Great Execution," from the band's writing rituals to the decision to go all analog for a natural sound and onto his favorite releases of the year from other metal legends. The full interview is available below. More...

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