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Renascent Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Renascent.


Renascent Discusses The Black Metal Ideology

One of our Unearthing the Metal Underground columns last month covered three Christian leaning unblack metal bands, which is a touchy subject for many black metal purists who see the genre as exclusively the domain of the anti-Christian side. Wanting to look deeper into this divisive issue, I contacted bands with strong feelings in either direction and asked them a series of questions about the role religion can play in black metal. Those answers were incorporated into this editorial looking into unblack metal.

Finland's Renascent was featured in the original "Unearthing" column, and was easily the most impressive and musically aggressive band of the three groups examined. Vocalist / guitarist Eero Tertsunen of Renascent was the final musician to take part in the series of interviews, giving his thoughts on the ideology behind black metal. Eero's complete answers can be found after the jump.

If you are interested in hearing what the musicians on both sides of the debate had to say, you can find the answers from U.K. act Nierty here, which had a fairly neutral stance. The interviews with the more overtly anti-Christian black metal responses came from Ophidian Forest, Plaag, Dehumanation, Frames, and Throne of Malediction. The answers from the other pro-Christian black metal musicians came from Frost Like Ashes, Diamoth, Elgibbor, and Winter's Dawn. More...

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