IMR: Greetings Anti–Christian, How is everything going on with you and your band TSJUDER?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): Hi there, everything is going good, recording and rehearsing new songs.
IMR: You have been associated with TSJUDER since 10 years now(including the ruptures). Tell us about the perceptions of TSJUDER you had before you joined in?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): I didn’t know them, but I used to play with the ISVIND guys before became ISVIND, and Arak played with TSJUDER in the beginning, so he asked me if I wanted to play with TSJUDER. And so, this is how it went.
IMR: The very next year after you joined in you had to endure from "Tendinitis" on both arms and had to leave the band, tell us about the time when you were away from the band? After you came back, did you face any challenges as such, in coping with the band-musically or otherwise?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): I was not used to play such extreme stuff and didn’t have the acknowledgement about warming up and stretching out, so my arms didn’t handle it. but after a break I got a routine before practice and concerts. It was no problem coming back after the injury.
IMR: Tell us about the hiatus that the band had taken in 2006. What were the major resolutions when you guys got back together?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): We were just tired I think and I had a lot to do and the other guys got some kids, so it went pretty naturally. The main reason is that life is pretty boring and we missed making destructive music together.
IMR: Do you have any side projects?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): Yes I do. The main one is a band called THE CUMSHOTS and I’ve been in the band since 1999, and recorded 4 albums and we won a Norwgian Grammy for "Best Metal Album" last year. I also play in a Grindcore band called BEATEN TO DEATH among others.
IMR: The band confirmed last year that they will be playing at the Wacken Open Air festival 2011? How is the scenario since
then?Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): Since then we have been booked for Hellfest, Brutal Assault, and there probably be a tour this fall
if everything comes together.
IMR: Tell us about TSJUDER’s upcoming release? Any experiences as(in its making) that you would like to share? What should people expect from this release?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): We are finished recording it but still have to mix and master it. It’s called LEGION HELVETE and I am very pleased about the result so far. It’s going to be released in the month of August 2011.
IMR: Favorite color – Black or White?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): Black and White.
IMR: What exactly is the scene of Black Metal in Norway off lately?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): It’s not that extreme as it used to be but that is how it is all over the world today. The focus is more on making better music, but we still have our image, we’re a old band with old people and we don’t change easily.
IMR: Do you feel that Black Metal has lost its concept and intensity musically and the intent that the ancestor’s of the genre in the previous era’s used to carry?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): There are some in the genre that still hate Christians and burn churches but it don’t have anything new to it. So I feel that old-school where more punk that new bands have today. But for my sake I don’t care.
IMR: Where do you see the Black Metal scene has headed today globally?
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): Both underground and commerce, and I don’t think it’s gonna change that much in the future. The only thing maybe fusing other genre in to it , but I only know one band who have made that successfully and that’s the Norwegian, SHINING.
IMR: Thanks for taking the time to Interview, wishing you to spread darkness and evil with your upcoming album.
Anti-Christian(Tsjuder): Thank you very much. Hails!
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