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The second wave: the influence of Masacre (CO)

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After 35 years, Masacre might be the most solid Colombian death metal band around. During the early days of extreme metal, the music was chaotic and destructive. Many bands took it upon themselves to do everything in their power to deviate from all other genres. The music was a riot against conformity, religion, and structure. They were depicting the chaos of young minds. But the musical direction was not a local occurrence in Norway alone. There was communication and demo tape trading between Norway, Colombia, and many other countries. In this interview, we will hear the story from the Colombian side. One of the oldest death metal bands from Medellin, Masacre, will be doing an in-depth talk with Harald Fossberg and Kjetil Manheim, one of the original members of Mayhem.

Thursday 6. April 12:00 - Room 1

Translator: Miguel Navarro (Kromatik Musik, SP)


Mod: Harald Fossberg (NO)


Writer, radio host, DJ, musician.

Harald Fossberg has followed Norwegian Black Metal from its inception, first via his radio show Stupet (The Abyss), which started in 1987. Later as a journalist for the newspaper Aftenposten. His book "Nyanser av svart" ("Shades of Black"), which traces the origins of the Norwegian Black Metal scene, was published in Norway in 2015. (English and Spanish translations are in progress, and will be available next year.)

Fossberg was the singer in one of Norway's first punk bands, Hærverk (1978-1980), later in Turbonegro (1991-1993). At the moment he "performs" in Turbonecro, which consists of ex-members of Turbonegro from the period 1989-1995.

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Álex Oquendo (Masacre, CO)

The vocalist of Masacre

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Kjetil Manheim (NO)

One of the original members of Mayhem, drummer

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