Mayhem interview (09/2008)


With: Attila Csihar
Conducted by: jupitreas, Lucas (in person)
Published: 11.09.2008

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Mayhem


We are very proud to present our first video interview here at Metal Storm! We caught up with Mayhem's legendary vocalist Attila Csihar at Hellfest Open Air earlier this year and talked to him about the future of Mayhem, Attila's approach to music and about the metal experience in general.

Attila assured us that Blasphemer's departure, while a setback, will also be a new chapter for Mayhem. "Mayhem is a name and its actually a very strong name in my eyes. I don't think this will be the end of the name". He also revealed to us some details about his various non-Mayhem projects, including Sunn 0))), Grave Temple and his collaboration with Jarboe.

We also talked about Attila's approach and vision for music. "I'm into nature, the Ancients - ancient civilizations, ancient ruins and philosophies and of course, spiritual dimensions, which do not belong to any religions" "For us, its about representing our freedom", he continues. "You play for the people, and the music manifests itself. People listen to it (...) and then it starts to go back and forth."

What does Mayhem offer the people then? "Well, I like to offer them freedom. Freedom to think what they like about the show and freedom to release all the pressure (...) and suppressions inside, to release it together and 'splash' it into the cosmos."

"If you watch the news, what the fuck is that? What kind of promotion is that? All the negative things - all the drugs, all the crime and all the bullshit. So what do you expect from the people? Of course they listen to Mayhem!"

"When I meet fans after the shows, they are very happy. They are released."

For much more from Attila, including his opinions on society, the Internet, Hellfest Open Air and more, please press on the images below to view each part of the interview. We hope you will enjoy this new addition to Metal Storm.


Part 1


Part 2


Part 3




Interview by Jerry and Lucas
Production: Fred "Outretombe"
Video: SebTroll
Sound: Polo "Manolito"

Many thanks go to Attila and Mayhem, Guillaume and Season Of Mist and Roger for his precious help at the press area.



 



Posted on 11.09.2008 by With Metal Storm since 2002, jupitreas has been subjecting the masses to his reviews for quite a while now. He lives in Warsaw, Poland, where he does his best to avoid prosecution for being so cool.


Comments

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11.09.2008 - 03:59
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
That was fucking awesome... I like this new step forward for MS.
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11.09.2008 - 05:48
Richard
Yeah, definitely a nice step forward for us to have video interviews - and a good interviewee to lead with.

It was equally interesting to see/hear Attila as it was to see/hear our Metal Storm brethren Jup and Lucas, as I hadn't heard them speaking before!
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11.09.2008 - 10:23
Vranalalalalala
Great it's nice to see new things around here. And that was a really good interview.
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11.09.2008 - 11:03
Hamird
HIV+
I was waiting for this interview... Many thanks to Juptreas and Lucas...
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11.09.2008 - 12:18
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Excellent interview. Ir was very interesting to hear what he had to say. I think he is very expressive.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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11.09.2008 - 13:11
Hamird
HIV+
Funny part is when Attila Csihar was talking about Sunn o)))'s first show that the audience were 7 people, Juptreas said "You can go down and ask how do you like it?"

OK, this was great.. I'm also waiting for Barry vs Benighted to see them, I've never read o seen any Benighted interview.
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11.09.2008 - 13:50
Baz Anderson
Written by Hamird on 11.09.2008 at 13:11

OK, this was great.. I'm also waiting for Barry vs Benighted to see them, I've never read o seen any Benighted interview.

Haha yes, I am waiting for the videos too - we have over twenty interviews from the festival, they should hopefully be coming on in the near future. I did six of them I think.. but this obviously is letting you all see what us that run the site look/sound like as well!! Haha!!

This was good to see, I wish I had been back there when they were doing this. Mayhem were one of the best of the festival!
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11.09.2008 - 18:01
Damnated
Churchburner
listening to Attila always cracks me up, because he pronounces english words as if they were in hungarian.

"everybody was WOAH!! all these japanese eyes were looking"

great interview. looking forward to more like these.
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Written by TheBigRossowski on 10.02.2009 at 16:01

if my wife and I can't conceive, I want a medical shipment of your sperm so our baby will be just like you.
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11.09.2008 - 19:07
White Winter Sun
Laboratory's Rat
Good job Jerry and Lucas

Even if I'm not a fan of Mayhem, this kind of interview is really interesting, and diversifies MS' fields and actions. A really great new step on the site.

And of course, I'm looking forward to the other interviews... as a lot of us here.
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11.09.2008 - 19:47
Reizenstein
Ok, so that was great. Very interesting
I must however complain a bit about those intros, which were a bit annoying On the other hand that was about 5 seconds per video, so I think I can take it
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11.09.2008 - 20:06
jupitreas
hi-fi / lo-life
I agree with you. There are still some things that we need to work on. An external production company is editing the videos for us and the communication that we have with them is not ideal at the moment. Don't worry though, we are going to improve.
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11.09.2008 - 21:21
Abattoir
Realy cool interview. Good job guys
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11.09.2008 - 21:57
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by BloodTears on 11.09.2008 at 12:18

Excellent interview. Ir was very interesting to hear what he had to say. I think he is very expressive.


I agree... Awesome interview. And I also loved his way to talk and express himself... A really nice guy
Written by Damnated on 11.09.2008 at 18:01

listening to Attila always cracks me up, because he pronounces english words as if they were in hungarian.

"everybody was WOAH!! all these japanese eyes were looking"

great interview. looking forward to more like these.


Jejeje, Yeah.. I liked his accent too But damn...when he say that he was just like so serious making the face like: and everyone woaaaaa
I just lol'd his expression was way to good jejeje.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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11.09.2008 - 22:06
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest'
I give mad props to you both! Great job here! Interviewing is not something I like to do personally, but its enjoyable to read sometimes OR SEE IT!! Attila seems like a kickass dude as well!

Though it reminds me a bit of 'my name a BORAT!', but on a more intelligent level.

EDIT: Double Props!! Only saw the first two videos before taking a shower. Just watched the third one....

That was totally want I wanted to hear, my question and a pretty good answer! Downloading..

Again, he seems like a real relaxed, cool guy.
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12.09.2008 - 00:31
Insineratehymn
Account deleted
You actually met with him? Holy shit, you guys are so lucky. I hardly see people outside my own town. Yes, I'm pathetic, I know.
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13.09.2008 - 02:03
Visioneerie
Urban Monster
Written by Hamird on 11.09.2008 at 13:11

Funny part is when Attila Csihar was talking about Sunn o)))'s first show that the audience were 7 people, Juptreas said "You can go down and ask how do you like it?"

OK, this was great.. I'm also waiting for Barry vs Benighted to see them, I've never read o seen any Benighted interview.

Same here dude, i'm hoping for a Benighted video interview. Anyways good interview here, Attila seems like a very awesome guy to talk to, he has some interesting points.
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13.09.2008 - 19:17
Stigma
Account deleted
A very interesting interview, and a great add for MS. There's some sound problems however, I had to turn my phones to max. But it's only natural that there's something to develop in the first interviews.
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14.09.2008 - 05:28
dancingdecember
well..ever heard of mozilla firefox? do i have to use IE to be able to watch these?
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14.09.2008 - 07:46
Hamird
HIV+
Written by dancingdecember on 14.09.2008 at 05:28

well..ever heard of mozilla firefox? do i have to use IE to be able to watch these?


I use Mozilla Firefox but I have no problem with the video...
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14.09.2008 - 16:07
Bad English
Masterchief
WoW what a interwiew, realy good job, and now I cans ay I had seen 2 members of site more how in pics, I hear them voices hehhehe

Good interwiew and its nice to hear from not english band, (dont ask what I mean) , quate interesting, im looking forvard for next one , but - are taht you can not qoute so easy what people say, but i dont care , I wanna see next interwiew
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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15.09.2008 - 05:19
dancingdecember
Written by Hamird on 14.09.2008 at 07:46

Written by dancingdecember on 14.09.2008 at 05:28

well..ever heard of mozilla firefox? do i have to use IE to be able to watch these?


I use Mozilla Firefox but I have no problem with the video...


hmm my codecs are up to date too,wonder what's the problem.anyway thanks for informing.
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15.09.2008 - 05:48
jupitreas
hi-fi / lo-life
Written by dancingdecember on 15.09.2008 at 05:19

Written by Hamird on 14.09.2008 at 07:46

Written by dancingdecember on 14.09.2008 at 05:28

well..ever heard of mozilla firefox? do i have to use IE to be able to watch these?


I use Mozilla Firefox but I have no problem with the video...


hmm my codecs are up to date too,wonder what's the problem.anyway thanks for informing.


Maybe Turkey is blocking YouTube again?
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15.09.2008 - 06:05
Hamird
HIV+
Written by jupitreas on 15.09.2008 at 05:48

Written by dancingdecember on 15.09.2008 at 05:19

Written by Hamird on 14.09.2008 at 07:46

Written by dancingdecember on 14.09.2008 at 05:28

well..ever heard of mozilla firefox? do i have to use IE to be able to watch these?


I use Mozilla Firefox but I have no problem with the video...


hmm my codecs are up to date too,wonder what's the problem.anyway thanks for informing.


Maybe Turkey is blocking YouTube again?


Well, maybe it's the problem of blocking the site... If yes, it depends on the blocking management. For example in Iran www.youtube.com is filtered but youtube.com with no www is free..
So you can try this one: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jkjQJ97vydc (This is part one)
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15.09.2008 - 16:50
dancingdecember
Written by Hamird on 15.09.2008 at 06:05

Written by jupitreas on 15.09.2008 at 05:48

Written by dancingdecember on 15.09.2008 at 05:19

Written by Hamird on 14.09.2008 at 07:46

Written by dancingdecember on 14.09.2008 at 05:28

well..ever heard of mozilla firefox? do i have to use IE to be able to watch these?


I use Mozilla Firefox but I have no problem with the video...


hmm my codecs are up to date too,wonder what's the problem.anyway thanks for informing.


Maybe Turkey is blocking YouTube again?


Well, maybe it's the problem of blocking the site... If yes, it depends on the blocking management. For example in Iran www.youtube.com is filtered but youtube.com with no www is free..
So you can try this one: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=jkjQJ97vydc (This is part one)


oh videos are from youtube eh? ok then mystery solved thanks my shitty retarded government
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16.09.2008 - 18:17
FOOCK Nam
Exciting interview. Only a little bit low volume of sound. Besides it, totally interesting interview.
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16.09.2008 - 19:09
Bad English
Masterchief
why youtube are blocked in Turky wtf turky done there its not China
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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18.09.2008 - 15:56
Raiden
Down Under Staff
Part 1 downloaded for me faster than real time but Part 2 took damn ages! I wonder why that was.
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20.09.2008 - 03:02
Daniel
Awesome.

Catching Mayhem with Atilla in AUS soon. Glad to see what he is about.

Nice one Lucas!
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10.12.2008 - 04:59
Dark Seraphim
Great interview, really enjoyed it, look forward to plenty more.
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