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EVIG NATT

Interview with Kirsten Jørgensen singer of Evig Natt and Reism

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1.Hello Kirsten and welcome to Symphonic – Gothic -Metal webzine, thanks for taking the time to answer to my questions. The first thing that I want to do is to give you congratulations for the first place in the contest of the facebook group METAL GOTHIC SYMPHONIC MUSIC for the best female voice of the summer 2016.You were the winner! How do you feel about the members who voted for you and gave you the first place leaving behind famous names as Tarja Turunen, Simon Simons, Floor Jansen, Amy Lee and so many other great voices!

Hello Geo and thank you for having me. Phew! There were some pretty awesome singers on that list. Thank you for including me! I’m very proud and grateful for all the people who voted for me. I want to send them my biggest thanks for believing in me and what I do as a singer in Evig Natt and Reism.

2.Could you please tell me who inspired you to become a singer? And how did you first get involve with music?

I have always sung. When I was a little girl I sung in a choir or with my dad. It’s something I’ve always loved and wanted to do. I’ve grown up in a house filled with music, so I guess my inspiration comes from there. My dad is a musician too and I have always and continue to look up to him. He’s the reason for me pursuing a career in music today.

3.You are the vocalist for Evig Natt and also for Reism will it be difficult fulfilling the commitments of both bands ?

It can be busy at times, but we usually take turns releasing stuff. So, when one of the bands has new material I usually focus on that release. Like now, when Evig Natt has a new album out I’ve been busy promoting and gigging with EN. Reism are currently working on a new album too which will be ready in not too long, so then I’ll give my attention to Reism. Both projects are my babies so I do my best to find time for both.

4.You played with Evig Natt at MFVF , how did the concerts go and how were you received by fans of the band ?

We did indeed, and what a festival, kudos to the organizers for such an amazing experience! The concert was so much fun to play and it went really well. I invite you to check out one of the many Youtube videos of our performance! The boys and I were truly amazed at the reception we got from friends that have followed us for a long time and new friends and listeners too. We had people coming from all over the world to see us. They cheered us on and were incredibly supportive. I can’t express enough how proud we felt and still feel. Can I just ad that we sold all our “merch” within 10 minutes after we finished the gig. We did not believe our ears when the merchandise people told us. It was a humbling experience.

 

5.Evig Natt released their third self titled album ‘Evig Natt’ on March 19th 2016, how did you find the whole recording process and what the fans react third new album ?

 

The recording process was intense. It took such a long time to write this album, but when we finally started recording it came together quite quickly. I enjoyed it immensely as I was a lot more involved in the producing process this time around. We are so privileged to have our own studio, so we are free to work whenever and for as long as we want. I feel like that gives us much more freedom to experiment and to put the necessary work into each song. With that’s said, one has to be disciplined enough to know when to stop too though and say: “It’s done, this is it and we’re happy”

The reception of the album has been incredible. We have had a lot of great feedback from webzines, magazines and our listeners. I give away a bit of myself with every song I write and sing, the same goes for the boys, so to have people respond in the way they have I feel I can breathe again. I can sit back and be extra proud of what Evig Natt has created and shared the third time around.

6.Evig Natt will go to play in Karmøygeddon METAL Festival 2017 ? Tell us few words about this great festival.

Karmøygeddon is the greatest festival I know. The organizers do it out of love for the music. They work their asses off every year to create an amazing experience, not just for the audience, but also for the bands. All bands are treated equally and the audience is met with love and respect. I can’t begin to describe the atmosphere. It has to be experienced. Come and check it out for yourselves everyone! I can guarantee you a fantastic line up along with true Viking metallers in an intimate and relaxed environment.

7.How different is it performing live with Evig Natt in comparison to performing with Reism?

First of all the style is totally different. We are both dark and heavy, but Evig Natt is a lot heavier on the melancholy while Reism is industrial and slightly more up-tempo. I have different personas I take on in each band. The Reism gal is the mischievous gothic girl and the Evig Natt gal is the dark and melancholy girl. A little more jumping involved with Reism, but I have just as much fun performing in both. When I perform my main goal is to always give the audience what I’d want to see at a gig myself.

8.Which vocalists would you say are your biggest influences ?

Tough question as I love so many different vocalists and they all give me such different experiences. If I’m to mention a few, and they have all given me chills, I’d have to say my biggest influences vocally have been Skin (Skunk Anansie), James Maynard Keenan (Tool, A perfect Circle), Peter Steele (Type O Negative), Sandra Nasic (Guano Apes), Layne Stayle (Alice In Chains), Maria Brink ( In this Moment), Kari Rueslåtten (Third and the Mortal) and Gunnhild Sundli (Gåte) I could go on and on and on but this gives you an idea 😉

9.At what age did you decide you wanted to become a vocalist and who convinced you to do so ?

I’ve known all my life that I wanted to become a musician. No convincing needed! Music has always been part of my life and I know I’m going to continue to perform and write music for as long as I live…unless something prohibits from doing so.

 10.In your first EP with Evig Natt you had a cover of Nightwish “Walking In The Air”. I like very much this cover with your voice. And of course we know even the Nightwish song is a cover of Howard Blake . Tell me something about this.

Indeed I did. Honestly I’ve never liked doing covers much because I’m not very good at singing other peoples songs. Or at least I feel I don’t do them justice. The reason why I did this one was to try and secure a place at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, which in the end I did. This cover is also part of the reason why Evig Natt saw the light of day. I needed help to create the music for the track and I knew Stein Roger was an active musician who wrote and recorded music. I contacted him to ask this favor and so it was to be that I recorded my version of  “Walking in the air”. After that was done, Stein Roger asked me if I wanted to record a couple of songs he’d written with a female voice in mind and so Evig Natt came to life.

11.Recently Evig Natt published the video clip “Wildfire” In my opinion this was a piece of diamond art. The band worked hard for this video clip?

 Thank you! I appreciate you saying that so much. I started out contacting a very talented video producer by the name of Thomas Mortveit. I’d been made aware of some of his previous work and liked very much what I saw. In our first meeting we found that we shared a lot of the same vision for the “Wildfire” video. We worked very hard because we wanted to give the audience something different and for the video to enhance the listening experience. At the same time we used “simple” methods to create the imagery we needed. We didn’t want to over complicate things with actors and story lines. Instead we set a goal to create something that would challenge the audience to create their own story and hopefully stir something in their hearts.

12.To what kind of music do you listen in your private life? And who are your favorite bands and musicians?

 Again, a very tough question Geo 😉 My favorite band of all time is Type O Negative. I never grow tired of their music and Peter Steele holds a special place in my heart. Other bands I love love love are Alice In Chains, A Perfect Circle, Swallow The Sun, Anathema, HIM, Stone Temple Pilots, Katatonia, Soundgarden, Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, In this Moment, Ane Brun, Kari Rueslåtten, Incubus…

13.Have you got an ‘all time’ favorite Metal/Rock album ?

I would have to say “October Rust” by Type O Negative. It stands out like a beacon in the night to me.

 14.I don’t know if you have got a play list but could you tell me your moment top?

I don’t have a play list but CD’s I’m spinning a lot at the moment are

Draconian –  “Sovran”

Trees of Eternity – “Hour of the nightingale”

Hieroglyph – “Ouroboros”

Garbage “Strange little birds”

The Tea Party “Interzone Mantras”

 15.Would you tell me some of the best and memorable moments of your career, some of your big hits?

 I would have to say Metal Female Voices Fest is one of our greatest moments right now. That was such and amazing experience for us. All the wonderful people we met, the organizers and the gig itself. It was just a whole lot of fun and we were met with so much love. Of course I also have to mention making the video for “Wildfire”. It was a very exciting process and I hope to be able to do that again soon.

16.Is your daily life a source of creative inspiration for you?

 Yes, it is. I let all kinds of things inspire me to write music. Certain life experiences, people I meet and sometimes my work too. Mostly I’m inspired by how I feel emotionally and that’s what I try and capture on paper and in my melodies.

 17.Is there anything the readers should know that I have not asked?

 I think you have covered most things, however, I can mention that Evig Natt have started writing new material for the fourth album and it is very likely to be a double album this time around. I’m really excited about the new songs and can’t wait for it to be finished. Reism will hopefully release a third album soon and also be gigging that.

Last, but not least I want to thank you Geo for having me and also huge thanks goes out to everyone who has supported me and both my projects. I am eternally grateful.

Well thank you for the interview and I want to wish you all the best in your career with Evig Natt, Reism and of course in your personal life.

 

 


REVIEW OF THE NEW ALBUM OF EVIG NATT-“Evig Natt”

So the Norwegian  Gothic Doom Death Metal band Evig Natt comes back with a new release after 6 years.They had released 1 Demo in 2004 and 2 full length albums ” I Am Silence” in 2007 and “Darkland” in 2010. I am very glad to have the opportunity to listen this perfect album.The band hold the same dark melancholic sound in whole 52 minutes with 9 songs. Evig  Natt has done it  again. With this self titled album they have released yet another sorrow  opus that will satisfy their loyal fan base and also anyone who likes  doom metal depressive bands like My Dying Bride,Swallow The Sun ( with female vocals) and The Gathering.

Let’s see track by track what offer to us this great album :

1.The Unkindness Of Ravens :

We have here an instrumental intro  with haunting orchestration arrangement.

 

RUNNING TIME : 00:49

RATING: 10

2.How I Bleed :

The track opens with thunderous drums and doom guitars to enter the male growls. In 1.15 min the captivating voice of front woman Kirsten Jørgensen joins to give to the piece heavenly haunting sound. One masterpiece track in the Evig Natt recipe ! the melodic piano work is excellent.

RUNNING TIME : 07:42

RATING: 10

3.Silence Falls :

The song starts with epic orchestration and beautiful choir , Kirsten enters  with her melodic voice in balance with male brutal vocals.The two vocalists  are very effective.

RUNNING TIME : 05:58

RATING: 9,8

4.In God I Grieve :

Opens with strong guitar riffs and male harsh vocals .In the middle of the piece acoustic guitar   transfers the grief with the melancholic female voice.Powerful dramatic stuff indeed.

RUNNING TIME : 08:20

RATING: 9,8

5.Stille Før Stormen :

Here we listen a song in Norwegian lyrics with incredibly atmospheric sound is an excellent combination with Kisten’s charming voice and some spoken male voclas.The guitars are very strong and dynamic.

RUNNING TIME : 06:03

RATING: 9,7

6.Wildfire :

In this track we have emotional female vocals with gently melodic piano from Monica Frivoll Sund .Perfect arrangement and one excellent passionate ballad .

RUNNING TIME : 05:29

RATING: 10

7.Bringer Of Ice:

The piece starts with magnificent chorus and strong doom guitars riffs , brutal death growls as Kirsten hits her stride and propels the song along with a backing choir effect.

RUNNING TIME : 05:10

RATING: 9,7

8.Svartsinn :

This the second track of the album in Norwegian language . Acoustic guitar starts the piece to turns in 40 second in power electric sound to enters the female voice in a combination with harsh male vocals. In the last minute Kirsten calms for while the song to end in a stormy emotional and power vocals!

RUNNING TIME : 06:53

RATING: 9,6

9.Weathered Emotion :

 An orchestrated intro with angelic fairy sounding female vocals  and in the middle of the track the doom guitars add to the track the feeling of sorrow.

RUNNING TIME : 04:51

RATING: 9,7

Finally this is one of  Evig Natt greatest albums, and very worthy album to listen to. On a rainy day, when you don’t want to do anything, throw this album on, and just sit back and enjoy the magic haunting voice of Kisten. For me Evig Natt are one of the leaders in this genre and this is a  highly recommended album ……

RATING: 9,81 /10

EVIG NATT are:

Kirsten Jørgensen – Vocals, Stein Roger Sund – Vocals/Bass, Ruben Osnes – Guitars, Harald Magne Revheim – Drums, Arne Marton Tangjerd – Guitar

Some information for this album:

The album releases March 19, 2016

All Music recorded & mixed at Black Dimension Studio
by Stein Roger Sund

All Vocals recorded & mixed at Green Engine Studio
by Tom Poole-Kerr

Mastered by Tom Poole-Kerr & Stein Roger Sund at Green Engine Studio

All music by Stein Roger Sund, except “Svartsinn” by Ruben Osnes, Kirsten Jørgensen and Stein Roger Sund

All vocal arrangements and lyrics by Kirsten Jørgensen

Piano on “Wildfire” by Monica Frivoll Sund

Drums on “Weathered Emotion” by Frode Sjo

Choir on “Bringer Of Ice”: Alf Bjarne Jørgensen, Frode Sjo, Tom Poole-Kerr, Ruben Osnes, Arne Marton Tangjerd & Stein Roger Sund

Choir on “Silence Falls”: Tom Poole-Kerr & Kirsten Jørgensen

Photography by Jørgen Freim
Cover layout & Artwork by Monica Frivoll Sund

AND THE LYRICS OF ALL THE SONGS ARE:

1.HOW I BLEED
Gradually the leaves turn to gold
They offer me the promise of an end
Still I know the end won’t come
And I’ll burn in the fire of fall

The ocean eats the rays of light
Cold at heart I just stand and stare
As they break through the clouds
Into the black they disappear

Exhausted I sleep without any relief
Nothing changes but the scenery
Once again we stumble only to find
there is no one there to break the fall

Everything’s gone I accept my fate
Enduring hate in the silence of this womb
The irony is that history
repeats itself, tiring the soul.

How I bleed for you, how I bleed for you
Silence me with sweet stories
Wrap me in memories no longer allowed
I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe, lie and seethe
Thought it be peaceful, oh how I bleed, how I bleed

You pierce me with your ice cold stare
How I envy your beauty, your being
And how you never really care that I’ll
love you forever eternally

The omnipresent rumble of the sea
conceals the pain from everyone but me
When words aren’t enough I want to trust
that time will heal, but I’ve lost all faith

You blind me with lies that I want to believe
Open my eyes to the truth I can feel
You pierce me with words that I have to believe, have to believe

The golden blaze of April meadows
Omen of dark times ahead
The life it brings means nothing to me
Speaks of what’s not to be

Forgotten mirrors, covered up
Reflecting ghosts of the past
Shadows dance across the glass
Before fleeing into the dark

As I walk through the swaying grass
On hilltops lingering with long light
I know that I’ll remember this forever

2.SILENCE FALLS
Memories of a summer take hold in rays of clarity
Like a veil of smoke between trees it drifts away
When you come to near
On our shoulders, autumn rests without a shadow
Like a mighty deliverer it passes us by

Silence falls like snow covering your unrest that rests in mine
All that’s left are snowdrifts in the shape of the storms breath

Everything is so clear
Another cycle has been completed
Without you here
Everything is so clear when you are not here

Winter frost travels the land left barren
Ghosts of the past dance across the night sky
Reminiscent shadows of you and I
Seasons are changing and swiftly pass
like heavy rainfall. Will it wash you away?

Still without an answer
I lay my head back
I follow and crawl into your shadow
Shelter from the turning earth, the blazing sun
and the restless wind, into your shadow

3.IN GOD I GRIEVE

In god I grieve, so many he forsakes
My shadow is cast the same way
even though I am not one to pray
Come now sorrows, burden my chest

Senseless you drink from the cracked cup
Shameless you swallow whatever’s served
He’s there for the weak, became a tool for the mighty
With neither I’ll ever belong

Because there is no god, just my soul unfulfilled
A sadness that took me and left me to sin
I’ll search for my own church, ’til then there’s this
Only one thing’s for certain, we all die without his kiss

Look to the heavens! Search the dark seas!
There you’ll find nothing, so let nothing set you free
For the sun gives her blood freely and her fire is life
She’s the true light, desire and sight

In god I grieved, he never granted his light
Alone I am free, free from his blight
Seraphic longings are laid to rest
Rid the burdens crushing my chest

So now drink the poison, you’re misled to believe
is the sacrificed blood of his flesh and seed
It won’t bring no forgiveness to the cruelty you breed
If you don’t release yourself you’re just another lamb to the slaughter

Look to the heavens!
Search the dark seas!
There’ll you find nothing
Let nothing set you free

5. STILLE FOR STORMEN
Aleina i møkets timar
skjerma i hule hender
Stormen bevege seg øve meg
der eg ligge svøpt i svarte kleder

Eg fryse ikkje,
Lar na leva villt i meg, riva og røska
Hu komme ikkje med falske løfter
Nådelaust tar hu det hu vil ha

Ingen kan finna meg der eg kvile
djupt i tankar ingen andre våge tenka
Hu ulme rondt meg, men vil meg ikkje vondt
Eg stole på stormen og følge mitt mot
I mørknå e og dei skinnhellige grå
Ingen sleppe onna, her må alle gå
den same tunge veien uten å belønning få

Stille før stormen, men det va då
Hu rase for fullt, ingen kan stoppe na nå
Vise kje hensyn, her e me alle lika små
Stille før stormen, ta deg i akt, hu dømme uten forakt

Skrike høgt og slår ifra seg
Fange deg inn i all evighet
Eg lar meg kje skremma av
kalde kjærtegn og tunge steg

Kjenn på din frykt!
For me leve aldri så masse så då
Hu får meg for evig og alltid
Mektig og sterk, hu e rettferdig

6.WILDFIRE

To think that there’d be hope for me
I didn’t dare believe
My way so endlessly lonely
I could not see the end

As out of a dream
Like a ghost in the night
With a silvery brush
and the lightest touch

You are here, are you here?
Is this real, it’s too real.
I’m afraid that you’ll leave
Close my eyes, make believe
You broke the fall and came to save me
You changed the path that I was taking

Are you here? Are you real? It’s too real!

I thought that I’d be on my own
Lost inside a storm
You reached out and pulled me closer
Maybe there’s an end

As I awake from
chasing shadows at night
Swift as wildfire
in this bare wasteland

You are here, are you here?
Is this real, it’s too real.
I’m afraid that you’ll leave
Close my eyes, it’s a dream
You saved my soul and came to claim it
You found my heart and tried to mend it

Are you here? Are you real? It’s too real!

But you’re here, now you’re here
Let me sleep, let me dream!
Please don’t leave, please don’t leave!
7. BRINGER OF ICE

A storms breath sought
to keep thoughts at bay
Turn your back on my
shadow cast your way
Swiftly dancing across
cold walls
Seeking shelter in the light
from shadow’s claws
Days are lost to eternities grasp
A quiet sob travels further than you think
Take heed before you wage your war
Nothing is as it was before

Take heed before you wage your war
Nothing is as it was before
My fingers are blackend by your firey touch
Bringer of ice you’ve scorned me

Twilight at the end of the day
Promised hope
that never comes my way.
Listen close,
and you’ll hear my heart
It beats loud,
have I outplayed my part?
You are lost to me but I will wait
For the day, when you will return to me
Emerce myself in the darkest of thoughts
Hoping this wasn’t all for nought

Emerce myself in the darkest of thoughts
Hoping this wasn’t all for nought
My fingers are blackend by your firey touch
Bringer of ice you’ve scorned me
8. SVARTSINN
Eg lokke meg inn i mørket
Eg stenge meg inne i mørket
Kor allting blir ditt
Ingen kan se meg
Bevege meg barra der
aua e blindt, aua e blindt
I golle landskap, kor skyggane rår, skyggane rår
Tungt når kvar ein knaus blir te fjell
Tungt når alle byr sitt farvel

Reisen ekje for alle
Få komme fram
Veien e långe i Skomringsland
Mørke favne om
dei sarte små
Di må alle gå aleina
på bare føtter
Vandra inn i mørke
Få komme fram
Veien e långe i Skomringsland

Eg øyne kje håp
Du seie eg må stogga min gråt
Eg ser ingen slutt
Her e det ingen vei ut
For eg leve i svartsinn
Sleppe kje taket, sjøl om eg vil
For eg leve i svartsinn
Stramme sitt grep
Svartsinn
Svartsinn

Et hjerta slo rot i mørket
Stengt inne i mørket
Lest som ei åpen bok
Ingen hørre meg
Lyden forsvinne
alle e blinde, alle e blinde
I vissent landskap kor mørket består, mørket består
Eg står for fall i mitt eget blod
Såret e djupt, det vil aldri gro
9. WEATHERED EMOTION
In dreams, you’re never far away
You forgive me my sadness and say,
“Let your tears fall to the ground
The creature of us broke our hearts”

Will I escape this emptiness?
The void you filled, I cannot give up
Our hearts entwined, as one they sound

Forever we are two,
destined to walk alone
Distant and cold with
weathered emotion

Keep hiding in the shadows, lie to me and look away
Deep inside I can feel who you really are

The moon wept for us
When our dreams once touched
Still I want to drown in your sweet tasting lies


EVIG NATT

 EVIG NATT is a Gothic/Doom Metal band from Norway started in 2003 by the singer Kirsten Jørgensen (Reism) and the bassist  Stein Sund ( ex-EINHERJER, THUNDRA & THRONE OF KATARSIS).Soon joined to the group the drummer Harald Magne Revheim ( ex-ENSLAVED and THUNDRA).

Line -up:

Kirsten Jørgensen – Vocals
Sverre Gudmestand Hundset Jansen – Vocals
Stein Roger Sund – Bass
Ruben Osnes – Guitar
Harald Magne Revheim – Drums
Arne Marton Tangjerd – Guitars

Discography:

DEMO 2004

Evig Natt - Demo 2004

1. Nemesis of Heart
2. I Am Silence
3. In My Darkest Hour
4. My Demon
5. In My Death I Dream of You
6. Walking in the Air (Nightwish cover)

I Am Silence 2007

Evig Natt - I Am Silence

1. Nemesis of Heart
2. In My Darkest Hour
3. My Demon
4. In My Death I Dream of You
5. A Final Lament
6. I Am Silence
7. Fallen

Diversion gone bad from time
Bewildered by all this clarity
The aberrations of youth
Making us blind
Gone into a reverie
Visions dripping through my mind
A phantasm with no end
Luring me
Into the silver realm of dreams
Behold the stygian black nightmare
Erotic this yearning
Undulating gaze, whispers breathless
Pry your eyes from under the rose
Lipstick petals crushed
Moonlight pales the resonance of you
Your innocence fades in shadows deep screams
Suffer the lonely days
Final shine for winter eyes
In deep blue dreams of May
Nemesis of heart, friend of mind
A safe calm unmistakable
This anesthetic feel of you and me
Taking shape
Painted kisses coil in waiting
Emptiness bristles beneath my skin
Colder still are the feelings fast fading
Warmed where illusions begin
A taste of me lonely
Swallowed in midnight bliss
The words you whisper
Paints pictures of your kiss
Dark thoughts of old
That does not need saying
Hidden but always lurking
In the deepest of shadows
Silent darkness comes too short
Awake a dreaming child from this blackness
Open eyes, discarding world
Chasing vision you whispered, breathless
Pry your eyes from under the rose
Lipstick petals crushed
Moonlight pales the resonance of you
Your innocence fades in shadows deep screams
Finding my resting place
when the slow dark hours come
Frosty midwinter made moon
Nemesis of heart, friend of mind
A safe calm unmistakable
This anesthetic feel of you and me
Taking shape
Painted kisses coil in waiting
Emptiness bristles beneath my skin
Colder still are the feelings fast fading
Warmed where illusions begin

Oh, I wonder what lies beyond this world
Eternal darkness, must be better than this
Living in hope, aching for your last touch
Will I ever feel again?
Will I ever feel again? Feel…..

Through the darkest hour, my pain unveils
My body feels like an empty shell
Tears once fallen, fallen for the last time
Never will I feel again, never will I feel again
Again….

I should have known that you wouldn’t understand
Believe in nothing, would stay
And darkness covers my sanity
My soul yearns for death
My soul yearns for death

The scream inside you weakens
I grasp a hold but you let go
Don’t leave; I need your pain to grow

Silence fills my mind, my eyes slowly dies
The pain I once knew, fades away

Now give into my torment
Distorts and medicates your mind
My razorblade a gift of love

I feel my last breath, escapes my lips
Finally my soul is free

I should have known that you wouldn’t understand
Believe in nothing, would stay
And darkness covers my sanity
My soul yearns for death
My soul yearns for death

My demon is calling
My demon is calling out for me

You daunt me love with your dirge
In this bed I can no longer lie
The crimson roses surrounding your heart
Like a grave for me, and so beautiful made
Guide me through, safe from all thorns

I go from defeat to defeat with myself
The stakes are to high and I’m drawn
Into this obscurity well
The moonless night is mine

My demon is calling
My demon is calling out for me

These times are over, and I must leave
Only dismay in your eyes
The sound of a sweet child deadens
Thoughts of a past as swift as colibris’ wings
Delirium prison, a dark hell, this can’t go on
I bid thee my farewell

Down the hollow, I hear the voices
Demons call my name
They beckon me from the shadows
Trying to draw me closer
But I know, no one travels down the hollow
It’s a morbid place, home to those who’s lost their way

A gust of wind, you’re not here
Walking towards this apparition
The one I’d love to leave
The one I love to hate

My demon is calling
My demon is calling out for me

A taste of your kiss, soothes my heart
Your eyes, looking at me, but you can’t see
All of my pain, of leaving you this way
My heart eager to speak, but silence screams

How could I have known?
How could I let this go on?
How could I let you go?
How could I have loved you this way……?

In my death I dream of you
I hope I’ll never awake
Cause in my death I dream of you
I hope I’ll never awake…..

The pain in my heart yearning your sweet touch
All my fears, drown into darkness
Drifting away, your eyes looks back at me
I try to reach out, but my scars are to deep

How could I have known?
How could I let this go on?
How could I let you go?
How could I have loved you this way……?

In my death I dream of you
I hope I’ll never awake
Cause in my death I dream of you
I hope I’ll never awake…

A final lament and you’ll be gone
from my mind and soul
Banished to an eternity of silence
Echoing from all the walls
The most sacred of chambers
The last trace of you
Screaming at me, clawing and fighting
but my scarred flesh will hold
Numbed from all the pain
My walls, they will hold

This time no rose petal ground
for you to tread upon
This time no rose petal sheets
cover my bed
This time no tears to drown the
pain that burns your heart
This time it’s you who yearns

You’re alone

Can’t you see that I’m your shadow?
I will never let you go
You are mine and you will follow
Fading are the days of old
Make me bleed; I’ll make you suffer
Don’t you think that I will fold
Your time will come as mine has now
You my shame, I’ll take the pain
Your fear, your scars, I can heal them
All that you are I forgive
Your path will be mine, start walking
Their backs are turned, I’m all there is

I’m the silence that surrounds us
Seeping through our heart that burns
Don’t look back, I’m right behind you
A song with no end, hear the hum

Scream…but no one will hear you
It dies inside your soul, you’ll fall

Watching the crimson veil of dawn
Tearing through silence, like darkness fall
Aching and yearning, twisting in pain
Sorrow once torn, scars from my flesh

Like withering stars, falling through time
Everlasting silence, burning within
Shadows of dreams, awakens in sleep
Burning the scars from its torment dream

Falling through a veil of mist
Blinded by darkness, its touch so sweet
Tasting the silence, the silence within
The embrace of the endless sleep

I heard the darkness, it grieves
I heard the anger, it sleeps
I am the silence of grief
I am the silence of sleep

Feel the nocturnal winds of dreams
Reflections of tears, frozen they scream
Darkness and emptiness, is all I feel
Though silence grows in my soul

Like withering stars, falling through time
Everlasting silence, burning within
Shadows of dreams, awakens in sleep
Burning the scars from it’s torment dream

Darkness embraces the cold winter moon
Like lovers dance in their macabre hold
Searching through aeons, darkness and cold
I’m craving for silence, and silence I found

I heard the darkness, it grieves
I heard the anger, it sleeps
I am the silence of grief
I am the silence of sleep

The pain I felt inside, you swept away
Your breath stilled my heart
A moment for eternity
You lay beside my like melting shadows we drown
Will this moment last?
My thoughts wander…

Do you feel the same?

And I fall into you
Silence whispers my thoughts
And I fall through this night
With you… by my side

The warmth in your voice tore my open
If dreams could ever speak
Would this moment last?
The shadows deep in me
You embraced and tore away
Fragile and alone you held my heart

Will you ever feel the same?

And I fall into you
Silence whispers my thoughts
And I fall through this night
With you… by my side

When I felt your soul
I grasped to my own
Burning in my heart
I reach out for you
And I wonder…

Will you ever feel the same?

And I fall into you
Silence whispers my thoughts
And I fall through this night
With you…

Darkland 2010

Evig Natt - Darkland

1. Darkland
2. Evig Natt
3. Until the End
4. I Die Again
5. Sjelelaus
6. The Wanderer
7. Withered Garden
8. My Sin
9. Epitaph

Far into the distance lies
the land that I long for
Where my blood runs like
a river, I have to cross
Every breath, How it pains me
Patiently waiting for the
Raven Goddess to come

I’ll free you from your wings
Now fall
When all fails I’ll be here
To embrace you
Your blood is my river
Crossing you over

Send me into a dreamless sleep
Nightmares cease
while my vessel rots away
away
Nothing can penetrate this
numbing stillness
Where I lie and wait for life

The pale winter mistress
collecting the lost souls
where the unfortunate ones
must go

Fall to the ground
and beg for mercy
She’ll break your wings
and let you fall
Enter the Darkland
There you’ll find me
Follow the raven
I’ll sit by my stone

EVIG NATT

Føl vinden av nåttås kall
Ein søken, ein evige strid
Når dagen visne, og mørke fange mitt sinn
Et bilde av deg, brent i nåttås slør

I drømmar, kor livet dør
Ein frihet, øve det som ein gång va
Ein evige søvn, kor smerten blekne bort
Mitt savn, mi sjel

I mitt indra, et nakent sinn
Fanga i sjelås råe favn
I mitt mørke, ein falma drøm
Ei evige kvila, dødens savn

I drømmar om stillhet
To skyggar smeltes t ett
Smeltes t ett

Ein vandring, langs tomme stiar
Uten håp, uten fred
døden, ein følgesvenn, tar mi hånd
og vise vei, inn t si havn

I mitt indra, et nakent sinn
Sart som nåttås evige skygge
I mitt mørke, ein falma drøm
Ei evige kvila, dødens savn

I mitt indra, et nakent sinn
Fanga i sjelås råe favn
I mitt mørke, ein falma drøm
Ei evige kvila, dødens savn

UNTIL THE END

Take me now and I promise forever
My obsession, my darkest fear
I have suffered enough
My dearest, my love

I can’t stay here any longer
I have lingered long enough
Waiting for you
My dearest, my love

Again and again I’ve pleaded
Begged for you to grant my wish
A lifelong dream of you until the end

Alone in life I face this path
I welcome every step towards the dark
A shadow I will no longer cast
Only a faded memory of the past

Come now my love
Finally I feel no pain, no life
Greet me like my dreams
I pray it will last

How I’ve waited for this moment
I don’t ever want to leave
You mend the broken pieces of me

I open my arms to you my daughter
It’s been a long time coming
This time we will make it last
This time I will embrace you heart
The last drops of your blood
It shall live in me forever

I DIE AGAIN

You are nothing, yet you are, everything to me
Cold winter nights, kill me slowly
I welcome every breath, it brings me
Closer to the end, to nothingness

Settling waters, that run deeper, and
deeper
I close my eyes and drown in my sleep

You breathe me, you leave me
I fade, I die again
This is what I deserve

Here in the dark, this is where I belong
Never afraid, but tired of feeling
Murmurs of a past, I’m listening
I can’t help but hear your whispers

Sjelelaus
Her kor snøen lave ner, kvile mennesket i fred
Ein stille søvn som vare for all evighet
Her kor snøen lande mjukt, dysses barnergråt og frykt
La tankar synka ner i jupet uten slutt

Dynk mi tro i syndeflod, fornekt mi sjel….. i et oppdikta spel…….
Love gull å grønne skogar, hellig liv t evig tid, døyv di frykt for støv ska du bli

Sjelelaus e eg så vie mitt liv t synder å tvil
Sjelelaus e eg så kjenne eg leve, uten å angra, uten å dvela
Sjelelaus e eg så e fri fra lenkår så smis
Sjelelaus står eg imot dei så dele ut frelsa og bot

Der kor tankar blir t liv, dør all meining så di gir
Kor all verdi blir målt i alt det me kan gi
Hvis dei ser tebake på årås løp vil dei forstå
At nøklen dei har blødd og streva for e vår

Dynk mi tro i syndeflod, fornekt mi sjel….. i et oppdikta spel…….
Love gull å grønne skogar, hellig liv t evig tid, døyv di frykt for støv ska du bli

Sjelelaus e eg så vie mitt liv t synder å tvil
Sjelelaus e eg så kjenne eg leve, uten å angra, uten å dvela
Sjelelaus e eg så e fri fra lenkår så smis
Sjelelaus står eg imot dei så dele ut frelsa og bot

Nå kan du sjå ka du har kasta vekk livet på, ein himmel og et helvete
Som ingen noggen gång vil nå

The Wanderer
Darkness impales my soul
The sight, for my blinded eyes
I heard the lament craving my return
Doomed to walk the earth

Craving for darkness in man
I am the fallen, the wanderer
Burning the shadows of time
I am the end

The darkened sky will burn away the sun
Torment for my earthly flesh
Forever, I will wander
Alone into shadows

Withered Garden
Within the cold eclipse
Archaic beauty is captive
Peel from the old memories
And make me love you

In dust and shadows
Of forgotten dreams
I’ll let you believe
You mean more to me
Than the stars in the skies
And all the withered leaves

I’ll be the goddess in your dim light
Binding your heart with lies
Devil in the doorway
Pouring teardrops into our skies

A hero decayed
Jewel to my eyes
Dripping sadness
You are my addiction

A river of tears
To fill my withered winter garden
I cover the snow white roses

A river of tears
In your withered winter garden
I cover the snow white roses
With red tears from my eyes

Flames devoured
And left us in ruin
A pale wasteland
Covered in ashes

My Sin
We would whisper tales of better days
No one but us could hear
Gone with the winter breeze, swept away
Frozen tears with dear for you

Lay me down now leave me here to fade
No one but you can hear
Touch the ghost of an ardent lover
Child of the cold blood heart

How can I reach?
Pull you out from under
Make you see your lifeline
Tied up to mine
Drown me in your sadness
If it makes you stay here longer
Without you I’m nothing
Hear my calls
They’ll draw you closer

I’m down on my knees
You feed of my sin
I loathe what I’ve become
You feed of my sin

I will never let it wither away
Only you could see me through
Trust the night to bring me back again
All my faith has gone with you

Epitaph
I’m floating away
To find my innocence
I’m drifting away
To find my peace

Arrow to coal
Burns through the soul
Wither away
Summer to fall

In my weakness I let you see
through me
You felt my warm skin and
left me cold
Desperately searching in the
dark for you
Breathe new life in me

Take me back and un-dream
this nightmare
Forsake this bitter land and
have me taste you once more
Find me
Howling storm strangles
my call

Tears fall for thee
Embrace the dark in me
Wash me away
I’ll find my peace

Sinking so deep
I watch the mourners weep
My grave cold and bleak
Forevermore

In my….

Take me back…

Water so pure
Coarse through the soul
Wash me ashore
Wash me ashore

I’m floating away
To find my innocence
I’m drifting away
To find my peace
In my…

Take me back…

Requiem aeterna dona eis,
et lux perpetua luceat eis,
Exaudi orationem meam;
ad te omnis caro veniet.
Requiem aeternam dona eis,
et lux perpetua luceat eis.

(translation of Latin text)
Eternal rest grant unto them
and let perpetual light shine
upon them
Her my prayer;
to you shall all flesh come.
Eternal rest grant unto them,
and let perpetual light shine
upon them.

The stillness and the cold
Draws me into shadows torn
Wasted tears for me

Still whispers within

The emptiness won’t let go
Wandering towards the
precious unknown
I’m longing for the dark cold silence
To take hold of my soul

This is the end of me
This is the end of me

I dream of escaping this life
The void you filled, I never
gave up
I’m longing for the dark cold silence
To take hold hold of my soul

Lonely wanderer, in shadow’s grasp
Headed for the Darkland I’ll be
Where dreamless nights are forever
I’m waiting for the end

This is the end
This is the end of me