DIMMU BORGIR Guitarist Discusses INSIDIOUS Project

DIMMU BORGIR guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) recently spoke to UK's Terrorizer magazine about INSIDIOUS (formerly INSIDIOUS DISEASE), the international metal project featuring members of DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH, OLD MAN'S CHILD and MORGOTH.

Currently unsigned, INSIDIOUS (see band photo below) recently spent time at a studio in Norway recording 12 songs with Terje Andersen (a.k.a. Cyrus) of SUSPERIA in the producer's chair.

NECROPHAGIA frontman Frank "Killjoy" Pucci has co-written and contributed guest vocals to a song called "Rituals of Bloodshed" which appears on the INSIDIOUS debut. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Conceived through Hate" and "Boundless".

INSIDIOUS is:

Marc "Groo" Grewe (ex-MORGOTH) - Vocals
Sven Atle Kopperud (a.k.a. Silenoz) (DIMMU BORGIR) - Guitar
Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass
Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, ex-NILE, ANGELCORPSE) - Drums
Jon Øyvind Andersen (a.k.a. Jardar) (OLD MAN'S CHILD) – Guitar

A couple of excerpts from Terrorizer's question-and-answer session with Silenoz follow.

Terrorizer: How would you describe the INSIDIOUS material?

Silenoz: "I'd say it's a good variation; a good mix of groovy, downtuned stuff, but it doesn't sound too modern, it's more back-to-basics. It's not really technical by any means, like some people might expect, it's more heavy riffing, attitude. It's hard to explain, but it's safe to say that the word 'extreme' would cover most of it. We have fast stuff, of course, but we also have slow stuff."

Terrorizer: Did you have any specific influences in mind?

Silenoz: Not anything specific, but me and most of the guys in the band, we grew up with the '80s extreme stuff and I think that shines through the music but I wouldn't say that we take any direct influence, it's more that feel of what was going on in that time in the late '80s. That quick and clean production on everything loses its charm so we tried to make it sound as analogue as humanly possible to digital recording."

Terrorizer: When do you think it'll see release?

Silenoz: "I'm hoping later this year, though it all depends because we're waiting on artwork and everything, seeing if any labels are interested and then the bureaucracy of going through contracts and stuff. I designed the logo awhile ago so I got a guy from the States to do a new logo based on the album, and that came out really good, and we've already taken pictures for the booklet and what remains now is the idea that every song should reflect a piece of artwork in the booklet — that's gonna be quite a process too but I'm lucky to have friends around me that are happy to do stuff and learn from it too. We've been really happy with the results."

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