Ex-MAYHEM Singer MANIAC: New SKITLIV Track Posted Online
SKITLIV, the doom black metal band fronted by former MAYHEM singer Maniac, has added the track "A Valley Below" to the group's MySpace page. The song is taken from the limited-edition mini-CD "Kristiansen and Kvarforth Swim In The Sea Of Equilibrium While Waiting…", which was self-released to coincide with the band’s recent European tour with SHINING. The EP is limited to 393 copies and contains two tracks and an intro titled "Who Will Deliver Us From Gold And Planets", which was specially created for Maniac by David Tibet and Andrew Liles of CURRENT 93. Tibet and Liles also created the intro for SKITLIV's live performances.
Aside from Maniac himself on guitars and vocals, the lineup on the mini-CD includes SHINING frontman Niklas Kvarforth on guitars and backing vocals, sculptor and former MAYHEM stage designer Spacebrain on bass, and The Blanco on drums, filling in for new drummer Wedebrand who had just joined the band and was rehearsing for the tour while recording was taking place.
Fan-filmed video footage of SKITLIV performing the song "Virescit Volnere Virtus" live in Gothenburg, Sweden in December 2007 can be viewed below.
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