Progressive Post-Black Metal from Iceland!
Hi! Tell me about Kontinuum. Why did you decide to name the band with such title (to be correct, to change title from Pornea)? What kind of ideas do you explore?
Kontinuum was vague and philosophical enough. Really describes some kind of fundamental natural process. Everything moves on, everything evolves. Figured this might cover any concepts in the future and really describes that our music will always dwell on the more serious sides of life. Our own philosophical exploration.
First of all – congratulations with Season Of Mist signing! How do you think it’ll help to the band?
Thanks. We dont have huge expectations when it comes to support from the label. It will help your exposure. The music and band always stands alone. We will focus on the music.
We like the crowd at Season Of Mist. That is also important to us.
Last your you have released album, called “Kyrr”. So, how’s going the process of new songs? Will you present the same typical for Kontinuum music?
No I think it will be different. There will be more variety. Influences come from more places. The album will be more mature, probably slightly less drama and more punchy. We have alot of stuff bouncing around. It is promising. You never know how things will end up but we have never been better musicians than now.
Where do you take all inspiration from?
In your opinion, what is the best way to define Kontinuum’s sound?
Spiritual post punk rock. Thats my latest made up genre.
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
We like different things. From Mayhem to Phil Collins. We like all kinds of music. We have a soft spot for eighties music. We like atmosphere and music that generally feels honest.
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
Beside Phil Collins? To name someone. Someone from the great Icelandic post punk band Þeyr.
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
We dont have this strategy. As soon as you start thinking about what the large audience thinks you loose your honesty. We just aim to do good music and do killer shows.
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
We raise children. I have no other hobbies although I like to be active, running, cycling, walking on mountains.
Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
Yes, without the support of our families we could not do what we do.
How’s the metal scene in the Iceland right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
Many black metal bands around. I have a soft spot for some grim satanic sacrifies.. so this is good. I think there is slightly less variety in the metal scene but the black metal scene has always spun out more alternative acts. Doom synth groups, post punk etc. I feel there may be a general slight downturn in metal with the kids. Other music is becoming more hip and cool. Really, i dont care about individual genre scenes. I look at the music scene as a whole here. It is so small that everyone plays together. It is relatively easy to play gigs. Generally band in Iceland aim high and are ambitious no matter the genre. Also we have Eistnaflug which is a great milestone for all young bands. It is a great international festival.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
Thanks for the questions and hope to see you soon!