actually just started rehearsing again so we haven't done much in the last
two years. (We had three reh. sessions in 97 and none in 98.) The newest
composition at this moment is called "Divine Facing" and will
appear on a split 7" we're doing with gods Funeral Mist. We have just
about enough material for a fullength I think.
You were playing drums in a band called Werewolf. Is that band still around? Are
you playing in any other bands beside Malign?
There are other sideprojects beside Malign but nothing I wish to get deeper
into..... Werewolf are around I guess but has been on ice for a couple of
What's up with your mag Scriptures Of Malignancy? Will we ever see a #3?
Nah, I'm sort of working on a new mag together with Mist (Ophthalamia) in swedish
but it's not going very fast.
What is the best thing about doing a mag? Any fave mags?
The best thing I think is having the finished product in your hands. Don't
think I have any special fave zines at the moment. Tales of the Macabre and I
Return to/ Came From Darkness are usually interesting.
What do you think about online mags like ours?
I'm generally against this whole internet thing devouring the old underground
feeling but it doesn't bother me that much. I prefer "real"
Best band in Sweden right now?
Funeral Mist and Ofermod are indeed the elite acts in Sweden and the world at
the moment when it comes to Black Metal. This goes further than music aswell.
They are together with a small selection of other bands (including ourselves)
starting a whole new movement in contradiction to what the whole BM circus
has become. Some other swedes I highly recommend are Blackwitch, Triumphator
and Malusum. I also appreciate Otyg, but they're not Black Metal.
Many people say that black metal can only be played by northen people. I
myself think that a band like Mystifier that consists of black dudes is one
of the best and most brutal bands ever. Your opinion...
To be honest with you, and with the risc of sounding "politically
incorrect". I don't consider blacks to be human. With this I just mean
that when I think of the word "people" it very seldomly includes
the negroid race. This is not a racial or political statement. It's just the
way it is. It's not degrading the black race as I hate the white and red and
whatever races too. It's kind of a complex thing to explain. As for who can
play what, I mean it doesn't really seem to matter these days. I certainly
don't think Black Metal is reserved for people in certain countries and I'm
not against black people in that sense but Mystifier to me is just a band
whom I watch the photos of whenever I want a good laugh. Call me a racist or
whatever, I'm not concerned with the racial issue and who's country is the
coolest. I am a religious being. If anyone reading this gets upset, please
don't bother me with silly arguments or threats as they do not bother me. I
can understand that this might piss someone of as so many people let other
decide their oppinion. Use your energy to see through the lies of this "solidaric"
world you live in instead. Especially in sweden, "democracy" is
nothing but suppressing. The people are forcefed with jewish propaganda and
led into sheep thinking from early childhood. As soon as you get aware of
your surroundings you are stuffed with "humanistic" views that are
not your own. Abolishment of free will is of course something I support but I
don't like being bothered by activists who fight for a cause they don't know
the meaning of themselves. We are not a political band and do not wish to be
disturbed by inferior people who waste time with "humanism". Period.
Furthermore, Mystifier seem to be under the impression that communism is
Devil- worship. I read a statement that went something like "When Satan
comes to Brazil, he'll crush the capitalists and bring freedom to each and
all"... Very confused people, no matter the color of their skin...
Are you still using corpse paint?
We still use it yes.
How would you describe Malign's music to the ones who haven't heard you yet?
I'm not concerned with promoting myself. It's their loss really. I don't
bother pushing ourselves. We reach those we want to reach sooner or later.
How important part of your life is Malign? What do you do beside playing and
drinking and stuff like that? Do you work or something?
It's important I guess but not my main priority. As I said earlier, I am a
highly religious being. I haven't worked or studied for any longer periods
for like five or six years and I do not drink much for that matter either. I'm
through with that.
Do you think that black metal can be as strong as it was a few years back? It
seems that today people think that black metal is about playing romantic
synth music and looking like stupid vampires.
Depends on what you mean by strong. "A few years back" so called
Black Metal acts did not play on grammy awards and their merchandise was not
available in the touristcrap merchandise parts of Stockholm. I think this is
deeply tragic. We are not a part of todays Black Metal movement! We are
creating a scene of our own with no ecenomcial benefitting intentions. We do
not create to please little girls who look like vampires, it is soulely about
an outlet for religious dedication. The scene will be strong when it's dead. Black
Metal is a term that has completely lost it's meaning to me. Fuck Black
Perhaps it's time to unleash your hate to all the synthlovingwimps through a
real black metal gig? What do you think, are we going to see Malign live in
You will see us live soon...... It's been three years since we last played
but we'll perform in Uppsala and perhaps Stockholm spring of 99.