GOTHMINISTER IS BACK!
“Since the release of his debut ‘Gothic Electronic Anthems’ in 2003, Gothminister Bjørn Alexander Brem has captured the listeners with his hymns of pitch-black magic. Dark shudders, deep lead vocals and thrilling craft of composing within the marrow of Gothic, Industrial-Metal and Electro have become his trademarks ever since. Driving sequences lead into compelling verses which are soon countered by harsh metalriffs. Finally the listener gets subdued by an overwhelming combination of catchiness, denseness and heavenly choirs.” (Myk Jung) With tracks like “Devil” (Gothic Electronic Anthems 2003), “Monsters” (Empire of Dark Salvation 2005), “Darkside” (Happiness In Darkness2008), “Liar” (Anima Inferna 2011) and “Utopia” (Utopia2013), the last single from the CD/DVD horror movie concept album which even reached the national finals of the Norwegian Eurovision contest, Gothminister has gotten a significant following of fans through the years.
His new album „The Other Side“, produced, mixed and mastered by Henning Verlage (Unheilig, Eisbrecher), exceeds even the highest expectations. Powerful metal riffs march relentlessly arm in arm with huge orchestras and heavenly choirs.
The Master himself reveals an astonishing range of vocal-art: from the deepest Gothic-dungeons up to the higher spheres of steaming Rock.
The Other Side is about spiritistic seances, and supernatural experiences. And again, Gothminister find it in the dark and unknown, where the greatest inspiration lies from within the motto Happiness In Darkness, as he sings in the opening track “Ich will alles” (I want everything): “Cause I have darkness on my mind – It is the sign of the times”
-Set Free Black Crow was the first tune we wrote and I think we managed to squeeze in everything about THE QUILL in that one, says Jolle Atlagic.
-Getting together again was very inspiring and new material was flowing out of our brains, endlessly, says Roger Nilsson.
-After two months on the road with Monster Magnet and all big European festivals on top of that we had achieved pretty much everything we aimed for. It was hard to reload and we slowly drifted apart as a band, it obviously took us 10 years to recover, says Christian.
01. Ich Will Alles
02. The Sun
03. Der Fliegende Mann
05. Red Christ
60 We Are The Ones Who Rule The World
07. All This Time
08. Day Of Reckoning
09. Taking Over
10. Somewhere In Time
• Gothminister – vocals
• Turbo Natas – guitars
• Icarus – guitars
• Chris Dead – drums