The Metal Insight Podcast #
Podcast #17 - Vicotnik: enigmatic master of Norse black metalDHG and Ved Buens Ende genius
He is one of the most enigmatic musicians in Black Metal – the man behind some of its most intriguing and challenging albums.
He is Yusaf Parvez – otherwise known as Vicotnik.
As the main songwriter in Dodheimsgard, he’s just put out the absolutely mindblowing ‘Ad Umbra Omega’, which itself got album of the month here at the start of the year.
But he also has an amazing life story in Black Metal.
From New Delhi To Norway
Coming to Norway from New Delhi, he was part of the early and mid 90s scene in Oslo which gave us some of the biggest characters and best albums in the genre.
He was part of writing some of them – most notably Ved Buens Ende’s classic ‘Written In Waters’.
Yusaf shared his thoughts on the magical new Dodheimsgard album with Metalireland, as well as giving us an incredible insight into how this true outsider made his way through the Norse scene of the 90s.
Written In Waters
He also reflects upon his time in Ved Buens Ende – how it formed his musical vision and what it meant to be in a band that created such a legendary album.
Never heard it? Dont worry – it’s now an incredible 20 years old, but it’s still got some of the most extraordinary riffs and beats in the entire genre. Enjoy it here in full so that you can really get a sense of what Yusaf has to say in this fantastic and insightful chat.
If you’re an old fan, you’ll love this. Who needs an excuse to listen to it again, right?
– Earl Grey ::: 01/05/15