Minneriket’s Powerful Black Metal


Minneriket is the brainchild of Norwegian composer, producer and artist Stein Akslen. Since 2015, Akslen has been entertaining the masses with his unique brand of Black Metal. His sound incorporates elements as diverse as Punk, Goth and Classical music. The group has released four albums to date and have connected with fans around the world.

“Sorg og Savn” (sorrow and yearning) is the new single from Minneriket, released worldwide to all major streaming services on June 25, 2021. The song represents a new direction for the band and a taste of what’s to come on their forthcoming album. For the first time ever Minneriket presents a full line-up of session musicians. The musicians on “Sorg og Savn” include regular Akslen collaborators Misstiq, Margarita Chernova and Norlene Olmedo as well as some new names in the Minneriket world. Also appearing are renowned musicians; Māra Lisenko, Christina Rotondo, Elvann, Niklas Kveldulfsson, Ingrid.mariea and Maria Kosma. 

I’m honoured that so many talentful individuals have contributed to bring forth my music. It’s inspiring to be working with people who understand music on a spiritual level. Seeing how dedicated people have been to the project is humbling and it makes me work even harder and perform even better. As it should be

Stein Akslen

Opening with an operatic female vocal and Classical strings, “Sorg og Savn” soon explodes into a Prog Rock assault. Massive double-kick drums meet a tidal wave of metal guitar crunch. Gothic piano adds a dramatic melodic element. Beautiful female vocals and a powerful guttural male vocal take turns on the song’s emotional stage. As the track progresses, strings weave in and out of the mix amplifying the intensity. The song is a beautiful, dark and cinematic piece of work.

Listen to “Sorg og Savn” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below the video to connect with Minneriket. Get on their socials and get in the loop on their extensive back catalog and all of the new music they have planned.

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