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ABOUT

Do an internet search for Svendorrian and BLACKNORTHERNREIGN or Black Northern Reign to see music and videos. With a heart colder than a polar winter I do everything, all instruments, vocals, music, recording, videos, with four+ CD/albums. I have never focused on any one thing or instrument, and because of this I have been a Jack of All Trades-Master of None one man studio/ video band that plays Black Metal with death and doom influences. "Cult" Black Metal. So hard and dark it is only known to very few people who are aware of it and is deliberately out of the view of the general public. If you are not aware of this then you are not in the circle and you will never know or even wish to know about it. This is potentially dangerous knowledge and this is way out of your league. DO NOT "assume" anything. Close this window, delete your internet history, and never mention this to anyone. Ever. I grew up being a band nerd in school bands and I used to be advanced to expert on saxophone and bass guitar, and intermediate to moderate on any other instrument I put my hands on, and I read the sheet music for all of them. However due to life priorities I took a 20-year hiatus and got back into it around 2009. Due to the hiatus and medical issues I am no where near as good as I used to be, but I have been good enough. Like a broken freaking record I have been told numerous times by other musicians and others to set up a profile here and have an open mind, and even though I have had this account for years I never really put any effort into it so here it is. There are even more videos that are not listed here.

Screen name:
SVENDORRIAN
Member since:
Jun 12 2014
Active within 2 weeks
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

I play primarily classical black metal with strong classical Avant Garde / dark doom and classical death metal influences. Lyrics are originally based off of old scandinavian Christian hymns-not in agreement with "social" norms of the genre, Many groups of this sub genre of metal may have satanic or paganistic influences, but I do not, even though I do acknowledge Norse Paganism in my own heritage. I do not follow or fit in with others, even in Black Metal. I take my own path. Influences are: Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Emperor, Old style Dark Throne, Gorgoroth, Dark Funeral, Massemord, Hypocrisy, Cold World/Dying God, Borknagar, Deinonychus, Shape of Despair, Skepticism, Morbid Angel (Florida Death Metal), Scandinavian and Nordic metal. Non metal influences are Billy Idol guitarist Steve Stevens, Duran Duran/ PowerStation bassist John Taylor, and the Presa-Canario Mastiff Dog. This type of metal is not out to prove anything, and it's not about displaying talent or ability, it's about artistic emotion. It does not care about and does not follow the guidelines of other metal genres. I take my own path, regardless if it is liked or even disliked and hated. Even in the black metal genre, I could care less. Metal is global, and my Metal fans are global as well.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Moderate
Drums:
Moderate
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate
Saxophone:
Intermediate
Keyboard:
Intermediate
Vocalist:
Beginner
Violin:
Beginner
Piano:
Beginner
Background Singer:
Beginner
Upright bass:
Beginner

EQUIPMENT

Roland Electronic Drums with Tama Speed Cobra double bass/kick pedal, Detuned ESP, Mitchell and Jackson guitars, detuned B.C. Rich, Westone, Ibanez and Steinberger basses (Low A String), Yamaha keyboards, BOSS condenser and Audio-Technics Phantom microphones, TASCAM, BOSS and Roland amps and recording equipment. TC Helicon Vocal Harmony, Alto and Tenor Saxophone. Custom Built Lenovo and Build Redux/Digital Storm CPU/GPU's, Adobe Premier Pro and Panasonic/ Samsung video production, and "The Crypt". 4+ CD Baby Online albums.

MUSIC