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 Darkness 2008), “Liar” (Anima Inferna 2011), “Utopia” (Utopia 2013), the last single from the CD/DVD horror movie concept album which even reached the national finals of the Norwegian Eurovision contest, «Ich will alles» and «We are the ones who rule the world» which both reached top 10 on the German Alternative charts and brought thousands of German fans together on a tour across Germany together with ASP, Gothminister has gotten a significant following of fans through the years.
His new album ‘Pandemonium’, mixed by Henning Verlage (Unheilig, Eisbrecher), is a long-awaited powerhouse which exceeds the even highest expectations. Powerful, sometimes heavily downtuned 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 title track of the new album, ‘Pandemonium‘, takes us back to the new gothic era around 1880 AC, where we find the city and kingdom of Gothminister under attack from its own inhabitants. The old, mighty and evil king, played by Gothminister himself, faces chaos and uproar among his own. But you should be careful what you wish for. “He who fights monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will gaze into thee.”
The king is dead. Long live the king!
The new Gothminister album, “Pandemonium”, will be released on October 21, 2022 through AFM Records.
GOTHMINISTER Artist Line-Up:
Bjørn Alexander Brem “Gothminister“ (Vocals)
Eirik “Blodøks” Øien (Bass)
Glenn “Icarus” Nilsen & Ketil “Turbo Natas” Eggum (Guitars)
Christian Svendsen “Chris Dead“ (Drums)