Stjerner, speil og svartebøker...
Released October 31st 2016, Stjerner, speil og svartebøker... was the second full-length album from Minneriket following the single Jærtegn released August 26th 2016.
Stein Akslen teamed up with Rex from Blodsgard to add some bass lines (on Of Storms and Sorrows) and a guitar hook (on Jærtegn) but other than that once again wrote and recorded all the music and lyrics himself, as well as mixing.
Collaborating with Khaos Diktator Design (also known as Atterigner from the Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth) for the artwork, the album takes on a more mystical and esoteric perspective than the previous ruthlessness of Vargtimen. Venturing more into ambient structures and melodic harmonies,together with more use of clean vocals, Stjerner, speil og svartebøker... built on Vargtimen while branching out to a broader repertoar.
Stjerner, speil og svartebøker... was released by Akslen Black Art Records both on CD and cassette tape. The single Jærtegn was released on a limited fluorescent green cassette tape with a cover of Venom's Black Metal on the B-side.