ACHERON interview online at Voices From The Darkside

There has just been put a great interview with the great American Death Metal band Acheron and frontman Vincent Crowley online at Voices From The Darkside… Check it out, a great catch up on recent happenings and a few questions going little way back, and some about the new ripping album “Kult Des Hasses”, do check that album out as well, ACHERON and Crowley are in great shape!

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DISGRAVED interview

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I found out about the existence of DISGRAVED when I had to do a review of their first demo, the two tracker “Demo 2013”.  After a couple of listens, hot damns and this is quite cool, I believed the band to be Swedish, until I started to dig a bit on the interwebs. The band was from France and delivered Death Metal as I’ve never heard it from down there before. The sound took me right back to the Sunlight Studio days with the fat grinding guitar sound that Tomas Skogsberg did back then, the sound that made Swedish Death Metal infamous together with bands as CARNAGE, GRAVE, DISMEMBER, ENTOMBED and the likes. A young French band sounding Swedish and quite secure on what they are doing, I had to get in touch and hear how they became shaped like that! I had a good chat with guitarist, bassist and drum-programmer Korwent and growler and lyricist DarkMorue (DM).

How did the two of you in DISGRAVED end up as a band?

KORWENT: Well, we have been good friends for a very long time, discovered extreme Metal almost together so I think playing music together was a logical outcome for our friendship! We’ve been planning to do so for a really long time, but didn’t have a real occasion to start a project! Until a day in early 2013 when we were meant to meet friends and party, and finally found ourselves alone together, then we decided to play music and DISGRAVED was born!

DM: Yeah, we already made some random Grindcore before, but not a real and serious project playing the music we really love (like early 90’s Scandinavian Death Metal). But it seems to have always been a dream, that now comes true, and is likely to continue for a long time (or at least we hope so!).

You hail from France, though have a certain taste for good old Swedish Death Metal, judging from the sound on your first release “Demo 2013”, how did the sound end up like that?

KORWENT: The band that made me listen to Death Metal the first time was DISMEMBER, and from the very beginning I loved the grinding tone of the Stockholm bands! So even if I really enjoy a lot some American bands, my favorite sound was and still is the European sound, not only Swedish but mostly Swedish, for the tone it has. That’s why, as for my contribution to the band, I naturally incorporated elements from that scene, but I hope not to just copy past bands, and hope that DISGRAVED will develop its own identity with time, and as for this criterion the demo is in my opinion a success, as it is no copy/paste of any band I know (but if there is one sounding just like us, I NEED to listen to it!).

DM: The typical Sunlight sound is just the most perfect Death Metal sound. My favorite Death Metal Bands are true Scandinavian Boss HM-2 worshipers too, both Finnish and Swedish (DEMIGOD, ENTOMBED, NIRVANA 2002, you know what, haha), and the actual revival of the Death Metal scene led by bands like HAIL OF BULLETS, BLOODBATH and ENTRAILS may just be the best thing that happened to Music since the beginning of the century, along with the last MORBID ANGEL album…

Where are you from in France, and how’s the Metal scene around that area?

KORWENT: We are located in Gif-sur-Yvette, a small town near Paris, where we are something like one of the only three Metal bands (together with NEPENTHYS and SYNTHETIC WATERFALL), and the only band playing something that can really be qualified as extreme Metal. On a larger scale, the French extreme Metal scene is far more renowned as for Black Metal than Death Metal, which is no problem for be, but could be if you ask DM :).

DM: The French Metal scene is really active, and got many really impressive extreme formations (LOUDBLAST, KALISIA, MISANTHROPE, CATACOMB, MASSACRA, SUPURATION, AD PATRES…). To talk about the actual Old School Death Metal scene from France, you MUST check the latest records from NECROWRETCH, CADAVERIC FUMES, AFFLICITON GATES and TORTURE THRONE.

KORWENT: These bands are indeed very good! Go give them a try!

What I miss a tad about the sound of your music, is a human drummer, not that your programming is the worst I’ve heard, I just like the organic feel of a drummer. Are you planning to get one aboard DISGRAVED in time?

DM: To be honest, as the demo was fully recorded in a bedroom, it was impossible to record a human drummer.

KORWENT: Yeah, everything was recorded in my bedroom, and I mixed it on my headphones! The reason why the drums sound so fake is that, we found members to complete the line up during the recording and mixing of the demo, so we decided to release it as soon as possible, and go on with new material and the whole band! That’s the reason why the sound is so raw and the drums are so obviously a drum machine. But for the next recordings to come, we will have the real drummer and much more time for the recording and mixing, so the sound will be far more crushing and listenable!

And as for the programming not being the worst you’ve ever heard, I feel REALLY sorry for the bands having a worse programming than ours, because there is no humanization at all on the drums :D. (Well, I can come up with a few releases with worse drumsound, Anders)

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DarkMorue and Korwent

Besides finding inspiration in the music from the old masters of Death Metal, where else do you find inspiration for your music, and how do you work when writing a tune?

DM: By walking in the forest, listening old Edith Piaf songs and murdering kittens. More seriously, we both listen many genres (from Ambient Electronic Music to Goregrind, along with Progressive Rock and Industrial Metal), but we focus on True Death Metal when we’re working on DISGRAVED. The way we work is simple: It is Korwent that write nearly everything, from riffs to the whole recording and production with personal material. I only help him with lyrics and ideas, but he is the only real musician here, I’m only here to make some strange and loud noises with my throat, haha!

KORWENT: Writing a song can be just as fast as it can be really, really long if you ask me.
Sometimes, I end up with lots of riffs in a very short time, sometimes I cannot write anything for weeks, but I always find them just by sitting and jamming on my guitar, finding something cool and writing it down. I use a lot Guitar Pro because I am used to writing songs I play alone, I hope it will change, when we will be able to really use the potential of having a complete line up, because what I like the most in composing, is the emulation between people playing together and writing something in common.

I would like to ask the same about the lyrics, where is the inspiration for the lyrics found, and what do they deal with?

DM: Ahem… We just wanted to write some Death Metal lyrics. The really first version of ‘Imminent Death’ was featuring mash up lyrics of BLOODBATH and GRAVE songs… And the final version isn’t really better, just talking about stuff like “HAHAHA you will die because I’m going to murder you!”

‘Untoten Wehrmacht’ actually has more “street credibility”. We wanted to make a song about zombies, then watched the movie Dead Snow and ended with a song telling an epic story about a World War versus Nazi Zombies. We’re now just waiting to be called a NS band because of the use of the Wehrmacht word, it would make a lot of publicity and turn us into eternal legendary rock stars!

KORWENT: I think everything to know is said, we do not really focus on lyrics which mostly deal with the usual subjects of Death Metal, like zombies, massacres and stuff.

How did you end up with the moniker DISGRAVED?

DM: DISMEMBER – GRAVE – ENTOMBED. Crush these three words, and you end up with DISGRAVED. It doesn’t really mean anything, sounds catchy and is a perfect reflection of the band’s spirit. Perfect to me.

KORWENT: We were having such a hard time trying to find a good name for the band as we wanted something catchy and straight forward, but every existing cool word was already taken by at least half a dozen bands. So we started to say bullshit and mixing band names as jokes, but when we came up with the idea of DISGRAVED, we were like “Oh, that’s a really stupid name, but it’s very cool!”. So we finally kept it!

DM: And the logo is pretty sweet. Disgusting, sharp and dismembering, I just love it *insert lame emoticon right there*.

You recorded two tracks for your first demo, have you been working on more material since then, and do you have any idea of when we will hear new from you?

KORWENT: Even before the demo came out, we had a few other songs being composed, but we decided that we were going to release only two or three of them the first time, as in a style where an album is around 35 minutes long, having something longer and calling it a demo (especially when it is the first release) would have been a waste of material in our opinion. So we decided to keep these two tracks plus another which we finally did not record as we found members for the band in between, and thought we would keep it for our next release! And as for that release, we really cannot give you a date, probably during next year, but it will be like, the sooner the better! One thing is sure, do not expect us to release only a little 2 track demo like this time, the next one will be far longer!

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How has the demo been received?

KORWENT: Until now, there have not been many reviews of the demo (which is in my opinion normal, because of its duration) but the few we had are in my opinion incredible! The only thing people criticize are faults we already knew the demo had, and already planned to fix for later releases, so it’s very positive for us and makes us want to go on!

DM: Yeah, we weren’t expecting that much for a very first serious recording, so I thank you again for your review !

DISGRAVED is a rather new band, though what is the history of the two of you behind, is this your first band, or have you been a bit around?

DM: DISGRAVED is our really first real band, as we are still young students. We already did some stupid parodic Grindcore under the name of KORMORUE (Korwent + DarkMorue, you see…), everything we did under this name is uploaded on Youtube, if you want to check it… ‘Anti-Lama Radioactif’ must be our greatest hit!

KORWENT: Yeah, KORMORUE was mostly drunk shit we did during parties with a few musician (or not musicians…) friends. But I think it is what launched DISGRAVED in some sort of way: We considered that many of the riffs in KORMORUE should have been used for real songs, as they were in our opinion pretty good, so we decided to make something more serious (even if serious is not the word that describes DISGRAVED most accurately).

What records have the two of you been playing a lot lately?

DM: The new single from BABYMETAL is fucking awesome. And the new DEEDS OF FLESH is going to be my album of the year. To talk about true Death Metal, I really love the new records from ENTRAILS, JUST BEFORE DAWN and TORTURE DIVISION. Really digging the early albums of THERION too, fucking crushing masterpieces, impossible to have guessed that they’d turn into the Opera Metal, we all know them for now!

KORWENT: I really enjoy a lot the latest TORTURE DISVISION too, but I have to admit I have listened to so much old school Death Metal lately that I came to a saturation point! So I listen a lot to other bands in other styles, ranging from NOKTURNAL MORTEM to DEEP PURPLE… Just before answering that question, I was listening to “Agent Orange” by SODOM, though.

Thanks a ton for answering my curios questions, if you have something to add, feel free to fire at will!

DM: I fucking hate you, Voices From The Darkside is the worst webzine ever and I curse your whole family to be raped with a toothbrush every full-moon night. I still thank you for the time you spend, and just want to say that Death Metal will never die, Horns Up, Stay Brutal and usual shit like that \m/

KORWENT: Thanks a lot for your support, I really enjoy having contacts with people interested in the band, so that make me even more eager to have new things to release, so expect to hear from us again!

And keep on listening to grinding Death Metal!

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And do check out my review of DISGRAVED’s demo over at Voices From The Darkside

STRANGE FACTS IN THE SCALPEL CASE interview

Something strange happened earlier this year. I was handed something that looked quite obscure to review for Voices From The Darkside, as no one else wanted to touch it without a contamination kit. After the first couple of spins I started to curse the editor of said ‘zine to My Little Pony land, as the music didn’t speak to me. The release was put away, though as the whip started to crack over my head as the deadline was crossed, I had to play the abomination again. After some spins, the music opened up and let me into the obscure and wicked universe of STRANGE FACTS IN THE SCALPEL CASE and gave me a roller coaster ride I’m not likely to forget. The dark and atmospheric Death Metal contains a lot of twists and breaks, dark seances and utter horrifying moments, damn, how could I have missed out on this at first? I tracked down one of the main men of the Belgian duo, Fynnbrenn Ó Torcklàn who handles the drums, to hear what STRANGE FACTS IN THE SCALPEL CASE are about!

As you, yourself said when I asked to do an interview: “You might wanna know the story behind our bandname” And indeed I do, how did you end up with STRANGE FACTS IN THE SCALPEL CASE?

Hehe, I knew this was going to be your first question, it always is. When we first came up with the idea of forming the band, we started off with plain SCALPEL. Strangely enough this wasn’t used by any metal band at the time… imagine that! The word seemed a fine ‘tool of the trade’ but… as more and more lyrics started to flow, merely ‘Scalpel’ didn’t quite cover the package. I’m a huge fan of Victorian age fiction, ghost- and detective stories (say Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes or Blackwood’s John Silence series). The SCALPEL project shifted towards a darker concept and became known as STRANGE FACTS IN THE SCALPEL CASE. Not the easiest choice from a commercial point of view – then again, we tend to shape things our way and that includes the band name and lyrical concept.
I can hear some inspiration from old NECROPHAGIA and CARCASS, is that completely off? Which bands do ou see as the masters of Death Metal and what bands have inspired you to create the sound and ambience you have?

Skullator (guitars & live bass/vocals) is a Killjoy-fan, no doubts there. I think you can’t ignore CARCASS’ influence either so you do have a point. People usually throw in INCANTATION, BLOOD or ASPHYX as well. Personally I’m not that influenced by Death Metal at all. I write drumpatterns and arrangements after (or usually during) seeing a 70’s Eurotrash movie (both Skullator and I are die-hard VHS collectors, so if you want to get rid of those old horror tapes, don’t hesitate to contact us!) or reading a Lovecraft dreamcycle short story. As for Death Metal, I always considered CELTIC FROST to be my kind of ‘Death’ Metal. I guess if there are any bands or individuals that influence my playing it would be MANILLA ROAD’s Randy Foxe, Neil Peart, NOCTURNUS’ Mike Browning and for example the 70’s rockdrums on speed the way ABSU’s Proscriptor does it. Soundwise – I’m very much into DEATH, BRUTALITY, MASSACRA, LOUDBLAST and IMMOLATION. I’m avoiding the cliché-bands here, you all know who they are and to some extend they all have an influence.

When did STRANGE FACTS IN THE SCALPEL CASE start its venture into Death Metal and how did you end up playing the exact style of music that you do?

Actually, this is a though question. I think at some point, me and Skullator needed a project alongside our other bands to be able to play exactly what we wanted without having to compromise with others. I was t(h)rashing the drumkit in WAELCYRGE & went on to do live and studio drums for DARK AGES, URZAMOTH, TARANIS and CLOCKWORK BLACK, while Skullator made his hands dirty with his very own horror metal project called BURIAL GROUND (yes, it is taken from the Bianchi-movie). Ideas for STRANGE FACTS IN THE SCALPEL CASE go back as far as 2005 but I consider the official starting point to be around late 2009. We didn’t set out to ‘play Death Metal’ pur sang – I’m not a fan of Metal-classification. A Metal band to me is either good, or sucks.


How do you want the listeners to perceive your music?

Simply as good Metal. We create a darker concept, but it’s a setting we draw for ourselves. I think our material needs a few spins to digest and open up, you’ve already mentioned this in your review for Voices From The Darkside ‘zine and I believe you’re right. The material we are working on right now is equally complex. I’ve heard all sorts of descriptions for the kind of Metal we put together, if it sounds like overwhelming spine tingling graveyard business to you – I guess it is then.
How do you work when writing music and where do you find inspiration?

Basically, me and Skullator start by laying the foundations of a song. I tend to have a few keywords in mind which inspire me to certain drumpatterns and vocal sounds, Skullator adds his riffing and we put it all together in what seems a solid base for us. These raw versions are finished by session guitar-player Frederik who provides us with a second guitar track and lead guitars. Some of our work isn’t ‘your average Metal track’ but explores the boundaries of what is possible when it comes to patterns, rhythms, mood and atmosphere. I like to think of it as if order and chaos are constantly being altered, sometimes resulting in a creation that isn’t easy-listening nor typical ‘old school Death Metal’ as we are being categorized. Not every band labeled as old school needs to be an ENTOMBED-copy!
Do you have to be in a special mood to create music or does it just flow?

I can speak for myself as well as for Skullator if I say ideas just flow. No lack of inspiration here. ‘Music’ is all around you all day long, everyday. I pick up rhythms in the strangest places, speed them up and mold them into drumpatterns I can use for the band.
What do your lyrics deal with and how do you come up with them?

Death, added with themes of forbidden knowledge, hauntings and weird fiction. I take care of the lyrical concept in the band, again this is ‘an everflowing stream’ of ideas. I had an obituary-collection as a kid (NOT the band ;-)) so you can say the subject has always fascinated me. Combine this interest with all of the influences mentioned above and you get a KING DIAMOND-inspired approach to writing lyrics. The typical splatterconcept as used by CANNIBAL CORPSE or EXHUMED isn’t really my thing – I like to keep my coffin tales darker, more Ashton Smith-orientated.
How has your first release “Unearthed” been received?

Very well. In the UK, Germany and Eastern Europe reviews are really good. The first offers and interviews are coming in. The title track of the EP is playing on online streaming radio-shows in Portugal, Australia and in October on Kam Lee’s ‘From The Crypt’ podcast show on Brutal Existence Radio.com. The same track will appear on a compilation for the Polish ‘Antichrist magazine’, as well as on the Belgian ‘Face Your Underground’ sampler. Sales are as high as can be expected and the EP is distributed in both North America and Europe so there’s absolutely no reason to complain.


What do you hope to accomplish with the release?

We don’t hope, we stick to the plan. Next month we start promoting “Unearthed” with live shows. We are given the chance to open the Belgian date for MASTER’s ‘The New Elite European tour 2012’ so we’re off to a great start!
When will we see a label pick you up for a nice vinyl release of “Unearthed”? and more material from your hands?

That would be very much appreciated. I rarely buy CD’s and am a vinyl addict so I’d like to see this EP get a proper release on black gold! Until then we keep on recording & releasing our material ourselves. After the live promotion this year we will hit the studio again to record a full-length CD. We are always in writing mode so there’s a lot of (un)finished material yet to be released. We are quite busy rehearsing. This way, we can focus on live shows without having to endanger the writing process for new material.
The band is consisting of 2 members, do you plan to assemble an army and do some live gigs, or is it a studio project?

A band is not a band if it’s only a studio project. Playing live has always been our goal and we will take any chance to do so with both hands. We’ve done so for the past 10 years with other bands, now we’re taking this strange case to the stage. The ‘official’ line-up consists of myself and Skullator, live and in studio we rely on two extra guitar-players Frederik and Jonas. As said, Frederik writes the lead guitar tracks and helps out both in studio and on live gigs. Jonas is our session-rhythm guitar player and is also active on bass in the brutal Death Metal band PUTRID INBRED.
How is the Death Metal scene in Belgium, it isn’t something we hear a lot from up here in the cold North, we get some Black Metal and Grindcore/Hard Core, too be honest I can think of other Death Metal bands from Belgium than BLASPHEREION, what have I missed out on?

I don’t think many people remember BLASPHEREION. In today’s Belgian (Death-)Metalscene, people tend to panic if they see a Death Metal band WITH bullets & studs and WITHOUT caps and baggy shorts. Bullets & studs are associated with a ‘Black Metal’ image… fuck that. In-your-face necro-styled metal is our thing, it doesn’t matter if you like a scream or grunts. I guess every scene has it’s trends which come and go but quality Metal (with studs!) always floats to the surface. I’ll skip the Grind(core) scene but certainly worth mentioning if it comes to haunting Death Metal are EMPTINESS! Also, FRACTURED INSANITY, CADUCITY and LEPTOTRICHIA are doing well, the brutal way! You can check out the rest of the Belgian Death Metal scene on www.deathmetal.be, though I don’t think their style can be compared to ours.

What five albums have changed your life?

Too many to mention, but if I have to narrow it down:
GUNS ‘N ROSES – Appetite For Destruction
ABSU – The Sun Of Tiphareth
W.A.S.P. – The Last Command
MOTÖRHEAD – Ace Of Spades
Also the works of KING DIAMOND, RUSH and JOHNNY CASH are of great influence.

Thanks a ton for answering my questions and to make some good music, please close the interview with manner!

That would be with shameless self-promotion! The “Unearthed” EP is still available for 5,00€ excl. postage through unearthed@hotmail.nl and we have released a limited quantity of ‘Other temptations than those of the Devil’-shirts as well. Check out our official website on www.strangefactsinthescalpelcase.com and read all about death & the undead. Learn how to crack coffins and loot graves. Want to see what we are grinning about? Well… we have a keg of what passes for Amontillado, and we have our doubts…

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AVERSE SEFIRA disbanded

American Black Metal titans AVERSE SEFIRA has officially disbanded. The band formed in 1996, and went on to make their mark through Europe and the Americas, performing with other notable black metal groups like DARK FUNERAL, GORGOROTH, WATAIN, MARDUK, 1349, ABSU, ANTAEUS, and
SECRETS OF THE MOON.

The band gained a respectable following despite a fiercely independent stance that garnered them a complex reputation in the underground. They achieved wider exposure with their signing to Candlelight Records in 2007 and the release of their highly-rated fourth LP, “Advent Parallax”, the following year. Over the last decade, they also appeared in multiple documentaries and books examining metal culture.

AVERSE SEFIRA was known for dealing in esoteric themes, involved lyrics, and fractured musical styles that were regarded as both ambitious and confounding in equal measures. They were also known for strong ties with several veteran Death Metal acts, many of whom regularly touted the band in interviews.

Formal farewell statements from founding members Sanguine Mapsama and Wrath Sathariel Diabolus can be found at the band’s official blog.
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Check out this interview with Wrath Satariel from 2001 (in Danish, make Google translate your friend)

Mordax – Danish Death Thrashing Madness

Death thrashing madness is what the Danish force Mordax is all about. They are soon ready with their debut full length “Violence Fraud Treachery”, which we are looking forward to! Here is what the guys had to say when I threw a few questions their way!

Hails, please start off by introducing yourself and tell us all there is to know about the abomination Mordax?

Jeff: Mordax is a five-piece forceful death/thrash band hailing from Copenhagen. The band formed in late 2008, when Ejnar (drums), Lord Insane (guitar) and Asbjørn (vocals) began working on the debut demo ‘Slaughter’, which was released spring 2010. Mads (guitar) and I (bass) then joined and Mordax began focusing on live shows and writing new face-crushing metal.

What is up with the band name Mordax – how did you come up with that and what does it mean/symbolize?

Jeff: Lord Insane and Ejnar came up with the name, which simply means murderous in Latin.

You have been slated as the new Danish thrash/death metal hope – what do you think about that title – do you feel the pressure?

Jeff: Of course we’re very proud of that title and after a bounce of great reviews of our debut-EP ‘Slaughter’, we feel kind of obligated to deliver an even stronger and more hard-hitting full length album.

Ejnar: Yeah… We landed a deal with the great Dan Swanö for the mix/master part of the new record so hopefully he’ll be able shine up our crappy tracks!

Mordax is delievering a crushing mix of thrash, death and speed metal with a stunning old school feel – how did the band end up playing that exact blend of metal?

Jeff: The diversity in our music definitely comes from the different musical inspiration each band-member has. For example Lord Insane and Ejnar have played genres far away from death metal such as hip hop, pop, etc., and I really think this is a key strength when it comes to songwriting. Basically we all just share a common interest in playing and listening to all kinds of metal – both new and old school.

What bands have inspired you to play what you do in Mordax?

Jeff: The list of inspiring bands is long, but to name a few favorites: Metallica, Entombed, Hatesphere, At The Gates…

Who is writing the music in the band and how do you work when you write the music?

Jeff: ‘Slaughter’ was written by Lord Insane, Ejnar and Asbjørn, but right now we’re busy writing new material for our upcoming debut full-length. Usually Lord Insane, Asbjørn or Mads brings a few riffs and then we just jam until we have a result that skullfucks the listener.

Where do you find inspiration for the music, what bands do you turn to or can an everyday situation kick off a riff or rhythm pattern?

Jeff: Mostly I think everyday situations kick off riffs for our guitarists. For example a new song called ‘Monarch Of All’ was created in an everyday situation, where Lord Insane and Asbjørn were celebrating the large amount of beer they are able to drink by drinking even more.

What is the purpose of your music?

Ejnar: The purpose of our music… Hmm… I guess, even though it’s a poor cliché, that the main purpose of the band is just to have a great time! It really does become an addiction to network, book gigs, record, get out there and see the project grow. It’s great fun and a huge privilege being able to do this with some of your closest friends. Bla bla bla…

How much do you weigh ripping solos and leads when you write the music, as you do shred quite a bit on ‘Slaughter’?

Ejnar: Uhh! Actually we had a concept while writing songs for ‘Slaughter’: each and every track should contain at least one solo, the faster the better… I hope that the highest authority in the band -being Asbjørn – will allow us to carry that concept through to the forthcoming full length. So far I actually think that the first six tracks we’ve finished all contain some smashing lead parts.

You released ‘Slaughter’ last year, how was it received and did it live up to your expectations?

Ejnar: I think we all agree that it was very well received. The band had only really existed for a few months at the time and with no live shows in the catalogue. The material was all written within a very short period of time (actually ‘Flense The Forsaken’ was written in two hours in the studio as a displacement activity since I was too poor a drummer to track the verse for ‘A Slaughter In The Dark’). So all in all I’d say that we are more than satisfied with the way things went for this little self-financed project.

Who is the man/men behind the lyrics and what topics do they touch?

Ejnar: Lord Insane and Asbjørn are the partners in crime when it comes to the lyrics. The only one I could come up with was for ‘Flense The Forsaken’. On ‘Slaughter’ I wouldn’t say that there’s a red line throughout the lyrics. They span from drinking beer to slaughtering people. And maybe sometimes the two things combined…

How important do you find the lyrics and do you have something to tell, or perhaps someone to touch, with the lyrics?

Ejnar: I think we take the lyrics quite seriously in the sense that we want them to make an impression and to be well written. Not that we want to send some religious, murderous postulate or whatever.

You in the band are rather young and is part of the Internet generation, so how do you look upon filesharing and music spreading around the net? Do you use it as a channel of getting more people to know your music and do you think it’ll affect your record sales in the future?

Ejnar: We definitely take a huge advantage of all these fantastic possibilities that comes with Internet. So far we just want to spread the music and cash all the great experiences that this might bring. As I said earlier: it really all comes down to having a great time! So regarding the record sale I’d say we’d have to get a record deal to begin with.

How does it seem with news from the band, are you working on new material and have you been approached by some labels and is there one you are considering signing with?

Ejnar: Yeah… As mentioned earlier there’s a full length just around the corner. Our plan is to release the monster in Summer 2011 so hopefully some label will make the project a lot easier for us! So far we’re only out on the underground label Satanica Productions from New Zealand.

If you could pick your own label to get signed to, what label would you pick and why?

Ejnar: We aim for Roadrunner Records and then we’ll take it from there…

When will we see you tear Aalborg a new ***hole?

Ejnar: As soon as possible! We keep spamming the bookers from Aalborg Metal Festival to give us a chance to tear apart this lovely city.

How do you look upon the future of the band and what do you hope it’ll bring?

Ejnar: A lot of international touring! That should do it!

What are your your 3 alltime favorite metal albums?

Ejnar: I can only speak for myself:

Hatesphere – Ballet Of The Brute
Metallica- Ride The Lightning
Slayer – God Hates Us All.

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