Thursday, March 22, 2018

Interview with Flesh Hoarder done by Patrick posted on 3-22-18

Interview  with  Flesh Hoarder done  by  Patrick

1. Hello how are you doing this week? Please introduce yourself to the readers?

What’s up? I’m doing good, my name is Nicholas Moreno and I’m the vocalist for Texas based death metal band Flesh Hoarder.

2. What age were you when you first discovered metal music and who were some of the first bands you listened to? Who are some of your current favourite bands?

I was about 10 or 11 years old, messing around with the radio and came across a local college radio station playing death metal music when I should have been asleep cause it was a school night and at first I thought I was hearing things because the signal was static-y and I stayed listening to it and ended up liking the music they were playing and would listen every Thursday night and would call in to find out what bands they were playing which became an obsession for me to find out who, what where and shit like that. The show at the time would start about 1AM – 3AM. The music consisted of a lot of death and black metal which I eventually grew to love and still love. Now around the time I had already been jamming Slayer, Metallica, Pantera, just music I came across on MTV which at one point played those kind of bands and videos n shit like that. And at that time I thought that was some of the heaviest music around. But like I said when I came across death and black metal it changed my life forever. I was hooked and am still hooked. Some of the first bands I came across listening to the show was Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Grave, Pungent Stench, King Diamond/Mercyful Fate, Bathory, Emperor, Mayhem, Dark Throne and just grew from there. Like I said, I would call in to find out what was what and eventually go out to the local record store close to where I lived at the time called Flip Side Records which is still around today or even Hogwild Records and would go and pick up whatever cassette I could afford at the time of whatever band I was seeking out. If I remember correctly Morbid Angel’s 'Altars of Madness' album was my first death metal purchase. I remember the dude at the counter second guessing selling me the cassette just because of my age and the content, but was cool enough to hook me up. My mother and father had somewhat of a clue about me liking metal, but still I was reluctant to show them exactly what the fuck I was listening to. Especially with an album like Cannibal Corpse’s 'Tomb of the Mutilated'. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but currently I’ve been jamming Inquisition’s 'Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith' album. Dark Funeral’s newest album 'Where Shadows Forever Reign'. I just picked up the new Watain album the other day which is pretty fuckin' killer. So a lot of black metal and bands like that lately.

3. When did you first meet the other members of the band? And how did you choose Flesh Hoarder as the name of the band?

I first met the guys in Flesh Hoarder back in late 2004, early 2005 when my first band Eviscerated started to play shows and venture out into the club scene meeting people and other bands. Such as Disfigured, Scattered Remains, Exulcerate. Our guitar player Angel I believe is the one that came up with the name and showed us all one night and we all agreed it was a sick band name and it went perfectly with the music.

4. What is the current line up of the band? And who would you say are Flesh Hoarder biggest influences?

Myself Nick Moreno as the vocalist, Mike Deleon on guitar, Angel Tarin on guitar, Adam Deleon on bass, and Rene Martinez on drums. Old school Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, Immolation, Broken Hope.

5. Homicidal Necrophile is the band’s debut release which is being released through Comatose Music. How did you and the band come in contact with this great label?

Mike and Adam’s other band Disfigured had released a few albums with Comatose Music over the years and so did Angel Tarin’s old band Exulcerate which released an album as well through Comatose. So we were familiar with the label and Steve Green, as well as his own bands, which we are all fans of. So when we decided to look for a label, Comatose Music was the first to come to mind. Thanks to Comatose for giving us the opportunity to release this fuckin' thing. Total professionals when it comes to taking care of the bands and helping get the music out. Glad to be a part of it.

6. Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member usually write everything?

I would say our boy Angel has been the mastermind behind the music we have helped put together as a whole and with some input from us here and there to help shape shift some killer tunes. Lyrically I handled all that myself.

7. Besides the upcoming release does the band have any releases or merchandise available for the readers? If yes, what is available and where can the readers buy the merchandise?

We do have a demo out which was recorded back in 2012 titled 'Infatuation with Menstruation'. We do not have any physical copies of that one anymore so if you got one, you got one! You can still download it from our Bandcamp page for a buck. If interested in Flesh Hoarder merchandise you can message us on our Facebook page and we will get you hooked up. As of now we are currently working with Comatose Music and TXDM printing to create some more sick merch to have ready once the album is released.

8. Has Flesh Hoarder played very many shows so far? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?

We have played a ton of shows since our first show of August 27, 2011 and I’ve lost count over the years. I would say getting to open for Deicide in 2012 was a definite highlight for me as it was our first big show since the bands inception. It was killer to have the opportunity to open for a historical band like that and one of our all time favorite death metal bands. Another couple good ones would be opening for Obituary doing the 'Cause of Death' album in its entirety and Morbid Angel’s tour doing the entire 'Covenant' album. Since then we have had the opportunity to open for pretty much all the bands we grew up with and have loved listening to since we were all kids. A lot of good times have been had and even more better times are still to come.

9. Are there any tours or shows coming up in support of Homicidal Necrophile? If yes, where will the band be playing and who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?

As of now we have a lot of local shows coming up just around Texas and the only out of state show so far will be out at the Las Vegas Death Fest on May 12th which is pretty fuckin' cool being as that will be the weekend 'Homicidal Necrophile' is unleashed. Since signing with Comatose Music it has definitely opened up more doors for us and look forward to what the future has in store for Flesh Hoarder. Well, the day we play the LVDF, we are getting the opportunity to share the stage with one of our favorites Dying Fetus as well as Putrid Pile, Defeated Sanity, Guttural Secrete and our Texas death metal brothers Devourment. Coming up in June we will be co-headlining with yet another old school favorite of ours Mortician here in my hometown of San Antonio, Texas. Gonna be a killer Summer for sure.

10. Besides playing and working with flesh Hoarder do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands or solo projects?

I have been with my other band Eviscerated, not to be confused with Eviscerated (CA) and Eviscerated (SWD), since 2004 and released a demo in 2005 titled 'Suicide by Self Disembowelment', followed by an album titled 'Gorging on Rotting Entrails' which was released in 2007 on Sevared Records. Since then, I have also jammed with Grieved, which was a melodic black metal style band for a few years. A couple years ago I started helping Mike’s other band Disfigured out and playing some shows here n there which also features Adam on bass as well. They’ve had that band going since about 2000 if I remember correctly and have released a couple albums on comatose titled “blistering of the mouth” and “amputated gore whore”. I’ve been helping out some other good friends of mine in Vaginal Bear Trap on vocals doing some shows here n there as well. Recently our guitar player Mike Deleon had an opportunity of a lifetime to jam with legendary frontman Phil Anselmo in his self-titled band Philip H. Anselmo and the Illegals which just released an album so he’s got his hands full for sure. Our drummer Rene started out in a band called Scattered Remains which my band Eviscerated played countless shows with over the years, he’s featured on two of their albums as well as Whore of Bethlehem’s first album and both of Disfigured’s albums. Currently he’s working on another project called Embodiment of Suffering. Our other guitar player Angel Tarin, jammed in a band called Exulcerate and they too also released an album through Comatose Music about 12 years ago. We all have our history together in the scene and have all been friends for a very long time, so it only made sense to come together and create what Flesh Hoarder is today.

11. Flesh Hoarder comes out of the Texas brutal death metal scene, what is your opinion of the brutal death metal scene in Texas?

Well like everything else in this world I would say it has had its definite ups and downs for sure. You have some good shows, you have some bad shows. Shout out to those few promoters who will go out of their way to make these types of shows still happen and keep the underground alive. Still I would say it’s pretty strong, especially when it comes to the talent and musicianship you see in some of these types of bands today.

12. Who are your all time favorite bands from Texas? And are there any new upcoming bands you could recommend to the readers?

Well of course growing up in Texas I think all of us in the band can agree on Pantera being an old Texas favorite for sure. Then you have bands like Devourment out of Dallas, Texas who we all love. Fuckin' Absu who’s based in outta Dallas as well. Also another killer band, one of my personal favorite thrash bands D.R. fuckin' I. Texas based death metal bands people should be on the look out for I would say are Whore of Bethlehem from Austin, who are out here killing it in the Texas scene right now as well as our friends in ID who are not only a killer band but a well rounded group of musicians and are tight as fuck. Another band called Cheesegrater Masturbation based out of my hometown of San Antonio, Texas need to be heard. It’s some sick grind shit and those guys will be out on the road later this year so be on the lookout. Another sick grind band from San Antonio would be Vaginal Bear Trap who have been out here for quite some time tearing it up in the Texas scene. Flesh Hoarder just jammed with another band here in San Antonio the other day called Slaughterwitch who put on a fucking killer old school death metal set. So be on the lookout for them. Have some other San Antonio homies in Horrific Visions and Defiled Crypt keeping it fucking sick down here as well as my buds in Chaotic End. If you’re in the mood for some psychedelic stoned to the fucking bone doom then you should definitely check out a band called Cursus who are a killer fuckin' two piece And last but not least my good friends in HOD who’ve been keeping the blackened death metal alive and well here in good ole San Antonio. So go find their Facebook pages and give them a listen and if you like what you hear click that like button.

13. Besides bands are there any honest, reliable labels and distros you could recommend to the readers?

Our label Comatose Music, also be sure to check out Sevared Records, Ossuary Industries, and Hell’s Headbanger Records.

14. When not working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?

Buying and listening to more death/black metal from bands I love to listen to with the occasional doom and gloom here and there. Finding new and more obscure bands to rot my mind with and collecting old vintage death metal shirts. Going to shows and supporting. I'm a freak when it comes to those kinds of things. Been a big gamer and have been into playing all the Call of Duty series for quite some time. Oh and Grand Theft fuckin' Auto! Perfect for when you’ve had a shit day for sure.

15. Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?

Thanks for the taking the time to give this a read and obviously you are a supporter of the underground if your read up to this point and for that I salute you. Cheers!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Interview with Cardiac Arrest done by Patrick posted on 3-16-18

Interview with Adam Scott guitarist and vocalist for Cardiac Arrest done by Patrick

1. Hello Adam, how are you doing this week? Please introduce yourself to the readers.

Doing alright, Patrick. Just relaxing after a long day and rocking to Thin Lizzy. I perform guitar and lead vocal duties in the band and aspiring mass murder during the day depending on who I come across

2. When did you first get the idea to start the band and how did you choose Cardiac Arrest for the name of the band?

When we thought about a name just some odd twenty years ago. It was a matter of what seems cool and not taken, haha. Went starting out too it was also a case of finding friends with the common interest in Metal. As well as ones that actually wanted to actually PLAY the music.

3. Cardiac Arrest will be releasing their sixth full-length, “A Parallel Dimension Of Despair”, through the mighty Memento Mori. How did you and the band come in contact with this label?
I knew Raul at Memento Mori and had a handful of his other releases, so I was aware of them. When we were searching for a label for “A Parallel Dimension of Despair”, I let Raul hear some songs as an idea of what he would get. There was definitely interest. A lot of talking went on and then... Well, as the saying goes, the rest is history, haha.

4. How long did it take you and the band to write the music for the new release?

It takes some time usually, between playing shows on occasion and having to deal with work schedules that play a factor. Definitely doesn't get easier as you get older for sure. Plus, we took a little time to record some of these songs for a promo CD with shopping to labels being the purpose in mind. So I would say about a year and a half or so.

5. Adam, you handle the vocal duties for the band so I assume you write the lyrics for the music. What are some subjects you wrote about on “A Parallel Dimension Of Despair”?

Most of them, yes. “Rotting Creator” being the exception, which were lyrics that Tom (guitar) had from one of his old bands, Dogod. Here's a play by play with some of the songs. “When the Teeth Sink in” is inspired by the Italian gutmuncher Cannibal Apocalypse. “Immoral and Absurd” is a salute to fans of Metal and horror alike. Both go together like milk and cookies, and both seem to get the 'stink eye’ from most society. “It Takes Form” was inspired by John Carpenter's The Thing. “Professional Victim” is simply poking fun at today's PC culture. It has no place in metal and NEVER has!

6. Besides the upcoming release, does the band have any other merchandise available for the readers?

If yes, what is available and where can the readers buy it? Yes. I could go on about what we have all together, but people can order CD’s, vinyl, t-shirts, etc at

7. In your opinión, what is the best and worst thing about the underground scene today? And what does underground Metal mean to you?

Hard to say what is best. The hunger out of those sort of bands maybe. Worst, like most walks  of life, it has its phonies. That talk the talk and don't walk the walk. Wait a minute... I think I also just answered the second part of the question as well, haha.

8. I know Cardiac Arrest has played many shows over the years. What were some of your most memorable shows that the band has played? And who were some of the bands you shared the stage with?
Definitely a handful. Getting the chance to open up for Autopsy in Chicago in 2012 was beyond phenomenal. Montreal on tour with Enthroned and Destroyer 666 was was otherworldly. Most of the dates when we toured Europe with Nominon were a blast, and the ender was Neurotic Deathfest in the Netherlands, easily the most people we ever played to. Recently, we played out in San Antonio, Texas, for an event called Winter Hell, with bands like Weaponizer, Nucleus and a plethora of others and it was just a flat out violent crowd. Texas knows how to do it up!!!

9. Are there any upcoming shows or tours planned in support of “A Parallel Dimension of Despair”? If yes, where will the band be playing and are there any plans to do an European tour?

Yes, a trek in Europe is in the Works, including being on the NRW Deathfest. Also playing with Nunslaughter in Chicago in May. Also a few other things we have in the works that aren't completely set up, but we have some plans on some good things!

10. Besides the upcoming release, I have read that Transcending Records will be releasing the debut, “Morgue Mutilations”, on vinyl? When did you first get the idea to re-release the debut on vinyl?

It is indeed out now. Well, “Morgue Mutilations” has been out of print for a number of years and long overdue for the vinyl treatment. So what better time to put it out? CD version will come out in due time as well.

11. Are there any plans to re-release the past Cardiac Arrest releases on vinyl soon?
No immediate plans at this time. But that is something we definitely want to do.

12. When you need to take a break from writing new music or band business, what do you like to do in your free time?

I like watching movies from time to time. Hit the gym. Of course collecting music. Or just flat out taking a fucking nap!

13. Thank you Adam for taking the time to fill this interview out. Do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thanks a bunch for the interview. For those reading, get “A Parallel Dimension of Despair”! Thanks for the continued support and hope to see if we come to a city near you!

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Interview with Foul Body Autopsy done by Patrick posted on3-14-18

Interview with Tom R. vocalist and all instruments of Foul Body Autopsy done by Patrick

1.Hello Tom how is life going in the U.K this week? Please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hi, life in the U.K is ok at the moment, well other than the flu that’s going around and we had a lot of snow recently. (How English complaining about the weather already) anyway hello, readers I am Tom and I am the sole member of Foul Body Autopsy!

2. Tom you started Foul Body Autopsy in 2010 when did you first get the idea to start this band? And who would you say are Foul Body Autopsy's biggest influences?

Well, I was 17 at the time and still playing in local bands but I had been thinking about starting a solo project for a while. I think I ended up stumbling across a video of Putrid Pile playing obscene extreme and it made me think “that’s what I need to do” and the rest is history.

The influences are always changing at the moment I am on a massive Doom/Black Metal kick especially bands like Earth, Bell Witch, Grief, Sunn O))), Xasthur, & Wolves In The Throne Room. Also Cardiacs load of Cardiacs.

3.Tom I believe you are the sole member of the band did you plan to work as a one man band or would you like to find new musicians to make a full line-up?

Yes, I did plan to do Foul Body Autopsy as a one-man band, and as far as getting other musicians to play in the band? the answer is FUCK NO!

4.What do you feel is the easiest and hardest thing about being a one man band?

It’s all relative, being a one-man band is piss easy and extremely hard work all at the same time.

5.Foul Body Autopsy's second release This Machine Kills Zombies will be released soon. How long did it take you to write the music for the new release?

I think I started writing the album in July of 2016 and then finished it in December of 2017. So in total, it took about 17 months to write and record the album.

6.The lyrics are based on George A.Romerero's Day Of The Dead when did you get the idea to do a concept release?

I am a big fan of old school horror films and I have always been enamoured with George A. Romero’s work. Especially his original dead trilogy, the films always had a good amount of social commentary weaved within the overarching story. For example, Night Of The Living Dead explores civil unrest, cold war paranoia as well as class and race conflict. I remember the specific moment that I decided to make a Romero style concept album. I was sat in a studio with a friend while he was mixing one of his songs. I just happened to be checking my Email when I found an article with the title, "North Korean Ghost Ships Full Of Corpses Are Washing Up On Japanese Shores" and from that moment the concept was born!

7.I believe This Machine Kills Zombies is a digital release are there any plans to do a physical release soon?

From now on all my releases will be predominantly digital, I have a few reasons for this but the main reason is that people are not buying physical like they did years ago. So it’s a waste of money making physical in my mind.

8.Besides the new release are the bands previous EP.'S and debut full length still available to the readers to buy?

The debut full length is out of print but you can still get the Eps in physical format for now.

9.Other than George A.Romero do you enjoy watching any other horror movies? If yes what are some of your favourite horror movies?

Yes I do like a lot of horror movies I like to stick with old school horror though as I find new horror to just be jump scare crap. Or just got awful shit like Paranormal Craptivity

Some good movies are The Silence of the Lambs, Psycho, The Serpent And the Rainbow, The Evil Dead, Alien & Night Of The Creeps.

10.Who are some of your all-time favourite actresses and actors you enjoy watching? And other then George A.Romero who are some directors you enjoy watching?

I don't know what if I have favourite actors some of my favourite directors are. George Romero, John Carpenter, Wes Craven, Dario Argento, David Cronenberg & Tobe Hooper.

11.Besides working in Foul Body Autopsy do you currently work with any other bands or solo projects?If yes please tell the readers a little about them?

The only other band I play in is a Grindcore trio called Nagasaki birth defect and we have a few records out and a second album on the way.

12.What does underground metal mean to you?

Freedom to experiment musically without boundary’s.

13.Besides metal do you listen to any other forms of underground music if yes what genres do you listen to and who are some of your favorite bands and artists?

Well at the moment I am listening to a lot of minimalist and ambient music.

14.When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Watching films, Watching boxsets,Finding new music,Reading Books,Cooking,Cycling,Yoga,Getting tattooed, Sleeping,

15.Thank you Tom for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?

Please checkout my music! Thanks for reading!

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Cardiac Arrest--A Parallel Dimension Of Despair cd {Memento Mori} posted on 3-14-18

Cardiac Arrest--A Parallel Dimension Of  Despair  cd {Memento Mori}

Chicago's own Cardiac Arrest return with their brand new full length A Parallel Dimension Of Despair the music is played with a  old school brutal death metal sound and feel.The drumming is done with a lot of skill  and well written and played drumming patterns.Mainly  played with  fast drumming patterns but the drummer  does slow to a more controlled mid paced range within some of the songs. The vocals are old school death metal growls  that fit Cardiac Arrest's style perfectly. The guitar work is done with some extremely tight and well written and performed  guitar sections.The guitars range from a mid paced heavy guitar sound to  a  all out assault  of fast and frenzied guitar patterns.If you are a fan of this great bands previous releases then be sure to  pick up a  copy of A Parallel Dimension Of Despair today.

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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Kingdom--Putrescent Remains Of The Dead Ground cd {Godz Ov War Prod.} posted on 3-11-18

Kingdom--Putrescent Remains Of The Dead Ground  cd {Godz Ov War Prod.}

Coming out of  Poland's mighty death metal scene is Kingdom who will be releasing their fourth full length.Putrescent Remains Of The Dead Ground is eight tracks of massive heavy death metal.The music is mainly played in the faster realm of death metal with some mid paced  sections mixed into the music.The guitars are played with speed and aggressive patterns and structures.The guitarist can write and perform some well written structures and even add some guitar solo's mixed into the music.The vocalist does a good mix of old school gruff death growls and some deeper death growls.
 This is Kingdom's best release to date so if you are a fan of Kingdom's previous releases then be sure to check out the newest release today.

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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Review done by Patrick of Hell's Coronation--Unholy Blades Of The Devil cd {Godz Ov War Prod.} posted on 3-3-18

Hell's  Coronation--Unholy  Blades Of The Devil  cd  {Godz Ov War Prod.}

Starting  the  release off with a short intro  the music does a good job of  blending black metal and doom together.The drums  are done  with alot of experience  and heavy mid paced  drumming patterns that are mainly played in the slow to a mid paced drum style.The vocals  are grim shrieks of despair  that  really  work  with Hell's Coronation's blend of doom and black metal.If you  are looking for a band that  blends a unique style of black and doom metal elements together then be sure to pick up a  copy of  Unholy Blades Of The Devil  today.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Demonical--Chaos Manifesto cd {Agonia Records} review done by Patrick posted on 3-1-18

Demonical--Chaos  Manifesto  cd {Agonia Records}

Sweden's Demonical  return with their fifth  full length release to date.Chaos Manifesto features nine songs of  old school Swedish death metal while also adding some melodic elements with the music.The vocals are a mix of deep death growls  and some old school gruff  growls are used in a  few of the  songs.The guitarist can write and perform some well written and played  structures whether the guitars are chaotic and fast patterns or a more calm and mid paced.The guitarist  even adds some  well written and performed guitar solo's.The drums are played with hyperspeed drumming patterns and some slower mid tempo drums entertwined within the music.If you  are looking for a  great release of  solid well executed Swedish death metal with the bands own writing ability then do yourself a favor and pick up  a copy of  Chaos Manifesto  today.

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Interview with Skeletal Remains done by Patrick posted on 2-24-18

Interview with  Chris Monroy Vocalist,guitarist of Skeletal Remains done by Patrick

1.Hello  Chris how are you doing this week?Please introduce yourself to the readers?

Hey man I am doing great thank you for asking! Chris here guitar and vocals for skeletal remains!

2.  Chris you handle the guitars for Skeletal Remains when did you become interested in playing the guitars?Did you take lessons when first starting out or are you self taught?
For the most part I am self taught I tried taking lessons once when i was in high school but it didn’t work out i was learning everything I could learn on my own so decided to stop taking em and just kept doing what I was doing before. My older brother actually played guitar so I guess he was one of the main reasons I started playing although he played a different style of music but I think it started with him showing me how to play a few songs back when i was younger then I kind of just started learning how to read tablature and Id just sit for hours a day and learn my favorite songs.

3.Who would you say are your influences and favorite guitarists?

Some of my favorite guitarist and influences are Jason Becker, Steve vai, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, James Murphy, Marty Friedman, Chuck schuldiner, David Gilmour.

4.Besides the guitars you also take care of the vocals when did you start growling?Do you do anything special to keep your voice healthy?

When i formed skeletal remains was the first time i actually took singing serious before that I never really sang much and if I did was just for fun when I would jam with friends but it was never anything serious like now and I never really wanted to be the singer it kinda just happened because we couldn’t find a singer at the time haha.. not really much man I guess just drink a lot of water when I’m on stage or right before getting on stage And try to stay hydrated.

5. Chris you all formed Skeletal Remains in 2011 when did you get the idea to form the band?And who would you say are Skeletal Remains biggest influences?

The idea came from just simply loving death metal and wanting to play some covers with a friend when we had free time it was never nothing serious as I was pretty busy with my full time band at the time so it would only happen when I was home from tour. Then we started writing our own songs and they sounded pretty ok so we decided to do a demo and the rest is history now we are here...
Some of the biggest influences would be pestilence, gorguts, demolition hammer, death, disincarnate, obituary, morbid angel...

6.Devouring Mortality is the bands third release how long did it take you all to write the music for this release?Does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member write everything?

For the first two records before it was me and Adrian Obregon doing most of the writing but this time around it was pretty much all me doing the music and for lyrics I had help from Adrian Marquez and Johnny. As far as how long it took I guess it was quite a long time just because we went through three drummers during the writing of this album so that also made things take a bit longer.

7. Chris, you handle the vocals so I figure you take care of writing the lyrics for the music what are some subjects you all wrote about on Devouring Mortality?

It’s actually me and Adrian Marquez who wrote most of the lyrics for this album But alot of things come into play when it comes to the lyrical content on the album. From natural disasters to autobiographies and stories on historical figures, science-fiction and even video games believe it or not. Just a lot of what we are into and fine very interesting on a daily basis. We like to take any topic or idea we find interesting and try to make it as brutal as possible.

8.Besides the upcoming release are the bands previous releases still available for the readers to buy?Besides the physical releases does the band have any other merchandise available if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?

You can still purchase the first two albums from us on our online store or at our shows as well with a bunch of other merchandise we have available. We have a lot of different things shirts patches sweats shorts flags pins etc. so go check it out. 

9.I know Skeletal Remains has played many shows over the years in both the U.S and Europe.What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years?And who were some bands you have shared the stage with?

Oh man there has been so many cool shows I would say hellfest in France was one of the best shows sharing the stage with so many sick bands was a dream come true. Playing japan for the first time was amazing as well we had such a great time a lot of killer fans out there can’t wait to go back. Party san on our first European tour was also a big one we played first at like noon and there was so many people there for us it was really crazy and amazing experience.

10.Are their any shows or tours planned in support of Devouring Mortality?If yes where will the band  be playing?

Yes we have are playing Canada for the first time in March supporting the mighty demolition hammer and we also have an album release show here at home in April a European tour in May with our label mates angelus apatrida from Spain. Strikefest in Los Angeles which has an amazing bill that you should check out if your not familiar with it. And some stuff later in the year is also booked but I can’t announce yet I guess best thing would be to keep an eye out for announcements on our Facebook and Instagram.

11. Chris, when not working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?

When I’m not busy with SR I am usually working here at home because we all still have daily jobs to pay our bills. Besides that most of my time I spend with my family because sometimes being away from them for a month or two on tour sucks so I always try to be with them when I’m home. And also go to shows when any cool bands come near LA.

12.Skeletal Remains comes out of California's old school death metal what is your opinion of the metal scene in California?

It’s great man there is a lot of cool bands coming out all the time that are also doing the same style we are and it’s great to see that. The scene it self can be a bit weird here in LA people support rumors instead of music it seems like and i find that pretty dumb haha but it’s not always like that but you will come across it.

13.Who are your all-time favorite bands coming out of California and are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?

There is a few that i really enjoy. Necrot from Oakland is great also Rude but I’m not sure if they are still based out of Oakland. There is this band from Oregon, Torture rack who we played with at Maryland Deathfest also a sick band.Our friends from Morfin, Blade Killer you should check out as well.

14.Thank you Chris for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final comments for the readers?

Thank you guys for the interview and thanks to anyone who took the time to read this! Keep supporting and make sure you pick up our new album “Devouring Mortality” out April 13th!

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Interview with F.K.U done by Patrick posted on 2-22-18

Interview  with F.K.U  done  by  Patrick

1. Hello please introduce yourself to the readers? At what age did you first start listening to metal music?

Pat - Hi there, I’m Patrik Sporrong aka Pat Splat, the guy handling the bass duties in F.K.Ü. My first contact with metal, or to be more precise, harder rock, was when I saw KISS live back in 1976 at the age of ten. I was totality blown away and there and then I decided that this was the best music ever and that this was something I wanted to do as well.

2. Who were some of the first bands you listened to and who are some of your current favorite bands?
Pat – Well, for obvious reasons KISS was one of the bands I was deeply inspired by and listened to a lot. Then there were Sweet and Alice Cooper that also were in the line of the music I really liked. But pretty soon the search for harder stuff started and bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica and Slayer took over my life. My love for these bands is still intact. Some of my favorite bands right now would be Wolfbrigade, Terrortron, LIK, Södra Sverige and Henrik Palm.

3. F.K.U was started in 1997 what gave you the idea to start this band and who would you say are F.K.U’s biggest influences?

Pat - Well we started the band as early as 1987 actually and then our second big influence besides horror movies was the crossover thrash scene with bands like Crumbsuckers, Carnivore, Wehrmacht, Mucky Pup, D.R.I. etc. And among them one band particularly, namely the band S.O.D., and band that also gave us the idea for our band name.
Since S.O.D. had a song on their album “Speak English or Die” called Freddy
Krueger, that and our wish to make the name an abbreviation with three letters, just like D.R.I. we went for the F.K.Ü. aka Freddy Kruegers Ünderwear moniker. Adding the umlaut to the U just to make it more metal.
Our first logo even had a pair of boxers with Freddys knife fingers emerging.
And our main goal was the same as it is today, to have fun!

4. 1981 is the bands newest release, which is being, released through Despotz Rec. how did you and the band come in contact with this label?
Pat – We felt that it was time to move on when it came to record label and we were having serious thoughts of going back to releasing it all by ourselves as in the early years but then I heard from a friend of mine that Despotz knew that we were in-between labels and ask him to ask us to get in contact with them. And it only took one phone call to realize that this was a label we wanted to work with.

5. How long did it take the band to write the music for the new release? Does the whole band work on writing the music or does one member usually write everything?

Pat - On this album Larry and Emp wrote the music, I wrote the lyrics
And then we just isolated our self’s in the rehearsal room to make it all
merge together into one bloody mess. We were really focused and we decided early on that this album should be short, aggressive and in your face with no fillers. We really had fun recording this album and I think that is reflected in the final result.

6. Lyrics are based on slasher; horror movies released in 1981 what gave you all the idea to do a concept release from the year 1981?

Pat - We wanted to make an album that was 100% focused on paying tribute to the slasher classics and since 1981 was the year when a lot of the best ones in the genre
were released, we basically just came up with the idea of focusing on that year.
Calling the album 1981 and naming the songs by the movies that inspired them was our
Idea with being as honest as we could be with our intentions with this album.
The songs included on the album are definitely among our favorites but there are many that were left out since we wanted to make a relatively short and intense album. Titles like Happy Birthday To Me, Bloody Birthday, Bloody Moon, Cannibal Ferox, Final Exam, Graduation Day could easily have made it if we would have released a double album. But since we decided in an early stage that we wanted to make a short and intense album we had to be extremely selective choosing the ones finally ending up on the album

7. Besides the 1981 release are the bands previous releases still available to buy? Does the band have any other merchandise available if yes what is available and where can the readers buy it?
Pat – Our 1999 debut album ”Metal Moshing Mad” has been out of print for a long time. That goes for both the original pressing and the 2007 re-release. Our second album from 2005 ”Sometimes They Come Back… To Mosh” is still possible to get hold of from some retailers. ”Where Moshers Dwell” 2009 and 4: Rise of the Mosh Mongers is still available both through our home page and most bigger retailers.

8. What have been F.K.U’s most memorable shows over the years? And who are some bands you have had the pleasure to share the stage with?

Pat – Some of the highlights in our career so far would be the 2007 west coast us tour we did with Engorged and Ghoul and playing Sweden Rock Festival in 2010 in that it was
our first appearance at a bigger festival.
When it comes to bands that we liked sharing the stage with there’s many. But to name a few: Ghoul, Engorged, Hyades, Entombed, Meshuggah, The Ugly, Dr. Living Dead.

9. Are their any shows or tours planned in support of 1981?If yes where will the band be playing?
Pat – Well, things are brewing in the F.K.Ü.-camp, for sure, and although we cannot give you the specifics, there's more to come in a not to distant future and hopefully it will involve the more southern parts of Europe.

10. Besides thrash metal do you listen to any other genres of metal or music in general? If yes who are some of your favorite bands?

Pat - Personally I’m really into bands emerging from the early 80’s German syntwave known as “Die Neue Deutche Welle” with bands like D.A.F. and Der Plan. And of course all in the band are heavily into horror movie soundtracks, for obvious reasons

11. F.K.U draws influences from horror and slasher movies when did you first start watching horror movies?

Pat - My earliest memory is me being 6 or maybe 7 years old, sneaking into the living room in the house were I grow up, and hiding behind a sofa to secretly watch the original ”Invasion of the Body Snatchers” from 1956. And from that moment I was totally hooked and have been a big horror fan ever since. After that my parents realized it was no use trying to keep me from watching horror movies. Thanks mom and dad!

12. What are some of your all-time favorite slasher, horror movies? And what do you feel makes a good horror movie?

Pat - Well my all time favorite when it comes to horror is the first two original Halloween-movies. Both when it comes to the movies and the soundtracks.
Then I have a soft spot for Day of The Dead (1978), Psycho (1960) House on Haunted
Hill (1959), Happy Birthday to Me (1981), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) to name a few.

13. Who are some of your favorite horror movie actors? Are their any directors that you like to watch a lot?

Pat – If we stick to the horror genre some of my favorite actors would be Jamie Lee Curties, Amy Steel, Linda Blair, Kurt Russel, Donald Pleasence and Harry Dean Stanton to name a few. When it comes to directors/writers there’s nothing that beats John Carpenter / Debra Hill.

14. Do you all watch the remakes of horror movies over the last 15-20 years or do you prefer to watch the originals?

Pat - Obviously we are big fans of the horror from the 70s and 80s but I think that especially the last couple of years has seen some really good ones coming out, like A Dark Song, Devils Candy, Raw, Happy Death Day and The Untamed to name a few. I like it when the makers try to do something new even if they use an old formula, like Cabin in The Woods that as released a couple of years ago. 90 % of the remakes I would say are a waste. Why fix something if it’s not broken?

15. Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you has any final comments for the readers?

Pat – Thank you! As mentioned earlier we’re working hard to be able to come over to a town near you to spread some horror and metal to all die-hard moshoholics and until

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