Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fetus Stench Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never heard of you before?

We, Fetus Stench, is a death metal band from Sweden. Having that said, we don't sound like our countrymen (the usual, Dismember/Entombed/Unleashed etc.) exclusively. We take inspiration from the US death metal bands as well as some of the grindcorers and the fastest black metal bands and mix it up to make something of our own.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Like a hybrid of the genres/bands I mentioned in the first question. 

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music/
Horror/death/gore etc. The usual, so to speak. We do, however, have some seriously obscene and disturbing lyrics on this new album. When people realize what they are about, some will definitely be offended.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?

A drunken haze one winters night in Karlstad. The name was originally meant as a song title for my and Emil's (the drummer in Fetus Stench) old band, Slaughterous, and it was our guitarist, CF, who came up with it. The original title was "Dead Fetus Stench", but when Slaughterous dissolved we decided to borrow that title and make it into a band name, cutting off "Dead" before "Fetus Stench" with the intention of not having a band name to similiar with Dying Fetus. Looking back at it now it's fucking stupid and grammatically incorrect, seems like Fetal Stench would've made more sense. But hey, we're just stupid Swedes who love to grind fast as hell, not english teachers. We'd grind hot english teachers tho!

 5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

The best show we've played so far was undoubtedly our release gig for "Stillbirth" here in Karlstad, with Vomitory headlining. That show was intense as hell and we had an awesome crowd. We play fast as fuck and when people try to headbang in that tempo, they usually break their necks. It's a sight to behold.
6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?

Not at the moment, we've been offered to join some interesting tours but none have been perfect. When the time is right, and everything falls into place, you'll find us on the road.

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?

The people we've been in contact with love it, and that's people from the states, europe, asia, you name it. The ratings we've seen for the album so far have been from 7 out 10 stars and above so it seems like people enjoy what we're doing. It doesn't really matter tho. If our albums get high ratings and if anyone besides ourselves likes the music that's simply a bonus, because we will never write music to please someone else, we're in this for the love of brutal and aggressive music. If we were in this to please others we'd be playing like In Flames music or some other bullshit. FUCK that. Hail death!
8. What is going on with the other musical projects these days?

Well, Emil is the one who keeps himself busy with music pretty much all the year around. He is the drummer of Blood Red Throne so he's usually somewhere out in the world playing death metal. Our bassist, Kristian, is currently in the studio with his other band, Inferior (where he handles the bass and vocals) and they're currently recording their debut album. From what I've heard so far, it will kick some serious ass. Illern, our lead guitarist, is sitting on his ass at home, playing Modern Warfare 3 and I'm just writing music for Fetus Stench exclusively. I have no intention of joining/starting up another band in the near future, I'm satisfied with where I'm at right now.
9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?

The next album will be way darker. "Stillbirth" is an album on which the focus lies on brutality and catchy songs, it wasn't intentional and just happened to be so. The follow up will be something nastier, and of course better on all accounts (production-wise, songs, artwork etc.). We don't decide on how an album should sound like before we write it, but the songs that have been and are being written at the moment have a darker sound, something that will be noticeable throughtout the next record.
10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We've been influenced by the topmost aggressive bands and the ones who play the fastest as well. If I had to name-drop a couple of em' it would have to be Vomitory, Dismember, Cannibal Corpse, Exhumed, Bloodbath, etc.  It's primarly death metal, but as I said, we take influences from black metal and grindcore as well. That's something which will be obvious in the future.

As for what we're listening to now nowadays I'll have to answer for myself as I'm not sure what the others listen to when they're by themselves. We're always blasting death metal when we're hanging around but I'm almost sure that the others listen to Lady Gaga or some other revolutionary artist when I'm not around them. I've been listening a lot to the new Dying Fetus album, "Reign Supreme", recently. That one is going down as one of the top 5 albums of all genres this year. I've also been revisiting the album "Rise To Dominate" by Aeon which is awesome and the album "Assassination" by Krisiun, the Brazilian kings ov thunder. I've been listening a lot to Opeth the last 1-1,5 years as well.
11. How would you describe your views on Anti Christianity?

Learn the sacred words of praise hail satan!
12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?

Me and Kristian are passionate fishers. Emil is an experienced bananaplanter and Illern just sits on his ass, playing Modern Warfare 3. Beer is a common interest! Not for Emil tho, he likes Coca Cola.
13. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Thanks for a very good interview. Check out our webpages!

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