Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Amanita Virosa Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

-We're a six piece band from Finland, where Santa wears a corpse paint and eats cabbage and drinks blood.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

-Melnik13: Well it sounds pretty much like us. Cold and beautiful.

3.The band labels their music as 'hospital metal', can you tell us a little bit more about this term?

-Clamors: we didn't know how to label our sound, so the "hospital" add is there because we have some kind of fetish about hospitals and the props there... You can see that in our live performance and pictures and some lyrics. I find it a little erotic.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

-Clamors: the main topic is hate and desperation in various forms and what happens at the appointment. Conquering desperate situations also appears every now and then

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Amanita Virosa'?

-Melnik13: Amanita Virosa is latin and means a deadly mushroom called white cap toadstool. It also means "destroying angel". The inspiration came from the Finnish band Trollheim's Grott who have a song called 'Amanita Virosa' and love for mushrooms.

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

-Clamors: at the stage is the only place where i feel that i have a fully open heart. Music is the main thing but it is NOT the only thing, we like to give the audience a full experience to the eyes and to the ears.
-Melnik13: They say that we are rather energetic on stage. You'd better just see it for yourself

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

-Melnik13: I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you. Just follow us on Facebook for further news.

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

-Clamors: it's been fucking great! Really beyond expectations

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

-Melnik13: We aim to keep our own, kinda unique sound in the future also with melodies and kick-ass mixed together. Maybe we make songs more as a band than before.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

-Clamors: I listen a lot of black metal and deathcore. Recently i found a band named Carach Angren, instantly one of my favourites! My biggest influence on starting to scream and growl probably was Whitechapel and Suicide Silence, i listen to those bands constantly
-Melnik13: My recent influences have been Polish and Norwegian black metal in general and bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannibal Corpse and The Haunted.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

-Clamors: Pillaging, blasphemy and denial
-Melnik13: Violence in general and in all it's forms. Denial.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Don't believe Jesus. Embrace the bloody cabbage within the depths of your souls.

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