Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Faustian Dripfeed Interview

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

We are a new death metal from Stavanger, Norway. The bands consists of myself (guitars,vocals), Mikael (vocals) and Pål (guitars). We are old friends and have played together in other bands before.

To make a short story even shorter: I stared writing the music in 2014 and had Mikael do some vocals on the demo tracks. Earlier this year (2016) Pål wanted to help mix the recorded material in his home studio. He soon found out he also wanted to join the project as a musician so we decided to make it a band. And thus Faustian Dripfeed was officially born. We released our debut, a 5 track EP on the 26th of August this year.

2.In August you had released an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

It is groovy and melodic death metal with some black metal references. We try to make our own sound and incorporate brief use of i.e clean vocals and acoustic guitars to keep things interesting.

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

We play death metal so of course we have a lot of songs that involves a murder or two . Apart from that our lyrics deal with the darker sides of the human psyche, but always with a good dose of dark humor. One of our songs, “Chris Hansen BBQ” is a tribute to Chris Hansen’s cunning stunts on “To catch a predator”, exposing and “barbequing” sex offenders on TV.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Faustian Dripfeed'?

The word “Faustian” is connected to Goethes character Faust, who made a deal with the devil. To be drip fed is getting fed intravenous. In other words getting a Faustian Dripfeed means; Set aside your morals, let the “devilish” death metal music be pumped directly into your veins and you will gain power and pleasure. Well, something like that..

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

We have not done any live shows yet, but we definitely will! We are looking for a drummer at the moment.

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

No, not at the moment

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We are prepared to release and promote the EP ourselves, but would of course consider a deal. We are in dialog with a label at the moment actually.

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

I have sent a lot of emails this past week with digital-promos, requesting reviews and air play. We have not gotten too many replies yet, but those who have say they like our sound very much.

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

Our style will be a lot like on the EP. We will continue to play melodic and groovy death metal with some musical twists and turns and a good dose of dark humor. I know this because we are soon finished with the pre-production of our first full-length.

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?

I started listening to Guns n’ Roses, Nirvana and Metallica and went on from there listening to more and more extreme music. I still listen to a lot of the rock bands I grew up with and all the music I listen to inspires me one way or another, whether it’s rock n roll or death metal. Some of my favorite metal bands these days are Cattle Decapitation, Blood Red Throne, Macabre, Aborted and Benighted.

Especially Død and Blood Red Throne has inspired me ever since the release of their debut album “Monument of Death”

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Besides music I spend most of my time with my kids doing family stuff

Mikael is also the singer in another death metal band called Dawn of Retaliation. He does a lot of painting as well and is actually the artist behind our EP cover.

Pål likes to play golf and travel around the world. I also know he has a secret passion for riding Segways

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

I would like to thank you  for your interest in our music and letting us do this interview. I’d also encourage metalheads out there to check out Faustian Dripfeed.

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