Euroblast 2013

Written by Rikard.

 

In a crushing majority of the many art forms out there, one must start by finding a voice.

Done by testing, experimenting. Stealing, perhaps.

We're not different. Like everyone else emerging from the tidal waves caused by the late 00's metalcore wave, we thought bass drum-dubbed rhythms was IT.

Something we'd soon outgrow, in favour of more SikTh-esque serial masturbation on top of a snuff-crazed guy from southern Stockholm. Up until today, we have been struggling not unlike many others with finding our voice. Are we there yet? Maybe, maybe not. The fact that we want to bring groove and face-melting growl-based angry music to the table is pretty rooted nowadays, but the outline is more of a twangy single-string  and semi-atmospheric voice than before. And maybe it won't stay that way. Maybe it will.

The Grit

Written by Rikard.

 

Fresh out from the fires of a rather feisty tour with underground destruction machine Six Feet Under, something is making it's very best to stay in my head. Stay and nag - a Debacuhery drummer saying that our record 'Going Postal' is 'really well produced'.

Disagree-er here.

Well, not exactly disagreeing - but when the conversation on the occasional dinner-before-rehearsal starts to truddle around the grounds on how very perfect Dino (Medanhodzic, our producer) is, I usually mantle myself as the topic's no-sayer, tossing words like 'plastigkagge' (Plastic bass drum, just heed to the Amnesiac 1st minute) around me.

Quittance

Written by Rikard.

This is a long line of thinking that came swooping down on me in the gap between my fourth and fifth cup of strawberry tea, in the shadow of our recent announcement concerning our upcoming tour as support act for Six Feet Under.

Hope to see some of you guys there!

However, what I thought of was quitting. When do you quit? How, why and other standard questions? Somehow, I'm not afraid of quitting. I'd rather that Deathember ripped the moth off (as we say in Sweden ...?) in maybe 5-7 years time, rounding off a short but insane time of fun, groovy insanity with a breathtaking crescendo, whether it be a band members death, blowing up a drumkit at Rock Am Ring or gangbanging an american journalist.

(There's also the fact that you, if being fairly good enough, are in position of acquiring much more of a status when and if you call it off fairly early. SikTh, I'm not looking at you (In fact I'm looking at Attack! Attack! (... em, no, I'm not (Really))))

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