FÖRGIFTAD (Poisoned) is a Swedish crust punk band with a vinyl to happen. That alone is reason enough to interview them but when they are cool too musically I saw no reason not to interview them. ©2016 Anders Ekdahl

You have one of these names that does not really tell what kind of genre you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-Actually the name came to life during a hungover sunday while ordering pizza. I said to my girlfriend at the moment – gosh, It feels like I´m totally poisoned.

Could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-The band consists of members from Vengeance of Karma and Passiv Dödshjälp. The main idea was to create a funny band with lots of energy. Simply total forward d-beat hardcore with catchy melodies and a cynical approach.

What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-That must be a mix of old skate punk as well as crust punk like Totalitär, Herätys etc.

What is the scene like in your area? Do you feel that you are a part of a scene?
-The scene is kinda dead here. Mostly there are bands like “Five Finger Death Punch” that are being booked. The radio metal style, u know.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
¬-As we look at It we are just a couple of friends that are hanging out and having fun.

When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-A great cover should be original and smart, while good looking. No matter the theme. A bonus If It reflects the lyrical themes and have a point ofc.

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-Well, you can´t play a LP record at the train or while snowboarding. Right? Why choose when you can have both at different circumstances?

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-The punk scene is kinda good around the country. Unfortunately there are very much elitism in the scene and different camps instead of unity.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
Actually we haven´t played live yet, but have been booked to the 2016 Punk Picnic in Chezch Republic this summer, so I guess that we are doing a mini tour or something.

What would you like to see the future bring?
-More releases, lots of gigs and super cool merchandise in the making.

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