FOUL BODY AUTOPSY

I like it when a band play around with words, like FOUL BODY AUTOPSY have done. Anders Ekdahl ©2018

Every band has to introduce their music to new people. What is it that you want people to get from listening to you guys?
-I don’t know I guess just enjoyment really, I can’t say I have any real desire to change people’s minds or lives. As long people like it and it makes them happy that’s all that matters at the end of the day.

How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-I named this project after the Necrophagist song Foul Body Autopsy. Mostly because it was a good name and I am a huge Necrophagist fan, and I think that they made two absolutely amazing albums. Also the fact the band’s first album was recorded mostly by Mohamed, and he used programmed drums on that album as well so it just kind of seemed right to me and still does.

Everybody is influenced by certain things. What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of music you play? What inspires you today?
-Well as I said I am a huge Necrophagist fan but I listen to a lot of different kinds of music. At the moment I am on a massive Doom/Black Metal kick, especially bands like Earth, Bell Witch, Grief, Sunn O))), Xasthur, & Wolves In The Throne Room and loads and loads of Cardiacs.

When you formed did you do so with the intent of knowing what to play or did you do so from the point of having a band name and then picking a sound? How did you settle on the name/sound combo?
-It all just happened naturally I didn’t have a specific sound in mind I just wanted to make fast technical death metal early on. Then over time, the sound has evolved from album to album I am very conscious of not making the same record twice.

I believe that digital is killing the album format. People’s changing habit of how they listen to music will result in there being no albums. Is there anything good with releasing single tracks only?
-I think it is killing the album format for pop music. But for metal, I think the album is not going away I think metal fans still love the album format. I have tried releasing just singles in the past and sometimes it has worked but other times it hasn’t. I say give people something to sink their teeth into even if it is just a 4 track EP or something.

What part does art-work and lay-out play when you release new recordings? How do you best catch people’s attention?
-I find that artwork is almost more important than the music sometimes, you need a cover that will catch people’s eyes. That way they are more likely to click and link watch a youtube video or pick up a CD.

Has social media re-written the rules on how to promote your music? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way?
-I think it’s helped because it’s easy to share updates as you are recording the album. Then you can share reviews and what not with your fan base as they come out. Also, you have a direct connection to your fan base as well so I think it’s been a good thing overall.

When you play in a band, does that make you feel like you are a part of a scene, of something bigger and grander?
-No, I don’t feel like a am part of anything grander or special I am just an idiot with a drum machine and a guitar!

How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-I am doing some tours and gigs still but I don’t play live anything like as much as I did a few years ago. I’d rather do gigs that I really want to do rather than just playing gigs and touring for the hell of it. I have been making live in-studio videos for youtube recently and I have found that is a good way of reaching out to people as well.

What will the future bring?
-Not a fucking clue mate! Maybe another album around may of 2020!

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