When the band came into creation what was the main purpose for it?
-This band came to existence some time in 2015 and the one and only purpose is to spread the word of the holy lord: thou shalt rape, fuck and abuse. After all, it is what God wants, right? Or why are all the priests doing it?
How hard is it to come up with a sound that is all yours? What bits’n’pieces do you pick up from other stuff to make it your sound?
-It is not very hard. We do not even give a fvkk if we very unique. We play the music we love and we work on it to sound as good as it can. We are all seasoned songwriters, as we played in bands for 15 years, and we each have our own signature handwriting.
I have no idea what kind of creative process you guys go through but how hard is it to record and release new songs?
-Of course studio recordings are hard work, especially when you have a tight schedule. We do not record ourselves but use real studios. Many underground band these days record all on their own with home recording devices, but unless you have a really experienced sound tech in your band and a recording room with great acoustics, you are going to hurt yourself with this strategy. Also, we need a little time pressure to get things done.When you have unlimited time to record your record, it takes forever. Go in, give your best, and finish. That’s our motto. You see, recording is like fucking!
Today technology allows you to record at home and release your music digitally. But in doing so is there a risk that you release only single songs because that is what is demanded to stay atop and therefore you end up killing the album for example?
-Well, I partly answered this in the previous question. Bands who release single songs are only hurting themselves, and permanently wanting to stay atop just shows unprofessionalism. An experienced band knows that it is necessary to disappear for a while sometimes and also has the self-confidence to do that. Otherwise you end up like those sorry wannabe-popular bands who post ridiculous stuff on Facebook everyday just to stay in mind. „Look, a picture of the new rug in our rehearsal-room“. How pathetic is that? If you want to stay in the minds of the audience, THEN WRITE GREAT SONGS, FOR FVKK’S SAKE!!!!
I for one feel that the change in how people listen to music today, by downloading it and expecting to get it for free, will kill music as we know it. What kind of future is there for music?
-It looks grim, I agree. Music will be less worthy and life for musicians will be harder than ever.
What kind of responses do you get to your music? What has been the thing that has gotten the most attention?
-We get mostly very positive reviews. Some self-proclaimed true Doom elitists have problems with our image. Not true enough for them. That’s alright, we do not expect everyone to like it. Some claimed our image to be immature, but we do not give a shit, because our music is good enough to back it up.
We live in a world where there are no real distances between people communicating anymore. What has been the most surprising contact so far?
-With FVNERAL FVKK we did not have such a strange contact yet, but for those members who also play in OPHIS, it was probably to find out that a band covered an OPHIS-track in Afghanistan, of all fucking places in the world.
Does playing in a band make you feel like you are a part of a greater community? What has music brought with it that you would have otherwise missed out on?
-Well, as quoted before, FVNERAL FVKK is still a very young band and does not have its own history yet, but everyone in the band has been around making music for at least 15 years, and we have travelled places we never would have visited without our bands. I played anywhere between Lisbon and Moscow, between Brescia and Helsinki. If we wanted to do this as tourists, we would have to pay thousands and thousands of Euros, and we still would not have met the natural scenes in all those places. You can travel all you want. But doing it as a band is a very special way to experience it, and you can not get this experience any other way.
What is the live scene like for you? Do you feel that playing live helps building a bigger following?
-Sure it does. There are some bands who actually never play live, which also helps their career. But that’s a total exception. In the very most cases it is: you want to be known? Get out there and play.
What plans do you have for the future?
-In times of Erdogan, Putin, Trump and North Korea making much future plans is a waste of time.