Turkish metal is not something you stumble upon every day but when it is as good as SARINVOMIT, you are glad you did. Anders Ekdahl ©2018
Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
T.Profanator: There was a slightly different way which the band wanted to move forward and it had to be put on this way, so if we look at the latest album, I think we have succeeded. Of course our spirit and the chemical noise is still bestial, never compromise on this. I said that many times but we are not musicians, no matter what the books write. In this direction, we have been able to reflect the war desires within us that humanity deserves. Still working harder to write more relentless stuff that’s going to call it “Damn, it’s our end.”
I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
T.Profanator: Perhaps the result of the great nuclear devastation that was reflected in our hearts, the result of modern martial arts. When I founded this band with our guitarist Godslayer in 2013, I suggested the name after a long thought. The name explains the difficulty in breathing, excessive sweating, contraction of muscles, and ultimately vomiting and death during the sarin gas harassment. The gas in contact with the acetylcholine esterazenzyme in the body firstly eliminates the action of it and prevents the stimulation of the muscles from the nerves by the accumulation of acetylcholine at the toxic level. So we combined the words “sarin” and one of the most appropriate ends “vomit” in the result.
What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
T.Profanator: If there are people who still expect technical rationality and sentimentary music from us, of course they will stay away from us, but it is a nice feeling for us to see that there are various fans of the band in the Europe, US, South America and South Asia. We can’t go to every point of this mass grave planet yet, of course, to exhibit different rituals on different continents. There were a few places we played in Europe, and more in our plan. The hatred of the death warriors will continue without interrupting and the praise for the “Malignant Thermonuclear Supremacy” from the overseas pushes us to make even more brutal and destructive noise.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
T.Profanator: I think extreme metal bands in any way should have its own scene image already. Black Metal, I’m already a separate point on this issue, white shirt and denim jeans in the black metal band will be undisputed, we all know, right? But black metal is not alone because the image of any band in other extreme metal genres is also important as black metal. It doesn’t really matter what exactly you use.. Bullets, the corpse paint, the gas mask or the stage light, the use of other decors.. For example, I’m too prejudiced against any metal band that goes on stage with a shirt and jeans, and I can’t take it very seriously. Of course, I’m not talking about melodic metal boys of the day, don’t care. For the first promotion, virtual world is necessary, no doubt but if they liked the band, I prefer to be bought as physical copies instead of reaching spotify and similar nonsense platforms. Internet is already up to some point, and today facebook is monopoly case for the promotion. Although we hated it, we had to accept it. But fans will mainly reach you with original album purchases and your live performs in different places. Of course you need to inform the virtual world but don’t think as spread the name in the underground. Mercenary advertisers, terrible.. fake worlds, fake thoughts..
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
T.Profanator: The artwork that was made for the CD was quite a mental patient but there were some mistakes. Because the person who makes artwork is mentally traveling in the depths of space and hardly accessible to a friend, but he was nice guy. We have used the first artwork only in jewelcase CD version as we agree with Deathrune Records. So we came to a second artwork and used this new artwork on the LP, digipak CD and T-shirt. Alex Shadrin is an artist we’ve always worked with, and every time he gets more fascinated, he gets crazier. Even his simple deeds are both gruesome and hypnotic. And we have developed a common language with him, he understands what we want to say and he does not have any problems in practice. When it comes to right artwork, it should be a stuff that must reflect the album’s main idea very well, if you use an artwork that does not tell anything about the concept of the album, this is a disadvantage in my opinion.
We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
T.Profanator: Like i told in the 4th question, it’s unlikely to consider using only social media to promote the band in the underground scene completely. Even if you are a home project band, you must have a release result of the record and physically deliver it to the fans worlwide. Social media can help you to a certain extent. I have no expectation for the rest of things. Bands have to be in the platforms such as youtube, facebook, bandcamp but it was in the hands of people to break down this monopoly, I’m pretty sure all of us would do this destruction. Sarcofago used a good comment at the time (not only for melodic black metal to me) so at least we must not sell satan like another capitalism’s product too much. In the meantime, this quote comment should not give you a political opinion. fuck politics, sensitive thoughts and political correction haha.
When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?T.Profanator: If you look at it as a hobby it is already meaningless, since our childhood, metal is a unique noise that directs our lives and metal is never changed to anything. Feeling to belong to a community is not right but there are true and warrior friends walking together on the sinful flames and your paths crossed at the time. This is the whole summary. We belong only to heresy and the earthly revolt of our souls.
When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
T.Profanator: We have not come up to date with a familiar friend, but there are unhealthy situations such as working with a familiar friend on the market. In particular, I think that some labels and festivals are practicing this injustice. Although it doesn’t have much influence on our scene at the moment, in terms of black metal, the fact that post-black metal has begun to show its effect in recent years, and especially the hipster crew discovered black metal, I hate them all. In recent years, black metal bands have been cancelled with the tag “fascist”, this is another problem. Those who do think that those who are not politically correct are fascists according to them. Check the lyrics of these bands before saying fascist, they never try to realize their concept. But I don’t expect it because they have basically concealed thoughts. As a good thrash metal listener, I cannot also accept the new sounds of the old thrash metal bands to be so groove. I’m not saying to return to 85, just mean that they must not need to play much in the way of 90s Pantera sound. Fuck nwoAhm.
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?
T.Profanator: We also took the stage at some festivals in Europe in the last 2 years, and we had some shows here of course. And we have shared the same stage with the numerous killer bands also including the bands in which we are fans, but we are planning a tour for 2019 for the first time yet. We’re working for it now and the time will show the details. There are difficulties with check-out procedures such as exchange rates and visas, but we were never an excuse band. If you want to know, you have such difficulties in the background. These are individual complaints but when it comes to the metal we can not put these negative conditions as an excuse.
What will the future bring?
T.Profanator: Our ideas which oriented on more pessimistic future with total extinction will bring new violence with our morbid thoughts and desires, and next releases will be our ultimate goal to offer the people the warfare ambiance as long as we can. This continues until we die. For now we aimed for more shows and this time a tour as the launch of the album for next year. Our most recent show will be here with US black metallers Thornspawn. And plannig to record an EP for 3 tracks and one more split. Except of these actions, do not expect anything other than praising the satan who disguised as evil and bring the death of innocence for this dimension and chemical apocalypse is one of the results of this excellence. Stay tuned!