Coffin Lust plays rotten death metal, purely massive, catching and filled with dark classical atmosphere from gods of death metal!
Hi! Tell me about Coffin Lust. Why did you decide toname the band with such title? What kind of ideas do youexplore?
The impetus for starting this band was to play old style Death Metal rooted in the late 80s/early 90s style and the name definitely fits the concept. We explore grim concepts like mental illness, the end of civilisation etc.
J.R. – isn’t it so difficult to play new band along with Impious Baptism, Nocturnal Graves etc?
“Manifestation of Inner Darkness” album was released one month ago ago. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
It was delayed for a long time and seemed to take forever for it come out but it was good to see it happen. There’s a few things I’d change in retrospect but that is always the case with recording.
Tell me more about “Manifestation of Inner Darkness”? Album ideas etc…
We wanted an album that sounds raw and heavy as fuck, and we definitely got it. I also wanted a good degree of variation in the songs which seems apparent to me.
Your main inspiration are: Mental illness, Sociopathic behaviour, Macabre tales. Tell me more on this topic please, what does all this means for you personally.
I think about these topics all the time and I find them intriguing. I watch a lot of documentaries on serial killers and murderers and I find the motivating principles for such actions to be of interest.
Where do you take all inspiration from?
There are many things which inspire me to create, sometimes those things are hard to put your finger on though… It could just be a feeling, something I see or hear…
In your opinion, what is the best way to define Coffin Lust’s sound?
Total Death Metal.
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
I’m writing another Coffin Lust album at the moment. It will take some time to finish the writing, but there’s no rush. The main thing is that the tracks are crushing.
What are your main musical influences? How huge is theirinfluence in your sound?
Honestly, I don’t think of any bands when I write music, I write what I feel and if it sounds good I keep it. Sure, there are probably some subconscious influences going on in the way I naturally approach writing riffs but I never try to emulate other bands directly.
Is there some well-known musician in particular that youwould like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
What is your personal strategy for making your musicheard by a larger audience?
I am not really concerned about stuff like this, at all to be honest. I answer interviews like this one and keep a presence on the web but that’s about all, we don’t play shows or tour. I’m more interested in the creative aspect of being in a band, plus I’m busy enough with Nocturnal Graves doing shows and so on. It’s good that Hells Headbangers take an active role in promoting their releases so they really take care of that for me, which I appreciate.
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
No, everything I do in my work and spare time is music related.
What does your pseudonyms means?
They are our initials.
Are you all supported by your relatives towards yourdevotion to music?
How’s the metal scene in Australia right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
It’s ok, not many good bands playing shows but it’s easy to get gigs if you’re in a good band. There aren’t a lot of good places to buy records and stuff these days, in the past there were… Most people I know buy records from mail orders outside of Australia.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
Thanks for the questions and interest in Coffin Lust!