Sick! Norwegian thrash – speed metal monster Infant Death with new album!
Hi! Tell me about Infant Death. Why did you decide to name the band with such title? I suppose there are means death of jesus? What kind of ideas do you explore?
-The name is a pubertal wordplay on Razor’s “Instant Death”. We thought there was so many bands with pubertal titles and names so it’s a bit sarcastic. But yes, we support the immidiate death of the people that believe in that jesus-characther, unless it’s a latino Jésus, then I think we have misunderstood eachother. We have explored the ideas of barb-wired strings on the guitar, soup of boiled blood, leprachaun leprosies and general tabloid necroloidities. On 47RPM.
“Violent Rites” album out on September 23th. How does that make you feel? Do you feel you have put album into masses without any wishes to change something now?
-I think we had a lot of time to change stuff, which we have done to the mix a lot. It is recorded a loooong time ago, just been delayed and delayed, just very tired of waiting. I haven’t a copy of it myself yet, so I can’t say it’s good to have it out, because I have given up all hope. But if it’s true that it was released yesterday, how it makes me feel? I guess that makes me feel shocked.
Tell me more about “Violent Rites”? Album conception etc…
-It’s more like the little brother of “Total Hell”, but it’s maybe a bit cleaner shaved, I don’t remember, I haven’t heard it in over a year, I had it on a computer which is dead, but that’s what I remember. I hope it’s fast, because that was the plan.
Where do you take all inspiration from? Alcohol, parties etc?
-The guitar and the brain. Our feeble minds. Can’t get much of an eeeevil inspiration drunk at some bloody social party, so fuck that in the head. Bands that play over their ability, which sounds to us much better energywise than to safe it, has always been inispiration. Also wake up 4 in the morning will give you some ideas, or while pressing out last days dinner.
For me, there are three awesome thrash/speed metal bands from Norway – they are Nekromantheon, Deathhammer and of course Infant Death! Are you all know each other personally? I think such three-piece gig would be killer!
-I don’t think we sound like those bands at all. We are much more brutal than the other norwegian “thrash”-bands, at least we try to be, and that was one of the reasons we started this band. But then we just have to try harder to differentiate next time.
In your opinion, what is the best way to define Infant Death’s sound?
-Now, there’s starting to become a lot of songs with different intake, but maybe early thrash on 45RPM and explotions, hopefully…
So, are you on hiatus now, just relaxed and looking for album feedbacks, or did you started to compose new stuff immediately?
-Violent Rites was recorded two years ago, BEFORE our album “Total Hell” arrived, so we recorded the split with Evil Madness (Chile) nearly a year ago, whic came last month on cd/digital on DEATHTHRASH ARMAGEDDON, and is out very soon on LP on DOOMENTIA RECORDS. That’s our fastest and most brutal release. After that, this year, we started to record some songs for a planned split-10″ with LOBOTOMIZED. The music on that one is more back to basic. We don’t wait for feedbacks.
What are your main musical influences? How huge is their influence in your sound?
-We don’t have a main influence.
Is there some well-known musician in particular that you would like to use in one of your upcoming albums?
-Maybe the corpse of Prince.
What is your personal strategy for making your music heard by a larger audience?
-We have no strategy on that, we just want to record and get it released.
Do you have any other hobby beside music?
Are you all supported by your relatives towards your devotion to music?
-They get the albums as birthdaypresents, so they won’t have to buy them from us.
How’s the metal scene in Trondheim right now? Is it easy to play gigs, to buy records etc there these days?
-Easy to buy records yes, and it has always been easy to play gigs. For no audience. I don’t know much of the metal scene, except for our gang and the other gang, but that’s because I don’t talk to people anymore.
Thank you for answering my questions, see ya on the road!
-The road to hell!