Hi, Fleurety. Your new EP Fragmenta Cuinsvis Aetatis Contemporaneae released early of January. You must be excited?
Hi, we’re happy to release this EP, it’s been in the pipeline for a good number of years now. It is the last in a series of four EPs, and all the music from these is to be compiled on a CD release in the not so distant future.
First of all, we would like to know about the formation of the band. When and how was it formed? Do you think the band name ‘Fleurety’ perfectly decribes your music and philosophy?
The band was formed in 1991, so more than 25 years ago. At the time we were teenagers who wanted to play metal, so we formed a band and recorded a demo some two years after the formation. The name “Fleurey” is taken from a demon mentioned in “The Grand Grimoire” and “Grimorium Verum”. The demon Fleurèty has the power to do whatever one could want at night-time, has the ability to cause hailstorms and is said to command a considerable body of spirits.
Okay now tell us something about Fragmenta Cuinsvis Aetatis Contemporaneae, and the lyrical themes behind each track. What are the ideas you wanted to put across?
There are no lyrics for this release; there are two songs on the EP, and both of them are instrumental.
Where and when did you record Fragmenta Cuinsvis Aetatis Contemporaneae? Are you satisfied with it?
Most of it is recorded in my own studio in Oslo, between 2011 and 2014, i think. Pretty happy with it, learned a few new tricks during the recording and mixing. One thing I need to mention is how happy I am with how the guest musicians performed. There is one drummer for each song: My friend Vincent from Flittermouse on the A side and Øyvind from Nidingr on the B side. Also happy to have Filip and Arthur from the Switch on one of the songs. And nice flute work from Cunt Krizlackh of Tusmørke (it sounds like a guitar, but it is a flute).
Are you gonna to release some official band merch?
Yes, some t-shirts, I guess. No specific plans for those, though.
What are Fleurety’s musical and non-musical influences?
We have a wide range of influences… everything from Mercyful Fate to King Diamond. Also cats and dogs and stuff.
Could you please express your personal views on religion and god?
I know religion and god personally, and they are top notch blokes.
Shall we expect some gigs across USA or Europe near time?
We haven’t been playing concerts since 1996, and we have no plans of doing any shows in the foreseeable furture.
When shall fans to expect something new from you? Videoclip, single, documentary etc?
We’ll be releasing a new album, hopefully in 2017, but we’ll see how long it’ll take. It’ll be called “The White Death”. We are currenty in the process of finding a label to release it.
Thanks a lot for the interview. Speak out to your fans, supporters, critics and our readers before we wrap up!
Thanks for the attention.