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December 10, 2018

Interview F41.0

Greetings from Sick and Destroy team. What are you up to these days?

Ave. Everything fine over here. Thanks.

Would you please introduce your band to our readers who are not aware of your band and music?

F41.0 establishes pitch black metal madness since 2007 and has released two albums which shall be considered as closed circles of audible mental horror.

Give us a little insight into the formation of the band. When and how did it happen?

Well, since F41.0 may be seen as a “solo project”, there´s not much to say about the when and how. It all started as a an heavily needed musical outlet aside from my former band projects and kept on evolving to what it has become. But even though all songwriting and arrangements are under my full control I chose to borrow the support of truly respected and befriended musicians for drums, many vocal parts or even lyrics.

At what age did you start playing instruments? Since when are you into metal music?

Things started to get serious when I got my first guitar 24 years ago. But I´d date the origin of my interest in wrathful and heavy rock and metal music to the moment I discovered METALLICAs “One “ Video on MTV back then. It really changed something.

F41.0 recently released album “Bürde”. Tell us something about it. Walk us through all the tracks lyrics and meaning.

A vague overview, since I refuse to strip down the whole record in a couple of sentences:
“BÜRDE” can be considered as some kind of “loose concept album” dealing with suffering under non-influenceable subjects. So every single track tells its own story, even though all songs are subordinate to the whole background of the album. Songs like “Alpha” or the title track reflect the burden (or gift?) of death, while others, as the opener “Davor” (english: “before”), are lamenting life.

How has been the response so far by the listeners? Have you started working on new songs already?

Most people seemed to like the step we did from the harsh debute album to “BÜRDE” I guess. There were also some e-mails from people who really felt touched by the album and had the impression to have their thoughts manifested in what F41.0 is doing. A strange, yet interesting feeling to be honest.
Concerning future: The next concept is set and new songs are being written at the moment, yes. Time will tell more.

When and where did you play your first gig? How was the experience of going live for the first time?

The first gig took place in 2014 and even though I wasn´t sure if F41.0 may work live things turned out to be very atmospheric and comfortable.

What, according to you, is the secret behind band’s success?

Is there any?

Ever had an epic fail moment during a gig?

Not as far as I now 🙂

If asked to differentiate F41.0 from other bands in your country, how would you like to respond to it?

Why respond? A person not able to hear a difference between F41.0 and other musical projects has disqualified itself. Simple as that.

Which bands/ artists do you draw your influences from? Which are your favorite local bands?

Too many to mention, really. But the range is wide and it is based on many extreme metal, eerie alternative rock, classical or even electronical artists.
Local bands? All suck, except SIGNUM: KARG, NARVIK and THE CHAOS ORDER.

How do you guys manage jobs and gigs?

There won´t be any touring for F41.0 so the few gigs we play are easily combineable with our everyday jobs.

F41.0 is very promising formation. Talking of your future, 2 years from now, where do you see yourself?

I hope to record or even release a new album in 2019 / 2020. But since my fantasy is limited there will be no crystall ball issues happening now.

Well, that’s it. Thanks a lot for your time. Speak out to all your fans and supporters.

Thank you. Go listen to “BÜRDE” via YouTube or one of the numerous illegal download blogs and support the band or its label via ordering the records or merchandise. Keep underground music alive!