Since I discovered them with their promo 2000,
always offered a Brutal and technical Death metal of good quality
that's just intense enough for every Death metal head. They've just
released a full length CD entitled "Beneath the folds of flesh"
on WICKED WORLD, and an interview was fucking needed to let you
know about this good band!
1. Introduce us to INSISION in a fast and uncommon way.
HELL ! INSISION –97 Demo (Self-produced)« meant to suffer »
INSISION -99 Mcd on Heathendoom « The dead live on »
HELL! INSISION –00 Demo
(Self-produced) « Promo2000 »
HELL! INSISION-01 demo (Self-produced)
« Revelation of the SadoGod »
HEEEEEELLL !!! INSISION –02 Full length on
Wicked world/Earache « Beneath the Folds of Flesh »
5 devoted musicians, deep
in to the art of Death metal !! HAIL SATAN!
2. Has the name INSISION got a particular meaning or did you choose it
because it sounds good? How would you qualify your band's music?
actually the name insision is misspelled, with meaning, as in Mersiless etc
etc.. But the actual meaning of the word
« INCISION ” is the wound that appears after cutting with a scalpel. It
was chosen back in –97 by Johan Thornberg, the old singer, I think It had to do
with the gory lyrics I guess, still now we see it more as the trade mark of our
3. Your music is very technical, are you able to move on stage? Doesn't
this technical side obliges you to stay up as coatstands while
B- No man, both Toob, Roger, Daniel and Thomas are at it all
the way… Of course there is parts that are harder to do while moshing but in
whole, its a hell of lot energy in the boys, And as imp not doing any instrument
except my Vox I’m free to move as I please…. And I assure you.. I’m no fucking
mime-man…. Aha ha ..
4 On your "Revelations of the sadogod" demo, you does a Death cover.
What were your reaction when you learnt the death of Shuck Chuldiner?
Some fans of the underground, of brutality strictly doesn't give a shit about
the fact the Death's history has taken an end. What are your feelings about this
fact? How would you react if a guy were "vomiting" on Death in front of you?
B-Hmmm..Well man, I can see it in 2 ways. One. I didn’t know Chuck
personally and therefore I only think its really sad that some one who has
contributed with such many things had to go so early. One the other hand many
people die all the time And I guess lots of em had done pretty good shit in
their lives as well. What I would have done if someone was « Vomiting » BS about
C.S?? Well, If your are that small as a person, that you have to Spew Bs over
some one who’s not even there to answer you and probably have done more stuff
that counts then you have. You just need to get back down from your pedestal and
start checking your references of get the fuck out of my face!
5. How is the swedish scene? I noticed there are quite a lot of Brutal
bands here!) Do you enjoy the melodic side of Gotheburg's metal?
scene is getting a bit better I think more brutal and « GOOD » bands starting to
pop up Hey better check out Immersed in blood, Visceral Bleeding, Spawn of
possession etc etc….Hmmm Gothenburg has lots to offer man, still they have lots
f shit as well, Hmmpf I guess its the
same here in Stockholm. I mean you don’t have to like everything; I just don’t
like melodic Metal at all. I can enjoy Good musicians that I agree with, still I
think that this melodic thing has turned over and have started to
6.Is there very often some good gigs in Sweden? Can you give us your
vision of an INSISION's gig?
Have you got a special history about a fact that would have happened
during and INSISION's gig?
B-Well first of all no fucking long intros. Then hell brakes lose, If I
may use a bad cliché ha ha ….Hey man we
are intense that’s it we have no masquerade, no fire puffing. We have the music
that’s it. Well A story? he he …Errr…..Hmmm, Last time we played in Avesta I
whipped my self with the mike cord so fucking bad I had half of an inch fat
stripes on my back all over….Really nice. Back in –96 I used to do that with my
old band AZATTH but now days I don’t, but this time was an exception I was
really exited and felt the need for an extra « Push ” so the demons could
embrace me totally, so I gave my self a treat!
7.What do you think about the french underground scene? Do you know some
interesting bands coming from here?
B-Ha he, I really haven’t heard that
much from France. Maybe because I haven’t looked that har i guess….Well, I heard
one band that seemed very cool, Intence Grind death ! Check em out ! GERBE OF LIFE. acctally wonder
what it means. Never heard the name « Gerbe » before….Is it in french
8. What does Death metal means for you?
intecest music I can think of, That has a red line going through it. Its a
Wepon. A great way to canalize what you think and feel. Death metal ! Say no more, say no more !
Wink wink ;) ha ha
9. According to your Tshirts, you're into the old school side (Entombed,
Bathory, Celtic Frost). Are you listening to other style of music that are not
metal. And if it's not the case, why?
B-We listen to ots of things that
are not directly metal related. I know both Roger and Toob are really into
strange Jazz and other wierd stuff and Im also into lots of folk and irish
music. Mostly we listen to a lot og hevey metal generally. But also « Hard
Rock »….i mean what’s make your hart beat twice is good. Dont care about any
fucking Image. But keep DEAth as it is and dont crossover and destroy
10. How do you see the evolution of a band like ENTOMBED that goes fom
quasi pure Death metal a their beginning (NIHILIST epoch) to a kind of death
rock, to finally play a mix à Death, rock, metal and some other néo and
Alternative influences? Do you prefer a band like UNLEASHED that remains
stagnant and enclose itself in the same repetitive and boring style since years
or a band like ENTOMBED that evolves to the point of betraying its roots and a
part of its fans?
mind Entombed. I was not treally such a big fan anyway….Well I know this Q is
important, but to be honest I really dont give a fuck. I see Neo-bands everywher
popping upp dying out…I dont feel that my energy should be wasted on thet BS.
Ok. I think its bad about Entombed, but havent they got back a bit now with
« Morningstar » ? And conserning the hiphop-crossover Linking puke and all
that….Bhaaa Why bother anyway ! Im just tired !
11. Was you here at the time of NIHILIST, and what are the differences
between the actual scene and the one of this time? Had this pre-version of
ENTOMBED something special? Have you got some things to quote about this
B-Nope. not really !
12. In several years, if INSISION grows bigger and that you don't feel
anymore the need to brutallize as much as today. Will you keep in playing this
style for the respect of the fans and of the band, while you make the band
evolve, or will you leave the band?
B-If we decide to go
Mombo-jumbo-bananas. We will probobly change name compleatly. Or just desolve
tas a group. But evolv we will !I think its a must. But not in the wrong
direction. If you know what I meen
13. What do you wait from the Earache sublabel on which you've signed?
What has been their offer and did some other labels show some interesting
B-Well I hope the neme of the label will help us out a bit
and that theire contacts with booking agents will help us out on tour. Becouse
we are a live band and need to play live. I know ther has been trubbel before
conserning Earache, but i guess you just have to wish for the best out come. So
far there havent been any major conflict nad i guess there wont be any eiter,
but you never know. The main thing is that W.W is the sub-label to Earache and
that always give you the upper hand in lots of things so…..Hmmm other labels ?
There was some smaller Labels who was interested but they dident have the backup
that we needed you know like putting together a tour etc, . Then the « Bigger »
names just ansewred in the regular ways like « sorry we’re full, bla bla… » and
when Wicked World came with an offer we grabed it(Affter some months of
14. Birath, you're the vocalist of the band and you also take care about
INSISION's website. Keeping in mind what the fact of taking care of the site
represents (links trade, maintaining, thousands of Emails every day). Do you
think another member of the band could have the time do take care of the site?
How many time do you spend each day with your site and all what is attached to
it? (All the informatical stuffs linked to the band). Do you train a lot for
B- As Im the only one with a working computer(Exept Roger) and
the « Skills » of grapixs end programs,
I guess I’m the only one doing it a the moment. The thing is that we had anther
guy atending it before I joind but it dident work out the way we wanted, To slow
updates and no direct devotion to make it work the way we wanted, so I just told
him to stop. And I learned for my self how a site is build up. This is my 3rd
INSISION-site(As for those who have been hanging around a long time know how my
first site looked LoL) Anyway, It would
acctually be an huge relife for me if someone even helpt me out jus part time.
It feels like the onely thing I do is taking care of Insision cumputer related
stuff on my spear time. A regular day looks like this : Up at 6 go work 7-4. get
Home. Get some snacks. Get infront of the Pc. Answer mails and updating the
differesnt links etc….Damn man, The mail bit is the heviest part. I try to
answer as personal as possible and that takes time when you get a ton of those
After that I try to see what Uppdates I have forgotten, and
time from time I have to compose some Interesting Info for the News letter + answere Interviews., which are
getting longer and longer for everyday, last inte I got from Germany was on 31
Q’s and had about atleast 2-3 Sub-Q’s to every damn Q !! He he …Well lets say like this I stop for
food around 7 and then I’m back to work again… But as for the vocal parts I
never train at home, but we do Rehears 2-3 days a week on both Thusday ,
Thursday and Sundays, so thats my time
of…. So to speak.
15. How many times do you rehears in a week? Is it easy
to find a decent rehearsal room and motivated musicians in Sweden?
said 2-3 Days aweek. Well The rehearsals are pretty good here I think.
Especially compeard to many other countrys, lots of yuth centers provide a place
to play, if you are younger, thats how I started out back in those days. Then you can also get
some kind of « social help » to support
your band, A small amount of money to help you get a place to rent. Many times
in some industrial arias. Musician-wise I think it all depends on what you are
looking fore and how motivated you are. Nowdays there are a growing interest of
doing the more extream-metal stuff, and there for its much eisyer I think.
16. For the promoting of the band, do you think it gains more feedbacks
to do this through the web or by the traditional way (mails, flyers...). Do you
see a bigger impact at the following of promo packs sent to paper fanzines or
Do you think a band can achieve the fact of "taking on" the underground
while forgetting one of these 2 ways of promotion? Do you think these 2 ways of
promotion are indisociable?
B-I really dig the classic paper zines ! I
see it 2 ways, The web Works fast but is also kind of unpersonal(Spam shit and
stuff) The old way is way cooler and way personal but way more expensive. I
think you may use em both. I know we have been doing lots of Pr through mail
before but has tackeled of a bit now…Bu we are on our way to do some flyers as we speak which will be sent
i also think that the Avrige reader reads not even close as much at a
Web-zine then in a Regular Zine…I guess its becouse At the W.Z It’s way more
eizyer to just click your way to what you are interested of and in that case you
also miss out on other things that might catch your eye.
17. In a
way, we could say the Internet Underground and the "classical
undergound" aren't composed of the same individuals: on one hand there's those
who have got some money, big PCs with good softwares and hardwares, tons of free
CDs, and on the other hand there's those who'd "die to eat" and should be happy
with their badly photocopied zines. Don't you see a paradox
B-nowdays you dont have to have a big pc to compose a web zine
thats readebul. But I see what you mean. On the other hand those who « die to
eat » might be better involved and devoted to the scene and music ? Not that I
mean that the other ae but can you get the paradox in that.
18. It's as if a part of the scene had "privileges" and wasn't really understanding the true essence
of this music that is human suffering, rebellion and couldn't really see what
the true spirit of underground is.
B-Especially the rebellion part,
mate. But I also think that you shouldent get to serius about all this « who’s
true or who’s not » becouse it’s a waste of energy. Just « be »
19. One day, do you see yourself speaking about anything else than
subjects as Satanism and occultism in your lyrics?
Birath-I already do. Still, my Lord is in fact in my flesh and blood and
I cant stop being influenced by him. In the same time I have no one to obligate to so I do as I please. I will come
to him in any case what so ever.
20. Have you got some parallel, other projects beside INSISION? ( Music
and others: art...)
B- No not really, I want to get back to a one man
project I did in –93 called « Birath ». It was some kind of march/dungon- music with lots of drums and
synths, really bad acctually HA ha…. Made on Computer with an synth on the side.
It was more of an experiment nothing Metal related at all. Dont belive in Using mhuch Synths in
Deathmetal at all. Still I have lots of idés on how to evolv it. Experiments
with diffrent strange intruments and sounds all with a Satanic red line throug
it. Probobly me Chanting ….. Well its just a thought that have been going around
in my head. It would have nothing to do with Insision. Before Insision(And after
AZATOTH) I was involved in a Black-Metal Project with Tobias Forge from
Repungnant. SUPERIOR. We released 2 demos First on 20c and second on 50 or
21. What are your future projects with INSISION?
B- Keep The
violence up ! TOUR TOUR TOUR ! Compose more good shit That makes the hart beat
Dubble speed !
22. What do you think about the zines that ask the same questions to all
the bands? Did you mentally prepare yourself to submit to a lot of
interviews of this kind?
B-To be honest I really hate to be asked the
same Reg. Q’s Coz its so fuvcking boring to read The answers are bound to be as
the Q’s, just flatt and dull and thats sucks when you wanna read a good article
about a band that you are into. I usaly just not answere Q’s that I think is
uninteresting , I mean I know what I would like to read about, whe it cmes to
23. Ok, these last words are yours?
Thanks for having taken the time to answer!
B-thanx for a great
inte!…Keep up the good work, its actually the magazines that keep up the scene
in meny sences !
So Keep it Hard and brutal I know we will !
out Insision over at insision.com and support us. Check oput the record I know
you will not be disapointed !!
Over and out !