1.Hello Pascal! You take care of METAL FURY since 1985! Introduce us to this radio show !
So first of
all, hello Mister G., and thanks for the interest in METAL
FURY. In fact, even if METAL FURY exist since 1985, I take care
of it since 1997. So, as it’s written on the flyers, it occurs every
Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:00 PM, on 95.9 PULSAR radio. Maybe soon
from 9:00 to 23:00, that wouldn’t displease me at all!
2.Did the kind of metal played in your show evolved during the years? Was it always focused on the underground? At the very beginnings you was certainly playing mostly Thrash and heavy metal… were the French thrash and death metal bands of the beginning correct? Do you remember some good ones?
At the beginning,
when I was listening to the show, there were only Thrash, heavy
and HARD ROCK !! DEATH METAL has arrived… the team has changed.
There where some shitheads of core fans (you know the guy who look
like cross-country skiers, deutsch windmills…) and some NU METAL…
So I don’t know if it was always focused on the Underground !!!
There was an epoch during which ROADRUNNER was working with
the radio… I don’t give a fuck! They had their golden days in 87/93…
before anything really METAL disappeared from their catalogue… So
I’m not interested at all in giving airplay to their releases !!!
It’s the same thing for NUCLEAR BLAST/ CENTURY MEDIA/
METAL BLADE/ EARACHE.... they don’t need myself.
Yes, the French
THRASH and DEATH bands were and are correct, on a musical but also
on a human point of view: for example POST MORTEM/ TALES OF BLOOD/
UNFRAGMENT write me back a little word to thank me for playing some
of their tracks and sending them back the playlists… (Internet…
what is it ?? See the 12th question). I like it!!!
are also some good bands: TALES OF BLOOD / REPUDIATE
/ every bands of the 49th suburb (ILL DIVINE / UNFRAGMENT
/ VEHEMENS / VAGINAL PURULENCE) / THALIDOMIDE (still there!!!
!) / BYATIS / SOLEKHAN / DEEP VEIN / SYPNOSYS / ATROPHY /
DISGUST (so ,what the fuck are they doing?) / OSTRACIZED / KRONOS
/ SANGUINARIUM / POST MORTEM / DEVILIUM / IMPERIAL SODOMY
/ STHYGMA / BLOSIUS / CIRRHOSIS / INNERFEUDS / HYPOCRAS / PETRIFIED
/ AD MORTEM / MORGUE / BENIGHTED / DATURA & DEATH
CERTIFICATE / HATE SUPREMACY / BIRTH DECLINE /
RECUEIL MORBIDE / 7 Th NEMESIS / DUNNGORTHEB / SCARVENGER
(I have only some live tracks, but it’s promising !!!)/ LYCANTHROPY
/ BEREAVEMENT / LOATHING / ACT OF GODS / BLOODSHED / BLOODY
SIGN / KABBAL (Monaco) / CARNAL LUST....(some of them
have also split up…)
3.How do you succeed in keeping the motivation to keep on doing your radio show since about 20 years !! All the more you mostly play extreme and brutal metal, while most of the shows specialized in the extreme survive only for few years… The only survivors of the ‘extreme’ hertzian waves are most of the time guys who have large tastes and play heavy metal, melodic black, and all the new releases!
My motivation... I like it!!!! That’s all!!!! And when a guy I don’t know comes to see me, to tell me I’m a fool, that our music (PULMONARY FIBROSIS) is shit, and he don’t want to pay me a beer… but he concludes with ‘On the other band, your radio show is good I discovered many things thanks to you’. Hell, it also pleases me ! So I pay him a beer! (It’s a true story that happened to me recently !!!). And it’s cool to play the music you like. I also play Black and heavy, but in very fewer quantities, that’s certain!!
4.Are there kinds of metal you refuse to play on METAL FURY?
Yes, all this new metal and the likes wave, any kind of Hardcore. And if there’s some, it’s really very few !!!! Why?? I don’t like that, they’re all shitheads. Think about a band like DYING FETUS, they were InCOREized!!!! And many teenagers, trendies or guys being new to extreme metal buy this a lot!!! It should be unhallowed to mix these two entities!!! (If you want to insult me, sorry but I don’t have an email !!!!). The worst guys are possibly PURGATORY from LIMOGES… some total shitheads!!!!
5.As well as a lot of radioshow, you probably had problems with the radio big boss when he realized you weren’t playing polka but a kind of music that abusively deals with the morbid, the destruction, the macabre, Satan (666 !) and some of these bands violently deny anything established! Did you often has to change of radio station during these almost 20 years of existence?
No, there was
no problem, coz as I said earlier I only continue this radioshow.
So, no I didn’t change of radio station. All the more, PULSAR is
situated in a private college!!! (I can imagine the Satanists and
evilists of all kind insulting me, I don’t care at all !!!). They
don’t care about the kind of music, as long as I don’t break anything,
you know I’m a correct guy, being respectuous towards the goods
6.I know you happen to receive some promotional CDs in a more than sufficient quantity: you told me you received the NEURAXIS album 7 times!! Explain us how this bullshit can be possible! Some labels really have a lot of money to throw through the windows!
Yes, about this NEURAXIS CD, MORBID Recs sent me one at home, one at the radio station, I think I received one in an ADIPOCERE promo pack (They distribute MORBID Recs) and few others in a MORBID Recs package, as a gift for the radio listeners. I’ve clearly told to MORBID they should only send me one, (gifts not taken in account) at the radio or at home! !!!! Coz all the more, I’d be an honest guy it wouldn’t be astonishing!!!!
7.How does it occurs with the SACEM? I think you are meant to complete papers, and the boss takes care of the remaining stuffs… But when you play a track of a band released through a very small Indonesian label that’s maybe not official, or in the case of an old MORGOTH live recording dating back to 1989, how does it occur?
The SACEM...... In fact I complete the needed papers when some bands ask for it. With the logo of the radio. I send it directly to the band myself. It’s rare. But it’s not at all a problem for me. Nothing else to declare !!!! (Eh, you have this MORGOTH live 89… right?)
8.I think the SACEM is an organism who hallows the bands to make official the rights of their music in France… but at the level of the foreign bands, how does it occur ? Are there similar organisms to declare one’s music on an international level?
I don’t know if the SACEM is useful for the French bands, because they earn very few money with this organism. I don’t know any foreign organism of this kind…
9.Which labels really start to bore you to death as they keep on sending they releases that don’t please you (to remain polite) and sometimes have nothing to do with the kinds of metal you play?
There aren’t really any labels boring me to death. Except for M10 and ROADRUNNER as I explained that few lines before. If I’m not interested, I don’t play their promos and I don’t give any sign of life… it stops by itself, you know… I received some Heavy metal stuffs from XIII Bis, I play the game. We’ll see later. That’s the same for LOCOMOTIVE MUSIC, I sent the playlists, we’ll see. In this case it was too interesting heavy bands : EASY RIDER and ANTHENORA. Thanks to Sylvain, ex- METAL HAVEN Zine.
10.You are also one of the most motivated tape traders!! We trade some tapes since 1998, and it strongly kicked my ass when you sent me your trading list for the first time! A ring-binder full-filled to the ass bone! There are everythings! AAARRRGGGH!! How many time do you spend each weak to deal with all this shit? Isn’t the postage price too expensive?
has slowed down since the arrival of massive CDr use, and
you should be aware, right?? I keep on trading with a German guy
(Edwin, you guy, fuckin’ rules !!) and Mister NOBILLEAU from TOULOUSE.
And few others, but only occasionally… On my personal list… NO there
aren’t everythings !!!! It lacks the 2nd LP from MORTUARY (Mexico)
and few other things. But it’s true it’s quite complete!!!! How
many time do I spend… Pffff, I don’t know, but quite a lot.
11.Did you ever count the total amount of albums and demos you have? How many rooms does it full-fill? Did you think about a donation to some associations helping poor-peoples in case of what you didn’t have much place to stock everythings? They would be very glad about it ! Hé hé
This is a long time since I don’t count all the CD’s/ EP’s/ LP’s/ Demos I have… I happened to sell few stuffs… I always had regrets. (For example the DISHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / PUNGENT STENCH split Lp. I bought it again since then !!!). So none ‘poor peoples helping association’ would have to sell back my stock.
12.You aren’t connected to the Internet. What’s your opinion about the massive increase of Mp3s exchanges? Some guys have some enormous hard drives fulfilled to death with thousands and thousands of albums! Do you see that as a competition towards your status of ultimate maniac of tape trading? Or do you seriously think about ordering a PC to show them who the master is? Ah Ah
In fact, I
don’t have the Internet at home, and I’ll certainly never have.
Well, we’ll see. It took me a long time to start using Cds, the
same goes for my old PC, only to type playlists… etc… so the Internet…
maybe in 2024… I’m not writing many snail-mails, so I’m not interested
in 54000 daily emails and 128000 Mp3s that will remain unnoticed.
Well, I’m not jealous of the guys who have hard-drives fulfilled
to the assbone, but do they enjoy everythings they have? I have
problems to listen to all what I receive and order. Or maybe there’s
a way to listen and assimilate some album in a very fast manner
???? And I like to have most of the stuffs in the original release…
It means I don’t have much burnt CD-r… Only almost impossible to
find things. There are also some CDr I’m sent through trades, I
give it to other peoples when I’ve bought the real CD. We’re lucky
enough to have labels with correct prices. Every CDs are for 12.50
Euros through OSMOSE!!!! The same goes for the big European
labels quoted before for other reasons. XTREEM MUSIC (ex REPULSE
Records / DROWNED Productions) sell all their albums for 8.95
euros, or 11.95 for the most expensive !!!
13.Did you see the amount of tape traders decreasing since a few years? Is it harder to find some raw material?
I think I ever answered this question. Yes tape trading is in a strong decrease, it’s true, but well… what do you want to do? It’s not a real problem for me, and there a still some guys who like tape trading.
14) No 14th question, no 14th answer. : -)
15.In your opinion, what were the worst epoch on the years of Death metal existence: the times during which it was very hard to find enough quality releases! (Not some bad melodic thrash entitled Death metal to increase the sells, or some rotten Black metal called 'death' to seem more Underground…) or the times when the trends had so corrupted the underground (so I’m not talking about what’s less underground) only the most obscure distros could feed you with the metal of death!
worst times for Death metal are surely the 94/95/96 epoch. When
all the DEATH METALLISTS wave of the first epoch were bored, and
they started to listen and play Black metal… or some other more
or less rotten stuffs (Grunge / TYPE O NEGATIVE / LIFE OF AGONY
/ R.A.T.M. / NO ONE ISINNOCENT....)). I knew few guys who were only
hailing by CANNIBAL CORPSE , SUFFOCATION during this epoch… And
there were those who stopped anything Rock’N’ roll to go and dance
in the techno parties!!!!! Talking about the bands, it was the end
for GOREFEST/ ENTOMBED/ DISGRACE/ PARADISE LOST/ SENTENCED/ MORGOTH/
CONVULSE/ HYPOCRISY/ GRAVE (Who did a comeback last year, not too
bad…), and I forget many!!!! If you think about other betrayers,
write them here!
16. Once, you was dealer of fresh metal, giblets and tombstones for the LIQUID OF LIFE Zine who shredded more than one anus with his killer content! Totally dedicated to Death metal of every kinds (But no melodic shit! It’s not DEATH! :P) with a hallucinating amount of reviews for its time, all the more Death metal was far from being a well acclaimed style back then! Did you ever think about helping Olivier Meschine in his labor of death? Were you a part of a fanzine in the past ?
Yeah, I was
dealer for L.O.L zine, I stopped, because the guy MESCINE has became
a lazy guy !!!! Since he’s married and he has two sons (MATTHIAS
(SAITTAM !!!!!) and JIMMY), a house to take care of. He always tell
me the 7th issue will be release… He has a big package of tapes
he didn’t found the time listening to. But he remains a very good
guy ! a BEER DRINKER!!!! On one hand, I understand, I’m lucky enough
to have a woman (since 12 years!!!!) who let me free to live my
life of Rock’N’roll man !!! I don’t have a child, and we don’t want
any… You have to buy him a scooter when he’s 14, etc… I couldn’t
buy anymore CD’s… but don’t be afraid, I’m not the chief at house!!!!
And I’m doing very well the dishes, I know how to deal with a washing
machine… etc… No I don’t justify myself, but I see where they’re
coming from, those who say I'm a macho mysogin.
17.Speaking about Ripp offs, you must have had many problems! Did that happen that you travel to say a ‘little hello’ to a not very honest guy to remind him the good manners? Thanks from advance for the anecdotes! :)
long subject!!!! Well, I didn’t really have a problem with that
!!! I ordered through REPULSE records/ WILD RAGS, everywhere… I
always received everythings. One time, I didn’t receive a package
from DEADSUN Recs, but I totally trust Jean François REY (aka GOY,
he likes that!!!!), and long time ago, I didn’t receive 2 or 3 tapes
you sent me… was it the postal service or where you a rip off ?…
I’ll never know that… and I did menace you, I said I would come
in your suburb especially for that matter… I didn’t come because
we live far from each others… and you didn’t seem afraid at all.....Ahahahahahah
18. As you hear a lot of releases, what’s your opinion about the current French extreme metal scene? Are there bands you’d advice us? Which French bands will grow in the scene during the following years in your opinion?
There are some
good things in the current French scene. One more time BYATIS/ REPUDIATE/
MORGUE (all times)… go back to the 2nd question. I also liked a
lot SOLEKAHN… DEEP VEIN and VAGINAL PURULENCE are also my fave ones
of the moments. Both promising. VAGINAL PURULENCE needs to work
and work with more deepness, but they have some good basis. A shame
for their name that sounds too much GORE-GRIND!!!!
19.On an international level, which country becomes more interesting for its underground bands? The new Death metal wave that kills and shredds your slip before you’ve finished your beer, where do you feel like this bitch will come from??!
It’s not easy
to say which country will emerge in a matter of DEATH METAL… In
Sweden there’s PAGANIZER/ KAAMOS/ MURDER SQUAD/ BLOODBATH/
SKINFECTED/ REVOKATION/ BUTCHERY/ COERCION/ RUNEMAGICK/ AEON/ VERMINOUS/
THRONEAEON (now GODHATE)/ RELENTLESS/ SCURVY/ IMPERIOUS/ CARVE/
SORDID DEATH/ THE 9TH PLAGUE/ REPUGNANT/ DELVE/ SPAWN OF POSSESSION/
KARNARIUM/ INSISION/ SOILS OF FATE/ VOMITORY/ IMMERSED IN BLOOD/
DRACENA (100 % female band!!!!)/ VISCERAL BLEEDING.... and
without nay doubt many other ones… it varies from the melodic style,
even if some of these aren’t new bands… And they don’t have to emerge,
Sweden has ever emerged!
20.And what about American or Hypertechnical Brutal death? Isn’t it too boring when many releases of the style are played in your Hi-fi ?
US BRUTAL DEATH
looses a it of its interest, I think. Too many bands started to
blast in an hyper fast way. There was SUFFOCATION, and DISGORGE
few years later (First demo in 1993 !!!)… One also have to quote
REPUDILATION (96)/ DEVOURMENT/ DEHUMANIZED/ SCATTERED REMNANTS
and many ersatz.... some short life labels… I currently have problems
to follow all of this… The last thing that pleases me is the DARK
DISCIPLE CD released through MORBID Records…. To sum it up, yes
BRUTAL DEATH metal is ball breaking… and mostly all these hardcorish/groovy/moshing
bullshits à la DYING FETUS…Anyway I think the Americans are those
who gave birth to DEATH METAL, with of course DEATH (Respects to
Chuck!!!). And I don’t think the guy of SCARVENGER you have interviewed
on your newsletter will say the contrary.) even if some fools nowadays
shit on his face. There was also DEATHSTRIKE with Mister Paul SPECKMAN
; POSSESSED. One more time, it’s not an exhaustive list!!!
21.And what about Black metal? Are you a fan? Do you want another part of this little shitty demo composed in 5 minutes with an atrocious WC sound and screams of an ugly sodomized bitch who plays the ‘Evil’ game ?!
Well, lets get things clear about it : Black metal is VENOM/ BATHORY… One shouldn’t forget the first MARDUK album was DEATH METAL, the same goes for the first DARKTHRONE!!!! And later, they came with some… well… I would say very personal productions… I remember a 91-92 interview in a special Thrash metal issue of a big magazine, the Darkthrone guys said they didn’t want to be signed (too late, they were ever on PEACEVILLE!!!!), to remain underground (while answering an interview in a so big magazine??), the more funny thing is they first album (Some DEATH METAL, yes!!) was recorded in Sweden, with Thomas SKOGSBERG (ENTOMBED/ GRAVE/ DISMEMVER… etc.), one of the biggest producers of this time… THIS is real trendy shit! Or total betrayal… But I must recognize there are good Black metal bands, that’s for sure.
There are true
satanists, one can see them during gigs, with their mother and father
who bring them with a big expensive car… and who comes to take them
back. I don’t trust much those who claim to be strong satanists…
even if it’s established band, even in France… And when these true
satanists come back to their mother’s flat, their beloved mother
had the nice idea to leave them a little word such as « My beloved
son, your food is in the fridge, the toaster is ready, just push
the button. Your booties are in the hall, as always. Pleasant dreams
my mittle sugar ». I imagine that, and it’s laughable. You know,
I’m not a superman, far from this, but I don’t play a game, ME!
And I certainly have no advice to give to anybody. We’ll speak about
it later… will they be a part of this satanic thing in few years?
22.You’re the vocalist in PULMONARY FIBROSIS! Do a little introduction and use the opportunity of this little advertising space to promote it!
Yes, it’s right, I’m PULMONARY FIBROSIS since two years now. We are three guys : Guillaume (Drums and pitch shifted vocals), Johannes (Guitar) and Myself (Naural vocals). We had another guitarist ; he left for ununderstanding. It’s too long to speak about… and it’s not interesting. It seems a guy from TREPALIUM (79) wants to play the bass guitar with us. Well, then we are happy!!!!
23.Who is the main composer in the band? You would put the band into which musical folder ? What are your influences?
The two other
guys compose, I’m working on the vocal parts later. There are no
real lyrics… Then we were compared to GUT/ REGURGITATE (First epoch)/
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (1rst epoch)/ ROMPERPROP/ DEAD INFECTION/
S.C.D.... all this is Ok… but we were also compared to GRONIBARD!!
We are less proud!!! Why ? Because I don’t like much what they are
doing… except for the GUT cover (the best one from the tribute),
and I don’t like this teenage poop and piss side to be honest… and
they play nude on stage…. Pfffffffff !!!! Of course some bands
do the same than they do… (GASTRIC BURST for the fact they
finish their gig in slips/ DEGUEULANUS, PROUT DE CHIASSE for
the shitty stupid name/ PURULENT EXCRETOR for the ‘my cock in your
big shitty ass one day of Diahorrea, the following day of a big
pizza-paella bernache…). I will have many new friends!!!
24.What do you write in your lyrics? What does it deal with?
So, no, there aren’t really any lyrics. We did a MALIGNANT TUMOUR cover (« Pathological fun »). To be as near of the original track as possible, and as we have no lyrics, I did all the vocals in a French/ English phonetic way… For the other tracks, there are few coherent lines from here and there… One day, I read in a zine ‘“PULMONARY FIBROSIS, with pathological lyrics....’ It’s funny. That’s true Guillaume always fins very Pathological-medical titles for the songs…
25.hat’s your discography ? Your future projects?
Before I joined
them, they did two split Eps/ demo tapes, various split taps… and
then, one year ago we did a split CD with THORWALD. It was released
by BIZARRE LEPROUS Production. We’ll go in the studio soon, as soon
as we’ll be ready with the given songs.
26.Did you play in band before?
No, no real band before. I only did a project with Mister MESCHINE as guitarist, a drummer from Poitiers, and a guy from LIMOGES on the bass… There was only 4 or 5 rehearsals, 2 finished tracks, a bit in an INCATATION way… and that’s all.
27.And if Death metal was a beer, which one would it be?
A beer… well, one more time very purist, I kinda like the 1664 and the Heineken. Well, to play the game, I’ll say a 22/ Robert CHARLEBOIS. First of all to salute the Quebec metal scene (NECROTIC MUTATION/ GORGUTS/ GORELUST/ PURULENCE/ NECRONOMICON/ KATAKLYSM 1er MCD/ the first CRYPTOPSY releases (the first blasters???) / OBSCENE CRISIS/ OBLIVEON and many others....) Robert said it on the TV recently, he tried every products of the earth, and Rock’N’roll and alcohol are good, mostly together, the same night…
28.This interview has reached its end, it’s you to conclude and to kick the ass of those who deserve it! Keep on parasitating the hertziane waves and to promote the metal of death!!
Yes, I’ll keep on playing some Fuckin’ DEATH METAL and other GRINDCORE; as well as some BLACK/ HEAVY/ THRASH. I always played the band who did the effort of sending me their release. It’s normal! But no hardcore, no neo…
Ok, and for
all those who want to know the bands I venerate more than anything
else… GOREFEST is my fave (until the live), then for those who follow
....DEATH / DEMIGOD / INCANTATION / IMMOLATION / DETERIOROT / HYPONIC
/ DARK DISCIPLE / CREMATORY (Sweden) / CRYPTAL DARKNESS
‘Chamber of gore’ / FUNEBRARUM / OBITUARY / CANNIBAL CORPSE
/ MURDER SQUAD / NUCLEAR WINTER / PESTILENCE 1, 2 &
3ème/ PARADISE LOST 1er & 2eme /BOLT THROWER / MASSACRE
the first one (never released) and from beyond / DISINCARNATE /
AUTOPSY /. BAPHOMET US / Old HYPOCRISY / Old ATROCITY
Ger. / FLESHCRAWL / MORBID ANGEL / PAGANIZER / GOREMENT /
ETERNAL DARKNESS / WINTER / NOVEMBERS DOOM 1er CD /
Old SINISTER / Old THANATOS / EPITAPH Sweden / CONVULSE / MALEVOLENT
CREATION 1st, 2nd & 3rd / DEMILICH / ANTHOPOMORPHIA (Hol) /
SORRORICIDE / SENTENCED / ADRAMELECH / MORGOTH, also the UNLEASHED
CDs / ENTOMBED/ DISMEMBER/ GRAVE...and there are many other… (for
some, I’m only interested in the beginning of their career !!) Have
an hear on these… Only very good stuffs!!!!