Who are you and what do you do in your band?
– My name is body, mr. Necrobody. What movie am I referring to? Well anyway, guess I’m the tongue in this band, the mouth and the bullhorn.
When/where was your band formed?
– Jakestown, also known as Pietarsaari aka Jeppis, back in ’89.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
– To us dm was the shit back in the days. To meet up with 5 guys as teens, sharing the same musical taste, was extraordinary, especially in a small town like Jakestown. It was like the first hard-on. And what’s better than a hard-on? Yup, down-tuned guitars. We did not want to make the ordinary brutal dm as 90% of the scene was playing at that time, we kinda added bits and pieces from here and there to what we were digging: sometimes a Grave, sometimes a Carcass.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
– We all have our saying. A song can come from a riff, idea, feeling or just when rehearsing, but mainly the fundament is carved from a six string.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
– Our lyrics are pretty different from basic dm bands. We do have the gory parts, but it’s in the allegory. You may fling the coin as many times you want, there’s always two sides to it.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
– Of course. If you have a voice, you have an opinion. But, depends on how you think of it. Whatever the case, be it political, economical, racial or religious, it’s not to be mixed with death metal. The name of the genre should be enough to tell where we’re heading.
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
– Oddly enough, it’s living. The whole metal revival lasted longer than ever expected. A good thing? Not if you ask me. Not that everything should stay on the first demo level, but seriously, metal today, not the fish in my pond, really. Things have changed and they should, but why are all the good things in the past? Aah, some call them memories. Why not make the best of the best times, and make them forever. Some call it motivation, I call it dedication. That’s life.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
– Achievements as a band? Uuugfh, play together, stay together. Cliché? Naah, there’s the answer to your ideology. It’s in the bone, it’s in the bone – what movie did I just referr to?
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
– Thanks and locate my ip-address.