Corpse Molester Cult
Who are you and what do you do in your band?
I’m Antti Åström and I contribute some sewer-smelling, puss filled growls to Corpse Molester Cult.
When/where was your band formed?
I think it was around 2005 when Tomi, Mikko, Joni and Tipi made a decision to play together. First grunts of this gore-infested earcandy was performed in an old police station at our hometown Lohja. I was asked to join in 2006-2007.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
We all have grown in to this. We think that the main reason why all of us even play this type of music, is those old school Swedish death metal bands like Entombed, Grave, Dismember etc. I still remember the first time i heard Grave’s Into the Grave album as a kid. How someone can do music this heavy? That was it. No return. So it was quite obvious path for us to take. I think that the legendary HM-2 sound had something that drilled it’s way through our minds. It’s raw, dirty and recognizable. Funny how one pedal has defined whole genre and still does, even if that particular model is not in production any more.
It’s been clear from the start that we bow to that late 80’s early 90’s stockholm sound and attitude.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
Composing is divided quite even with Tomi (guitar), Tipi (guitar) and Joni ( bass). Usually someone brings an idea to the pit and then we will toss that around, bend it, brake it and then put some molester-twist in it. After that we try to play it, realize it’s crap and start all over again. Then we’ll repeat this as many times as we think is necessary. When the skeleton of the song is ready, I’ll try to match some death metal poetry over that rotting corpse.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
Nowadays I personally get inspired by this insanity that is happening all around us. Religion, pedophiles, rapists, murderers etc. It’s a sick and dark world out there. All you have to do is watch news and get that reality on paper. What’s happening out there is making my blood boil. Isis, Christianity, economic depression, lying politicians, puppet-like celebrities, racists, you name it. What the hell is wrong with us?
I’m also a moviefreak so some of my lyrical ideas comes from those old, puss dripping gore movies. I love films like Evil Dead, Braindead, Bad Taste, Night of the living dead, Cannibal holocaust, Zombie holocaust and Demons. Sometimes I just try to create something that is sicker than anything else.
Tell us about your latest release – Benedictus Perverticus
This EP is our contribution for spreading the gospel of death around the world. For real, we hope that this is just a new start for us. This EP was recorded in the spring 2014, so after those sessions, we have been just waiting and watching things to escalate. We had a long gap between releases and this is very refreshing and inspiring for us. Thanks to Apostacy records for making this possible.
Benedictus Perverticus as a character is inspired by those rapist priests and evil-doers from whose doings we get to read from papers every now and then. Child molesting, lying, hypocrite bastards who do not practise what they preach.
Songs ”Benedictus Perverticus” and ”This is where it ends” are about these human filth. It’s fine for us if someone believes in god or allah or some other entity. As long as it’s not forcefed to people through violence and wars. In every culture there’s some higher force, but we won’t tolerate that abuse of gods. Money collecting, child molesting politicians who refer them as priests, prophets or what not, all we have for them is hate. BURN THEM!
On the other hand, the song ”Raped by seven zombies” is pure homage to old horror/gore movies and then the last song on EP, ”Satanic Seed”, tells a story through killers eyes. He’s dragging people in he’s basement, ties ’em up and makes them suffer through his blasphemic rituals.
Hopefully this release will get our old ’n rusty death metal machine roaring and we’ll finally get that full-length album done.
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
This scene is indeed very much alive in Finland! There is a lot of new bands publishing awesome albums and demos. Some stuff is bubbling under and then there’s bands like Mörbid Vomit, Worthless and Cult of Endtime, whose work is keeping things fresh and high quality. There has always been great death metal bands in Finland, even in the early 2000, when this whole scene was at it’s low point.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
There has been some plans, but nothing certain or long term. We do things in our own way and sometimes it means that things can take their time. But this works for us. Staying a bit off the map and being delicacy of few dedicated people.We are old and lazy and we have been doing this for a while now, so we are familiar with this thing called reality. All of us have other bands, families and jobs, so we have to prioritise things. We know for a fact that this won’t bring us fame, tours or money, but it does not matter. We love to do this and even with this slow pace, we are still doing it. A random amount of shows every now and then, hopefully we’ll release that full-lenght in a near future and drink some beers with good friends, that’s something to achieve.
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
Like mentioned above, Mörbid Vomit, Worthless and Cult of Endtime are bands one should keep an eye on.
I must quote my dear old friend Ash :
”Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This… is my boomstick!”