Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Morbus Chron Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Robba: After the Sleepers in the rift-session we sort of took a small break.
We haven't rehearsed with a full line-up since then. So the passion has had its months to rebuild,
and now the time is upon us to spread more disease to the listeners.
As far as the album goes it's basically out, and the response has been nothing but delicious.
People are too kind.

Edde: Wating for the album to be released, probably start rehearsing soon. We've got some new tunes as well.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?

Robba: People have been saying it sounds like a mix of Severed Survival and Scream Bloody Gore.
Other people say that we sound like Nihilist and Afflicted. And that is a pretty big leap there hehe.
Not to say that we don't appreciate all the kind words, but somtimes it feels like they're throwing names
out there just for the sake of it. The only band that always seems to come up is Autopsy, and that is a given.
They're the main influence. Other than that we just write whatever we feel sounds fucking danceable
and of course the music is infected by whatever we take in. Doom, Punk or crab-core.
Compared to our earlier stuff you could say that this time there have been actual
thoughts of wanting to try something out of the ordinary, which you can hear in some bits of the record.
The future will probably just see more of that side, while the old stuff only wanted to sound old.

Edde: A bit weirder, a bit uglier, a bit better.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the new release explores?

Robba: The titles speak for themselves. There's some necrophilia, some lovecraft, some torture, some black holes,
some other space-shit and a lot of people dying in horrible, horrible ways. My mother would be proud had
she heard what I was singing.

Edde: Anything from zombies and necrophilia to black holes and the beyond.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the album ti title/

Robba: Secret.

Edde: No meaning, really. We just thought it sounded really cool and H.P Lovecraft-ish.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?

Edde: I would say the resurrected in festering slime-gig in Stockholm two years ago. Our stage performance makes Kiss look like little wimps.

Robba: To quote someone, "Flannel, ugly basses, and 20 teenagers going apeshit. In Sweden its always 1991." 

6. Do you have any touring palns for the new release?

Edde: No, not yet, but you never know.

Robba: That is a sensitive subject for a guy that hates doing live-shows. Right now we're set out to do a killer show
at Live-Evil and we'll see what comes after that.

7. On a worldwide level how has your new album been recieved by death metal fans?

Robba: Like I said earlier the response has been so damn good! We knew we had made an album that like-minded could enjoy,
but when you get comments like, "Best album yet of 2011", it's just insanity. An insanity that motivates you
to write more and more. I'm not going to lie, it feels fucking wonderful.

Edde: The few reviews I've read have been very positive. I've seen a few "it's been done before"-comments, but I take that as "DAMN THAT'S GOOD!" Haha.

8. Are there any side projects besides this band or is this a full time line up?

Robba: Everyone in the band has other stuff going. Adam has his funky rock-trio "Red Strike", and Dag plays in "Plaguebearer"
which I've spent the day listening to and it's abnormally fuckin' disgusting. Edde is a punk! It's all really good stuff!
Myself I just enjoy writing different kinds of music. But it rarely embodies into something complete. I have many balls in the air
right now. Kinky.

Edde: All the members have side projects, everything from punk to 70's rock.

9. What direction do you see the music heading into on future releases?

Edde: Into the void.

Robba: I have a growing will to do something that other old school bands aren't doing. Basically trying to separate yourself from the rest.
Weird structures and "what the fuck?!"-moments, but still keeping the maggot infested worms in your ass.
Maybe it will shine through in the future, maybe not.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your new album and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Edde: Big fan of Autopsy and Deathstrike. Also, Zeke is killer!

Robba: All in all it's a mix of death, doom and punk and a whole lot of druggy psychedelic 70's shit. The latter isn't as hearable though haha.
After having been addicted to it in digital-form, I just recieved the Nekropsalms-album with Obliteration.
It's the best death metal record of the last ten years, easily!

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests/

Robba: I enjoy spending time with myself and not only as a synonym for masturbating.
Things like watching a movie, playing a game, drinking a bear or two, taking something illegal once in a while.
I'm looking forward to a stressless life on a bench, wrapped in newspapers and five layers of flannel-shirts.

Edde: Horse polo, golf cars and spa weekends.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

Robba: Fuck off and fry.

Edde: See you at Gröne Jägarn!

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