Miscarriage: We are in the process of releasing our new album, “Imminent Horror”, through Sentient Ruin on physical media. Along with that we are beginning the writing for our next album which we believe will be quite the experience once completed. Hopefully we will be able to have it finished and released this year.
2.At the end of 2018 you had released a new album, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Miscarriage: We would say the most noticeable difference is that it is much slower than what we have previously created. We wanted to embark on something much more atmospheric and monstrous.
3.On the new album you went for more of a sludge/doom metal direction while previous releases where more grindcore orientated, what was the decision behind going into this musical direction?
Miscarriag: Ultimately the decision came to mind that we wanted to have music that resembled a nightmarish embodiment, a creature devouring civilizations if you will. As it started to take shape, we believe it became much more than that.
4.Since 2017 there has been 5 different releases, do you spend a great amount of time writing and creating music?
Miscarriage: We are very focused on writing and creating new music for Miscarriage. We aim to release one new album every year if not more. Currently we easily have over five albums we plan to pursue over the next several years.
5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Jon - Lyrically in the beginning Miscarriage was quite personal. More or less I bled the words onto a page in many ways. I think the lyrics have started to become much more conceptual and much more about what perpetuates through our sound. Our future works will become much more about the imagery, feelings, and thoughts that come to mind from the music.
6.One member lives in the United States while another lives in Sweden, how does this work out in the recording process?
Miscarriage: We discuss very heavily and thoroughly what we are wanting to accomplish prior to the writing process. From there Ulf will write and record drums to have sent over to Jon to record guitars, bass, and vocals to. Sometimes lyrics are already ready to be implemented and sometimes lyrics come together after the music is completed.
7.Would the band be open to doing any live shows if the opportunity came?
Miscarriage: We wouldn’t mind to play shows together if the opportunity ever presented itself, but it is unlikely due to the far distance in which we live apart. Creating music is what is most important to us so even then we would rather focus on creating as much as we can.
8.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?
Miscarriage: We are not necessarily looking to be signed, but if an offer were to be made that was right for us we may take that route in the future.
9.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of grindcore, sludge and doom metal?
Miscarriage: Overall we would say the reaction has been quite positive and even more so with our upcoming album. It’s actually been somewhat surprising to see how much support we have received to be honest.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Miscarriage: We plan to venture into all kinds of different territories for future releases. Nothing is off limits when it comes to what we will create.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Jon - Last Days of Humanity, Circle of Dead Children, Hexis, Primitive Man, Vermin Womb, Daughters, See You Next Tuesday, and probably more... kind of an endless amount of sources of inspiration and influences really. I listen to anything from synthwave to ambient instrumental music to the most vile music obtainable recently.
Ulf – In regards to what bands that have had an influence in our sound, Jon has more or less covered it. Its pretty rare that I check out newer bands that much these days in all honesty. These days I listen to music that I listened to growing up and that I listened to during my mid mid 20s – early 30s. But if I would have to mention what I’ve been listen to recently would be Jesus Piece, Full of hell, Vein, Reverorum Ib Malacht, Demonomancy, Texas Murder Crew etc.
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Jon - I am very involved with extreme and horror movies. I can’t seem to get enough of them.
Ulf – More or less anything related to horror be it in terms of movies, books, art etc. Apart from that: history, psychology, mythology, nature (exploring and hiking), painting, writing etc.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Jon - Thank you for this opportunity and for those reading we hope you dig what you hear!
Ulf – Thanks for the support.