Saturday, February 24, 2018

Grim Fate Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We started out last year. Pier and I always recommend bands to each other and we both like the same kind of bands. Since I always wanted to do a slower kind of death metal band I asked Pier if he wanted to do vocals and thats how we started.

2.So far you have released a demo and an ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

The demo is a try-out for the cd, but it sounded pretty rad and that's why we spreaded the song. Describing the sound is always hard, but I think slow- to midpaced death metal is a good way to describe the music. I guess slowdeath is a nice term that covers the sound quite well.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Death and decay all the way! That’s what I think death metal is about and it suits the music. I couldn’t think of other subjects for Grim Fate to be honest.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Grim Fate'?

When we started we had a list with some names on it and we picked this one. No big concept behind the name or anything. We liked this one best and it sounds good.

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

We haven't done any shows so far. We totally focussed on writings songs and recording them.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We haven't planned anything, but when the right opportunity comes we will see what happens.

7.So far you have worked with 'Chaos' and 'Dawnbreed Records' are you happy with the support that they have given you so far?

So far we're really happy. Dawnbreed was already interested when nothing was recorded yet. We know Jeff for quite some time, so it’s great to work together on the tape version. Chaos also was one of the first labels interested and so far they are doing a great job.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of doom and death metal?

It’s a bit early to say, since the cd isn't out yet. But the reviews are positive and also the reactions we get from friends and people who heard the album are overwhelming. So we are really happy about that.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

For Pier this is his first band. Both me and Philippus -our new guitarist- are playing together in Burial Remains (we used to be called Miasma Of Guilt) and we play old school buzzsaw death metal. We’ve almost completed recording our debut album and are really working hard to get that going. Besides Burial Remains, Boal is still going and we do some projects here and there. Philippus is also doing Dimaeon, which is more in the progressive metal genre.

10.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We’re currently writing new songs for a full length and we’re trying to do some splits or EP’s. It’s hard to say when that is coming, but I think we are ready to record again in the summer of 2018. Musically we don’t have the intention to change. Maybe some songs will turn out a bit slower, but we will see what happens.

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?

We like the Finnish scene a lot and also bands like Incantation are great of course. So it’s pretty save to say they have an influence on us one way or another. We listen to all kind of bands. Besides the classics we really dig bands like Funebrarum, Dead Congregation, Rippikoulu, but also bands like Rude, Skeletal Remains and Entrails. It’s not really limited to a certain style or era.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

We’re all big death metal fans and a lot of our time goes to playing, listening and collecting death metal. I am also a big football fan and like to check out some tv shows.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks for the interview! I hope people check us out in the flooded music scene and maybe buy a cd or shirt. Check us out on

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