Thursday, June 5, 2014

Brutal Blues Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Fervently heartfelt delta blues from Mississippi with members from Norwegian grind and noise bands such as The September When.

2.Recently you had released a mini album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
It has chords and rhythm. Sometimes it also has rhythm.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Our lyrics are mainly about personal experiences and mostly about love. In different ways you know. It could be something quite romantic but also something dominated by anger and jealousy. There are many sides of this feeling to explore, and usually in our composition process we build both music and lyrics like an inseparable mixture. As we like playing with "lights and shades" in our music style, we love to use heavy contrasts in our lyrics.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Brutal Blues'?
A Norwegian extreme fish dish is Brutal Blues. Brutal Blues (Brutal=Brutal and Blues=trout) is fermented fish, most commonly made from trout/blues. Brutal Blues is made by storing the fish in a salt brine for at least 8 weeks. The longer the fish ferments and the more blood that is allowed to be fermented with the fish, the stronger the flavor. Brutal Blues is typically made early in the fall and is served as a delicacy for Christmas. This means the fish is allowed to ferment at low temperatures for 3 - 4 months. Brutal Blues is not recommended for pregnant women or the elderly. This is because minor errors in the preparation can make the fish toxic. Since the fish is served raw after fermentation it can potentially contain a very powerful neurotoxin. Brutal Blues is probably the most potent smelling food in the universe. The smell is intense and absolutely terrible. The flavor is very powerful but surprisingly very pleasant. Just make sure you are not around when the fish is taken out of the brine after fermenting for 4 months.

5.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you choose to remain a duo?
Only two? Damn, thought we were more. We will discuss it now that we finally know exactly how many people we are in the band. Thanks for figuring that out by the way.

6.Norway has been known for other genres of metal but what is the grindcore scene like in your home country?
It's really good. Especially in Stavanger. They even play grind at McDonald's here. If you want your band to stand out in this town; don't play grind!

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?
It has been good. We even have a manager in the States.
8.What is going on with the other musical projects these days that the band members are involved with?
The second PSUDOKU album is coming soon. Anders is working on becoming normcore.
9.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We don't know but thanks for asking.
10.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?
Brutal brass bands like Arsedestroyer, old Anal Cunt & The Scroungers to name a few.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for your interest!


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