Thursday, May 26, 2016

God Mother Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Besides playing shows we are working on our next full-length. We have songs dating back to more than a year ago and we really want to make this right. The album will probably not be released until next year and we feel that it will be our best work yet.
2.You gave a split coming out in June, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the new recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
The split album contains some of the first songs we did together after our previous guitarist Jonatan quit the band and Max joined. Making those songs where an exploration of what the band was capable of and in which direction we where heading musically.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Almost every song is about injustice in society, general things that makes you angry or just something that sounds fucking cool!
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'God Mother'?
None of us believes in religion and we felt the name in that sense suited us. Not that much back-thought other than that.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
In South Africa a couple of months ago had some of our best shows. A crazy amount of people came every night to see us, a lot of people had listened to us beforehand and knew songs which is unusual to us by being a smaller hardcore act. The whole experience was heartwarming.
We did a really weird grindcore/goregrind festival thing in Prague last year. The band before us had a naked guy on guitar with a drum machine.
If not the most memorable ones was during our Central America tour. It involved dangerous mountain rides and people peeing on stage.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We will embark on a central europe tour in late july
7.You are going to be a part of a split 'Artemis', what are your thoughts on the other band that participated on the recording?
Artemis is a great hardcore band! They've been really friendly throughout the split process and our styles works really good together. We where looking to tour together but so far our schedules haven't worked out, maybe in the future.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grind and hardcore?
It started out really slow as it does for most bands. Maktbehov picked up speed half a year after it was released. Then it felt as out of nowhere we received great reviews and made it to a lot of "best of 2015"-lists. There's not that many people who likes this style but those who do tend to appreciate our band.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We'll stay true to the elements of hardcore and grind. Though we listen to a lot of diverse music and that usually finds its way in to our songs. Maybe some more black-metal and math-rock-
10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Cult Leader (ex Gaza) has been a big inspiration to us in how to make the style new and refreshing, recently got to play a couple of shows with them in Sweden which was insane to us. Also Converge, Metz and Melvins. Right now we can't get enough of Yautja.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Michael does some sports during his spare time, Max plays a lot of video games, Sebastian does a lot of board games and design works, Daniel doesn't really do anything besides work and music.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for liking our band!

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