Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Goresoerd Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
Since “Antikhea” came out we have been promoting it with concerts in Europe and Estonia. Recently we released a new video for the song “66” also which was filmed during our album presentation tour in Europe.
We have also received a lot of good feedback about the new album. “Antikeha” was nominated at the Estonian Music Awards ceremony in the “Metal Album of the Year” category and was a local radio station’s metal show listeners favourite album in 2016.
So we’ve been quite busy.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Well the main difference with the previous albums is definitely the atmosphere of “Antikeha”. It has this kind of gloomy, yet pretty straight forward vibe. We try out new approaches with every album and for example this time we brought in a bit more melodic vocals. Listen to the song “66” for a good overview of that.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
What comes to lyrics, then Goresoerd has always had a bit of dark humour in it and an ironic view on the seamy side of life. So “Antikeha” is really no different from the previously released songs.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name ‘Goresoerd'?
The word “Goresoerd” is made up from English and Estonian. “Gore” comes from English and meaning “shed blood” and “soerd” is an Estonian word which means “abomination”. Combining these two words seemed a pretty good idea when the band first started since the main idea was just to play grindcore and it fitted well.

5.The band started out as a duo, what was the decision behind expanding into a full line up?
It was just the natural course of events. After recording the first demos our current singer Nagy joined and he also found a drummer for the band. And from this point on there was a full line up.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
It’s safe to say that our shows are pretty energetic, but we’d rather give this question to concertgoers because they usually have a better perspective on what’s happening on the stage.
Some remarkable shows have definitely been at Devilstone Open Air festival in Lithuania, Hard Rock Laager festival in Estonia, also Tuska Open Air in Finland but let’s not forget about a lot of awesome club shows. Lithuania has always been a fun place to play, also some Slovakian shows we had this December while touring.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
In April, 11-13, we are opening up for Napalm Death in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia which is a huge honor for us. Then we have some festivals confirmed for the summer in Estonia and currently working on plans for Autumn.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal and grindcore?
The feedback has been mostly positive. Music these days don’t have any boundaries, as much there are different people who listen to our music, there are as much different opinions about us.
And as a side note, we rather define our music as death metal with mixture of different elements now than grindcore. But yet again, it is up to the listeners. :)

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?
Our drummer Tõnis has studied in a music school and occasionally works with some projects as a session studio drummer or just fills in on other gigs. He also plays drums in a thrash metal band called Cantilena. But mostly he is working with bands as an event organizer, tour manager, producer or as a sound engineer.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
It’s quite hard to say. Everything actually depends on emotions and current situations. We definitely are going to continue the same path we are on already, but with every album we like to try something new.

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?
Stig: Marduk, Emperor, Mayhem, Death.
Rasmus: I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to listening or playing music. If it’s well written I honestly don’t care what genre it is. One of the suggestions I recently got is GoGo Penguins which I really like now. And the latest Architects’ album “All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us” is something that I haven’t been able to put away.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Stig: sports and just relaxing mostly.
Rasmus: since I work in a local restaurant/bar I’ve been looking into more of some food and drink related topics.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Horns up and support your local scene! Believe us, it means a world to the musicians and bands if they have strong local support these days. It’s not easy out there.
Stay brutal!

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