I understand your first
album possessed such sickening and explicit artwork/lyrics that the Police
stormed the residence and confiscated copies of said album, please tell us
about this whole situation? Were you taken to court as a result? Is this the
reason your then record label Arctic Serenade went belly up?
Yeah, what a fuckiní start!
Our first full recording lands us in court over obscenity, what happened to
freedom of speech eh? We got arrested and all of our hard work was
confiscated and destroyed, our houses turned upside down just for playing
the music that we want (it was a little OTT mind- absolutely disgusting to
be honest!!). ĎGore & Perversioní was the biggest seller for Arctic
Serenades, and although they had a load of shit over it, it wasnít the
reason for their demise.
Tell us a little bit about
Ollie the person? Any hobbies outside of your musical activities? Play
sports? Have a pet? Still keep in touch with your family (brothers, sisters
etcÖ)? What kind of kid were you when growing up and did you like school?
Well I killed my family
years ago, hadnít you heard? My hobbies involve cruising the streets at
night looking for easy targets, I have a shaven pussy and Iím into
watersports. I never went to school, never wanted to wear a tie.
I understand besides being
the vocalist you play a bit of drums and in fact recorded the drum tracks on
your second album. How did this work out for the band and was there any
thought given to doing an Exciter/Deceased sort of thing with you playing
drums & doing vocals live? What ever happened to your original drummer?
A very small amount of
drums, in fact Iím never gonna play again! I only learnt to play as we
didnít have a drummer and I simply couldnít wait any longer to record
something new, I wouldnít do it live though, not with all the blast beats
and deep vocals together, nnooooo! Our original drummer had to give up due
to a back injury.
Ollie you are a licensed Mortician. What was it that
got you interested to pursue this career? What kind of schooling must a
Mortician go thru? Do you ever get an odd feeling working on what was a
living breathing person? How has this career helped you with your lyric
writing which deals with horror/gore themes?
I had to have a daily gore
fix, itís the only thing that gets me up in the mornings. It never feels
odd, itís great, I love it, it gives me great ideas and ÖIíd better leave it
Other than Desecration &
Gorerotted at least to me the brutal death metal scene in the
UK seems a little thin. Do you agree and what are some bands
and zines we need to check out?
Itís OK actually, thereís a handful of bands and zines
that are real dedicated and worth checking out, thereís Evoke, Infestation,
Throne of Nails, Brutal Insanity to name some and zines like Kentucky Fried
Afterbirth, Godreah, Intoxicated have been going a while.
Please list and give a few words about each & every
release Desecration has put out? Do you see a significant difference between
album # 1 & # 3? How has the response been to the new album from both fans
We had one demo called
ĎMangled Remainsí which was very basic death metal but people loved it, then
the ĎGore & Perversioní CD which was labelled one of the sickest releases
ever due to itís lyrics mainly, as the only thing left was a rough mixed
tape it sounds quite a bad recording, but the songs are cool, our
next album ĎMurder in Mindí was much better quality, better playing but not
what we wanted really, ĎInhumaní our latest is with a whole band playing,
drummer and all,ha ha!
What is Desecration like live? Do you do any covers?
How are the turn-outs generally around your country for extreme metal shows?
Any cool live stories to tell good or bad?
Awesome, we donít need
covers, used to play a couple, but itís nice for people to appreciate our
own material instead. As it seems to be everywhere else, people donít tend
to turn up unless someone big is playing, weíve always had great turnouts
when weíve played in London and our local area (of course) but generally the
scene in the UK isnít great, letís hope that changes soon.
I understand your first
show in the US at the November To Dismember festival did not go as well as
it could have? What was the reason and what did you think of the fest and
in general? After this show you managed to snag a tour with Monstrosity here
in the US, how did this come about? What did you think of the tour and the
US fans you seen? Any new US tours in the works or will that have to wait
until next album?
When we turned up and had a
look at the running order we noticed that we were playing at the same time
as a sickness competition on another stage, fuck I would have wanted to be
in that myself and who wouldnít want to watch that? We had a great time in
Texas though and within two weeks we were flying back for the full US tour
which was cool, the American fans were great too. Nothing is planned at the
moment but we hope to go back to the states soon.
Please list 10 things that
tend to piss you off? Now list your 10 fave foods? Is there a Pizza shop &
liquor store on every corner over there like there is here in the
Are you an Ab Fab or Coronation Street fan? Are most people in big cities
over there a bunch of rude assholes or is that just something we are graced
with over here? Is life as laid-back and easy going in England as it always
appears to us over here?
Loads of interview
questions!!! (I can see why you are lazy at answering them - Dale) crap
horror films and censorship, that too goes for porn censorship here too,
that sucks badly, women that refuse to shave their pussies and take cum on
their face, hangovers, is that 10? As I said I never went to skool. I only
have a taste for human flesh. If Coronation Street is in the red light
district then I like it, otherwise fuck it, I donít watch TV. There are
loads of arseholes here too.
How has Copro Records been
treating you? Why is it I had the hardest time trying to find a contact
address for you, there was none on the promo booklet I was sent, none on the
bio page & none on the Copro website? You are not homeless are you? Do you find it all annoying that your label also
releases a lot of lame commercial music?
Copro is fine for us, we wanted a label in the UK so
itís easy to converse and all that, they get us great shows here and sell
our album well, it could be a good thing if there was more similar music
released on there but Iím not sure on that one.
long was the recording sessions for your amazing album ďInhumanĒ? Are you
happy with the results soundwise? It must be advantageous to both you and
the label that they have their own recording studio! Please describe what an
average day for you was like in the studio?
We recorded it in
less than two weeks , the sessions were about 9 hours each, what can I say
about the days, we just turned up did our stuff and went home each day.
These are real standard
questions but I never tire of reading the answers soÖ What has been
terrorizing your stereo in the last few months? Please list some fanzines
you like both recently and in the past? How about a few favorite demo bands?
Are you into vinyl?
Iím always getting new
stuff to listen too, but Suffocation and Angelcorpse are never far away from
my stereo. I love vinyl, pity itís faded away.
What is the sickest thing you have ever personally
witnessed? Are you a horror/gore movie fan and what are some essential
flicks you can recommend? If you could kill someone and get away with it,
who would it be and how would you do it?
Of course Iím a gore movie
fan, thatís all I ever watch, I love porn too, I recommend traces of Death
series too anyone who ainít seen Ďem. I canít say who my next victim will
be, that would be pretty stupid wouldnít it?
What do you think of the internet? Do you think it
benefits the underground scene? Do you think Email is killing flyer
spreading and other old school methods of promotion? Does the band have a
website or is there one planned?
The internet is great, loads and loads of filth, itís
good that bands can have a web page, but I preferred the flyer spreading,
trying to get your name around on the net is a waste of fuckiní time in my
mind. A guy in England does a website on us, itís at:
www.desecration.uni.cc, and I gather someone else
is doing one soon.
Okay Ollie I am out of
questions thanx for your time and thank you for giving me an album I can be
proud to own! Please give some final words to the readers and future plans
for the band?
Well thanks for
the interview and a hundred odd questions, weíre always wanting people to
check us out so do so with our new album ĎInhumaní we never disappoint, for
our fans out there, keep desecrating!