SHATRAUG, IT HAS BEEN SOME YEARS SINCE OUR LAST INTERVIEW. IN
PAST YOU HAVE MENTIONED SOME LYRICS REVOLVE AROUND OCCULT PHENOMENA AND
I FIND THIS VERY INTERESTING AND COULD YOU GIVE US A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES
WHERE YOU HAVE EXPLORED THESE TOPICS WITHIN HORNA? COULD YOU EXPLAIN FURTHER
WHAT YOU MEAN BY THIS QUOTE (FROM AN OLD INTERVIEW) “EVERY
PRIDE-FILLED DESTINY HAS TO BE EARNED”?
Dale! Long time no see indeed. Glad to see old dogs still barking at the
moon. The lyrics I’ve been writing these years have nearly all been evolving
on and off around occult things, mostly touching my visions and ritual
hours, concrete occult study, ideas, thoughts, even a lesson or too I might
add. There is too much to say when it comes to it all but before this latest
concept album on Black Death the entire “Envaatnags…” album was focused on
three themes, the self, sorcery and lycanthropy. Our vocalist Corvus has
written very satisfying texts as well. I can only say that as I do not know
his full visions and intents with all of it. Sorcery and lycanthropy as
themes are self-explaining, that would need no further look but the self I
mention is all about personal visions, feelings, some other inspirations.
Anything can set alight the flame of creation. Damn it Dale, I can’t
remember what this quote was about now that it’s taken out of context. I can
only relate to it that in my present view it would mean you have to be true
to yourself, only this way you can reach what you seek for.
HAVE ON RECENT ALBUMS ADDED A BIT MORE MELODICISM BUT AS A FOLLOWER I
APPRECIATE YOU HAVE NEVER SACRIFICED YOUR HARSH ROOTS. DO YOU FIND IT
DIFFICULT TO FIND A PROPER BALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO? IT IS DIFFICULT TO
INDUCE A DEEP COLD HATRED IN THE LISTENER AND AT THE SAME TIME MAKING HIM
WANT TO HEADBANG TO THE MUSIC –
IS THIS THE SORT OF REACTION YOU STRIVE FOR? EVER WORRY HORNA MAY BECOME TOO
Hell no, I
can’t see us becoming melodic in a way it would be gay, no way. I think you
can bring a lot of different elements even from pop music, normal heavy
metal etc into Black Metal to give variation and effective passages without
losing any in the atmosphere. On the contrary, by avoiding the repetition of
elements which are used in every other Black Metal album you will in the end
be creating something that has a unique tone to it. I can’t distance myself
to be objective enough to know how I manage this in the end but it just
happens, I kind of need to have that certain feeling everything falls in
place. Some of the songs I compose are kind of on the edge of being too
melodic but I think it gives a nice contrast to the final creation. I don’t
even know what to expect from myself either, anything could happen I guess.
Who knows, maybe one of these days I compose another album in the vein of
our most raw materials.
Do you ever feel like you are possessed or channeling something when writing
your music? Do you believe in unexplained phenomena, ghosts, spirits etc…?
can be sure of that. I do not know what comes to me when I get that feeling
I need to create, it just can’t be stopped. It will gnaw on bone and muscle
until I start doing it and won’t let go until it’s all finished. I could be
obsessed with new ideas until I’m all dried out again, purged of all the
energy flowing through me. I believe there is something left of all
spiritual life of those who passed away, it can manifest at times like a
warning signal in the back of your head. I once felt a beckoning within me
to drive off the highway as soon as possible and once I took the next ramp,
three minutes later the whole fucking rear end axel tore away and my car
bashed on the other lane with a full circle. Had I been on the highway
instead of a normal road… well, you figure. There is also a more vicious
proof of evil spirits existence but I do not speak of this in more detail.
Let’s just say I prayed to vengeance an enemy and got what I needed.
BEEN 8 YEARS SINCE OUR LAST INTERVIEW. DO YOU THINK SOME OF THE TREND-HYPE
OF THE BLACK METAL SCENE IS STARTING TO FADE AWAY AND THE LONG TIME
FOLLOWERS, WHOSE HEARTS STILL BURN REMAIN? DO YOU THINK HONOUR IS COMING
BACK IN THE SCENE OR IS IT SLIPPING WORSE THAN EVER? IS IT A PERPETUAL CYCLE
OF STRENGTH / WEAKNESS COMING AND LEAVING THE SCENE? DO YOU THINK THE BLACK
METAL SCENE HAS FINALLY RID ITSELF OF THIS PERCEIVED ASSOCIATION WITH THE
ROMANTICISM OF GOTH?
think the trend-hype is worse than ever really. There are far more labels
releasing crap that should be no more than demos and sell those for a full
price, not to mention they offer those in trade instead of buying anything
they want to sell in their shabby distros. Honour is something very rare
these days but I know a lot of people who embrace it still. The romanticism
is surely something only mainstream people associate with. On the other
hand, I would say even Horna has created lyrics of the romantic kind, it’s
all in the eye of the beholder and what you find in your heart. As for the
scene that exists today I really think that some of the best music you can
find is released in small circles on demos only. This kind of bands I have
found don’t seem to be so eager to release an album after another but
instead focus on creating true black art which seems to be much neglected by
many. I do like the depressive/ suicidal “trend” that’s going on, the
atmosphere of some bands is simply great… very dark and obscure.
SATANIC WARMASTER LEFT HORNA, DID HE SIMPLY WANT TO CREATE HIS OWN MUSIC OR
REASONS OF LACK OF MOTIVATION ETC…? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HIS SOLO BANDS
OUTPUT? WAS IT DIFFICULT TO FIND A SIMILAR / SUITABLE REPLACEMENT?
left Horna he was simply drained of all motivation to continue. At that time
he didn’t have any bands or projects for roughly a year at all I think, at
least didn’t notice any. After he got some inspiration back he started on
his own. I think it was a good choice as he’s been doing great music since
then. Finding Corvus was pure luck really, I heard a demo where he was doing
vocals and got in touch, everything clicked and the first time we met in
person we already went and recorded vocals on a couple of Horna songs. He is
definitely a more suitable person to front Horna than SW was, no offense to
him of course.
BLACK METAL SODOMY
nazarene bastard child!
You were born from a whore and you
will bleed like she before!
Sodomy, sodomy, raping you
with my horns and hellish steel,
agony and pain to feel!
Suffering, suffering baby cries.
You may reach Gethsemane but not with
Carpenter, carpenter - not your seed!
Now you know the whore she was -
dead, defiled and bloody mass!
Sodomy, sodomy, impurity!
Hell will come without a doubt and
you will not be helping out!
Crucifix, crucifix in your ass!
Rotting, dead, defiled and gone - so
is said so be it done!
HORNA AND SARGEIST YOU RELEASE A LOT OF SPLIT VINYLS, DO YOU ALWAYS CHOOSE
THE BAND ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE SPLIT OR DOES THE LABEL SOMETIMES CHOOSE?
DOES THE BAND YOU SHARE A VINYL WITH HAVE TO HAVE A SIMILAR VIEW ON THE
SCENE AND BLACK METAL? DO YOU REGRET ANY SPLITS AND WISH THE OTHER BAND WAS
NOT A PAST RELEASE?
Most of the time the
split releases are something I have suggested the other band in question.
Some have been offered by labels and depending on interest we have either
accepted or declined. The overall view doesn’t necessarily have to be the
same but there has to be something mutual to give reason for the split to
exist. Ah yeah, there isn’t much I regret but some splits have been really
awful in the end. A good example is the split EP with Fog… This was
originally planned to be a split with Crucifier and I had sent all artworks
and masters to Dork Horizon when they decided Crucifier wasn’t good enough
for it and insisted on having their own band Fog on the other side. At that
point I spoke to other guys of the band and they rather wanted the split out
instead of canceling entirely and that was a mistake. I’m sure we could’ve
found a label who’d done it like planned.
OLD INTERVIEW, YOU TOLD OF AN EARLY LIVE SHOW WHERE SOME FARMERS (??)
THREATENED THE BAND WITH VIOLENCE AND THE POLICE HAD TO ESCORT YOU FROM THE
SHOW? PLEASE GIVE US MORE DETAILS ON THIS, WAS IT IN REACTION TO SOMETHING
DONE ON STAGE OR WAS IT MERELY BECAUSE YOU ARE A SATANIC BAND? IS THERE ANY
SURROUNDING LIVE SHOWS, REHEARSALS ETC… OF HORNA?
that was the fucking shit man. Those religious pigs were really there to
stop us because we worship the devil and they feared we burn their church
and what not. Those idiots had even stabbed all the tires from the car NEXT
to my car. It later turned out it was the car of their local priest,
ahahhaha. That was really freaked out, funny and frightening at the same
time as the cops really saves our asses that day. We were indeed escorted 30
kilometres outside the village in case someone would have driven after us.
That has to be the most absurd gig we ever did. Nothing beats this. Well, on
the second gig there was supposed to be a band called Azazel playing too.
Half of the band arrived to the venue, totally drunk and not having any
intent to play either. The guitarist then obviously took some drugs as an
hour later he was swimming in puddles with a ladies swimming suit on and
croaking that he was a happy frog. I don’t there has been any crazier
happenings since those days 10 years ago. Everything else just pales in
comparison. Anyhow, if I started to recall all sort of stuff I’d make a
HORNA DO ANYTHING SPECIAL DURING LIVE SHOWS? I HEARD YOU TOURED WITH BEHEXEN
AND THEY BAPTIZED THE AUDIENCE IN BLOOD, THREW RATS (I WAS AT SOME
NUN-SLAUGHTER SHOWS AND THEY THREW ANIMAL BONES AND RATS AROUND AS WELL -
THE AUDIENCE ABUSED THE CORPSES OF COURSE) AND A BIBLE INTO THE AUDIENCE
IS THIS SOMETHING HORNA ENJOYS LIVE?
we basically go out on stage and let it go, no holds barred. It’s pure black
energy. We never cared how well we play live and I think it’s not even the
point to go there and show that you can play exactly like the shit was
recorded. When being live it should really be something else, a mass ritual
of rage and hatred. We have used some blood but in general we never bothered
adding any external elements to our shows.
ENJOY PLAYING LIVE? IS THIS A PRIORITY FOR YOU? WHICH DO YOU PREFER PLAYING
LIVE VS. REHEARSAL VS. RECORDING AND WHY? DO YOU FIND THE TRAVEL IN BETWEEN
SHOWS AND EQUIPMENT SET UP TEDIOUS? DO YOU PLAY ANY COVERS LIVE OR IN
live is definitely great from time to time. It’s all up to the audience in
the end. Give a good audience who get on with the music and it saves the
day. On some gigs there’s been so fucking weak feedback we simply cut our
set in half and left the stage. We are no rockstars and won’t play all the
shit because they paid for it. If it’s not welcome then fuck off entirely.
And traveling! That’s the fucking worst part in touring for sure, sitting
hours on your ass with nothing better to do than get drunk. Being at a venue
and waiting for the show is usually ok though… I seriously hate rehearsing
but recording and playing live are nice. Unfortunately nothing works without
some rehearsing. We’ve been playing a Beherit cover for years, that’s about
it. We have recorded some covers like Carpathian Forest or Motorhead, played
some Slayer in the past as well as Rotting Christ and Emperor but it’s not
really interesting nowadays. We don’t have the time to let the focus be
THERE A REASON TO SEPARATE YOUR MUSICAL CREATION WITH THE BIRTH OF SARGEIST?
DID SARGEIST START FROM MATERIAL WRITTEN FOR HORNA BUT DID NOT FIT HORNA’S
DIRECTION? IS SARGEIST A MORE PURE EXPRESSION OF BLACK METAL OR JUST
SOMETHING DIFFERENT? DO YOU FIND THE LYRICS OF HORNA AND SARGEIST ARE IN A
VERY ALTERED PATH FROM EACH OTHER?
time when I saw Sargeist was needed the difference was huge regarding themes
and ideas but as time passed by, I’m not sure if Sargeist is needed now. The
paths separated yet have unified again. During 2001/2002 when all this
happened I was under a heavy creative mood, just writing and writing and I
needed to channel it all out. Sargeist is entirely pure form of Black Metal,
nothing but satanic praise and obscurity. With Horna I allow things expand
to what ever extent possible, never letting go of the filthy old roots
ARE YOUR OPINIONS ON THE FOLLOWING ALBUMS: VENOM “BLACK METAL” & KING
has to be one of the best metal albums ever made. Period. “Black Metal” was
and is an album I never got into in the past but nowadays I enjoy early
Venom quite much. I am still more impressed by Bathory.
I CORRECT THAT HORNA’S LYRICS OFTEN DEAL MORE AND MORE WITH FINNISH
NATIONALIST PRIDE? WHAT AREAS OF FINNISH HISTORY HAVE YOU COVERED AND WHICH
AREAS DO YOU WISH TO DEAL WITH IN THE FUTURE? WHAT IS THE FINNISH “SISU”? DO
YOU OFTEN SPEND TIME IN FORESTS AND NATURE OF FINLAND, DO YOU HUNT OR
ANYTHING OF THIS SORT?
touched so many topics actually. There is some reference to WW2 events and
we have recorded a famous WW2 Finnish warmarch “Oi Kallis Kotimaa” (o’precious
fatherland) which may lead to the assumptions we are more into it than
before. Personally speaking this is true of course, I have mentioned my
interests in interviews quite often. With Horna we stick still to the
esoteric and occult foundations. Some thoughts and visions often cross paths
though. For more nationalist ideas I am involved in a project called
Blutschrei with Vilheim from Sombre Chemin and Ravenum from the local band
Hammer. He was the drummer in Horna for a really short while before injuring
his arm and being unable to play drums proper ever again. Anyhow, back to
the questions. I get out each night when everyone else is sleeping (partly
forced to take out the dog before sleeping) and enjoy the silence, the dark
and cold. Specially this winter-time, it is soothing for my soul. I do not
hunt but I have thought about it, specially interested in hunting with a bow
instead of guns to keep it more natural. I love going fishing, haha… Finnish
“sisu” is guts, pride, loyalty, courage… it’s the best example
of true Iron Will.
I AM A WAR BUFF AND I FIND THE FINNISH REPULSION OF THE SOVIET UNION IN WW2
A VERY INTERESTING AND GREAT EVENT. ‘THE BATTLE OF SUOMUSSALMI (RAATE)” WAS
SKILLFUL AND THE FINNS CAPTURED RUSSIAN EQUIPMENT AND USED IT AGAINST THEM.
THIS KIND OF FORCED THE FINNISH ARMY TO JOIN THE GERMANS DURING OPERATION
“BARBAROSSA”… WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THESE EVENTS? DOES THE HISTORY OF THE
FINNISH CIVIL WAR, FENNOMNIA (PUBLICATION OF KALEVALA) AND IT’S INDEPENDENCE
(FROM SWEDEN & RUSSIA) INTEREST YOU? IS MILITARY SERVICE STILL COMPULSORY IN
FINLAND AND HAVE YOU SERVED THERE AND WHAT AREA?
service is still mandatory here. I was there in the beginning of 2000 in the
fire commanding battery (or what ever it’s called in English) but not for
long, they got rid of me for being too violent. I was into it but at the
same time I couldn’t take all the tossing around and obedience. Got a bit
over-heated, used my fists against a commanding officer, out I went. Not the
best end for it but at least I avoided jail which was good. I have become
more and more interested in the WW2 history in Finland and Germany during
the last couple of years yet running a label, bands and having two kids
isn’t leaving me with much time to focus on anything extra. It’s a shame
really, have tons of resource material to read and watch but no time to do
any of it yet. Anyhow, Suomussalmi is one of the best examples what Finnish
army can do in the winter, separating the enemy troops and destroying them
one by one immobilizing every attempt to retreat nowhere. History also tells
how badly the Red were prepared to fight during winter… a million men with
hundred guns and other shit. We were lucky even if skilled too. Interesting
you should mention Fennomnia, I really wonder how many Finns actually know
that without it there would be no language or culture like we have now most
likely. We’d be talking fucking Swedish or we’d be living this culture
hidden like criminals.
SOME FINNISH CULTURAL
RELATED QUESTIONS: “VIRPOMINEN” IS THIS SOME KIND OF FINNISH VERSION OF
TRICK OR TREATING ON HALLOWEEN? IS THE FINNISH WALPURGIS NIGHT, “VAPPU”
STILL CELEBRATED WITH MUCH DRINKING OF ALCOHOL? WHAT IS “GLÖGI”
AND DO YOU EVER DRINK IT? IS IT TRUE PEOPLE IN FINLAND EAT SOMETHING CALLED
WHICH TRANSLATES INTO “FISHCOCK” IN ENGLISH?
let’s start the lesson. “Virpominen” is an old tradition where you would
take a willow branch and go wave it at people wishing them health, happiness
and a good year. It is kind of similar to Halloween in a way but you would
usually go one week later on Easter to get a reward for it. Nowadays it is
also connected to another tradition where kids dress up like witches…
anyhow, it’s now a fucken Christianized tradition so I don’t care about it.
“Vappu” is still the fucking king of all drinking nights, haha. It doesn’t
match even midsummer “Juhannus” or New Years Eve, it’s just crazy. Genuine
“glögi” is a drink like your eggnog, instead a mix of juice, red wine and
some herbs. It is drank only at Yule times anyway. Not bad but nothing
special either. “Kalakukko” could indeed be translated like a “fish rooster”
but the meaning is of older origin and actually means “fish hidden”. It is
literally fish inside a rye cover. There is also slices or bits of pork
inside to give the fish taste. Nowadays there are tons of variations of it
but the only true one includes vendice.
HAVE YOUR OWN RECORDING STUDIO, WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE? DO YOU
PREFER ANALOG OR DIGITAL AND WHY? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF PRO TOOLS AND LOOPING
AND SHIT? IT MUST ADD TO CREATIVITY HAVING THE CONTROL TO RECORD WHEN YOU
WANT, HOW YOU WANT AND AS LONG AS YOU WANT? DO YOU ALSO MIX AND MASTER THE
I go all
analog. I used to have a digital working station but I was never satisfied
the sound I got from it so I sold it, got an old 8-tracker instead and
that’s been very good so far. I don’t use any of Pro Tools but I know what
it is. I only need some computer assistance in making masters of the music
to send to pressing or to use directly as master sources for copying tape
etc. I work everything I record from start to finish, including mixing and
mastering. On some occasions I go for additional mastering at a local studio
but not often anyhow. It’s great to have the possibility to record exactly
when we want indeed, the ideas are taken into reality as soon as possible
instead of waiting for ages like so often if you wanted to go to an actual
studio. I don’t actually care much what I use when recording. From my
experience the worst microphones are best for recording drums though,
everything else goes pretty much based on the feeling with each session.
TALK ABOUT 2 REGRETTABLE RELEASES FROM THE PAST. THE FIRST IS OUT ON
CANADIAN LABEL LOOKINGLASSBLACK RECORDS, A SPLIT VINYL WITH OUROBOROS, WHAT
IS THE SITUATION SURROUNDING THIS? SECOND, IN THE BIO FOR THE “ENVAATNAGS
EFLOS…” YOU MENTION “HUADANKYLMYYDEN MAILLA” IS NO LONGER (OR NEVER
CONSIDERED) PART OF THE HORNA HISTORY AND NO SONGS FROM THIS ALBUM WILL BE
PLAYED LIVE –
Why? SPEAKING OF THIS LAST RELEASE, IS SOLISTITIUM RECORDS STILL ALIVE AND
WAS THIS A BAD CONTRACT FOR YOU?
with Ouroboros itself wasn’t really bad, only the label which did it. He
didn’t exactly send as many copies as agreed and turned out a real faggot
with nothing to do with Black Metal and we made that clear. He seems to have
disappeared entirely since then, no idea where he is or what he does and I
couldn’t care less. He tried to fool people into believing he was truly into
it but the truth came out as it always does. “Haudankylmyyden Mailla” was
created and recorded in about 3 months after we had just done “Kohti
Yhdeksän Nousua”. That album was made without thinking twice, I had just
lived through an ordeal and near-death experience, Moredhel whom I formed
Horna with left during the studio session and things were fucking wrong. I
still think that album has too many stolen ideas. Solistitium is called
Omvina or something these days so they are still around. Our contract with
them was never too bad, it just didn’t lead where we wanted. Then again, I
don’t really know what the fuck we wanted during that time anyhow…
THAT YOU ARE A NINTENDO FIEND, WHAT GAMES HAVE BECOME ADDICTIVE LATELY?
WHAT OTHER INTERESTS DO YOU HAVE OUTSIDE OF MUSIC? ALSO WHAT BANDS ABUSE
YOUR STEREO THE MOST IN RECENT MONTHS? DO I HAVE A HEARING PROBLEM OR DID I
HEAR A RIFF ON THE “SUDENTAIVAL” ALBUM INFLUENCED BY THE CANADIAN BAND
yeah, more or less, I just haven’t found the time to play anything in ages.
I have all the games I want but I seriously lack time… make kids and your
life will be cut down in size when it comes to anything personal (Yes I know
this very well as I have a child as well). Outside music I read some, watch
movies, usual shit. During recent times I’ve been giving my stereo all kind
of stuff but nothing in particular that would have been spinning more than
others. In my car I’ve had for a while the entire Pearl Jam discography,
haha. I think I’ve never heard anything from Annihilator except “Never,
Neverland” LP which I had years ago. Would be interesting to know what
you’ve been hearing, at least my recollection doesn’t find it.
IS NOW AROUND FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. IS IT EASIER OR HARDER NOW TO COME UP
WITH NEW MATERIAL AFTER ALL OF THESE YEARS? HAS SONG BUILDING / CRAFTING
BECOME EASIER WITH EXPERIENCE? DO YOU WRITE MANY RIFFS OR PARTS AND JUST
SAVE THEM ON TAPE OR MUST YOU ALWAYS CREATE A SONG FROM BEGINNING TO END
BEFORE WORKING ON ANOTHER TRACK?
Inspiration is coming as often or seldom as it always has. I do not know
when I get the moment again but so far it has always arrived at some point.
Even now we have probably two albums worth of unfinished songs to work on so
that’s no problem at all. If we ever catch the current ideas then I’d start
to worry more about finding new inspiration. The way I compose I usually
write riffs and song ideas to their final form on one take. If it doesn’t
feel right on the first attempt then I usually discard the whole thing. I
have tons of notebooks filled with such ideas which may or may not become
songs sometime. I guess everything is taking the test of time this way as
SEEMS LIKE A BIT OF A DIFFERENT RELEASE FOR HORNA, ESPECIALLY WITH THE SPEED
OF THE HYMNS. WAS THIS INTENTIONAL AND IS THIS SOMETHING WHICH WE CAN EXPECT
ON THE NEXT ALBUM? THIS RECENT ALBUM IS ON DEBEMUR MORTI PRODUCTIONS, HOW
DID THIS DEAL COME ABOUT AND WILL YOU USE DIFFERENT LABELS BESIDES WOODCUT
FOR FUTURE ALBUMS? ANY NEW VINYL PLANS IN THE WORKS?
in the past now. We fulfilled out obligations to them and left as soon as
possible. Things lead to a situation where he was simply talking bullshit
all the time and doing nothing good for bands. He did handle things alright
inside Finland but elsewhere it was a real pain to get anything to happen or
done. We are very proud to have signed with Debemur Morti, they have done a
perfect job so far and I had befriended Void who runs this label much
earlier. Even if they say you shouldn’t mix business and friends our
dealings have proven that wrong. Next vinyls will actually be released
together with Debemur Morti and Grievantee and are “Ääniä Yössä” LP and
Horna/Sacrificia Mortuorum split LP. On this split LP you will see better
what our future sounds like as it’s a mix of the speed we have usually had
and the atmosphere of the last two albums coldest moments. We have simply
create hypnotic, cold and oppressive Black Metal recently, this you will
hear soon enough I think. Going back to “Ääniä Yössä” it was indeed
intentionally made dragging and lethargic, lacking energy and instead
approaching true grief and depression. I can’t yet say if we are
incorporating similar ideas in the future but it is possible, as much as is
possible that we record another album of total slaughter.
HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THE WAY THE SCENE GOES THESE DAYS, KEEPING IN MIND THINGS
LIKE SNAIL MAIL LETTER WRITING, PHOTO-COPIED FANZINES, IRC’S, TAPE TRADING,
FLYERS, PRINTED FANZINES, DEMOS
EMAIL, WEBZINES, MP3S, DEMOS ON CDS (RECORDED ON HOME COMPUTERS) THAT DO NOT
SOUND LIKE DEMOS, NO SNAIL MAIL CONTACTS (ONLY INTERNET ONES) ON FLYERS /
Communication is surely a lot easier and faster which is good most of the
time. Then again, it has also made people expect answers and things to
happen a lot faster than before which is just insane. If you don’t reply a
mail within a week you get another asking if it ever came through and other
shit. Anyway, it’s still very handy and you can be reached fast when needed,
all info is easier to process and so on. Among the things you mention are a
lot I hate in the scene today… those are webzines, demo cdr’s and actually
all cd’s made before the band is actually READY for a fucking album release,
mp3 everywhere, P2P networks… Tape trading is as good as dead, people are
after everything in mp3 and it’s such a shame how even new vinyl releases
are ripped and turned into mp3 for share, not to mention old demo tapes and
so on. Everything must be at hand immediately, fast, there is no effort in
finding anything with a long search that would gratify your quest once you
finally got something worth seeking for 5 years. I totally support the old
way of making zines, that is the only way I will even read it. The same for
demos really, if it’s a tape I will take it and listen through as it shows
already more dedication than spreading some links to mp3’s or other
downloadable sound samples. In fact, the best demos I have heard this year
have ALL been tapes, there are no exceptions.
OKAY I COULD GO ON
LONGER BUT I THINK YOU WILL WANT TO STRANGLE ME IF I MAKE THIS INTERVIEW ANY
LONGER. IT IS AN HONOUR BROTHER TO HAVE HORNA ONCE AGAIN IN THE PAGES OF
CANADIAN ASSAULT! TELL US THE NEAR FUTURE PLANS OF HORNA AND SARGEIST TOO
AND FEEL FREE TO SEND HAILS OUT TO ANY CONTACTS AROUND THE SCENE.
Ah no, it
is my honour to be here again. Thanks for the support through all the years
Dale! This has been one hell of a journey tonight. Sargeist are doing a
split EP with Aosoth next, then it’s unsure what will happen and when. In
addition to the two coming LP’s on Debemur Morti & Grievantee Horna will be
doing some split vinyl again, at least one with Legion Of Doom which should
be out already and others. I won’t tell more at the moment as nothing else
is recorded than these so anything might change. Keep on checking for the
news at our websites.