Gloomy Grim Interview anglais
Gloomy Grim (Anglais) (Par
Interview with Agathon (Vocals/Keyboards) :
what happened for Gloomy Grim between the year 2001 and the Written in Blood
release and the end of 2004 and the Grand Hammering release?
record comes out, it usually is like I start to do immediately some new
material and then then inspiration is lost. I don’t know why this
happen, but maybe I get so much boost from being in studio or something.This happened after "Written..." too. I did few
new songs, which are in "The Grand..." and then I just started to do
some other things and those things took more of my interest, than making music.
Like fixing my motorcycle, video stuff etc., but all the time I think about some riffs and ideas in my
head. Like lyrics took me one night to wrote down before the recordings of my
singing parts in "The Grand..".They were ready in my head already.
So, all in all, I don’t know why it took so long, it just took.I do music when
I feel like it and if it takes 10 years to make next record, then it takes. Or maybe I get
huge inspiration and start to do songs after I have wrote this interview. I
2. even if that man wasn't near the music of Gloomy Grim,
you have surrely learn about Dimebag Darrel's death... did you know this man ?
And have you ever lived such an experience during a live performance ?
I didn’t knew him. I am sure that it affect in gigs, at
least in USA. There will be more security checks etc.I wonder that this hasn’t
happened before. When you are on the stage, you are really easy target to
someone. I haven’t had that kind of experiences, but we usually have chainsaw
at the stage…It keeps unwanted people away.
3. Now the Grand Hammering album is out since little time.
What have been the echoes received ?
In Finland I have had
quite bad reviews in major magazines, but that was what I expected. People
in those mags are not really into Metal, they are more like cross over people,
who listen Metal when they want to listen aggressive music. Otherwise they
listen pop or something crap like that. Reviews whose I have had from Metal
people have been just opposite. Actually this is how it should be. I have never
thought that we will please everyone.
4. The finish metal scene is quite strong on these days but
is not really known for its black metal scene. how does it come-along to be one
of the black metal band in a country famed for speed metal groups ?
I think that we have nowadays many BM bands, but
unfortunately many of them have started to follow this NSBM crap.
5. yet a propos of the new album, how would you describe the
music and the words of this new production ?
It is kind
of different than others and I really like of how it turned out. I want
to develop my musical aspects and this time it came out this way. I am always
into Metal and development doesn’t mean that I’ll have to start to do hip hop
or some other crap for the sake of difference. I mean development like
Motörhead turned into Venom and Venom into Bathory, you know. My music has just
gone “backwards”, I have gone deeper into the roots of extreme Metal and
to where I started my listening of Metal. Even this is different GG album, it can definitely be said
as Gloomy Grim stuff. Most important thing, which you can notice right away in
this CD is that it has less of keyboards than before. In my opinion that
earlier style wasn’t bad, but I got bored into it. Now guitars have more space
and when keyboards come along with them, they have more impact into the whole
6. have you, as on the other albums, written alone the
entire music of The Grand Hammering ?
Yes, except the song Lucifer’s Hammers, where I got help
from our second guitarist Mörgoth
7. for me,
this album is in the vein of the Gloomy Grim piece but with something more
diversified, with more different vibrancy as in the past. what do you think of
this analysis ?
That’s good analysis and I agree.
8. The occult have always played a great role in Gloomy Grim
life, in the music as in the words. But what do you sear for in this philosophy
and why does it interest you ?
live in christian country it is quite obvious to me that I have grown to be
opposite side as they are and because of that, it can be labelled as Satanism. I
hate their hypocrisy and “sheepness” most and to me Lucifer symbolize freedom of
choice and that is one thing what christians fear. All religions have created,
because there are so many weak people who don’t believe in themselves and with
some religion they are easy to control and keep in line. According to bible
you’ll notice that Lucifer was god’s favourite and most powerful angel as long
as He turned against god and asked “why?». To me this incident represents just
that part of every religion, which I hate. You must stand in line to get
“approved». To me Satanism or Satan are symbols for true nature of man, which
is really similar to animal, but religious groups try to hide that animal in
every man. People are afraid of themselves and they fear to live their life
without thinking: “what someone would think about me, if I do this or that?».
Like Crowley said “do what thou wilt, that shall be whole of the law” has
understood by religious groups that you should kill people or harm them. That
in my way of thinking is just misinterpret. It doesn’t mean that you have to be
asshole to someone, it also mean that you can do nice things to others. Do what
thou wilt. If I would like to be Evil, I would turn into catholic. GG represent
me as I am.
last word for the ones who'll read this interview ?
Hammering is coming! Check it out and try to get that DVD copy. There’s
lots of interesting stuff in it. Fuck The World, Kill The Jehovah!
Thanks to Agathon for having answered these few questions
Interview par Ronan