YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
Hello and thank you for this interview. We are F.U.B.A.R. a grind core
band from Holland. We like to play fast grinding music, that’s why this
band was born. We are active for about 3 jeers. I am Mark, I play guitar
and do some vocals and I’ll try to answer these questions. Enjoy the read."
WHO ARE FUBAR AS BAND MEMBERS?
"The members of F.U.B.A.R. are Luc on vocals, Paul on drums, Bas plays
bass and does vocals, Mark on Guitar and also vocals."
WHEN DID YOU HAVE FOUNDED THE BAND?
"We started the band somewhere in 2001. First as a project, trying to
make old school grind core in vein of Napalm Death’s scum. Getting kicked
out of the rehearsal room and after that raging in Bas his parents garage."
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE VERY FIRST BEGINNING OF BAND...
"We started out as a project under the name I scream: Protest. Back then
Boris form Suppository did the vocals. After only 2 gigs under this name
Boris had to leave the band because he was to busy doing other things.
A new singer was easily found. Luc was already a good friend of us and
he joined the band on vocals. We chanced the name into F.U.B.A.R. because
Boris came up whit the name I scream: Protest and he wanted to start the
band again in the future. Not long later we record a demo and started
to play live gigs."
ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECORDING-EFFORTS?
"We started out whit a demo we called “fucked up beyond all recognition”.
We recorded it on an 8 track recorder in Soos Plock, a local bar. On it
are 15 songs. Danilo from TV headfakka records liked the recordings and
wanted to release them. So we took the some songs from the demo and he
released them as an split 7 inch with AXT. We also called it “fucked up
beyond all recognition” because it are 7 songs of the demo. Back then
we already started working on new songs. We took those and some rewritten
demo songs and recorded them in the Sing Sing studio in Metslawier. These
songs where released on the split CD with Catheter on Selfmadegod records.
The LP version will be released later this year on Civilisation records.
Before the split CD with Catheter was released we did a split tape with
our good friends of Matka Teressa. On it are 11 songs. 3 new rehearsal
songs, some live recordings, the demo song we didn’t use on the other
realises and a cover of Napalm Death. The tape is called “grind”. After
the tape we also did an split 7inch whit Matka Teressa “today it’s doomsday”.
We recorded 6 new songs at the Masters of kaos studio in Amsterdam. It’s
realised by Power it up records. Then we got an offer to do a full length.
We recorded 21 songs, again in the Sing Sing studio’s. The CD was released
under the name “Justification of criminal behaviour” on Bones Brigade
records. The CD is also released on LP on TGV records."
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FOLLOWING?
"We have a lots of plans for recording new stuff. First we are gone do
a split 7inch whit Blood I Bleed, again on Power it up records. We are
also going to do a 4 way split 7inch whit Dreshflegel, Lahar and Quarto
Stagioni. After that we want to do a split CD whit Suppository and a split
7inch with Magurdergrind."
THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY?
"The X-mass tour whit Ohlo de Gato was great fun. We did four gigs with
hem in Germany and one in Holland (unfortunately Ohlo de Gate couldn’t
play the last gig). We had a nice time met lots of new friends and the
guys of Ohlo de Gato are really great. I was very sorry to hear that they
split up some time ago. On this mini tour we met Urbar, the singer of
Matka Teressa. We became good friends and played a gig together in Amsterdam.
There we made the first plans for the “world wide grind core unity tour”.
You can read more about that tour on the inlay from our split 7inch with
Matka Teressa. An other highlight in the history of F.U.B.A.R. was the
Obscene Extreme festival. We played ant one a clock in the night in the
first evening. We thought that everybody would be a sleep or to drunk
to care about the gig. But when we started a good number of people where
still watching. An the longer we played, more people showed up. People
went mad and seemed to be having a good time. Well we had a great time
there up on the stage. Well I can go on and on about great times playing
gigs like the two gigs in the Czech republic, or the giants of grind festival
in Saltsgitte and all the places we played, in squats, in clubs, in a
tent on a boat and so on. But the most important fact in the history of
F.U.B.A.R. is all the help we got from a lot of nice people and the good
times we had with them."
AN INTRODUCTION TO YOUR ALBUM TITLED 'JUSTIFICATION OF CRIMINAL BEHAVIOUR'?
"It’s our first full length and we are quit satisfied whit how it turned
out. It has 22 songs on it and it’s in vein of our split whit Matka Teressa.
But for that split 7inch we wanted the sound to be completely over the
top. It had to be 6 or 7 minutes of complete devastation. For the full
length we thought that would be to much. We wanted the sound to be in
between the sound we got on the split whit Catheter and the split with
Matka Teressa. It had to have a good clear sound so you can hear all the
instruments but on the other hand it had to be a kick in the face of pure
aggression. And I think it turned out that way. I always find it difficult
to describe the music but here we go. It’s grind core whit a lot of fast
and trash core influences. We also like to put some crust elements in
the songs. The vocals are grind and hardcore oriented. But most of all
we like to do it fast."
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE SUPPORT OF BONES BRIGADE?
"Bones Brigade does a great job for us. The promotion and distribution
are very good. But most of all we love Nicolas. He also released some
great bands like Rot, Sylvester Staline, Agatocles, Enemy Soil and Warscars.
We think it’s a good label for us. And Nicolas seems to like us to, so
that’s ok. We are very thankful for what he did for us."
WHAT'S ABOUT THE PRODUCTION OF ALBUM?
"I mentioned before how the production had to be for us. In order to get
that sound we thought the best thing to do was to go back to the Sing
Sing studio where we recorded the songs for the split with Catheter. We
had good experiences whit Milan the owner and producer of the studio.
He is a great guy who helped us in many ways whit the sound. And in my
opinion we got the sound we wanted. You can hear everything what’s happening
on the cd, but the songs and the production still sound aggressive and
ANY PARTICULAR CONCEPT CONCERNING THE ALBUM?
"Nope. Each song stands on his own. The lyrics concern al day frustrations,
politics, social topics and war. Things we think should chance in this
society, like the spread of fear by governments, capitalisms that’s turning
into fascism, our government, etc..."
WHAT'S THE MOOD OF IT?
"Raw, intense, and aggressive."
THE SOUND IS VERY FAST'N'GRINDING...
"Thank you! That’s the way we like to play."
THE MOST SALIENT ASPECTS OF YOUR NEW ALBUM?
"I think that the vocals are pretty different from what is done before.
We have 3 vocalists. Our main vocals, Luc and Bas who also plays bass
and me. Nobody does back up vocals we al tree use different kind of vocals.
A lot of hardcore influenced vocals in a grindcore way. And listen to
the last song on the CD (not LP)."
WHAT'S ABOUT THE FEEDBACK?
"The feedback is good. A lot of people who heard it said that it is a
good album. And the reviews are good to. The vast majority of the reviews
are positive. A lot of people and reviews say that it is our best release
so far, so that is always positive."
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SOUND?
"Raw energy musically. And our opinion about things that go on in this
"A Brazilian tour in may 2005. It’s a 3 week tour that will take us to
Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. We are looking forward to that. For the
rest, we will do some gigs in the summer. The majority are on grind or
hardcore festivals like giants of grind or trashfest."
YOUR LIFE'S PHILOSOPHY?
"What you don’t want to happen to your self, don’t do that to somebody
else. Freedom is very important for me. I like to say what I think and
do what I want to do. Everybody should have that freedom and give it to
other people. Equality is very important for that. Nobody is better than
somebody else, we are all equal. There are to many fascist assholes in
the world, to many overpaid suits and there is to many greed. A lot of
people in Holland are complaining they do not have enough when for example,
there are 2 cars in there driveway and 5 televisions in there house. Live
your life, enjoy it, this is it. And No fucking ID laws or camera security
in the streets, that’s not safety that a placebo for fear."
THE FUTURE OF THE BAND?
"Go on making fastgrind core music. Who knows what and where it will bring
ANY LAST REMARKS?
"Thanks for the interview. I enjoyed answering these questions. I hope
everybody enjoyed reading them. Good luck whit your zine. More info and
music on www.fubargrind.com."