:: INTERVIEW TO IMPALED
ALBUMS TO DATE... GOOD SCORE RIGHT?
Hell yes. I could have never imagined that we will have this long and good
career when we started in 1990!
WHAT DO YOU FEEL AFTER SO MANY YEARS SPENT TO SPREAD YOUR VENOM AROUND?
Well, it feels good. Of course I wish we had more success so we could live
off from this music but unfortunately not. I cannot complain though, we
have done lots of things most bands can never do.
HOW DO YOU FEEL TO BE HAILED AS A LIVING LEGEND?
I don┤t think we are being hailed as a living legend, never heard that before.
DID YOU FOUND THE BAND YOU'RE THINKING TO BE A SUCCESFUL ACT?
We are not that successful, we all still have to work normal day jobs so
we can pay our bills. Sad but true. This also limits our touring opportunities.
IN WHICH WAYS DOES THE SCENE HAS CHANGED OVER ALL THESE YEARS?
Much more bands, much more labels and much more crap music out there. Promoting
your band (and even recoding your shit) has become much easier than it was
back in 1990, mainly thanks to internet.
DO YOU LIKE THE PRESENT SCENE OR THE ONE AT THE TIME OF FOUNDATION OF
We are still pretty much underground band, we have never enjoyed major success.
I guess it is down to the fact we have kept our identity, we are still anti-religious,
extreme metal band. We have done our share of bad decisions, mistakes but
I wouldn┤t change anything at all. You gotta learn from your mistakes or
you perish. If people wanna throw us in to a certain scene, fine by me.
Personally I see it either good or shit music, that┤s all.
WHAT GLUE DID YOU USE TO GET UNITED THE BAND?
We have been lucky to find always good replacements for people who have
either left the band or have been kicked out. Music is kinda drug to us.
When you have been doing this for 14 years, I cannot imagine that I would
quit now. The best part of this whole circus is to play live in front of
screaming people. Then you know you are doing something right.
STILL ANGRY AND HUNGRY?
Of course we are. This world is still full of shit and I am always hungry
WHEN DID YOU START WRITING THE STUFF FOR 'ALL THAT YOU FEAR'?
First songs were completed autumn 2002 and the last song was finished just
a few days before entering Astia studio in summer 2003. We take our time
writing material. I don┤t wanna rush it and end up with half-assed material.
WHAT'S THIS 'ALL THAT YOU FEAR'?
Impaled Nazarene is all that you fear. Simple as that.
DID YOU HAVE FEAR?
I fear nothing but myself!!!!
WHAT DOES REPRESENT FOR YOU THE FEAR?
The look on christian scum faces when they hear our band name being mentioned!!!!
IS THE WORLD LIVING IN AN AGE OF FEAR?
Maybe so. I think (especially in USA) media feeds images of terrorism and
blaa blaa which results for weak minded scum to live in fear. Europe is
fairly safe place but I guess that will change as well. Just have to remember
what happened in Madrid.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THIS CONCEPT?
I don┤t think I have anything clever to add to this. Live day by day and
see what comes along.
A MORE DETAILED OVERVIEW OF THE TRACKS?
- Album opener KOHTA EI NAURA EN── JEESUSKAAN (roughly translated as SOON
EVEN JESUS WILL NOT BE LAUGHING) was written by me. I wanted to make a strong
statement in finnish as we have now totally pro-christian government who
are fucking up lots of things. Totally old school Impaled Nazarene song.
- Armageddon Death Squad was written by Arcv666. This is really old school
thrash metal and absolutely a killer live track. We also made a video of
- The Endless War, another superb live song made by Arcv666. In my opinion
this shows that we can also do a slightly different kind of songs, this
is pure heave metal. Tuomio┤s leads really rule on this one.
- The Maggot Crusher by Repe Misanthrope. Most deth metal song of the album,
shows different side of the band as well. One of the most technical songs
we have ever done.
- Curse Of The Dead Medusa by Onraj 9mm. Really fast yet melodic piece of
nuclear metal. This is twisted fuck lyrically, medusa refers to jellyfish
(!!!) not greek mythology on this song!!!
- Suffer In Silence by Onraj 9mm. This is about Teemu, I think it says enough.
- Halo Of Flies by Tuomio. Pure black metal with fantastic solo by Tuomio,
one of my fave tracks on the album. We do this one live from time to time,
it really kills me to sing this one. - Recreate Thru Hate by Repe Misanthrope.
Another technical song, thrash metal at its best.
- Goat Seeds Of Doom, our compulsory goat song by Arcv666. I fucking love
this song, this has really fantastic melody and superb double bass drum
- Even More Pain by Onraj 9mm. In my opinion weakest song of the album.
This has some traces of Nihil period I think.
- Tribulation Hell by Arcv666. Some people seem to think we have ripped
off Helloween on this one (Ride The Sky to be exact). It is our little TRIBUTE
to Helloween, there is the same kind of riff on pre-chorus on this song.
Fantastic mixture of metal and punk in one song. Lyrically this deals with
"walls close in" situations.
- Urgent Need To Kill by Repe Misanthrope. I have to say that demo version
of this song was actually better than this one that ended on the cd. Demo
version was slightly slower and therefore worked better in my opinion. Lyrically
this is about what I actually think everyday.
- All That You Fear by Repe Misanhtope, the grand finale and title track
of the album. Another side of the band, I fucken love this song, it really
shows we can write different kind of music if we want to and yet it fits
into Impaled Nazarene concept totally. I am all that you fear!
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR MUSIC?
Music is outlet for my aggression and hate.
ARE YOU POSITIVE AS PERSON?
Fuck no. I am the most cynical nihilist on this fucking planet.
AND YOUR FUTURE?
Interesting news to our italian fans!!!! Impaled Nazarene will record a
live album in Italy!!! Be sure to be there and be sure you scream your asses
off, you will be immortalized for live album!!!!! We will celebrate 15 years
of Impaled Nazarene next year and therefore it is time for live album. We
wanna do it in Italy as italian fans are one of the best for us, if not
READY TO KICK ASS?
You can be sure of that!!!! Come to the shows in september, scream your
asses off!!!! We will play a special best off set and it will be longer
than usual. Hail Satan, Hail Vodka and Hail Italian fans!!!!
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