Since I started Blasting Days six years ago (yes!) I posted more than a hundred interviews but last one was more than a year ago. But I'm pleased to tell you that interviews are back on the blog (maybe on a monthly basis?), starting with this one with the excellent grind band Hüsmanskost (see my review of their new album just in the post below, HERE).
Here it is :
- Can you go back to the origin of the band and tell us how it happened? what was he project at the start and how have you evolved since the beginning of the band?
Well, the year was 2015, I felt burnt out... I needed something fresh. So I heard about this young drummer, experienced as a punk drummer and had a passion for Grind.
So we had a few practices without knowing what to play or do. So just hey... make a riff to this drum track and hey... make a drum track to this riff.
As we went went on we just said was that ok? is this ok? Ok! But still for me it was kind of a pressure, as i came from more thrash and death we had to adapt to each other, as you can hear in our music.
So it`s like Crust/Grind/death/punk... Call it Crust/Grind or Crossover Grindcore... we don`t care, now we are exited to start working on our third album.
- What about the name of the band? first what does it means, and why did you chose that name?
The name?.. hehe... what can i say...Traditional household cuisine/food? I Think we felt like... ok, lets make traditional metal for the homes or families? and the name of the first alubm...
Is a play on words for a traditonal food called Fårikål... we play grindcore... what about... Fåricore?? (laugh)
- What about your new album, Ründpült? what did you try to do differently from the first one?
The new album... was really a slow year... just a few practices... we had everything recorded, just guitar and drums... And the drummer put pressure on us just... HEY!! RECORD AN ALBUM NOW!! IT`S BEEN ALMOST A YEAR SINCE LAST ONE!!
So we started practicing, putting names to the songs... not just track 1,2, and 3... So I tried the best I could to take the good stuff and put them together and organising the track list.
The recording was hell, 3 recorders... starting over 3 times... But at the end, we recored guitars and drums live, and I added the bass, and John added the vocals. Credits to John! The new twist on the vocals was heavy!
We did not really try... with the songwriting, but in the end. When all three came together in studio and did their own stuff. We felt like, Woah! It really became an album!! And the feedbacks have been great!
- What do you want to express through the lyrics? can you tell us a few words about the lyrics of a specific song on the album?
The Lyrics... hehhe... it`s mostly a mix of dark humour/satire and local stuff. Like a twisted view on our society/our city, and some of the samples are really local!
The album name... Can maybe be translated as "Fucked all over" Some songs are about alone mothers, forever in depth, going to practice drinking light beer and eating cinnabuns, being paranoid.
The lyrics where written in one minute because we did not really care in the beginning, we just wrote some funny shit and laughed, just to have some lyrics and name on the songs.
We did not want to express anything specific but in the end when we all came together, adding bass and vocals. Putting toghether a story with and album title. So yeah, from the beginning you will, even if you don`t want or not. Always be fucked all over by life.
- What does grindcore means to you?
Grindcore? what it means? For me I think... do whatever you want! Record an album with a 10 second riff or, 40 minutes with fart sounds. There is no boundaries! It`s freedom and rebellion, provoke, have fun, play metal!
- Do you think that the DIY way of action could be a global alternative or do you see it more as a pracical way of growing for an underground band?
Do it yourself... today everyone can make an album at home with the advancement in technology and cheap equipement and software... online tutorials.
You also have Social medias like facebook, bandcamp and youtube to promote your band and projects. Some people pay the big companies, some do it themself... what would you do?
- Which bands from your area would you recommend?
What bands i would recommend? Like metal? IN THIS AREA?!?! WHAT??!!? Like region, city or country? Hm... well... there`s us and The Sickening from this city, we also got the drummer from Blood Red Throne, Freddy Bolsø and guitarist from Exeloume, Øystein Haltbakk. So I`ll just try to stay local on this one and keep it simple... And I will give a shoutout to Glimmerskifer/Neo Plasma and Tranqidiots for great support.
- Which evolutions would you like to see happening in the underground scene?
When I grew up there where concerts all the time, young ones to old ones, maybe sometimes two or three concerts every weekend! And metal!! All kind of bands!! I was really inspired, bands like Slagmark, Godsize, Pica Fierce.
We had a great metal scene. But now... no places in this city accepts metal bands... only bluesjams, coverbands and traveling trubadurs... it`s really sad... you have to travel outside of town to play metal nowadays...
Or DIY, not happenend in years sadly... I will see the underground scene grow big again! there is so much talent! Let them play for fucksakes!!
- What is planned for Hüsmanskost in the coming months?
Husmanskost next months? We are really exited to start the third album and bring in a new session bassist to do live gigs! And release our first two albums physically!!
People are already asking for signed copies and we haven`t even done a concert!? They are out digitally but, they will be available physically soon! Maybe one month? Please be patient!
We try to make the money ourself and not beg for funding or like kickstarters...
We are already on one international compilation, Antichrist magazine compilation 14, and are awaiting to be featured on 2 more! (Next one by the hills are dead records)
It`s awesome to be recognized international already! And it`s a lot of free PR!
So credits to our fans and all the people out the to have helped us reached so much in so little time. We hope to have the third album ready by summer, and also have given you the copies and merch!
- Something to add?
Thank you all! Stay Grind! Fucking metal! You know... the good stuff!! METAL!!