Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new ep?
Tapping, double tapping, long pressing, swiping and pinch-zooming...
...all secrets are not meant to be revealed
You have a new album coming out in March, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
If you listen our discography, you know the answer. Core has not really changed, but skin has been casted totally.
Maybe a more proper answer would be, that “Futue te ipsum” is a bastad son of "Purity" and "Viisikärki".
You refer to your music as being 'untrendy black metal', can you tell us a little bit more about what this term means to you?
It's provocative truth. Traditional black metal is untrendy. It's a bitty that almost none understands this anymore.
Great art is challenging. It's untameable. It raises questions. Black metal is a certain kind of mindset for us. Only horns, claws and hair, doesn't make a wolf.
We see it fascinating if rebels are able to siphon energy from beacon of chaos we are. After all, life and death is meant be looked as it is, like universe presents itself, without limiting the vision based on what other people are offering or constructs made by them are. After all, black metal is just a pair of words invented by a human being.
What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you explore with the newer release and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?
"Viisikärki" is made by using left part of the brains. "Purity" is made using the right part. In the creation of "Futue te ipsum", we have used both brain parts.
You also refer to 'Oppenheimer' in one of your songs, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this physicist and his work?
It’s about the moment when you think you found immortality and became messiah. However the end-result was totally opposite. You just created pain and suffering.
As you might know, J. Robert Oppenheimer is credited as a father of the atomic bomb.
Do the band members also have any interest in Occultism?
Yes and no. We don't want to sound arrogant, but it depends of your definition of occult. In reality there is not this kind of separation between things. What is secret today, can be common tomorrow. Truth is formless. Nature knows no good and evil. All is one. All is cycled. All is connected. All is eternal.
However I would say that we have ability to think. We discuss pretty much of all kinds of "real questions". Everyone should be interested of self development.
Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
It's paradox, manifestation of the unmanifestable. It's hypocrisy
To be able open the all-seeing eye, one need to suffer.
So far you have done one show, how would you describe your stage performance?
Chaos in a golden ratio:
10% conscious, 30% subconscious, 60% unconscious.
Before the "nailing", we had some reversed meditation and our vessels was charged with unrelaxation. Fucked-upped spirit overdone was near. Things started to escalate.
Flesh and machine crumbled and the presence of the spirit was crushing. Our live appearance created unplanned havoc and let's say a portal to another dimension. It was obvious that our outcome was going to be hard to swallow. One third of the audience wasn’t ready to loose themselves and immerse, so they left the scene. Those who didn't found the exit from the venue, found hopefully exit from form and time.
Strong experiences can change human behaviour. We've been told that some witnesses has found a hidden appeal for such of a combo of torment and satisfaction, while others try not to stick their fingers on it.
On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black metal?
Worldwide feedback of our fans has been really overwhelming. Lots of views, thumbs, comments, shares, emojis and other spam.
To be honest, we don't really know. We are so unintegrated to the so-called "scene".
Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We feel that it’s sometimes a problem when the audience can’t separate the creator and his/her creation. Focus goes too quickly to the creator and his/her output of soul is secondary. It's unrespectful to ask right after Virgin Mary has given birth to "messiah", what she’s going to do next. We don’t do waste. There’s no future. “Future te Ipsum” is right now. It’s our blood.
What are you listening to nowadays?
We've been listening ourselves: body, mind, intuition... however, maybe that's not the answer, you are looking for.
To not to state the obvious, let's pick up following bands/artists:
Saatkrähe, Nedxxx, His Divine Grace, Elend, Antti Tolva, Spektr, Ysengrin, Dead can dance, Cigarettes after sex, She past away, warpaint...
Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
If you still have some self-awareness (like our ancestors), you know that we are not our bodies and we are not our thoughts. We are what we are by nature. Someone could call it “soul” or “god”…etc. But the fact is, you can’t separate yourself from nature. In other words, we are the "nature", and that same "nature" is within everything. All began and end naturally to “nature”. This cycle is eternal.
If you hurt “nature”, you only hurt yourself. We should remember our origin. It’s the only "magic" we have.