Interview with Kuntslaughter vocals for Killgasm done by Patrick
1.Metal hails KuntSlaughter how are things going with you? Thank you for taking the time to do this interview.
You're welcome. Doing great, thanks for asking
2.When did you first meet the other members of Killgasm? What is the current line up for the band? For the readers who have never heard Killgasm how would you describe your sound?
Myself on drums and lead vocals, Corpse-Bukkake on bass and backing vox, and Nekrotiis on guitar. Me and the bass player have known each other since we were teenagers and the guitarist we knew from his band Rotten Funeral. We knew him for many years from shows but didn't enlist his help to join Killgasm until 2009 when we needed a new guitar player. Our sound is us trying to play black metal, death metal and grind all at once and it comes out sounding like a whirlwind of chaos, hate and violence (whether that is a good or bad thing is up to you).
3.Killgasm recently released their second cd "A Stab In The Heart Of Christ" how long did it take you all to write the songs for this release?
About 2-3 years. We used to pump out releases (splits, demos, eps) every year but after our 2011 full-length we were tapped out for a while and we were really slow at writing the 10 songs that are on this new album.
4.Who usually writes the lyrics for Killgasm what are some topics/subjects you all write about?
Satan, pussy, the extermination of the human race.... umm...That's about it. Well I guess also we got 1 song about the wrestler Chris Benoit that murdered his wife and child. And another about a tank that is powered by hell and uses Christian blood for fuel. We aren't trying to reinvent the wheel here or anything though.
5.How has the response been so far to "A stab In the heart of Christ" from the fans and the press?
I don't know, as of writing this it still isn't out so we haven't got any feedback. What do YOU think of it? Personally, I think it's the best shit we've written so far and all the other cliche' shit bands say when they're promoting a new album. But really, we have progressed so much in the past 4-5 since getting our current guitarist. Our writing and playing has gotten so much better that I'm truly impressed with what we've accomplished and we're finally playing the exact music we want to hear which has been one of the main goals all along.
6.KuntSlaughter you handle the vocals for the band when did you first start singing? Who are some of your favorite singers?
I hope you're using the term "singing" loosely. I've been doing death metal/black metal vocals since I was in high school. It's been nearly a decade and a half since then but I think I've gotten a little better. My absolute favorite vocalist is Lord Worm from Cryptopsy. I also really like Legion from Marduk, The Black Lourde from Grand Belial's Key/Crucifier, Matti Way from Disgorge, Helmkamp from Revenge/Angelcorpse. Shit, just realized all my favorite vocalists aren't even in the bands anymore.
7.Do you play any other instruments?
No, just drums. I can sort of play bass too but so can anyone.
8.Does Killgasm play live very often who are some bands you have shared the stage with?
Yeah we usually play around the west coast throughout the year if we're invited to a good show or a good touring band needs help booking something in our city. Some of our favorite bands we've had the privilege of sharing the stage with include Urgehal, Anal Cunt, Impiety, Dodsferd, Putrid Pile, Vehemence, Guttural Secrete, Drawn & Quartered, Insect Warfare, Ghoul and Kommandant and among many others!
9.Does Killgasm have any tours planned? who are some bands you will be sharing the stage with?If you could set up a dream tour who are some bands [past or present] you
would love to tour with?
No tours set up at the moment. We just have our CD release show at the end of May with Icon of Phobos and an outdoor festival in the woods called Festum Carnis in early June with Nunslaughter, Inquisition and a shitload of other great and up and coming bands.
A "dream tour" would be us with Blasphemy, Incantation, and Grand Belial's Key. Those bands don't really tour though and our styles are pretty different than theirs so a dream is likely all that would every be. Those are some of our absolute favorite bands though that we would be honored to share the stage with.
10.What does black metal mean to you?
Evil, hate and cold, vicious riffs. There are so many bands of varying styles and lyrical content that fall under the black metal umbrella now a days but if it at least has parts of those elements in it chances are I will enjoy it.
11.Killgasm come out of California's metal scene what is your opinion of California metal scene?
Well I can only really speak for Northern California as it is such a huge state and Southern California is so far away from us. When we started this band and for most our existence the black metal scene up here had very few bands of this style and a lot would break up or fade away. But just in the past couple years several new black metal bands have popped up that sound great and are helping put this region on the map. Most of those bands will be sharing the stage with us at Festum Carnis in June.
12.Who are some of your all-time favorite California bands? Are their any new bands coming out of California that you feel people should check out soon?
My absolute favorite is Chronaexus. They have an album out on Buriedinhell Records (the same label we started out on) and just released a new split with Dodsferd. Check them out online somewhere...very bleak and haunting stuff! Other great black metal/black death bands from nearby and surrounding areas are Xenotaph, Torture Chamber, Miasmic, Azathoth, Fiends at Feast, Plague Phalanx, Bloodfog, Black Fucking Cancer, Pale Chalice, Valdur and Cyanic. There's a few more too I think I might be forgetting or have broken up. But if you come to any black metal show in NorCal chances are you will be seeing one of those a fore mentioned bands on the bill. Also check out our side project Rotten Funeral which our guitarist does the vocals for.
13.Thank you for taking the time to do this interview is their anything you would like to add before we close the interview?
You're welcome. Please correct my spelling and grammar if I made any mistakes