Here Is a new interview with Finland's black metal band Korgonthurus who discuss the new cd "Vuohen Siunaus so read the interview and if your interested get the new cd from Woodcut Rec.
1.Hails you all formed Korgonthurus in 2002 what gave you all the idea to start this band? And how did you all choose the name of the band does it have a special meaning?
Incisura: I joined the band in 2012, so I'm not the right person to answer about the reformation of the band in 2002. To my knowledge Kryth, Necron and Corvus felt the urge to continue the work that had started under the name of Korgonthurus in 2000. The name Korgonthurus represents the force of evil, and in my opinion suits the music fine.
2. Korgonthurus is getting ready to release the second full-length cd "Vuohen Siunaus" Does the whole band work on writing the music or does one member usually write all the music?
Incisura: Most of the material on Vuohen Siunaus is something that has found its current form during the last decade. The very foundation has been built by Corvus and Kryth, and the compositions have evolved from there.
3.The band has been active since 2002 how would you say the music has evolved or changed over the years? And who are some of the bands biggest influences?
Incisura: The very basic feeling of violent and uttermost hatred is still there. In a way it has evolved to something different. Maybe the most striking difference between the old and new material is the more versatile use of two (or more) guitars. I personally find the general feel on S/T (2005) to be something that is very profound, and on this record we managed to take it to the next level. We are all products of the late 70's and early 80's and grew up on the extreme music what we could get are hands on. Even though we all have loved (and still do) the basic stuff from A blaze in a northern sky to more modern take on BM, I feel we have a voice of our own.
4.Besides the upcoming cd "Vuohen Siunaus" does the band have any other releases or merchandise available for the readers? If yes where can the readers buy it?
Incisura: We are about to open a webshop at our site (www.korgonthurus.com). Most of the old material is hard or almost impossible to find and ebay might be the only way of getting your hands on it. The latest album is easily available from Woodcut records and a vast array of distributors. Woodcut also released new shirts as the album came out and we are planning to do hoodies and patches as well.
5.Does Korgonthurus play "live" very often or do you prefer working in the studio? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows to date?
Incisura: We are not very active when it comes to playing live. We prefer quality over quantity when it comes to live rituals. Under the Black Sun in Germany was the only festival gig we did last year and I feel we managed to deliver what we aimed for. Earlier this year we had a joint effort of praising the horned one with Archgoat, Saturnian Mist and Sawhill Sacrifice which was a rather nice evening.
6.Are their any upcoming tours or shows the readers should watch out for and if yes where will the band be playing?
Incisura: At the moment we have no dates set on any gigs. We may have some national gigs on a short notice, but currently there are no plans on doing a tour of bigger scale. This may of course change if suitable offer happens to appear.
7.What does black metal mean to you ?
Incisura: In a way it defines me. It's something that I grew up with, it's something that grew in me. It's a combination of music, ideology and how to see the world. Thankfully black metal is something much more than music to many. I personally find it impossible to truly succumb to black metal without a real conviction. Satanic devotion is essential part of black metal.
8.Korgonthurus comes out of the mighty black metal scene in Finland.I know Finland has had a strong black metal scene since the mid ninites what are your opinions of the Finnish black metal scene over the years?
Incisura: As you may know, Finland has more metal bands per capita than any other country. This of course means that there has been quite a lot absolute shit as well. Finnish BM scene in the 90's had a lot to offer and I do feel the finns still manage to deliver something essential to the scene.
9.Who are your all-time favorite bands from Finland? And are their any new Finnish bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
Incisura: It's a bit hard to not name the very basic BM legends like Beherit etc., and I'm honestly not that up to date what's happening in the current scene. The new Behexen sounds good and it seems like the upcoming Babtism is worth a spin. I've always liked the odd transitions that Festerday/...And Oceans/Havok Unit have done during the years. I guess the current situation is that Havok Unit works once again under the name Festerday.
10.Besides bands are their any good Finnish labels/distro's you can recommend? What about good fan/web-zines that you know of?
Incisura: This is a bit hard one since it seems like most of the old ones have already died. Saturnal Records is about to open a real physical store which is of course great news. Sarvilevyt, Northern Heritage, Primitive Reaction and KVLT are still going strong. Naturally a big hands up for Woodcut Records for giving an upportunity for bands like us to spread their disease. I'm still having fun with the legendary Kill yourself -zines from the mid '90s.
11.It seems the band is inspired by occultist and Satanists when did you become interested in studying these subjects?
Incisura: Naturally the interest on the subject grew in the early 90's as we found music that had the themes embedded on them.
12.Who are some Satanist and occultists that you enjoy studying? Besides the occult and Satanism do you enjoy reading any other subjects?
Incisura: I've come a long way from a strict theistic forms of satanism to more philosophical outtake. I'm not a fervent follower of LaVeyan satanism nor do I find thelemic approach the right one. The right path is not to use any paths that are already there. It's useless to name any names. If Blavatsky makes you feel at home, so could Nefastos or Mestari Siitoin. History is always worth reading - with or without occult underlining.
13.Are of the members of Korgonthurus currently working with any other bands at this time? And if yes please tell the readers a little about them?
Incisura: Corvus, Necron and Saturnus are currently recording/mixing the third album of Totalselfhatred and Kryth has been busy with Musta Kappeli and Anal Blasphemy. "Kun väistyy aika ihmisen", the second album by Musta Kappeli was released in May and the upcoming AB full-length is scheduled to be released in July.
14.Thank you all for taking the time to fill this interview out.Do you all have any final words for the readers?
Incisura: Thanks for the interesting interview. Woodcut is now streaming the full album on its bandcamp page (http://woodcutrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vuohen-siunaus ) - Give it a try!