Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fornicus interview done by Patrick on 10-30-16

Here  is  a  new  interview  conducted  with   Kentucky's  black,death band Fornicus  who  discuss  the  bands  newest release  "Hmnys Of Dominion" and  future  plans.If you  are  a  fan  of  blackend  death  metal  then  be  sure  to  check  out  Fornicus  today.

Interview   with  Scott B. Vocalist  and  guitars   of  Fornicus   done  by   Patrick

1.Hails  Scott please  introduce  yourself  to  the  readers? At  what  age  did you  first  discover  metal  music  and  who  were  some  of the  first  bands  you  listened  to?

I am Scott vocalist, guitarist, and drummer for Fornicus. I first got into heavier music when I was pretty young...I forget the age but I was still a child. I sifted through my Father's record collection and found bands like Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, Dio, and of course Black Sabbath. From there I found Metallica like just about everyone else and it snowballed.

2.When  did you  first  meet the  other  members  of   Fornicus    and  was  it  long  before you  all formed  the  band?

I've known Chris since probably 2000 and 2001 and were in a previous band together in high school. I started coming up with riffs in 2012 and he dug them and so we got started with the idea of forming the band.

3.What  is  the  current  line up  of  the  band?And  for  the  readers  who  have  never  heard   Fornicus's  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?

Our current live lineup is Chris on bass, Clinton on guitar, and myself on drums and vocals. Our music is an intense assault on the listener that expresses violence, disgust, and hatred for this world's theistic philosophies. Many songs are fast-paced and brutal but we do occasionally have a melodic edge.
4.How did you  and the  band  come  in  contact  with  Negative  Earth Rec.?

Negative Earth is Kelly, our former guitarist and current member of Gorgy and the newly formed Obsidian Shrine and myself currently. We use the label to release our projects and are planning to possibly release other's in the near future.

5. Fornicus    is  getting  ready  to  release  their  second  full length "Hymns Of Dominion" how  long  did  it  take  the  band to  write  the  music  for the  new release?Does  the  whole  band  take  part in  the  writing process  or does  one member  write  everything?

This album written by Chris and myself mostly together after Kelly and our former drummer David had left the band. We wrote for roughly a year and started recording late winter of this year.
6.Who  usually  takes  care  of  writing  the  lyrics  what  are  some  topics  the  band  writes  about  on  the  new  release?

I do all the lyrics for the most part. Topics are typically anti-religious and misanthropic in nature.

7.Besides  the  new  release "Hymns Of Dominion"  does  the  band  have  any  past  releases still available  for the  readers to  buy? Other then releases  is  their  any other  merchandise  available  for the readers and  if  yes  what  is  available?

All our merch and music are available on our bandcamp page. We have our first album Storming Heaven which is digital only at this point (sold out of physical) and a short EP from last year called Feast For Rats. We have a couple shirt designs up as well.
8.What  does  black  metal  mean  to  you?
Though I don't consider us pure black metal it means power, independence, and honor to me. It is the ultimate expression of all contempt and hatred and a tool to destroy the weak.
9.Fornicus  comes  out  of  Kentucky's  black  metal  scene   what   is the  metal  scene  like  in  Kentucky?

Where we are located there is no scene whatsoever. Louisville and Lexington have small scenes that we have played with some strong bands.
10.Who  are  some  of your  all time  favorite  bands  from  Kentucky?And  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out  for?

Abominant for me are the stalwarts of KY extreme metal who released their 11th album called Napalm Reign over the summer that I had the pleasure and privilege to record at my studio. Other great bands include my former band Gorgy, Old Wolf, Nahab,  Pyromancer, Tombstalker, Creature of Exile, Savage Master, Astrum, etc. There are a lot of solid underground bands in Ky.
11.Besides  working  in  Fornicus  do you  or  any  of the  members  currently  work  with   any  other  bands  or  projects?
Currently we are all focused on Fornicus though I may be recording drums for a collection of songs Clinton has written that are killer but are of a different sound and vibe than Fornicus.
12.When  not   working  on new  music  or  band  business  what do  you  enjoy  doing  in your  free  time?
These days we both spend most our time at work... slaves to the grind.

13.Thank  you  Scott  for  taking  the   time  to  fill this   interview  out  do  you  have  any  final  words  for  the  readers?

Check out Hymns of Dominion at and Hails to all who support the underground and thanks for the interview!

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