Sunday, January 8, 2017

Poland's Bestiality interview posted up on 1-8-17 done by Patrick

Interview   with  Bestiality   done  by   Patrick

1.Hello  how  are things  going  with you  and  the  band  these days? Please  introduce  yourselfs  to  the  readers?
Hi there, thanks. Things are going quite steady for now, but consequently forward. The band is Vit Scumfukker on drums, Tom Cultcommander on bass, Alberth Dust on vocals and me, Galin Soulreaper on guitar.
 2.When  did you  all  get the  idea  to  start  the  band? How  did you  all  choose  the  name   Bestiality  for  the  band name?
The idea came up when Scumfukker and Cultcommander - the iniciators - met before Pentagram gig in Warsaw and instead of going to the show, they eventually ended up sharing a couple of beers, talking about music and spinning visions of making their own band. It happened during the spring of 2013, Alberth and I was invited few months later. We started as Mortalist and wanted for it to be a tribute to bands which always impressed us the most, which among others were Bathory, Sodom, Sarcofago, Destroyer 666, Imperator, Bestial Warlust. Apart from the moniker, the attitude remained the same to this day, I think. Very quickly we decided to change name to Bestiality, Dust came up with it and we 
thought that it fits better since we try to keep our music fierce and primeval from the very beginning.
3.Bestiality   released  their  debut  cd   in  2014  titled  "Stuck  In  Bestial  Vision"  How  long  did  it  take the  band  to  write the  music  
for this  release?
The songwriting and recording sessions took no more than two months, it was lightning fast for us back then.
 4.Who   usually  takes  care  of the  lyrics  and  what  are  some  topics  the  band  writes  about?
Lyrics are mainly written by Tom and the subjects they touch are mostly death, war, satan, etc. Stuff he writes consist of his and our common reflections on the world in it's present condition and all the fucked up things that surrounds us, things you can observe on daily basis given in a form of stories and metaphor.

 5.Besides  the  debut cd  "Stuck  In  Bestial  Vision"   does  the  band  have  any other  releases  or  merchandise  available  for  the  readers?
Currently if it comes to other releases, the only one except for "Stuck In Bestial Vision" is "Way Of the Cross" SP which I think there's a few copies left.
6.Has  the  band  started  working  on  new   music  for the  next  release and  will it be  a  MCD or  a  full-length  this  time? 
How  would  you  say the  new  music  is  different  from  the  songs off the  debut?
The main difference between songs from the debut and our current stuff is that the new ones are more considered and as a band we are more aware of what we play, I suppose. We started working on those new pieces quite a long time ago, and without any rush we're polishing it ever since. It had to be thought through on how we want them to sound this time. Actually, we're at the final steps on finishing the full-length material for the next release. If everything works out well with the recording process and other matters connected to it than probably whole thing will be done around winter.

7.Will   Bestiality     work  with  Old  Temple  Rec.  for the  next  release  or  have  you  all  discussed this?
We haven't really thought about what label we want to get involved, at the moment we're focusing on what's best for the recording since we are about to start very soon. We're in touch with Eryk from Old Temple, we talk to each other from time to time, we'll see how the things will develop in the future.
 8.Does   Bestiality   play  live  very  often  or  do you  prefer to  work in the studio?  What   have  been some  of the  bands  most  memorable  shows  to date?
We play live as often as it's possible, to me the most memorable shows so far were in Wrocław and Katowice several months ago, gig with Hobbs' Angel Of Death in Bielsko-Biała was great too. About stage and studio - those two are complete different realms to each other. You're asking what do we prefer, so I'll tell you it depends on how it is running. Sometimes things are working well and enjoyable with both or just one of those environments, and sometimes this whole stuff can be a pain in the ass, but I guess it's nothing extraordinary after all, that's how everywhere it goes.
 9.Are  their  any  upcoming  shows  the  readers   should  watch  out  for?
We play gig in a few weeks with Necrosadist, Excidium and Sacrofuck in local place called Voodoo, apart from that we have nothing set.
 10.In  your   opinion  what  is  the  best  and   worst thing  about  the  underground   metal   scene?  And  what  does   underground  metal   mean  to you ?
With no doubt the best in the UG scene is that it gave birth to the best bands ever made and being a part of underground is definitely not something that strips from quality, quite opposite for those who's really into it I would say. The worst perhaps is rather low frequency during concerts and maybe those people who simply don't get it or treat this as some sort of trend, but nobody cares for them anyway.
 11. Bestiality   comes  out  of  Poland's  black,thrash  scene   what   is  your   opinion  of Poland's   metal  scene?

I think Polish scene is growing strong if it comes to black, thrash and death metal. There's something in us that doesn't let that flame get burnt, especially if it's delivered in the oldschool formula. Once in a while there's a great new band around that came literally out of nowhere. Not to mention the crowd, I think in Poland we have one of the most dedicated fuckers out there.
12.Who   are  some  of your  all-time  favorite  Polish  bands? And  are  their  any  new   bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  check  out?

We all share love for Polish classic metal acts such as Imperator, Magnus, Vader, Kat, Turbo from mid to late 80's, Thrasher Death, and so on. 
About the new bands, if you haven't heard about them yet you should definitely check out for Ragehammer, Gallower and Morthus - those guys really deserve some solid support.
 13.Other  then  bands  what  are  some of your  favorite  labels and  distro's   from  Poland?
Old Temple, Malignant Voices, Godz Ov War, Under the Sign of Garazel, Pagan Records, Third Eye Temple - pretty cool labels.

 14.When  not  working  on  new  music  or  band  business  what  do you   all enjoy  doing  in your  free time?
Listening to music, hanging out with people we like, other kinds of regular stuff.
15.Thank  you   for  taking  the  time  to  fill this   interview   out.Do  you  all  have  any  final  words  for the  readers?