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?