1) Quick band
presentation, since when the band's up, who's playing what ? Quick discography.
Massgrav has been
around for ten years but have only been able to work as a real band
the last three or four years, since Indy started playing drums - the
time before that is a mist of drug-infused chaos. Norse plays the guitar
and Ola plays the bass. So far, we've released a vinyl EP on Escorbuto,
one full-length CD and one split CD with Diskonto, both on Sound Pollution
USA, and been on some comps. There's a split with Yacopsae coming up
pretty soon to if all goes according to plan.
2) Have you ever
heard of OEF ? Did you play here already ? Have you been there ?
Of course we've
heard of it, everyone we know has played it and everybody loves it so
we're looking forward to it. We haven't been there before, but we went
to Pardubice last year and that was one hell of a trip to say the least.
3) What's your
feeling to come and play for the (in my opinion) nowadays best &
sicker fest in the world ?
We're coming to
destroy it. To pulverize it. To mock and ridicule the audience, spread
hatred and discord. And to buy plenty of GUT shirts for all three band
4) What's the
band main influences ? What do you usually listen to ?
Our main influence
is newspapers and the TV news, people we meet when playing or going
to gigs and all the fucked up shit that keeps happening to us and others
year in, year out. We have very diverse musical tastes, but when driving
to gigs, we usually listen to old fashioned rock n' roll, except for
Indy, who gets to sit in the back where you can't hear the speakers
- so he always sleeps.
5) What's the
first disc you ever bought ?
Motörhead - Another
Perfect Day and No sleep til Hammersmith (the same day)
6) What's the
(metal) artist that gives you a good laugh / you have mercy for - and
No metal makes me
laugh (except maybe badly corpse-painted bands, bands who try to look
pretty and bands where one member is tattoed and has to wear a wifebeater
to show it off in the promo photos, while all the others wear ugly metal-wear)
- I generally hate metal.
7) What's the
best country to play in and why ? / What's the worst country to play
in and why ?
It's not like we're
international superstars, we've only played a handful of countries and
so far they've all been good to us.
8) What's the
last political / news fact that you have something to say about ?
I could talk about
the distaster that is China, but then I would sound like a PC preacher
punk, and I hate that.
9) In your band,
who's gonna be the worst drunkard at OEF ?
Judging from past
merits, probably Norse. The Driller Killer song "Alcoholocaust"
is greatly inspired by his early days in the scene. Look out for two
meters of pure intoxicational porn-punk.
10) Who's gonna
phone his wife / girlfriend to say 'hi dear, I arrived well but people
here are scary!' ?
You? We're more
likely to call a cab and say "hey assholes, people here are dirty
and smell bad, send a stretch and take us to the nearest four star hotel"
11) Can you tell
me the best joke you know for our readers ?! (a short one please ;-))
eat lunch in the hospital cafeteria. One of them says "today, I
did an autopsy on a woman who had a clit like a pickled cuecumber".
"What", says the other guy, "that big?". The other
one looks up and says: "No no - that salty".
12) Last words
- Thank you !
Yeah yeah, no need
to thank us, it's all in a days business.