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...the WEIGHT of Water."
Gotta love typos. But of course, if I leave it uncorrected, people will think I can't spell...
I should have named it "When the Sun Drank the Wig of Water" anyway.
Ah, nice, nice. I suppose only that can adequately explain "When the Sun Drank the Wight of Water". (Now I got that riff stuck in my head!)
What album art would you have preferred for Nespithe? I vaguely remember reading something about the actual one not being what you had in mind--effectively creepy though it is. (Beige corpses! WAAAAGH!)
PS: The intro riff in "The Putrefying Road [...]" is freakin' sweet. Is there any chance you'll make more tabs?
PPS: "I think, therefore I listen to death metal." Translate to Finnish, please!
The album art was good and still is. I just had a very different kind of image in my head, but I never explained it to Turkka of Chaos Graphics properly. More 3-D, from upper angle and far away.
PS: I will make the tabs some day. I don't know when that day is, though.
PPS: Ajattelen, siis imen suonikasta kyrp
Hey Antti! I think you should upload some songs to the Demilich page on Last.fm! That way everyone can hear your great music, and you can make it downloadable if you want (probably the case).
Is the new Nespithe-reissue remixed?
I think Dave of Xtreem re-mastered it a bit.
Looks like your work has death-metal heads everywhere raving (the 7 reviews average 96%). Nice job with Nespithe; it is definitely one hell of an album.
I might have seen it answered somewhere else in the message list, but I've no clue where it is anymore, and it's not an FAQ, so I'll ask the question again: what exactly inspires your lyrics?
Here's and excerpt from an interview made in 2005 (http://site.voila.fr/NIHILISTIC/Interviews/demilich.htm):
"I've been interested in horror, but mainly of the newer authors like Clive Barker. I'm also a sci-fi fan, so I kind of mixed those two genres together. And then I have my own imagination which tops the cake."
And in another interview:
"Basically, there was [nothing] inspiring the lyrics. They came from my life, my way of making everything absurd, my system of mixing things up in the head. I was my own influence. Of course what my head mixes up comes from my experiences, but if I named somebody or something, I should also name a few walks in the forest, parties, shopping malls, people I loved, people I didn't, people that didn't mean a thing to me, people that were to mean something to me in the future, etc."
I'm not a lyricist. I love playing with ideas, but I've always been lazy with putting them into sentences.
Hey Antti. Do you like the band Khanate? I think Demilich and Khanate are two of the most unique bands out there.
Haven't heard much of them, but then again, I'm not a huge fan of drone. I'll give it a shot some day, though.
what made you choose to play guitar and form a band?
My teacher forced me to play bass, and I fell in love with it. Without him I might have never touched a guitar. From the very beginning I wanted to do my own music, as I'm a kind of person that wants to create.
To the wall, man.
Favourite Pestilence album? What did you think of Spheres?
Either Malleus Maleficarum or Testimony of the Ancients. I also love Consuming Impulse and even Spheres. I haven't heard the new album, though.
"We only had one gig outside Finland, and it was our last. It was in Eskilstuna, Sweden, and it was great."
Did I see an evil Demilich-clone band in Houston, then!? :O
Yes. We're so damn lazy that we decided to split up and raise clones in 1993. Unfortunately they turned out to be lazy, too, and split up in 2006.