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Interview: Funeral For The Masses

For those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to  start a band?

It all started back in 2014 when I came up with an idea to create a band and contacted our lead vocalist Teemu if he wanted to join in too. Then we just got friends from older projects to play with us and so far so good, the ball keeps on rolling.
We’ve gone through some changes in our line-up in the past years but so far everyone who played in this band have been friends of ours.

who would you list as your musical influence?

Our influences cross so many genres and bands that there’s no way to list all of them here. Sure there have been a few bands that have inspired our style through all these years such as Whitechapel, Suicide Silence and Thy Art Is Murder just to name a few. These days I also like to listen a lot of Black Tongue and Lorna Shore, so I quess you can hear some aspects from them when we come up with new material.

 

What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?

Probably the release tour we did back in January. We had great crowds, met awesome people, made contacts and most importantly had a blast doing it all.

What are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years?

We are really, really looking forward to be able to tour abroad at this point. The deathcore scene here in Finland is so minimal that we see no point trying to do too much work here and for that reason we would rather put our efforts towards making a name for the band outside of our borders. Of course we’re not forgetting about our fans here but just changing our promotion’s main point of focus.

Also we have started composing music for our upcoming debyt album! So one of the goals would be to find a label to work with and push the album out at some point in the future.

What are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?

Personally I’ve been blasting Flesh Coffin by Lorna Shore a lot lately. Great album, great production and I can really get into the athmosphere they’ve been going for.
Also Holy War by Thy Art Is Murder and Periphery III: Select Difficulty by Periphery have been going through my speakers all the time. These albums are ridiculously good.

Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?

Yeah we see it more as an opportunity and a way to keep in touch with our fans more than a burden. It’s a great tool for upcoming bands in means of promotion, merchandise, fan messages and staying in touch with everyone in the industry. So if anyone is trying to get their music, or what ever it is that you do, out there and you’re not using social media the chances are pretty low for you to be noticed.

Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off?

To some extent, yeah we do. But the main point here is to never forget that these reviews and comments are everyones personal thoughts and they shouldn’t impact you too much. We just keep doing what we do and if it doesn’t please someone, there’s really nothing we can do about it.
It’s a really great thing that mostly we get only positive feedback and we’ve also had a lot of people giving us constructive feedback so we have really been able to improve over the years. We always give 110% to everything we do so I think that makes us stand out from the sea of other smaller bands here.

If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go?

North America. For example doing a tour as an opening act for one of the bigger deathcore bands would be pretty damn decent.

Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life?

There’s nothing that music would not be able to do. I can’t call it a backbeat to my life as everything I do is pretty much concentrated around it. I spent all my free time with music, I work with music and I dream about music. And it’s all great.

Any last thoughts for your fans?

Be sure to check out our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) and check out our new EP “Pitch Black” from spotify and if you enjoy our music buy it from iTunes or Amazon. Keep it brutal people!

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