Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Unhoped Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Well hello! We just did 4 weekend in a row-shows in Finland and Estonia, couple of them with great dudes from Thrashless, Aratic and Nuclear Omnicide! Time to start planning the rest of the years gigs, new merch, check out new riffs and all that stuff! Our singer Luostarinen just moved back here in our hometown so I think sauna is in heavy use again when summer comes!..Good times.

2.In March you had released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

We were after a most aggressive, violent and pushing sound we could and it came up just as we wanted! We turned off the click this time and it was good decision. The idea of tempo changes from human instead of metronome was tempting and Huisko pulled it off great. Thats a big part of the feel on this one.. Sounds you hear on a record is what you hear live 100%. Gear-wise and music-wise. Theres no dramatic-huge layers we would not able to bring you live.  We have done all our releases in our own bunker, recording, mixing and mastering. Sonic Violence is mastered by Dyne Engine Studios and they did great job. If Nuclear Death was bit more deathy, i quess this is bit more thrashy!

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Our lyrics are quite typical for a thrash band, but that doesn´t bother us in any way. Lyrics on "Sonic Violence" go on about war, greed and stupidity of humankind. The biggest difference in lyrics on the album are in ”Assimilation” and on the title track itself, the first as a bow down towards the movie ”The Thing” (1982) and ”Sonic Violence” being a full blown, tongue-in-cheeck thrash anthem. We want to write as great songs and lyrics as possible, but we won´t get too stressed if lyrics are not that original, although it´s always cool when you get some juicy lines for the song and think to yourself ”Yeah, now I nailed it!””.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Unhoped'?

To be honest, theres no bigger meaning in the name, drummer Huisko came up with the name that is simple and looks cool so we went with that!

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Steelfest 2013 was killer.. Main acts were Sodom and Destruction! Our hometown obviously cos all the friends and in Pori theres good thrash-scene.. Our stage performance is similar to that other performance too: fast, chaotic and musky haha! The feeling when you really need a breath-brake but the beating just goes on is big part of our live-show.. You have to feel like broken when you come out from thrash-show. Sweet melodies ain't Unhoped's thing haha!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We started the year with bunch of shows and plan is to play as much we can, spreding the Sonic Violence and have fun! Good plan right? No bigger tour yet to come.

7.The new album came out on 'EBM Records', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Its a thrash/death/grind based label from Mexico, very old-school stuff! They liked our stuff and we went with them!

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of thrash and death metal?

Feedback have been just great! Since we released our first full-length Die Harder, metalheads have noticed well! Feels good to talk to guys allover, send merchandise and have that kind of support.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We have played almost ten years music we love and people seems to like it so we have no needs to change the recipe. Of course we want to get better and tighter as an individuals and as a band and that way improve our stuff. We have our own sound and stuff that gets through our shit-filter is going to be in next album! We are simple guys haha!

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We are old school thrash and deat hmetal fans.. Exodus, Slayer, Death, Demolition Hammer, Sepultura, The Crown, Malevolent Creation and all that good stuff gets blasted constantly. Members music taste goes from dirty old blues to black metal!

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Action- and old western movies haha!! Ice hockey is a big thing to finnish people.. One fixes instruments and other throes frisbee in the woods! Having a beer and sauna and listening to Iron Maiden?! I dont know, theres not too much somehow music-related things in our lives!

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or?

Check our new music video for the song 'Human Disgrace' from Youtube, we thrashed our bunker on that, take contact if you want merch of something, if you are on the budjet crank it from Spotify it'll be there soon. It was recently Paul Baloff's birthday and friday is coming so have your Good Friendly Violent Fun, thank you sir.

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