First Archgoat video interview ever! Black metal veterans in Turku! [INTERVIEW]
Welcome. To router, interviews. Here at my hometown pure, cook Finland. We, also have here my friend, ritual. Butcher, from finished, black metal or black death, metal band barge code welcome, mister ritual butcher how are things we, can you album coming out and all thank, you very much things. I think pretty okay we at the moment preparing. For new life shows with the new market area so, things. Are starting to be little bit little. Bit, we. See after a while you. Are gonna be touring, right after the new. Album. The fourth album comes out, what. Kind of plans you have well. Before. The tour we play a few. Shows. Me play. Three, shows first in the, United States in about one month after, that we played Norway Russia. Then. We do a little mini, tour in, Asia. And. After that we do a, big tour with mark of three three, weeks and about, you're. Also known, for being a beer enthusiastic. And we have a surprise. For the, audience as, much as well we, cannot do a little bit beer tasting, here because I cannot tell you the background, besides. Being a well, black, metal and death metal enthusiastic. Mr.. Rich overture, is. Also, a beer. Enthusiast. Me. Included, and with. Some nice cooperation. From Hawaii. Law feasible, to the Mateus we have. All that stuff so Cheers. Less. Beer. What. Is your, opinion about this kind of a lighter, stuff. It's. Good planet, code. It's nice, nice way to start the evening, you mean the beer is hot or women or the, weather, everything. Is hot, hot. As hell it. Could be our people. You. Mentioned prior to starting, the interview and. You when you are living in the United States you. In. Your. Years. Noticed, a much more great year, just. Like your first some, but you. Found. Overkill. Whenever. We play abroad, I always, try to hit the local breweries, and try. As many years as possible I, really. Like this kind, of a bridge. Between finding. New beers and finding new bass because that, is what what's been happening we are guys, more, than our 40s, so, finding. No new bands is not a gimmick these days but finding new beers as much. As finding new friends through, the scene and music, and all that stuff that is a great. Thing but how. Do you combine all, this without getting, too much trunk, with, your shows and all that can, kind, of maintain, the level of professionalism. Well. First, of all I want to say that in my opinion would. Be embarrassment. But. We started our decoder with a young guys with actually. Releasing. From. Purpose. Because we. Generation. That we like, to play that we have taken alcohol, so, when we were kids we were really in practicing, about this and, for. Some reason. This. Story, we played in Moscow. The. Alcohol. We. Had. Slowed. Down with the thinking when we are playing but. We're not going to slow down today, we, are really tasting, really so, let's move to next one, which, is called, dickly. This, is kind of a traditional. Harvesting. Beer for, those that don't know the beer. Scene in finland at all or in the Nordic countries very. 5.5. Strong. So nuts. Legislation. So, let's have a seat to this, country. Ah. Curry, taste as well. Enjoy. Your evening while your do parva queue and stop but not like. Getting. Wasted attorney, I. Disagree. So. Talking. About your, band. In general next. Year you're gonna be 30 that's a major milestone. For I mean, any kind of bad but. You also wear out like 10 years this part of that you managed to do like past. 20 years more or less active, how. Was it I like. Looking at Tyneside how was it comes. Our. Way and everything. Came back sure and it's kind of one, of these things we don't think how people. See. Or perceive as, found. It, was the only way for us. We. Of course understood, that we have. Our. Swiss picture latest. Crown. By the way great, album check out the review also at. Least into the album, naturally, but. I was wondering, when I was you know reading reading the stuff you, know checking out faggots. And all that stuff that you were like around your 50s. Or so when you started a band, so. You were basically teenagers. Now you are coming. Closer to 50 how different is you. Know playing as a teenager, versus, being a middle-aged. Guy I think. Could. I maybe say like in sports. Experience. Versus. Interest, if you are younger you keep just bouncing, and chomping, energy. And when you have years. And years of experience you. Kind of owe, you. Are much more mature, with everything you do, you will know more, what, is the outcome of your things when you are young you are kind of I. Guess. 5.5. Also. Means. Cock, not, the one in your general, area pop, you know the animal rooster. Egg nest, an. Appropriate. Moment. So Jen let's, have a simple, piece of crepe hey by, the way our camera went cameraman, we look at the share of this beer so I. Could. Drink. Mannequin, tonight. With. Pierce myself, because it's kind of a sweetness, user usually, bothers, me but with this one I think it's like you said it has gotta be better direction, but this is definitely something one, of those things.
In. My opinion at least which is sort of an acquired, taste if, you don't learn to treat we peers you. Join. Them in always when I go to beta Germany, always fights, in there. Always. So. Also. Some. Sort of acquired, things nowadays, there are lots of bands that have tried, my. Old Annie the, way how black. Metal is peeling you know may have a more appealing to the wider mainstream. Audience. What, is your stance to these that black, metal, everybody. I. Think. There's. No need it, has never been everybody's. Music making, black metal everybody. Behind-the-back. Enough they just make music and it's, just kind of pure, lock or unlock that. They have chosen out of all. Tens. Of different, channels that they want to pay back at all what, do you think about these, growing, politics. In black mail nowadays it it has been seen that for, past 10 or 15 years politics. And especially nowadays the. Politics are more and, more involved. Both left, and right, they, are more or less in, in black metal which is not, the original idea of platform, what do you think I think in my opinion is really, ridiculous. Black metallic, is. Like a name. The word black. It's. About of philosophy, Satanism. And. Not. Meaning them you. Know what I mean. But. Maybe. I should say black energy is a better word in this case. It's. About. Satanic. The. Powers of Satan. This malucia varieties, that you channel, into your music and put it into. Your music this. Has nothing to do with. Politics. It. Is totally, different for, myself highlight and understand, it my, philosophy, my religion, is it will be at my god it, is not for the masses and politics, is always for the fascist so I kind of see it's kind of. Deleting. The whatnot, so it's taking the whole idea. Some. Of their rates place should not be what. Do you think these so-called cascading. And black metal which are usually, referred to as green metal bands I mean the bands that don't, want to have these kind of a dark side of humanity, or, human mind say that is movies craft and so forth all, but rather have nature. Be mountains, lakes and forests, and whatnot which, is also kind of are far. Away from the idea of black metal what do you think of that I think. They. Only make, one mistake calling, their music black metal call it bacon or whatever, but stay. Out of that, metal it's not that, metal is not about that yeah, with nature. White concrete. Okay. This. One is a green for sure this is very orange. Like very. Unappealing. In a way this is not very gruesome looking, kind of beer but, they're three letters IPA, India Pale Ale which, is, getting. Bigger as fierce, now nowadays one of my favorite salads in cities it, is your cup of tea as, well so, let's, take a sip it is also five point five which is once again the. Maximum. Alcohol. Amount. What. You can have in Finland as long, as you cannot sell, at a grocery store so please. Understand, these two. Cultural features, and let's have a taste. Now, this is very different from them three. Videos pierced, the. Three first ones which we had this is totally. Strawberry. Taste also, uh quite. A bit darker and, how. Would you. Complement. Dispute. OPP. A lot of the good, tastes almost like citrus it tastes. Fight. Like I liked so, far the best, agreed. This, is once again those things the Aurora instead, if you're not familiar with beers do, experiment. It's much like having. The funnel finding new bands yeah user work to listen to overkill, or all your life, yeah. And the nothing against are working nothing nothing. So new. Album, was more. Or less done. By you, and yourself, alone but. You also have a new drummer before we talk about the new album and making of it the.
Drummer Spot in your band has, been the windy one it has been quite a few changes every. Few years but. You - you and your twin brother have, been the very essence of article all along what, is wrong, with the drummer place. What. Is well, it is in the end what is wrong but, it's in the end input, versus output what. You put in the band and what comes out, for. The band so, if that is. Close to zero and, negative, publicity. Are. You the boss of the back. Now. We discuss always, we. Have it's, our band it's just me was making the music but, it's our band. It's. Not like that it's our band. There's, been this discussion I've, been witnessing it myself also because my own band stuff but. There's, been this kind of a debate whether, a bat should be polite a democracy. Like all, being kind of are he. Called in the back and, it's. Kind of a dictatorship. Versus, where it's one guy who rules, them all in a way what. Do you think which one is the better one. What. Makes our life is that we have our. Own areas. Of responsibility. Because. My. Jump know the music, it's. My brother's thing to sing it simply. Music. Play. The bass. It's. Like, a big set box where you have your own sand boxes as well yeah but. You are the one responsible about. The music, the actual reefs and all that stuff how. Can you handle that much responsibility, and, wait. When, I can't get my creative thoughts I cannot create music depressed I like, the. Situation. That, I can make. This songs myself because now, that I'd noticed, when. I first time also writes there were calls to the music I can, get the whole, picture. All. The songs much more whole. Because. From, the start even from the one with my ever certain idea I want, the song to end and I can myself without. Other guys use my time you smile, was, until. I am happy with second, thing on the song third, and, kind of make, it the whole although. Some have, them to give it to guys and if they fund something. We. Can improve the songs I'm just happy to put it there so. You. Are the one. Who that with the final words or. Or. Does come from the rest, of the guys. We. Don't have this kind of fun is incontestable. Was the best way there but guys have your ideas we always try the ideas, and, if they never, better think alike I knew all about their things guys, propose. To me which way better than my yes, we of course do still. Buddies. So. You're basically, distilling. The idea to the max all, right. About, this theory this time we go through a different direction with a lighter Spears this one is called Napa. Which is New England India. Pale Ale very. Trendy. Stuff at the moment, but, also very good stuff this is a as, far, as I know. Unfiltered. Beer, usually. Correct, if I'm wrong unusual. Many things but, this. One is clearly the strongest, one of the previous, ones I'm comfortable, or sorry. How, your Pat's hitting. Also a little bit is, fear I know. I don't have the prover and lassies or, touring. Technique but you just have to live with the situation so as we can see this is a. Unfiltered. Beer very. Mushy in a way, clear. Not, typical, beer, for you, know typical. Beer drinker, it's not for the lager, drinkers. What is your opinion, or verdict, is, beer. How. Can I say. Alcohol. Level I'm. Gonna kick sin it gives you a nice body I like this but it's all for the best yeah. This is this is hoppy as well as I suppose the IPA but clearly, a stronger, one because of the two.
First For alcohol. Which, you can kind of, taste. And feel in the body like you said later the evening really yeah, these, are the type of fears that can you suddenly like. Surprise. Drunk as I used to call it when you're just enjoying, beers inside anywhere like all I was higher than whatever to sometime you know to expect it. Exactly. But, your latest. Album has, some unexpected. Ideas being. An arch good album what I mean here is that while. I can, clearly see and hear it's an art good album you know from the cover art which, is done. By your favorite, cover. Artist but also the, music is very much article, but then again it also feels, a little bit nearer, how. Was this possible was, it intentional, you have slow parts, you have mid-tempo, parts, and also this, article, typical, fast tempo parts but it's very diverse very. Versatile. Which makes it very easy to lie. What is intentional, I think. It Republic, space. About the thing that I have, had, three this. Kind of creative. Times. And. I, kind of therapist. On, every time when I started to feel that now women making music. My. Wonderful kind of little bit but. The new LMS, new. LMS to each of these three so one the, certain songs sound really like our old stuff even angel. Kind of stuff then, we. Have. For. The first time at your house I. Went, to track. By track through all the albums it all made sense when, you explain, to me explain. It to me but I was, wondering whether, people could actually get, the same idea when, they are venturing, through the dark paths alone, but when I was listening to the LP version at home when I was trying, to paying attention. To their whole different. Songs are. In the different, say. What. Is the order. You know like, faster, parts and then there's lower parts for, example the, truck, number 55, mm quality was correctly darkness. Has returned the chessmen strong, battery wife, which is not very common but you. Said then you have this can all just live, here like, jumping. On your back. Up the head how did that happen, well. This. Song was something but I in. The beginning didn't even compose. For our code but it was just something, I compost, for, myself. Weird. Drumming, for. The horizontal, for the first two seconds, I was singing it sounds fucking EP for. The third second, I was. Like. Your, feet. It complements, the phenotype, kind. Of making something. Sound. Like. You. Guys it's always great you can write, just amusing especially. Guys I understand, about the music I don't know about the band and what. Kind. Of. On. The album with ourselves, and this summer. Symposium without. Back. To the rooster idea which is also, very known for this lady lon beautiful. Disco madera's refreshing. Refreshment. Factory, of viola. That is a small town in Finland now, we go the dog section, with a porter, this is 6.5. So, a little bit milder tempting New England IPA. Definitely. Stronger, than the previous, one so let's. Concede this is almost, like coffee, like color.
Dog. And. Tasting, today. Something. You have after your meal it's not something you. Think. Especially. Many. People like that after the meal that is a very good point it's kind of a beer that has so kind. Of a strong, nature that. Is not complement say a steak. Salad, or whatever you're having but, a kind of a dessert, beer like oh man I am so stuffed, so, let's force up you know it's a classic people, of drink, this baby for, example, chocolate cake or something yes you need to try it I have. Taste. Maybe. Chocolate cake but some, chocolate, actually works. Really, well. With this kind of a dark beer it's one. Of the stuff. That might sound, but, it actually works. Awkward. Here, we are two black metal guys talking, about chocolate, and beer so let's get back subtract, so. Odd, code tours. Every. Now in different, places you've, been. You. Know like Metallica. Automated. Ways you've. Gone through the exotic, place is also in fast you've done in Finland, of course many times. Which. Kind of places are your, favorites, to play in one I, think. People. Make, them play, stand up with good audience. It's. Not relevant where you are playing. Because. When you are going on stage, you. Don't think where I am playing but the time outside. And. When you are meeting because. That's. Also nice I think. We have played something like 40 countries now. Very. Typical, my contract, my. First idea was what, the fuck do they want us to pay them at the hospital. So. In, order and cannot do this forever and forever you, have some of you have family and, all that stuff so how long you think you, going. These. Are so quick my brother's little time ago when. People. To see their much, more things. For. Us to feel, them, you. Know, kind of token as a black, metal is a kind of river. And a stream that is flowing and we at the rock in the river we are not going anywhere. I think. I can. Follow more safety they say to many people that, we were here before you and we will be here after you this, is a very good point which I'm gonna. Jump. Into as soon. As we have gone. Through or last the, final beer, this. One is called, Imperioli. It, is way of saying Imperial which, is of course Imperial. Stout now, those of you don't know Imperial. Stout this. Is, probably. The beer equivalent, of black. Metal it's really strong it's very extreme, in a way this is 9.2. Not the strongest one but gives you the kind of an idea that this is not a something you just compare with a lager and, think. It's the same kind of breed, so. This is ultra, dark probably. Ultra-heavy. As well as you. Can see really, really, dark if. That was a coffee this, is a coffee with liquid. Blackness, and we, can expect, some extreme, taste as well. So. Really. Coffee. Like smell. Almost and, kind of are lots of small would. You say. It. Strong chocolate coffee. Something. That don't, get it too cold. Or it, will just. Yeah. It won't become too much alcohol, give. It a little bit more warmth, that, doesn't mean like lukewarm, but. It. Will give you the date but some, some work to do basically. Or. King, Diamond. All. That stuff that you know basically, themself across all. Really, different from each other but already, mid-90s. Not, super more copy, getting so, you avoided. That and you have the student on your own pad. In. The beginning like any, band we. Had our own influences. But we turned up in the beginning and. It. Was kind of very clear, for us that we, will experiment. And, when we found the power formula, we will start to stick to it but, of course we. Do, little. Bit change in our music, with. Like with the new album you hear new elements, but we bring them in a controlled, way we, are not kind of never, forgetting where. We started, study. That is really important, for us all. Right so. When. But. I think it's, gotta be. A. Good. Way to celebrate. Create. Agates, exactly. So. What are your final words. To people who don't know article, prior to this interview, how, would you like introduced. Stay. Out of black metal. The, other works and. You. Can always enjoy. Some great, beers, just. That we. Will get you to the final. We. Could have just you know waste these happen. Some. Paper. And a, bunch of other beers I will list them in the description box so you can check them out before, you. Whatever. Thank. You for having. Me at. These beers that's that was five so. Stick. To the facts, and check. Your past and all. That shit.