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Description :- Formed in late 2011. Festering Remains started out as a Black Metal band called "Demonic Funeral, at the time, only Erik and EX-member Oliver were running the band. Although after some time they both realized they wanted to play Death Metal, so with a bit of contacting, Tim Svanberg was announced to be the bands new vocalist, the band name was changed and then Festering Remains was created. After a while Oliver Dahlbäck decided to quit the band. Festering Remains plays Brutal Death Metal with alot of elements of "Old School" Death Metal and pretty much almost every kind of element there is to be found in Death Metal.
Vishal - Can i get the story of your band and biography? What is the meaning of Festering Remains for the band?
Tim - Before Festering Remains was the name of the band it was called "Demonic Funeral". Demonic Funeral was a Black Metal project that Erik(The Guitarist of Festering Remains) and Oliver Dahlbäck (Our former drummer). Erik although, had always been more of a Death Metal person than a Black Metal person. Erik wanted to play Death Metal and Oliver agreed to changing the bands style since he also wanted to try something new(He had never been in a Death Metal band before). Oliver knew me, so he brought me into the band to be the new vocalist. But they wanted to change the name and so did I, so we started to come up with different names until I finally came up with "Festering Remains" and the band was created in late december 2011. We had band practices all the time, but after a while of trying to rehearse the songs we were writing back then in early 2012, Oliver seemed to lack some motivation to play in the band. He was constantly messing up during rehearsals because he didn't really want to play them. He didn't like playing Death Metal although he was a big fan of the music. So he quit the band and Erik and I continued on without him. We were ready to put all of our spare time into this band so we continued to write our debut EP we were planning on releasing. We had already been working on the songs for about 3 months, and we spent the other 7 months contiuing to write it. We finally got to record it in October 2012 and on the 25th of October, we made an own online release of the EP. And that's the bands current story.
Vishal - What are the lyrical themes you guys use in your song?gore, horror, politics, anti religion etc..
Tim - The songs on the EP are all Horror/Gore songs. Every time i was to write lyrics for a song i watched a horror movie before beginning with the work. For example, our song "Deformed Hillbilly" is based on the Wrong Turn movies. Although, we're currently writing a new EP. And i've changed the lyrical theme a little bit. The gore is still in there, but i have also added alot of psychological elements into the lyrics.
Vishal - How it feels to be in a Underground Scene? And do you appreciate your local scene?
Tim - It feels great! Erik and I are both die-hard Death Metal fans. And we mostly listen to Brutal Death Metal which is a pretty underground scene, being apart of it is something we've dreamed about for years. Our local scene is pretty good, we have a few local Death Metal bands that are both great. Like the Death Metal band Daemonicus and our friends in the Melodic Death Metal band Fisherman's Death. Also bands like Meshuggah and the Black Metal band Naglfar are also from this city we live in, but there's also a HUGE amount of Metalcore bands that aren't really too much of our taste.
Vishal - Which are the bands that have influenced your band most?
Tim - We have alot of different influences, but some of the bands that has inspired us alot are: Viral Load, Gorgasm, Putrid Pile and Suffocation.
Vishal - What are the future plans of Festering Remains? any tours, releases, recordings etc.
Tim - There will be a physical release of our debut EP "Stabbed Beyond All Recognition" coming soon. We're writing a second EP at the moment and searching for more members to start playing shows.
Vishal - What is your opinion on sites posting Underground Materials?
Tim - We don't really care about it too much. As long as they ask us if they can post it and not downloads it for free and posts our music with out asking. We're both against downloading.
Vishal - How do you feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres..
Tim - These "Core" genres(Not Grindcore though! We both love that shit) are most often music that's not of our taste. I listen to a very small amount of Deathcore, which is like two bands. And like one Metalcore band. And it's pretty much the same thing for Erik. But if it's good none of us cares about the genre of the music, but we do think these genres are bad since they have such few bands that we think are good.
Vishal - In general term extreme metal isn't appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this?
Tim - It's nothing that bothers me really. I don't really get complaints about my music or anything. And if someone that's not a fan of the music tries to argue with me about why it's so "bad" they never know a shit about what they are talking about. I'm happy extreme music isn't something that every person on the planets listens to. It would be really boring if that was the case in my opinion. I've never wanted to be like everybody else anyway.
Vishal - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off the band hard work and illegally downloads their music?
Tim - I despise downloading, a lot. I think it's important to support the bands that you listen to so that they can continue making music. But i don't mind of people chooses to download as long as they're not trying to convince me that downloading is better than buying, because it's not. If anyone tries to convince me downloading is better than buying the music I will tell them to fuck off. I'm against it, but people has they're free will to do whatever they do. So if they want to download, fine. But it's not going to change my opinion about the subject.
Vishal - Beside Festering Remains you have any other projects too?
Tim - No, not really.
Vishal - Is it hard surviving in underground Scene?
Tim - We haven't really been apart of it for too long, but I think it's not that hard as long as you stay dedicated to what you do. But you can't live of off your music unless you're Cannibal Corpse, but you can still be apart of the scene as long as you keep doing what you want to do in it.
Vishal - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?
Tim - I'd prefer if it stayed underground. If the whole world would listen to Metal it wouldn't be the same thing in my opinion. I've never wanted to be like everybody else and I never wanna be. Metal is something of my own that i can keep close to me, because there's nothing i'm more passionate about. I want to be able to keep feeling that way about the music and the entire community that Metal is.
Vishal - What is your opinion on the current state of underground metal?
Tim - I think it's at a good position at the moment, it's growing within the metal community and i hope it keeps doing that so that more bands will be able to reach out to more people within the Metal scene.
Vishal - Which is the album you want to take to your grave?
Tim - Killing on Adrenaline by Dying Fetus. My favorite album of all time by my favorite Death Metal band of all time.
Vishal - Can you recommend us some good bands from Sweden for our readers?
Tim - Two bands from our city: Daemonicus (Death Metal) and Fisherman's Death (Melodic Death Metal).
Also two more Swedish bands that really deserves more attention: Hatecharge (Death Metal) and Void (Experimental Death Metal).
Vishal - Support Local Metal, how much you agree on this quote?
Tim - To 110%
Vishal - Where do our readers can buy and listen Festering Remains music and any other merchandise?
Tim - Not really sure what you're meaning right now.. But if you're referring to our merch and music, CD's of our debut EP will be avaviable soon, and we will also be getting shirts in the nearest future.
Vishal - Do you remember the feeling of your first show with Festering Remains? and how did the crowd reacted to your first show?
Tim - We haven't played any shows yet. But when we finally have our first one I'm sure it will be great!
Vishal - In near future if any band from Nepal aproaches to you for a Split Album, are you going to approve this?
Tim - As long as It's a good band that we ourselves would enjoy listening to, yes.
Vishal - What do you hate most? Like anything..
Tim - Probably religious propaganda. And alot of other religion-related shit too.
Vishal - Your dream metal fest line up?
Tim - Every band that i like, hahahaha.
Vishal - How do you look at this when Vocalist says "LOIFE" instead of "LIFE", is it a trend or..?
Tim - I don't really mind that.
Vishal - Quick top 5 albums we must have in our collection.
Tim - Dying Fetus - Killing on Adrenaline, Obituary - Cause of Death, Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God, Cerebral Bore - Maniacal Miscreation & Lord Belial - Enter the Moonlight Gate. These are not all of my favorite albums of all time. But some of the favorites in my own collection.
Vishal - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Tim - Nope, it seems all fine to me!But i can add that Festering Remains consists of me, Tim Svanberg - Vocals, Lyrics and Erik Karlsson - Guitars, music.