Interview - GraabeinBy: Taaken
Tell us about Graabein and your ideological views and thoughts.
Graabein was founded in 2000 by Robert, Taaken and Helge, if I'm not entirely wrong.
We founded the band out of love for metal, but we later developed our music into having something to say. Our ideology right now is to tell everyone one who believe they know or can predict shit, to fuck off.. Our thoughts? Fuck you!
Could you tell us about your musical influences?
Our or my musical influences takes us back to the 80's.
Twisted Sister, Iron Maiden, Sodom, Destruction and other German thrash bands.
We're equally influenced by "newer" black/thrash metal bands like Carpathian Forest, Aura Noir, Audiopain and other fucks with the right mind of metal.
How is it to front the type of music you represent, in a already well-fed black metal scene?
Doesn't make a fucking difference to me.
Most bands that exist today should've died and fucked themselves away many years ago. Some of them sound and appear alright, but in mind are worthless.
Predictable drivel from mindless assholes!
Have you got response from record companies, or do still struggle to get credits for your, undoubtedly great, music?
We haven't really been searching for it that much up to this point.
We will do an effort to make it happen after the demo we're recording at the moment, and perhaps others will think what you think about our music.
What could you say, is the reason for, that bands in the pit, have so big troubles getting cred and acknowledgement in the channels that pulls the right strings?
(Magazines, record companies, and in the end, music buyers).
That might be because of the bands that stay in the pit mostly remain politically incorrect. And because of this narrow minded "let's stop the world in tragedy" world that we live in are not ready to accept them(us) for what we are, and want to be.
I would say that you've made a shitload of changes, when it comes to bandmembers, and also within the band..... Have you settled with a competent linup now?
This line-up is probably the strongest we've had.
I'm not sure if it'll remain the same in the future, although I wouldn't mind.
Changes has to be made to make this hateful instrument work properly.
I heard that you co-supported Carpathian Forest on drums, for one gig.
How was it to participate and work with these eminent musicians?
Rumours, rumours, rumours.
I played session drums for Nattefrost on his first concert at Tribute, Sandnes.
I did not play for or with Carpathian Forst, just with Nattefrost and Vrangsinn from the mentioned band. But all in all, it was a great experience, and a small honour to play with people who actually has the right ideology when it comes to real black metal.
I was so lucky to experience Graabein live, a few week's ago.
Unfortunately (or not) you played at a youth club. Which means no alcohol.....
But I must admit, that the aprox. 30 peoples attended the concert, got what they came for.
Thanx for a fucking great concert.
What's your opinion?
First of, thank you for attending the show, and for your kind words.
The concert went fine, no argument there.
The sound was not optimal, but the audience did seem to enjoy themselves
(sexually or not), so it was a fun experience, nevertheless.
What does "Black Unholy Cowbell Music" stand for?
Hehe, I have this stupid idea that we might be the first or only black metal band to use a cowbell when playing drums. Therefore "black unholy COWBELL thrash", which was the right music description.
I resence a vague "touch" of CF, when i both hear your music played live, and by reading what you write on your homepage...
Could it be so, that we can draw parallels, between them and Graabein?
The music of Carpathian Forest has indeed inspired me, so one parallel can be drawn.
I would never compare myself or my music to the band itself,
all I can say that I believe is that we might've had the same inspirations when it came/comes to writing our music. After all, fuck you are two very important words.
You also play drums in another local BM band, Tyrant.
Can you tell us something about that Band?
Yes, I do. And no I can't…
Well, Tyrant is more Swedish inspired black metal band with more lyrics about Satan than Graabein. The music has more melody, and less thrash than Graabein.
I refuse to say another fucking word about it! ;)
What are the future activities of Graabein? More demo-work or live acts?
We're recording our fifth demo at the time.
A grim fucking piece of black/thrash work of hateful art.
A disaster piece of fuck you and feces!
No live acts have been planned, we'll focus on the demo at hand above all.
Open slot.... If you want to add something to this view.
Thanks and good luck with future struggle against the rotten society.
Hails to Taaken and Graabein
Thanks for interview, fuckface.
Check out www.graabein.tk for updates on what the fuck is going on.
Sign the guest book and please tell us how sexy we look in makeup,
and order a copy of "Black Unholy Thrash Metal" when it's done.
For now, fuckers. Bye!
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