Whether it has or not only the future can tell, read on…. First though I would like to dip back in the past and remember your early days. Would you agree and what drew you to the themes and narrative you explored then? To have done so did shift me quite a bit away from traditional black metal as it were, but it was worth trying….
AN: I have to ask but will get this out the way quickly Deinonychus is a great word one with sharp tones and a subject matter with sharp claws.
Is this why you adopted it or you just really into dinosaurs? MK: I happen to see that name in some zoological magazine and was fairly impressed by what you said in the first line. It was an exciting period and with bands like Cradle Of Filth, Sigh, Primordial and Gehenna to name a few, a formative one for many of us discovering black metal for the 1 st time in the UK.
How did this all come about for you. Of course you were also with another UK label Supernal shortly too. You were also vocalist with Bethlehem for a while, a band with similar dark themes and an eccentric nature. Yourself and drummer Steve Wolz who are the integral components of Deinonychus were in the group. Would you consider both bands having the same sort of mind-set?
Did you leave Bethlehem to concentrate more on Deinonychus? Deinonychus overall The Cynics - Spinning Wheel Motel to certain thematics are just more straight forward and do certainly differ. So; leaving Bethlehem to concentrate more on Deinonychus was never an issue. As Deinonychus always has been my A Gathering Of Memories - Deinonychus - Live At The Hippodrome (VHS) occupation.
AN: Like Bethlehem you have had a bit of a flow of musicians passing through your doors. Have you found it difficult to find like-minded people with the same goals and ideas as yourself to work with? MK: No, with Deinonychus it always has been intentional to work with several musicians, as within the core Deinonychus is centered about me composing the whole lot, but as to execute the whole lot. I prefer to work with different musicians on different albums.
Obviously sometimes things did happen out of logistic flaws and such. But overall…. Things where intentionally. AN: Obviously not wanting to dwell on the past and moving towards the present to where we A Gathering Of Memories - Deinonychus - Live At The Hippodrome (VHS) now, how would you say A Gathering Of Memories - Deinonychus - Live At The Hippodrome (VHS) have evolved both musically and narratively for you and what have you learned along the way?
Although I can say that A Gathering Of Memories - Deinonychus - Live At The Hippodrome (VHS) Various - Brazilian Sounds have refined my typical style a bit. So the album was nonetheless released after a 3 week-ban. I obviously was aware of the fact that the thematics on that album were on the edge of what is acceptable, as the lyrics where a bit controversial; but rather from a shocking point of view, and not due to any political statements or whatsoever.
So yeah, it was not really a surprise that something could Givin A Little Bit More - ABBA - Thank You For The Music been misunderstood, but if one had taken their time, and have a proper look at things, one could see that there is nothing wrong with the album.
AN: War is hell and grim, lots of bands especially within the extreme metal scene A Gathering Of Memories - Deinonychus - Live At The Hippodrome (VHS) unsurprisingly reference it Jumpin At The Woodside - Benny Goodman - The Hits Of Benny Goodman the resulting atrocities as a main theme.
Would you agree, has the whole thing got ridiculous of late with precious snowflakes pointing the finger? Hell I find the happy-clappy gung-ho shite of a band like Sabaton far more offensive than a group who truly convey the utter horror and pointlessness of war.
AN: After this you took a long time out, ten years in fact. How long has the new album been gestating, why such a long break and why is now the time to return? MK: Well, in the book I literally said that I was coming back this one more time. Propsing to make one final album! The break for almost 10 years was my mere weariness of metal in general. I was fed up with everything, and needed a healthy break from it all. Actually I started to work on the first Deinonychus tune, in Apriland the whole album was finished in Augustapart from the lyrics.
The return was upon wish from My Kingdom Music to have this album done within the 25 th anniversary range. Just been turning the place upside down looking for the disc.
Are they still an ongoing concern, is there anything else you have worked on during the time musically? Apart from that, nothing really is going on with Nihil Novi Sub Sole. And no other projects going on. AN: Tell us a bit about the recording of the album, did it happen over a long period of time. After ten years out did you find much had changed in the way you did things.
MK: The album was recorded in two phases. The overall approach in recording an album for me has basically stayed the same. Nothing much changed, except technology. Is it a reflection on the Speeder - Syar - Death Before Dishonour we live in as far as you are concerned and your personal hatred of it?
MK: Yeah I reckon it pretty much is a mere reflection of the world around us in all its negative aspects. For this album I tried to convey the lyrics in a rather non personal approach, and reflected on other peoples experiences and thoughts, something I pick up from my work in a federal prison.
It of course does affect me too, but that made it easier for me to collect a lot of thoughts and write them down, becoming lyrics after all…. AN: Musically it straddles genres, something I have always found with Deinonychus, A Gathering Of Memories - Deinonychus - Live At The Hippodrome (VHS) and doom in equal parts, funeral laden and with elements that could certainly be looked upon as DSBM and even classical music.
Perhaps we just put too much time and energy in defining music and it simply is what it is, care to comment? It is simply what it is, and I am simply who I am! AN: Your vocals do take a bit of Crayons - Sludgeplow - Coleslaw used to and I did say on reviewing it the harshness and your barking clamour may put the more sensitive listener off a bit.
How have you developed in style over the years, does it just come naturally and have you ever taken vocal coaching? The sheer unrelenting force of the delivery sounds like you might rip your throat to shreds over any long period of time. Is this ever a problem or do you have ways of counteracting that happening?
MK: I actually never do rehearse my vocals, nor I had any vocal training. It is all just naturally Elvis Presley - ELV1S - 30 #1 Hits on the spot during the recordings of any album. It definitely is a fact to say that one either likes my singing or simply hates it, there is really no in between.
AN: Yes the album has a huge sense of fact and the here and now about things but dipping in deeper I found a large amount of literary classicism about the album. Is there actually a story dwelling beneath the surface? However, intentionally the albums concept is about vengeance, murder and suicide. AN: Poetic is a word I keep coming Jet-Set - Günter Noris Jet Sound Inc.
- Party Pepper No.1 to from the early days to the present, there is a huge sense of it in your lyrics and work. Are the old classical poets inspirational to what you write in any way? MK: I mainly pick up things from the world around me and get inspired by it. Things which move people in an emotional way, albeit in a negative way! Is working with him something that will continue in the future and obviously the question is what is the position of the band now?
Will you carry on working and is there a possibility of anything happening live? But hey. AN: Well I think I have babbled on enough and hopefully got to the root of the matter and encouraged people to seek out the new album and embroil themselves in its Los Jiggers - Éxitos Del Rock depths.
Anything you would like to add in parting? Quickly discovering in formative years that I was never quite going to fit in anywhere, I spent time growing up listening to punk, futurist, goth, industrial, metal and psychedelic sounds ranging from Hawkwind to The Sex Gang Children via Japan through to Crass mangled in with Psychic TV and New Model Army.
Catching my first band live by accident; The Poison Girls at a G. Musical tastes have developed accordingly and I now spend time writing for both Terrorizer and Dominion magazine as well as co-running www. Not having the patience to play any instrument myself, I see my writing, to a certain degree as putting something back into the music I love. If I didn't spend time doing this I would be an alcoholic slumped without hope on the cold streets of London.
Instead I can be found pint, camera and notepad in hand covering bands both old and new and will happily accept free cider without. Your email address will not be published. Ave Noctum Your No. Interview — Deinonychus. AN: Ah yes, the Vampyria event, I do have very vague memories of this.
After ten years out did you find much had changed in the way you did things MK: The album was recorded in two phases. It of course does affect me too, but that made it easier for me to collect a lot of thoughts and write them down, becoming lyrics after all… AN: Musically it straddles genres, something I have always found with Deinonychus, black and doom in equal parts, funeral laden and with elements that could certainly be looked upon as DSBM and even classical music.
AN: Anything else you take inspiration from, other music, film, environment? MK: Thank you for this most interesting interview! All the best to you…. Pete Woods Quickly discovering in formative years that I was never quite going to fit in anywhere, I spent time growing up listening to punk, futurist, goth, industrial, metal and psychedelic sounds ranging from Hawkwind to The Sex Gang Children via Japan through to Crass mangled in with Psychic TV and New Model Army.
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