Interview With Chaosbreed
Interview By Luxi Lahtinen
It´s brutally marvelous to the bone. It´s harder than any known stone. It´s got a
heavier, more pulverizing, more crushing and more pummeling sound than many other Finnish
´poser bands (!)´ These guys are into it for real. It´s a new infamous breed on the
Finnish metal map better spitted out under a moniker Chaosbreed who are so real deal that
they just cannot be ignored in the long run. Chaosbreed is no less than
Taneli Jarwa (ex-Sentenced, The Black League) on vocals, Esa Holopainen
(ex-Violent Solution, Amorphis) on guitar, Oppu Laine (ex-Nux Vomica/Amorphis,
Mannhai) on bass, Marko Tarwonen (also in Moonsorrow, The Wicked) on
guitar and Nalle Österman (previously in Gandalf) on drums. The guys have
achieved the highest grades in an infamous observation class of ´old-school Stockholm Death
Metal´ and they have been made of all ´dismembers´, ´entombeds´, carnages´ and just
even more - believe me!! Just recently I decided to put them for one more test for
Metal-Rules.com in order to ´peel the flesh from their bones´, to see whether
even more under the surface they would have wanted to reveal about themselves. And they
Read the rest about them from an interview they did exclusively for
Metal-Rules.com just a short while ago. The whole band was present, poor me
First of all, would you tell us in your own words what Chaosbreed is all about, and
what made you guys started this ambitious Death Metal ´project´ in the very first place?
Nalle: Only death is real
Esa: It's about having great time with great dudes, drinking booze and playing our
great shit. Not much to think, but that's what Chaosbreed is about from my point of view.
Oppu, Marko and Nalle had this idea with forming a Death Metal band and do shit what we
all enjoyed in the early 90's.
Oppu: Weve planned to form a Death Metal group for years, and as we did the Chuck
Schuldiner charity gig last year and got into playing brutal stuff again, it was natural
to go on.
Marko: I´ve always wanted to play Death Metal, but I ended up in the stupid Prog-Rock
band with ex- Amorphis dude Kasper who, by the way, has a major part in Chaosbreed, too!!
What´s his ´role´ in your ´unholy union´ then?
Marko: You should behold of ´The One-Fingered Keyboard Wizard from The Grave´!!!
You have many known Finnish band members in the line-up. How much do you honestly
believe it has some effect on labels when they will find out the ´super´ line-up of
Chaosbreed? Do you think that even with this line-up alone consisting of a bunch of known
metal musician from some already established Finnish metal acts, some labels would already
be probably willing and ready to sign you without even hearing your music first; just
counting 1+1 would make you a relatively remarkable yet somewhat profitable artist for
some certain label?
Taneli: I dont think anyone could honestly be so foolish as to bet their money on
something like this before hearing one single tune! At least I hope not! Generally,
Id like to believe that the UG metal thing has not become that blatantly calculative
and commercial during these last years. But what the hell do I know, since
Ive been out of it for more or less the last decade? Besides, ´my name is
´ anyway, for that matter
Nalle: Like Spinal Tap once put it: Gimme some moo-neeey
waiting for all the rotten vegetables and coins that will start flying when we enter the
stage with our putrefacted stench of rotten death metal: hey, there we have a free meal
and some money for beer! Thank you in advance!
Esa: Of course it counts if there's known musicians in the band, labels are interested
because they can sell albums with these guys´ names. I believe there are no labels except
Relapse and Earache who would sign without hearing your shit.
Oppu: No label has so far suggested a deal to us without hearing the material. Of
course we didnt expect it to happen!
Marko: I´d say if our demo won´t make any impression I´m out of this band!!!
Would you consider this particular line-up as some sort of an ideal line-up for
churning out a mix of both old-school Swedish - and Floridian sounding Death Metal? I
happen to know all of you have your Death Metal backgrounds in quite a few different Death
Metal bands already, so I bet to get all these familiar faces to play in the very same
project, actually wasn´t that hard thing to accomplish after all (
or was it?)
Esa: It really wasn't, I still like old Entombed, Dismember, Grave stuff so having idea
with Chaosbreed was great.
Oppu: I think there is not too much of Florida-influences in Chaosbreed at all.
Ive always thought that every other band from the Florida groups than Morbid Angel
and Terrorizer were absolute crap! Generally US-Death Metal sucks real bad in my opinion.
Marko: Except Autopsy!
Oppu: Oh, not to mention Death too
Nalle: Some American bands I have liked are Morbid Angel, Obituary, Death, Atheist and
Nocturnus, but the rest of the crop
Just not my cup of tea. I prefer GG Allin.
Taneli: I was a bit skeptical at first, but as soon as I heard the song
material and the drive in the band’s playing I decided to go for it! Come
hell or high water!
Nalle: Variety is the spice of life, after jerking off for a few years straight I
thought it was time to do something even less useful with my life. So I ended up to play
death metal. By the way, Jesus turned water into wine but Black Jesus will make it
´Salmiakkikoskenkorva´! So I stick with Black Jesus. This band is not a joke.
Could you also claim that each of you is 100% into this ´project band´. Excuse me
by inquiring some specific facts, but somehow it looks kind of strange and odd to me to
see guys like Esa from Amorphis and Oppu from Mannhai to do this kind of stuff nowadays as
some hard facts speak against these particular two guys in question as far as musical
likings (or dislikings) are concerned. As far as know, neither Esa or Oppu have been
listening to any Death Metal stuff for years any longer, so what made them to change their
minds and come into this Death Metal ´project´ as some facts still remains the same:
They haven´t been listening to any Death Metal at their own spare time for quite a few
years, so how come they can be 100% into what Chaosbreed represents and is all about
musically? That´s something I simply refuse to understand, I´m sorry
, sorry Oppu, but I was under that impression that you hardly dig any
´extreme´ metal stuff any longer
Hmm, little I did know as far as some of your
interests on that ´harder side´ of metal are concerned, sorry
So, I was just
wondering whether you have always been digging Death Metal even since you stepped aside
from Amorphis and formed Mannhai with Joanitor from Xysma (R.I.P.)? I´m just a bit
curious - that´s all
Oppu: Actually its true that I sort of got sick of metal in the mid 90s,
but I think it was just a healthy reaction all in all. But in fact, Im not into
Stoner Rock either, though Mannhai is considered of being a Stoner -band
purists have never showed any intelligence in this case, and Im proud to say that
Im not true, if you know what I mean?
Taneli: I haven’t been following the metal scene in any of its forms
for so many years that I neither have the slightest idea (nor interest) of
what’s going on in there - except for the obvious Him/Stratovarius/CoB
-axis, which to me represents rather the downfall of metal than anything
else. In my opinion the most dynamic and unorthodox spheres are nowadays
captured in some very different circles altogether. However, I’ve never
got rid of the records that I used to like, listen and love at some point
in my life, so the Death Metal albums that made an impact on me in the
turn of the 80’s/90’s are still close to my heart and spinning on my
turntable whenever I feel like it. Besides, who the hell knows and who the
hell cares what Esa or Oppu are listening to at their spare time? Do you
really believe that all the Slayer -guys are still only listening to old
Venom or The Haunted all the time (all their ´venoms´ and ´the haunteds´
go under one name nowadays, I´m afraid: Slipk! not - Luxi notes!)? So very
naive and narrow-minded of you, old timer, no offense.
What I meant with my question, is that if you haven´t cared a shit or followed the
scene - and especially the Death Metal scene for many years - as what I honestly yet
mistakenly thought both Esa and Oppu haven´t been doing, then how the hell are you
supposed to become thrilled and enthusiastic about the whole thing like all of a sudden
and make other people convinced that you are 100% into it, y´know what I mean by all
this?! That´s the reason why I thought I just had to inquire some facts straight
concerning this. And no offense taken either, pal! (Luxi comments politely back to Mr.
Nalle: I happen to know for a fact that Oppu only listens to Norwegian Black Metal and
Esa only listens to Singaporean underground bands. As for me personally, I only listen to
GG Allin and Hortto Kaalo. We are responsible for the decline of western civilization.
SARS! What a fucking project band? This doesnt feel like your average project band,
but something way bigger. Time shall tell how this will take off. I will take off my
clothes for the time being
Thanks for shedding some light on this issue, bro!! I had no idea that this is more
like a ´real´ band instead of some half-assed ´project´ type of thing. Now having the
topic Death Metal up, is there Nalle some new band - or some bands that have made you a
relatively huge impression lately by churning out absolutely ripping debut albums like a
bold from a crystal-clear sky? And I wanna fuckin´ point out that I´m talking about some
´only-death-is-real´ Death Metal bands - and NOT any Gothenburg type of melo-Death Metal
acts by any means?
Nalle: After starting to run the Club Rock Hell-thing at Stella Star Club
late 2002, I have received numerous good demos from different Finnish brutal acts. Some
bands that have caught my attention are Deepred, Pain Confessor, Total Devastation,
Deathchain, Zero Industry, Wounds and Dauntless. Brutal fuckin metal!! Not all of
those bands are style-wise my cup of tea, but I can appreciate where they are coming from
and also approve the hard work they are putting towards their bands.
Esa: I'm sorry for you Luxi if you think this way.
Sorry Esa, but for me it was kind of tough to believe you could still be into this
type of extreme shit and even play in some band this type of shit that could come straight
from your heart and soul. Namely I have been reading several Amorphis interviews during
all these past years or so where you have hardly mentioned any Death Metal bands by name
if some certain interviewer has asked some of your latest musical ´discoveries´ from you
that you have seriously been into what they are musically all about, y´know. But as I
seem to be completely mistaken about you Esa if we still keep this issue present for a
while, would you give us some fair examples about those Death Metal bands and albums that
you could say you have honestly been into and digging as of lately? I´m just dying to
find out this directly from you if you don´t mind - not having any intentions to push you
against the wall and twist your arm or anything, heh!
Esa: Well, to answer to this quite fanatical question the fact is that
Ive never stopped digging good old Swedish Death Metal releases. I really dont
care and most of all, I dont have to prove my loyality for non-existencing
scene or to anyone. Sorry Luxi, but you sound a bit like fanatical Manowar
There´s nothing either fanatical or hypocrital either in my
question; just wanted to put some facts straight with that particular question
that´s all. Who´s ´Manowar´, by the way
?! ;) However, let´s move on
the Swedish Death Metal killing patrols Murder Squad and Bloodbath were some sort of
inspirations for you that pretty much put ´the old blood´ flowing in your veins for the
´90s sounding Death Metal which eventually made you think why we Finns couldn´t come up
with something like that as well as we do have our past Death Metal roots as well; with
bands like Funebre, Abhorrence, Sacred Crucifix and stuff like that?
Esa: No. I think our promo shots are equal to Funebre´s.
Taneli: Sorry, I haven’t heard the products of these bands, so can’t
comment on that. What put the ”old blood” flowing in my veins (if you
really want to stick to that) was mainly the Chuck Schuldiner -tribute gig
that we did with Oppu, Nalle and a couple of other guys. At first I wasn’t
quite sure whether I could still handle the vocals in that genre, but at
least now after recording the demo, I’m pretty fuckin’ positive that it
sounds more convincing than back when I was 16 years and 30 kgs lighter,
Nalle: Who are Murder Squad and Bloodbath? New viruses?! New Death Metal patrols (like
Cadaver Inc.)? Sorry I tend to prefer SARS!! If you see Ertzy and Heiska from Funebre or
the Abhorrence -boys, say hello to them from me. At this point I would like to say hi to
Nadja Peulen, by the way.
Oppu: No way! Ive never heard of Bloodbath and Murder Squads debut
didnt sound very inspiring
Marko: I think Murder Squad is pretty good in their shit. Fuck, they even got Chris
Reifert to their album! *jealous*
As you seem to be digging most these Swedish old-school deathsters out of 5 of you
guys in the band, could you tell by your own words what´s actually that specific thing in
Murder Squad which you find totally appealing and interesting in them?
Marko: They sound so cool and I find it very entertaining trying to hear all the
rip-offs from their songs! That however is not what Chaosbreed is doing (sic!).
The name ´Chaosbreed´ most obviously has been ´borrowed´ from the semi-legendary
CLANDESTINE album by Entombed that contains a song titled Chaos Breed. Well,
why do you think that particular name was the most representative and fitting for the name
of this project and would you also inform us whether there were some other nominees for
you to be pondered over for naming this project? I was actually hearing that you had some
talk about using such name as ´Hollowman´ for the name of this ´project´ - amongst
other names as well as a matter of speaking
Taneli: My suggestions were Hell Mouth or The Unspeakable, but since the rest of the
group opted for Chaosbreed, I felt obliged to give in. Especially considering Nalles
suggestion, Genitalia, which in turn would lend its connotations to something way more
bizarre, like Anal Cunt or Meat Shits
NOT the thing were trying to do here -
at least I hope so, heh heh
Nalle: Fuck, Genitalia was the ultimate name for a brutal Death/Grind band. Anal Cunt
and Meat Shits are only for wussies and pussies; Genitalia is the real deal. Genitalia
will only make snuff albums and demos, as all the musicians and engineers will have their
genitals sewed in a sewer and will eternally rot in pain! Seth Putnam, eat your heart out!
Oppu: I preferred GENITALIA to the end!!!
Marko: So why don´t we start a side project Genitalia? I´m definitely
Esa: I bet you didn't hear me talking anything. Genitalia was Nalle´s idea for this
band name, but Chaosbreed sounded way cool and overall represented better how this band
Is there some particular ´atmosphere´ or ´feeling´ you´d like to reach with
Chaosbreed musically? Now I´m referring to some certain atmospheres with this particular
question that you are able to sense out of Entombed´s CLANDESTINE or Autopsy´s MENTAL
FUNERAL albums, for example. Is that something you are looking for Chaosbreed as well,
kind of trying to find a formula for that ´90s Death Metal sound more than anything
Nalle: In my opinion Clandestine features musically some of the best songs Entombed
have ever written, but Nickes vocals basically suck. Sorry Nicke! But I am happy
that Nicke found his voice with The Hellacopters, they rock!
Taneli: Copycatting is never the way to achieve anything. The
influences are obvious, but not the end in its self! I used to dig more of
the dirty, rugged, unproduced sound of the early demos from bands like
Grave, Carnage, Grotesque + the first albums of Death, Autopsy, Pestilence
and Entombed. As far as I’m concerned, after that very short phase in time
Death Metal in its primitive ”punkish” form had already been more or less
defined and done. What I hope we can achieve with Chaosbreed is some of
the feeling (or drive) on those recordings (AND of our very early own
bands, too!) with the sole difference that now years later and several
musical paths having been crossed and intertwined we could concentrate
solely on doing Death Metal as Death Metal without letting our diverse
personal musical ambitions get in the way. At least the enthusiasm is
there, call me a moron if you will!
Nalle: After taking one step forward and two steps back for too many years it was time
for me to take one step back and two steps forward instead, dont you think? Dig up
Esa: Well, that's what it's about. We try to come up with an unique ´Ceebbarit´
sound. Marko: I´m glad if we can get that trendy Stockholm sound even close!
Oppu: CLANDESTINE is one of the lousiest Entombed album in my opinion, whereas on the
other hand MENTAL FUNERAL simply shreds, and I truly hope we could reach the groove and
soundscape of LEFT HAND PATH. With Tomas Skogsberg Im sure well make it!!
Do you Oppu still consider him as one of the best producers around for a classic
(Swedish) old-school Death Metal sound and do you believe he has the best understanding
for this kind of music anyway? You are experienced with Thomas´ production skills as you
recorded two 1st albums and BLACK WINTER DAY E.P. with Amorphis at Sunlight Studios - and
Thomas was there for creating Sunlight´s ´magical´ trademark sound for those
aforementioned three releases. What kind of guy is he really according to your past
experiences with him?
Oppu: I guess Tomas is not very fashionable to work with these days, as he doesnt
use the fucking Pro-tools and doesnt bother to fix every little mistake.
Hes not the easiest guy to work with, and Sunlight aint the classiest studio
there is, but he after all is a father of Swedish/Scandinavian Death Metal sound and best
at what he does. Theres loads of both good - AND bad experiences on working in
Sunlight, but whatta heck, Tomas is the only option to produce stuff like Chaosbreed. Is
there any specific ´Swedish-made´ Death Metal album for you Marko that has kind of the
most ideal sound you´d like to achieve for the Chaosbreed´s debut outburst, f.ex.?
Marko: Carnages DARK RECOLLECTIONS, that´s all I can think of at the moment.
If there was a person who had never heard your band before, and still would be damn
curious to hear how this Chaosbreed all the way from Finland sound like exactly - and you
should give her/him an idea of the band´s sound by picking up 3 albums that are closest
content-wise to the Chaosbreed -stuff, then what those 3 particular albums could be? I
know, by naming just 3 albums surely ain´t any that easy task to do, but give it a fair
try anyway, will ya
Nalle: These three records you will NEVER get from me for free, buy them from some shop
instead: Slayer - REIGN IN BLOOD, Carnage - DARK RECOLLECTIONS, GG Allin & the Murder
Junkies - BRUTALITY & BLOODSHED FOR ALL.
Esa: We sound and look like guys your mother doesn't want to meet.
Marko: Obviously DARK RECOLLECTIONS, LEFT HAND PATH and PRIVILEGE OF EVIL, hah!
Oppu: 1. Autopsy - SEVERED SURVIVAL, 2. Entombed LEFT HAND PATH and 3. Chaosbreed -
So, are you telling me that your debut album will be unleashed under that particular
? Does it have any ´deeper´ meaning hiding in it?
Oppu: Some people might see the meaning of the title UNLEASHED CARNAGE, but so far
its just a title for the 1st demo. I think we could come out with something more
original with the album title?
Taneli: Just forget about it!!! We have 3 songs recorded as a demo, how
do you think you can define our sound more specifically? To give you
something anyhow, Chaosbreed does NOT sound like: Suffocation, Cannibal
Corpse or Malevolent Creation.
you have 3 full songs recorded already for this demo, so you
should be able to define both your sound and direction a bit at least in my opinion based
on those existing yet recorded songs. I bet your up-coming stuff from those 3 particular
songs forward, won´t have that drastical musical changes concept-wise; I strongly yet
honestly believe your sound will still remain brutal, heavy and yet very uncompromising,
so let´s not agrue about that matter any further. Well then, you have been working with
your 3-song promo that will be available through your own website as soon as you have one.
As far as I know, the interest toward it has already been relatively huge even if it´s
not been released officially anywhere yet
Oppu: Yeah, thats true
Taneli: Working, indeed… we laid down the songs in a couple of takes at
a lousy old rehearsal place, just like there had been a time warp of 15
years! It’s a goddamn dirty old demo, but at least it´s more intense than
your average Cake Walk recording.
Nalle: It was very hard work for me indeed
Sitting still on my drum stool for two
hours straightand not being able to play one single tune to have that engineer find the
ultimate fucked up drum sound. Hard work indeed!! Thankfully Karhu -beer provided me some
So, is there someone working with a Chaosbreed´s official homepage already? If so,
what kind of things do you have plans to include for it? Some killer shots from your crazy
and heavy ´kaljaa koneeseen´-drinking sessions taken straight from your unholy rehearsal
place so that media could use them for their interviews when they get a chance to bullshit
with you guys; these kind of pics could be found from your miscellaneous section, of
course!! But seriously again, some mp3s, news section, live section, discussion forum,
etc. etc. could obviously be found from the Chaosbreed site, but I let you go on from this
now, what else?
Marko: We have a very experienced Swedish (of course!) webmaster doing our site and he
likes to drink enormous amounts of Lapin Kulta beer every damn day, so this matter is on
very good basis. I don´t know what he´s up to yet.
You have obviously been receiving some interest from labels as well, am I right? Is
that any open issue to be discussed a little bit right now or do you preferably like to
keep it still as a ´hus-hus´ -thing a bit longer?
Esa: More like a ´hus-hus´ and ´piss-piss´ -thing
Taneli: Madonna’s label is interested, but since Michael Jackson is
bidding for the copyrights for our entire careers, I guess we just have to
ponder the business with our lawyers first.
Nalle: I hope Maverick will sign us, so I could play toe-sex with Madonna.
Oppu: There have been tons of labels that have wanted to hear our stuff. In fact, every
single Metal -label and a couple of majors have contacted us
Like Earache, Relapse and Metal Blade for example
Are you talking about these
Oppu: Well, weve been in contact with few labels, but no one offered a deal yet.
Marko: I just started a record company called Genitalia Records. I wonder if Chaosbreed
were interested in doing some biz
Oppu: Yeah, a 10-year rip-off deal just like in the good old days
Aren´t you any surprised at all that you have already made such a huge impact on a
great bunch of people in the metal scene basically by just announcing in some
web-/magazines that a new Death Metal project called Chaosbreed has been put together by a
bunch of guys from some ´known´ or ´less known´ Finnish metal bands? I bet some of
this huge yet overwhelming response must have come at least as a bit surprise to all of
Esa: Well, we have so good promoter inside the band so I'm not really ´that´
surprised at all.
Taneli: I guess people are just surprised and curious, and can you
really blame em? Well probably end up burying the remnants of our carriers
with this one, so I guess you can call us dedicated then?
Nalle: I am not personally surprised at all, since we all are metal sods, sorry, metal
Oh no, of course I mean metal gods!!
Oppu:I knew that this line-up would
confuse the scene, but what can you do when you happen to know all the top musicians in
Marko: I definitely am from the less known Finnish metal band and that´s cool.
Seriously, the hype is always the same when some kickass metallers form side projects. The
only difference is that Chaosbreed is NOT a side project.
Will Chaosbreed be an equal band
to each of you in every possible way like, let´s say, Moonsorrow is for Marko, Mannhai is
for Oppu, Amorphis is for Esa and The Black League is for Taneli? I believe that when your
´main´ bands have been activated for doing gigs or recording an album, Chaosbreed
obviously will be put on hold for that time, correct?
Oppu: Yep, thats how it goes. But Im sure therell be some time left
for Unleashed Chaos -tour 2004!!
Marko: There´s always time for breeding some chaos! Certainly our main bands go first
but whatta hell, I play for example in 4-5 different bands and I´ve always managed to do
my part in each of them and sometimes even more. Fuck, bands are what I like to do most in
How you do overall think of the Finnish metal scene nowadays? It´s been recognized
by the metal community as one of the strongest metal scenes in the whole world nowadays
due to our highly unique and original sounding bands, but if we draw a reference point to
what´s actually metal in its purest form and what´s not, are you still
satisfied with all this metal terminology that has been used with bands like H.I.M.,
To/Die/For, Charon, The 69 Eyes, etc. - basically with all these Gothic-Rock -orientated
Finnish ´metal´ acts that obviously don´t have that much to do with metal music itself,
but have still somehow been drawn under the same category with bands like Sentenced,
Children of Bodom, Norther, Nightwish and so on? It´s like calling Pepsi as a Coke and
vice versa; it´s not the same thing, as you surely know
Esa: I dont have time to bother myself whats metal or what´s not,
obviously people who dont know shit about genres label all bands as metal acts.
Metal in its purest
heh, thats Manowar for sure.
Nope, wrong again poor Esa
It´s was a ´semi-legendary´ quote from the
mighty Spinal Tap -movie, ha-ha!!
Nalle: But why are fruits and vegetables called heavy (= ´hevi´ in Finnish), tell me
that!? At this point I would like to recall the story when Pale from Divine Decay called a
vegetable store for a job because they needed a heavy salesman (= ´hevimyyjä´).
Oppu: All the bands you mentioned have nothing to do with metal scene in my
opinion. I see metal scene as a kind of underground thing, and the situation is quite poor
right now. Young bands just want to hit the top charts nowadays which is just pathetic.
Marko: This over-commercial Gothic Heavy/Rock sucks big time, especially The 69 Eyes!!!
But whatta hell, I wasn´t supposed to care anyway
Out of the current Finnish metal scene, what are some of the favorites of yours and
what makes them far superior compared to the other Finnish bands around from each of your
own point of view?
Nalle: I dont really want to specify any bands because it would do injustice
towards those bands whose names I dont remember right now or those bands who I yet
dont know. To me the Finnish metal scene looks as healthy as it has ever been.
Oppu: Thats a very good question indeed. And a hard one too! Just to name few,
Ive been into Rytmihäiriö, Spiha, Riistetyt, Solitaire, Bitch Alert, etc. Anything
opposite from power metal goes.
Anyone of you into grim, raw & troll-loving pure Finnish Black Metal ála
Barathrum, Agazhal, Black Dawn, Thyrane, etc.
Oppu: Im not into that stuff, sorry
But Archgoat fucking rips in a big
Nalle: Can Beherit be labeled as Black Metal? I like Black Jesus, who used to play bass
in Beherit because he has the coolest artist name known to mankind. Hi to Sova, by the
Marko: Hail to Thy Ranes!! Keep yer hands clapping and pump up the volume! Greetings to
Alghazanth -camp also
Are there any real goals that you have set for this band in advance since the day
one either musically or otherwise? And don´t even get started with any ´fame &
fortune´ -bullshit, HA!
Esa: To spread ´the Ceebbarit´ name around the "scene". Total chaos!
Taneli: Id love to see the Sunlight -sessions happen, thats basically it.
Spending a couple of weeks in a sunny Stockholm in good vibes and kind of continue from
where I personally left it at some point. For me 91s Sentenced debut SHADOWS OF THE
PAST wasnt exactly the climax of my youthful Death Metal existence, while 93s
NORTH FROM HERE was already considerably far from this musical style (albeit more
successful artistically). So honestly, I hope we can avoid all fame or fortune with this
one. Id rather get the limousine-ride and cocaine-nose with the hard work that
were doing with The Black League.
Nalle: I want to get bullshit, no fame and fortune for me then, hah!! Swimming in
bullshit every day is good for your skin, you should try it sometimes! My ultimate goal is
do the sauna-tie one day
If we get to Sunlight and have Fred Estby to do a few guest
vocals on our album, then Im satisfied. All the free stimulants come as an
additional bonus. Smoke 10 O.B.s!
I think you should also invite Chris Reifert to do some guest vocal appearances for
your debut album when you are about to do one
Would be such a cool idea in my
Nalle: I think Chris should concentrate on Murder Squad, as I dont think we want
to follow Murder Squads path. Then we would be only sawing our own leg as it would
be too easy to pin-point us as only trying to cash in on some retro-Death Metal boom (if
there is any) Murder Squad and Bloodbath have started. Maybe we will invite Heiska from
Funebre, Matti Kärki from Dismember or Leila K to the studio instead. Much cooler if you
ask me! I will conclude this question by stating that we still have a few aces up our
Oppu: My only goal with Chaosbreed is to record an album with Tomas in Sunlight
Studios. Though playing in the same band with such fine musicians and good friends is
great enough for me in itself!!
Marko: If this band is going to split tomorrow I´d still be the luckiest guy because I
got to play with these dudes. And I´d love to make the album at Sunlight.
How would you see each of your roles in this very line-up of Chaosbreed? Which of
you guys would you consider as the main song writers for the band that mostly take care of
that thing whereas some other fellows responsibility mostly is directed to coming up with
´the most cliché-filled and cheesiest lyrics (of course
that´s the most
old-school Death Metal way; the only possibly way really
!!)´ for the songs and
stuff? Also, do you honestly believe you have got ´a winning team´ for this ´project´;
I mean, each and everyone of you has a clear vision about all that what Chaosbreed should
be all about both music -, attitude - and universal-wise?
Esa: I play guitar
Taneli: Well, I guess we just have to wait and see, no? Chaosbreed is a
goddamn demo band with not even a decent demo out yet, so I can’t see
where all this fuss and explicitly premeditated cynicism comes from - for
all that I know we could split up tomorrow for musical or personal
differences and become the last of the ultimate cult bands that never even
existed! I don’t even know these bloody guys too well, but to me they seem
like a fine bunch of people determined to do something meaningful here -
so will you all at least give us a break, huh?! I’ll do my best to write
the shittiest lyrics ever, but am I so fucking sorry if I don’t succeed!
I’m sure that the guys will definitely do their utmost to steal at least
every other riff form some classic old school record just to give you
something to write, thank you very much!
The hype around your band seems to be so ´big´ and unavoidable already; especially
here in Finland, so why don´t you just enjoy being ´hyped´ a little bit? The fact still
remains the same that you are all very known metal musicians here in Finland nowadays, so
obviously no one is gonna give you a break - and you´d better get used to it
deal with it!! Enjoy while this will last
and cry afterwards if you never hit it big
or made an impact the way it was meant to be even if I do have just my opposite thoughts
and predictions about Chaosbreed´s relentless march toward the final victory
Nalle: No decent demo? Tane, our demo is the best fuckin demo around since
Dismembers LAST BLASPHEMIES!!! Seriously, this is still a very young band that has
had a surprisingly good head start and good mood within our ranks. I hope that we can stay
healthy so that we will have still many good years to come. Thats why I try to drink
as much booze as possible because it kills the germs. No SARS for me then! Buy me enough
of Long Island Ice Teas and youll have a friend for life (or at least for the rest
of the cruise)
What was the question?
Just about your sort of ´roles´ in the Chaosbreed -camp, but like every other
time, you seem to have this strange inborn tendency to avoid answering to my questions. Oh
well, never mind
Nalle: Call it rather an inborn stupidity. Besides, Andy McCoy (that Hanoi Rocks
-clown!) always said that its not wise to talk sense in interviews. Its much
wiser to talk nonsense. Also, bullshit is known to compost to become a fertilizer, so
actually trees grow from my bullshit! And I wont even tell you what grows from my
Oppu: All the roles are carefully planned and we try to stick to that. Otherwise
it would be total chaos!
Marko: What´s wrong with total chaos..?!
When you guys actually gather together for a rehearsal situation, what kind of an
event your rehearsal usually is? Lots of intense playing or mainly a good jamming session
where each of you can basically ease up a tension a little bit and just have a good time?
Or, all these particular elements together even if the main stress has been laid down on
some serious, goal-orientated playing?
Esa: Yeah dude, we really love to jam some Cannibal Corpse.
Nalle: Our rehearsals liberate us from all the boundaries of society and are a
declaration for the victory of all good things in life. Open your heart and mind and your
soul will fly free in this universe where too much emphasis is nowadays put on money and
greed. Free your spirits and your soul shall be freed! Liberation!
Oppu: A belly full of beer and playing on ten, heh-heh! That´s basically it
Marko: Rehearsals always begin and end doing Supposed To Rot and
Ridden With Disease. That´s pretty much it, I guess.
When do you think your 1st live appearance will take place and where that might
possibly happen exactly? And what can your audience expect from your 1st ever live
Nalle: Our first official live appearance will take place at the Stella Star Club in
Vallila, Helsinki during the Tuska festival weekend between 11.-13.7.2003 at the aftershow
party on Friday 11th of June. Other bands that will perform are Twilight Ophera,
Rytmihäiriö and Pain Confessor. I hope to see you all there! What you can expect is a
lesson in violence you wont forget.
If you were ever going to tour with Chaosbreed, what could be the most ideal touring
mates to you personally you´d like to make a tour/or tours with?
Esa: Perhaps with "To Separate The Flesh From The Bones".
would be cool
to HELL WITH YOU (-heh!)!! But
Esa: I dont think anybody will get along with us but would be nice to tour with
some Singaporean bands!
Nalle: GG Allin, The Doors, Nirvana, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Bon Scott, Albert
Järvinen, Paul Baloff, Janis Joplin, Somnium, El Duce, Cliff Burton and Layne Staley.
Somehow I feel however that a tour with these chaps is out of the question. For some
reasons I wont go into detail here why I would like to tour with Coal Chamber. Total
Oppu: Re-formed Autopsy or Funebre, fuck yeah!!!
Marko: Wacken 2004 would be cool. Personally I don´t care with whom to do gigs as long
as these dudes want to go for it.
Well, I wanna thank you for your time you put into this interview and see you guys
at gigs! Now may the ending words be yours
Nalle: Thank you Luxi for this interview. You fuckin rule! Smoke 666 O.B.s!
Esa: Stay brutal and respect my stamps!! No rip-offs!!
Marko: Bang your heads for Satan! Death and decay to the world!
Oppu: See you on tour, buy the album and support the scene
Death to Power
Band Website: www.chaosbreed.net