Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Victims Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Except for our daily jobs and real life issues we have planned and booked some shows/tours/festivals that are coming around the corner. Some rehearsing have been done to the last month.

2.In April you have a new album coming out, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
More hardcorepunk than “A dissident” but still more melodic than before.

3.The band has been around since the 90's, what is it that keeps you motivated to still write music after all of these years?
Stupidity, passion and boredrom.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Personel inner conflicts and how fucked up our world is.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Victims'?
We thought is was a good name for the band in -97. Not much of a meaning, just a bandname that suits the kind of music we play. Would probably not name the band that today….

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Don’t know, to many to just pick out one. Remember a year when we played Fluff Fest that was prettu crazy and great. Hope our stage performance is full of energy and intensity.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
Yes, some. This is what we have booked right now.
160324 US/Santa Ana, CA @ Observatory w/Napalm Death, Melt Banana
160325 US/San Diego, CA @ Casbah w/Napalm Death, Melt Banana
160326 US/Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/Bio Crisis, Zoloa + special guests
160327 US/Oakland, CA @ Metro w/Brainoil, Tørsö, Korrosive
160328 US/Eureka, CA @ VFW w/Pervert, Big Rip, ChuggxTaylor
160329 US/Portland, OR @ Black Water w/TBA
160330 US/Seattle, WA @ Highline w/Deathraid, VHS, Jæng
160331 US/Portland, OR @ Roseland w/Abbath, High On Fire, Skeleton Witch
160401 US/Vancouver, BC @ Astoria w/TBA

160416 SWE/Stockholm @ TBA

160528 SWE/GBG @ Kajskjul 46 / Suicide Records 10 years of dedication!

160603 UK/London @ DIY Space w/Gift Of Death, Cult Syndrome, P.I.G
160604 UK/Bristol @ Temples Fest w/Melvins, Weekend Nachos, All Pigs Must Die + more
160505 UK/Nottingham @ Chameleon Arts Café w/Skiplickers, Endless Grinning Skulls

160617 FR/Clisson @ Hellfest w/Anthrax, Testament, Converge, Melvins + more
160618 FR/Paris/TBA

160708 PL/Gdynia @ DIY Fest vol.12

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of crust, d beat and hardcore?
Pretty good from the start. Feels like we get a more wide audience for every year.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Probably heavier and more melodic. Like we have developed over the years so far.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I´ve been listening a lot to Kowloon Walled City, Viagra Boys, Anna von Hausswolff, Total Control, Jedi Mind Tricks, Wailin Storms, DiE, Army Of The Pharaos, Disappearer, Neurosis and more

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Hanging out with my kids.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the interview. Come see us if we play your town because you never know when this madness stops.

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