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Vomitory - Tobben Gustafsson (second one)

05/05/06  ||  Lord K Philipson

I'm a fucken logo, for real! And here we go again, another feature with one of the bands we host forums for. Vomitory is easily one of the finest bands on the fucken death metal planet and I fucken demand you understand that. Now. Expect another interview as soon as The Vomit’s gotten their vomits out of their vomits and recorded a new fucken vomit. That’s a promise, bitches.

Some people visiting this site might not yet have checked you out just yet. Give them a reason as for why they should.

Because we kick ass. Seriously. I believe the kind of death metal we play is pretty easy for a lot of people to listen to, yet very fast and brutal – the way it should be. It should appeal to people into metal, punk, hardcore, grind, thrash etc.

And what exactly are you fuckers playing when it comes to style?

Death fucken Metal. No more, no less.

Vomitory, 2006 List your fave-song with yer band so people know what to listen to for a first impression. And while yer at it, list the one you don’t want people to hear.

Fave song and a good representative for Vomitory: Chaos Fury. Not fave song and not representative at all: Inferno.

Can you please make a rundown of yer album/albums? Personal thoughts about it/them. Go into as much detail as you want to.

Album no 1: Raped In Their Own Blood (1996)

This one is released on the dutch label Fadeless records. We barely had a budget at all for this album so we recorded it ourselves in a very cheap studio and the result sounds accordingly. Five of the songs on it were old demo songs and the other five were new at the time we recorded the album, so the material is pretty…. diverse. But still I think it’s a pretty cool album and I’m proud of it.

Album no 2: Redemption (1999)

The major changes with this album from our debut were that we changed the line-up (Erik Rundqvist on bass and Jussi Linna on vocals were recruited) and there was a major improvement in our sound and style. On this album it was all new and fresh material and we recorded it in a professional studio (Berno Studio) with a good producer/engineer. With this album we gained quite a lot more recognition within the scene, and it was with this album we caught our present label, Metal Blade records, interest.

Erik Album no 3: Revelation Nausea (2000)

This one kind of marks the new beginning or the new era of Vomitory. This was our first album on Metal Blade records and I think it was with this album we kind of nailed the “Vomitory sound” and style that people know us for. We became a lot faster, more brutal and more intense. We changed the line-up once again and let bassist Erik step up and take care of the vocal duties as well, which obviously proved to be a successful move.

Album no 4: Blood Rapture (2002)

Many of our fans holds this one as their favourite Vomitory album, and I totally understand why. The production is excellent and it contains many of our best songs, such as Chaos fury, Blessed And Forsaken, Rotting Hill and Blood Rapture. We did a lot of touring for this album and I guess that’s one of the reasons for the success.

Album no 5: Primal Massacre (2004)

This is definitely the album where we play our best. Every guy in the band did great performances here. After having the three previous albums recorded in Berno Studio, we decided to try another studio, so we recorded Primal Massacre in Studio Kuling and continued working with our producer Henrik Larsson. PM sounds a bit rougher and rawer and not so crystal-clean, which I really like. It is also faster, but there are a little more variations within and between the songs. This album is my favourite album along with Blood Rapture. This is also our last album with guitarist Ulf Dalegren in the band.

Vomitory in the 1960´s or something Are you guys having any side-projects/other bands going? Bands worth of mentioning that is. Plug away and give us the reasons as for why they should even care about them if they don’t really care about yer main-band in the first place.

I play drums in God Among Insects, which consists of other retards from the bands Dark Funeral, The Project Hate and Sanctification. We play rotten death metal with no ambitions to create something new, only to hail the metal of death, have fun together and to keep it on that level. However, we’re damn good!

What makes you guys any different to the shitloads of crap-bands out there? Do you really have anything new to offer?

We do things with a certain finesse that most other bands seem to lack. Style-wise we don’t have much new to offer – we play old-school death metal for fucks sake – but we do it a lot better than many others.

Tobben List some bands that inspired you guys to start playing in the first place.

Sodom, Slayer, Metallica & Napalm Death.

If yer band was a NHL-team, which one would it be?

None. Sports suck.

Who would be the most retarded member of the band? Give us a few examples as for why.

We’re all retards but if I have to pick just one, I’d say Ubbe, cause he’s just the most retarded one. And he’s my brother.

Describe the music of yer fucken band with ONE word. All this is to make people understand a little more what you are about, you know.

Why don’t you ask this question with ONE word? Well, it would be “DÖDSMETALL” then…

Why are you at our forums in the first place?

One of my ugliest but best friends invited Vomitory to the forums back when it was a part of White Trash Devil.

Roughly, how much has/have your album/albums sold? Be honest.

It’s an average of approximately 7000 copies of all our albums.

Yep, still Vomitory back in the 60's Do you guys believe you are bigger than you actually are?

Fuck no. I guess it’s quite the opposite. We are maybe too humble…

Have you ever seen any royalties? What was the biggest cheque for?

Yes, but I can’t remember exactly what the biggest one was for. And if I did, it’s none of your fucken business. It’s not much though, I can assure you. I mean, we play rotten fucken death metal…

If people read this and still don’t give a fuck about yer band, is there anything you’d like to add that might peak their interest? Plug yer website(s) as well while yer at it.

OK, it’s www.vomitory.net and if you still don’t give a fuck about our band, fuck you – you’re not worthy of listening to Vomitory!