CARNAL FORGE : interview with Jari
e-mail interview by Marc A. Bertone and dalia "gryphon_spirit" di giacomo ___
© photo by Jonas Bilberg
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- Hi Jari, tell me about the new record "Aren't you dead yet?“
I totally enjoyed it. Did you ever consider recording other than
studio underground? Are you satisfied with the way the record turned out?
- We are really pleased on how the album turned out. I think that it is
more brutal than the previous one, but in the same time we added a lot of
leads to every song and that make it feel more balanced and melodic.
will probably change studio for next album, and the reason for that is
that we need to try something new. So far we have been satisfied with
Studio Underground so that’s not the reason for changing.
– Hi Jari, in particular i would know something more about the track
Inhuman, in my opinion so outstanding!
that is one of those songs that were done in 20 min. The melodies just
popped up in my mind so I just grabbed the guitar and out came Inhuman. I
don’t know what else to tell you about it.
- Are Carnal Forge worried that the media would pigeonhole you as
another AT THE GATES clone?
I guess that in the beginning people was saying that, but now days people
see CF for what we are. I think that every band gets compared to other
bands some time in their carrier.
Marc - Why do you think the "Stockholm" death metal sound became less
than it was in the 90's? It seems nowadays when you refer to Swedish
thrash the Gothenburg scene quickly comes to mind...
I guess that many bands wasn’t evolving, so people wanted something new.
Bands like At The Gates and In Flames provided the audience with a new
kind of metal, and both bands was from Gothenburg.
bands followed their way and the Gothenburg sound was here.
- What do you think CARNAL FORGE has to offer in the next future? Do
you ever feel that
metal scene is getting kinda stale?
really. We can only offer the fans what we like. We do our music they way
we would like other bands to sound. CF has plenty of good ideas left so I
guess that as long as we feel that we do something new on each album we
– Well the cover art lets’ me a bit perplexed, and the titles of
the tracks…. aren’t they a bit of sacral making contrast with your
very aggressive neo thrash/metalcore?
Then, the way the album is
called is also “original” enough. Let’s try an absurd exercise:
aren’t you dead yet? = Aren’t you dad yet? = aren’t you Father yet?
= aren’t you god yet? (a god cannot be “dead” yet!)
one will be titled “still breathing” Just kidding.
– heheheh :D back to music now! could you please tell us something
more about the technique with which you execute the double guitar leads
with Petri? Do you think the Kuusisto-duo is one of the most reliable
guitarist-duo at the moment?
I must say that Petri is the best guitarist I ever played with. His guitar
technique is so similar to mine so not even I can hear the difference.
is now days the lead guitarist in the band and the reason for that is that
he is much better than me on the lead parts.
- Is it true that an Ibanez RG is easy to play and well balanced between
neck and body?
my opinion, yes. But a good guitar doesn’t make a good guitarist, it
- Are there changes now in the technical trim and attitude of the band,
due to the presence of the new vocalist Jens C Mortensen?
really. CF will always be CF. Of course something’s might change a bit
now when Jens is in the band, but I guess that he will pretty much do what
Jonas did but in his own way.
- Are you still as motivated and passionate (about this music) as you
you first started?
more now. I believe in CF more now than I did in the beginning. The reason
for that is that our fans has proven to us that they need what we can
- What other metal bands do you listen to? Do you like non-metal acts
I pretty much only listen to metal. Bands that I like is Hatesphere,
Slayer, Testament and so on, to many good bands to list them all.
- Please comment this quotation by Swift:
"We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough
to make us love one another"
don’t care about religion at all so its hard for me to comment on that.
- Have you ever done something you were extremely afraid to do?
Nothing scares me. J
- Any memorable moments while on tour you would like to share?
the last tour we did with Pro-Pain we took over a bar and drank all the
alcohol there. So when the owner came back in the morning there were only
a few non alcoholic sodas left.
- Here's a traditional question in this webzine: it's called "The
game of the
three bands on a tower and you have the choice of brutally pushing two
us why you picked what you picked.
and Slipknot. Slayer will always be my favourite band, new or old.
and dalia- Thank you in behalf of the whole GRYPHON METAL
WEBZINE for granting us this
Any final thoughts?
for the delay J
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