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Interview - FARSOTH - Raw, crude Swedish death metal with a taste of darkness and rotten blood!

Interview with death metal band from Sweden - FARSOTH.

Answered Jari Kuusisto (guitars), thank you!

Translated Duzl, thank you!

Questions prepared Jakub Asphyx.

Recenze/review - FARSOTH - The Plague (2022):

Ave FARSOTH! I haven’t found any interview in the Czech language with you, yet. So please, first introduce the band to our readers who don’t know you. You could start from the early beginnings and describe the whole FARSOTH history.

Please find biography at

I’m just listening to your new record „The Plague“ and I feel like as if I am closed in some tomb together with DISMEMBER, NIHILIST, ENTOMBED, ENTRAILS, BLOODBATH, CARNAGE, DESULTORY. The record has a great Swedish sound. Where did you record it and how satisfied you are with it? Did you have the "last word" concerning the resulting sound?

Ohhh. That's some mighty comparisons. Thanx alot for the kind words. Everything except for the drums are recorded at home. You don't need that much equipment these days to record your self. A good computer and some good plugs and a decent sound card is all you basically need. The drums however is recorded at Chris Barkensjö (Lik sthlm) rehearsal. At the time for the recording we didn't have a drummer, and Chris who is a good friend of ours helped us out. To record drums you need (in my opinion) some decent microphones and someone that knows how to set em up. I mixed the album and we are really satisfied with how it turned out. I'm not a pro in any way, I just tryed to get a sound that I liked. We in Farsoth will always have the last word of course.

How was the new material for album „„The Plague“ created? How exactly FARSOTH writes the music?

I write all the music and Jocke Mikiver writes all the lyrics. I just start out with a riff and then let whatever comes out from that starting riff guide me throu the process. I rearly change anything in the songs because I belive that the first thing that comes out of the process is often the best. I don't try to create anything new, I just write what I like.

"The Plague" has a dead, morbid cover. The artist is my favorite artist Mark Riddick I like his work, How did you choose the idea for the cover and what should it represent?

Mark is one of the best in my opinion. We wanted the cover to represent our band name and the lyrics. Farsot(h) means plague in Swedish and the lyrics is all about different plagues. So to have skeletons and a plague doctor on the cover just fits well.

Could you reveal us who is an author of the lyrics and what is their background? Where did you take inspiration for certain topics?

See answers above :)

The new album was released by Kvlt und Kaos Productions. This label has a very good name in the underground scene and does a very good job. However, didn't you want to release a record in some bigger label? Did you ask some other label? How you are actually satisfied with Kvlt und Kaos Productions?

It's actually not released by Kuk. We decided to part ways with Kuk before the release. Reasons for that was simply that we kind of wanted different things for the band. There's no hard feelings between us and we wish Kuk all the best in the future. We decided to release the album ourselves because we just felt that we allredy waited to long to release it. To send it to bigger companies would have delayed the release even more. Maybe we will try to release future albums on some bigger labels, but for now it feels right to do it ourselves.

You play typical, classical Swedish old school death metal. You have never changed the direction, you are let's say „orthodox“. Personally, this is one reason why I like your music so much. But, didn’t you think about try to play something different, somehow to make the FARSOTH music more unusual?

As I said earlier. Farsoth is not trying to do anything new. We just want to make music that we like and would buy ourselves.

Looking at the names of the musicians, you've come a really long way. It's very obvious that you're working on yourselves as a band. How often does FARSOTH actually rehearse? Are you an honest band that meets regularly, or are you more of a punk band that lets it all hang out?

We try to rehears ones a month. It's really hard to rehears more because we all live in different part of the country. Everyone in Farsoth has played music for a long time and most of the rehearsals are done at home. But with that said we really like to rehears and take every opportunity to do that.

Do you have some goal, which you would like to achieve? Someone wants to release an album with a large label; other wants to play on one stage with some famous band. What about you?

Release albums, play live and have a great time doing that is our goal. I think that is what most bands want.

Can you recommend some new albums, which impressed you at the latest time?

Lik is one of my absolute favorite bands right now. All their albums are awesome.

Do you know and listen to some metal bands from the Czech Republic?

Sorry. I probably have listened on bands from CR but I'm not the guy that listen alot to music. When you constantly do music yourself it's nice to get a break from music when not making music.

We are slowly approaching the end of the interview so I would like to ask one more philosophical question. How would you define the Swedish death metal style? What represents this music for you and why did you choose exactly this genre?

Swedish death metal is probably a bit more melodic than other death metal. I guess that's the main reason for at least me why I love Swedish death metal. With that said I also like death metal from other countries. Swedish death metal tends also be a bit more groovy than DM from other countries. And I really like that groove.

What FARSOTH is planning for the next few months?

Make album nr 2 and play live as much as possible.

Thank you for the interview and I wish you a lot of sold CDs, hundreds of crazy fans and tons of great ideas.

Thank you so much for the support and see you on the road in a near future (hopefully)



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