1- Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?
Hey, thanks for the interview! We are currently in the midst of the release for our first album «Storming Heaven.» We just released it digitally via our bandcamp and will soon have it available on CD so between this, hitting the stage every couple of weekends, normal life, and for Kelly and myself recording the 2nd album for our death/grind band Gorgy we’re very busy.
2- First off, could you make some history of the band?
Chris and myself started writing together later 2012. We’ve known each other since high school and had another band together in the early 2000s. It had been 10 yrs since he played music so I pulled him out of retirement. David joined up shortly after in 2013 who I knew from working with his previous band Witness the Reckoning in my recording studio. I knew he was the right one to play for us from the beginning and luckily he was willing to join as there is literally no one around here that plays the way we need other than myself and I can’t play guitar, do vocals, and do drums at the same time. Kelly is a local metal vet that I play with in our death/grind band Gorgy where I actually drum. We had another project together that was black metal oriented called Storming Heaven and we decided to merge the bands which is where the album title comes from.
3- How could you describe your sound?
Our sound to me is primarily black metal with plenty of death and thrash influences. I feel we have a more old-school approach to metal in general as well though I’m sure there are some modern influences in there as well.
4- What are the band’s main musical influences?
Bands that have left their mark in our sound include early Emperor, Marduk, and Impaled Nazerene to name a hand full. Non-musical influences would be having to live right in the heart of the bible belt with people and their ignorant christian values as well as society as a whole.
5- How is the feedback for your new album being?
6- And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?
I’m pretty well satisfied with the end product. Being the one who did all the audio work I do wish I could’ve used my Randall guitar head for the guitars but it was acting up around the time of tracking. Other than that I’m very satisfied.
7- How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?
blasphemous, confrontational, indignan
8- How has the production process for your new release been?
It was very smooth. Since everything was done at my personal recording studio, Velocity Studios, we had all the time we needed and no worry for budget so it made it as easy as recording an album could possibly be.
9- And how do you use to work on the songwriting?
For song writing, each of us probably go about it a little differently. For myself and when Chris and myself were writing it was on a computer with some programmed guide drums we’d keep just for reference then ditch when David came up with his ideas. For the next album we’ve started writing a little as a group live at practice as well as the computer method as spontaneity can produce good results as well.
10 – Finally, what are you near-future plans?
We’re going to continue playing out regionally, promote our debut album, and write for the next. We may actually try to work some sort of split with a few other bands in the future as well.
11- That’s all from our side, thanks again for taking your time to answer our questions. If you now want to add some final words; feel free to do it.
We definitely appreciate the interview! And we appreciate the support of metalheads all around who come to shows, buy merch and music, and help spread the name of Fornicus throughout the metal world. Hails!