Brisbane's very own Siberian Hell Sounds pay homage to blackened sounds of times past with a hardcore twist. And if they didn't have music, they'd probably be in jail—Varg Vikernes-style.
They will be joining Comfort in support of Black Tusk at Crowbar on August 7. We caught up with them as part of our Two Minutes With series.
Describe your music in five words or less?
Norway is really great mate.
What’s going on in the world of Siberian Hell Sounds?
Working too much, riffing to little, smoking too much, running too little, eating too much junk, eating too little veggies, watching too much television, reading too little books. Attempting to define the boundaries of my dichotomous grim lord/zen master existence whilst all this is going on is very arduous.
What motivates you to make music?
If I didn't, I probably would have killed someone by now and I don't particularly want to go to jail.
What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
First shitty high school band was the low point, less shitty adult band 15 years later is the high point. I think our tour with Hexis (Danish black metal titans) in October might be the defining moment of my life.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
Things on high rotation on my stereo; new Terra Tenebrosa, Kriegsmaschine Enemy of Man, Amenra Alive, The Steady As She Goes, any Dead Can Dance album, Caspar Brotzmann Massaker and heaps of random Sufi tunes I found on Youtube.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
I would, because Perry knows if he left me alive I'd definitely conspire with Dan to eat him first. I think it'd turn into a Lord of the Flies free-for-all pretty quick.
Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
OG Birthday Party with The Saints, Striborg and Lubricated Goat at the Birdsville Pub. Imagine that.
Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, Oztix and the venues.