Thrash metal erupted in the States in the early 80’s and later it swept across the world in a fucking frenzy. Many bands appeared during that time, especially in San Francisco’s Bay Area, but then, in the mid 80’s this new music genre crossed the ocean and infected the European soil.
It found a home in northern Europe, and bands started to pop up like mushrooms, taking the style one step further than its American relatives. Bands like Bathory, Hellhammer (later Celtic Frost), Tormentor (later Kreator), Sodom, Iron Angel, Destruction, Deathrow to name just a few, came out from nowhere and shaped a genre that is still revered and copied by so many groups even today (with good or less good results).
Hungary’s Morbid Carnage is one of these bands that is strongly influenced by the Teutonic thrash metal but which managed to avoid becoming another copycat band. Its roots are in the past, but their music is fresh and catchy.
ScrollsofDarmoth had the pleasure to interview Necrofaust (bass guitar) and below you can find more details about this awesome band and what drives them in life.
(Ed note: The interview was done beginning of June. In the meantime Hungary managed to win its group but it was defeated by Belgium in the round of 16).
1. Who are you? The Night Assassins of the Werewolf Legion? Please tell me more about Morbid Carnage and its members. Why that name?
Necrofaust: Hi! First of all, thanx for your interest and for the request! Mörbid Carnage found by four metal maniacs in 2007, in Szeged. My bandmates originate from Szeged and I’m from Budapest. They made some cool thrash metal riffs during a practice and they ask me would I like to join them. Almost 10 years have passed since then…
2. Thrash metal – love it or hate it. What made you fall in love with this type of music, especially in 2007? Is it nostalgia or you just passion for something that swept the world in the 80’s like the great black plague?
Necrofaust: Yes, you very well formulated, that was our passion with a little nostalgic feeling. We wouldn’t find new things, just playing the kind of music that we grew up. All bandmates likes thrash metal, and then it was no longer quite such bands in Hungary. So we just turned up the volume, we tried a lot, we wrote riffs of which were later songs, and we recorded a demo and debut album. We want to feel the mood of ’80’s and drink some bottles of beer, haha!
3. What I like most about your band is that you choose not to mix styles, like so many modern bands did, even if some of the members in Morbid Carnage play in various black metal bands too (Faghyamu, Ahriman, Tyrant Goatgaldrakona). Instead you play a straight in your face German inspired thrash metal,, like it was done back in the old days. How did you come up with that choice and sound?
Necrofaust: We don’t like mixing various styles, if we write some black/death metal riffs we don’t like to put in a Mörbid Carnage song. It’s Thrash Metal, there is no need black or death metal riffs to our music. That is why we play different style bands is to avoid having to mix different styles. We like to all kind of metal, like Death, Black, Heavy, Thrash, Stoner, etc. If we want to write Heavy Metal riffs, we just founding a Heavy Metal band, you know. You must check out these bands of us: Coffinborn, Gravecrusher and Necrosodomy.
The sound of Mörbid Carnage is really raw and energetic. I think on Night Assassin and on The Merciless Conquest the sound was too modern, but I really like these materials, these contains really great songs with many amazing riffs.
If you’ll check the new for soung Ep, you will feel some changes about our sound, even more back to the 80’s roughly to Show No Mercy style. You can check it on our Bandcamp site…
4. What is the secret ingredient to “cook” a Morbid Carnage song? Do you have a special recipe when writing your music?
Necrofaust: We haven’t got any special recipe, we’re writing some riffs and we try to make a new song during the practice in the rehearsal room. Not long ago, we started to practice the new songs for our third album, we want to record a brand new album in this year. It does not work the band complicated, as you can see. If everyone does his job, then there is no problem.
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