The green Manalishi

(With the two pronged crown)

Motherfaster cover The green Manalishi

Lockdown has its perks! We motherfasterised “The green Manalishi (With the two pronged crown)”. The song was originally written and performed by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac and also covered very successfuly by the METAL GODS Judas Priest. At first glance, it seems the song is about a weird love story, but it’s actually about the evil ways of money and how it can affect someone’s personality. We recorded the drums for this song back in 2016 (along with “Blood is thicker than water”), but did nothing with it. We took advantage of the extra time we have these days and recorded guitars, bass and vocals in our home studio. Mr. George Emmanuel mixed and mastered it and here we go!

Ladies and gents, we give you “The green Manalishi (With the two pronged crown)”!

YouTube link: https://youtu.be/-pKDYBKeljM

Check out our “Tunes of Doom”

Short Bio:

Motherfaster formed after a jam session during the end of 2011.  They are based in Athens with the common purpose to extract the dirtiest side of their souls and present it as an audio insult.

They recorded their debut in early 2014. George Emmanuel was the sound engineer and Jeffro Lackscheide mixed and mastered the album. In November 2014 Terrorizer magazine (Issue 254) featured the first single “The nymph and the god”, along with legendary metal bands Exodus and Obituary. The album was released on February 24, 2015.

In the summer of 2016, they covered Impaled Nazarene’s magnum opus “Blood is thicker than water”.

On December 2, 2019 they released the successor. Entitled “Slower Father”, it is recorded at Pentagram studio and George Emmanuel mixed and mastered it. Nine explicit, dirty stories gilded with a mix of heavy metal – hard rock music. Motherfaster’s second album is taking their signature sound one step further. Ruder, dirtier, heavier.

Motherfaster is: Paminos – Vox + Bass | Bill – Guitar | Jim – Drums

Inanna Abused

The first single from our new album “Slower Father” is “Abused in the Garden of Love”. An explicit story from the dawn of civilization! An ancient Sumerian legend feauring Goddess Inanna inspired us for this one.

Single cover for Abused in the garden of love featuring Goddess Inanna

The young son of a farmer saw the Goddess sleeping under a tree, in the garden that he was supposed to work that day. Her beauty mesmerised him and he went for it… He undressed her and made love to her as she slept. When he was finished, he realised the foulness of his deed and fled the scene. Inanna did not wake up during the raping, because she was very tired, but when she woke up, she knew what had happened. She turned the whole kingdom upside down to find the guy and when she found him, she sealed his fate.

Some of the song’s lyrics are actually from the original poem, dating more than 5.000 years old! Also the single’s cover features the first genaration Sumerian symbol – letter for “woman” and “vagina”.

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Lyrics:

I was heading for work in the gardens

But when I got there, the seedlings had failed

I was totally stroked by disaster

And once again by the sight of a solitary ghost

Oh, I should have gone away, but I was smitten by her

The sight, a marvel, as she slept

I felt like I was born again

I stepped a bit closer, my eyes fixed on her

Her vulva portrayed, how blessed I felt there

I gently undressed her, in loving despair

And I slipped in her womb

Yes, I came in her womb as she slept

Dog, pig! Her voice is piercing me

How did you dare to touch me against my will?

Dog, pig! So, you shall die before me

A farmer’s boy can’t rape his goddess and live

Oh, I should have gone away, but I was smitten by her

The sight, a marvel, as she slept

I felt like I was born again

Kamikaze Rider

Here is a fast one from our new album “Slower Father”. The 80’s/90’s Greek motorcycle riders (also known as Kamikaze) inspired us for “Kamikaze Rider” and we dedicate this song to them. God bless your reckless souls!

Stream, or download: YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon Music

Check out our “Tunes of Doom”

Kamikaze. The guys on motorcycles.

Lyrics:

I seek for the thrill, and find it I will

I’ll conquer this city with my horse of steel

The world is made of cowards, but I’m none of them

There is no tomorrow, I live for the day

I open the gas and I kick your ass

You’ll lose all your money, you’re not fast enough

Illegal drag racing in opposite lane

Danger approaching, front wheel in the air

Kamikaze rider, violence and agony

Kamikaze rider, I’m made of flesh, bones, leather and steel

Short Bio:

Motherfaster is the result of a bad idea, that its three creators had, after a jam session during the end of 2011.  They are based in Athens with the common purpose to extract the dirtiest side of their souls and present it as an audio insult.

After playing some gigs during 2012 – 2013, they took the request of their fans for an official release seriously. Consequently they hit the studio to create their self titled debut. George Emmanuel was the sound engineer and Jeffro Lackscheide mixed and mastered the album. In November 2014 Terrorizer magazine featured the first single “The nymph and the god” in the compilation CD Fear Candy, along with legendary metal bands Exodus and Obituary. They released the album on February 24, 2015.

In the summer of 2016, they covered Impaled Nazarene’s magnum opus “Blood is thicker than water”.

Finally, the time has come for the successor. Entitled “Slower Father”, it is recorded at Pentagram studio and mixing/mastering duties were handled by George Emmanuel. Nine explicit, dirty stories gilded with a mix of heavy metal – hard rock music. Motherfaster’s second album is taking their signature sound one step further. Ruder, dirtier, heavier.

They released the first single “Abused in the Garden of Love” on November 11 and “Slower Father”  on December 2, 2019.

Motherfaster is: Paminos – Vox + Bass | Bill – Guitar | Jim – Drums

Sinnerman cover

Motherfaster recorded a Sinnerman cover in their new album “Slower Father”.

Sinnerman cover song from Motherfaster's new album

“Sinnerman”, or “Sinner man” is an African-American traditional spiritual song, that has been performed by many artists. The lyrics describe a sinner attempting to hide from divine justice on judgement day. The song’s most famous version was made by the great Nina Simone. We poured some molten metal over it and here it is!

Stream, or download Motherfaster’s Sinnerman cover: YouTube | Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon Music

Check out our “Tunes of Doom”

Lyrics:

Oh, sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Sinnerman where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to?
All on that day
Well I run to the rock
Please hide me, I run to the rock
Please hide me Lord
All on that day
But the rock cried out
I can’t hide you, the rock cried out
I ain’t gonna hide you guy
All on that day
I said rock
What’s the matter with you rock?
Don’t you see I need you, rock?
Lord, Lord, Lord
All on that day
So I run to the river
It was bleedin’, I run to the sea… all on that day
So I run to the river
It was boilin’, I run to the sea… all on that day
So I run to the Lord
Please hide me, Lord
Don’t you see me prayin’?
Don’t you see me down here prayin’?
But the Lord said
Go to the Devil, the Lord said
Go to the Devil
He said go to the Devil
All on that day
So I ran to the Devil
He was waitin’, I ran to the Devil… all on that day

Well, I run to the river
It was boilin’, I run to the sea… all on that day
So I ran to the Lord
I said Lord, hide me
Please hide me
Please help me, all on that day
He said, child
Where were you?
When you oughta have been prayin’
I said Lord, Lord
Hear me prayin’, Lord, Lord… all on that day
Sinnerman, you oughta be prayin’
Outghta be prayin’, sinnerman
Oughta be prayin’, all on that day

“Slower Father” reviews (In Greek)

Rock Hard

Εισαγωγή με φυσαρμόνικα και να μη θυμίσει SABBATH δεν γίνεται! Βέβαια, για κάποιο περίεργο λόγο, νομίζεις οτι αρχίζει και το soundtrack του “Django”. Και εκεί που λες, να, αυτό θα είναι ένα μικρό εισαγωγικό instrumental, το “Stash the cash” έχει διάρκεια κανονικού τραγουδιού, σέρνει τα σπιρούνια του και δίνει τον τόνο για το δεύτερο άλμπουμ των MOTHERFASTER, με τίτλο “Slower father”.

Αλήτες, όσο και χαβαλέδες, αρέσκονται στα λογοπαίγνια και τη σύνθεση κιθαριστικών δρόμων, που δε βιάζονται να σε βγάλουν στον προορισμό τους. Έχουν έντονο άρωμα από BLACK SABBATH και γιατί η χροιά του Παμίνου είναι κοντά στον Ozzy, αλλά και γιατί οι κιθάρες είναι κοντά στους SABBATH. Μην ξεγελιέσαι όμως και νομίζεις οτι το ύφος τους είναι αργό. Όχι, υπάρχει και μία βαθιά MOTORHEAD-άδικη διάθεση. Κανένα από τα δύο όμως δεν τους καθορίζει πλήρως. Γιατί υπάρχουν και σημεία που θα σου θυμίσουν BLACK LABEL SOCIETY,  οπότε θα εγκαταλέιψω την προσπάθεια να το περιγράψω με συγκροτήματα και θα σου πω οτι το “Slower father” μοιάζει με soundtrack ταινίας του Tarantino, που έχει και σκηνές δράσεις, αλλά και εκείνα τα αργά πλάνα που ο ήρωας, σε slow motion, ξεπαστρεύει όλο το μπαρ πυροβολώντας.

Με τη δεύτερη κυκλοφορία τους, οι MOTHERFASTER εδραιώνουν το ύφος και τον ήχο τους και ξεκαθαρίζουν ποιοι είναι και πως ακούγονται. Κάνουν λογοπαίγνια, εξαπολύουν ατελείωτα, αλλά περίτεχνα, κιθαριστικά riff (Bill, είσαι για ακόμη μία φορά καθηλωτικός) και καταφέρνουν να σε ψήσουν να ακούσεις όλο το άλμπουμ σα να μην τρέχει τίποτα. Και για επίλογο, πάρε και μία διασκευή του “Sinnerman” (Nina Simone), που προσωπικά μου άρεσε πολύ.

Αν μπαίνοντας σε ένα μπαρ σε ενοχλεί ο καπνός, το οτι δεν τηρεί όλους τους κανόνες υγιεινής και στο βάθος κάθονται κάτι τύποι μεταξύ χαμένου κορμιού και ρεμαλιού, δεν θα σου αρέσει το άλμπουμ. Για τους υπόλοιπους από εμάς, που είμαστε λίγο πιο rock n roll και στην περίπτωση των MOTHERFASTER metal n’ roll, μιλάμε για ένα δίσκο που θα ποτίσει από μπύρα και ιδρώτα.

8,5 / 10 Έλενα Μιχαηλίδου

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Metal Zone & Behind the veil webzine

Το ίδιο το συγκρότημα αναφέρει στο βιογραφικό του σημείωμα ότι ξεκίνησε σαν μια κακή ιδέα που πάρθηκε μεταξύ των μουσικών που το αποτελούν μετά από κάποιο jam session τους το 2011. Οι δε μουσικοί που αποτελούν το συγκρότημα είναι ο ντράμερ Jim Gkikas (πρώην τραγουδιστής των DOMINATE), ο κιθαρίστας Bill Giannakopoulos κι ο τραγουδιστής – μπασίστας Paminos Giannakopoulos (αμφότεροι μέλη των πολύ καλών AFTER DUSK). Αυτοί, λοιπόν, αποφάσισαν να δημιουργήσουν ένα συγκρότημα μέσω του οποίου θα αναδείκνυαν την «βρώμικη» μουσική τους πλευρά. Το 2015 κυκλοφόρησαν το πολύ δυνατό ντεμπούτο τους με τίτλο «Motherfaster» και τώρα, μετά από 4 περίπου χρόνια χτυπούν ξανά με την παρούσα δουλειά.

Το να κυκλοφορήσεις ένα πολύ καλό δίσκο στην αρχή της καριέρας σου ως συγκρότημα είναι κάτι συνηθισμένο. Το ζητούμενο πάντα είναι αν θα υπάρξει και ανάλογη συνέχεια. Οι MOTHERFASTER, λοιπόν, χωρίς να βιαστούν, κατάφεραν να κυκλοφορήσουν, χωρίς υπερβολή, ένα εξίσου καλό άλμπουμ με την πρώτη τους κυκλοφορία.

Ο δίσκος σε προδιαθέτει ευχάριστα από το πρώτο κιόλας τραγούδι, το οποίο έχει μια έντονη αίσθηση άγριας δύσης για να δώσει την θέση του στο «Abused in the garden of love» το οποίο προσωπικά μου θύμισε κάτι από RUNNING WILD στην βασική του μελωδία. Το «Shotgun Blast» έχει έντονη rock ‘n’ roll διάθεση και αποτίει φόρο τιμής στην κληρονομιά των MOTORHEAD. Το «Bull on a Parachute» σαν τίτλος περιγράφει αρκετά καλά τα βαριά riff που χαρακτηρίζουν την συγκεκριμένη σύνθεση, η οποία είναι βουτηγμένη στον ήχο των BLACK SABBATH. Το «Crocoblues» είναι μια πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα συνύπαρξη της heavy metal μουσικής με τα blues. To «Kamikaze Rider» έχει πάλι μια δόση από MOTORHEAD, αλλά και κάτι από τις προσωπικές δουλειές του OZZY.  Στο «Snitches Get Stitches (I Smell a Rat)» το hard rock συναντάει το heavy metal. Ακολουθεί το «Evil Eye Removal» που ναι η πιο μελωδική σύνθεση της κυκλοφορίας, η οποία χαρακτηρίζεται από μια όμορφη ανεμελιά. Το «Sinnerman» είναι διασκευή σε παραδοσιακό αφροαμερικάνικο τραγούδι το οποίο οι MOTHERFASTER μεταμορφώνουν σε μια πολύ εντυπωσιακή κι άκρως εκφραστική hard rock/heavy metal σύνθεση.

Τι παραπάνω να γράψει κανείς γι’ αυτή την πολύ καλή κυκλοφορία που μας προσφέρουν για άλλη μια φορά οι MOTHERFASTER. Μια κυκλοφορία που διαθέτει φρεσκάδα, όμορφες ιδέες και φυσικά το απαιτούμενο πάθος που χρειάζεται ο heavy metal ήχος. Θα περιμένω με αγωνία να κυκλοφορήσουν τον δίσκο και σε μορφή CD μιας και αυτή την στιγμή είναι διαθέσιμος μόνο σε digital μορφή για κατέβασμα από την ιστοσελίδα bandcamp του συγκροτήματος. Στα συν του δίσκου και η φωνή του Paminos που για μένα προσωπικά μπορεί να χαρακτηριστεί ως ο Έλληνας Ozzy Osbourne.

Νικόλαος Παραστατίδης

https://www.metalzone.gr/reviews/motherfaster-%E2%80%93-slower-father

https://veilarch.blogspot.com/2020/02/motherfaster-slower-father.html#more

Noizy

Καλώς ήρθατε στην Άγρια Δύση! Ίσως και όχι… Η φυσαρμόνικα πάντα με παρέπεμπε σε εκείνες τις ταινίες, όπου ο cowboy μπαίνει στο saloon και κάτι τύποι στο βάθος παίζουν χαρτιά, ενώ μπάρμαν σκουπίζει βαριεστημένα τα ποτήρια (σ.υ.υ.: να υποθέσω ότι στις ταινίες που βλέπεις εσύ πιανίστας δεν υπάρχει στο σαλούν). Θα μου πείτε γιατί; Γιατί στο μυαλό μου έτσι την έχω συνδυάσει.

Το δεύτερο άλμπουμ των Motherfaster έχει μια αίγλη μεθυστικής μουσικής. Σε καθηλώνει και καταφέρνει να κάνει τόσες εικόνες στο μυαλό σου που μπορούν να εναρμονιστούν σε μια ιστορία. Ερωτοτροπεί μελετημένα με αρκετά στοιχεία του metal αλλά και του rock. Έχει εκείνη τη ταξιδιάρικη προσμονή, όπου ο cowboy γίνεται αναβάτης, όχι αλόγου αλλά παλιάς street μηχανής και το saloon γίνεται bike bar. Η μπάντα το έχει αφιερώσει στους Έλληνες riders της δεκαετίας του ’80 και του ’90. Το εξώφυλλο του “Slower Father” κρύβει ή φανερώνει τα δικά του μηνύματα και έχει την υπογραφή του Enea Guzja.

   Η φωνή του Παμίνου είναι όπως πάντα ανατριχιαστική και φέρνει στις μνήμες μας metal παλιών δεκαετιών. Η τραχύτητα αλλά και το γρέζι στη φωνή του, σε συνάρτηση με τις old school μελωδίες του Βασίλη και του Δημήτρη, βάζουν το άλμπουμ σε ένα cult βάθρο. Είναι σαν ένα ουίσκι πολλών ετών ωρίμανσης. Απολαμβάνεις σε κάθε γουλιά τις νότες και τις εσάνς στο έπακρο.

Η βαριά ατμόσφαιρα με το “Stash The Cash” δίνει τις πρώτες εικόνες αλλά και αισθήσεις για το άλμπουμ. Επιβλητικό instrumental, με ελαφριά αέρινη πνοή Άγριας Δύσης. Το “Abused In The Garden Of Love” έρχεται πιο αναρχικό και ταξιδιάρικο. Οι εντάσεις της φωνής αλλά και το ύφος της μουσικής σε βάζουν σε ένα άλλο καλούπι. «Πειρατικό» το αρχικό riff, Super Rock η φωνή, με κάτι από Wyndorf στο οπλοστάσιό της και θα ακούσετε μέχρι και NWOBHM θέματα. Πιο metalλικό μπαίνει το “Shotgun Blast”, με αέρα άπλυτου Ροκ και διανύει την εποχή των 80’s με μεγάλη επιτυχία.

Το αγαπημένο μου από το άλμπουμ ήρθε και με βρήκε στο “Bull On A Parachute”. Rock βαρύ και ασήκωτο. Η φωνή του Παμίνου θυμίζει Ozzy στις καλές του στιγμές και η μουσική τεντώνει όλες τις αισθήσεις. Μπαίνει το “Crocoblues” με μια υπέρ-γκρουβάτη Blues-o-rockική μαγκιά και είναι ερωτεύσιμο από τα πρώτα λεπτά. Ναι, έχω και δεύτερο αγαπημένο και μπορεί και τρίτο και τέταρτο.

Το “Kamikaze Rider” έχει μια αλλιώτικη και πιο γρήγορη υφή. Τεντωμένα τα αυτιά και οι αισθήσεις. Η μελωδία στη φωνή έχει σταμπάρει ένα βασιλιά που σκοτώνει… Προσέξτε το μπάσο στο σημείο του σόλο. Εξαιρετικό τουλάχιστον. “Snitches Get Stitches (I Smell A Rat)”… βαριά αλλά και νταλκαδιάρικα riffs. Ροκ που ξεκίνησε από τη δεκαετία του εβδομήντα και κινείται με πομπώδη και στομφώδη ρυθμό στο σήμερα και το αύριο. Το καλπάζον του πράγματος δένει ιδεωδώς με τη φωνή. Προσέξτε το πόσο δεμένη είναι η ενορχήστρωση, με όλες αυτές τις πανέξυπνες παύσει στο ρεφρέν.

   Στο “Evil Eye Removal” γυρνά το Rock mood με κλασσικά μουσικά μονοπάτια και μια άκρως μελωδική γέφυρα, που αγγίζει και τη λυρική υπόσταση της ροκ. Το “Sinnerman” είναι μία άκρως ενδιαφέρουσα περίπτωση. Τραγούδι από εκείνα που έχουν διασκευαστεί πολλές φορές, χωρίς όμως να βρίσκεται στην άκρη της γλώσσας των μαζών, προκειμένου να ονοματίσουν μία πασίγνωστη διασκευή, το κομμάτι γίνεται κάτι άλλο από τα παιδιά. Η οργή και το πάθος το κάνουν πλέον επικό… Προσδίδουν ακόμα περισσότερα γαλόνια στο άλμπουμ.

Εξαιρετική δουλειά που θα γίνει το soundtrack πολλών αναμνήσεων. Ανυπομονώ να βιώσω αυτό το μεγαλείο και ζωντανά. Ναι, νύξη για live κάνω. Μπράβο σας παιδιά, για την τόσο άρτια δουλειά και σας ευχόμαστε τα καλύτερα για το νέο σας παιδί!

Μαίρη Ζαρακοβίτη

https://www.noizy.gr/music/artists-albums/M/1099-motherfaster/1318-slower-father

New Album Press Release

The time has come for the second Motherfaster album! Entitled “Slower Father”, it is recorded at Pentagram studio. George Emmanuel handled the mixing/mastering duties. As a result, we give you nine explicit, dirty stories gilded with a mix of heavy metal – hard rock music. Motherfaster’s second record is taking their signature sound one step further. Ruder, dirtier, heavier.

The first single “Abused in the garden of love” will be released on November 11 and “Slower Father” on December 2, 2019.

Tracklist:

  1. Stash the cash
  2. Abused in the garden of love
  3. Shotgun blast
  4. Bull on a parachute
  5. Crocoblues
  6. Snitches get stitches (I smell a rat)
  7. Kamikaze rider
  8. Evil eye removal
  9. Sinnerman (Cover)

Listen to “Slower Father” on: Spotify | Apple Music | Amazon Music

Here are some quotes from the press about “Slower father”:

“…I will abandon the effort to describe it using other bands and I will tell you that Slower Father sounds like a Tarantino movie soundtrack, that has action scenes, but also those slow motion shots when the hero kills everybody in the bar…” – Rock Hard

“A release that has freshness, beautyful ideas and the passion that the heavy metal sound needs.” – Metal Zone

“Motherfaster’s second album has the prestige of intoxicating music. It is riveting you and it succeeds to create so many images in your mind, that can be transcribed into a story.” – Noizy

Check out some videos:

Lyric video for “Abused in the garden of love”. An explicit story from the dawn of civilization! Inspired by an ancient Sumerian legend, it tells the tale of Goddess Inanna’s raping by a farmer’s young son.

Audio video for “Kamikaze Rider”. The 80’s/90’s Greek motorcycle riders (also known as Kamikaze) inspired us for this one and we dedicate this song to them. God bless your reckless souls!

Pre-save the album on Spotify:

Motherfaster cover black metal legends

Black metal cover "Blood is thicker than water"

Motherfaster recorded a black metal cover! Impaled Nazarene’s magnum opus “Blood is thicker than water”, performed in the band’s unique way, but preserving the original magic and might. A love drama that unfolds during amazing guitar riffs. George Emmanuel engineered, mixed and mastered the song. Enjoy the video!

Lyrics (Original):

Lost in memories, of forgotten love
On hot summer night we were swimming naked under a moon
Lost in dreams, deep pain inside
The picture of deep love burning in my mind

And heavens cried for my love
The night was still as I lifted her body on shore

Nothing to live for, I’m better off dead
I can’t bear the pressure living without you my love

And heavens opened for myself
The night was black as I pulled the trigger of my gun

Credits:

This version of “Blood is thicker than water” is a black metal cover song performed by Motherfaster from Greece.

Originally written and performed by Impaled Nazarene from Finland.

Drums, guitar and bass recorded at Esoteron studio. Vocals recorded at After Dusk studio.

Engineered, mixed and mastered by George Emmanuel.

Year: 2016

Link: https://youtu.be/X0zPQyQRC_8

Check out our “Tunes of Doom”

Short Bio:

Motherfaster is the result of a bad idea, that its three creators had, after a jam session during the end of 2011.  They are based in Athens with the common purpose to extract the dirtiest side of their souls and present it as an audio insult.

They recorded their debut in early 2014. George Emmanuel was the sound engineer and Jeffro Lackscheide mixed and mastered the album. In November 2014 the first single “The nymph and the god” was featured in Terrorizer magazine (Issue 254), along with legendary metal bands Exodus and Obituary. The album was released on February 24, 2015.

In the summer of 2016, they covered Impaled Nazarene’s magnum opus “Blood is thicker than water”.

Motherfaster is: Paminos – Vox + Bass | Bill – Guitar | Jim – Drums

Twenty Questions With Motherfaster

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Interview @ True Metal Lives

1. First of all, thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me. Before we really get rolling, please introduce yourself and can you please give us some information on your band and its background?
Paminos: We are Motherfaster, a three piece heavy metal band. We play straight to the point heavy music, decorated with dirty stories.

2. Please describe your band’s style. Genre, similar bands, etc. What should a potential new fan expect upon hearing your music for the first time?
Jim: The style of Motherfaster is like an avalanche of riffs. I don’t actually like the term genre, because all of the band members of Motherfaster are grown and raised with the true essence of music, which lies out of any specific genre. For example, we worship bands like W.a.s.p, Whitesnake and Alice Cooper, the same way we love Asphyx, Impaled Nazarene, or Gorefest. As for the expectations of a new fan, after listening to our album, I believe he will hit the repeat button on the cd player, when the last song ends…

3. What other bands have you played in previously?
Bill: The three of us have been involved in numerous projects over the past decade!
After dusk is the first band we created in 1998. We have recorded two death metal albums with Dominate, where Jim did the vocals and the lyrics and I wrote the music. Then after that, Paminos, Jim and Theodore of After Dusk created a black metal project called En Tafo!

4. What are some of your musical influences both in metal and maybe in other styles of music?
Bill: Dimebag Darell, Randy Rhoads, Tonny Iommi, Lemmy, Danzig, Rory Galagher, Gary Moore, Manolis Hiotis, Andy La roque, Chuck Shuldiner,
ZZ top and the list goes on.

5. Can you please share with us your band’s recording history and any interesting stories and experiences from the studio?
Paminos: We have recorded one full length album, which came out on February 2015. A funny story I can remember, during the recordings, is the following. Jim has a strange phobia about midgets. When I told that to our friend and sound engineer George Emmanuel, he found it very funny. He laughed and said to me something like: “Man this guy is 2 meters tall! How can he be afraid of midgets?”. After Jim had finished with the drums, we were in the control room and George sneaked behind him, while on his knees and poked Jim in the back. I can’t describe to you what happened in there, when he turned around. We had a great time recording the album.
6. How about your bands live experiences? Any amusing or memorable shows you would like to share with us?
Paminos: Every show is different. I remember a Halloween show, when we dressed up as zombies, another one that everybody in the club was drunk, including us! Someone even showed up with a inflatable sex doll on that one. Last year’s appearance at Wreck Athens fest was great too.

7. We have all heard of the big 4 of thrash. Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. It has been talked about in the past and critiqued quite often. In your mind, what are the Big 4? You don’t have to just list thrash bands, lets open it up to all metal genres, past or present, what is the big 4 in your mind?
Paminos: I think this Big 4 stuff is mostly marketing. Ok, all the 3 of us LOVE Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer. But Anthrax? Why should be Anthrax there and not Testament, or Kreator, or Destruction, or Sodom? But if you have to have 4 bands, I think it would be Sabbath, Maiden, Priest and Megadethallica. I don’t fit Motorhead in there, because Motorhead are the Big 1.
Bill: For me there is no big 4, cause there are bands out there that perform way better live than the big4, but they are underestimated! And now a few examples
Saxon the best live performing band on the planet, Carcass kicks ass, Cannibal Corpse, Celtic Frost, Testament, Grip INC, King Diamond and many, many more!

8. What would be your dream supergroup? Again lets open it up to past or present musicians, what would be the dream band lineup?
Paminos: I don’t like the concept of supergroups. How can I know if Randy, Dime, Cliff and Cozy Powel would produce something good?

9. Now if you were to be a member of any band, who would you love to join up with?
Paminos: There are many musicians that I love and respect and it would be awesome to write, play, or compose a song with them, but being in a band is a lot more than that. So I have to say that, being a member of Motherfaster and After Dusk, fulfills me 100%!

10. Now it’s time to get philosophical. What IS heavy metal?
Paminos: Heavy metal is loud, distorted, controversial music

11. What has heavy metal done for you thus far both in music and in your personal life?
Paminos: Musically I think metal and rock music can be close to the classic and the traditional at the same time. It can combine many different musical cultures. It helps you to enjoy music out of the box, not only for entertainment. In personal life it helped me learn the English language well, plus I had great times with friends at concerts.
12. If you were not playing in a metal band, what do you think you would be doing currently?
Paminos: I would be very miserable! The only other thing, that interests me remotely as much as metal music, is motorcycles.

13. What is your heavy metal dream? I am not talking about goals here, I am talking about going to bed and dreaming…what is the dream you are having? Or is it a nightmare?
Paminos: Being able to release an album, without worrying about anything else, than the music and the sound.

14. What is your view on the current state of heavy metal?
Jim: The way I see it, heavy metal is in a comatose state. There is war going on between bands in all the musical platforms. Imitation, useless battles in soulless technical displays.. who’s the faster..who’s the most shocking.. The true heart of heavy metal lies mostly in the underground bands, those bands who play music because they get richer in their souls and not in their wallets.

15. What are your thoughts concerning the digital era of metal. I am curious what you think of digital downloading, recording in the modern era and anything else that has changed since the early days of the industry.
Paminos: As a music fan, I don’t like downloadable stuff and I don’t like streaming services either. I prefer cd’s and vinyl records. Have I ever downloaded an album? Yes, but only to check it out. If I like it, I always go ahead and buy a copy. Paying to download a digital album is another option available the last few years and also cheaper. It is just not my favorite medium. Bottom line is this: if you enjoy an artist, or a band, buy a copy of their work. It is your responsibility as a music fan. Most of us are not rich, but spending 10-20-30$ per month for art is not a big deal. We all spend more money for less important things anyway. The digital era of recording on the other hand has only benefits, because it reduces the recording costs by a large factor.

16. Heavy metal has gone through some changes since the early days. New movements have come and gone as has its overall popularity. With that in mind, what direction do you see heavy metal going in the future?
Jim: Heavy metal is a die-hard motherfucker… Despite the fact that everything has been played, over and over again, by every band out there in the last three decades, it has a bizarre and unique way to reinvent itself. It’s like a phoenix. It rises, then burns to dust and comes to life again. Even someone who has grown up to heavy metal and for some reason he quits listening to it. For example, when he turns to 50 years old or something like that. If you play him an Iron Maiden or a Metallica song, he will remember it.. It has an impact on you. Thus, I believe, it will keep its steady direction for many years to come. Just like lava..it bursts..it explodes..it calms..but there’s always more..burning.
17. Several musicians have gone on record to say that the full length album is dead. That with the digital age there is no need to produce a full length release. What are your thoughts, is the full length dead or still viable?
Paminos: It is dead from the point that you can’t expect to make much money from the album. On the other hand how many albums have you bought in the past that should have been singles, or EP’s? Like 2-3 great songs and the rest for the trash? You can’t be a musician without producing new music. And the best way to do that, is to record an album, if you have the inspiration. I mean you can record a single song every other month, but that is not any cheaper than to do it all at once. And it’s not cool, if your fans haven’t heard anything new from you for some years, to give them only a couple of songs, or use a new album as an excuse for a tour.

18. Okay time to talk and promote your band some more. What is the current news coming from your camp. Any new music, tours, festivals or anything going on?
Paminos: We are still getting great feedback for our debut album! We have written new songs for the sequel and we will keep working on that, so that we hit the studio before the end of 2016.

19. What are the immediate short range goals for your group?
Paminos: Last month, we recorded a cover song. We’ll make a video for that, to keep you guys wired until the next album.

20. What about ultimately any long range goals?
Paminos: To spread the music of Motherfaster as far as we can!

21. Finally if you have any last words you wish to express to your fans and the metal community in general please do so here.
Paminos: Be critical about the things you hear and read. No matter who wrote them. Admit when you are wrong.

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