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Interviews: Fuck The Facts

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Grindcore band, Fuck The Facts, from Canada. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1.Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

It’s taken from a song on the album Torture Garden by Naked City literally called Fuck The Facts. I’m pretty sure it just kind of happened but it does represent the band well even today.

2.Why did you want to play this genre?

I doubt it was a question of will, at least not when I started. Like many other things in my life, I just sort of fell into it. The only thing I really cared about when I started playing music was shredding like Malmsteen (I didn’t go well). Like a lot of people, I discovered metal through Metallica but once I heard death metal, in this instance Cryptopsy, that was it, I was hooked.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Yeah, I already knew Mel and Topon because we’d all been active in the Ottawa-Gatineau metal scene for some time. Topon actually put on a show for my old band years ago, that’s pretty much how we got in touch.

4. Favourite band?

Just one eh? Cryptopsy.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

I try to get myself into a certain frame of mind but writing has always been a difficult process for me. I’m pretty sure it was easier when I was younger, probably cause I didn’t give a shit back then. I find it’s a peculiar experience in which I don’t seem to have a whole lot of control over. Anyways, I just go back to the bands I love and the bands I toured with, for whom I have infinite respect, in order to get some inspiration. We write a lot when we practice, so I obviously feed off Topon too.

6. Where was your last gig?

Our last show was back in September of 2019 in Peer, Belgium.

7. Where would you like to play?

Anywhere we can really, but I think Asia would be a fucking blast.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Unholy Grave and Wormrot.

9. Whom not?


10. Have you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

For sure, it still happens but I try to see it as something positive. I’ve had to deal with anxiety and panic attacks all my life. It doesn’t really matter if there’s 10 people in front of me or 1000, I never know when it’ll affect me. So I just try to stay as relaxed as possible and enjoy the moment. I go through my pre-show routine and, once I’m in the zone, I’m set.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

I grew up listening to a lot of progressive metal bands like Symphony X, Pain Of Salvation, Opeth, Ayreon, etc. I took guitar classes throughout high school and at some point I discovered Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen. From that point on I wanted to be a shredder. I used to spend countless hours practicing in my room trying to learn tons of licks and solos using Guitar Pro. I couldn’t really ever pull that shit off. Anyways, I fell into death metal and grindcore in the early 2000s with bands like Cryptopsy and Dahmer, two of my biggest influences.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

I’m pretty bad at remembering these things and we haven’t toured in years so it’s buried far away somewhere in my head amongst distant PBR infused memories. I remember one thing from our last US tour. We needed a place to crash in New Orleans and couldn’t find anything so this guy hooked us up, but he lived like an hour outside the city. We followed him to his place, I’m pretty sure he was fucked out of his mind. Anyways, just a few minutes after getting there, he took his handgun out of his backpack as if it were a fucking Shake Weight or something. I guess he didn’t ask for anything except “Oh shit, why are you guys so uncomfortable?”.

13. What do you think of your fans?

There’s some pretty fucking dedicated people that have been following us throughout the years. It’s pretty amazing, especially when you think about what it is that we do. We can’t be anything else but grateful. We pretty much didn’t do anything for like 4 or 5 years so it’s motivating to see that there’s still some excitement around our music.

14. What do you think of our site?

There’s A LOT of content, it’s pretty sweet but it made me wonder: “What the fuck is aliencore?” - Keep up the good work, the underground always needs shit like this.

15. Something to add?

Stay safe. Pleine Noirceur comes out November 20th 2020 on Noise Salvation, you can pre-order the album at Cheers guys, thanks!

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