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Hi. I was just listening to (Within) The Chamber of Whispering Eyes, and I was wondering if you knew that Whispering Eye is a very old term for a vagina.
"(Within) The Chamber of Whispering Eyes" is a very old song, but I suppose the term is even older. No, I didn't know it, but if I had, I would have still named the song the same way.
"Hamburger fan" somehow makes me think of coprophilia, but I suppose that's not an old term... or is it?
I read somewhere that there will be a future pressing of 'v34ish6ng 0f emptiness' on CD and 'em9t2ness of van2s1ing' on LP. Any news on that? Release date?
No release dates, but I'll try to get them out before the gig in August. If not, they'll be out this year, anyway.
Oh, d'oh. You can already tell I live in America from my having asked that.
Happy belated Chuck Schuldiner day, by the way.
What do you think of guns n roses?
Are you a fan of Slayer?
G'n'R have made some good songs, but I haven't really ever listened to them. Slayer was great and influential to me.
Do you listen to any 80's punk rock such as Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Black Flag, D.R.I., Verbal Abuse, etc.?
I used to listen to D.R.I., but otherwise I haven't really fallen in love with the genre.
What has inspired your lyrics?
This has been asked in many interviews. I'll quote one of them:
"Basically, there was nothing inspiring the lyrics. They came from my life, my way of making everything absurd, my system of mixing things up in the head. I was my own influence. Of course what my head mixes up comes from my experiences, but if I named somebody or something, I should also name a few walks in the forest, parties, shopping malls, people I loved, people I didn't, people that didn't mean a thing to me, people that were to mean something to me in the future, etc.
Fantasy/D&D is a perfect miss. I've never been into it. Sci-fi? Yes. Maybe."
Naturally my enthusiasm in gore, horror and desperation influenced the ideas and wordings, too.
Where did you go to college?
We don't have colleges in Finland. I went to the upper secondary in Kuopio, and then straight to University, first in Kuopio and later in Helsinki. I haven't graduated, though, as work took me back to Kuopio and I'm still on that trip.
How old are you?
Very. Eighteen, if Nespithe was released this year for the first time.
What tunings did you guys use for the songs in Nespithe? I just want to know cause that would make it easier to figure out by ear (I am pretty good at learning by ear if I do say so myself).
We tuned E down to A, and all the other strings respectively.
Hello Antti, I just wanted to ask whether you attended confirmation school. And did you ever get to touch or fondle the priests chalice?
I started, then quit, and went back because my mother paid for finishing it. That's only the official explanation, though, as i really mostly enjoyed sucking the huge, desirable and delicious cocks under the priests' black boxer shorts.