Summon: How did the band get started?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: After many years of struggling with my main band Mundus, I felt that it was the time to explore music on my own without having to rely on other people and basically do whatever the hell I wanted. So I thought the best way to do that was to do a solo project where I have full control over EVERYTHING! So in early 2012 I got in contact with a couple of friends from other UK black metal bands about doing an all solo split album (all these people had solo projects of their own also) and they all agreed so I started work on the songs that then ended up on the “A Gathering Of Four Tyrants” UK underground black metal split album.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: I play black metal but there are other elements in my music also mostly doom metal but there’s death, thrash and ambient as well.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: It’s a mixed bag so far. Because im not as technical minded as most people complain about technical issues whether its to do with the mixing or my actual playing but those fucking idiots obviously don’t understand the actual point of my music! My music for Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus is PURPOSELY played in a “raw” and “honest” way. I don’t care about technical things for this music because it is meant to be honest and natural, it isn’t forced or over thought in the slightest. The way it comes out when I play is the way it is evidently meant to be so why over polish it and make it sterile, it would lose its soul. But then there are the people who understand the point of my music and enjoy it because it is cold, grim and REAL!
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus is the name that I took for myself way back in 2003 when I started Mundus, so this being my solo project it makes sense that I name it after myself.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Just me, I am the only member of Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus, I play everything in this project. All music, vocals and lyrics are done by me.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: See the previous answer.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: My deranged and fucked up head, haha. Nearly all of the tracks from the “A Gathering Of Four Tyrants” split album were about rape, murder and death as I have a big interest in that kind of thing, rapist’s and serial killers. Ted Bundy being the main one but I do and will write about anything I feel, think or have an interest in. So it could be Satanism, suicide, depression, demons, monsters, ritual and so on, basically anything dark. For example I am currently in the process of recording my first full length S.F.I album which mostly is about Possession and the paranormal, it’s not a concept album as such but the subject matter is all linked. The main theme is a person who is actually trying to become possessed on purpose instead of the usual it happening to a woman by accident like in most horror movies.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Well I am a Satanist and have been pretty much all of my life and I have a keen interest in the Occult because it is these thing’s that are actually REAL and have strong root throughout history, unlike the fairytale fantasy bullshit of Christianity.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: So far with S.F.I it has only been the “A Gathering Of Four Tyrants” split album with Razakel Krieg, Lord Forneus and Lord Andras. I am currently recording my full length S.F.I album now as I mentioned before AND also I have another split album being released in the next couple of months with underground UK black metal bands Mørktår andGrímsvötn.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: I cant go into too much details because it isn’t released or finished yet but like I said before it is mostly about possession and the paranormal.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Well technically S.F.I is a side project because Mundus is my main band but because Mundus is currently on hold that is why I am doing S.F.I but I also started a depressive suicidal black metal band called Suffering featuring members of Baalberith and Grímsvötn but due to time issues we haven’t done much with it yet. I also started a duo project with a good friend of mine playing really slow dark doom/black metal called Below The Pit. We have a couple of songs recorded for a E.P but also due to time issues it is difficult for us to work more on it.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Burzum, Mayhem, Akercocke, Darkthrone, Celtic Frost, Gorgoroth, Marduk, Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide. To name a few.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: S.F.I doesn’t ever play live because it is just myself doing this project plus the songs aren’t designed for the stage.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Not yet.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Considering I don’t play live, none haha.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Considering I’m from England, I have no idea and nor do I care really. No offense to American bands but about 90% of American black metal bands are shit, they just cant do it. There is no soul and atmosphere at all but that I think is because of American culture and society. The kind of darkness and primitive mentality and life just isn’t present in the US. It is a strictly English and European thing. Now as for death metal, that is strictly American! There are a ton of great death metal bands from England and Europe but that really is a American thing, Cannibal Corpse, Deicide, Death, Possessed, Mortician. American death metal is flawless BUT only old death metal, new death metal bands suck.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: No interest in overseas scenes really, I am only interested and concerned about the English “scene” but there really isn’t one. There is no “scene” over here at all. There are a ton of great bands but most of the time they get overlooked by the media and focus more of American and European bands which is fine but solely focusing on them and only the “big” bands from here is a fucking joke! How are bands meant to progress and break out if they wont get the respect and coverage they deserve. Such as our English black metal bands, Eastern Front, Old Corpse Road, Infernal Creation, Primitive Graven Image, the list goes on and on but they are some of the best black metal bands in the world! WE invented black metal with the brilliant Venom! So I think its time we took our crown back from the Scandinavians 😉
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: I wont mention any death metal bands because i don’t like new death metal bands but black metal bands: Eastern From, Old Corpse Road, Infernal Creation, Primitive Graven Image, Baalberith,Grímsvötn, Mørktår, Voices, Immortal Empire. There are tons but there’s a few.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: As I’ve said I’m currently recording my full length S.F.I album and having the split with Mørktår and Grímsvötn but I haven’t thought past there yet really.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band?
Sturmgeist Fornicator Insultus: Just the release of my full length and split album at the moment.
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