Friday, August 5, 2016

Mumincunt Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Well, we started out in May 2015. In the beginning this band was more of a project of entertainment that we didn't take to seriously. But as time went on our songs started to sound better. We received a lot of great feedback on the songs that we published on Facebook and Youtube. That's when we realized that this band had potential and we started to take it more seriously.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the album?

The closest thing we can define our genre with would be a mixture of black and death metal, but we often try to incorporate other elements such as heavy, thrash and doom. Our music can be quite dynamic with some drastic changes between heavy blast beats and more melodic parts which sometimes involve symphonic elements.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Our lyrics often bring up sensitive subjects such as depression, rape, murder and suicide. We often take on a very humorous approach regarding these subjects because we believe that it gives us more shock value which is much needed in this modern society where you're not allowed speak your mind. We also think that taking on these subjects in a humorous way proves to people that we don't intend to encourage any of these vicious acts.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Mumincunt'?

The name is an inspiration from our first song "Knullad av en mumin", which means "Fucked by a mumin". The word Mumin is inspired by the finnish/swedish kids books called Mumintrollet, then we added the word cunt because it suits our lyrical themes. We thought changing when the band got more serious but we decided to keep it because it sounds right.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Our first rhythm guitarist left the band because of personal reasons we've tried hard to find someone to replace him. And we are sorry to say that we need a rhythm guitarist to be able to play live, and since we haven't found one we haven't been able to play live yet. Therefore we have started with our recordings first and decided that live gigs would be our second priority.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

We're currently focusing on performing locally here in Sweden but when we get the opportunity to expand our tours further, we'll be glad do it. We've got a lot of plans for upcoming shows that will be revealed in the future.

7.Heathen  Tribes  Records are re-issuing your album on CD in September, how did you get in contact with this label?

Yes they are, and we are really happy about that. Actually it was them who came in contact with us first. According to them they found us while searching for music on YouTube. They enjoyed our music and they left a message on our Facebook page and now we're here. We are really proud having them printing our album.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black and death metal?

It has honestly been amazing. The feedback has been way better and bigger than what we've ever could have expected. We thought people would judge us more because we bring in different elements to our music and because of some of our lyrical themes, but we were wrong, people really do enjoy the music.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

Well a second album is in the making. We started working on the second album almost immediately after we released Visor Från Muminskogarnas Mörker. It will have a much more dark and depressive theme. We're heading more into a black metal sound. The new album is a lot more organized and well made. Hopefully people will like this album as much, if not even more. The title of the album is planned to be Morrans Vinterrike, but that might change before release. Without telling to much, we can promise that our future looks bright.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We're not completely sure about any particular band, but we've taken inspiration from styles such as black, death, doom and heavy metal, while also incorporating some symphonic influences. The bands we listen to are a bit different from member to member, but we enjoy bands such as Insomnium, Mgła, Dimmu Borgir, Rammstein and some softer metal such as Dream Theater.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

I'd say we are in to alot of things. History, mostly Swedish and WWII. We like to drink and do all sorts of crazy shit. We that we can't speak for all of us but those are the ones that we share together.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Well, we'd like to start out and thank you guys for a really exciting interview!
We would also like to thank Heathen Tribes Records for being so supportive, without you guys we'd never have come this far. Go check out their other bands at their official bandcamp page.
Also, thank you to all of our friends that support us and buy our albums and so on!
Lastly we'd like to thank everyone out there we've forgot to mention.

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