Motherfaster: 2014 sounding original Black Sabbath!

motherfaster1by: Salim Ghazi Saeedi(*)

Motherfaster: Clear guitar sounds with strong riffs. They immediately reminded me of original Black Sabbath but with the 2014 sound! Please visit Motherfaster at their Official website!

Hey guys! Welcome to Art Rockin’ Magazine! Could you please introduce Motherfaster and its members for our readers?

Paminos: Motherfaster is a three piece heavy metal band. I sing and play the bass, Bill plays the guitar and Jim is the drummer. The music is “straight in your face” and the lyrics tell all the kinds of dirty stories.

What on earth (or the hell) does Motherfaster mean?!

Jim: It doesn’t really mean something and if you over think about it, you can give many explanations. It’s just as cool as it sounds.

What you regard as your influences?

Bill: Tony Iommi is the main reason I play guitar and make music, Randy Rhoads is a huge influence for me, also Dimebag Darrell who is the most powerfull – kick ass guitar player that ever existed for me. Gary Moore, Rory Gallagher, Chuck Shuldiner, Andy la Rocque, Glen Tipton, Adrian Smith, Criss Oliva, Paul Queen and a lot more…

Paminos: Most of the music between Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper and black metal bands like Rotting Christ, Cradle of Filth.

Jim: Asphyx and Manowar!

How you obtained such clear sounding guitars in recording process? I am asking ‘cause I am guitarist myself and I know it IS clear!

Bill: I did use a 100w all tube amp with a 4×12 speaker cab and two sm57’s. Before that I used an overdrive pedal, I made myself, to boost the amp a little bit more. The amp’s master volume was set high enough, ’cause I like the feel of natural overdrive, the power tubes produce in high volumes.

Could you explain today Athens heavy metal music scene to our readers?

Paminos: I think Athens and Greece in general have a great level of quality in the metal scene. You can hear really great metal and rock music from all genres.

motherfaster2Do you plan concerts outside Greece? How you intend to obtain this plan?

Paminos: We want to set up some European live dates, but we focus on the release of the album first! After that, we’ll get all the help we can, from our friends in the scene, to make that happen.

Motherfaster’s debut album cover is pretty cool! Who has designed it and what are the ideas behind it?

Paminos: The idea was mine. When we were recording the album, I saw an illustration of the female reproductive organs and thought it would make a great cover if we kept the main shape of it and do some arrangements. The person that made it is called John Nazos. He is a great graffity artist and a very nice guy!

I see you mostly have had gigs in Athens? Do you intend to expand your touring geographically?

Bill: It would be a dream come true for us to tour anywhere outside the country! It is a big honor for me to be invited somewhere where people give a fuck about my music!

What is the theme in your lyrics? How you write them?

Jim: In collaboration with Paminos we track down some of the dirtiest and most interesting stories we have experienced ourselves or heard from others.

What is your composition routine? Do the band members contribute in composition or it is all written by one person?

Bill: We don’t have a specific composition method for sure! Half of the music in the record is written by me and the other half by my brother! We usually compose like making a puzzle, I have my riffs, Paminos has his own and we combine them together. In some other cases me or Pam compose a song entirely by ourselves and when it is done, we make the final touches together.

What are your thoughts on mainstream music? How you think you could obtain that locally and globally?

Bill: I think that mainstream music has an expiration date, like all products have, and has nothing to do with Motherfaster. What I mean is that someone who makes mainstream music, starts compromised to do something that pays off. On the other hand when we compose something, the only criteria we have is to give a kick ass tune to ourselves and every other metalhead who happens to like it. We judge our music like music fans that we are. The only thing we try to obtain, is to reach the people who love Motherfaster and they don’t know that yet, locally and globally!

Where our readers can buy your music?

Paminos: Right now we are in the process of finding a label to release the album, so everyone has to be patient for a couple of months. Stay tuned to motherfaster.com, or our social pages and we’re gonna have some news soon…

Thanks for your time! Please feel free to share anything more to our readers.

Bill: We are Motherfaster and we’re here to stay. This is a threat and a promise!

Paminos: Well, more of a threat than a promise!

Jim: D.t.t.d.f.


(*) Salim Ghazi Saeedi is an Iranian composer and guitarist mostly known in avant-prog and rock in opposition genres. www.salimworld.com

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