Flesh Interview

1. Introduce yourself; tell me what you do in Flesh, and how long the band has been together.

FLESH is a solo project started by me, Pete Flesh. I do everything exept the drumming, done by a session drummer. I started this project as an idea in ´98 when I still was in MAZE OF TORMENT. But it was not until 2004 it started to get something serious out of it and I recorded the debut album, “Dödsångest”. Till today I have recorded three albums with FLESH, “Dödsångest, “ Temple of Whores ” and “Worship the Soul of Disgust”. Exept MAZE OF TORMENT and FLESH I have also been involved in bands like DECEIVER and THROWN.

2. Where is the band from and what is the metal scene like there?

I´am from a town called Strängnäs in Sweden . If you mean the scene in Strängnäs so is it a bit lame, but cult acts like MERCILESS have its roots here.

3. Is there any story or concept behind your CD title " Temple Of Whores "?

Religions, or people in general, that sees women like whores because they follow their natural instincts, like fucking and bringing pleasure for their own needs. The title is meant like a dubbel sentence and not meant like my own view, like I would think women are whores, some have mistaken that. The title can also be led to other directions.

4. What do you know and think of Romania ?

I will drink you blood and gain eternal life, muha!

5. Who did the artwork on the new CD and how much input did you have on it?

If you mean “ Temple of Whores ” so was it was Anders Plassgård, and for “Worship the Soul of Disgust” it was my old buddy Erik Sahlström (GENERAL SERGERY) from MAZE OF TORMENT and DECEIVER. I always give the cover/booklet artist more or less free hands after some instructions from me. For me it´s cooler that way. They have heard the album, knows the album title, and have some small instructions to work after, to see how they reflect on the music into art.

6. Is MySpace the great Satan of the 21st Century?


7. Where did you get ideas and inspirations for some of the lyrics on CD " Temple Of Whores "?

When I write lyrics I do it in a way where you not get all the answers all the time, they are very open for own conclusions. Sometimes I don´t really know myself what I want to say with a lyric before the song is recorded and I can see the whole picture myself, it´s more giving for me that way. But some topics, 'Taste the Devil´s Blood' is about suicide, the meaning of it is like temple of whores, religions that believe it´s the work of the devil. 'Rotten through the Skin' is about wars in somekind of strange way. All lyrics have somekind of personal hate towards human beings mixed with an obscure way of my own conclusions towards life. The subjects are of course not unique in any way, it´s just my views.

8. What are your future plans for Flesh?

I have started in a small scale working on a new FLESH album, I will concentrate 100% on that as soon the Deceiver album is out. All my musical time will from then only concern FLESH. As my life looks today I have only time with one thing, and FLESH is my dungeon where I can do what I want. This mean that I will take more "clear" influences from other Metal genres as well. If I do a riff that would have fit in THROWN (that also will be put to rest) I will simply use it in FLESH.

9.What do you think of this year's presidential election? Do you like any of the candidates? – Not trying to be ignorant, but the subject have no interest for me at this moment.

10. Would you ever want to do an all acoustic show, like most bands turn to from time to time.

I have never thought about it. Would maybe be cool to play “I Masturbate to Jesus-Christ” with acoustic guitar and piano, and then Glen Danzig on vocals.

11. What would you compare your music too, out of the varitey of bands out there.

If it´s better or worse? Of course I think it´s better than a lot of the new stuff, but that´s just my taste. And FLESH will always remain underground because of that, it´s to “non tequnical” for most of the youngsters.

12. What bands have you toured with? Are there any that you would definetely want to tour with?

I have never toured with FLESH, have not even done a show. I will work on that as soon I find suitable live members. When I put down DECEIVER and THROWN to rest I will have a lot more time to just consentrate on FLESH. If DEATH and DISSECTION still was around I would say them. Would be cool to tour with bands like PENTACLE, DESASTER, SADUS, POSSESSED, NIFELHEIM etc.

13. Describe your music to an elderly church lady.

Death Metal, lady!

14. When you look back on when Flesh first started out, what do you think of you guys now?

More focus, more developed…..and with a better label.

15. Any final words of wisdom, thoughts or comments?

If anyone are interested in hearing music I´m involved in here are some links:

FLESH: www.myspace.com/peteflesh
DECEIVER: www.myspace.com/deceiverswe
THROWN: www.myspace.com/thrownbitch

Thanx for your time making this interview and supporting my work, appreciated! Good luck with your future projects // Pete Flesh

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