Interview  with   Under  The  Church   done  by  Patrick posted on 11-8-17

Interview  with  Erik  guitarist,drums  of  Under  The  Church   done  by  Patrick

1.Hello  Erik  how are  things  going  in Sweden  this  week?Please introduce   yourself  to the  readers?

hey there, Erik here! I play drums and sometimes guitar.

2.At  what  age  did you  first  start  listening to  death metal and metal in  general?And  who  were  the  first bands  you  listened to?

I got three Kiss vinyl records for my 10th birthday, Love Gun, RocknRoll Over and Destroyer...that’s how things started. 

3.Erik you  take care of  the  guitars  for the band at  what age were you when you first  started playing?Are  you self taught  or did you  have lessons  when first  starting out?

I didn’t take any lessons on guitar, Instead I picked out tunes,like learning how to play the album “Restless and wild” by Accept.

4.Who would you  say  are  some of your  biggest influences and favorite  guitarists?

Chuck Berry, Wolf Hoffman, Hound Dog Taylor, KK Downing

5.Besides  the  guitars  you also  play the  drums  when  did you first  start playing the  drums?

Around the same time that I got those three Kiss vinyls, I was very lucky to have a older brother with an flawless record collection and a drumset that he didn’t play often.

6.Who would you say  are your  favorite  drummers?Besides the drums and guitars  do you currently  play  any other  instruments?

Art Blakey, Chris Reifert, Sunny Murray, Dave Grave, Phil Rudd, Philly Joe, Peter Criss.Sometimes I play piano. 

7.When  did you  first meet  Lars H.{bassist} and  was it long  before you  two  formed  Under  The  Church?

I think i’ve known Lars since we where 8 years old or something like that...we used to play icehockey together but then later we started playing in bands. We started UTC around 2013. 

8.Who  would you  say  are  Under  The  Church's biggest  influences?

Sadus, Venom, Death, Accept, Autopsy, Judas Priest, Celtic Frost, 

9.Supernatural  Punishment  is the bands  newest release  how long  did it  take you  two  to  write  the music  for the new release?

It didn’t take that long time, we’ve been more or less in constant writing mode since the demo came out...some events this summer put things on hold for a while but we’re back on track now

10.Besides  the new  release  Supernatural  Punishment  are any of the bands previous releases  still available?Besides physical releases  does the band  have  any other merchandise available if  yes what  is  available  and  where  can the readers  buy  it?

We have a couple of releases out since before, an Ep and a full length, check out Pulverised Records bandcamp page for our physical and digital releases as well as merchandise.

11.I know you  have some  session members to  play live  shows with would you and  Lars  like to  add more members to make a  full line-up?

Actually we are now have a full lineup of the band, klacke and Wallin on guitars and Sahlström on vocals.

12.What  have  been  some  of  Under  The  Church's most  memorable  shows  over the   years?

the release gig for “rabid armageddon” was memorable since it also was the first ever show we played.

13.Are their  any tours or  shows coming up in  support  of  Supernatural  Punishment  if yes  where  will the  band  be  playing?

There’s nothing planned at the moment but hopefully we’ll be able to do some proper touring and festivals next year.

14.Besides  death metal  do you listen to  any  other  forms of  underground music?If  yes  what  genres  and  who  are some of your  favorite  bands?

I listen to alot of very different genres and styles of music, I wouldn’t necessaraly call it underground but it can be anything from Selim Sesler, Tim Berne to Nick Lowe...I don’t have a favourite band per se, but some bands have a stronger place in my musical upbringing than others.

15.Other  then  music we are huge  movie  fans here  do you  like to watch  a lot  movies?What  are   some of your  all-time  favorite  movies?

The adventures of Ford Fairlane, Big trouble in little china, Escape from New York to name but a few.

16.Who  are  some  of your  favorite  actresses  and  actors?Are their  any  directors  you  like  to watch?

I like David Lynch alot but haven’t had the guts to watch the new serie of Twin Peaks.

17.Thank you  for  taking the  time to  fill  this  interview  out  do you  have  any  final  words   for the  readers?

thanks for having us, go out to see as much live music as you can while it’s still possible to do so, and support artists by buying their releases.

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