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SUPERHORRORFUCK, quickly running out of phrases to describe punky Sleaze Rock, these Italians at least give something different to write home about, and perhaps even to listen to? An all-shock horror five piece, this is, complete with a "halloween" story where the original band on their way to a gig crashed into a tree, their bodies disappeared, and five eccentric zombies wearing flashy outfits turned up to play at the party... And if that's still not scary enough for ya', they've also included a Katy Perry cover (Hot 'N Cold) - oh, the horror, the horror!!! Lead singer Dr. Freak told us, “We can proudly say that even if we are dead since five years, our evil-ution never stops, like the rotting process, naturally. "Livingdeadstars" is the title of the album, but it could easily be the second name of the band, because that’s what we are, five corpses who came back from the grave only to rock out the world, that’s what you can see in the album’s artwork too, and there’s no doubt about it... death becomes us!", Here's, SUPERHORRORFUCK...
How has the reaction to your latest CD been?
Well, until now, pretty good … lot of people already bought it at our shows, and we haven't seen a furious mob with gallows and pitchforks out of our crypt yet! One thing that really amused us was seeing all the album's reviewers contradicting each other when they tried to catalogue us, both in the good and in the bad reviews naturally!
How long did this CD take to make from start to finish, recording-wise?
We recorded the album across only ten days, it was hard but in the end we did it, even if a little bit more time in studio
What kind of 'sound', production wise, did you have in the back of your mind, prior to entering the studio?
We didn't have an exact iDEAD about it, we recorded all with a basic sound and then worked on it adding or discarding things in order to obtain the horrible, sensual and violent sound that fucked our damned souls!
What kind of input did the producer have during the process?
We take inputs from almost everything! We love to find the horrible and pervert side of everything, that's the real inspiration for what we do!
And are you pleased with the final outcome? (sound - production wise)
Of curse we are! "Livingdeadstars" is surely the album that was hunting our dreams since a long time! This production is a very important goal in our career, and we're proud of it, but we also know that our EVILution is only at the beginning!
Did the producer (you) use any (weird) experimental miking and/or recording techniques?
It depends on what you mean with "experimental" … Recording a CHAIN-SOLO (guitar solo with a chainsaw), was pretty a unique experience! Also the electronic sound in "Welcome to my f***k show" was recorded in a strange way, we used a KORG synth on Nintendo DS !
How did you go on about capturing your 'live sound' in the studio, or perhaps you didn't
Surely we made everything in order to transfer the power of our "live" impact on the album, but we think that record and show are really different things, and for the album we worked more on the execution and sound precision … We want all the people to use the album as a sort of "bible", to listen and understand it with the final task of rocking as hell with us during our "celebrations": the shows!
Please inform us about your favourite songs and lyrical highlights and why?
We love all the songs of the album, and everyone of them has its own story that makes it unique and special to our glassy eyes, but we can't deny that there's one song that always drives us wild more than the others: "Pissing on Heaven's door". At the beginning this song shouldn't exist, but from the first time we played the main riff we knew that we had to bring it to life, and what we got is the most ass-kickin' song ever written by Superhorrorfuck! When we started playing it at our shows all the audience immediately fell in love with it, and Mr.4 even has a part of the lyrics tattooed on his chest… that's fuckin' love!!!
Any overall theme of mood that you're trying to capture while writing songs?
Irony and black humor, above all! Our philosophy is something like "Memento mori, carpe diem!", and we never take ourselves too seriously … life is hard and sad, so we are taking our after death life like a big chance to have fun and rock like devils!
Does your vision for coming up with music get affected at all by time?
Of curse it does … What we want to do with our music is expressing ourselves, our living-dead-emotions and creativity, and communicate them to our fans, we want to spread the virus, but the way we do it always changes, we're influenced by everything and so we change mind very easily … different ways for the same destination, it would be boring driving only on a straight perfect road to the cemetery!
Did the record company interfere with anything on your "sound" and songs?
Not very much, mainly because the songs were completely finished and ready at the record company's first listen, but they gave us very useful advices about the album's artwork and the song order… We're working very good with our label, we always get good advices, but we follow them only if they don't go against the band spirit!
Are there any 'crazy' behind the scenes anecdotes from these sessions that you can share with us?
Well, I must confess that we usually spend so much time on bullshits that I can't make a list of all of them, but there's a pretty disturbing thing about Superhorrorfuck, a thing that everyone who worked with us for the production of the album experimented: the Superhorrorcurse! When we were in the studio, the recording technician had to change recording method and had a lot of problems because almost every day something broke down! When the album was about to be published we had an accident with the printing factory and so the label had to delay the release … Now you're making this interview … pay attention!
How would you describe the sound of your new CD to any potential new fan?
"Livingdeadstars" is good for every occasion! You can listen it while you're killing someone, you can enjoy it while cleaning your crypt, and, most of all, it's the perfect soundtrack for a night of wild sex!
Who are your influences and heroes? (music-wise)
Naturally all the rock'n'roll/glam/sleaze bands of the '80, but the peculiarity of Superhorrorfuck, the thing that makes our
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Interview by: Urban "Wally" Wallstrom,