|Sample of the int'
Could you introduce yourself….what
is your aim through Franang zine, what is your goal in life ?
Hail Sad, there's not so much to talk about myself but more about the
zine I guess through the interview. So, Franang was born as Svarte Stavkirke
(which was a 12 A4 pages newsletter). Two issues of SS were out some years
ago then it turned into a complete zine. Franang zine aims at being a
Metal zine dedicated to the underground in its real meaning and not just
to support bands with shitty sound, no originality because they call themselves
"underground". Most of the bands interviewed in Franang are
Black Metal bands or have connexions with this kind of Metal like Black/Thrash
or Black/death and are against Christianity. The reason of Franang is
also due to the fact some bands really metallised my blood through their
releases, so I want(ed ) to know more about them and their own views on
different topics. But the most important is that the bands are dedicated
to their views/philosophy and music.
In the everyday life I avoid as often as I can the mass consumption market
and their capitalistic views by informing myself about who is the owner
of the shop and not buy him stuff if I don't like him.
The 4th issue has been out (and soon there'll
be the 5th issue), does it mean its sells well or does it mean you'll
keep on going to do what you enjoy ? What brought Franang zine to you
I've never planned to sell 500/1000 copies of Franang per issue
so I'd say sells are ok even if I've hardly taken care of them. Yes, that's
true I'll keep on doing what I like with the zine even if nobody would
buy it. I really don't care if people get my stuff, I only want to dedicate
my work to worthy anti Christian bands. Then after, if Metalheads enjoy
too the zine it's ok, but I've never planned to get plenty money with
the zine…and I hardly have money left from it ! Franang made me
discover really great bands like Mortem, Scepter, Call Of The 4th Gates,
or to better understand others like Satanel (hail Enricco !), Graveland,
Desaster, Sabbat, AMSG…
You also played in a band called Funeral
Moon, what happened to this combo, why did you let it drop ?
Funeral Moon split in the beginning of '97, that's why it no
longer exists. F.M. was a 3-member band and when Nergal (guitar) decided
to stop the band, the 2 others also ended with F.M because we couldn't
continue anymore as Nergal had founded the band and we didn't want someone
else in F.M
What is your point of view on Black Metal,
Death Metal and Metal scenes in France and abroad ?
The less we can say is the French scene has never been famous
or extremely interesting but nevertheless there are (have been) bands
like Gorgon, Osculum Infame, Noctic, Lonewolf, Nehemah, Himinbjorg, Aggressor.
So the only problem is to be able to find the jewel band in our country,
this doesn't mean our scene sucks !
When it comes to foreign countries I'm completely mad of the German old
sound (Destruction, Assassin, Desaster, Violent Force/Living Death, Kreator)
and 80's Speed Metal (Piledriver, The Unsane, Whiplash, Running Wild).
The music is fucking much more aggressive and speed than actual bands.
But what I can't stand in some of those old bands is their "too much
punk and anarchist" attitude. In the actual scenes there are also
great Metalheads like Desaster (once again), Razor Of Occam, Urn, Gospel
Of The Horns, Sabbat, Varathron, Pentacle,. Unfortunately most of the
Norwegian pioneers of the 2nd wave have turned into pacific bands. I also
hate all those modern bands with synth, gothic elements or the early Norwegian
bands who now include nice music or want to get a crystal clear sound
like Marduk, Behemoth, Enslaved and so on.
What do you think of bands who use B.M
to spread politic views ? Do you believe/think the dark side of politic
movement could be Nazism ? Finally what do you think of our government
According to me politic and Metal music are two different matters.
Nevertheless it doesn't really bother me if some bands mix both of these
concepts as B.M is a mean of propaganda against religions and some politic
doctrines could be applied to eradicate religions. If the bands know what
they deal with and are convinced about their opinions it can be more than
positive to take a look to their lyrics. In another hand if bands just
include swastika, nazi stuffs on their cover and hail Hitler to be cool
and to sell thousands copies, they just suck !
Now let's talk about
philosophy and believable matter, are you just inspired by one or more
philosopher's doctrine ? According to you what is the meaning of life
I don't believe in any religions or any religious doctrine, being Satanist
or Christian. There's no philosopher who influences my life directly,
but I read some books about politic/racial views. So, writers likeEvola
make me think a lot of course. There's no real meaning in our life, the
economic and the religious environment govern and package us through money
and capitalist views. And the shame is these values are the meaning of
life of thousands people. Nut there're not really mine, so up to now I
haven't found any real meaning of life. Have you ?
Satanism can also be seen as the finding
of the hidden knowledge (taken apart by church), do you agree with this
point of view ? If so, would you say that this kind of "Satanism"
could be beneficial for mankind ?
What was hidden by Christianity was the ability of thinking,
everything you can hidden is just part of man's reflection which has been
forbidden during a long time. I don't know if Satanism could be beneficial
for human as I don't consider Satan as anything concrete as x-tianity
is based on the oppression and mind destroying. And fuck, human kind can
burn in their paradise, I don't need them !
Let's come back to music, which
were the bands who impressed you with their answers and those who interested
you more after their interview ?
Then bands that really impressed me through their answers were
Graveland, Satanel, AMSG for their strong political views. There are also
other bands who pleased me by their total dedication to Metal like Sabbat,
Destroyer 666, Falkenbach, Pentacle, Summoning, and Desaster. Among all
int' I've done I'll never forget Damnation Rec, which is according to
me, the best label who represents the TRUE Death/Black Metal attitude.
What do you think of commercial side of
the so-called underground music (Black Metal) ? Do you think that a zine
like yours help the propagation of these kind of bands and so help the
business in B.M ?
B.M has taken a bad way when it comes to the high distribution of the
materials. A music which was extremely difficult to get and quite rare
became a mass consumption product with packaging, advertisement campaigns
and thousands magazines licking the ass of labels to get free CDs. It
can't be worth than it's actually. I can understand your views about my
zine, but I don't think that 200 copies per issue really influence the
scene. Furthermore, if you think I'm rich thanks to my zine you're wrong.
Unfortunately I haven't bought a swimming pool in my garden with the money
from Franang yet, hahahah !!!!
Anyway, you should blame on Metallian and other big mag who support marduk,
cof, db and other shit rather than Franang, who support Graveland, Absurd,
Sabbat, Destroyer 666 and so on… Have you ever found a nice Spice
Girls Borgir's poster, a sampler CD in Franang ?
When talking about the commercial side,
what do you think of vampirism themes, and topics dealing with forest,
snow and mountain ? What is more evil in wood than in a disused district
(or factory) ?
If you met a female vampire in Le Mans just send her me to suck my dick
!!! as far as I know there's not so much mountain in your flat town, so
I hardly think you've ever experienced a quiet snow forest at 2000 m high
(you're wrong-sad-ed). Anyway, mountains are one of the latest natural
landscape where everybody don't hang over, so yeah it's more evil than
What do you think of the look of musicians
and those who hag over in gigs ? Should a Metalhead wear bullet bet, T-shirt
in order to stand against normal people or this is not so important ?
What do you think of sex, drug and B.M concept ?
Metal music and real Metal mean a different look and Heavy Metal T-shirt,
bullet belt or spikes are part of Metal. Don't you think that so called
Metalheads who wear baba cool pants, a communist bear are so evil ? Yeah,
it's really important to stand against other people, we are the evil side
of mankind. But a dark shirt doesn’t always mean an interesting
person. You motto is cool but I rather Beer, Metal and Sex.
Thanks SAD for your cool int' and keep on supporting the real underground