Formed back in 1998, Canadian grindcore band FUCK THE FACTS have recently released one of the most exciting experimental grindcore records in the last couple of years and the funny fact is that the “Abandoned” is almost the antithesis of what one expects from an EP. Insanely intense and ridiculously underrated, the band’s recent efforts take their art and DIY ethos even further. I truly love watching them acknowledging their roots while constantly refreshing and developing their sound. Therefore, I am greatly honored to give you my video interview with the band’s founder and guitarist Topon Das, discussing the history of FUCK THE FACTS, their newest undertakings and plans for the future! Bon appétit!
FUCK THE FACTS have recently announced a split with Quebec’s FISTFUCK, featuring 17 new songs (!), to be released on 10” vinyl on May 12th, teased by a fierce track called “Nukestalgia”, streaming below. They will release their new full length in late August this year! Stay tuned for more album details soon and scroll down to watch the full interview.
Hey man! Thanks a lot for your time! How are you? How’s Canada? Is it already covered with snow? :)
The main reason we wanted to arrange this interview was your recent EP “Abandoned”, released on Noise Salvation, bringing in a sick blend of the good old grind you’ve been known for, and unpredictable experimental metal! Apart from the music itself, what’s different in this new distribution approach you took with this release? What does DIY mean to you?
How would you sum up your cooperation with Relapse Records?
What are your next steps when it comes to the Noise Salvation development? Are there already plans to sign new bands and releases non-FTF records? I mean, there are a bunch of recordings available in your online store, but are there some strict “signings” involved? Please explain the nature of the label.
How different is it from your own Ghetto Blaster Recordings?
“I don’t think we could do it anymore” – that’s how you commented on this past extremely prolific period of time spend writing, rehearsing, etc. So what’s up next? Can you expound more on the new beginning for FUCK THE FACTS?
How is the band different from when you started back in late 90s?
What is the driving force that leads you to write and redefine heavy music after all these years?
Are there some other local Canadian acts you feel deserve more attention from heavy music enthusiasts?
What shows do you have planned for 2015?
Thanks so much for the interview. Greetings from Poland!