Martin Von Fah-Q - Obeisance was formed by me in 1992.Lots of line up changes! We had a demo 93"the cold waste", demo 94 "Black baptism of October"; MCD 94 (now released with the 2 demos as a full length on Desastrious records) "hellbent on slaughter", a live tape "Live in 95-Live in plaza monumental bullring",fuckin'96 full length "infierno eterno" full length cd "Lucifer master"in 2003 on Utterly somber records,"Lucifer Master" LP on Merciless records 2004,"unholy unwholesome and evil" CD on Blackseed productions in 2006(and Hell's Headbanger's was going to release this on LP with lots of bonus tracks but they have sat on this LP for 4 years now I do not know why?! I guess we are not any sort of priority for them!), "Satanik shocktroops auf doom" 7"on Iron bonehead prods. and "Hell hymns" tape on demonic warcult prods.in 2008, "FUCK-Forever unholy christian Karnage" 7" on Gasmask prods. in 2007,"Satanik Fuck" CD on Morbid Moon records in 2009. Been listening to ...Of Doom (Fin),New Blasphemophager and The Chasm,Macrodex demo1, Molestator demo,Nocturnal blood-all, Sanguis Imperem,Nyogthaeblisz 7",Poison "Satan commands" song,Sarcofago INRI,Shub niggurath 7" s, Terrorist side of split 7",Voivod first 4 cd's, Wehrmacht all...
The Evil Onit - Pseudogod-new advanced trakks, Exterminate-Pact, Persekution-demo II, Seges Findere-Bound By Hatred, Necroholocaust-Bringers of Black Genocide, OfDoom/Black Feast-demos, Molestator-demo, Proclamation, Execration of Cruel Bestiality, Sadomator-Goats Brew Alcolust, Wrathprayer-In Utter Darkness, Truppensturm-Truppensturm, Nocturnal Blood-Invocation of Spirits, Deiphago-Filipino Antichrist!!this is what i been desekrating my ears with lately!
D. Butcher - Gory Melanoma "Suffer thy Genitalia" Disgorge "Forensick" Necroholocaust " EVERYTHING!!!" Deiphago "Fillipino Antichrist" Possessed "Seven Churches" Vomitor "Bleeding the Priest" Amputator/Baphomets Horns "Forcefucked Anihilation" Blood Division's Demos, Repulsion "Horrified" Impetigos Both LPs, Autopsy's Entire Discography, Nuclear Death "Bride of Insect" and Sarcofago's "INRI"!!!!!
2. Which bands influenced the malicious sound of Obeisance in the beginning and which other bands of today do you find worthy of support?
onit - I cannot speak for the influence of the song writing as Martin writes all the musik and lyriks. But as for my personal influences i mix my guitar style with influences from: Caller of the Storms-Blasphemy, JF-Ampütator, K.K. Warslut-Bestial Warlust, Usurper of Eternal Condemnation and Inverted Crucifixion-Teitanblood.
MVFQ - Fuck man ! you have to go back to the first wave of real thrash and black(first Metallica,Venom Anthrax,Megadeth, Slayer,Exodus,Dark angel,Viking first,Whiplash first 2,Wehrmacht,Cryptic slaughter... ) and death metal (Celtic frost,Death,first 2 Sepultura,Sarcofago,Sodom,Destruction, Kreator Possessed,etc) and to the second wave of death (Entombed,Grotesque,etc.)and black metal(Blasphemy "fallen angel of doom"Rotting christ's "Satanas Tedeum", Mayhem up to "De Mysteriis..." Master's Hammer"Ritual",Darkthrone's first 4), and old classic and southern rock; and heavy metal (Judas, Maiden) etc.! there's so much stuff that unlike many in the scene, my sun does NOT rise and set in count grishnack's pants!!
3. What is the ideology regarding Obeisance? What inspires the writing?
MVFQ - Genocide, wars, darkness, evilness, lucifer all of this inspires our writing and defines our ideology; now if you mean do I go to a satanic or devil worshipping church every sunday or whatever NO i don't believe in not going to a fuckin christian church to go to any other church! I walk my own path as I am 39 years old and have NO need to prove to anyone how black and metal I am by cutting myself like an emo,going to any church,burdening myself with any god or religion, blaming the jews for my own problems or the world's problems, worshiping a jewish carpenter,or any ridiculous bullshit like that! I have lots of other ridiculous bullshit that I have to think about!
4. How would you describe the sound of Obeisance to someone who's never layed ears on your music before?
MVFQ - I am not a fuckin unholy demon of hell! well kind of; I have a job and go shop at wal-mart etc, so when people find out I am in a band they assume i'm famous,and make millions of dollars,well we are fuckin underground so none of the above applies! I have to explain to someone who's never heard us ALL the time!! I tell them we are Metal. "Like Metallica?" they ask."No,not exactly" I say,:"Kind of like that but faster-harder-more violent and more evil and satanic!" then they get scared, say "oh,ok" and walk away as fast as they can !! FUCK YEAH!!
onit - Apokalyptik Nuklear Fist Fukk in the ass of the bastard faggot christ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5. Obeisance is obviously influenced by alot of classic Thrash Metal, what does Thrash Metal mean to you and what do you regard as your 80's classics?
MVFQ - That was the music that I was waiting for all my life!!! when I was a child this music did not exist! I had "screaming for vengeance" and "blizzard of ozz" on LP but once I got "Kill 'em all" there was no fuckin' turning back!! so that's one of my favorites, then "seven churches",Viking"do or die","show no mercy,haunting the chapel,hell awaits and reign in blood",Persecution mania,Bonded by blood,Pleasures of the flesh,in the sign of evil,among the living, spreading the disease,Endless pain,pleasure to kill,Holy Terror "mind wars",Vio-lence "eternal nightmare"/opressing the masses,Virus"force recon", first 4 Voivods,Wargasm"why play around?",Rigor mortis,Retaliation,Release from agony,fuck i am sure i forgot some but so be it. Now new thrash metal bands Raped god 666 if you can call em straight thrash metal and Terrorist, not because they are our friends but coz they kick ass I think! maybe Merciless death but everyone else, they do not excite me after listening to them! I mean all these new bands seem to be doing the type of thrash that ended up killing thrash! Here are some that I listened to in the 80's that could be thrashy but not really:convicted,money talks, age of quarrel,immaculate deception, victim in pain,cause for alarm,shark attack,biermacht, man i'll leave it there!
onit - thrash was the 8o's. Thrash influences me personally in no way at all! to me it was great for its time but just another stepping stone. when i was a kid i liked Sabbath, Priest and Motorhead but wanted something heavier. then the NWOBHM kame and i loved that but wanted something faster, then i wanted something more evil and so on and so on!!! so when thrash hit, it was great, but it was just a matter of time that i needed FASTER/HEAVIER/MORE EVIL musik!!! it was great then but i see no need for all these reunions! and I especially do not see a need for all these new weak ass klone bands that ripp off styles of krappy old thrash bands that sukked in the first place. As for my 80's klassiks: Sodom-In the Sign of Evil, Destruction-Infernal Overkill, Kreator-Endless Pain, Possessed-Seven Churches, Exodus-Bonded By Blood!
D. Butcher - To a certain extent we somewhat follow a blue print to oldschool thrash, as far as playing fast and being evil!!! Dont take it that im saying we are a thrash band, we just took the formula of playing fast, heavy and loud! We have played shows where 15yr old thrashers show up with the municipal waste shirt and get butthurt when we say that we want to hear something faster!
6. How do you feel about Black/Death bands that betray their underground roots to appeal to a larger audience? Will Obeisance ever sign to some corporate scum label if given an offer?
MVFQ - Yes we love corporate scum labels! NO we are not pretty boys or is it within our means to tour extensively which is what those types of labels want! we are underground and we are very content to remain so! Now I am curious and am talking to the evil onit about this as I write and he's cooking up some obeisance rice, who do you mean like sepultura after arise and maybe slayer's diabolus in musica and god hates us all?, ah onit just mentioned Metallica! yeah I see what you mean! NO we will not do that most definitely!
onit - I despise these homosexuals!!! They are in the musik for the wrong reasons!!! and the answer is a definitive NO!!!!
D. Butcher - Id rather continue washing windows and put black candles over the fish counter top of my meat market on ASS WEDNESDAY and all through shitty lent than to be some big asshole corporate rock star like SLATER or GAYTALLICA has turned out to be!!! We may not be as suckcessfull or as talented as those bands are but when we play we have pure guts, pure stamina!!! One other thing is at least we dont have that curse where people only care to hear our early material and say thats all we ever had to offer. We get requests for our NEW material as well. Our releases continue to carry out the speed and aggression unlike these bands that turn their backs on their fans that continue to release tired and boring albums every year. Death to the FALSE!!!
7. How necessary do you feel is it to correspond with fans or maniacs showing interest in your music and what is your thoughts on bands that don't correspond to mail?
onit - It is necessary. i see it necessary bekause I am just another blakk/death/warmongering sikk satanik fukking metalhead!! One of my favourite pastimes is hanging out with warbrothers, drinking and talking about METAL!!!! So if someone likes Obeisance...shit, i'll talk to them about METAL!!!!
MVFQ - I agree! I am not a fuckin' elitist cocksucker like so many bands from Norgay would say "oh, we are the elite!" fuck that and fuck them!! I am just another fan who just happens to "play"(not very well i might add! I am not much of a musician at all!) an instrument in obeisance! I will talk with any fan no problem as long as I am not busy hauling merch or at the merch table or setting up to play or breaking down my gear; you know we are underground so we roadie ourselves! so yeah we can talk and you dont have to buy us a beer or a shot; ok maybe a shot of jag or tequila or uncle Jack's for me!.
onit - Martin does not speak for me!!! I WILL take a beer or a shot if you want to buy me one! or two, or three or four...
MVFQ-Or twenty!! No joking! this fuckin Evil onit is an utter fucking alcoholic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
D. Butcher - We may have small crowds at some shows but that same small crowd is worth more than any profit off a pantera record! As they say Quality over Quantity! We appreciate the few metal maniacs that are in the front of the stage grinding their face off while desecrating christ! AAARRGGHH!!!! Come to our shows there is no 10ft high stage with a million security guards loaded on redbull. We are as real as Jesus on a Stick!!!
MVFQ - Sarcofago "I.N.R.I." times ten!!! nah, also Celtic Frost "Emperor's return", Blasphemy"FAOD",Metallica "Kill'em all",Slayer "reign in blood" Including "Aggressive perfector 86",Possessed "seven churches" Viking "Do or die",Dark angel"darkness descends",Repulsion "horrified", Sacrifice "torment in fire".
onit - Blasphemy-F.A.O.D., Betial Warlust-Vengeance War till Death, Proclamation-Messiah of Darkness and Impurity, Abominator-Damnations Prophecy, Morbosidad-Cojete a dios Por El Culo, Embalmed-Demo '98, Demoncy-Joined in Darkness, Sarcofago-I.N.R.I., Nyogthaeblisz-Apocryphal Precurser to the Great Tribulation, Conqueror-War Cult Supremacy.
D. Butcher - Vomitor-Bleeding the Priest, Repulsion-Horrified, Autopsy-Severed Survival, Impetigo-Ultimo Mondo Cannibale, Impetigo- Horror of the Zombies, Celtic Frost-Morbid Tales, Carcass- Reek of Putrefaction, Blasphemy-Fallen Angel of Doom, Revenge-Victory.Intolerance.Mastery, Napalm Death-Scum
9. Are there any other bands that the members of Obeisance are currently active in?
onit - I play guitar in Satanic Goat Ritual and I also play bass in Morbosidad.
D. Butcher - I play drums in Molestator.
MVFQ- I play with my penis almost daily prob'ly twice a day! oh you mean bands!? no just Obeisance!
10. Do you read much? What kind of books interest you?
MVFQ - I read copiously! News papers, books: fiction, non fiction, politics yes READ THIS: POLITICS ARE EVIL!!! I hate too many times when bands say i am not into politics! then soon you might wake up some day to find Metal is outlawed because you didn't keep an eye on these dick sucking crooked politicians! like in Poland: the fuckin'catholic church has, from what I have seen kind of effectively taken over for the old communist party's duties of supressing stuff they don't agree with like Metal! so if you don't want this to happen to you, vote! and don't think liberals/socialists will let you be free! Look at this amateur soft dictator Obama: for years his partisans in the press told us how bad Bush was and this was not as bad as we are now with this fuckin numb nuts Obama who promised to fix every thing ,fooled many into voting for him and has only fucked things up more! and Greece...oh beware this socialist government you have now!!: NO country in the history of the world, has EVER taxed itself into prosperity!! and that only seems to be the answer these fuckin socialists/social democrats/green party or whatever these fucking closet aristocrats call themselves!! whenever i can get my hands on metal zines i read almost all I can!! And I am really looking forward to getting the Hellhammer book!!!!!
onit - I only read metal zines!
D-Butcher- I read books as well as MVFQ does yet im always finding time to read metal fanzines! SEPTIGORE!!!
11. Are there any vivid experiences of playing live or being at festivals that you can share with us?
MVFQ -There's lots!! too many to list here! but in Monterrey,Mexico some coked up guy's girl told him I had spoken to her or something,(I didn't!) so he attacked me from behind! I turned around, he yelled at me and threw a punch: I almost got out of the way but got punched on my left shoulder! so I retaliated! when I did,3 of his buddies jumped me from behind, by then I had their buddy who originally attacked me in a headlock punching him, and his friends pushed me onto the floor where I landed on top of their friend as his buddies attacked me from behind again! then Bestial Saviour (Blasphemy/Morbosidad/Necroholocaust) saw that it was me being outnumbered 4 to 1 so he attacked those 3 guys who then attacked him! then security separated us and threw those guys out so they then kicked the club's glass doors in! It was an honor to be in battle with my warbrother Bestial saviour!! almost all the fans in Monterrey are great old metal maniax but these guys from a band with keyboards decided it would be cool to get coked up and between 4 attack me!Hahaha! man that was some good amusement! I wasn't even talking to that guy's (fake)blonde chick girlfriend but to some other chick! I guess that was his ex girlfriend or something Haha! but I do not need cocaine or alcohol to be brave and I believe it cowardly to attack 4 vs.1! but oh well whatever!...there are more stories and I am writing them down as some stuff that has happened to us you would think would not happen to an underground sick satanik band such as ourselves,but it has! maybe one day it'll be a book or somethin, we'll see! but a bad bad experience? nah! Its great to meet Archgoat, Necroholocaust, Destroyer666, Celtic frost, Thornspawn, Bloodstorm, The chasm, and many many more! I still can't believe much of what has happened and what we have done and accomplished as a band!
onit - we've done the S.O.T.N.C. fest a few times. Embrace the Hate fest, Desastrious fest and i played the Nuclear War Now! last year and they all RULED!!!!!!
D. Butcher - Before i was blasting for the Unholy and Unwholesome!!!! Obeisance!!! I watched them share the bill with kick ass underground bands like Demoncy, and Disgorge! Soon as i joined in on the Slaughter of the Holy Cities we have shared the stage with such great bands like Sadistic Intent, Revenge, Baphomets Horns, Morbosidad, Manticore, Nocturnal Blood, Sanguis Imperem, Necroholocaust, Archgoat and many others to come and all the bands kicked more catholic/christian ass than you would believe if you are foreign to them.
12. How is your relationship with BlackSeed Productions and for how long have you been signed to them? Are there any other bands on that label that you recommend?
MVFQ -Blackseed is a GREAT record label!!! We only have "Unholy,unwholesome and evil" with them but hopefully we can work together again in the future!! Merciless crucifixion are pretty good and the new Anal vomit I have not heard, but come on its Anal Vomit!! I'm sure it will kick ass!!! Hails to Alhaz and Blackseed!!
onit - Blackseed is great! Alhaz is one hell of a DEMON!!!! I support Primigenium and i support BlackSeed 666%!!!!!!!!!
13. What is your beliefs/philosophy in life?
MVFQ -Follow my own path. Be anti religion, ALL of them not just the weak feeble christians but do you see many or any black metal bands speak shit about Islam? NO coz attacking christianity and judaism is easy coz no matter what anyone says there are no christian or jewish terrorists like there are muslim terrorists who will kill you if you speak anything against their religion! I try not to hate, not coz its "wrong " or some pussy politically correct shit, but because hatred clouds your judgement and I've seen a close friend of mine be so mad and hateful at someone or something that he only makes himself and others around him miserable so much so that he almost can't function coz Fuck! he is so pissed off at ____ that... so what's the fuckin' point?! I'd rather fuck as much as possible (I'm straight), have some drinks and talk metal!! except nu and emo screamo and deathcore and other such garbage!! ok only to mock it!! ha! i am in a constant state of mockery of almost anything!! I don't hate myself and want to die or hate mankind. I think that when you see a band say that, it is more than likely coz they were molested by some priest or pastor or something! haha! look at that ex-vocalist from Gaygoroth! He's gay and hates mankind!! He just made my point! It makes me laugh that it seems like the English press especially is soooo in love with this guy coz he's evil and blah blah blah! haha! We laugh at this dipshit as I lived in the most violent city in the world: Juarez Mexico until 10 years ago and still go there almost every week and the Evil Onit goes there EVERY day! all that violence and "scariness" of the ex-Gaygoroth or Norwegian scene does NOT impress or scare ANY of us in Obeisance at all !! and all those suicidal black metal bands, man are they funny! if they were really suicidal they would have killed themselves already!! but no, its more of a "look at me, look at me" cry for help!! ah well i guess i have bored your readers enough already!
D. Butcher - Keeping underground metal alive and insane by continuing to drive hundreds of miles to play these rituals while we have our lives back home.
onit - Desekrate virgin pussies!!! Desekrate my liver!!!! Desekrate my axe!!!! Desekrate my ears!!!!!!!!!!! Desekrate my soul!!!!!!!!!!
14. What is your opinion on the following bands:
(A) Black Torment
(C) Drawn and Quartered
(D) Napalm Death
(E) The Chasm
onit - (A) Great HellThrashing Maniax! Great komrades!! (B) Supreme Texas Black Metal! Longtime warbrothers!! they are currently on hiatus. (C) Mediocre, run of the mill! And i DONT like their politiks!!!! But being from the Pacifik N.W. (a region in the U.S. where a lot of liberal/kommunists kongregate) I expekted that from them. (D) Only Scum & F.E.T.O. are real!! (E) DEATHCULT for Eternity!!! Warbrothers for ETERNITY!!
MVFQ - A) Our comrades and a magnificent band of sick satanic fuckers that we had the great pleasure and honor to meet during our last Mexican tour! IF any reading this have not heard them, listen to them or get their stuff now!! We were talking about doing a split, but haven't found label interest yet so if someone's interested let us know! (B)This is fuckin black black Metal! surely they are our warbrothers!! (C) their third album (I think) I really liked, but afterwards they just became something that I'm just not interested in any longer and an interview with the vocalist where he repeats basically everything bad about Bush that the socialist/liberal press here in the us was saying is particullarly funny!! like the guy's "opinion" was what the liberal press says EXACTLY almost word for word! this is a so called "Death "metal band and the guy is worried coz "oh,oh Bush and Cheney are war criminals! booo hooo! and the Irak war is illegall boohoo!" The irak war is illegal? GREAT!!! Sometimes those are the best wars! Bush and Cheney are war criminals? GOOD! I LOVE my leaders to be war criminals! and I LOVE Bush!! (especially female Bush!) but especially Dick Cheney!! To a band that is supposed to be death metal you don't like Cheney a guy thats supposed to be evil?? What the fuckin' fuck! But then you hear words like "war criminals" and that's where I know that this guy's been influenced and infected by socialist/communist thinking coz socialist/communist scum LOVE these types of words and expressions!! the only thing missing from the Drawn & Quartered guys vocabulary was calling Bush & Cheney "imperialist running dogs"!! Hahaha! what a maroon!! (D) I prefer the Lee Dorrian era as well!! But some of their new stuff seems like somewhat a return to their old days but still its not something that interests me for purchase. But it sure is better than lots of that absolute shit Napalm put out in the 90's! (E) Our warbrothers period!
D. Butcher - (A) Killer fucking band that puts your cock in a blender!!! (B) Kick ass Texas Black Metal (C) The releases they have put out seem a little bland yet live. (D) Early Napalm!!! (Napalm knows as well!! that their early shit is the best!!!) (E) Hail the Almighty Chasm!!!! Shuvaka Rules!!!!
15. What's some of your favourite zines active today? Any good recommendations?
MVFQ -The black vomit, Septigore, Noise and Shit, Kampf records newsletter, and many more!!!
D. Butcher - Septigore!!!
16. So what are the future plans for the band?
MVFQ - Going to play with Nunslaughter this saturday march 6 in Austin Texas, come back and record the songs we have ready for a new LP/CD,maybe some splits too, maybe a US tour in August, and another mini US tour in december with...that's still being worked on and when it is ready it will be a black surprise for all US fans or it might not work out so I'd rather not jinx it by mentioning names!
17. Ok, that's about it...Thanks alot for taking the time to answer to these questions. I wish you Obeisance all the best for the future!!! Destroy the reader with your last words...
MVFQ - Thank you black warbrother for the interview!! We wish you the best as well!! Watch out for our fucking CD's and 7" splits coming up! and our old stuff, if you don't have it get it!!! Hails to the readers and to you black warbrother!!!!
onit - Thanks for the interview!! metal maniax kan check us out at: