Tuesday, July 26, 2011


BURNING BUTTHAIRS, Germany, Thuringia. Disgusting, vulgar Death / Grind or true advocate of sensible German minor arts? Loud and uncompromising or sensitive and ambitious music? Read the following lines and try to find out! One thing seems to be sure, BB is purely entertainment!

Your band name sounds like a slash – and – burn method on the darkest corner of human anatomy.Is your source of inspiration indeed so sleazy?

No, no, actually it is worse!

How serious do you take yourself if you cross the country with that figurehead?

Well, we have fun and always joke around. However on stage it has to go with the show .

On the other hand; too much graveness produced stubborn expectations, or am I wrong?

Nope, you're not. We are ambitious and set objectives. After 10 years we still consider music our hobby - other people have lost that by then.

Tell me about the band and what requirements are necessary to get involved in it?

We are 4 humorous guys playing a mixture of Death Metal and Grindcore. The lyrics are about mass murderer and Dirty Sánchez! You may book us - as long as our expenses are covered we will join any event.

The real source of the name is your secret devotion to the initials BB. I´m sure you like big boobs.Or is there something else you want to tell us?

Actually someone came up with the idea to name the band Burning Buttheads?" The answer came prompt: "That sound pretty fucking shit - sounds like Burning Butthairs!" but in that very moment we all knew "That's it!"

Do you think people who don’t know you are getting a false impression about you because of that name?

Well, we don't care. There had been people coming to the concert just because of that name and wanted to find out what kind of music we play.

Are your lyrical insipidness the internal band – engine?

Open the mass murderer handbook - read - done

And humor and band sex while plastered are the gear lubrication, right?

Ha ha, exactly!

Ugly people and ugly music belong together like Jolie and Pitt, that’s a formula for success. Can you subscribe it?

We are only ugly when we are drunk and then of course we play horrible music. To keep it short - as for every concert ;o)

Placative depiction of violence is disgraceful! Take up your position

A violent CD Cover is always an eye catcher and to be honest, these days it is all about violence, war and free beer!

When do you get the ideas for the lyrics? While you are watching afternoon TV in your therapy group? How much of it is personal?

Our ideas for most of the riffs we got in the therapy group. For the lyrics we got our inspiration while watching splatter movies, reading books of mass murderer or while having a cup of tea......

What gave motivated you to pick up some instruments and become part of the noise business?

Being bored, heavy music from the box, beer - basically being the opposite of those guys who are running to the Disco

With your way of music and your attitude you are not popular in your neighborhood for sure. I mean your local area (Thuringia), was presented a lot more harmonic and aware of tradition.They must hate you. What do you do against that fact?

Don't worry, the neighborhood is still nice to us. So far it works out great. By now Marlis even has a 4x 12 Marshall amp in his living room. So the neighbors have to get used to it.

You will be on tour in fall. What do you expect? What is the worst case scenario?
Each gig in front of 10 drunken idiots? What are your wishes, beside free beer from the discounter every evening?

We consider this more as a vacation. So when there are every night 10 drunken people headbanging - that's fine with me. That's better than 100 people just hanging out on the bar. Well wishes ... fancy locations and nice people

Who will be with you? Do you expect a strong organization or boozy chaotic nightlife?

Organization is of course essential - the presenter needs to ensure that everything can run smoothly. Honestly, being totally drunk every night is not working out. You got to have enough mind to ensure that you will be fit enough for the next day/show.

When do we get another BB album? Or is it not worthwhile because it will end in the 1 Euro box by the junk dealer sooner or later?

Sorry, the junk dealer is down and out as only good things are on the market.
We hammer on new material and by the end of 2012 a new album might be in press.

Make some namedropping, where do you see your roots? Metal, Rock or with classical self assurance between Elvis and brass music?

Our roots are definitely found in Death / Grind - without lead guitar!

In a strict sense all the worldwide noise is Elvis’s fault, is it not?

True, Elvis and Johnny Cash. Followed by Steppenwolf, Black Sabbath and Manowar.
Shortly after someone snort a line and played blastbeat on the drums, the other threw up right next to the micro, this all supported by aggressive electric guitar music and Grindcore was born.

I have seen you are proud owners of a faked challenge cup. Tell me about it!

Faked? We had to massacre 17 people within 6 minutes at the Chainsaw Massacre Event 2010,3 more within the same time and we would have had 1st place.

What lifts up BB over the grey mass of nameless blockheads, beside your stupid name? Or is it not important until the hooch is running and the fag fumes?

We are not different from any other. Except maybe the fact that even after 10 years BB we are still not greedy for money like some others. Therefore we get more chances to play concerts.

Last painful spot is yours!

We would love to rock at "Obscene Extreme" so like any other Band who plays the bit more extreme music...

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


BROKEN GRAVESTONES stands for zombie infested old school death metal and is a collaboration between Noël Kemper (ALTAR OF GIALLO, GRUESOME STUFF RELISH) and Kam Lee. Their actual release “Let sleeping corpses lie” is an allusion to Jorge Graus´ zombie flick from 1974 and a must have! Check out my small talk with Noël about bits and pieces!

Hi Noel, how are you my undead comrade? How is it going with the new release?
Hello Jörg!!!!! I´m doing fine!!! We´re really happy with the release! It´s finally out and is receiving good reviews in the underground.
Tell me about the new songs! Although ... they are not brand new, is not it?

No, 2 tracks are from the 2009 demo but we decided to rerecorded it and Kam put his voice on them. The other one is an unreleased song.

The old school concept is not to banish from your way of music, am I right. Why are you so stubborn?

Being honest I hate 90% of the cds released after 1995. The true death metal scent was between 1986 and 1995. All the good releases were done in those years.

Is “ Zombies Don´t Run” a statement from the recesses of your heart?

Maybe!!! I love zombie films and I like the way they walk: Slowly!

Tell me about the band? Is it actually a real band? What is the idea behind it? Is it more than GSR with Kam Lee on vocals?

Now it isn´t a real band. After the recording of the full length we will decide what to do with the band. I don´t think is GSR plus Kam Lee on vocals. GSR is more in the death/Grind vein. This is more Asphyx or Achrosticon. More doom Death!!

How I have to imagine the work with Kam? What is his part and how do you scrape it together?

I sent him the music and he decided to sing in parts of the song that were clearly structured. He wrote the lyrics of the first track and helped me to write the other lyrics. In the new album all the lyrical part will be done by him.

Is such a proposition doomed to failure perhaps, because such big territorial distance makes a permanent work almost impossible?

Yes, it´s difficult. Now I have the whole album written but I´m waiting to finish the new GSR album and then I´ll send him the songs and we will start thinking of the full length. I know it will be difficult!!!

Have you thought about bringing BROKEN GRAVESTONES on stage? Maybe with a local singer only for liveshows? Or to play the songs with one of your bands? The tunes are too good to get dusty!

I have the idea of playing in the USA with Kam and me and local musicians and to play in Europe with Kam, me and local musicians (maybe with members of Altar of Giallo, Legacy Of Brutality or GSR) . I think it´s the best thing we can do.... let´s see what happens after the recording of the new cd.

How is it possible to transform horror-stories into music in that vivid way? In fact I have pictures in my head when I hear the songs!

Thanks a lot!!!! I don´t know... I guess that I imagine what I want to see in a zombie film and then I write a song.

Broken Gravestones is actually not very fertile? That fact seems not to annoy you. But it lets open the question about the graveness of it all!

I was really busy this year recording the new GSR album, a 7” and a split Lp of a new band called Gälerna, a mini cd of The Burning Lust and many more things. Next year will be for the recording of B. Gravestones.

Graus´ interpretation of the zombie genre has an unusual ecological approach. Do you think it is a effect of a late hippie movement? Maybe it was a serious try to keep up a reminding finger?

Yes it´s true! His film has an ecological message. He always tried to include moral messages in his films: In “La trastienda” from 1975 he criticized the Opus Dei, an Organisation of the catholic church.

Do you kneel with the Ep before Jorge Grau and his same named motion picture?

Of course!!!!!

Tell the ignorant about the movie for a better comprehension!

It´s one of the best zombie films of all times. Decadent zombies coming back to life in an atmosphere of death and vengeance!! It was his second incursion into horror films taking into account that he only did 2 films of horror genre. His first was Ceremonia Sangrienta (Blood Castle).

Lets have a view on other Zombie flicks of that time. What do you think about Fulci. Was he just a director who was looking for some success in the way of Romero?

I love his films. My favourite is The Beyond but Zombie 2, City of the dead, House by the cemetery and The New York Ripper are classics of the horror genre. I also like Conquest, a sword and sorcery film with zombies and other horror elements, and the western, Four of the Apocalypse. He had a big filmography before Romero´s debut in 1968 but it´s undeniable that Romero´s “Dawn of the dead” influenced his zombie films.

What is your opinion about Andrea Bianchi´s ? Burial Ground". That flick was so fucking low budget with third class actors and the worst make up ever, that I just loved it!

Yes! What a film!!!!!I love it too!!!! One of the best reviews I read about this film was in the Jay Slater´s “Eaten Alive”, Plexus, 2002 London. “Who are you Andrea Bianchi? Where are you now?? Are you the director of the most hilarious of the Italian gore films?” That film is unbelievable!!!!! There dozens of incredible scenes inside this gem!!!

"Zombie Holocaust" from 1980- that one mixed Zombies and Cannibals to a disgusting stew. I think it was doomed to fail from the beginning. Maybe horror fans forgive such an impertinent clash of genres?

I love it!!! I enjoyed so much when I watched it long time ago. The film is not a horror classic but I must say that is much better than Burial Ground. Cannibals and Zombies!! I don´t need more!!!

What do you think about your "local hero" Amando de Ossorio and his riding undead Templars? Do you like it? It´s a good stuff for Metal music for sure. Could you imagine to use it or is it an tabu because MACHETAZO have "gutted" it already?

I´m addicted to these films!!!! Amando was a meek and honest person. I think he was a lil bit frustrated as a director but he did a fantastic work with these 4 films!!! Yes I wrote a song about the templar’s of Ossorio!! I did it long time ago. It´s the GSR song “Curse of the Templars Night” that was included in the Split with Splatterhouse. That song was written some years ago....maybe in 2002 or 2003 but was released in 2004, so I don´t who was the first in using the templars topic. I can say that my song has lyrics!!!

What is a real classic? Maybe "I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE" or "WHITE ZOMBIE" or began it all with Romero first? Does humour and Zombies go well together such as Jacksons "Braindead" or O´Bannon´s “Return Of the Living Dead”?

First zombie films are from the decade of the 30´s and 40´s with titles like Dead Men Walk and White Zombie but the zombie film as we know it now started with Romero´s Night. Both are classics: The voodoo zombie films and the zombie disease films. Personally I think that the link between voodoo and nowadays zombies was the John Gilling film “The Plague of the Zombies” released thru Hammer Horror films. I think it influenced Romero.
Yes I like Bannon´s and Jackson´s films.

Why are European and American Zombie movies so different actually? Have you an explanation?

I don´t know what happened but I prefer European films. Well I enjoyed Stake Land too!!!

That shall be enough. I hope your band has enough wind in the shrouds! Last spot is yours, before the coffin get closed!

Thanks for the interview Jörg!!!! Enjoy the Broken Gravestones cd and prepare for the new GSR album!!!!!!!!
Cheers, Noël / http://www.myspace.com/brokengravestones