Musicscan: Give our readers a short briefing about Unholy, please. What are you guys
doing right at the moment?
Unholy: Unholy has been an active band for about a year now. Right now were
finishing up material for a upcoming full-length record that were recording
Musicscan: How'd the band start and how long has it been around? I'm asking, because
you havn't release a full-length yet...
Unholy: Unholy started as a project band, I went through some line up changes
from it. Due to distractions from other bands Unholy didnt have the
attention it deserved till now.
Musicscan: What have been your first rehearsels like and how did you get the current
Unholy members together?
Unholy: We didnt have any real rehearsals till our final line up. The
chose were all people I know from other local bands.
Musicscan: Has there been some kind of benefit you could build up this new band on,
because bands members have been / are involved in other well known groups?
Unholy: Kind of. Most the bands that are the most well know that I have done
hardcore bands... we dont exactly apeal to them. Our singer was in a band
called blood Runs Black and Godbellow so fans of those bands dig us.
Musicscan: What did you guys do differently with Unholy that you hadn't done with your
previously bands to keep things progressing for yourself?
Unholy: Musically Unholy is much more metal than anything we ve done in the
past. Lyrically were writing a concept album which we ve never attepted
Musicscan: Have there been other recorded songs before this Awaken The Sleep MCD? Has
there been some kind of demo?
Unholy: We did record a three song demo a while back, it sounded very crude.
re-recorded those songs for the EP.
Musicscan: When you were writing the songs for your MCD did you have certain issues you
specifically wanted to address?
How did you go about writing your songs?
Unholy: The only issue we address is the awareness of the human condition...
we are doomed to failure as a race.
Musicscan: Every band has a vision of how their songs should sound like after the
recordings. Listening to the material now, Would you say that this was a
successful mission or would you even say that the band was able to surprise
itself? If this is the case ? in how far?
Unholy: We are pretty satisfied with how the recording came out... especially
from the budget we worded with.
Musicscan: If you would summarise the message and atmosphere of Unholy's music in one
(or two) sentences. what would it be?
Musicscan: What are the feelings you get out of your songs? And what are the feelings
you want to cause within your listeners?
Musicscan: Could you imagine another way to get rid of your frustration and aggression
besides playing straight forward hardcore music?
Unholy: Of course... Here in Syracuse NY we kill people for fun.
Musicscan: What are your thoughts on how punk/hardcore is getting more big-time these
Unholy: Its good on some ways, bad in others. It all depends on what you want
to make of your band.
Musicscan: Do you feel hardcore/punk is losing it's edge by having more and more bands
with no real political or social stance? is "more
rock, less talk" a real viable idea in the punk movement?
Unholy: Hardcore/punk lost its edge years ago. There?s still a few bands
trying to keep meaning through their music, but it went out the window ages
ago. Hardcore/punk has turned into nothing more than 3rd rate radio rock.
Musicscan: What lessons have you learned from being involved with punk and hardcore for
years? What has it done for you?
One thing i notice is your very DIY-based working style...
Unholy: I grew up hardcore, thats who I am... I learned to apply that to my
outlook in life. The only lessons I ve learned is what happends when you
stop thinking... and reading between the lines.
Musicscan: Are there any principles you would never give up to as a band? What kind of?
Unholy: I would never compromise my self musically to any current trends... I
play what i like to hear.
Musicscan: You are around with different bands for years now. Do you ever wish you had
made a different choice and went with your standard job?
Or is Unholy only some kind of project beside your regular work?
Unholy: Its a doubled edge sword. One one hand when your out on the road
constantly you sometimes think about how nice it would be to have a steady
paying income through a job. But when you are locked down just working you
miss the road. By this coming summer I hope Unholy will become full time.
Musicscan: How much attention you put on Europe in general?
Unholy: We plan on touring Europe next year... so we hope we are welcomed their.
Musicscan: Your biggest wish to happen for the band?
Unholy: A sexually transmitted disease that will cause the victim to become
sterile... this would replace AIDS and be much more effective... this world
would be a wonderful place!