In a time when both black metal and punk rock are about as threatening as a switchblade comb, The Beyond are bringing back the danger and showing us how to get rude, crude and evil as hell with their debut full length, Frostbitepanzerfuck, which is being released tomorrow by the mighty Horror Pain Gore Death Productions (you can purchase the CD HERE). From the gnarly Murder Junkies-esque assault of “Roto-Cunt” to the zombified crawl of “Exterminate Humanity,” the album is a twenty-eight minute lesson in violence that wastes no time in slitting your throat and sodomizing the bloody corpse.
THKD is excited to present an exclusive stream of Frostbitepanzerfuck in its entirety; you can find the stream after the jump, as well as a brief interview with vocalist/guitarist Danny Starkiller. Enjoy or die.
THKD: What can you tell us about the writing and recording of Frostbitepanzerfuck? What did you set out to accomplish as a band with this album? How did you hook up with Horror Pain Gore Death Productions for the release?
Danny Starkiller: Well, I wrote most of the songs on Frostbitepanzerfuck around the time that I wrote the songs that are on our first CD, the Blood Meridian/ The Beyond split CD. This being our third release, we mainly wanted to just get a full length album out there. We currently have more than enough songs for 2 new releases and then some; the first of them being the Pussy Warlock EP, which as it stands now we want to do on 12 inch vinyl, and the second being a sophomore album. I heard about Horror Pain Gore Death through some friends out in Philadelphia, which is where the label is based out of. Mike Juliano, from HPGD is a great guy, and really easy to work with. We plan to continue working with him in the future.
THKD: The Beyond’s music crosses over into many different styles on Frostbitepanzerfuck, from black metal and doom to punk rock. Was there a conscious effort to blend these styles together or is it merely a natural byproduct of your individual tastes and influences?
DS: It’s pretty natural, but intentional. I’ve been in punk bands and metal bands so influences definitely come from both ends of the spectrum.
THKD: On Frostbitepanzerfuck you guys cover GG Allin’s “Cunt Sucking Cannibal.” How has Allin’s work and legacy influenced what you’re doing in The Beyond?
DS: Haha, a good portion of the lyrics that I write are inspired by GG’s lyrics, I’ve been a big GG fan since I was really young.
DS: Certainly not, if it’s done right. I think there is a certain degree of silliness to our music as well which makes it fun. People are way too serious these days and I’d like for people to get a little bit of a chuckle out of our lyrics as well as saying, “wow, these guys are fucked up.” I think that’s the punk rock side of me coming out. It’s not completely silly, we aren’t wearing spikes and corpse paint to the dinner table with our parents. Haha, the lyrics that I write for the beyond mainly revolve around four different things- rape, drugs, Satan, and horror movies.
THKD: What is your favorite song or moment on Frostbitepanzerfuck and why?
DS: I honestly think each member of the band has a different favorite. If I had to choose a favorite it would probably be “Roto-Cunt.” It’s a really fun song, but in my opinion still seems to stay pretty tough.
THKD: What does the rest of 2013 have in store for The Beyond? Will you be playing any shows in support of the album?
DS: Yeah man, we have a whole bunch of shows set up for spring and summer already. We would like to go on a full blown tour, but as of right now it’s mainly weekenders….Fri/Sat traveling shows. but like I already mentioned, we want to do some more recording in the very near future. If all goes well, we should be releasing the Pussy Warlock EP sometime later this year. Our main goal is to keep cranking the material out at a rapid speed without our music becoming boring and lackluster. Thanks for the kind words in the review you wrote of Frostbitepanzerfuck man!
You can read THKD’s review of Frostbitepanzerfuck HERE.
Many thanks to The Beyond, Clawhammer PR and Horror Pain Gore Death Productions