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Raw and agressive – interview with Orbicide

Updated: 4 May, 2013 Created: 4 May, 2013 By:Adalbert Category: Interviews


The capital of Lower Silesia, Wroclaw, since a long time ago can be considered as the one of the most important centers of Polish Dark Independent scene, especially if we take the quantity of goth /dark electro bands as the point of reference. We can mention here such bands as Monolight, Digital Angel, H.EXE, Nacht und Nebel, and recently also Orbicide. The last band has just recorded its debut EP, called “Ex Falso Quodlibet”, and Halotan Records is proud to be the label which has released it. What can be said about this material? It is tough, aggressive, raw and old school, but also fresh and intriguing. Jacek “Yossarian” Bochenek (vocals and lyrics), and Adam Radziszewski, the two members of Orbicide agreed to answer our questions, so here it is – the interview in which they reveal the idea behind Orbicide, but also discuss many other topics – from religion to the problem of the softening of the modern electro-industrial sound.


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Adalbert: I’m very glad that you’ve decided to answer my questions! Firstly I would ask about the beginnings of the band. Adam’s musical roots are electronic (as it might be seen in his solo project named Kikut), while Jacek has already been a vocalist in an extreme metal band. You’ve come together by an accident, or was it that one of you had already had a plan to join dark electronic music with extreme metal vocals?

Adam: I was working on one of the tracks for my solo project (Kikut), while I realized, that can’t achieve my artistic goals without a professional vocalist. The problem was resolved thanks to an announcement which I posted via facebook. However, I admit, that firstly I wanted to created something in the style of Front Line Assembly….

Jacek: Well, we were working together in that time. Slightly before reading the abovementioned announcement I discovered Psyclon Nine, and it’s style lured me from the first sight. The song composed by Adam, which waited for vocal parts, didn’t impress me much, but it became a basis for a further collaboration. I proposed Adam to re-orient the style, and make some dark electro stuff, and I think, that this inspired him to do something fresh. A few weeks later I saw H.EXE on stage in Liverpool club in Wroclaw. The contact with dark electro played live was very inspiring for me. I’ve also had a chance to talk with H.EXE’s vocalist, Odo, who introduced me to Halotan Records label. We decided to send our first recorded track “128” as a proposal for Halotan Sampler. In this song I combined typical black metal vocal with some death metal influences. It worked, so I’ve decided to go in that direction with my vocal performance.

Adalbert: It seems that Wrocław can be considered as the city where Polish dark independent scene develops very quickly, as the newcomer bands, as H.EXE, already became an inspirations for others to come out with their music. It’s a very optimistic diagnose for Polish Dark Independent scene. And what do you think about its condition?

Adam: The case of Polish DI scene is a Little bit mysterious to me. Twelve years ago I could buy the tape of Front 242 in a small city in which I live, Viva Zwei was regularly broadcasting Project Pitchfork, and in “Plastik” magazine one could read about such bands as Leaether Strip or Test Dept. I was convinced then, that such music isn’t a niche genre. But few years later, when I begun to attend the concerts and parties, I observed, that the fans of such music constitute rather a small group. Perhaps the mentality is the obstacle for this scene to expand… For example, the gig of H.EXE on the last Castle Party was splendid, better than the performances of the majority of foreign bands invited, but I really don’t understand why they were placed at the very beginning of the line-up, in full sun, when people were still curing their hangover in tents.

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