viernes, 15 de abril de 2022


1. Huoripukki was born in 2008, why did you decide to create the band? What does the name Huoripukki refer to and why did you decide to use it?

I got my hands on Autopsy’s Mental Funeral and a burning need top lay Death Metal began. At the same time we found found out a lot of the old classics - Beherit, Sarcofago, Darkthrone, Blasphemy - all the good stuff. We already had some band projects me Talpio and Ylijoki and it was decided to pursue a different style than before. 

Huoripukki means a whoremaster of a whore mongerer. It’s an old finnish word that as a world looks like to be formed of “whore” and “goat”, from that I think the origins are pretty clear.

2. After about seven demos, three Eps and a compilation, the time has come to release your first album. Has this period of more than ten years editing demos and Eps been a necessary stage to mature as a group and reach this first album? ?How has Huoripukki's sound evolved since the release of your first self-titled demo to the most recent “Ikuinen kamppailu”? Has the supposed stability in the formation allowed you to face the recording of a complete album?

I don’t know why it took so long. Seems like time just slips through your fingers. In the first years we had issues with the lineups and after that life has interviened with death metal. But the passage of time isn’t always a bad thing, in our case I think the album is the best and fiercest of our recordings. Looking back our first demo recordings aren’t anything special or some lost gem and we have become a lot more brutal and mean over the years. 

3. How has the process of composing and recording this “Ikuinen kamppailu” been? What brands of instruments have you used to compose and record the album?

Ikuinen kamppailu has songs from the whole of our career. The third track “Kutsu pimeydestä” (A call from the Darknes) is first Huoripukki song and although it couple new songs it consists of the best songs we’ve done over the years, delivered as they should be. I pretty much make the songs by working out the riffs at home with my guitar and then we work the arrangements in our rehersal place. Nothing special with our equipment but the album was record at Black Floyd’s Analog Studios – a fully analog studio, hence the name and even though we’ve played around with some cassette four trackers – a full 16-track analog studio is something else! The control room with all the dials and switches and shit was something from 1960’s scifi movie, really cool!

4. In your sound there are elements of the most classic death of bands like Morbid Angel to name one, as well as the Swedish death of the nineties, without forgetting primitive elements of black metal like the beginnings of Bathory, even thrash. What influences can we recognize other bands in your music? How do you describe the sound of “Ikuinen kamppailu” for those who haven't heard it yet?

I’d say Huoripukki sounds something like Archgoat playing Autopsy with a decent lead guitarist. We play Metal of Death and if some riff or a part sounds like black metal or thrash or what not, isn’t important. What is important is that the that it feels like something that will kick your teeth in!

5. War, death and satanism are themes present in your lyrics, themes on the other hand that adapt both to styles such as death and black, why do you find these themes interesting to deal with in your lyrics? Why do you decide to use the Finnish to write the lyrics? Are the lyrics adapted to the music or vice versa?

Huoripukki plays extreme music and deals with extreme topics. Although if you look out into the world one could argue that there isn’t anything extreme or special in war or death. The subject matter of the lyrics should go along with the form. Of course the songs could be about zombies and vampires and all the other critters of the night, but singing about goats raping nuns and skeletons is really fucking done and frankly - boring. But the topics of strenght, strife and the bitter inevitable end are something to dwell into. 

The songs are done first and the lyrics come after that. Usually it’s lot harder to come up with atleast decent lyrics than songs. Especially when the texts are in Finnish and not in Evil English. We chose our native language because, why not? It’s our own language and it has a naturally harsh sound to it in the first place.

6. In the past, for the recording of some of your first demos you had used the essence of recording live in the rehearsal room itself, I suppose that in some way trying to achieve that unique "touch" will continue to be present in your recordings and differentiator that this type of recording gives, do you still maintain in a certain way the idea of ​​capturing the moment of certain improvisation in your recordings as a sign of greater credibility?

Again the form has to work with the material. Music is best played live and in metal you should almost taste sweat and blood from the noise that comes out of your speakers and I don’t think you can achieve that if you can’t look eyes to eyes with the persons you are playing with. And our Death Metal bunker: Nekala Dungeons works as a decent subterrain hole to make hellish noise! There isn’t improvisation in our works, well some of the leads maybe, but when we play the record button we know what we should do by then. 

7. Your new album, and as it has been happening since 2018 it has been released by the Fallen Temple record label, how did you come into contact with Fallen Temple to work with them and release your material? What has visibility meant for you as a band? What has Fallen Temple given you?

The Polish label Fallen Temple contacted us way back when we released Nekala Dungeons tape and wanted to do their own run of the tape - after that we have continued working together. Thanks to them we have had our music released by a label and gained some visibility. 

8. Who was in charge of designing the cover of “Ikuinen kamppailu”? What does it represent and how does it relate to the content of the album?

The covers were painted by I.K. Inho (find her work form Instagram via and they represent the visual side of our sonic attack and the aftermath of it – a armed horde of barbarians wreaking havoc upon the land.

9. You belong to the Finnish city of Nokia. Is there an extreme metal scene established in your city? How do you see the health of death/black in a country like Finland?

We were based in Nokia in the past, now we reside in the next town of Tampere. There wasn’t any scene in Nokia in our youth. Convulse, Purtenance and Lubricant released their stuff around the time we were born and in in around 2007-2011 we were the only long haired weirdos drinking blood and playing death metal around. 

Nowdays the scene in Finland is pretty lively with lot of decent bands, like Galvanizer, Sickness, Sonic Poison, Depravement, Axeslaughter, Scumripper, Warfare Noise just ton ame a few. And it seems like finally there are some younger generation coming up with great stuff like Morbific or Perinei. A month ago we played with our other band Vitriolic with this band called Azatoth and they were like sixteen and the delivered their Morbid Angel worship in a way we never could back when we were their age. So it seems like thinks a pretty good at that front.   

10. You have never given up offering concerts since your beginnings, however, I suppose that the restrictions derived from Covid-19 will have forced you to postpone some, have you already resumed activity in terms of concerts and how have you been affected as a band? due to the pandemic? 

We aren’t that active band so the plague haven’t affected us that much. The prolonging distance between where we live has been much more detrimental to Huoripukki than Covid. Of course you pretty much could arrange gigs in 2020-2021, but we managed to play at least two shows around that time I think. Hopefully there would some gigs soon, now as things are normalizing. 

11. How were your beginnings in music: first concerts you attend, first albums you buy? What happened in your lives pushed you to want to be musicians?

I became a guitarist after my father went to see KISS and the next day he told me he will be getting me a guitar. Not sure what was the first album or gig, but acquiring Mental Funeral after reading about it from some magazine was a gamechanger.Best gigs I saw as kid were Slayer and Motörhead. There was and still is a pretty okay scene around Tampere, so we used to go to a lot of shows back in the day. Hopefully things will be normalizing soon after this two year shit has passed. Altough a ‘d reckon World War III will be a good reasong to cancel gigs.   

12. What album represents for you the essence of black metal? What recent albums have you bought?

I’d say that the essence can be found from A Blaze in Northern Sky, pure utter darkness! Last records I bought were Joy Division’s Still, Barathrum’s demo compilation and traded Extinguished new demo Vomitous Manifestations.

13. What future plans do you have for Huoripukki in terms of upcoming releases or reissues?

No plans for reissues at the momento. Hopefully we’re releasing some new material some time in the futurue, we are moving slow but steady it seems. 

14. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions for Black Metal Spirit, if you want to add something for Huoripukki fans, this is the place. I hope the questions are to your liking.

Thanks for your interest! HAIL DEATH!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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