Part of a Doctor Midnight & the Mercy Cult interview, text and picture by Sebastian Norling Rauhala, june 6 2011. [x]
Like a Coca Cola recipe.
It may sound like an unholy alliance with a deathpunk-singer, a industrial-metal-bassist and a group of Norwegians with a past within Celtic Frost and Extol, but if you are to believe Tim, the mix is beneficial.
- How we complete each other? In a very beautiful way. It’s like a secret recipe that creates just “that”, Tim says and illustrates this by shaking the Coca Cola can he drinks from to wash down the many cigarettes he inhales during the interview.
Neither do they get united. Tim collides within egos in the band and starts explaining how the concept with a band according to him is supposed to work in the best way.
- In a band you have to know that no matter how much you do, not even half of your input will be in the finished product. You have to let the others put their parts into it too.
And the finished product doesn’t sound like you expect it to. It’s a fast and thrashy metal with nods towards both Slayer and Black Sabbath. My parable gets a happy nodding from Hans-Erik.
- Yes, exactly! Classical, rock’n’roll.