Of Enduring Freedom are everything we love about music - they have an important
message, and yet distance themselves from any music scene or pre-determined
After main-main J. Fogarty founded Death To Music he handed the
reigns over to us, and now he hands over not only a brand new release
in the form of the new limited edition CD EP "Kalashnikovs and Car
Bombs", but has taken the unprecedented step of also giving the debut
album away as a free download
Who are The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom ? When did you start ? what's the name about ? Do you cooperate with other musicians ?
I (James Fogarty)
pledged allegiance to the flag of The Bombs Of Enduirng Freedom
in 2007, as a direct result of the continuing carnage of "Operation
Enduring Freedom" which seems to represent an end game
of the agenda of a New World Order (in my opinion, this is being finalised
by the manufactured collapse of the world banking system). T.B.O.E.F
was officially formed when i relieved my long running experimental metal
project Ewigkeit of duty, for which the last
two albums were released on Earache Records.
In reference to the track "Portect and Survive", how much of a reality is all out nuclear war becoming again? What are your impressions beased on recent developments ?
Well - the track "Protect
and Survive" ont he new EP is sarcastic statement about the reality
of what a nuclear war would bring, but I personally doubt it ever would.
People were shitting themselves during the 'Cuban Missile Crisis', but
(in my opinion) the whoe thing was totally staged. People's fear is just
a testament to how much power the media had back then. When you have like
2 TV channels, it's pretty easy to convince people of anything.
All the samples are real -
i mean, I dont make them myself. If you're asking are they taken out of
context and edited - totally ! Thats my right and duty as an audio artist.
Its an art in itself - some people do it very badly, because they just
dont "get" how to do it, but some artists manage to use something
to greatly enhance the significance and sound of what they do - i'd like
to count myself with the those ;-) I've been messing around with samples
since 1997 - it was frowned upon then as being too closely associated
with Electronic music - but I never really cared about that.
Whats the new EP 'Kalashnikovs and Car Bombs' all about ?
Thematically, that it's a fucked up world we live in. It was written
ove the last 10 months - around the time i started, there was a massive
insurgency in Iraq which has been quietly crushed since - know how they
did it ? Well, the US military came up with a great idea to just employ
them all as a private police force ! Genius !
You have surprised us all and decided to give away The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom's debut album as a 'free download' - why is this ?
I think that if people hear something they like, they will buy it (just
liek when we used to copy tapes). Now we're down to the last box of 100
CD's, I think it's fair to share it with everyone else. Once the copies
are all sold, they may even become collectable.
What is your target audience ? Who do you think your fans are ?
I have absoluetly no idea who
the fans of 'The Bombs Of Enduirng Freedom' are to be
honest (maybe it's best not to know !). I guess that a large amount would
be people who followed what I was doing with Ewigkeit
in the later material (for me that is basically 'Radio Ixtlan'
A short advert for the
debut album ;
What's the message you're trying to deliver with this new ep 'Kalashnikovs and Car Bombs' ? Do you beleive in violence as a means of conveying a message? Is musical violence a lot safer? Have you ever been threatened in any way because of your political beleifs / lyrics / music?
did get a few emails from patriotic americans who were pissed off with
the whole 'Bombs Of Enduring Freedom'
Now, tell us why you initially founded Death To Music ? what kind of role do you play in this expanding communal project ?
Well - I founded Death
To Music to basically release 'The Bombs Of Enduring
Freedom' debut CD. When I left
What does the future hold for The Bombs Of Enduring Freedom ? For you as an artist ? Any last words ?
I'm not sure what the future holds, and it kind of makes it much more exciting. There are a few big events on the cards at the moment, perhaps enough to keep me busy until I am 30... I'd like to say thanks to whoever is still reading this, and thanks to all those who have supported my work over these years !
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