FSI have a great mix of a combination of styles - how would you describe it ? Does this reflect what kind of stuff you listen to ?
As a band we listen to many different styles of music, metal and otherwise. We don't purposefully attempt to mix styles, but just play what feels natural. It's very difficult to try and describe your own music, we would rather leave that to the listener, but if pushed I would say we're 'Metal'!
We've all been in other bands before and we all have other projects that run along side F.S.I. All Dave's (guitar) previous bands were shit apart from 'Klunk' which was where he met Andy (bass), who was also a part-time member of Bedford Industrial Metal band 'Saint of Eden' and a member of 'JacksCreation' a rock band from Dartford. Dave subsequently joined 'Saints of Eden' and they still play the occasional gig.
Jonas (vocal/keys) was in 'Final Doom' when he was still in his homeland of Sweden, and when he's not playing with F.S.I. or getting mistaken for his legendary Jazz/Fusion bass playing namesake he is writing and giging with 'Other Eyes Wise' with the original F.S.I. drummer Simon.
Al (drums) has been in a number of bands, most notably 'Two Tales of Woe' in Ireland and 'Chaos Avatar' in Venezuela and is also developing a couple of other projects.
Someone described you guys as 'Experimentally unforgiving angry bearded man Metal' - Give us a few more descriptions from the top of your head ?
Er, Heavy... or 'Scary looking but surprisingly approachable'
The music is relatively complex for metal - but not losing the groove of the riffs (like Dillinger Escape Plan seem to do to my ears) - how technical is too technical ? Is that a headache when gigging ?
We rehearse quite regularly and always practice the set if we have upcoming gigs, but that doesn't mean we're immune to making the odd mistake. A great bit of advice is "if you make a mistake, play it again and it sounds like you meant to do it..."
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What's planned for FSI in 2011 ?
Write, gig, record and tour...
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