DECEASED, needs no introduction. Truly a pioneering underground force to reckon with and one of the most influential extreme metal acts in our list. Along with bands like Exmortis, Revenant, Ripping Corpse, Goreaphobia, Death Strike/Master, Dr. Shrinker Etc, Deceased churned out some of the menacingly extreme, extreme music that survived the test of fading time; Recently we had an honour to get in touch with 'One and Only - Kingsley King Fowley' and we cant express the magnitude of our happiness enough to be able to speak with one of the most inspiring figures in the extreme underground. Putrid Ascendancy extends the hands of immense gratitude to Mr. King Fowley for his time and this interview!
PA: Let us begin with hearing a couple of words about Deceased, what would you like to tell us?
KF: CHEERS! Well here it is 2012 December. Band’s about to enter its 28th year together. A new album is in the works and we’re about to go out on an American tour as well. Very happy and pleased to still be hard at work in a band that means everything to me.
PA: being a band
from the 80's and starting off with a very primitive and old school
sound earlier, how would you shed light on the influences which helped
you in shaping us such a tight sound for Deceased ?
grown up through it all. We’ve learned to play our gear and with that
the proper adding and subtracting has come to the forefront. We’ve
always played with the fast and thrash ideas as well as the heavy metal
melodies too. We’re just able to do more now due to learning to
write/create songs and all that come with it. I’ve shaped my voice into
how I enjoy singing for Deceased. It’s come a long way too! The band is a
fine tuned machine these days!!!
PA: As your lyrical themes tell
us about zombies and classic works of horror from 'The Twilight Zone'
and of Edgar Allan Poe, what in particular compelled you towards that
theme and how do you frame it so well in terms of creating music with?
KF: It’s fitting to what this band is all about. We’ve always gone for
morbid topics and ‘fitting’ themes to our sound. I have many things I
love from the horror genre. From written works to film to fiction ideas
in my mind. Even nonfiction horrors are a part of it. This was very
prominent on the ‘Surreal Overdose’ record.
PA: We would like to know from you, about the sound of Deceased. How is it different now compared to the earlier sound? Please tell us how the sound had evolved over years and how significant do you find this change?