from Iceland souns tough and hard and somewhere it went wrong with my
questions...because I thought that Einar Örn from Sugarcubes was in this
group. For gods sake , how could it be so wrong ? But some questions get
really fun when you read them.
give me the history of Minus?
first we were in two separate bands that rehersed in the same rehersal space
and we started doing minus as a little joke side project. We wrote five songs
really fast and were not serious at all. Then we entered an annual battle of
the bands contest in reykjavik and in the end we stood up as winners of that
contest. So we decided after awhile to drop the other two bands and focus on
is to play these type of hard edge style music in Iceland?
-Its fun. I think it´s
always fun to play this kind of hard edge style music no matter where you are.
But not many people understand it in Iceland
is it to live in Iceland?
cold and dark in the winter but the girls are fucking beautiful and the air is
clean. I also pay taxes that are way to high and work is mostly underpaid…
but that’s a situation wich I hope will get better, someday
you have the feeling that you´re something special becasue of that you come
out from an island?
not at all.
does so much good music come from Iceland do you think( I think of the
I personally think that Sweden produces an unusual amount of good bands and
musical artists, not Iceland. but there are a few good artists here that have
stood out just because of their integrity and high ambitions.. I think
did you came on Victory Records?
-Tony, the owner and
director of the company heard our recordings and just contacted us through our
website, he said that he would like to work with us and we excepted his offer.
it a good label?
-Yes it is, it is one of
the leading hardcore labels in the world and we are proud to be on it.
tell me a little about every member in the group, age, family,intereststs and
something bad about every one?
-Bjarni is 20 and plays
the guitar.. he just dumped his girlfriend the other day and he likes to play
his playstation 2 every day. He´s also a muscle maniac(that’s bad)
is 21 and plays drums. He likes singing kareoke and thinks that’s cool.
is 23 and plays the bass…. he studying pshycology in the university and does
nothing but reading.
is 22 and he is the singer… he stays in bed until 5 every day and than gets
Frosti and I play guitar. I´m 23 years old and I also love kareoke.
you were in Sugarcubes , was it har to handle all the success you got?
-That’s a stupid question because we have
never been in the Sugarcubes
Björk difficult to work with, do you have any contact with her now?
have never met her???
do you think about the stuff she is doing now?
do you like the other bands on Victory?
like Bloodlet, Strife, Buried Alive, Earth Crisis, Blood For Blood, Deadguy,
Grey Area, Grade, Thursday and more.
there any good bands in Iceland right now?
Sigur Ros, MuM, Trabant, Kanada, Klink,
lot of bands are doing great things
do you know about Sweden? Have you been here?
know all kinds of stuff about Sweden… You have a lot of cute girls… I know
a few them from Roskilde festival in Denmark ; their names were Helena,
Camilla, Sofia, Anna, Emma and they were from Göteborg…
you heard any swedish bands worth to mention?
have got to be kidding! Lets start with Entombed, Dismembered, Unleashed,
Meshuggah, Breach, Refused, Misery Loves Co, 59 times the pain, Hellacopters,
is a good gig with Minus?
-Loud, chaotic and fast!
all years you have been on stage , which is the most peculiar thing which have
happened on stage or in the audience for you?
W-hen some bonehead took
his pants down in the audience and shit on the floor, he than picked up the
shit and started throwing it everywhere… I remember a few girls who were
really pretty with blonde hair and wearing really posh clothes (not the
typical hardcore fan) and they got some human shit all over them. One even got
a big chunk right in her face and they were all screaming really loud. It was
does the medium fan to Minus look like?
-He looks like shit.
sickest record of the year it stands on the cover of your record, what about
is a quote from one of our reviews. I don’t remember wich magazine it was.
drives you to play music?
fact that its always possible to do something that has not been done before.
rank your five favourite records, five best concerts you have been to and the
five most important things in life?
-That’s a hard qustion,
but some of the best albums in the world are:
The Shape of punk to come
it´s me god
and justice for all
N Roses: appetite for destruction
most important things in life are:
Health, Friends, Money and music
last and most expensive record you ever bought?
-First record was Iron
Maiden; Killers. Last was Bubbi Morthens( icelandic folk singer) and most
expensive was Metallica: and justice for all, because I gave the guy all my
Iron Maiden albums instead.
record collectors pretentious arseholes?
does the word punk mean to you?
rock music with attitude
describe your music with three words?
are your feelings about the terrorist attack and these things?
I´m angry, I´m hurt and I feel those responsible should be punished
do you don´t care about politics?
don’t care much about politics but I have opinions on them.
are the future plans for the band
more great records and be heard around the world.
are the futureplans for yourself?
want to live in different corners of the world and try different things before
I settle down and get old
yourself, all the time, always.