How are you guys?How is life going on the warfront of PSG? Yarda Dohnal : Hello. Yes, there have been many changes with PSG lately.
Both drummer and singer have left us, so for a litlle while I was the only
member of the band. We are working with new members right now; new drummer
Ondra, bass guitarist Klabi, and of course new singer Eddie. On latest Fekal
Party festival, we were already performing with this new settup. Also we are
currently working on next album.
Can you give us information about the recording process of new album? Right now we are working on our harmonization. Most work is actually already
completed and our new CD will most likely be released with 9 full songs. We have
already finished recording some pre-production and also released promo CD with 3
new samples. These are intended to address Production Studios. How can you
define your song writing as a band?How does it work from past ‘till now? Since the new album was being created mainly under the previous settup of
PSG, we are at the stage of just polishing it up, before the oncoming release.
Major part of the album is my creation, although rest of PSG helped a lot to
improve the songs. It was same case with our previous albums, although the
previous core members were much more engaged, obviously. Then of course we were
working hard together in the studio enhancing the sounds. You know, we are not a
Jam band :)
How were your slamming and hardcore parts of songs come up as a style of
band? I’ve never really thought about that, to be honest. I am a musician, all
work somehow comes out of me.
How can you define yourself,more hardcore band in grindcore scene nowadays?Do
you like old school hardcore and crossover more or nowadays’ slam and core
bands? I think grindcore is intertwined with hardcore, and death metal alike. Im
not putting them in one box, but the lines of different music styles are almost
invisible nowadays. From the old school HC I used to listen a lot to Pro Pain,
but rather occassionally. I was always much more into death metal bands. These
days I like to listen to Hatebreed, for just one example.
What things going on Czech underground music scene nowadays? Today, the Czech Republic is hot on gore grind, otherwise the scene seems
still the same to me. We are always seeing the same musicians who arose the same
time like us, all those years back.
You are a band releasing albums in scene over 15 years,so what things have
changed for you as personally and band? Many things have changed since the dawn of PSG. More fans had reached our
music than we could have ever imagined. We are performing at much larger shows
reaching wider audiences, giving us the oportunity to travel all around Europe.
We managed to play with big bands we only used to listen to as young kids. Our
dream come true. Luckily, our passion for music hasn’t changed a bit, we still
enjoy it as much as we have done in the past.
I liked your album released last called Humanophobia and bought it,what can you
say for your last album?Do you think I will like it?Or in other words, how can
you advise your last songs and album to fans and listeners? Although long time has passed since the release of Humanophobia, we still
like the same kind of music. Therefore, I think all our fans who enjoyed this
album, will also like our new CD. Upcoming album will be full of fast passages
and rocking HC rythms, countinuing the work of Humanophobia. We are definatelly
not intending to slower the pace of our music, that’s for sure.Do you have any funny tour and gig moments?Please narrate some the weirdest
ones for your fans? Oh yeah, I wouldn’t even know where to start. Every time we play abroad, our
fans are asking us how to say “cheers” in czech languague. Like this one time,
some German gilr was dringing with us back stage and she kept asking. We told
her Czech people say “mrdat prdel”, which actually means “but sex”. The whole
night we were drinking beer, shouting “mrdat prdel”! :) About two months after
we recieved an email from that girl, explaining how she visited Plzen (Pilsner –
Czech beer city). She went to local pub and after getting served the beer she
shouted shouted “but sex” in czech - out loud for the whole room to hear. She
ended the letter thanking us for this funny experience :)
What do you focus on wiriting lyrics?What things do you like shouting more
Ý think Eddie is the right person to answer this question. EDDIE : Our lyrics typically carry an essence of warning, along the lines
of what happens when religion and human ingnorance reach to a point of no
Let it be a surprise.
How did you form your band?How things were get started for you? Me and my brother originally formed the band. It was indeed long time ago
and in fact we were only starting to learn how to play the instruments :). My
brother plays drummer now, in funny grinde band called Halalí. Myself, I stayed
the course with PSG and of course saw many members come and go througout the
years... but one thing has never changed – we simply love to play.
What albums did you buy last days?Any advise for us? Actually, the last time I purchased album is quite some ago and it was, I
remember, Misery Index LP Heirs To Thievery. I can recomend everything from this
Which country’s underground scene is more huge nowadays?Any scene observation
as a band member from underground music business? I don’t have such overview overseas. I am familiar a bit with Europe’s
underground, though. In any case, I believe music business doesn’t go well with
underground. If you chose to do underground, you should most likely keep your
Any tour plans after the release?What gigs should fans expect from you? I am happy to anounce we will probably go on tour after new album’s release.
Of course, it all depends on which Recording company will sign us, but we are
optimistic. We will spend the rest of the year working hard to finsih the CD, so
everything will be ready in time. Sadly, it means our fans will see us these
days only at few gigs in the Czech Republic and on Decembre we will play in
Thanks for your honest answers!Please say us the last words for his
interview? Thanks for your support! Hope you will like our new CD Poppy Seed Grinder!