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Interviews Autopsy

Interview with Chris, Eric, Joe and Danny

Interview conducted by Luxi Lahtinen

Date online: September 17, 2011

Interview picture by Terhi Pihlaja
Live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen and Terhi Pihlaja

The reactivated Frisco Death Metal pioneers Autopsy are back – and the band's 5th studio album, titled Macabre Eternal that came out on the band's old label Peaceville Records in May 2011, has more than well continued the band's legacy as proving Autopsy to be one of the sickest and most morbid Death Metal bands on the face of the Earth.

Autopsy has also been doing a few selected shows since the reunion of the band, and was also booked for a small two-day festival called Hammer Open Air Metal Festival, located in Lieto, Finland, in mid July 2011 as one of the headlining acts of the whole event. It was also Autopsy's first appearance in Finland ever, so the interest toward the festival naturally turned out to be pretty huge as well.

I caught up with the whole band at a tiny but cozy hotel the day before Autopsy's 1st live gig in Finland, inquiring mostly about the reasons for Autopsy's split-up in 1995, reunion, new album, playing in Scandinavia countries for the first time – and overall how it feels like to be back with the band, and making thousands of Autopsy fans from all over the world happy again...

Luxi: First off, congratulations guys for bringing Autopsy back again. I've been personally waiting for this for many years. Now you guys are back, so how do you feel about this?

Chris: Great! We're here! It brought us over here so...

Eric: We're having a great time!

Chris: It's fun, seeing everybody and playing brutal music – it's what we like to do.

Luxi: You have made actually quite an entrance with your comeback album, which is titled Macabre Eternal. I have personally seen zero bad album reviews written about it, so you must be very satisfied with that record, right?

Chris: Yeah, there's a few naysayers out there. Not too many but, it's mostly people that wish it sounded exactly like Mental Funeral or Severed Survival. "Oh, it sounds too good now!" Other than that it's gone over shockingly well.

Eric: I think it's our best work so far. I think we picked up like there was no time in-between, sounds like it was recorded right after the last one. We are proud of it – it's fuckin' sick.

Luxi: Do you feel like it's a combination of your earlier works?

Joe: It's a totally fresh thing, a totally new... I don't know...

Eric: It's a new beast that took on a life of its own as we started rehearsing the music and it just turned into Macabre Eternal. It wasn't something that we tried to do specifically, other than just play brutal sick music.

Chris: Sounds like Autopsy – that was the main point.

Joe: It plays pretty naturally, you know, from The Tomb Within to Macabre Eternal, the gears kept turning for new ideas and recording that together was probably one of the best feelings that I could remember for coming into a studio and putting an album together.

Luxi: There are 11 tracks on Macabre Eternal, meaning there's as much as 65-minutes of gore-soaked, bowels-reeking and ugly Death Metal, the one and only Autopsy style. Did you use all the songs from your songwriting sessions for this record, or did you have even more songs written for this record that did not get fitted on the album due to a limited space of music that can be actually put on CD?

Chris: I think there's actually 12 songs on it, I think... Now you got me questioning it. How many songs are on it?

Eric: It's 12 songs.

Chris: But still, we had some stuff... You had a couple of songs?

Eric: Yeah, we've got more material that hasn't been done yet, it wasn't even considering for Macabre Eternal. We put Macabre Eternal together as the group it was and then we realized it was 65 minutes long and decided to put it out as it was because it was complete that way, it was whole. If we had made a lesser-length album and then put an EP out, it didn't feel right to us, something was missing you know, we didn't want to take songs away from it at that point.

Chris: Yeah, we just picked out 12 songs and didn't even think about how long they were. 12 songs, that's about the usual length for an album for us.

Eric: We've got more material we're ready to go with some more stuff, so...

Joe: No expiration date.

Danny: Yeah.

Luxi: Did the songs come easily together for Macabre Eternal when you were composing them for this record, or did you have some hard times sometime to come up with these songs or was it very easy?

Joe: Easy, very easy.

Chris: Too easy!

Eric: We were writing songs at a really fast pace where we'd call each other and say "hey, I've got a song!" and the other guy "oh I've got two songs!" It was just... Not really a competition but it's like when you're writing music and everybody else is writing a bunch of music, you get inspired and motivated to pick up the guitar more and mess with riffs and put stuff together.

Danny: Did you have a backload of songs before the whole Autopsy thing was gonna start, or did you start specifically writing for Autopsy as soon as we were gonna be a band again?

Eric: I started writing after we started...

Danny: Ah that's cool.

Eric: Yeah then the faucet was turned on and... I've got about eight songs right now. Not that they'll be on the next album, who knows. We do a lot of self-editing as individuals in the band when we write music. A lot of times it doesn't ever show up that way. It's pretty easy to write for us. If the time is right to write music, that's what we'll do. If we're playing shows and it kind of gets on the backburner, we don't really spend a lot of time doing it. But it's not something that we have problems with, like there's blocks with coming up with music or anything. We could have made The Tomb Within a full-length and Macabre Eternal a full-length if we already hadn't decided to do an EP first. We had enough material...

Chris: It was the appetizer.

Eric: The appetizer, right! So...

Luxi: More like a well-made, killer teaser I would say actually...

Eric: Alright.

Chris: Ah, cool! That's what we were hoping for actually.

Eric: Yes, that was the goal.

Luxi: How much did you actually think of your previous works when you were doing this album, just to get in the right mood and the right song?

Eric: None for me...

Chris: I didn't think of our old stuff at all. We were just thinking of what Autopsy would sound like right now, today.

Eric: We think of the old stuff enough playing the set, so it's in our heads already but we don't need to put on Mental Funeral to write Macabre Eternal.

Danny: It's quite naturally being yourself. Autopsy... That's what it does. You don't have to try to be yourself.

Chris: We probably couldn't do something different if we tried.

Eric: We only know how to do one thing!

Luxi: Did you face any true challenges during the making of this record that sort of made you re-think some things in a bit different way how you wanted this album to be like?

Danny: No... It was challenging things to play, I mean not everything is cut and dry.

Eric: There was no tragedies or obstacles this time.

Joe: We always had more to add, so that's the challenge really, getting everything together.

Eric: Every rehearsal you're gonna do a brand new song. That's the challenge. You go OK, let's do the one we learned last week. Now we're gonna do a whole new one. That's the challenge kind of, but it's a good challenge. We like it - and it's fun and it's a great time hitting the rehearsal pad when putting new music together. Good times.

Luxi: Eric, you actually sung on three of the songs on this record, right?

Eric: Right.

Luxi: Where did you get the idea to use Eric's vocal efforts for those songs?

Chris: That was your idea Eric.

Eric: Yeah...

Chris: "I wanna sing on a couple of songs!" We said "OK!" (*laughs*)

Eric: I had some ideas for some stuff and it wasn't like I wanted to split singing with Chris, I love his vocals, but I like to do some stuff now and then, and just on this album there were those three songs for which I had a feeling for what the vocals were gonna be and what they should go like as I was writing the music for those. They're all motivated by different themes, all three of the songs I sing on. But it was just a "spur of the moment" thing. I might not sing one song on the next album, I might sing a couple. I don't even know yet.

Chris: You gotta feel the mojo! (*laughs*)

Eric: I gotta feel the mojo! That's right...

Luxi: Out of all the songs from Macabre Eternal, you cannot help paying attention to this 11-minute epic track called "Sadistic Gratification". Was there any point when you started thinking "Well, this is gonna be a lengthy song, we have never done this before. Can we actually use an 11-minute long track for this record."?

Eric: We didn't even know it was 11 minutes. We thought it was 7 or 8, 9 minutes at most. We were shocked when we were in the studio and the engineer gets up and says "Oh I've got 11 minutes, that's how long this song is". That's how we found out how long it was, we didn't really know. The writing of the song wasn't about "how long should it be". The pieces got put together the way they were and there was no really thought process on time.

Chris: I'm glad we didn't know how long it was. I would have freaked out! Like 7-minutes in the end... "Oh shit!" Ample opportunities to completely blow chunks in the song and we're gonna have to start over.

Danny: Again... (*laughs*)

Chris: But I think that was only like two takes, miraculously. I think it was the second take that we actually got it from start to finish.

Eric: Yeah, that's right... You're right.

Luxi: The album cover for Macabre Eternal was done by Wes Benscoter. Was he your obvious choice to use him to do the album cover?

Eric: Yes it was, actually. We had had him signed on a long time before the music was done. We had the cover before the music was done, so we were like "OK, now we have to make sure the music matches this cover".

Chris: We had the cover for like a year before the record came out. We were so excited, like "now we can hire artists to do cool, horrific album covers!". We got those done, so quickly.

Eric: The artists did their part real fast, so we were like "OK, now we have to put some music to this art...".

Chris: We had to pick though. At first it was between Matt Cevada and Wes Benscoter, who was going to do the EP and who was going to do the album. We figured which one would suit each lyrical theme and the overall vibe. Fuck, it came out so killer.

Eric: That was hard for a little while... Not hard, but like which way do we go with which artist on which theme, but we didn't really have to decide, it just decided on itself...

Chris: Picked it on its own...

Eric: Yeah, which artist was better for which project.

Chris: I wouldn't be surprised if you see more stuff by them for us in the future again because it's really good. We're happy with both of them.

Luxi: What about the lyrics on Macabre Eternal?

Chris: They're disgusting...

Joe: I hate them.

Luxi: I know... They follow the true Autopsy style (*laughs*)

Chris: They're awful!

Eric: They're macabre.

Luxi: I happen to know that a modern writer of horror books named Brian Keene, has perhaps been a great inspiration for at least Chris when it overall comes down to your style to write lyrics for Autopsy...

Chris: Oh yeah, I've totally talked about him and stuff. I know you've read Brian Keene...

Eric: Yeah! I started reading his novels too...

Chris: So brutal.

Eric: Nothing really crept in on my lyric writing or anything yet but...

Chris: I've been jaded for years with novelists because they just don't care, they seem to have that thing where they just don't care.

Eric: He's brutal...

Chris: Brian Keene doesn't care. He can be like any kind of person, any age, whatever – they're just gonna get fucking shredded. It's so great. We didn't write any songs about his novels or stories or anything, it's only for the enjoyment of reading his stuff. I like to tell people about him, he's awesome.

Eric: He's got some song-inspiring stuff though.

Chris: If you wanted to take ideas from his stuff, you could though, many times over.

Luxi: If we go back in time, Autopsy broke up in 1995, and what I have read or heard about the reasons for your split-up, it has a lot of to do with a poorly organized tour that you did in the States in late 1994? Does this correct?

Chris: Yes, that was the nail in the coffin...

Eric: Yeah! That's kind of what it was. I was burned out myself, and I decided to step away from it at that time. And I needed a little bit of a break and I didn't know how long it would be. Apparently it was a pretty good long break.

Chris: He didn't just quit the band though. We all came to an agreement. We all sat down and talked about it and agreed that we couldn't keep going on, but we wanted to end on a high note. We even set long-term plans up, like recording a whole new album and doing a farewell gig, so we'd go out with our heads held high instead of just imploding or something. I love the way we handled it.

Eric: It was done right. We stayed friends, there was never any problems with us, that's why we're back right now. So everything was good and they had a good run with doing Abscess for a long time.

Luxi: As you have probably noticed, many other Death Metal bands from those times – like Pestilence, Suffocation, Morgoth, Carcass, Atheist and so on, also ceased to exit due to many reasons, but have now all made their returns back to the Metal scene, and making albums again. What do you think about all this, I mean some of the old Death Metal bands reforming again and starting to make new stuff?

Chris: Not only them, but band from the 80s that only had one demo, everybody!

Luxi: Do you think some of these bands are back because of the current hype, or do you believe they have done their reunions for the right reasons – and not just for the hype of making a comeback because it's somehow so "cool", you know what I am saying here?

Chris: If it's good, it's good. If it's not convincing, then it won't last, it's as simple as that. There's good examples and bad examples and that puts more pressure on us in a way although we weren't worried or concerned. With the reunion mania going on, you can't just be a band churning out the oldies or something. We had to offer something else to kind of stand out amongst that stuff, or at least try to.

Eric: Otherwise we won't do it. We're not going to do it if we feel that we're not doing something good and put our hearts in it. With all these other bands coming back, it puts a little bit of skepticism in people's minds probably on what we were gonna do. Are we gonna be another nostalgia tour that tarnish whatever they had. That was never our goal, we'd never do that. If we thought we couldn't put out good music then we wouldn't be here at all.

Luxi: Yeah. Now if we are talking about your so called "second coming" you know. You're now here in Finland and this is your first ever gig in Finland tomorrow, so how do you overall feel about coming to Scandinavia. How do you feel about playing in front of your devoted Finnish fans, because there are so many that I know have been expecting to see you guys to play over here in Finland - for so many years actually?

Chris: Feeling... How are you feeling Joe?

Joe: Jet-lagged! (*laughs*)

Danny: We are all very jet-lagged. That's awesome. People over here are killer, man.

Chris: It's awesome. We're thrilled to pieces.

Eric: We love coming to Scandinavia. The people here appreciate the music and they come out for it and we have a good time.

Chris: It's a first too. Like last year, first time in Norway, first time in Denmark, first time in Finland, you know...

Eric: It's been great! We love it and we want to come back.

Chris: Somebody please invent a transporter though so we can just beam to the show instead of those horrendous fucking plane flights. That would be a huge step forward. It's worth it! That's why we're here, otherwise we would have stayed home.

Joe: The kind of response we've been getting out here is unbelievable, it's killer.

Chris: Finland has always had a kickass underground metal scene, like ever since the dawn of Metal as you know. There's always been just shitloads of Finn bands just fucking cranking out killer shit. You turned me on to a lot of them too.

Luxi: Yeah, I still remember those times very well...

Chris: A good handful of them back in the day.

Luxi: Here at the Hammer Open Air Metal Festival they have also booked a bunch of really cool acts to play at this 2-day festival – such as Absu from the States, Interment from Sweden, Gospel of the Horns from Australia and many others. I guess you have some friends in some of these bands that also got an opportunity to play here?

Chris: Absu we know – we've played with them as Autopsy and as Abscess. We played with them when they just had their first demo, in Texas on the last U.S. tour of Autopsy. The other bands we don't know, or just discovering for the first time, so that's always cool too.

Luxi: How much do you actually value personally underground festivals like Hammer Open Air Metal festival that wants strictly concentrate on the real underground – more extreme sounding bands, giving a chance even for smaller and more unknown names to be a part of a festival like this?

Chris: A good example would be Chaos in Tejas. Do you wanna tell about that?

Danny: Still an underground fest...Yeah, we totally value a festival like this and we value playing in Finland because it is famous for its metal and stuff, so... Yeah, we're totally stoked to be here. Absolutely!

Chris: It doesn't have to be a huge massive festival for us to wanna play. The Texas one, it was a tiny stage and a tent.

Danny: The kids were just crazy.

Joe: If it draws in a good enough crowd and the bands themselves are putting on a killer show, whether or not they're well known or just starting out.

Danny: Your fests are a little bit better organized. A lot more people are enthused over here than in the States, especially the west coast.

Chris: There's a handful of good fests in the States, but there's so many over here. But there some ones that are either really good in the States, or on their way to being really good.

Danny: I guess Maryland would be the best.

Chris: Maryland is number one right now. There's some fests coming up on their heels too.

Danny: And we'll be playing those fests.

Chris: It's good, the more the better, as long as they have heart behind them and, you know, they're really into what they're doing – that's the main thing.

Luxi: Why do you think it always seems to be the Europeans that can organize these kinds of well-organized Metal festivals – and even so many of them within a year? As I see this, we have overall got some tradition to arrange them, plus there really aren't so many festival organizers in the States that are interested in arranging festivals for Metal bands, too. What's your honest view(-s) about this?

Chris: I think the States is so huge, everyone is spread out really bad.

Danny: There's the supermarkets, the Internet, people don't feel the need to go outside.

Chris: And lazy people who just won't go to a show, it's true, unless it's something they just can't resist. Also in the States you can drive for three days straight and there can be nothing, just mountains or whatever so... I think it's hard for people to get something like that together. In a small compact area like Europe, pick any festival you wanna name in Europe and there are all these countries right next to it and everyone just fucking shows up.

Danny: You guys are willing to travel to get to a fest. Like we ourselves would never drive like eight hours to see a band, even if I love the band.

Joe: It's part of the culture, too.

Chris: There's a lot of extreme underground bands in Europe and Scandinavia, whereas where we're from there's not as many probably, it's more Thrash.

Joe: It's like pockets here and there...

Chris: People come and go too. We can talk about this subject a lot if we wanted to, but people a lot of time get kind of flaky and just kind of drop in and out. The one thing as far as Europe and Scandinavia goes, it's more like a way of life, you don't get tired of Metal, you don't go on to other things – that's rare. That might be more prevalent in the U.S. – maybe. I hope I'm wrong about that. It's up and down. There's a lot of little forces at work in that department.

Joe: It's a benefit of having a fest come together, sprouting up a little bit more in the States, it's because you need something big enough to draw that kind of crowd in. Doing sporadic shows, it's really tough to get a successful crowd and pull that all together because unless you're hitting a big city that's really into it, it's hit or miss.

Chris: You need something that's gonna draw people not only from the States, but from all over the world, fucking irresistible. A lot of the fests, even Texas – and Maryland of course, fuck even Slaughter by the Water (arranged in San Francisco, CA), people flew out from Australia, all over the place just to be there. Put together a good enough bill and good things will happen.

Luxi: What do you honestly think about OzzFest?

Chris: I don't even know what's playing on anymore, do you guys?

Danny: I don't keep track anymore of OzzFest, I don't know...

Luxi: It draws a lot of people but it's kind of commercial.

Eric: Are they still doing it?

Luxi: I'm not sure. Last year they did, but this year I'm not sure.

Chris: I don't mind commercial music as long as it's good, to speak personally you know. What is commercial? It's either fucking good or it's lame. A lot of the shit you see on OzzFest is just flat-out lame. (*laughs*) Commercial or not it just does bad things to my brain when it travels to my eardrums. "Ah I don't like this!" Not because it's commercial even, just because it's just crap.

Luxi: There's also currently a couple of Autopsy in the works. Can you tell us something about them?

Chris: It's a 2-in-1. It's a double disc affair.

Luxi: Oh really...? Cool! And there's gonna be like three shows you played last year, right?

Eric: It's gonna be called Born Undead, and Kent Matthews did the artwork for it. He did the Severed Survival cover and he did Acts of the Unspeakable. It's gonna be a 2-disc set. The first disc is gonna have a lot of history and background of the band, interviews of the band and other bands and of other people as well. Like a documentary. And then the second disc is gonna have some concert footage from Maryland, Party San and Hole in the Sky also.

Chris: Whatever is on disc 2, it will be a strictly performance footage, we may give or take a show, depending on what we have to work with.

Eric: And there'll be some footage of The Tomb Within, like recording of little bits and stuff. I don't know if we got some Macabre Eternal stuff.

Chris: We may have a little bit like when we were finishing mixing. It will actually cover from the forming of the band up until finishing recording the new album. It'll be a pretty wide scope. It's taking forever to come out, but it will come out. It's supposed to be out before the year's up.

Luxi: Through Peaceville Records, I suppose?

Chris: Yeah! It's such a big project, man.

Eric: Yeah. It's taking a while to get it out.

Chris: We're gonna make sure it's worth the wait. When it does come out, it'll be...

Eric: We were hoping it would be out a lot sooner, around the time that The Tomb Within came out. But there's been some delays on it and it's still in progress, but we hope to get it out this year.

Joe: In the meantime we've added a bit more footage to it too, the fact that it's coming out later there's more footage that's been added in to keep it somewhat updated.

Luxi: When it comes to touring, what kind of future plans do you have for playing more gigs, besides doing this "Gathering of Bestial Legions" festival on August 27th in Los Angeles, CA (which got canceled due to a shooting incident at the venue, ~Luxi adds) after this show here in Finland?

Chris: That's all that's confirmed.

Eric. That's all we have that's booked right now. We're hoping to book some more shows, but we don't plan on touring right now. There's some things at home, family and stuff that's keeping us from being on the road.

Chris: That's as close as we get to touring, just going to a few dates here and there.

Eric: We're hoping to book some more festivals next year and we're in talks with a few people and we hope to be in talks with some more so...

Luxi: How do you feel about all this touring thing overall nowadays? Do you feel it's more relaxed now that all these tours and concerts are better organized, and that there are more professional people behind these festivals and stuff, because back in the day people were just basically learning how to organize a gig...

Chris: I think we never got paid for playing shows before in the old days. Did we ever get paid for playing a festival?

Danny: "Can I get one of my shirts?" (*laughs*) "Well I don't know, we have to write it down, you know...".

Chris: We were so excited just to be playing, we had no idea we should be looking after things like that.

Danny: There are things that are way better organized now, probably more comfortable. You really wouldn't trade those early experiences for anything, even though I remember crawling out of a van to sleep under it because people were fucking crazy.(*laughs*) Yeah those were great times...that was like playing every night, six nights a week, six weeks at a time. You should have caught us then! We're still alive though!

Chris: You get nice crowds, you get a lot of bands, this festival here it's all Metal, which is great. You get a lot of people gathered at one place so we can come in and do it and then go back home.

Danny: The organization is just better, plane tickets all worked out you know. Accommodations... well... we're working on that. (*laughs*) At least it's a roof! We definitely plan on doing more fests next year because you guys have a hell of a lot more them that we haven't hit yet, so watch out Autopsy in 2012.

Luxi: Are there any bands out there these days that you especially would like to make a tour with?

Chris: We've been playing with so many cool bands already lately.

Danny: It's fun to play with different bands from different regions. Like you said Obliteration was sick, they'd be a good band to tour with.

Chris: It's horrible naming band names because they all come to my head at once. We were playing with great bands as it is.

Danny: It's kind of cool because there's old bands like us and also the younger bands, so it's kind of exciting to see how it all melts together and shit.

Chris: Playing in different parts of the world with bands and stuff, is totally cool.

Danny: see how it's evolved after all this time and stuff, people trying to blame me for certain things. "Oh dude, I was just drinking..."


Luxi: My next question is actually for Chris...

Chris: Oh shit...

Luxi: This is easy, so don't worry man... You have had quite a few bands going on after Autopsy broke up in 1995 – just like Abscess, which was your main band since Autopsy called its quits, but also The Ravenous, Doomed and EatMyFuk. Do you think there could be even a possibility that you might resurrect one of these aforementioned bands someday perhaps?

Chris: No. These guys were actually in almost all of those.

Danny: I was in all of those.

Chris: Danny (Coralles) was in everything. Joe was on everything but The Ravenous and Doomed. They were all just kind of little bursts of music at the time, nothing meant to be long term you know. I had some fun with all these things. None of them were built to last, they all had expiration dates.

Danny: All project bands for fun when we had a spare weekend or something.

Chris: The Ravenous we didn't really know how long this was gonna last. We actually got two albums and an EP out of it, which is pretty good there so...

Danny: You really don't know what you're gonna do and things just sort of unfold. If you really had it all figured out, it would be quite a boring affair, really. So you just kind of throw the dice and see where they land, and just go from there. But The Ravenous was cool, all the projects were fun, Eat My Fuck was great...

Chris: They're all great little moments in time...

Danny: Mirror Snake was killer; a psychedelic band we did for a while. There are little tidbits out there that people might wanna find – and get a different taste of the same meat I guess! (*laughs*)

Luxi: When it comes to today's (Metal) scene, what's your view about it?

Chris: I always have the same view. There's bands I like and bands I don't like, new or old it doesn't matter, whether it's metal or fucking this or that or whatever. As long as it's good, that it does good things to my brain, then I like it.

Danny: I come to these fests and you guys tell me what the new killer shit is man, so...

Chris: So we're not like "I don't like anything after 1991" (*laughs*) There are people out there who have that philosophy.

Danny: Keep an open mind and... You know what you like when you hear it.

Chris: So yeah, the Metal scene is great right now. There's a lot of good stuff. There's so much though that you need to filter through more things just to get to it, but it's there.

Luxi: It's gonna be like 10 years on December 13th this year since Chuck Schuldiner – your ex-bandmate, died from a malignant type of brain tumor. I think it would be a great idea to spin the Scream Bloody Gore album a few times around at that special day for the memory of him...

Chris: I still like to listen to that album even on a regular day so... It's not a bad idea at all! Have a couple of beers and a smoke and... why not!

Danny: It doesn't have to be on the anniversary day, it can be any day. Why does it have to be the 10th anniversary? I'm sure any given day you'll slap on the Death album...

Chris: Yeah, there's no bad time. I still totally stand behind it. Yeah, it was a brutal, tragic thing, but... Shit, there's nothing you can do, man. Just listen to the music and enjoy it.

Luxi: Do you Chris still remember the whole recording session of Scream Bloody Gore how it was like?

Chris: I remember everything about being in that band, miraculously. I can't say that about every band. (*laughs*) There's certainly like long periods of time I don't remember you know, certain points in time. But no, I still had my brains pretty much intact, I was like 17 so there wasn't too much damage yet but, yeah, I remember every little detail, strangely enough.

Luxi: I think that's all I got. I'm gonna thank you for this interview guys, it was really pleasant to meet you and talk with all of you.

Chris: Nice to do it in person! We've done like all mail ones before.

Luxi: Yeah it's very different from doing it with e-mails and stuff. Thanks a lot guys again for this cool opportunity.

Danny: Thank you.

Other information about Autopsy on this site
Review: Mental Funeral
Review: Severed Survival/Retribution For The Dead
Review: Dark Crusades
Review: The Tomb Within
Review: Macabre Eternal
Review: Puncturing the Grotesque
Interview with drummer and vocalist Chris Reifert on January 2, 2013 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with vocalist and drummer Chris Reifert on May 8, 2014 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with drummer and vocalist Chris Reifert on December 17, 2017 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with drummer and vocalist Chris Reifert on October 18, 2022 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with drummer and vocalist Chris Reifert on October 3, 2023 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)

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