Salut Funeris Nocturnum and hails to the Suomi Finland!Salut you all readers of Frost Magazine. This is IMN/Rahikainen from FunerisNocturnum.I want to start off with the latest activities of Funeris Nocturnum,i knowyou had to face some line-up changes lately,so please cystalise the subject?We had some line-up changes, that’s true. At first, our singer trmnt.xes leftthe band for disagrmeenents about religions over all. Next our keyboardist Ruholeft the for musical reasons. He felt that he had nothing influence or interestfor the band musically anymore. Trmnt.xes thought that he had to concentratemore for his underground black metallish ideology. There’s nothing specialgoing around for these decisions. We found really gifted replacement forTrmnt.xes when we got Jimmy to do the vocals. Just wait and make your owndecisions, I’m really enthusiastic!How were the reaction to your latest album ‘Code 666…’?The reactions were REALLY positive overall. Reactions surprised us some how,because some reviews compared Code 666 to our first full length Pure SatanicBlasphemy. At all, quite a many of our fans told, that Code 666 was reallyhopeful album after From The Aspect Of Darkly Illuminated. I agree that,musically, we have developed a lot, since PSB and there’s have been someexperiements musically. The full length you are about to hear, is going to blowyour minds!Actually a wonder about the name Funeris Nocturnum has been plaguing me sincei heard this name,may tell us about its meaning?What does this name stands for?The meaning behind Funeris Nocturnum… Hmmmm. Since I’ve been this band, I knowthere’s nothing really exotic about the name. It comes from latin and a somehowexact translation would be Funeral At Night.How is the song-writing process in Funeris Nocturnum? Once i heard that youare a very democratic band in terms of writing process,is it true?Yeah, we are very democratic band! What comes to song writing process, sincecouple of years I have been mostly the person for accuse for shitty songs. Forcouple of our last albums, the process usually follows a pattern that I come toour rehearsal room with some riffs and ideas about arrangements. Then we do thefinal arrangements with a rest band. The democracy is seen in arrangements.Everyone’s opinions matters. If someone things my ideas suck, those ideas arethrown to the trash bin (or used later).There are quite much diverse elements in your musical character,so what areyour general influences while you spice Funeris Nucturnum with death/thrash andblack metal elements?General influences come mostly from death metal scene. We do not listenmuchblack metal bands at home. Emperor, Satyricon, Behemoth, Morbid Angel, Slayer,Death, Zyklon, Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Cryptopsy, Stone, Hate Eternal, just tomention few, are mostly the bands we all like to listen at our homes and thebands we take the influences for our playing. There are not so many bands thatcould influnce me personally outside that list. Mostly the influences forlyrics come from everyday life, books, movies etc, since I have beenresponsible for writing most of the lyrics for couple of our latest fulllength.There is also anti-ecclesiastic structure in Funeris Nocturnum.So may i takeyour opinions about the religion in general?Be it about christianity or anyother one?In general, we are taking some distance for being just a black metal band. Atall, what comes to religions, our opinion about any religion in general isnegative. As you may notice from the lyrics of our forth coming full length, wedo not accept ANY RELIGION at all. Anyway, the world without any religions,would be non-interesting, since you have nothing to hate or rebel against. Wereject ALL religions at all. Our ideologies would be more atheistic. If you aregoing read our lyrics, you would still see some “satanistic” ideologies whatcomes to Individualism and Hedodism. Those are the two elements we would liketo concentrate. I like myself and I like satisfaction!How would it feel for you if you were living in a world in which noecclesiastical thing exists?An earth without temples,churches bla bla…?Dumm place, nothing to rebel against, or nothing to hate for. Maybe if thatwould be a possible outcome, there would be some other issues to rebel. Metalis anarchy after all. Please yourself, make others please you or hate you.What are your opinions about todays wars?I mean ,wars were generallypolitical in the past,nevertheless,it seems wars are much more economicalnowadays.Like in Iraq?I think, there are always some religious issues about every war! George Busshtold in some of his stupid statements, that Islamic people are as fanatic as heis as a christian, so he have to destroy them all before they are going todestroy him or his land. I have a university degree from economics and I havebeen studying these issues, so I can agree that there are some short terminfluences for economic conditions, but they won’t last for ever. I think everywar in our history of humankind have something religious issues after all.Do you have any side projects?or any other members of F.N ?We do not have any side projects, what comes to the meaning of a side project.J-V plays a guitar in a well-known heavy metal act, Machine Men. They perfomIronmaidenish Heavy Metal in it’s purest form. Really promising act. Mattiplays a bass guitar in Swallow The Sun. Just check them out! If you like MyDying Bride or doom metal, you will love them. Trmnt.xes, our ex-singer isdoing the vocals. Timo perfomed drums on Sotajumala’s Death Metal Finland. Justpure fucking death metal in a vein of Morbid Angel, Hate Eternal etc. Jimmy isdoing vocals in Soulfallen. Death metallish stuff with some melodies and gothswill love this stuff. Additionally, I’m doing guitars in a band calledWherevictimslie with some thrash metal influences and Timo is performing drums.Are there any gigs planned for Funeris Nocturnum so far?So far, we have some gigs confirmed for spring after the release of the newalbum.What have been listening to lately?Can you give me some names from your musiclibrary?All time favorites, Meshuggah: Destroy Erase Improve, Slayer: Reign in Blood.Also, Behemoth’s Demigod. Excellent!Do yuo have any final words to the ugly readers of Frost Mag?Reader’s of Frost Mag! Check out our forth coming full length ExistenceIndifferent and you will be disappointment!Thanks for your time on this interview,hope to hear from you again!> Cheers!