2014 Through My Eyes: Jouni Havukainen [In Slaughter Natives]

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In Slaughter Natives is one of the pillars of Scandinavian dark industrial. After several years of silence the project made a powerful comeback in 2014 with “Cannula Coma Legio” released by Cyclic Law.

How would you summarize this past year on an artistic and personal level?

A too short 2014, the main release following up the Cannula Coma Legio release was supposed to be ready and released end 2014 but unfortunately it need some more time. On personal level a busy but interesting year, met and learned to know several interesting enriching personalities.

Which album have you listened to most often this year (not necessarily released in 2014)?

Must probably be, Fucking whore society with Karjalan Sissit. Butterfly with Haus Arafna and Transformalin with Diagnose Lebensgefahr.

What was the best gig you’ve attended?

Nikolas Schreck & John Murphy at Tower Transmissions IV. Not musically but expressional and Amorphis just some days ago.

What was the best non-music related cultural experience you’ve had?

Abandoned villages in France and German castles. Not been much time left over except related with music.

Was there an event within this past year that has significantly influenced your philosophy and outlook on life, or your perception of the world around you? For instance some specific place you visited, people you met and so on?

No, has not. But has been some visits that impressed me. Camargue and the canyons of Gorges Du Verdon, France. Especially some abandoned old villages found around in the canyon area. I’m not much for lowlands, endless open spaces or beaches and shit like that, I need forests and mountains for breath. So surprisingly the stunning wetlands of Camargue made a great impact and without pointing out why, a feeling of coming home. Will definitely make a revisit in the future.

What was your greatest disappointment in 2014?

Nothing specific. Don’t have especially high expectations.

Your plans, hopes and expectations for 2015?

A revisit to Camargue would be interesting and hopefully then try make it combined with visits to Montsegur and Carcassonne. Of course finalize the main release but that’s obvious and not a wish but would be great to finalize it within the next two months.

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