Biography

30 years as a band is something worth celebrating, and since the decade of 1981-1989 delivered way over 200 slashers, F.K.Ü. decided to pay a special tribute to both events. The main focus was the year 1981, also known as the ultimate year of the slasher movie genre. In other words, the year that delivered a great deal of slashers that is considered the genres best, even today. The goal with the new album, inspired by Corpse Mania, Night School as well as the timeless classics Halloween II and Friday the 13th Part 2 is to take the listener back to the old days. Back when you and your friends went to the local video store to rent cassettes and not download it from the Internet. Musically, the band wanted to bring the raw energy from their earlier albums back. ”We wanted to make an album where there was no room to breathe. “All killers, no fillers”, as they say. We think we achieved that and then some.”

After a deal with Swedish label Despotz Records was signed, Larry, Pete, Pat and Emp entered The Overlook Studio in Gävle to record the bands fifth studio album, named 1981. And it is already rumored to be a horror experience on the same level as those old school slasher classics. So pop the popcorn, call for pizza and bring your friends, this twisted and demented world of knife wielding maniacs has only just started. Let the body count begin!

1981 was produced by F.K.Ü., recorded by William Blackmon, mixed by Lawrence Mackrory & Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Productions, mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering and with astonishing artwork by Tom Hodge – The Dude Designs.

History

Four young men started F.K.Ü. back in 1987 to pay tribute to their two main interests, horror movies from the 1980´s and thrash metal. But after just a handful of rehearsals, the band fell into a hiatus. Ten years later, in 1997 a decision was made to make another try and bring the monster back to life. The overwhelming response of the 20-song demo Beware of the Evil Underwear that was recorded in 1998, resulted in Metal Moshing Mad. This 22-track mosher showed the world that it is possible to have a good, friendly, but still violent time in the mosh pit. Classics like Maniac, Halloween, Friday the 13th, Hellraiser and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was covered on this epic horror themed album. In 2004, the world was in desperate need for another dose of some patented Horror Thrash Metal signed F.K.Ü. and the album “Sometimes They Come Back… To Mosh” was released. The inspiration was once again from the thrash and horror movies of the 1980´s. Movies covered on “Sometimes They Come Back… to Mosh” are Christine, Shockwaves, C.H.U.D, Maniac Cop, Motel Hell and The Fog. After a bunch of awesome shows, including a short but sweet west coast US tour, they go back into the studio to make album number three. Come the summer of 2009 and the release of “Where Moshers Dwell”. An album filled with prime neck breaking, horror-inspired, sing-along thrash madness. Movies covered on “Where Moshers Dwell” are Dead and Buried, The Return of The Living Dead, Creepshow, The Toolbox Murders, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, and The Exorcist.

In 2010 and 2011 F.K.Ü. tours Sweden extensively and plays all major Swedish festivals such as Sweden Rock Festival, Metaltown, Getaway Rock Festival & House of Metal, to name a few.

In 2013 the band returns with another blistering slab of their patented horror metal. Their fourth album titled “4: Rise of the Mosh Mongers” released by Napalm Records sees F.K.Ü. fire on all 4 cylinders. Produced and mixed by the bands singer Larry Lethal, the album contains 17 tracks of pure thrashing bliss. Movies covered on “4: Rise of the Mosh Mongers” are Event Horizon, The Amityville Horror, Madman, Terror Train, Near Dark, The Boogey Man and Videodrome.

Members

Larry Lethal – Vocals

Larry
Gear:
Any microphone that can take a beating.

Favorite metal albums:
Agony – The First Defiance
Exodus – Bonded by Blood
Slayer – Reign in Blood
S.O.D. – Speak English or Die

Favorite horror movies:
A Nighmare on Elm Street
Evil Dead
The Shining
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Pete Stooaahl – Guitars

Pete
Gear:
Guitars: Gibson Flying V guitar
Amps: JJlabs FEH100 Folkesson Edition
Cabinets: JJlabs FE412 4×12-V30 Folkesson Edition
Strings: Rotosound

Favorite metal albums:
Slayer – Reign in Blood
Dark Angel – Darkness Descends
Nuclear Assault – Game Over
Agony – The First Defiance

Favorite horror movies:
A Nightmare on Elm Street
Halloween
The Shining
The Fog

Pat Splat – Bass

Pat
Gear:
Basses: Sandberg California VM
Amps: EBS Fafner II
Cabinets: EBS ProLine 410, EBS ProLine 412

Favourite metal albums:
Exodus – Fabulous Disaster
Crumbsuckers – Life of Dreams
Slayer – Reign in Blood
Anthrax – Among the Living

Favourite horror movies:
Halloween
A Nighmare on Elm Street
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Evil Dead

Unspeakable Emp – Drums

Emp
Gear:
Mapex VX Black on Black (2×22″, 12″, 13″, 16″)
Remo Heads
Pearl Hardware
Zildjian/East Cymbals
Vic Firth Drumsticks

Favourite metal albums:
Testament – The Gathering
Slayer – Reign in Blood
Entombed – Morning Star
Dark Angel – Darkness Descends

Favourite horror movies:
Friday the 13th Part 2
Evil Dead
Carrie
Poltergeist