with Jus Oborn
Berlin, Knaack 6th February 2006
the Berlin mood swings of the Incredibald we had the chance to meet up with
the folks of
Electric Wizard, without any doubt the heaviest band ever. Jus
Oborn singer - guitarist and only remaining founding member after the
line-up change that followed the release of the album "Let Us Prey" took
some time for us, together with Liz Buckingham (ex 13 and Sourvein) who is
the girl doubling the guitar sound since the album "We Live", out in the
snow where Rob Al Issa the bass player and Justin Greaves the drummer,
formerly of Iron Monkey.
A thank you goes out the folks at the
Knaack in Berlin and a very special one to
Mira, who saved the evicted emissaries and gave them the opportunity to rest
before their trip back to southern lands...
live pictures by 170, more under http://pix.guitarsgalore.net
Jus you did a BBC radio one session with Electric Wizard, is it gonna come
out in one way or another?
Jus Oborn: Yes, maybe. Itís the first thing we did after we got back
TOHKAMAK: And now you are recording a new album right? What is it going to
Jus Oborn: We are recording it right now, it's going to be more like "Come My
Fanatics", acid drenched. The last one
was real clean, we always had a problem with live shows (doing the acid
parts), so when we did "We Live" it was just the band, no overdubs and no
TOHKAMAK: On "Dopethrone" you have this really short tune "The Hills Have
Eyes" which I really dig, it would be great to hear a longer version of
something like that.
Jus Oborn: There's lots of tapes and tapes and tapes of that shit... yeah we
used to jam in like a cottage for hours and we just dropped acid and jammed
like that for the whole day.
TOHKAMAK: Any chance you might be releasing some of that?
Jus Oborn: I'm thinking about it, I found all the tapes.
TOHKAMAK: So on the next album there might be something like that too?
Jus Oborn: Oh yeah, definitely!
TOHKAMAK: Great, that would also be great live, like we are doing gigs in
Sardinia, in unusual places like on the beach, ruins or abandoned mines, it
would be special to have you play there.
Jus Oborn: Yes I'd like to play on the beach, or at a castle...
TOHKAMAK: Did you ever play somewhere like that, like some weird location?
Jus Oborn: (To Liz) did we play anywhere weird?
Liz Buckingham: What do you mean?
Jus Oborn: Well not at a club, oh we played on a boat!
Liz Buckingham: Yes in Paris, right.
Jus Oborn: Sidney as well, the boat was going around the harbour, that was
TOHKAMAK: I think your music would work very well in a film, did you ever
do anything for a movie, a soundtrack?
Jus Oborn: We're in the soundtrack for a short film, a Californian film, I
didn't have anything to do with it, but there's some "Come My Fanatics"
stuff in that movie.
Me and Robert had always planned to do a film, like there's the whole
story, haven't been able to do it, heh... but it's gotta be that mythical
TOHKAMAK: Heh, we just got back from Sardinia, looking for a house and the
people we had to deal with were just perfect film characters, like for a
David Lynch movie.
One landlord particularly, Gino... he was like a mix between Yoda and
Jabba The Hutt.
Jus Oborn: Yeah, that happens, especially in small towns. Small towns are great
for that kind of inspiration, you should see Dorset.
TOHKAMAK: I wouldn't be surprised if directors like Lynch or Jim Jarmusch
get some of their characters like that.
Jus Oborn: Might well be... that wine is really good and the salami also.
TOHKAMAK: Thank you, we brought it from Sardinia, it's wild boar meat, I'll
cut up some more, here help yourself.
Jus Oborn: Yes sure... I'd like to play a show there on the beach, would be
TOHKAMAK: Yes, we'll get in touch with you, maybe in September.
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