20 Years Ago: DISMEMBER release Hate Campaign

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20 Years Ago: DISMEMBER release Hate Campaign

I'm pretty much content where we are now. I mean, we're not the biggest band around, but we still got the reputation, like you mentioned, we're one of the pioneers. We're still around. As long as people recognize us as that, we're pretty much okay. Then we have the second thing, that we started out as a death metal band and through all the years we always played the same. We stayed true to our roots; we didn't change the music like some other bands. I don't wanna mention any bands. There's a couple from Sweden that totally changed. You couldn't even recognize the bands if you put on a couple albums with a couple years apart. We always stayed the same with a certain kind of thing that, hey, this is Dismember. That's the thing we're after.

Matti Karki / Dismember interview, Demon Zine, 2000

DISMEMBER released their fifth album, Hate Campaign, on this day in 2000 though Nuclear Blast.

...it's not that different. The material is pretty much the same because we haven't changed that much during the years. The music is more straightforward, it's simple, the song structure is simple. The actual riffs, some of them are real complex. It's easier to listen to the music. There's not that many tempo changes and breaks and stuff. It's a little bit easier to listen to than before.

Matti Karki / Dismember interview, Demon Zine, 2000

[the song title "Beyond Good & Evil"] ...that's all I got from Nietzche. I found his ideas interesting, but I didn't think he was right. You should talk to Magnus about this, he has a degree in Philosophy.

Matti Karki / Dismember interview, Chronicles of Chaos, 2000