Anal Cunt interview (09/2010)

With: Seth Putnam
Conducted by: jupitreas (e-mail)
Published: 30.09.2010

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Anal Cunt

Liked by few, hated by most, entertaining to all - Seth Putnam and his Anal Cunt have the sort of notoriety that many a black metal musician can only dream about. Nevertheless, Seth's been a little quiet recently so we decided to find out whats up with him. Here's a short interview with Seth, transcribed for us by Dan of Patac Records.

jupitreas: Hows your health? Do you still suffer from the effects of your coma?
Seth: I'd say I'm 90% better, my balance is unsteady at times, but my health and attitude has been the best shape ever. Doing some exercises and stuff..

j: Are you surprised you're still alive? Do you still drink and take drugs?
S: Yes of course! To both.

j: What do you do all day?
S: Some days I practice, with the different bands I'm in, somedays I get loaded, somedays I do both.

j: Do you still hate everybody or are you more gentle in your old age?
S: Slightly gentler I guess, but I still hate tons of people.

j: What is the real Seth Putnam like? Do you offend and beat people up or are you fun to hang out with?
S: The older Seth Putnam used to be the BIGGEST asshjole in the world, more recently, people seem to enjoy me more, probably since the coma.

j: Anal Cunt and your other projects are all pretty unfriendly and I can't imagine you're selling a lot of albums. How do you earn money to live?
S: Since the coma, i get disability from the government, I'm married and my wife has a good job.

Here's Seth's wife, click on the thumbnail if you really need to see the full NSFW version.

j: Do you think "Fuckin A" will sell well because its a funny album?
S: I think it's a kickass heavy metal record, that's why it will sell well, not because it's funny. It will stand out because nobody else is doing anything like it.

j: You claim to offer "professional services" on the Wicked Sick Records website. What does that entail?
S: I give guitar lessons, produce records, vocal lessons, blah blah blah

j: Can you write a hateful song about something if I pay you?
S: Sure, there's actually a record coming out soon, if you give me a $100 and a song title, I'll write lyrics and music and ill give you like five copies of the record.

j: What the fuck is up with your future releases? You should update your website more often. Will "Wearing Out Our Welcome" ever be released?
S: WOOW should be out later this year on limited appeal records, it just needs to be mastered. The website's fucked up because I lost the computer program I was using, it will be fixed eventually though.

j: What about your other projects? What should we look forward to hearing?
S: Full Blown AIDS has a 2LP set coming out in a month or two, I'm doing a 4 record set called "The Worst Of Seth Putnam" which will feature unheard bands and songs i've written since 84.

j: Will you tour Europe anytime soon?
S: Sometime between january and march, we will be doing a ten date tour, no details yet.

j: Were you ever inspired by noise and noise rock like Merzbow, Big Black and shit like that?
S: Never. Anal Cunt isn't influenced by anything, except bands previous that have the same sound, mostly stuff that was never released.

j: Say a few things about these bands if you know of them:
Brutal Truth

S: Friends of mine, good guys. I dont think the music's all that great.

S: They're friends of mine, but I think they're extremely boring.

Napalm Death
S: I used to make fun of them all the time, now we get along, we toured with them in 2004 and had an awesome time together.

S: I dont know them personally, but I think they're boring.

Boyd Rice/NON
S: Yawn.

Cephalic Carnage
S: One of the worst bands Ive ever seen live. I saw them in SF, the singer said "I guess noone in SF smokes pot" what the fuck, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane are from there, you fucking retard, I hate bands that say things to get fan reactions :: Seth mimics the singer and talks nonsense like a retard and throws the word weed in between the nonsense:: I think they sound like a cross between Richard Simmons and a chain of gay bars.

S: Never heard of them.

j: Is there anything else you wanna communicate to the world or to the people who read this website?
S: 2011 will be a big year, FUCKIN A and WOOW will be out, tour, Relapse will be reissuing a 2 cd set from 88-91 including unheard material that I have never played to anyone. Buy everything.


Posted on 30.09.2010 by With Metal Storm since 2002, jupitreas has been subjecting the masses to his reviews for quite a while now. He lives in Warsaw, Poland, where he does his best to avoid prosecution for being so cool.

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13.10.2010 - 11:48
This is funny and sad at the same time...
Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
15.10.2010 - 15:35
Written by BudDa on 13.10.2010 at 11:48

This is funny and sad at the same time...

Mostly sad.
22.10.2010 - 04:53
Erm... I'll wander forevermore if his public persona is just a cleverly designed act, or is he truly fucked in the head. Probably a healthy mix of both I guess.

The whole purpose of AC is to piss people off, and I can respect that. And this is where my good opinion about them (him) ends.

Good pic btw. Need to get myself a wife like that in future.
*insert something deep and profound*
02.11.2010 - 01:04
LeChron James
I personally think this dude is hilarious. though heroin almost always ends terribly, him tying himself off with a guitar cord while his wife gives him dome is pretty hilarious. same with him ragging on Cephalic Carnage and his willingness to write albums for people hahaha. he gets my props.
Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
10.11.2010 - 00:48
This guy is awesome.
29.12.2010 - 04:09
Untrell smiley
I understand AC shit is supposed to be funny & it's a joke but this guy is a fuckin idiot loser. Aside from the fact that he is obviously gay maybe not by choice because there isn't a female on earth that would ever bang his disgusting ass so he has to bang men & is angry about it. He is the type of shithead that gives metal bands a bad name. It's too bad he didn't die when he ODed it would be 1 less jerk off on earth. He's so tough BULLSHIT!! Why would Chris Barnes want to fight this bitch & get arrested so this pussy could get a headline. Like I said the man is a FAG & hates himself for it. Here's some songs for him. 1 Seth was ass raped by CC Deville
2 Seth died choking on Cock! Just die loser
25.01.2011 - 04:56
Anal Cunt, as in a vagina inside of an asshole???

I know a few people like that
You try to awaken me, the flesh dripping with blood
My body is there, but my soul a perilous void
Aethereal existence coming off in ambient waves
I am nothing. I AM N1H1L.
08.02.2011 - 05:08
GG Allin wannabe, and a huge asshat for not mentioning GG as an influence. Otherwise, great interview, but no, I didn't need to see the NSFW version. He's either got a tiny knob or she has no esophagus.
15.06.2011 - 19:36
Cuca Beludo
Account deleted
OMG i was eating when i clicked in the pic... sick!
15.03.2017 - 01:45
hi-fi / lo-life
Just FYI
This is probably the last interview Seth ever did. Didn't want to mention it back then since it would not be respectful to capitalize on Seth's untimely passing... He basically passed away before the interview was even published. I still think that there was more to Seth than the whole fascade. I tried to get it out of him but sadly I never got to talk to him directly. Instead, the label was a mediator of sorts between the two of us. I will miss Seth and his unique take on grindcore. RIP.

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