Wednesday, July 29, 2009
BURIAL RITUAL from Milwaukee are an invincible proof, that Old School Death Metal still kicks ass. That insane band just released thei first album “Tower Of Silence” and I have talked with singer Chris Brooks about it. If you are into atmospheric and blasting Death Metal like VITAL REMAINS or NILE you will have a lot of fun with them!
Hi Chris, how are you man? How is it going with your first album?
I'm doing great, thanks for the interview! Everything is going really well with the album. It's getting a lot of good feedback, so I'm very pleased. It's taken 2 years to write, record, and finish this album, so we're all feeling very accomplished.
What's behind the meaning of “Tower Of Silence”, please explain it!
The "Tower of Silence" is a very old method for disposing of the dead. When a person dies, they're taken to the top of the tower where they are left to decompose in the sun, as well as being picked clean by birds and insects. I thought this would be a fitting title for the album since it flows with the theme of the whole band, which focuses on death, the occult, and burial practices.
How did you find out about Zoroastrians. What's the fascination behind it?
I found out about it through random research into burial practices when I was trying to come up with material for lyrics. After reading more into it I was fascinated, and incorporated the entire practice from death, decomposition, and eventual disposal of what remains. I've always believed that lyrics should tell a story or have some point to them and not just be a collection of random this's and that's.
Tell me something about the band!
Our band has a sick work ethic! We try to play as often as possible and will sometimes play several shows a week for months on end. We love playing live, we're definitely a band that is all about the music. Intensity is something we really focus on, and if we don't walk off the stage absolutely exhausted, then we didn't do a good enough job!
On Myspace you name lots of musical influences, but there are almost no death metal bands and most all of them don't fit with your music on the first blink. Is there something that I have missed?
Our band is quite eclectic in our personal music tastes, most of us also listen to other forms of music besides extreme metal. In fact, our guitarist really doesn't even listen to death metal! I think that's a very good thing because we're able to bring new elements into our songwriting due to our diverse musical backgrounds, and we try to keep each new song interesting and different from the last.
In my eyes “Tower Of Silence” is an unblemished old school album! And a great one! But do you really believe that it will break the mold of the genre as it says on Myspace?
Thanks! I hope it does, or at least moves us in the right direction. We're not the kind of band that is trying to be faster and more brutal than everyone else out there, in my opinion too many bands are attempting to pull that off and what you get is a ton of music that all sounds the same. Perhaps instead of breaking new ground, we want to go back to the roots of metal and perhaps do things a bit differently and bring our musical perspective to light. I've always been a fan of stripped down, no frills metal that kicks you right in the teeth, I don't believe that music has to be super technical to be good.
“Atop the Funeral Pyre” departs from the other songs with it's melodic touch. Is it something that you wanted to do, something you would try out?
Most definitely, and we plan on doing more songs like that in the future. Melodic music kicks so much ass and is very fun to write, so expect us to incorporate it even more into our ever evolving sound. In my opinion, it takes a lot of talent for a band to successfully write melodic music and make it rock, which is why I'm such a fan of bands like Vital Remains. Songs like 'Dechristianize' and 'Scorned' have so much feeling behind them and aren't simply a wall of noise, which sets them apart from everyone else. I'm hoping Burial Ritual can be at that level some day.
What about “ Fantasy of Rape” Is it so hard in Wisconsin to convince a chick to stay?
Haha, the women in Wisconsin are great! We literally threw that song together about a week before we were supposed to record the album, and I finished writing the lyrics the night before I had to lay down the vocal tracks. The song is inspired by an ex-girlfriend of mine and all the horrible things I'd love to do to her, so it all worked out in the end! 'Fantasy of Rape' is one of my favorite tracks off the album, and few fun to play live since I always dedicate it to the ladies!
The outro reminds me peripheral on NILE. Coincidence or on purpose?
A little bit of both. We weren't intentionally trying to copy Nile's sound, but we wanted an outro that had the same kind of atmosphere behind it. 'The Gathering Storm' is actually going to be the intro for the first track off the next album, so it definitely sets the mood for what's to come. The new song will jump in at the climax of the outro before the wind blowing, so everyone has a little taste of the next album already!
If each bandmate has different musical tastes, how does songwriting work? Is it democracy or despotism?
Democracy all the way. Everyone in the band contributes to the songwriting, and believe it or not we all kind of know what we want to hear without having to fight over it. I started playing guitar almost 2 years ago to help out with writing guitar riffs, and I wrote all the riffs save for one in 'Benedict's Last Breath'. When we write we all throw out suggestions and then piece the song together bit by bit, and the whole process goes by pretty smoothly. I write almost all the lyrics myself, though from time to time the rest of the band will throw in suggestions.
On that album you use 2 Songs from your earlier released EP. Why? Are they the same songs or variations?
Actually, 'Tower of Silence' features all new songs, we didn't use anything from the 'Last Rites' EP. We considered adding a song from the EP to the album, but decided against it since our sound has changed quite a bit since our first 4 track release.
Lyrics are about death and burials. Do you tell the people just anything or are real “investigations” behind it ( besides the title track)? Are there so many ways to get corpses under the soil?
Every song has some kind of story behind it as I mentioned earlier, I don't believe that lyrics should be pointless and simply "there to be there". I do research when I get stumped on writing lyrics, but since I'm also an amateur author it comes fairly easily to me. On the next album there is going to still be a focus on burial practices, though I also plan on writing about ancient torture methods and devices, and how it was all done. There's a lot of material out there to cover, and if bands like Nile can write so many incredible albums based entirely off of Egyptian culture, then we should have no problem cranking out tons of songs with interesting topics.
Cover artwork and logo have crucial changes by comparison with your EP. Do you think that comic styled graphic fits to your music more?
We wanted to do something a little more fitting with our band, the album, and what we're trying to accomplish compared to our EP. I think it works for us so far, though I wouldn't be opposed to having a more graphic cover for the next album. We'll have to see!
Who had the idea for your album cover. That pic stays obviously in direct connection with the album title. What about the Myspace appeal for a graphic artist?
We all sort of had an idea of what we wanted, which was a 'Tower of Silence' in the background, and decomposing bodies around it. We found an artist that could bring that vision to life, and I think he did a great job. I'm not sure if we'll use the same artist for the next album or not, because we want to find the best person we can to take our ideas and make something out of it.
Your album is self released. Was no-one interested? Or is it the way you want to go?
I'd certainly love to get signed to a label, but we haven't had any offers yet. We've been sending out copies of the album to all kinds of labels both indie and major, so we'll have to see if someone takes interest. For now though, I'm happy with being underground.
Aren't you afraid you'll get a lack of ideas in the future? What is your propulsion?
Not at all, with our diverse musical background and the vast wealth of subject material for me to write about, I think we'll be cranking out songs for a long time. Hopefully if we can get some label support we can focus even more of our energies on writing music, because this is something we all want to do with out lives. We strive to better ourselves and keep our fans wanting more, because there's nothing more satisfying for us than to see and hear people enjoy our music.
I think that's enough, last spot is yours!
Thanks again for the interview! I just want to thank all of our great fans for the support over the years, without you this band would not be where it is today. Keep supporting the underground, and stay sick!
BURIAL RITUAL myspace
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
JUNGLE ROT are back on the battlefield with their new release „ What Horrors Await” I asked bass man James about some details. Enjoy it and support that Death Metal dreadnought!
Hi James, how are you. What about your feet, hope they are healthy, haha. ( related to the bandname)?
James: Haha! My feet are good. A little sore from working all weekend but that’s ok.
Tell me something about your new album. Incurrence, recording and stuff like that!
James: It’s obviously the best record we’ve done, as any band will say, haha! We had a lot of fun this time out writing and recording and bonding as band. We took our time and bought a computer recording set-up and that was new for us. We spent many hours in the practice space working over ideas and just having fun with it.
Do you satisfied with the result? How much influence do you have to the sound!
James: I think we are satisfied, but again like any art, you always think of things you could have done differently or better, or things you could have added. As far as the sound, it’s still JUNGLE ROT but with a few new twists and ideas in there. It’s hard to not be influenced somewhat by your surroundings and new music you hear.
Is “What horrors Await” the consistent sequel of the last album? Or have we to search for some new facets?
James: I wouldn’t say it’s a sequel to anything, but just another Jungle Rot record. There are some new twists and turns on this one, but we’re still holding down the Jungle Rot sound.
Tell about the DESTRUCTION cover. What is the special thing with DESTRUCTION? Are you personal impressed from this Thrashers?
James: We’ve just toyed around with the song at practice numerous times and decided to record it. Yes, I grew up listening to Destruction and have always loved them!
Have you got a personal fave on that album? What are the songs, that slip into the liveset?
James: I don’t know if I have a personal favorite yet, I like all the new tunes. Quite a few of the songs will be in the liveset like “Worst Case Scenario”, “What Horrors Await”, “Black Candle Mass”, “Two Faced Disgrace”, “State Of War”. We’ll probably mix up the live set for different dates and try other songs too.
What about the lyrics, are we still at the battlefield? What kind of conflicts are in the focus of “What Horrors Await”?
James: We still have some lyrics about war and such, but a lot of the lyrics this time have an apocalyptic feel to them, some end-of-the-world stuff and biblical prophecy. Of course there are some good ol’ fashioned death metal songs too.
Why have you changed your label again. This time from Crash Inc. To Napalm records?
James: Crash had just dropped the ball. They didn’t do anything a record label should. They put it out and it was in some stores and what not, but they had no European distribution and gave no tour support or even helped with touring. I figure if a label invests money in your band and album, they should want you to tour for it so you can sell copies of it!
Napalm Records is not that sort of typical Death Metal label. Do you think it fits to JUNGLE ROT. What do you expect from them?
James: Just to do their part. We just want them to act like a label and do what is typically expected of a label. It’s a little weird seeing as how they have a lot of goth and pagan sounding bands on the label, but we’re not trying to fit in with them. We just need to get out there and show people what we are made of and rip some faces off.
In the past JUNGLE ROT changed bandmembers as well as labels often. What the hell is your problem?
James: Some people just don’t have the tenacity to stay in a hardworking band that remains the underdog. It’s not easy to give 100% to a band and not get anything back. Touring is hard and some members couldn’t handle that. In the end, it comes down to people who were in this band and just couldn’t stay on board for one reason or another.
Is that fact hindering for the band or has it maked you stronger. How solid is your line-up today?
James: I’m sure it has hindered the band in some respects, like people quitting right before important tours and stuff like that. But the train must roll on and I think we’re all stronger today. The lineup now is the most consistent in years and we all get along fine. Everyone in the band now wants this and is working hard to get somewhere with it.
Do you think, without that argy-bargy, JUNGLE ROT could stay in one rank with OBITUARY und SIX FEET UNDER. Or are you already there?
James: I definitely don’t think we’re in the same rank as those bands, we just do what we do and hope someone likes it along the way. Maybe one day we’ll be looked at as a peer of these bands.
No experiments, songwriting strict to the point! That are your trademarks. Do you never look over the rim of the tea cup? What means this old school groove to you?
James: We’ve tried a few new things on this newest album, and I’m sure we’ll try and few more new things on the next one. The lineup is consistent now and we’re learning how to write together better. Of course we don’t want to ever lose that signature Jungle Rot sound either, so we’ll always have our sound rooted in that, but we’re not opposed to trying a few new things.
How important are the opinions/reactions of you fans? Are they involved in the work of JUNGLE ROT?
James: We definitely value the opinions of our fans, especially those who have followed this band from the beginning. But in the long run we have to write music that makes US happy, that’s why we do it right? We’re very lucky to have some of the most loyal fans on the planet, and we hope that what we write does please them.
I have read, JUNGLE ROT plays in the tradition of SLAYER and SODOM? How can that go hand in hand with your music? Have I missed something?
James: We have more of a mindset like those bands. We don’t try and out-blast everyone or have some gimmick like tech death. We truly feel our style is more rooted in the legacy those bands have left, instead of copying every brutal death metal bands that’s come out in the past 10 years. We’re more of a thrash band than a death metal band.
Any details about the upcoming europe-tour in summer?
James: We’ll be headlining our „European Blitzkrieg Campaign“ in September. Dates will be posted on the Jungle Rot MySpace page as we get them. Then in October, we’re touring the US with our brothers in DEICIDE, so that should be good!
Here are some catchwords. Take a decision and explain it!
- War for oil o war for barin?
I don’t understand
- Death Metal scene in the early 90th or the (vast) scene of today?
I prefer early 90s but I like a lot of what comes out today!
- gangenous feet in the jungle or sunstroke in the desert?
- SODOM or CANNIBAL CORPSE?
I’ll take both, as I greatly appreciate boths bands music!
Thanks a lot, last spot is yours!
James: Please visit us on MySpace, Facebook, Reverbnation and get in touch! Thank you for the interview!
JUNGLE ROT - myspace
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I saw WARPATH from Ireland on tour with LIVIDITY last spring and was very impressed about their brutality and that amazing stage acting. The bangers in front of the stage were going crazy. So I deemed it for a good idead to interview them. Here we go!
Hi Darren, how are you. How is going in WARPATH. What about your fan-voting for Metalcamp?
Hey man thanks very much for the interview, much appreciate it, ah the metalcamp voting didnt happen for us but thanks to everyone who voted for us you dont know how much we appreciate that shit!!!
I saw you on tour in Cottbus and I wonder about your guitarist Rowan. He can't be older than 12. Haha. Is WARPATH such a young band? Tell me something about band and members!
Rowan is 22 this year man haha, he is just a young looking guy i guess, but he can shred on guitar which is the main thing, we are a 5 piece band, Myself and our drummer Graham Dunne are cousins, we have been best friends from birth pretty much, Eoin Broughal is also a childhood friend it was us three that orginally started WARPATH and then we recruited our two present guitarist Eoin Dunne and Rowan O'Neill along the way. We love to party, Have fun and play heavy ass fuckin music!!
What about the bandname, where did you found it. SIX FEED UNDER is obvicious but that don..t fits to the music.
We didnt take the name Warpath from the Six Feet Under album, Our fried Luke from Dublin came up with it after hearing our music he said it sounded like we were on the WARPATH... We are on a warpath to dominate the global metal scene and we hope to suceed!! We want everyone to check out our shit and get in contact with us!! brutal fuckin shit all the way!
There are some bands with that name. Do you never have problems with the other bands? At the moment there is a hype with a british Thrash band with the same name. What will you do, if you got problems?
Haha yeah i know about this but its not like we are the first band to clash names, look at disgorge for example..... but like the thrash Warpath do their thing and we do our thing, they thrash, we're death... If we ever do have problems i guess we will have to deal with it then...
I..m sure your faves are bands like DYING FETUS or MALEVOLENT CREATION. What makes that kind of music so attractive? What would you say, if anyone say WARPATH stands in the shadow of that bands? How will you defend your identity?
Yeah we are HUGE Dying Fetus and Malevolent Creation fans, we are actually playing with both of them in October at the WAY OF DARKNESS FESTIVAL in Germany in october with Cannibal Corpse and Vader etc... we are very excited to be on the bill for this festival... But i guess we just love the way the music is so brutal and has yet has such a good groove and still sounds so aggressive, this is the way we like to sound...brutal, hardcore, fast and groovy!! If anyone says that we are in the shadow of those bands id have to agree with them i guess because Malevolent Creation and Dying Fetus have been around a hell of alot longer than us and are big influences to us, I m the oldest person in our band at the age of 22years old, we are still young and we are still in the early stages of our band and have accomplished more than we could of ever hoped and we are going to keep working hard and keep putting ourselves out there in the hope that some day maybe we can be associated in the same light as those bands...
Let..s talk about the LIVIDITY tour! What experiences have you bring back to your isle?
The Lividity tour was amazing, we got to travel all acorss europe playing shows every single night, the Lividity guys are such legends!! They are some of the coolest fuckers out there!!! They treated us with nothing but respect and curtousy. Due to the tour our live show is tighter than ever.. we have spread our name acorss europe for the first time and we made so many friends and fans that we didnt have before the tour so it was great.. We also just released a live split album with Lividity called "ALIVE AND SPLIT OPEN" its limited to 500 copies... We are so grateful to the Lividity lads for all their suport and help!
You had to change your co-headliner position short before.Why?
Ah that was a problem with the tour manager, I m not one hndred percent of the reason but i knew he had no choice, so we said FUCK IT and went ahead and dropped position, plus REQUIEM from switzerland Co-Headlined and they have become one of my favourite bands after that tour, the guys are fuckin amazing.. So heavy!! So i dont mind that we dropped position on the bill.
As I said before, I saw you in Cottbus. You got the best fan-reactions there. The audience was going crazy and a lot of people were there. Even LIVIDITY could not delight so many fans. Were you surprised? It is not always a advantage to be the headliner, right?
Yeah man, i must say and all the members of the band would agree with me that the show we did in Cottbus was our favourite show of the tour and definetely in the top 3 shows we've ever done...the crowd fuelled us and made it such and enjoyable show!! We loved every second of it! You fuckers are CRAZY hahaha. Yeah I d agree with you about headlining not always being an advantage because sometimes you hit the stage too late and people are tired and others are too drunk and others are gone home and stuff.. i think in Cottbus we got on stage at a perfect time.. and thanks to everyone in Cottbus for your support!!
Friends of me told me about other gigs (Torgau and one show in Bavaria), with only a few visitors. I think it must be sobering sometimes. I mean, you had to pay a bunch of bills to be on that tour. What had you thought, if WARPATH play in front of a hand-full of drunken freaks?
Man we have a rule that we go by when it comes to live shows... It doesnt matter if there is 5 people there or 10,000 people there,we always go out and give it 100% at all shows.
Of course it is always better to have a big crowd but at those shows with a small crowd you have got to remember that those people still paid to see a show and we will always give them that show!
I could imagine, that the 2 US bands Coffin Syrup and Beneath The Flesh were sometimes really frustrated to open the shows in a nearly empty house. Or were they so highly motivated that it doesnt matter?
The lads in Beneath The Flesh and Coffin Syrup were a bunch of legends, they got up on the stage everynight and gave it all they had, we would always be at the front of the stage to give them support aswell.. they never complained about opening or playing early at all because they were so highly motivated like you said. I think they were just really happy to be getting their name across to brand new fans! And they did a great job.
What about the Finnish band, the replacement for ABORTIFICATION. I don..t have understand whose name? And had they to shovel coals to pay the nightliner ( balck, dirty bodypainting)?
Abhordium was the name of that finnish band that replaced Abortification, they were a great werent they? I thought they were brilliant. Hahaha. I dont know if they were shoveling coal now, i think they just like to throw on the paint for a bit of an extra stage presence and stuff.. I thought it was funny..
How was the contact to the other bands. I..m sure you had a lot of fun. Any strange stories?
Ah all the bands were great and easy to get on with, we got on especially well with Lividity, Beneath The Flesh and Requiem, Id say they were the guys we were partying with the most, Everynight we had to show them how the IRISH drink hahaha, One night our drummer Graham got so drunk that he thought it would be a good idea to bring his phone and camera into the toilet of the tour bus with him, the bus was driving and the driver hit the brakes and graham dropped his phone and camera straight into the toilet that was filled with everyones piss hahaha so he put his hands in the toilet and fished them out, to everyones surprisal....THEY STILL WORK!!! hahahahaha
What about your album “Gorefare“ how is going with it so far?
We couldnt be happier with the release of Gorefare, it is our debut album which we relased through UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT and we have recieved nothing but good words about it, We are very proud of it, we have it on sale in America, all across Europe and even in Japan, we did not see this happening from our debut album so we are thrilled. We want to get our name out to the world and Gorefare has definetely been a great start for us. We have a music video for the title track "Gorefare" on you tube and myspace so please check it out!
Whats your opinion to it today. Would you write and record it ibn the same way again?
I'm just as proud of it as i always was if not more, and if i could write and record it again there would be 1 or 2 tiny changes i would like to make but that is it, nothing major at all... im very happy with this release as our debut album!
I like “Suffering due...”, for me it is a mixture of DYING FETUS (groove), MALEVOLENT CREATION (insane guitar-riffs) and DEATH ( some progressive elements). I..m sure you like it too, but what are your faves? What are the real live-burners?
Thanks man, Im glad you like it, always good to hear that shit,
Personally for me i'd say my favourite track off the album would have to be (has a quick think)..BRUTAL PARAYLSIS. I like its heaviness and its grooviness, and it is slightly melodic at the same time and it is one of my favourite tracks to sing live i love seeing the crowd go nuts during the breakdown aswell.. haha.
Tell me about UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT. Do you feel in good hands there? They deal with a lot of other metal styles, so can they give you full attention?
UNDERGROUND MOVEMENT is a D.I.Y Irish Disto/ record label and it is run by Ian Lawless. Ian helps bands get their foot in the door and get their name out there through great distribution and promotion.. he has been nothing but a great help for Warpath, He is a legend! Underground movement deals with Death metal, Grindcore, Crust, Hardcore, Punk, Black Metal they cover all sorts of metal styles and they do a great job at what they do. We were more than happy to release Gorefare through Underground Movement!
Someting new on the horizon?
Yes, we will be hitting the recording stuido pretty soon to start recording our second album which at the moment still remains untitled, Im sure we will announce it soon enough. We are really excited to be releasing another album and we think this one is a step up from Gorefare so keep a look out everyone, we are also playing at that festival WAY OF DARKNESS in Germany in October which is new to us because itll be our first festival away from Ireland! Also we got asked to do a certain well known festival while we were on tour so we hope we will be able to announce that later on in the year! So we will be keeping our fingers crossed for that one! I think that is all that is new on the Horizon at the minute. We are just concentrating on finshing the writing of the album and getting that shit out there!
Last spot is yours!
Thanks a million for having us do this interview, it was really enjoyable, i just want to say thanks to everyone for their support and keep spreading the word to everyone you know, get in touch with us and keep it fuckin brutal!! DRINK BEER!!!!!!!!
The Polish Grind veterans SQUASH BOWELS strike back their her 5th album (besides innumberrable other releases). So we can wonder, whether “Grindvirus” kicks ass like the other releases did. Arthur answered some of my questions about...in his one version of english language.
Hi Arthur, how are you? I'm ready for Grindvirus, are you?
Hi Jorg!!! Everything is fine. Grindvirus is ready to kill also. We are waiting for relase date!!!
Please give me an update for your next album, Grindvirus. Have you played any of the new songs live yet? What personal significance does it have for you? Is it just another album or something special?
This are 14 new songs, in a very old school style but with the fresh sound. Surely it is a little different than previous material, we recorded this material in the new composition, like we wanted, without the pressure, with the large play.
What can we expect- a typical Squash Bowels recording? Or did you find new ways to torture innocent ears?
This is still the same team , this time we will torture through the sound, it is powerful. The effect is fulminating!!!
How much time did you spend in the studio? What is the release date? Any live promotion?
We recorded for a week, we already got the sample of sounds, on the end itself we fixed the final version, arose the new monster which will be released in September on US label WILLOWTIP. You can listen new songs on our myspace page. We will play of course the clique of promoting concerts, but for the time being one cannot speak about this .
For this recording, you announced 8 tracks. Are you becoming more mature in your old age? How has your songwriting style changed?
He he... it's not so, agrees that to certs it is necessary to become more ripe, in our chance this pure and simple the good contract with the factory warranted us the sufficient budget on the recording of several traces more, was us on this this time to stand and all. Of course through this we obtained the very good result, we had also more time on recording of songs from A to Z, that was the intentional effect. Some things sounding better only into the studio. We do not have with ourselves frequent tests, we live in three different cities, two of us in Poland one in Belgium, so the studio warranted us the longer meeting than the test. This time however more material we made in the room of attempts. The rest, some of 30 percent into the studio.
Who will release it, You via your label LIFESTAGE again? What are the advantages of a band having control of their recordings?
Unfortunately Lifestage is closed, we do not have the time for it, most of our time we sacrifice to families and work, the factory he was only a short-lived adventure.
There was a time when Curby released all Squash Bowels shit. That seems to be over now. Why?
So it was, we gave materials to OBSCENE of the factory, a little to us conditions but he did not answer, we dispersed on a good footing, maybe we will work together again.
What about a vinyl version? Maybe again with Norman and Apathic View? He does a great job, doesn't he?
There are really such conversations over a vinyl version, we would like, so that this to give by Norman, he does really the very good work, last we spoke, we hoped that factories will make themselves understood and the vinyl will be!
How intense are you regarding your image? Are you not afraid of sterotypes or do you like to play around with them? How improtant is all that gore or is it accepted behavior nowadays?
Well, we left from the image of unstitched bowels completely, today we have more themes taken straight from life, or facetious situations. We are not already such as once, we do not bear leathers and narrow trousers, we do not have long hair, simply three sirs playing Grind core...
Tell me something about the past North American tour. Was it successful? Did you have fun?
We were the first time behind too the flood tide, we toured, we drank the American beer and we ate hamburgers. The memory will stay to us surely Baltimore (maryland metal fest), the excellent organization, and faithful fans, we visited also many friends whom we did not see for ten years, generally pleased to see us and with the large wish we will go there once again.
What about the 7" Audio Terror CD from 07? What was the idea behind it? Didn't Curby release someting similar before?
This record was a collection of our first seven EP?s. Curby let go on one record three first demos, many fans asked us for these recordings and we decided to recruit giving such record.
Tell me about your new drummer Marius?! He is a old buddy from DAMNABLE. Has he playd in a band after the band split up? Do you think he fits to gory music?
Marius is suitable ideal for us. He had a pause and is large in playing, but glad to himself ideally. Effects one will be able to already to listen on the new record. Splendidly... we make ourselves understood, we understand. He had a pause in playing, but listened music all the time, he very fits to us, the similar age, the similar thinking, similar aspirations.
Why is Lipa no longer your singer? Fuck, he gave your band an enormous, agile live touch. That was amazing!
Sometimes it's better to speak for the departure than to take risks of the disintegration set, unfortunately not everyone could communicate with him. Quarrels arose, bad atmosphere.
About the spontaneousness this is not quite worse right away. This set was always three a personal composition and we came back to our roots, I affirm that he left only for the better!
I saw a lot of SQUASH BOWELS shows and sometimes they are, well...reserved. Are you not the godfathers of impulsive stage acting? Do you think, a "real" singer would benefit your performance?
There are better concerts and worse, we changed a little to our approach. In fact we are already a little older, but playing less concerts today and splendidly we cope. In fact at the peck of concerts more than once we were mightily tired, therefore arose the idea of the employment of the additional vocalist. After last concerts all people speak to us that it is really a lot better and more curiously in three, we do not need spongers, he he
You have had lot of good musicians in your career? Why? And how strong is your line up now?
Never over this we did not wonder as played today. Simply we get on our own, we do not think as up we are found. We play for pleasure, how much we can and when we can. Interest us no recapitulations on which position we are found.
How much SQUASH BOWELS from the early days is left in your mind? What are the biggest changes or has nothing changed?
Well surely pure and simple the music, play-acting we switch off ourselves during that time from the daily life. We live through this short while we play and we are glad together with the audience. Once we wondered if we should stop playing,without playing there is not much more in life for us!
One last thing. Has Andy ever thought about re-animating DAMNABLE?
Andy told me that he has no intention, maybe several songs at the concert, something for fans, but not yet now.
Thanks for the interview , we greet all listeners of our music, good-bye see you at concerts and remember : to the gift-horse one does not look into the ass!