NECROTIC DISGORGEMENTs’ “Documentaries Of Dementia” is one of the most intense death metal releases this year so far. Of course only if you prefer the brutal way of guitar – torture. Than you get all you need, blood, guts, technique, neck breaking riffs and all the clichés you want! Any open questions? Then read what Ben Deskins has to say about!
Hi Ben, congratulations to the new album. Is the band going full force again now?
Thanx! Yea we been going full force for a while, but the new album just came out so we’re stepping things up a bit as far as promotion and live shows and merchandise.
You needed a lot of time for it, where was your focus the last 9 years?
Well right after we recorded “Suffocated In Shrinkwrap” Jason left to join the marines for 4 years. So when he returned in 2008 we played live shows to promote that album for a year or 2. Then in 2010 we had a couple lineup changes so it took a little while to work in our new vocalist Jimmy Javins and our new bass player Scott Kinneman. So we played a few shows with that lineup and then replaced Scott with Phil Good on bass. We recorded our new album “Documentaries Of Dementia” throughout 2012 and now it’s just been released worldwide on Comatose Music.
Tell me all dirty details about that assault to the nice taste of the society!
I hope our music is an assault to society! I fucking hate people and I think humans are like a plague, at least most of them are… Fucking low life parasites too stupid and too politically correct to think for themselves.
Tell me about the recordings, and what poor guy has hired out the studio freely to you?
That poor guy would be Tony, our guitarist, haha! He has his own home studio, The Metal Foundry, so he did all the recording, mixing, and mastering. We all had our input, but Tony engineered the album. It was a grueling process because we were so meticulous this time around after the raw production we ended up with on “Suffocated In Shrinkwrap” we wanted this album to be spot on, as close to perfect as we could get it! So we took our time and made sure everything was right and everything sounded exactly like it’s suppose to.
Brutality and velocity belong inevitably together?
Not really, fast doesn’t always equal brutal. Slower parts can be just as brutal when it’s done right.
Are songs like “Icepick Ear Sodomy” and “He Wears The Flesh” the other side of ND then?
We wanted all of the songs to sound different from each other, but still sound like the same band. We didn’t want to put out an album that sounds like the same song the whole way through. Not our style.
We rerecorded them. Those other versions were just demos we did to demo the songs and also to hear what the new members sounded like on recording.
What are your favorite songs? Do you think that some subtleties and skills perish in the rush of velocity sometimes?
Yes they do! That’s why it’s important to mix things up and keep things interesting so it don’t get boring. If you have nothing but fast parts all the time it’ll get boring and sound like the same thing over and over, unless you’re really good at writing very distinguishable riffs! I like all of our songs, but I would say I like to play “Pincushion Pussy” the best. Not because I like it better than the others, but I like the way it flows and it just rolls off so good when we play it live. It’s just one of those songs that sounds like it wrote itself.
Technique is essential, just groove and riffs are not enough for you, right?
Sometimes it IS enough! Just depends on the song really. A few of our songs are pretty simple to play really, they’re not very technical. Then other songs are more technical and have more technical parts than others. We just do what sounds right for each particular song, if a technical part sounds right, that’s what we do, if a more groove oriented part sounds right, we’ll use that. We don’t have any kind of formula for writing, we just play what we like to hear and what we think it should sound like.
I´m sure your drummer has a private masseuse, who stretch´s and kneads his muscles and whatever! Or maybe he don´t know what cramps are? Amazing!
Haha, that’s funny! Jason don’t have a masseuse, but he does know what cramps are for sure!
Tell me about the intro and outro vocal samples!
The intro was taken from the tape David Parker Ray used to play for his victims. A lot of people think it’s from a movie, but it’s not, it’s the real thing… totally authentic! After he kidnapped them and brought them back to his torture chamber chained down, bound and gagged, he would play that tape for them telling them exactly what was going to happen to them, that was their initiation. We just took some of our favorite excerpts from that recording and created an audio bed for a background and made it the intro to the album. Tony snagged the intro for “He Wears The Flesh” off of a documentary on Ed Gein.
The lyrical shit is sick like inmates in a leper colony, are you in a similar way incurable? Is life not deterrent enough?
I don’t think I need cured of anything, I just like brutal lyrics to fit brutal music. I would rather write sick brutal lyrics than lyrics about politics or something like that that people can hear everytime they turn on the TV… I wanted to write lyrics about things that have actually happened to people, as opposed to just writing sick lyrics for the sake of writing sick lyrics.
So you need clichés, or is this all bullshit?
I guess it’s all bullshit! Haha.
Maybe you would do charts – music without serial killer – inspirations and all the other freaks around? Ever thought about?
Not really, I just like to write brutal shit, I don’t care about charts.
The women on the cover prove your obviously deranged relationship to the female part of mankind. Maybe you need a female tour manager, who calms the waves of the upcoming protests of millions of feminists?
Haha, maybe we should, but we haven’t had any protests from feminists yet. I really don’t care, I’ll say whatever the fuck I want to in our songs and I don’t care who gets offended. Maybe they should do what they tell everyone else to do, have tolerance! What about feminists offending me?!
What do you think you can reach with the album, in the confusing swamp of Death Metal releases nowadays?
There are a lot of great brutal Death Metal releases out this year! We just wrote the best album we could possibly write and we hope that it stands out from the rest. So far it’s been getting great reviews! I just hope that one day it’s considered to be an essential classic, for me personally that would be the greatest accomplishment!
Maybe history has already overtaken, will you try to catch up now?
It’s never too late to release an album. We didn’t want another rushed album so we took our time and made sure everything was right this time, both with the lineup and the recording. I think the end result shows the time and effort put into this release was worth it!
Is there still a REGURITATION spirit alive inside the band?
Yea we’re still writing in the same style as we always have, we’ve just gotten better at it in my opinion. No matter what the name of the band is, we’re still gonna write the best material we possibly can! And we’ll do Regurgitation reunion shows from time to time, it’s just hard to get together with Dan and Brian because they live about 3 ½ hours away from me and Tony.
In all that years that you are in the scene, is your comprehension and attitude for the Death Metal machinery still the same, or do you see some things from a different point of view now?
I would say my attitude is about the same as it’s always been, both as a listener and a writer. I still like the same bands and styles that I always have, and I still write in the same way that I always have. I’m just a little more picky these days about what I listen to and what I write, but that’s a good thing!
Last spot is yours!
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