interview with Hadal Maw

Have any of you played in other bands? All of us have been involved in a number of other projects including bands such as Alarum, A Million Dead Birds Laughing, House of Thumbs, The Ophidian Ascension and Arcane Saints. There's too many to mention but those would be the main ones.  

How is it that you started playing music? I'm actually not sure how long Nick was writing music for Hadal Maw before we started working together, but it all started around 2010 when I started working with Nick and we've been working hard ever since. 

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Nick Rackham : Guitar, Rob Brens : Drums, Ben Boyle : Guitar/Vocals, Jim Luxford : Bass, Jake Milne : Vocals 

Did you make music even when you were Young? We've all been playing music from a young age.  

Where are you from? Hadal Maw is based in Melbourne, Australia. 

What's your style of genre? Our first album has a very modern death metal sound, with technical elements.  

What inspires you? Anything and everything but our main influences come most from Gojira, Decapitated, Behemoth,  

How have you developed since you started with the Music? We've all developed a lot, as musicians and songwriters. Especially myself and Nick who were coming up with parts that far exceeded our ability on our instruments. But since writing our first album "Senium" where we were trying to write very intense music, we're now working to strengthen our songwriting and focus on groove a lot more.  

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? We're currently talking to a label for Australia but I can't say much more than that. Labels still have their place today and can help take bands to places they might not be able to get on their own. Not to say there aren't plenty of bands who are capable of being 100% DIY.  

What made you decide to make this Music? I'm not sure it's a decision, I think it's just something we were all drawn to. Even the new direction the music is taking is something we're all naturally gravitating towards, there isn't really anything musically where we sit down and make decisions about what's going to happen. It is what it is. 
What are your songs about? In short, it's all a view of the excesses of forces in our world today and how they corrupt. 

Do you compose in a certain environment? Typically, either Nick or Ben will compose a guitar shell for a song on their own then I'll add my drums to it and everyone else will add their flavour to it. Vocals typically come last. Everything is programmed first so it's easier for us to collaborate online then we all learn it once the song is ready. We tried writing in the jam room a few times. It was good for a few individual ideas but otherwise it was very time consuming and not overly productive. 

Have you done any covers live? Not yet, we haven't really discussed it. It's not something we've talked about seriously and it's hard to imagine it happening anytime soon, but never say never! 

What language do you sing in? English 

Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We tend to stick to the same setlist for a certain period of time. That way all the song segues etc are all tight and the whole set feels like one piece. We're about due to change it up now that we're adding new material.  

What was your first gig like? From memory, it wasn't too bad at all. Naturally the stuff was super difficult, but we decided that we need to

Have you had to cancel a gig? Fortunately no!  

Where have you played live this year? We've continued to focus on playing around Australia, we try and keep returning to places we've played outside of our hometown as much as we can. We're planning on expanding on that and hopefully head overseas next year.  

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We started almost immediately. Our guitarist Nick is also a superb artist so he designed a shirt for us to start selling. We now have a few different designs and also have other things like guitar picks, stickers, singlets, long sleeve shirts and we're always looking for new things to print. You can check it all out at www.hadalmaw.bandcamp.com/merch 

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? Well its opened up the industry in a lot of ways, and eviscerated it in others. If it weren't for digital music, we probably wouldn't have been able to get started the way we did, being able to get our music our there and put out videos etc. It's just a matter of everyone acknowledging that recorded music, for now, is a dead end for a viable income. However as streaming continues to catch on, there'll be a lot more money coming back in. Your average joe probably only buys a couple of CDs a year, but if he's paying $10 a month for his spotify subscription, that's a whole lot more money being put into the industry. We'll have to wait and see.  

What do you think of my work? Anyone who takes the time to seek out new music and expose it to the world has to be pretty awesome! 

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Well we don't have a huge European fanbase so if this exposes us to a few more fans overseas, that's a win. 

Do you have any role models or idols? Far too many too mention. We never cease to be inspired by bands that work super hard and really achieve success, especially on their own terms. 

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I think both form important functions. It's important to understand where things originated from, the basic elements, whereas the newer bands can show you how they're taking those elements and making it theirs. From there you can formulate your own way of bringing something to the table. 

What have been your biggest obstacles? I'd say time and money. The lack of both can put a lot of strain on things and create obstacles but we've always found a way to move forward. Careful planning and hard work will always create a pathway to where you need to be. 

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Just write the music you love and if you want to get out there, work as hard as humanly possible and learn as much as possible from other guys who are already out there. It's a game of stayers. 

How do you get psyched for a gig? Considering how energetic and difficult the shows are, it can be pretty easy to get psyched up, because we know we have to be on our A game. 

Do you have any new material? We're in the midst of pre producing a few songs for our new album and most of the new album is getting closer to being written. We're all very excited.  

What are your web sites? our main site is www.facebook.com/hadalmaw and you can shoot us a message there if anyone wants to get in contact 

What are your plans for the future? Keep writing interesting heavy music and keep touring. That's as good as it gets.  


Hadal Maw - Aetas de Morior Guitar Playthrough


interview with Chiral

Have any of you played in other bands?  Yes, I have a funeral doom project called Il Vuoto. 
How is it that you started playing music?  I had nothing better to do, I guess.  
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?  I'm Teo, and I'm 24. And I'm the sole member of Chiral. So I play everything by myself. 

Have you had other previous members? I had a couple of bands when I was at high  school. But nothing really worth to be mentioned. 

Where are you from? North of Italy. 

What year did the band form? End of 2013. 

What's your style of genre?  I mean, I've approached a lot of different genres since the band was formed. Nowadays I think I'm in sort of an atmospheric /folk black metal moment. 

 What inspires you? Life, fears, nature and music most of all. 

Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Obviously I have a normal work to make a living. But besides music I run, with a friend of mine, a music blog called The Somber Lane. (https://somberlanemusic.wordpress.com/)

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? No, I'm not, to be honest. Actually, at the moment I'm trying to self release my next album. I'm not against underground labels of course, but I just want to try and do everything on my own this time, and see what happens.  

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Usually with the music. Most of the time lyrics came afterwards. 

What language do you sing in? English, I sang at all in Italian just one time, on a small part of a song included in a 3 way split album. Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC1rjrPWauI

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? I think it was one year ago, more or less. I sold the first copy of my demo to a guy from Japan. At the moment all the stuff I have for sale are displayed here: http://chiral.bigcartel.com/

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? I can't blame them sometime. And however I always try to give away my music as free downloads, whenever this is possible. By the way I find pointless and somehow stupid when an unknown artist, like me, ask money for their digital music. What they don't understand is that people will download their music for free anyway, if they're not interested in support them. But ok, that's just my humble point of view. 

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Well, first of all I think that majors don't rule the scene, no more at least. Now Indies have more freedom and more possibilities to stand out with their own hands. But, on the other hand music doesn't sell anymore because of the huge amount of new acts that flood the music scene. 

Do you have any role models or idols? No, I
don't think I have any idols. There are a lot of admirable people out there, but calling them idols would be a bit too much, in my opinion. 

What have been your biggest obstacles? Spread my music. It isn't easy make someone listening to an unknown artist, also considering today's huge amounts of quality band. 

What advice would you give other bands or artists?  Mmm, probably to stay modest.  

Do you have any new material? Yes, I've just released this new single, taken from the upcoming release: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BridaGtT0C0  

What are your web sites?  
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChiralItaly
Bandcamp: https://chiral27.bandcamp.com
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PrisonTeo/feed
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/chiralitaly

How can people reach you?  They can find Chiral at: chiralitaly@hotmail.com  I used to have a website too, but it is disabled at the moment. 
What are your plans for the future? 
My first full length Abisso is going to be out on August through Black Plague Records. And I'll hopefully release another one within the end of the year. 

Do you have something to add? Well, thank you for this interview and thanks to all the people that have been following me so far! 


Chiral - My Temple of Isolation (Atmospheric Black Metal)


interview with Doomed and Disgusting

Have any of you played in other bands? Yes I Am The Founding Member and Bassist  of the Ex Mental Metal Band "Sadistik Exekution"

How is it that you started playing music? I Started at age 6  Playing Drums On Upside down Rubbish Bins (in my Backyard) with metal saucepan lids nailed to sticks as cymbals and by age 13 I bought a guitar and bass and haven't Stopped Playing

Did you make music even when you were young? yes I started composing from the very 1st time I played guitar and Bass

Where are you from? Sydney Australia (The Dirt Down Under)

What year did the band form? I Been Doing Doomed and disgusting since 1999 and invented my ex Band (Sadistik Exekution) about 1986

What's your style of genre? Totally Twisted and Mental Demonik Horror Breed of Metal! .. I do not fit into typical genre's ..Seriously

What inspires you? Graveyards, morbid old churches, Stories of Ghosts and Imagery from old Horror films etc

How have you developed since you started with the music? I Practice religiously Everyday and Play Bass or Guitar at ridiculous speeds, and I also am becoming more of a film maker these days, making movies That match my Doomed and disgusting music

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? Yes, but I don't want a cheap underground label that can't afford to do shit, and I definitely Need a Publishing Deal I Have Musical and Film Ideas running through My Veins 24 hours a day and seriously need Money to Inject into it

What are your songs about? Old cemeteries, Ghosts, Demonic Possession and many other beautiful themes

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? I compose all music and play all the instruments except I had a Special guest Drummer (The Crawling dead)  on a few tracks

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? Mainly Guitar riffs ..Then Bass Lines and the Lyrics just come Naturally after that

Do you compose in a certain inviroment? Yes I sometimes go to Rookwood Cemetery (Massive graveyard here in Australia) to get Inspiration, I really love the Presence Of The Dead. These people don't Shit Me! .. I also do a lot of Filming there too

What was your first gig like? My 1st Gig was with Sadistik Exekution in 1991 and it was extremely Mental we spat at the Crowd and they spat back in respect

What was your latest gig? Well it was a reformation of Sadistik Exekution, Live at FOX Studios (2009). Massive Night, There was a few thousand people there, we had people from Norway, USA, Germany etc turn Up. AC-DC'S  EX Bass Player turned up there too

Where can people buy your merchandise? Well a few Labels/ Distributers have Doomed and Disgusting Merch EG: Nuclear War Now (records), Battlegod Production Records,  Misanthropica Enterprises (USA)

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? I Don't Care If it's for Real fans and their Individual personal Enjoyment, But when Certain Online stores just sell out artists music without any expenses or Permission ?? ..That is Not On! 

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Well you win some you Lose Some, if you Do Not give anything Out Free this Day and Age then People will download and Listen to Artists that Do!

Do you have any role models or idols? Yeah Black Sabbath , Led Zeppelin. and all the Good Stuff from the Very beginning of Heavier Rock/Metal

Why do you think that they exist? Because They Were Meant To be!!

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? Yes Yes Yes!!.. Bands Had More Feel Back In the day!!..Music Came straight from the Heart and not the Ass

What have been your biggest obstacles?

Well Being In this Beautiful Country Australia! we Have a Lot of Talent Here, But a Music Industry that refuses to acknowledge it.

In Fact We Have European Metal Record Labels here that are set up to sell Global metal stuff to us Aussies without signing or Exposing Australian Metal to the rest of the World.. Fukking Rude

What advice would you give other bands or artists? I Don't Really Give Advice because I don't Like People giving Me Advice (Pain In The Ass) , However I think Bands should be More Creative and Less sheep like (Generic) Seriously If you Fit in a Strict Genre and can Not Come Up With Something Different , You Really are Not Composing Anything

Do you have any new material? Yep I Have More Doomed and Disgusting Songs for Satan in the works right Now

What are your web sites?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doomed-and-Disgusting/114636121932114?ref=hl

https://www.youtube.com/user/doomedanddisgusting/videos

https://www.youtube.com/user/bionicbassplaying/videos

How can people reach you? https://www.facebook.com/pages/Doomed-and-Disgusting/114636121932114?ref=hl

What are your plans for the future? I will Dominate/Invade The Film and Metal World With My Demonik Horror Arts

Do you have something to add?

Yes! Grave Hailz To All ye reading This!


DOOMED AND DISGUSTING OMENS OVERTURE (testing)


interview with Coronach

Have any of you played in other bands?
Yes we have all been in a multitude of bands and at some point along the way we have all played with each other.
I (cooper) played with Kevin in a band called Kevlar,  played with Haydn in A Horse Called War and Tom in Becky Jago.
Tom and I actually grew up together and learned are instruments at the same time and started are first ever band Product Of Hate. Kevin and Haydn played in a few bands befor Coronach but you'll have to ask them what there names were.
How is it that you started playing music? We started Coronach because we were board really. Haydn and are founding member David Vickers staryed talking about do a band and needed a drummer so asked me if I'd like to jam ? I did and we wrote a few songs and decided to make a go of it. Kevin was added because he's the best vocalist we knew and his lyrical skills rival anyone's. Sadly David couldn't commit due to work ventures so Tom was added and completed the line up perfectly.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?
Tom Roberts Guitar. 35
Haydn Morgans Bass. 33
Simon Cooper Drums. 33
Kevin Arrowsmith Vocals.  30 something
Have you had other previous members? David Vickers Guitar
Did you make music even when you were young? Yes we all played with each other when we were young. But not in a hairy handed teenage way.
Where are you from? It's easier to just say East Anglia.
What year did the band form? 2011
What's your style of genre? It's a mix of everything like Tool, Meshuggah, Slayer, Megadeth, Opeth, Gojira and Mastodon.  It would be easier for people to be able to label us but you just can't.  We like to call are self's divers metal.
What inspires you? We take inspiration from everything and anything,  like Bruse Lee once said "If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them".
How often and where do you reherse? Once a week on a Tuesday.
How have you developed since you started with the music? Are music is always evolving and growing with each song we create it's how we do things. Going back to the Diverse metal thing it's what makes Coronach Coronach. We won't settle for just writing in a particular style because it's popular we do it because it's how it happens.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Me and Haydn play rugby for Bury St Edmunds,  Tom enjoys biking and Kevin is a very very busy man.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? In the current climate of music I personally think that a booking agency is the way to go It allows bands to be bands instead of musicians then booking agents then promoter's and then management.  If you do have someone in a band that has the ability to do it and is good at it then there's no problem but bands should chip in and have a say in what's happening and have input because at the end of the day it's your face and your thing there effectively trying to book. It's a team effort
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? I can't say that we are or are not looking, label's ain't the be all and end all of music but they do have benefits as well as drawbacks.  If one came and offered us a fair deal it would defiantly be something we considered but it would have to be a fair offer that benefits both parties fairly and not one that is a dictatorship
What made you decide to make this music? It was a natural progression from all involved that has led us to this point.
What are your songs about? Many things, Kevin is one hell of a story teller and when he picks a topic he creates a masterpiece and never limits himself, he writes with fact and spends alot of time researching the topic of the song and pays attention to detail.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Kevin writes are lyrics but will take and listen to input from the rest of us.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? 100% music
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? No not really we compose are music in a very organic way, it just flows and happens but we never force the issue.  Our songs are ready when there ready and if it takes a week or a year then so be it, it's sometimes frustrating and seams we are ice skating up hill but that's Coronach and that's why are songs sound like they do. When a song is complete we then play it live at are next gig to get a live feel as songs can have a completely different feel live, when this has happened we go back to rehersal and talk about it and change what needs to be changed or leave it be. We tried writing a song to a deadline but it didn't feel right and the end result wasn't right.
Have you done any covers live? Never but that's not saying it won't happen.
What language do you sing in? English.
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? We always get good numbers into are shows its hard to say really. What's a good number now days ? If you get 10 into a small venu then it's considered a result right but 10 in a massive venu is a disaster.
What ages are most of your concert attendants? With the average price of gigs now days £5 and up and the limited amount of venues willing to entertain a 16+ age show its mostly 20s and above.
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? We mix it up each gig. There's a few that get picked straight away but for variety we like to mix it around. I personally hate seeing bands who play the same set over and over its just lazy
Do you have a regular place you play live often? Nope we enjoy a good road trip to much
What was your first gig like? We were opening for a band I was playing bass in at the time and we had 3 songs with half finished lyrics so we played are set twice.  It was a humble beginning but ill never forget it
What was your latest gig? It was chaos it was a show in Sheffield,  we got stuck on the motorway and had to endure a traffic jam which went on for an age so we ended up being late  when we arrive the promoter told us to set up and start playing straight away ! 3 songs later we got told to finish are set, we done a 8 hour round  trip to play for 20 minutes........ That's not fun
Have you had to cancel a gig? No never.
Where have you played live this year? Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Ipswich and Sheffield.
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? We never plan to play a specific place just any where at any time
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We don't have any at present
Where can people buy your merchandise? Are stuff is available to download via all the standard places,  iTunes, Amazon, cd baby be we wanted our first offering to be limited in hard copies to make it more sort after. Just Google Coronach Mountain Kings
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? Let's face it everyone has done it. I can only speak for myself here but I think it's a pretty shitty thing to do no matter how you look at it its steeling. look at it in a small scale and it's quite terrible because your taking money directly out of the bands pocket.  If there selling an album for £10 and you download it for free you are decreasing the bands income and denying them a possible chance to make more albums. Most bands finance it's own birth with hard earned money out of there back pocket so it's proper unfair to just take.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? Gigs cd s and merch have all gone up, keep steeling stuff that's readily available and people will just charge more where you can't get it for free. If bigger bands ain't getting the cd sales because of downloads there gonna charge gig promoter's more who in turn charge the fan more. It's loose loose.
What do you think of my work? It's very admirable.  Spreading the word of good music via any means possible it's a great thing. We need more people like you.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Who says it will ?  I'd like to think that millions of people will read this interview and book Coronach for loads and loads of gigs and you become a global superstar.
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today?
Good question.  It has to be a 50/50 split.
Look to the past and you find some amazing gems and some incredible music but look to the future you see some bands who you hope will rise above and show the world what they can do.
What have been your biggest obstacles? Things that involve a 3rd party.  Putting your faith in a person you have never met and trusting them to do the best for Coronach.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? Don't be good be great. Ask opinions from everyone and never rest on your lorrals
How do you get psyched for a gig?
Beer mostly.
Do you have any new material? We are constantly creating new songs
What are your web sites?
http://www.cdbaby.com/m/Artist/Corona
www.facebook.com/CoronachLive
https://www.reverbnation.com/coronach
How can people reach you? Either via are Facebook page mainly because all 4 of us have access
What are your plans for the future? It's simple. Gig, record, gig, record and repeat. Maybe a few photos in between.
Do you have something to add? Just keep up the good work

Coronach @ Grinning Rat, Ipswich -17.05.14


interview with Hellripper

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? I'm James, I am the only member of the band. I'm 20.

Have any of you played in other bands? I play in a couple of other bands. I am the sole member of Lock Howl, a goth/post-punk band in a similar vein to Joy Division and Beastmilk etc. And I am the guitarist/vocalist in Rats of Reality, a black metal influenced crust band similar to bands like Darkthrone, Oathbreaker and Amebix etc.

Where are you from? I am from Aberdeen, Scotland.

What year did the band form? Officially, 2014 is when things started taking shape.

What's your style of genre? I describe it as a mixture of first-wave black metal mixed with speed and thrash metal. There is a bit of punk thrown in there too.

What inspires you? Anything can be inspiring. Usually it's listening to music or watching a film.

How have you developed since you started with the music? Some of the early demos that were written (and either not recorded or not released) had more of a standard thrash feel and were much longer similar to stuff like Agent Orange by Sodom for example.

What are your songs about? Most of the songs deal with horror themes such as witch burning. The songs wouldn't feel right if the lyrics were quite upbeat.

Do you start with the music or the lyrics? The music is always first. In some cases I may have a title or a line in mind while writing the music, but the music is always finished first.

What was your first gig like? I haven't played live with Hellripper yet, although hopefully that will happen in the near future.

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? I started selling t-shirts not too long after the first EP was released. At the moment all I have are the t-shirts and some cassettes.

Where can people buy your merchandise? Via the bandcamp page: http://www.hellripper.bandcamp.com

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? I personally don't do it, I always prefer to have the CD of an album I like rather than a digital version. But I believe that free music will bring more exposure to the band and the fans that would pay for the music will buy it regardless of it being available for free.

How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? Hopefully it will be of interest to someone who hasn't heard my music and will make people check it out.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? I find they are both equal. Good music is good music regardless of how “new” it is.

Do you have any new material?

I have a few split EP's planned for this year and early next year.

What are your web sites?

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Hellripper1

Bandcamp: http://www.hellripper.bandcamp.com/

How can people reach you? Either by messaging the band facebook page or by e-mail at hellrippermetal@gmail.com

What are your plans for the future? Just to continue releasing music and to play live.

Do you have something to add? Thanks for the interview and to anyone still reading, check out the music! Cheers!


Hellripper - Armed With the End (Rats of Reality Cover)


interview with Creation of Decay

Have any of you played in other bands? Goat: I played drums at “Jesusgirl”, a punk rock band, for a couple of years.
How is it that you started playing music? Cornix: Inspired by my older brother and many metal musicians I got interested in playing guitar. Thunder: I always had the thought of being member of a metal band. And when the other members asked me to play bass in our band, I agreed. Goat: Some of my friends started playing guitar and bass. But they had no drummer. So I learned playing the drums.
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Guitar: Cornix, born in 1989 Bass: Thunder, born in 1989 Drums & Vocals: Goat, born in 1981
Have you had other previous members? No
Did you make music even when you were young? Cornix: I started playing guitar at the age of 14. Thunder: Unfortunately not. Goat: I bought my first drum set at the age of 16 and started learning how to play it.
Where are you from? We are from Vienna, Austria.
What year did the band form? Cornix and Goat founded a band called “Wolfens Herzen” in the year 2005. In the year 2007 we decided not to use German names for the band and our songs. So we renamed the band to “Ravenous”. Seven years later, 2014, we renamed our band again because we discovered that the name “Ravenous” is used by other musicians. Our current and final name is: “Creation of Decay”.
What's your style of genre? Dark/death/black metal.
What inspires you? Mother earth, nature and hate.
How often and where do you reherse? Every second week.
How have you developed since you started with the music? First we learned how to play our instruments. Then we learned how to compose songs. With each song we create, we try to improve our technical skills. That’s also the reason, why we adapt older songs time after time.
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? No, we three are only playing at “Creation of Decay” and have no interests to join other bands.
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? No, not at the moment.
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? No, not at the moment.
What made you decide to make this music? Music is a way to self-fulfilment and how we can express our thoughts and emotions. It gives us the possibility to live out our aggressions and hate.
What are your songs about? They are about hate, the dark side of mankind, misanthropy and nature. There is no place for political contents.
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Composing of the instrumental parts is done by the entire band led by Goat. Lyrics are mainly composed by Thunder and some of them by Cornix.
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? We definitely always start with the music.
Do you compose in a certain environment? Not necessarily. In our daily life routines, the one or other idea raises in our mind. Alone or in our rehearse room we try them out, modify them or discard them. Our songs are arrangements of different ideas.
What language do you sing in? Our lyrics are written in English.
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We do not sell merchandise so far. But we can imagine that is is fun to create t-shirts and stuff like that. We want to do so one time.
Where can people buy your merchandise? Not at the moment.
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? Steeling music is, like steeling anything else, crime.
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? A new channel of selling music has been created (internet download).
What do you think of my work? We think it’s a good thing you are doing. You give bands the possibility to present themselves.
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? We hope, that some people read about us and listen to our songs posted on youtoube.
Do you have any role models or idols? There are many bands in the genre of black and death metal which inspire us.
Why do you think that they exist? Because they create interesting music which touches the people.
What have been your biggest obstacles? There have not been any obstacles so far.
What advice would you give other bands or artists? We are not in the position to give any advice to other bands or artists, except: do what you want and not what you think that will be successful.
Do you have any new material? We are currently working on our sixth song.
What are your web sites?
Our facebook site: www.facebook.com/creationofdecay
Our youtube chanell: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSigCH3iyVnQKN1H75M6hWQ
How can people reach you?
Our facebook site: www.facebook.com/creationofdecay
Our youtube chanell: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSigCH3iyVnQKN1H75M6hWQ
Our email adress is: creationofdecay@gmail.com
What are your plans for the future? Recording a full length album and playing live gigs.
Do you have something to add?Thank you for your interview! Stay true!

Creation of Decay - Rat Fodder


interview with hell city glamours

Have any of you played in other bands? we all played in various bands prior to HCG but for 12 years HCG's was everyone's main focus, now the band is finished we've all moved on to other bands, Mo is in Mucho Sonar, Robbie has Blackbird, Oscar's band The Persian Drugs and myself (Jono) does Firearms, Degeneracy and solo stuff as Terrance Barfuck
How is it that you started playing music? personally, I pretty much picked up bass after moving to Sydney at 14 odd years of age and becoming good friends with a drummer and a guitarist, bass was the logical step (that and Flea's stupid pants in that Young MC filmclip)
What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Jono - Bass, Mo - Lead guitar, Oscar - guitar/vocals, Robbie, drums, I'm 39, I think the others are 32 or 33 now, we were young once!
Have you had other previous members? yup, I replaced Archi in 2005, he went off to Europe with another Sydney band called Doomfoxx
Did you make music even when you were young? I started my first band on my 15th birthday when I got my first bass so yeah, I've been writing music for 24 years now, no idea how many songs but probably close to 1000, not that anyone's really heard any of them!! though they're all demoed
Where are you from? we're from Sydney, Australia and formed in 2002 (I joined in 05)
What's your style of genre? rock 'n' roll, simply put
What inspires you? other bands, friends, life, travelling on public transport, enemies, bad break ups, happy times
Do you have other interests of work outside the band? Australia isn't a country that you can make a living from music easily so we always have held down jobs whilst touring as much as possible
Are you looking for a booking agency, and what are your thoughts around that? we had one at one point, he was great but we had differing ideas on stuff so we amicably parted ways, he (Rob G at Select Music) was a massive part of HCG's early years and we wouldn't have gotten where we got without his invaluable support
Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? labels are a waste of time in Australia, you can do everything yourself and make more than a dollar an album, they're important for some people but definitely wasn't for us
Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Oscar did the majority of writing though I wrote one song on each full length (Shake on the new one and whatever the secret track on the first one is called, Thank You I think, I've completely forgotten)
Do you start with the music or the lyrics? personally I write lyrics when they pop in to my head and fit them to music as that pops in to my head haha
Do you compose in a certain inviroment? sitting on my couch in my lounge room generally
Have you done any covers live? a couple, Dumb Things by Paul Kelly and The Crowd by Operation Ivy and we played Brown Sugar by The Stones at a friend's 30th birthday once!
What language do you sing in? English
What are the least and most people to attend one of your gigs? for our own gigs I think the record payers were 4 for the smallest (in a little town in queensland) and I think around 750 for our Broken Glass, Beatless Hearts EP Launch, most we've ever played to is about 4000 at a festival
What ages are most of your concert attendants? mid 20s for the most part but due to being a bit more on the 'classic' sounding side of rock we have plenty of fans up to their 70s
Do you always play the same songs live, or do you vary? we had about 8 staple songs then 
Do you have a regular place you play live often? not anymore of course but Oxford Art Factory in Sydney, Crowbar in Brisbane and Cherry Bar in Melbourne were our go to venues 
What was your first gig like? My first gig with HCG was supporting Alice Cooper in a venue with seating only to about 2000 grumpy Alice Cooper fans, very odd experience
What was your latest gig? our final gig was July 12th last year at Oxford Art Factory, sold out, good times, great send off
Have you had to cancel a gig? only once as Oscar managed to break his arm hanging up on a 4 foot mini ramp the day before the show
Where have you played live this year? we broke up!
Where do you plan to gig the comming year? with Hell City none! the rest of our bands will be playing regularly though
When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? the band has been selling tshirts since it's inception, we've even still got some left if anyone wants one!!
Where can people buy your merchandise? the few things tshirts we have left can be got here hellcityglamours.bigcartel.com and you can buy our music from this link http://www.waterfrontrecords.com/artist/16126 
What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records nowadays? just buy a tshirt or go to a show if you're going to steal our music ok
How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? it's been screwed by it's own stupidity pretty much, everyone knew it was coming but no one bothered trying to adapt (I've worked in the music industry outside of being in a band for 20 years)
How do you think and know that this interview will help you in the music business? hopefully even though we're long gone now some people will check out our tunes in Sweden and dig em, we love the Hellacopters after all (just listen to  Better Upstairs on our second album haha)
Do you have any role models or idols? Tony Lombardo and Karl Alvarez from Descendents/ALL 
Why do you think that they exist? to make me happy with the best basslines on earth
Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? a bit of both, I own thousands of albums spanning decades of time, they all combine to make me make what I call music
What have been your biggest obstacles? having the word Glamours in our name, instantly pigeonholed as a Poison cover band, very far from what we actually do!
What advice would you give other bands or artists? either do it 100% and throw away everything to succeed aka make enough money to live or just be a weekend warrior and play some shows, there's no real middle ground 
How do you get psyched for a gig? stretch my old bones, drink beer and powder my nose
Do you have any new material? nothing forseeable, we may put some live stuff out or finally finish a couple of songs that didn't make it on to the albums
What are your web sites? if you go to our facebook www.facebook.com/hellcityglamours it has links to all our new bands there, check out HCG then check them out too!
How can people reach you? email is good!
What are your plans for the future? make a career as a jaded ex punk rocker with an acoustic guitar haha
Do you have something to add? just a thank you to all our fans over the last 12 years and to you Robex for the opportunity of an interview!

Hell City Glamours - The Making of Trailer


interview with Fire strike

Have any of you played in other bands? yes, I (Edivan Diamond) have a tribute band King Diamond which is the official tribute band in Brazil by the Fan Club Black Funeral, Alan also touches on Tiger, traditional heavy metal band, Henrique makes some appearances sometimes in other most bands do not have other fixed band.

How is it that you started playing music? I (Edivan Diamond) started playing when he was 16 to attend a festival in school, however only took firm even when I entered the house of evil (the king diamond tribute) and when I entered the Fire Strike started doing bass lessons.

What are your names? / Who plays what? / How old are you?

Aline Nunes – vocal

Henrique Schuindt – guitar

Helyad Amaro - Guitar 

Edivan Diamond - bass

Alan Caçador – Drums

Have you had other previous members? yes, the fire strike already had many formations however this training is the best that already had in years, with competent people who really know why are on the band

Did you make music even when you were young? I always wanted to make a sound with my own ideas or at least with my help since.always I found a maximum see people singing your song, it eh really cool.

Where are you from? we are of São Paulo, Brazil

What year did the band form? the band was formed in 2004 under another name more in 2005 changed the name of Fire Strike

What's your style of genre? we played traditional heavy metal 80, in the style of bands like Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, king diamond among others

Are you looking for a label, and what are your thoughts around that? we are looking for yes, however we are still recording the album until the end of this year we will finish

What are your songs about? we try to talk about things of everyday life, thoughts, stories.

Who does the composing and writes the lyrics? Who usually writes the lyrics is aline and helyad however we help also.

What ages are most of your concert attendants? We played for all types of public, from young, with 15 or 16 up to the headbangers ofold, we have not only a public

What was your first gig like? My first show was on fire strike in Guarulhos - sao paulo, along with Roxanne which came almost at the same time I put now will not remember the date (hahah)

When did you start to sell merchandise, and what do you have for sale? We, CDs, shirts, bottoms, virtually's right for now

Where can people buy your merchandise? sell the site www.firestrike.com.br or people can ask also for facebook or the band at shows because always take stuff for sale

What do you think about people downloading music instead of buying records now a days? this is inevitable, it does not have much to say or at least here in Brazil when someone low and like the music ends up buying the album, even more Brazilian band that has easy access and low prices

How do you think the music industry have changed because of this? more or less, because sometimes even help because of the ease of people know your band, if the person really like it buy the cd, but at the same time hinders' cause sometimes people do not like to buy cd or find it expensive or simply not want and end up not buying and this hinders ja artist who basically 80% of the money comes from selling CDs.

Is it easier to find inspiration from older bands, or bands that are more active today? the inspiration always comes from the old bands that were the bands that inspired us to make our own sound, however some new bands also come for inspiration.

What advice would you give other bands or artists? Never give up on your goals, if you really like what you do then have q run after.

Do you have any new material? We are recording a new album which is scheduled to come out later this year (2015) we are recording in the studio of a Brazilian band well known here in Brazil, Dr sin, which is also known in some countries and I'm sure you will like.

What are your web sites?

but we have the official site www.firestrike.com.br

and can also contact us by the official page of facebook https://www.facebook.com/FireStrikeBand

What are your plans for the future?

after the release of the album, we are preparing a new video clip, our first clip was the night fever this on youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2bS5tZU5u8

and we will make a big tour disclosure

Do you have something to add? I would like to thank all our fans of Brazil and the world and are awaiting news of the band with new music videos, news on the site and do not forget to follow the news through Facebook or the official site of the fire strike. and thanks for the interview room. Thank you very much!


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