Upp daterings intervju med Godass
Vad heter ni som svarar på denna intervju? Kim le Cadavre
Vem kom på band namnet? Jag
Vad hade ni för planer med bandet ifrån början? Att spela och ha kul tillsammans! Och det är det fortfarande.
Vart kommer ni ifrån? Från Skåne och Växjö men alla bor numera i Skåne.
Hur går det med att vara helt sprid i åldrarna i bandet? Det går bra, det är bara fördelar. Är man bara på samma nivå spelmässigt och vill satsa lika mycket spelar åldern ingen roll.
Är det mycket bråk i bandet? Aldrig och tycker vi olika röstar vi. Vi har demokrati.
Vem har bäst humor? Det har jag såklart :D
Vad kör ni för musik stil? Rock med inslag av hårdrock.
Varför just "Rock/Metal"? Man spelar väl gärna den genre man själv lyssnar på?
Vilka band på minner ni om? Svårt att säga om sig själv men kanske "Halestorm" och "Lullacry".
Om ni skulle berätta något om vilka ni är för dom som inte vet vilka Godass är.
Vad skulle ni berätta då? Vi är ett kaxigt rockband som gärna rockar röven av er så håll i kalsongerna!
Vem skriver låtarna?/Vem gör musiken? Vi gör alla låtar tillsammans även om någon ofta har ett riff eller en ide till att börja med.
Vad handlar era låtar om i det stora hela? Livet
Varför är det oftast egna upplevelser? Det är det inte alltid. Ibland är det saker som andra upplevt, ibland ren fiktion. Men klart man får mer känsla i låten om det är kring egna upplevelser.
Vad handlar er låt " Fast Lane" Om? Att lägga benen på ryggen och dra. Gärna sno en bil och ta den snabba filen därifrån. Typ ;)
Hur taggade ni inför gigen i Malmö 1/2 och Kalmar 8/2? Samkväm bandet emellan, tar några öl, snackar.
Vart var erat första gig? Kajplats 305 i Malmö
Vart var erat senaste gig? Club Dedication, Kalmar
Har ni medverkat i något tidigare band? Jag har spelat i ett black metal band som heter Ishtar. Vi släppte en skiva 1999 som heter "Krig" och därefter la vi ner.
Har ni bestämt vilken av dom 2 nya låtarna som ska bli video? Ja det blir Gun.
Vad heter eran EP? Vi släppte Fastlane 2010 och sen dess har vi ingen ny EP.
Vart repar ni? I Malmö
Hur ofta repar ni? 1-2 ggr i veckan
Hur många år har ni holt ihop i denna konstellation som band? Ca 2 år
När kommer eran fulägnade skiva? Förmodligen aldrig.
Vad heter de 2 nya låtar som kommer snart?"Looking for action" och "Gun".
Godass - Broken [Live at Helldorado]
interview with ONOMA
What made you to be baptized to just "ONOMA"? We just thought it made sense and felt good
Who started the band? Elad (vocals), Asaf (Guitar), and Saggi (Ex.Drummer)
Tell us a brief introduction of who you are? We're an alternative metal band from Israel. Formed in 2007. We've Released our debut album "All Things Change" in 2012. Currently working on a new album.
Where are you from? Israel
What is your name?/Who plays what? Elad Koren- Vocals, Asaf Keidan- Guitar, Gil Grosz- Bass, Ariel Oliva- Drums
What was the plan when you started the band? Pretty much to record the best music we can, that we wanted to hear ourselves, and play to as many people as possible.
Explain to those who have not heard you, how does your music? Combination of rhythmic cutting grooves, dark layers and bursts of aggression.
Who writes the songs?/Who does the music? We all bring parts and write the music together. Elad writes the lyrics.
What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Mostly personal stuff.
Do you own songs or covers? Original music.
Have you released any album or single? We released a debut album called "All Things Change" in 2012.
What do you sell for merchendise gadgets? Albums, T-Shirts, Tanktops etc..
What does it cost?Check it out - http://onomaband.bigcartel.com/
Have you done any music videos?Yes. For "Bug" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1Qvt6qGJVo
How old were you when you started with music? Pretty much in our early teenage years
How has your music evolved since you began playing music together? It has become simpler in a way, yet more complicated in other ways, and more diverse.
Describe your show, visual and musically A lot of violent energy with a touch of unexpectedness
How important are your fans? Very important. They push us to keep on doing what we do. We really like connecting with them before and after shows.
When did you start off band? 2007
Where have you played from 2012 to 2014? We played many gigs in Israel. We've also played in Germany, Poland and Czech Rep.
Do you always the same songs live or vary it? The main ones are usually there, but there's some variations, and surprises like new songs/ a cover song etc..
What is your pre-show ritual? Mainly many many stretches..
Best/worst performed gig?
Best- Probably our album release show for "All Things Change" .
Worst- Non particular. Every show has good sides.
Have you toured somewhat over the years 2012 to 2014? We just came back recently from a European tour, and we plan to hit the road again soon.
Where do you sleep when you're going on tour? Depends on the occasion.. We've slept in hotels, mansions, floors, stages…
What do you think of that they go to download music from the internet instead of buying records? There are good sides and bad sides. It helps exposure, but it's also important to support artists, because it's a struggle to keep making music nowadays.
What is the first step to a new song? A guitar/bass riff, drum groove, vocal line, etc..
When you do a song where are you going/what inspires your music? Inner emotions, everyday life and humanity in general.
What was one of your moments of fraction as a band? We've had a few fractions with members leaving and changes in the band, but changes are important when needed and are usually good in the long run.
What are your web pages?
Is it easier to draw inspiration from older bands than the bands that are active today? It's easier for us to draw inspiration from stuff we grew up listening to. Most of today's music doesn't really affect us, even though there are some good bands out there.
What are your plans for the future? We have plans to record a new album, and keep playing shows anywhere possible.
Do you have anything to add? Keep in touch with us on www.facebook.com/onomaband
Onoma - Bug (Official Music Video)
interview with AqME
What does the name "AqME" stand for? The original word acme literally means “climax”
What made you call the band "AqME"? We liked how the name sounded and its meaning as well
How was the band formed? We began playing together in 1999 when our former singer Thomas came in the band. That's when we decided to call ourselves AqME.
Can you briefly introduce your band and who you are? We're a metal band from Paris France. We've done 6 studio albums, 1 EP and 1 live dvd. We've played hundreds of shows since our debut, 15 years ago. And we're still around and kicking it !
Where are all bandmembers from?/Who does what in the band? We've just got ourselves a new singer, Vincent. Julien plays guitar, Charlotte plays bass and I (Etienne) play drums. We're more or less all from the Paris area.
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? Play good music. It still is our main goal!
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? We're a mix of metal and rock mostly. In the recent years we've evolved in a more metal direction but we love not to fit in just one genre and remain unpredictable.
Where was your first gig? I have no idea, I'm getting too old to remember !
Where was the latest gig? In Bressuire (south of Nantes in France) in a cool festival in front of a thousand people. Great show, great crowd !
Who writes your songs?/ who writes the music who writes lyrics? Vincent is now in charge of the lyrics, Julien and I write the music.
Who has the best sense of humor in the band? Vincent is definitely the band's clown ! He's so fun to be and to work with.
What are your songs about? We mostly like to express feelings, especially negative ones, just to get them out of our system. Like most metal bands I guess.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they?
We have 6 albums :
Sombres Efforts (2002)
Polaroïds et Pornographie (2004)
La Fin des Temps (2005)
En l'Honneur de Jupiter (2010)
Epithète, Dominion, Epitaphe (2012)
How old are you?/What got you started in music? I've always loved music, as long as I can remember. It was a natural step to start playing and write music.
At what age did you start playing? I was about 13 I think. I'm now 35 so that was a long time ago !
How old were you the first time you saw a liveband play? My 2 first shows were Sting at the Globe in Stockholm and Michael Jackson in Stadion in Stockholm as well. Jag var tolv. Ja, jag är halv svensk förstar du.
What places will you be playing in in the imidiate future? We have a few shows in France in the near future but we mainly focus on the next record right now.
Where have you played from then till now? We've played hundreds of shows in French speaking countries : France, Belgium, Switzerland and Canada/Québec.
What are your goals with your music? We just want to play and write what we think is good and interesting music. And hopefully people will continue to like what we do.
When did you decide to go all in for the music? In 2002 when our first record came out and sold really really well. It was actually quite a surprise to make money out of music.
What are your sources of inspiration? We listen to so much music that it's hard to say what inspire us today. From metal to classic rock, or post-hardcore stuff (just to name a few genres), we really are true music fans. But we have grown up and now we have our way of making music I think so we're not copying anybody in particular.
What's the first step when making a new song? It always starts with a riff. If you have a good riff, you have a good starting point.
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? People have to understand that downloading music illegally have a great financial impact on bands, who struggle more and more just to exist.
What would be your dreams for the band? To continue doing what we do and enjoying it as long a we can!
Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? A lot of stuff ! Classic metal stuff like Metallica, Slayer, Korn, Deftones, Smashing Pumpkins, Pantera... And more experimental stuff like Breach, Converge, Cult of Luna, Neurosis, Terra Tenebrosa... Just to name a few. We're big fans of the old school death metal scene as well like Entombed, Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse. Our guitarist also loves classic rock bands like Neil Young or Led Zeppelin. Even if it's not always obvious, all these bands have had a great impact on us as musicians.
What do you hold most dear? Friends and family because once they're gone, they never come back. So take care of them while you still can.
Have you been part of any other projects? I have another band called Deliverance. We play a mix of black metal and post hardcore. Check it out : facebook.com/deliveranceband. I've also created a short term grind project called Grymt (yes, as in swedish !), that was in 2005 I think. Just for fun !
Have you been in any other bands? Our guitarist played in a great french rock n' roll band called Lazy. Too bad they stopped playing together... Our singer, Vincent, plays in a super new hardcore band The Butcher's Rodeo. They have a brand new EP so check it out ! facebook.com/butchersrodeoVincent also sings in a band called Noswad : facebook.com/noswadband. Yes, Vincent is a very active singer, this guy never stops !
What do you work with outside of the band and the music? I record and mix other band's music. I've always been passionate about that so it was a natural step for me. Julien and Vincent have more “regular” jobs and Charlotte is a swedish gym teacher (like in Friskis & Svettis).
What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? Signing boobs is always fun ! But what impressed me most over the years is to see how dedicated our fans can be. One of our biggest fan called Pierre-Antoine have seen more than 120 AqME shows. He even followed us when we played in Canada. That's what I call dedication !
How often do you rehearse? Back in the days, we rehearsed like crazies, 6 days a week. I guess it tells a lot about how determined we can be. Nowadays, we rehearse twice a week, just to be in good shape and be ready for live shows.
Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? Well I can't name them, they're 2 new songs we haven't recorded and released yet !
What do you feel is the best liveband you've seen? Pantera is probably the best live band I've ever seen. Cannibal Corpse is also one of my favorite live band ever. More recently, I was really impressed by Refused during their reunion tour. Truly an amazing show and an amazing band.
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? It's not about making a living out of music. It's all about playing music that you like with people you love. In the end it's all about having a good time, not making money.
Do you have any webpages?
Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Keep on working as hard as you can on your songs. Your songs are more important than how cool your tattoos are.
How do you view the music indurty of today? The music industry is in constant change today, it's kind of hard to keep up with everything that's going on.
What is best/worst with playing the clubs? We love to play clubs, this is where the magic happens !
How would you describe your sound in one sentence? AqME's music is heavy and melodic, with a lot of different atmospheres going on.
What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? Our former singer left the band a little more than 2 years ago. That was a tough time for the band. But it turned out for the best, as we got ourselves a great new singer, Vincent. Come see us live and check out our upcoming 7th album (should be out by the end of 2014) so you understand what I mean !
Whats your Pre-show ritual? We just tell ourselves “let's have fun, high five!”
AqME - Fils ingrat[New]
interview with FAITHXTRACTOR
What made you call the band "Faithxtractor"? It’s a simple & memorable name that fits the lyrical philosophy of the band.
How was the band formed? Originally as side project.
Can you tell about your band? FAITHXTRACTOR plays blunt, no frills Death Metal…plain & simple.
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? For writing & recording purposes it’s myself, Ash Thomas (vocals, guitars, drums, bass) & my brother Marquis Thomas (guitars, vocals). Just recently we’ve started doing live shows & the line-up is Ash Thomas(vocals, guitars), Zdenka Prado(bass), Charlie Williams(drums) & Jason Pate(guitars)
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? To play quality Death Metal & record quality Death Metal albums.
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Torturous Death Metal Hell
Where was your first gig? Actually a couple of weeks ago in Covington, KY which is more or less our home stomping ground.
Where was the latest gig? The next day in Lexington, KY about 100 miles south for the first Blood of the Wolf Fest. Both gigs were great successes.
Who writes your songs?/ who writes the music who writes lyrics? I (Ash Thomas) write 90% of the music & lyrics. My brother writes the music to 2-3 songs per album, & I put lyrics to his songs.
What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? All is well…& we play Death Metal. hahaha
Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? It’s my favorite style of Metal & has been for more than half my life.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? All originals…for live stuff we throw in intro riffs from our influences before going into our 1st song.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? Yes we have 2 full lengths & 1 split LP. The 1st record is called “Razing the World of Myth”. The 2nd & most recent is called “The Great Shadow Infiltrator”, & the split LP w/ CRUCIFIED MORTALS is called “Project Trauma”.
Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yep…type FAITHXTRACTOR in the search engine & you’ll find them.
How old are you?/What got you started in music? I’m 37 years old. Have been drawn to music as long as I can remember, & have played in bands since I was 15 years old.
At what age did you start playing? I started playing guitar when I was 11 or 12. Moved onto to drums at 15 when I finally had access to a drum kit.
How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? For me personally 15 years of age.
What year was the band started? FAITHXTRACTOR was formed in very late 2005.
What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? Cincinnati, OH, Dayton, OH, Indianapolis, IN…hopefully that list will grow.
Which band is the best you´ve seen? Hard question to answer…I’ve seen so many bands over the years. I think my all time “ forever burned in my mind” best gig was Morbid Angel/Entombed/Unleashed in 1991.
Is it always the same songs live? No. The plan is to always fluctuate the set list.
How big crowds do you usually play for? For only doing 2 gigs the turnouts were awesome.
What are the plans for the rest of the year? To play more gigs, finish writing the 3rd album, & get it recorded.
How do you get psyched up for a gig? Metal & alcohol!
What are your goals with your music? To continue to create quality Death Metal.
Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? I’m a bit older so naturally most of my influences are from the 80’s & 90’s. I do, however, try my best to stay up to date with the scene & new bands.
What are your sources of inspiration? Metal & an array of emotions brought on by every day life.
What's the first step when making a new song? A good riff.
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? If I really like an album I’ll buy it. I do often stream albums to get a feel for an album to make sure I like it before purchasing.
Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? Various kinds of Metal… I also listen to classical, ambient &/or dark wave stuff. Anything with quality songs & a deep atmosphere.
When you are on stage, what do you fear most then? Ha, ha fucking up a song so bad that we have to stop.
Have you been in any other bands? Yes, ESTUARY, CRUCIFED MORTALS, THE VLADIMIRS, MACHINATIONS OF FATE. All of those are active. In the past, ESTUARY OF CALAMITY, ACHERON as a session guitarist, & THORNS OF THE CARRION.
What do you work with outside of the band and the music? I work in the printing industry.
How important are your fans? Very important if you want to get out of the basement. If you’re content just playing with friends, that’s fine, just don’t expect anything to change.
What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? Having my lyrics tattooed on their body…
How often do you rehearse? Usually twice a week as a band. I try to play everyday on my own if time permits.
Where do you rehearse? My house.
Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? In All Forms Reptilian & The Flame of Ritual Death.
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? Love for music…
Do you have any webpages? faithxtractor.bandcamp.com, www.reverbnation.com/faithxtractor, and search FAITHXTRACTOR on facebook.
Describe your show, visually and musically. Brutal head banging mania.
How do you view the musicindurty of today? “It’s never what you know, it’s who you’re knowing.”-Dee Snider
What advice would you like to give other bands? Record your songs, get some merch to sell, & try to get out of your hometown as much as possible.
What are the biggest obstacles for a band? Touring & making enough money to avoid digging a bottomless pit of debt.
What is best/worst with playing the clubs? Paying to play & having to sell presale tickets. We try to avoid both at all cost.
What was one of the most quarrelsome times for you in the band? None for FAITHXTRACTOR as it’s only been a live band for a few months. Hopefully none will come for some time.
Whats your Pre-show ritual? Warm up & have a drink.
Do you have anything to add? Thanks for the interview… Check out FAITHXTRACTOR on bandcamp, reverbnation & facebook.
FAITHXTRACTOR The Great Shadow Infiltrator Promo Vid#2
interview with Perdition
What made you want to start "Perdition"? I had been playing guitar for almost two years and wanted to play in a band.
What does " Perdition " mean? “Perdition” means eternal hell, and damnation. It also captures the darkness we wanted in our music
Who came up with the band name ? Our original guitarist, Ronnie Celeski came up with the name.
Who started the band? Perdition was formed in 2008 by myself, Andrew DeSanctis, my sister, Clare DeSanctis, and Josh Berbs and Ronnie Celeski.
How did you meet? We made contact on Myspace.com and made plans to jam together.
What is your name ? / Who plays what? / How old are you? Andrew DeSanctis,guitar and backing vocals, 22
What is the name of your former bandmates? / Who plays what? We have had 14 members in our history. Many have come and gone. Currently, only Clare DeSanctis (Piano/Synth), Josh Williams (Vocals), and Noah Scarpelli (Drums) and myself, play for Perdition. We are between the ages of 21 and 32.
Where are you from? We come from the cold shores of Lake Erie, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.
What style of music do you play? Our music style is Symphonic Death Metal.
Who writes the songs? I (Andrew), primarialy write and arrange the music compositions, and demonstrate the parts to the others or work with them to improve my ideas.
Do you only play your own songs or covers? We only play originals.
Where was your first gig? Our first gig was at a friend’s house – in their livingroom during a party.
Where was your last gig? Our last gig was at a local club, The Beer Mug, with our friends United By Hate (Death Metal) from Pittsburgh, PA, US.
Where have you played in "2008-2013"? We’ve played in plenty of places- all in the US, however: Chicago, IL; Jamestown, NY; Olean, NY; Clymer, NY; Cleveland, OH; Geneva, OH; Erie, PA; Whitsboro, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Corry, PA.
Have you played on any festivals? We have played a few local festivals, including regional fests, “Metal Massacre”, “814 Fest”, and “Ink’ Fest”, but we’d love to play more and in different parts of the country at larger venues.
Have you toured over the years? Our “touring” has been kept to only three-day weekend tours around our area – with most of our members are attending university or working multiple jobs, so it has been hard to book consistently.
Do you plan any tours? We do our own gig booking, management, marketing, and distribution, but we’ve never gone as far as to plan whole tours yet.
Where are you playing in 2014? We hope to play through out the country more, in hopes of expanding our audience and fan base to our western bordering states.
What is your song “Spectral Deviant " About? This song was written, musically, as a new direction for the band towards more technical and melodic writing. Lyrically, it tells of the Biblical role that God plays; his storis in the Christian Old Testament are layered with instances of pettiness, murder, incest, and jealousy- generally un-Christian themes. This obvious weakness of his character is a theme we looked to question and shed more light on. We have a lyric music video for this song here ->
Have you released any album or single? We released our “Decadence” single in Spring of 2012, and our “Decadence EP in Winter of 2013.
Do you have new material? Our next release will come in Winter of 2014, with a yet untitled full-length album! This will have all the songs from our last EP, plus 5 more full instrumentsals and 2 new piano solo arrangements. This album will include a previously unreleased track, “Walls of Biblicide”, as well as a digital copy of the lyric music video posted before.
What are your plans for the future? We are looking to improve our live show, through stage performance, sound,and appearance, and release more merchandise and music for fans.
Do you have anything to add? After five years of running this band, I’ve been thrilled to meet so many people, and learn so much more about music and live performance; It’s really been the best time of my life, and I can’t wait to see where this band goes from here!
Perdition "Spectral Deviant (The Road to Timnah)" Lyric Video
interview with Simple Existence
What´s the name of your band? Simple Existence
What made you call the band "Simple Existence"? Koda came up with it in Middle School and we liked it.
How was the band formed? A mutual friend introduced all of us, and we decided to start a group.
Can you tell about your band? We are a Blues Rock group from Tucson, Arizona. We’ve been together for about two years.
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? We are all from Tucson. Koda plays Lead Guitar and sings, Rick plays bass and also sings, Mylan plays drums and sings as well.
What was the ambitions of the band when you started? We want to bring Rock and Roll back to the mainstream.
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? We play a rough form of blues rock. We are inspired by everyone from The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, to Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley.
Where was your first gig? A venue in Tucson called The Rock
Where was the latest gig? We played at our High Schools Homecoming Tailgate.
Who writes your songs?/ who writes the music who writes lyrics? We all write the songs together, and Koda writes the lyrics.
Who has the best since of humor in the band? Mylan
What's good/bad with the band?/What genre do you feel you are? The good is that we all work together. We play music that we all enjoy and we make a lot of people happy. Some bad is that we don’t have money for equipment, so ours isn’t the best, but slowly but surely its getting better. We aren’t they guys with the equipment, we’re musicians. We are Rock and Roll and Blues.
Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about?
Because it’s a style that we all enjoy, and we all really love. Our songs are about everything from Jack the Ripper, to love songs, to really anything.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? We do both, mainly originals, but we do covers and do our best to make them our own.
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they? We are in the process of making an EP.
Do you have any clips on YouTube? Yeah we have a bunch.
How old are you?/What got you started in music? We are all 15 and 16. Koda started playing when he was 6, Mylan started playing when he was 5, Rick started playing when he was 8. Koda got started when his mom played him his first Beatles record and he wanted to be like them, Mylan started because liked to hit stuff, Rick started playing because he wanted to be like his uncles.
How old were you guys when you first stood on stage? 15
What year was the band started? 2012
Best/worst gig you've played? Our best gig was the second round of Battle of the Bands at The Rock. Our worst show was a fundraiser we played for our schools track team.
What places will you be playing in in the imidate future? Club XS in Tucson.
Witch band is the best you´ve seen? Ricks favorite was Rush, and Kodas was Buddy Guy.
Is it always the same songs live? We play a mix of different songs at every show.
Have you had any bigger tours from start to now? No
How big crowds do you usually play for? Anywhere from 30 to 100
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Play as many gigs as possible
How do you get psyched up for a gig? We all listen to Led Zeppelin and fist bump before we start.
What are your goals with your music? To make as many people happy with our music as possible.
Is it easier to get your inspiration from older bands or from bands more modern? Definetely older bands.
What are your sources of inspiration? Ricks are John Entwhistle of The Who, Paul McCartney of The Beatles, and Geddy Lee of Rush. Mylans are, Himself, John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, and Neil Peart of Rush. Kodas are Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Jim Morrison of The Doors, and Eric Clapton.
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums? Its allows more people to hear our music, so we’re ok with it.
What would be your dreams for the band? To make it big.
Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to? Rock and Roll, Blues, Jazz, Soul, basically anything.
What do you hold most dear? The music.
What would be your greatest fears for the future? That no one will listen to Rock and Roll anymore.
What do you work with outside of the band and the music? Our Highschools Jazz Band.
What would you do if there was no music? Leave the planet.
How important are your fans? Very important.
What's the funniest/most memorable thing a fan has done for you? A girl asked us if she could be our first crazed fan.
How often do you rehearse? Once a week.
Where do you rehearse? Kodas garage.
Name 2 of your own songs you like at the moment? Down and Product of the Times.
What do you feel is the best liveband you've seen? Buddy Guy and Rush.
What drives a band that isn't all that famous and renowned to try to make a living on their music and to keep playing? The music.
Do you have any webpages? A Facebook page
Any pearls of wisdom for all other bands out there? Just keep going, keep rockin on.
Describe your show, visually and musically Badass and a lot of fun.
Tell us about upcomming gigs and why we should be at them? A show at Club XS on February 2nd. You should be at it because it will be a lot of fun.
What is your favorite crappy instrument? Koda played a plastic guitar once that he loved. Mylan liked his his first drumset and Rick liked his first bas.
What Won't you spend money on? Props and stuff to go on stage. Our shows aren’t any special light shows or anything, its all about the music.
What do you feel a band should spend their money on? Anything to help you sound better.
Simple Existence Band
interview with Putrid
What´s the name off bands? Putrid
What made you to be baptized to just "Putrid"? It's the best definition of what I think Metal music should be.
Who started the band? I started the band as a solo project and then invoked fellow comrades to evolve into a full band
Tell us a brief introduction of who you are? As for the year 2014 Putrid from Perú is composed of Inhuman on vocals, Evil Avatar on guitars, Noise Attack (drums) and Evil Butcher (Bass) as live musician.
Where are you from? We all are from Lima, Perú, South America.
How did you meet? We all knew each other from being part of the underground through different bands. I used to be on a band called Crown of Worms along with Evil Butcher (who also plays in Kranium), and our first drummer Pochuck, former guitar player R.Monzon is the frontman of superb death metal act Astur, Evil Avatar has played on Flagelum Dei and Ayni, currently he is part of Diabolous666, and Noise Attack is the mind behind SxFxCx, one of the best grindcore acts around here. So you see, we all knew each other.
What is your name?/Who plays what?/How old are you? I’m Inhuman, vocalist 30 years. Evil Avatar is 35 and is the guitar player. Both Noise Attack (drums) and Evil Butcher ( bass) are in their late 20’s.
What was the plan when you started the band? To spread the kind of music we all like to hear to head bangers who wants to
Explain to those who have not heard you, how does your music? It’s obscure and violent Metal. Some black, death and thrash Metal with crust instances.
Each was led first gig?/Where were off last gig? Our first gig was produced by Ron King (of Caligvla, former Hadez singer), we played all the songs from our demo and had the support of Evil Butcher as live bass player. Our last gig was probably the best underground Peruvian gig of 2013 along with bands like Grave Desecration , Death Invoker, Vlad, Rito Profanatorio and the legendary Hadez celebrating the 20th anniversary of their album Aquelarre.
Who has the best humor? We all have a good dose of sarcasm, and caustic humour, I think.
Good and bad sides of the band? It’s always good to do what you wish and express your artistic interests, it’s bad to face eventually mediocrity and stupidity in the scene.
What you drive for music style? Death Metal, Black Thrash, Evil Crust, etc.
What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? Apocalyptic tales, stories about demons, possession, the end of mankind, Metal worship.
Do you own songs or covers? We’ve played in some tributes so we have done Mayhem, Mutilator and Slayer covers, both we mostly focus our efforts on create our own music.
Have you released any album or single? A demo tape, a split CD, a split 7”EP that is about to be released and we’re working on our first full length.
What are they called so, and what years they were released? So far we’ve released a demo tape in 2011 entitled “Mountain of Meggido”, then a split CD with Diabolous666 entitled “Vitae Delendam Vita Est”, we’re about to release a 7” EP split with Vlad and our full length debut “The Triumph of Impurity” is scheduled for the end of the year.
What do you sell for merchendise gadgets? T-Shirts and we’re planning to make embroidered patches soon this year
What does it cost? Our t-shirts are 11 USD plus sending for those interested on purchasing.
Have you done any music videos? Nope, not yet. But we are looking forward to it
How old were you when you started with music? Well I was like 14 when first played some instruments, and it all kept rolling since then, it’s been a while…
When did you decide to focus on the music? From 2002-2003 I decided that I needed to be on a band.
How has your music evolved since you began playing music together? From a most raw and mixed type of Metal to a more violent yet obscure one, I think
What are your dreams with the band? I wish to keep on working, composing and releasing material, performing live… no dreams, just hard work and Metal.
What record do you work with? We have a deal with Pentagram Records since the beginning and we’re comfortable with it.
Describe your show, visual and musically Metal made with warpaint and total aggression.
How is it this time of year to get out on the gig? So far so good, we’re focused on the arrangements for our album but if we can make it to perform, we’ll be there.
How tags you for a show? Contact us through our e-mail or facebook page.
What are your two big favorite songs you done? I’ll go with “Tearing Wings Apart” for it’s great crust-thrash-black-death vibe that summons up all the band’s sound; and “Skinscape” cause this was the first Putrid song ever made and after I composed it, it was quite interesting to see how it growth through rehearsals and gigs.
What do you do besides the band and the music? Evil Avatar is a lawyer, I work on organizational communication and teach on a college, Noise Attack owns the rehearsal room and studio we use, Evil Butcher is a teacher.
What would you do if the music does not fans? Is not a problem cause we are not looking forward to it as musicians, if people like it great, if not, we will continue anyway.
What is the funniest thing a fan did for you? Threaten to kill us as a (confused) revenge for someone else, and then take it back cause he liked the music…
How old were you at your first concert you saw? 9 for a rock show, 16 for a Metal show.
How old were you when you were on a stage for the first time? 14 in high school playing bass rock covers and folkore stuff.
Besides your music style you play what do you like the music still enjoy listening to? Mostly rock… I know Evil Avatar is quite fond of The Beatles, as well as Noise Attack is of Nat King Cole, hehe.
What is the biggest fear when you go onstage? To fuck things up.
What drives a band that is not very well known and live on it to continue to play? The passion for the music we play. We have no commitment but to create the music we like and play it live, as we’re not here for money, hookers or drugs.
When did you start off band? December 2009
Where have you played from 2009 to 2014? So far, only in Lima, capital city of Perú. In downtown Lima a lot of times and sometimes outside of it.
Do you always the same songs live or vary it? We try to do some songs from the demo, some from the split and some unreleased songs in every gig, after we finish the album, we’ll be playing mostly those songs.
What countries have you played in? Only in our country until now.
How do you up for a gig? Every gig is preceded by some specifical rehearsals and then we agree on a setlist.
What is your pre-show ritual? Some beers.
Where do you plan to play the rest of the year? Anywhere they wanted us to be and if it’s possible, we’ll be there.
What do you think of that they go to download music from the internet instead of buying records? I think internet is good way to discover music and you can always backup your records in the pc for the travelling and all that, but if you don’t buy a record you’re just missing the whole experience of the collector and fan of this items which are the base for the music as we know it.
What is your outlook on the record industry today? Is kinda fucked up if you look at the big picture. But we can nowadays as an underground act, have a closer relationship with our record companies, as they are more committed to the art, knowing that nobody is gonna be rich and famous with our work, so we can rely on doing good music and have deals made with people just like us.
How would you describe your sound in one sentence? Putrid Metal.
What are your favorite substandard instruments? Nothing but organic rock shite: bass, guitar, drums and vocals.
What is the first step to a new song? Inspiration; and it can come from a book, experience, a movie, music, etc.
What image do you think your music conveys?
Hopefully the same images that a great horror book conveys but with a greater soundtrack playing
What was one of your moments of fraction as a band? We had to let two of the founding members of the band go in two different times, and it was difficult and hard as shit but we are still friends and we all continue in the underground music making our work.
What are your role models before? Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Jim Morrison.
What inspires you? Art, life and the deception it causes.
Is it easier to draw inspiration from older bands than the bands that are active today? Most mainstream bands are shit or full of shit. Most modern acts want to achieve goals we don’t appreciate and sound in a way we don’t respect. So yes, it is easier and more worthy to look for older bands or bands with an older approach to Metal.
What are your plans for the future? Keep on rocking and keep on rotting.
What advice would you give to other bands? Take your 666 most liked bands, mix that in your brain, play with your guts til your head hurts and get your own sound. Follow the path of the ancient ones and create your own limits as a Metal band. Be fucking honest and be fucking Metal or get out of the way.
Do you have anything to add? Thanks for the interest in the band, and the support. Spread the pest. Regards.
interview with Purgamentum
What made you call the band "Purgamentum"? Whity: its a circumscription of us and our music in latin.
Where are all band members from?/Who does what in the band? Frank: We come all from Wolfsburg/Germany and its suburbs. Paste and Micha play the guitars, Fred the drums, Whity is singer and I, Frank play the bass
What was the ambitions of the band when you started?
Frank: To do something cool with my spare time, hehe.
Could you explain your music to someone that haven't heard you? Blackmetal, cold, aggressive, deadly and ugly, a well balanced mixture of speed, boost and massive groove, mixed up with beautiful and bizarre melodies, crowned with a hoarse and raspy voice.
Where was your first gig? Frank: At a location in Wolfsburg called "Schlachthaus", slaughterhouse in english.
Where was the latest gig? Frank: At a location in Braunschweig called B58 with the German Black Metal Band "Endstille"
Who writes your songs?/ who writes the music who writes lyrics? Frank: Paste and Micha create a lot of the riffs and structures at home in their laboratories, then we fix it together at the rehearsels. Most of the lyrics writes Whity, some lines come from Micha and me.
Who has the best since of humor in the band? Frank: We play blackmetal, we don't have any sense of humor, ha!
Why did you pick that particular style?/What are your songs about? Frank:there is no better metal style to tell something about the way of man and mankind into the end.
Do you write your own material or mainly covers? whity: our own, of course
Have you made any albums?/If yes what are they?
whity : theres one live-demo called "Hörprobe" you can download at
we recorded in the last month of 2013 the full lenght album
"aschewelt" whose coming up this year
Do you have any clips on YouTube?
whity : a live vid - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=unE0Ntm0CHA, and some
more stuff, look under "Purgamentum" and "Wolfsburg"
How old are you?/What got you started in music?
whity: im 34
Frank: I'm older ... it was an article in a magazine 1980, about john lennons murder.I just could read.
At what age did you start playing?
Whity: at 26
Frank: I played with 14-15 some campfire acoustic guitar shit. With the bass I started some years later
How old were you guys when you first stood on stage?
Whity: also at 26
Frank: With 20
What year was the band started? Whity: Purgamentum started in 2010 after the split up of CreatioN
Best/worst gig you've played? Frank: It was not a really bad gig, but a very chaotic one. a gig with my
old band. somebody forgot to organize some PA equipment, so we had to improve a lot. We put two guitars through the two speakers of a stereo combo, the vocals through a 30w combo. It worked, the location was a little pub. the drum seat broke down, so we took an empty crate of beer. The day it was very hot, 32°C, with thunder and lightning in the evening, the humidity was higher than 100%. We stood in an sea of our own sweat, really!
Witch band is the best you´ve seen? Whity: my favorite: nocte obducta
Is it always the same songs live? Frank: it depends on the playing time we get ... at the moment we have material for ca 60 minutes
What has been the best/most promising gig so far? Frank: All of our gigs are good and promising!
How big crowds do you usually play for? Whity : usually in clubs with a size for about 50 to 100 guests
What are the plans for the rest of the year? Whity: writing songs - releasing "aschewelt" and play gigs
How do you get psyched up for a gig? Whity: not a bit , get painted nd go on stage
What are your sources of inspiration? Whity: the whole damned decaying world
What's the first step when making a new song? Frank: Very simple - It starts with a guitarpick striking a guitar string.
How do you feel about the downloading of music instead of buying albums?
Whity: if u like it, buy it
Frank: Nothing. There no feeling. Nothing you can hold in your hand, nothing, that smells like fresh vinyl. I prefer LPs, CDs oder Tapes. It sucks to see a cover only on a screen.
What would be your dreams for the band? Frank: No dreams. It is hard enough to survive the reality.
Besides your own music, what genres and bands do you listen to?
whity: i'm open minded ,there are no borders
Frank: In my opinion there is just good and bad music. Jazz, Blues, Rock,
Psychedelic and Hippie stuff, Thrash, Death, Doom, Black, Punk, some Folk
When you are on stage, what do you fear most then?
Whity: im not thinking on stage - im just doing
Frank: Technical problems, that will disturb or disrupt the gig.
Have you been part of any other projects? Frank: Some old friends and me play sometimes funny and weird coversongs on birthdaypartys.
Have you been in any other bands?
whity: yes in the years of 2005 to 2010 i was the "voice" of CreatioN
Frank: I was the bass player of Wasteland, a thrashmetalband from Wolfsburg. It's possible that some of the older freaks will remember. We released three CDs and played gigs all over Germany ...
What do you work with outside of the band and the music? Frank: Drawing tool engeneering.
What would you do if there was no music? Frank: Invent music, ha!
How often do you rehearse? Whity: usually we rehearse twice to thrice weekly
Where do you rehearse? Frank: In the Basement of a school. it's not allowed to rehearse at the parent conference day.Sometimes the facility manager is visiting us and tell us, that it is not allowed to drink beer in the school. Now we have to search for a new rehearselroom. They need the room for themself...
What do you feel is the best live band you've seen? Frank: I saw a lot of good live bands - and not only metalbands. Purple, Maiden and Kreator, just to mention a few and well known bands. A "magic moments" was Saint Vitus some years ago. One of the most impressing
concerts was a Bluesguitarplayer called Luther Allison.
Do you have any webpages? whity: https://www.facebook.com/purgamentummetal
How do you view the musicindurty of today? Whity: in my opinion its mostly a commercial exploitation of artists
Whats your Pre-show ritual? Whity: get painted
What do you feel a band should spend their money on? Frank: Good and solid equipment and instruments you can trust!
Do you have anything to add?Frank: Thanx a lot for the interview! Visit our page and check our Music!