Monday, December 31, 2012

Severe Torture (Brutal Death Metal from Boxtel)


Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Severe-Torture/130593621092?ref=ts&fref=ts


Biography :- Hailing from Holland, SEVERE TORTURE is a bloodthirsty death metal band since 1997. Except the addition of a second guitar player in 2003, there were no line-up changes since their first album ‘Feasting on Blood’ in 2000. After the release of their sophomore album ‘Misanthropic Carnage’ in 2002 SEVERE TORTURE got signed on Earache Records. With numerous tours & shows throughout Europe, North America and South America they’ve gained a monstrous live reputation. After releasing ‘Fall of the Despised’ in 2005 and ‘Sworn Vengeance’ in 2007 SEVERE TORTURE joined forces with Season of Mist Records who released 'Slaughtered' in 2010.



Kshitiz - Hello I'm Kshitiz from E.U.M.S.N(Extreme underground metal society of Nepal) ; First of all, would you please give a brief introduction of what Severe Torture is? When was it formed ?
Seth
- "Severe Torture was formed in 1997, with the intention to play brutal deathmetal. We started with a couple of demo's and here we are now 5 albums further in time."

Kshitiz - Who were the founding members of the band ? Have they ever been changed ?
Seth
- "Founding members are Patrick (bass), Thijs (guitars) and me (drums). Dennis joined in 1999 for our second demo. Ever since no one has left the band. We expanded in 2003 when Marvin joined the band on lead guitars."

Kshitiz - What are the lyrical themes found in MOST of your songs ?
Seth
- "Our songs are about any type of torture possible, so you'll find some gore-lyrics as well as anti-religious stuff in there. So physical and mental torture are the main issues."

Kshitiz - he journey from 'Feasting on Blood' to the 2010 record 'Slaughtered' ; how would u express that journey ?
Seth
- "It has been 12 years ago since the release of Feasting, almost 13 actually, and I think we have learned a lot. We developed as musicians as well as songwriters and I still think there is more we can do. The journey isn't over yet!"

Kshitiz - What been the greatest obstacle the band has faced till date ? How have u overcome it ?
Seth
- "We had some obstacles here and there, but always had the will to continue this band, so as long as you work hard, no obstacle is too big. Except when someone dies, but that luckily didn't happen so far."

Kshitiz - Do u remember your first live show, and how it was like ?
Seth - "That's a long time ago, I can't really remember a lot of details about that, but all I know is it was rough at the beginning. It took a while before people in Holland accepted us."

Kshitiz - Any specific moment u can never forget, which happened during any of your shows ?
Seth - "There has been many crazy moments on stage and backstage, so it's hard to name just one. I will never forget the "wall of death" we had in France. That was sick!!"

Kshitiz - What are the future plans of Severe Torture ?
Seth - "We just started writing the new album, so we will basically concentrate on this, but we will definitely hit the road a few times next year."


Kshitiz - What are the other good bands you would suggest our readers ?
Seth - "Right now I listen a lot to the new Skeletal Remains album. Badass stuff! Also the new Cryptopsy album is really sick!"

Kshitiz - Seth, have u ever been associated with any other projects other than 'Severe Torture' ?
Seth - "Of course I also play drums in Centurian. Also I play drums for Infected Flesh and Extreme Cold Winter and I do vocals for Voodoo Gods."

Kshitiz - In general term, extreme metal is among the genres which our society feels difficult to digest. What would u say on that ?
Seth - "It says more about society than it says about metal. A lot of people are afraid others might think they are weird, or they are just too scared to listen to something out of the box. Fuck them."

Kshitiz - What do u think is the best way, fans can support the band ?
Seth - "Any form of support is appreciated much. It goes from buying a cd or shirt, to attending a show, or even drop a comment on facebook or sharing a youtubevideo. Without support we are nothing."

Kshitiz - Do u feel any difference in the underground now and then ? If yes, tell us about it.
Seth - "Things have become really easy to record a cd nowadays, most bands record at home behind a computer. That's why there are millions of bands out there, but only a few are really good. Back in the day a band had to do at least a few good demo's and work a lot harder to accomplish something."

Kshitiz - Anything u would like to tell your fans ? And for those who are still unaware about your music, how can they get it ?
Seth - "Thanx for supporting Severe Torture!! For all info and links to social networks go to www.severetorture.com "

Kshitiz - Anything u would like to tell apart from what i have asked u during this interview ?
Seth - "Thank you once again for this interview and good luck with your blog!! Lets keep the deathmetal scene alive!!!"


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Killitorous (Party Grind from Canada)



Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Killitorous/59709369357


Jonathan - What makes a good Death Metal band?
Aaron - Really that's up to the person who is listening. I'd say for us, it is any band doing something fast, technical and unique.

Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
Aaron - I think it's really helping artists continue to move forward. It seems that more established bands are starting to represent themselves instead of going with label support, and it seems to be working for them, bands like Cryptopsy and vital remains for example are just doing super amazing.

Jonathan - I really believe the only passionate way to do music is with your heart. But sometimes hard times and trouble can get in the way. Why is it so important for you to be in a band and do you have any funny stories to tell?
Aaron - I'm in a band with my best friends which seems to make it easy even when we have to take a break, we had been on hiatus for 2 years. We got asked to get back together for 2 shows, one in Montreal and one in Ottawa. Then shit just got back on track and here we are.

Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Killitorous?
Aaron - When MSN existed it was my screen name...metal+pussy=hilarious

Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
Aaron - Never. ever. i'd rather spend 20 years in the desert.

Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
Aaron -  Tim and Eric, awesome show great job! Newgrounds(about 8 years ago when the content was still amazing), Ace Ventura, Gary Busey, Mike Tyson.

Jonathan - How long have you all known each other?
Aaron - So long.

Jonathan - How did you meet?
Aaron - I met Milky when I was in high school, he was a roadie...same with Mark, he was in another band screaming called Body Harvest(About ten years ago.) I was in another band and we met Eric at a show when he was a young boy. Nick Miller is the same story, BUT we saw him play about 3 years ago and wanted to steal him ever since.

Jonathan - When did you form your band?
Aaron - 5 years ago I had just left my old band(today i caught the plague) and was bored as fuck, Milky lived down the street, and couldn't play guitar very well, so I taught him how to shred bass. Thus the band was formed.



Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
Aaron - Boredome, and I had written 4 songs...mostly boredome. Milky also really wanted to be in a band and not just working for a band.

Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently?
Aaron - 1-Carving a totem pole a top blood mountain whilst enslaving the local mountain-folk population as cattle...or 2-Fecal Fellatio seem to be the fan favs.

Jonathan - Do you ever play any covers?
Aaron
- Nope.

Jonathan - Who writes your songs?
Aaron
- All of us write everything, everyone has their own job in the process, but Eric and myself put the "final filters" on the songs.
What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?

Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
Aaron
- Yes.

Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Aaron
- I usually come up with a basic idea for a song, then one of the guys and myself work on it until we have something more precise we like and then Eric and I jam the song out. Over and over until we can show the guys a finished "song".

Jonathan - What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?Aaron - Set time everyweek we usually jam at the JAM SPOT in Ottawa. This consists of Prince Igor, Old Mill, Devil's Lettuce, Jam.

Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Aaron
- We just know how to play together because we have been for so long, we have been working on our album for 5 years...

Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?Aaron - Learning how to play all this shit properly...

Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Aaron
- Write what you can play. Thats the only rule.

Jonathan - For those who don’t know you, How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
Aaron
- Check us out on facebook "Killitorous" - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Killitorous/59709369357?ref=hl
Check Killitorous on tour January 2013 on "TECH TOUR 5000" in Ontario and Quebec in Canada!



If any of you are fans of Death Metal and really want to support the underground scene, check out these guys and show them some respect!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Gutrot (Brutal Death Metal from Detroit)


Biography :- Started in late 2002 as an idea and would-be side project with members of Mulch(Brian Forgue/Jon Halcomb),Ten Ton Diesel Head(Dave Shooshanian),Cut Rate(Zach Gibson),and Mutilated(Russ Crossman). We had a couple get togethers with said lineup and when it had come time to jam seriously it was just members of Cut Rate and Mulch,but this time around adding "Qyut" Kevin Carron from Mulch on bass. With the 1st and original GutRot lineup in place,we then started jamming super late nights into the early hours of the morning as often as we could. After a number of these late night practices we wrote our first 2 songs,which ended up being our debut, 03 Demo. After heavy circulation on countless message boards,e-zines,mass email newsletters,AIM chat rooms,and finally a good amount of demos handed out at MDF 04. Around this time,we added Christian Rudes(Solstice,and ironically enough played second guitar for Mulch) on second guitar and continued writing more music. Brian had gotten an email from Japan's own Amputated Vein Records about releasing a split with us and MA's very own Dysentery....Guitarist John Halcomb had left the day after the split recording was completed, leaving guitar duties to Ript Kevin...Shortly after the recording of the "Excruciatingly Euphoric Torment" split, drummer Zach Gibson quit the band to join The Black Dahlia Murder. After a few months of touring with BDM, Zach joined GutRot for shows and practices when he could in between tours. After a while the band grew stagnant due to Zach's hectic touring schedule and went on hiatus. Here we did this a few times,getting back together for a couple months with new guitarists and then breaking up shortly after. John had returned from KY and we started jamming again,adding Russ Crossman from Mutilated on second guitar. Played a local show and again split up shortly after. A few months down the road we got back together while Brian was in jail,hense recording the 3 song instrumental "Brian's In Jail Demo ",a couple months later we were offered to play in Germany at the NRW Death Fest in 2007(alongside Defeated Sanity,Rotteness,Putrefy,Jig-Ai,Vomitous...etc),so a couple weeks before the show Zach,Russ,and Brian practiced as GutRot. Played the show,split up after we got home and took the next couple years off. Here we are in 2011,about 7 years after the release of Excruciatingly Euphoric Torment,taking another stab at it. In true GutRot fashion,progress is slow but sure,and with what so far is the strongest lineup in the band's history. The current lineup is Brian Forgue(gutterals),Russ Crossman(guitar),Zach Gibson(drums),and Chris Revill(bass).....We plan on releasing a split 7' with Brian's Syphilic project sometime in this year,shortly follwed by a long over-due full length packed with our brand of ultra brutal slamming Death Metal.


Jonathan - What makes a good Death metal band?
Brian
- Lots of beer, and pizza... and chicks. It was always beer and chicks... beer, and chicks... and it's crazy.
Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
Brian
- Always worked for us. Isn't a DIY movement technically taking a dump? Why do they call it taking a dump? I mean after all, you're not really taking it anywhere...
Jonathan - I really believe the only passionate way to do music is with your heart. But sometimes hard times and trouble can get in the way. Why is it so important for you to be in a band and do you have any funny stories to tell?
Brian
- Life is a funny story. The heart is merely a muscle that pumps blood. In stupidity though we all put way more into this band than we get out. If you don't like it then you can get aowwwt.
Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Gutrot?
Brian
- Origin rules, dude... Wait, is this a question? Or...
Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
Brian
- Nope.
Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
Brian
- We don't know. We just kind of do stuff... Our ears make it what it is, don't really go for anything in particular. Daffy Duck metal is just what naturally comes. Huhuhu, naturally cums. I dunno, we all listen to everything. Zach and Russ might know something about good music. I see dollar signs.
Jonathan - How long have you all known each other?
Brian
- 2001 or so. Way to kick off the millennium, find other people to drink with so the people around you can't call you an alcoholic without generalizing the group of people you're in at that given time. Generalizing is for racist people.
Jonathan - How did you meet?
Brian
- I think words had something to do with it, or something. We met at shows or in other bands and just started to jaaaaahhhhhm maaaauhhhnnnn. We still meet from time to time...
Jonathan - When did you form your band?
Brian
- Formally in 2002 I think. But time never actually began so we didn't either... It was just kind of there. We wont go away even if some of us die, deal with it.
Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
Brian
- Pretty much anything ranging from nothing to everything. People can use their lives to appeal to one of the five senses that we are born with. The three (as of now) of us use our lives to make sounds... For us, either we can make sound waves or we can shut the fuck up. Give me a harder one... Huuhu eheuh, hard.
Jonathan - Im sure some countries or crowds are more enthusiastic than others, do you have any particular anecdotes to tell us? Any funny moments? Disappointments?
Brian
- Look, I've boned a lot of fat chicks in my time, sure. But, as far back as I can remember, I've never anecdoted anybody. Europe rules.
Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently?
Brian
- Any of them except cock-snot covered twat. That one holds very dear to us in the band, you can tell by the title.
Jonathan - Do you ever play any covers?
Brian
- What cover do you want to hear? Sepultura, Cliteater, Last Days Of Humanity, Dying Fetus, Malevolent Creation are shit that we have done.
Jonathan - Who writes your songs?
Brian
- The gods above. And Jesus Christ records them, he is our bitch... Mother fucker keeps wants to quantize our shit though because he listens to god damn tech death.

Jonathan - What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
Brian
- Um... I don't know. Probably something with females. I like alcohol and garbage too. Incest is always a plus, and midgets.
Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
Brian
- The topics never change, the way it is understood does. I could write lyrics all day about snorting pixie sticks and doing jiu-jitsu, but it doesn't mean that I wont really mean that people don't slaughter women and have sex with animals. Wait a minute, I might have that backward.
Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Brian
- We write the shit, listen to the shit, and then play the shit. Other times it has started off as improv. All the same though, final result is always an mp3 that lazy deadbeats put up on YouTube or whatever the fuck is popular today.
Jonathan - What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
Brian
- Speaking of YouTube, and practice (haha - funny word btw);http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhFqP9paINg . We practice when we can. When we started out, we would get together to jam at like 3am... Didn't matter.
Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Brian
- No, we all have a learning disability. And if they don't agree to what I just said then my learning disability has gotten big enough that I just THINK that they have learning disabilities. You see, my mommy borned me tarded.
Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Brian
- No challenges, just instruments.
Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Brian
- Don't do it wrong. Take care of your recording and performances unlike some lazy cunts. Make it sound good, nobody cares about fuckin' static.
Jonathan - For those who don’t know you, How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
Brian
- Go to your local porn shop, and steal everything off the shelf. We're bound to be in something that you get.

Jonathan -  And the last question is all yours, you decide what to say here!
Brian - "Someone is drunk, somewhere".

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Beheaded (Death Metal from Malta)


Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/BeheadedMT

2011-2012 :- Work on the new album entitled ‘NEVER TO DAWN’ has been completed. Music was recorded at Temple Studios Malta while vocals were recorded at 16th Cellar Studio in Rome (Italy) with producer Stefano Morabito, alongside mixing and mastering of the album.

The set date for the official release of NEVER TO DAWN is set to November 6th 2012 via Unique Leader Records.

2009-2011:- Beheaded regrouped its writing core and started stitching together the successor to Ominous Bloodline. Along Chris (Drums), Omar (guitars) and Dave (bass) the band welcomed Frank (vocals) and Robert (guitars) to its fold. The new line up which without doubt is one of the strongest since the band’s inception started work on the successor of ‘Ominous Bloodline’ whilst hitting the road once a number of times again taking the stage at festivals such as Neurotic Death Fest, Death Feast Open Air, Mountains of Death.

2004 – 2008  :- Beheaded inked a new record deal with US label Unique Leader Records in April ’04. The ‘Ominous Bloodline’ album was recorded in July / August ’04, at Temple Studios, Malta and Mastered at Imperial Mastering US. Ominous Bloodline featured praised tracks like ‘Esoteric Kin’, ‘Conceived to Dominate’ and ‘Rooted in Profundity’. The album was launched officially on March 8th, 2005. It marked a significant step forward for Beheaded on all fronts. Lots of touring and festival presences followed and the album was received with great acclaim in the death metal circuit. Ominous Bloodline nailed the band in the major league of extreme music.

2002 – 2004  :- Early 2002 saw the release of ‘Recounts of Disembodiment’ on Denmark’s Mighty Music, an album which went down exceptionally well with the followers of this extreme form of music. Positive reviews cropped up from every where in every country, and countless of interviews were done in numerous underground publications. A 9/10 review in Terrorizer made the band’s day for sure! Mighty Music also licensed the Resurgence of Oblivion MCD, and Recounts of Disembodiment CD to US label Forever Underground Records. April and May 2002 was the time when the first US tour took place. Such tour included over 20 shows and boasted appearances at the Ohio Deathfest and New Jersey Metal Meltdown. Way back to Europe, Beheaded took part in the F*ck the Commerce V festival in Germany. The band’s sheer brutality on stage was something that was praised by many. 2004 saw the band hit the European roads again on the ‘Beheaded Europe with Prejudice Tour’ along friends and Belgian maimers Prejudice.

 1999 – 2001 :- A promo disc was recorded in 1999. The 5 tracks on the promo captured the attention of several record labels. However, the band opted to sign with Danish Label Mighty Music. The same five tracks were released as the Resurgence of Oblivion Mini CD. Such release left its indelible mark in the brutal underground scene and was again praised in countless publications. The new songs also went down extremely well during live performances. Enter 2001. During this year Beheaded wrote all songs for the upcoming ‘Recounts of Disembodiment’ full Length in between January and May ’01. The recording took place once again at Temple Studios in June’01, with friend and sound engineer, David Vella behind the mixing desk. ‘The European Extermination Tour’ took place allover Europe in July ’01 which saw Beheaded headlining alongside label mates Anasarca. Beheaded pounded the Obscene Extreme Festival (CZ) stage whilst on tour. 2001 was the year when Chris got endorsed by Paiste Cymbals for his abilities behind the skins.

1996 - 1999 :- 1996 saw the band signing its first Record Deal with Sweden’s X-Treme Records. The first official full length was recorded at Temple Studios in June 1996. Unforeseen hindrances determined that the CD saw its release in early 1998! Even so, the release was again praised in countless reviews including a 4K/5K review in Kerrang, and 7/10 review in Terrorizer. Summer 1998 also saw the band embark for the first time outside Maltese shores to play shows in Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Germany. During this tour the band played opening shows for Vader, Dying Fetus, Defaced Creation and Deranged, as well as gigs with Fleshless. New material started to outline a more brutal and heavy approach in the songs.

1991 – 1995  :- Original formation of the band. Sending caustic shock waves to the local music scene by delivering blistering death/grind assaults, Beheaded has breathed fire ever since. Set in Malta, an island, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, the quintet stood firm, against all the odds, and narrow mindedness such an environment generated. Confrontations were the order of the day. A demo tape called ‘Souldead’ was released in 1995 which put Malta on the extreme music map. Souldead was made to circulate strongly in the fanzine / tape trading circuits of the era.


Kshitiz - Hello guys, what are u guys doing nowadays ?
Frank & Omar - Hello and thanks for having us for this interview. We are doing well, closing off 2012 which has been a very positive and active year for Beheaded culminated by the release of the new album ‘Never To Dawn’ which by itself has involved a lot of work. We’re preparing ourselves and looking forward to a busier 2013.

Kshitiz - Tell the E.U.M.S.N (our community) Followers about your band and the journey till today in brief. Where are you guys from ? How did u be a part of the band ?
Frank & Omar - I personally joined Beheaded in 2009 so I’m the newest member whilst the rest of the guys have been there for much longer. Beheaded has been active since 1991 which means over 20 years and before joining I followed the band as a fan. Coming from an island like Malta for a death metal band to survive so long it means overcoming unimaginable obstacles and adversities on so many levels but Beheaded did pull through so far and I believe there is still much more to come.

Kshitiz - What are the main lyrical themes or topics in most of your songs?
Frank & Omar - I’ll speak about ‘Never To Dawn’ as I’ve contributed the lyrics for the album which is loosely inspired by the concept of Atlantis and focuses on the element of water as the source of life which our world depends on to survive. Water at the same time is a destructive force and the songs are connected by this running theme of a surreal world. Malta being a small island and the constrictions ‘water’ can bring upon you the theme is something we could somehow connect to in a more personal level.

Kshitiz -What has been the biggest obstacle in your journey with the band ? How did u overcome the obstacle ?
Frank & Omar - The biggest obstacles are being from Malta and having opportunities to grow abroad, the fact alone that to go abroad to perform one has to fly over is already a mountain to climb, personally, financially, logistically being from Malta for a metal band, or any musician makes things much more difficult. However we have always managed to find ways and means to overcome this hurdle and play outside Maltese shores on a regular basis.

Kshitiz - What do u like the most about the Death metal community ? What inspired you to be a part of it?
Frank & Omar -Well death metal is to us the medium through which we express our artistic abilities. The sheer heaviness and technique involved in the music is something we feel most at ease with. Meeting likeminded people from different areas of the globe makes it even more interesting. We have made so many friends from all over through music and we consider it as something really positive and in a way it has kept the fire burning for all these years. Basically it’s the music combined with the friendship that has kept us part of the scene throughout these past two decades already.


Kshitiz - Which is the most recent album you've heard that impressed you the most ?
Frank & Omar - It’s hard to say. There have been a lot of good releases lately. The new Suffocation is sounding promising. The new Sinister is also good and I’m really looking forward for the new Pyrexia, who I consider as the forefathers of New York death metal along Suffocation. We’ll be hitting the road with Pyrexia in March during the ‘Castigating Europe’ tour. So that’s something we’re really looking forward to.

Kshitiz - How do u guys feel about playing in Nepal, would it be possible in the near future ?
Frank & Omar - I would never decline an opportunity to play in a place, in which we never played before. If the right conditions would arise, we’d be more than happy to play in Nepal.

Kshitiz - What do you wanna tell your fans and supporters ?
Frank & Omar - Keep an eye on our face-book page here www.myspace.com/BeheadedMT and check the tour dates for our upcoming tour with Pyrexia in March 2013. We’ll be hitting most of Europe including UK, so we’re looking forward to that. More touring is being planned for later on in the year. In September we’ll be playing in Australia and other countries.

Kshitiz - Any new stuffs we, the fans can expect from Beheaded this new year ?
Frank & Omar - Basically we’d like to play live as much as possible and give a good exposure to our latest album Never to Dawn, which was released last month. The general feedback has been very positive so far and we’d like to continue building on this feedback. We’ll start to write the next record.

Kshitiz - Anything you would like to tell apart from what i have asked you during this interview ?
Frank & Omar
- I would like to extend my best wishes for the new year 2013 to all involved in E.U.M.S.N. Without people like you, the scene would wither away. Hence, we really appreciate your involvement and support. Please check out our web store, accessible through our face-book page at www.facebook.com/BeheadedMT . Thanks again for sparing some space for us – appreciated.

Kshitiz - Thanks for giving your valuable time for this interview. Eumsn wishes you and your band the very best in upcoming days. Much love and respect. Cheers !! \m/
Frank & Omar - Respect from all in Beheaded.


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Collider (Sludge/Black Metal from Canada)


Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/colliderslays

Jonathan - What makes a good Sludge/Black metal band?
Ethan - In my opinion, it's all about the riffs, the flow of the song, and the tone. Either way any sludge metal should be loud, powerful, and evil sounding!

Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
Ethan - It`s pretty much a prerequisite of playing in a band. Alot of the early beginnings of any band will be DIY for the most part. Unless you have a ton of money to begin with.

Jonathan - I really believe the only passionate way to do music is with your heart. But sometimes hard times and trouble can get in the way. Why is it so important for you to be in a band?
Ethan - I`ve been in bands for most of my life so it`s a huge part of my livelihood. Personally, playing music is an escape from everyday life and also a time to do something creative with my best friends. Good times or bad...I always want to play. Also, I play drums so that`s a great stress relief!

Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Collider?
Ethan - I`m pretty sure we got the idea from the Super Collider machine. Also it was one of the few names that we all agreed on.

Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
Ethan - Nope. Just Collider.

Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
Ethan - We always write our music with the intentions of being as heavy as possible! That being said, I think it`s safe to say that Mastodon, High on Fire, and Baroness are just a few influences on our music.

Jonathan - How long have you all known each other?
Ethan - Three of us have been playing in bands together for the last 6 years together, in various bands. Our new guitarist has been with playing with us for about 5 months, but we've known him from the local scene for a few years now.

Jonathan - How did you meet?
Ethan - The three of us have known each other from being long time friends and at a few points, being roommates.

Jonathan - When did you form your band?
Ethan - The winter of 2010

Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
Ethan - Being best buds, living together, and loving to play music.

Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently?
Ethan - We have been playing a set that doesn't vary too much for the last little bit. It all depends on the amount of time we are given to play. We have a few extra songs that we will throw in there, if time allows it.

Jonathan - Do you ever play any covers?
Ethan - We play a few covers just for fun during band practice, but the only cover we have ever played live was I am the Warlock, by Probot.

Jonathan - Who writes your songs?
Ethan - We all have our different part in writing the songs. The main ideas usually come from our guitarists, but structuring and vocals/lyrics are usually a group effort.

Jonathan - What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
Ethan - To be honest, our lyrical content for our first batch of songs was usually based off the titles of the song. We typically name a song while it's in the writing phase so that we can differentiate them during practice.

Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
Ethan - We all agree that we want to be a little more in depth with our lyrics for the next batch of songs.

Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Ethan - Usually we will come up with ideas during our band practices. We then take home those ideas and work on them individually so that for the next practice we are all on the same page and possibly have expanded on it.

Jonathan - What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
Ethan - For the most part we have a consistent practice schedule of at least one practice a week. That being said, when we are in a serious writing phase, jams kind of happen when there is stuff to work on.

Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Ethan - At the very least, I'd like to think that we've matured as songwriters as a unit.

Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Ethan - I think our biggest challenge right now, and always should be, is to maintain a certain amount of creative output as well as playing to as many new people as possible.

Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Ethan - Practice, take your time writing songs...and did i mention practice?!

Jonathan - For those who don’t know you, How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
Ethan - You can find our first EP as a pay what you want download at http://www.colliderslays.bandcamp.com or you can follow us and listen to our stuff at http://www.facebook.com/colliderslays

Visceral Decay (Brutal Death Metal from Ecuador)




Kshitiz - Hello Alex, what are u guys doing nowadays??
Alex
- Hello, we are currently working on a new album which will be ready in 2014, I believe.
Kshitiz - Tell the E.U.M.S.N (our community) Followers about your band and the journey till today in brief. Where are you guys from ? How did u be a part of the band ?
Alex -
The band is from Ecuador, was founded in 2010, we are 3 members and have never been changed, the members have ideas very sick and realistic about humanity and its deplorable existence.
Kshitiz - How did u come up with the name "VISCERAL DECAY" ?
Alex
- VISCERAL DECAY, means putrefaction of intestines, because of eating so much junk food
Kshitiz - What are the main lyrical themes or topics in most of your songs?
Alex
- Sexual aberrations, schizoid, deplorable mental states, serial murderers, disease, all that destroys society for us is music
Kshitiz - What are your inspirations ?? What are your favourite bands ?
Alex
- Our favorite band is Disgorge (USA), and our inspiration is the constant annihilation of human scum.
Kshitiz - What has been the biggest obstacle in your journey with the band ? How did u overcome the obstacle ?
Alex
- We have not really had any obstacle.

Kshitiz - How do u feel as an underground band, no much money and popularity compared to the mainstream.How would u react to that statement ?
Alex
- We do not play for money, we just do it to throw our ideas of decadent society, Brutal death metal is not commercial!
Kshitiz - What do u like the most about the Death metal community ? What inspired you to be a part of it ?
Alex
- Liberation without sensura ideal and thoughts, expression of realism, and instead of being afraid of death must be her friend and respect
Kshitiz - Which is the most recent album you've heard that impressed you the most ?
Alex
- “Obsessive pathology to eliminate the scum human race” 2012
Kshitiz - How do u guys feel about playing in Nepal, would it be possible in the near future ?
Alex - Everything is possible in life, it all depends on the circumstances
Kshitiz - What do you wanna tell your fans and supporters ?
Alex
- Just continue brutality and sickness, and enjoying life to the fullest that after death the only thing that is in trash convirten worm food ... no more
Kshitiz - Any new stuffs we, the fans can expect from Visceral Decay this new year ?
Alex
- DECAY VISCERAL record a video for 2013 and for 2014 will have their new album ready
Kshitiz - Anything you would like to tell apart from what i have asked you during this interview?
Alex
- Thank you for the interview and continue to disseminate the most perfect music "BRUTAL DEATH METAL" RULES!!
Kshitiz-Thanks for giving your valuable time for this interview. Eumsn wishes you and your band the very best in upcoming days. Much love and respect. Cheers!! \m/
Alex
- Thanks for the brutal interview Kshitiz , I wish you long life and would love to have more fans like you !


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Alcoholator (Thrash Metal from Montreal)


Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alcoholator/117198961634876

Biography :- As damaging for your ears as drinking a quart of whiskey, as inhebriating as chugging a pitcher of your favourite hoppy beverage; your neck will ache as much as your head will from the hangover that comes from Alcoholator's thrash metal. Hailing from Montreal, we deliver the finest brew, perpetuating the original recipe of our favourite metal brewers while adding our own special ingredient into it to give even the most demanding taster its poison. Our 4 brewmasters are hard at work creating their next Ale for you all to enjoy at home or maybe even at... your local pub?


Jonathan - What makes a good Thrash Metal band?
Matt - Speed, precision, attitude and of course good songwriting! There's more to it but those are some important points to me.

Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
Matt
- Beautiful, fantastic! It separates the true from the fakes. No one in their right minds would spend all their time and money on trying to sell a couple hundred copies of a demo or an album around the world, But we all do it, and we love doing it. It's called passion. Without the DIY movement, we wouldn't have as much good music. Actually it would probably just be some fucking boring ass pop music, and music industry-created cash cows. I'm gonna stop thinking about this before I start puking.

Jonathan - I really believe the only passionate way to do music is with your heart. But sometimes hard times and trouble can get in the way. Why is it so important for you to be in a band and do you have any funny stories to tell?
Matt
- Well, I've wanted to be in a band for as long as I can remember, I've never wanted to do anything else more than that. Of course it's tough sometimes, it's expensive, you get into shitty situation, you're broke, but in the end... It's fucking worth it. I think the worst thing that happened with this band, was on our last summer tour, with our swedish friends Screamer. We didn't find a place to crash, our car broke down, we had to stay in the streets for the whole night without any sleep. The next day, we were finally gonna get some sleep, instead we get arrested by the cops for being drunk in a car. Soooo NO SLEEP AGAIN! You kind of feel like going back home and just say "FUCK IT" when that happens, but in the end, I'm so glad we didn't and kept going 'cause the rest of the tour was amazing.

Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Alcoholator?
Matt
- I don't know, Oli already had the name when I joined the band. But I see it as an alcohol carburator!

Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
Matt
- Nope.

Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
Matt
- I write what I like and this is the result, but of course we're influenced from everything we hear! My biggest influences would have to be Razor, Destruction, Exodus, Anthrax/S.O.D., Sacrifice and old Megadeth to name a few.

Jonathan - How long have you all known each other?
Matt
- 3 years, except our bass player, he's new. We have a hard time keeping bass players for some reason!

Jonathan - How did you meet?
Matt
- Oli's ex-girlfriend lived on the top floor from my house, so when we were drunk we would scream at each other for fun and one day I told Oli to come see my old band, we were doing a show with Cauldron, so he did, and then proceeded to harrass me for the next 2 months to join his band. He had pretty solid arguments such as "come to my place, I'll show you the songs and buy you beers"


Jonathan - When did you form your band?
Matt
- The band came to form in January 2010.

Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
Matt
- We all like thrash, and we all like partying, it just worked. We didn't really think any further than that!

Jonathan - Im sure some countries or crowds are more enthusiastic than others, do you have any particular anecdotes to tell us? Any funny moments? Disappointments?
Matt
- Halifax, in Nova Scotia has to be our favourite city! There's some real maniacs out there! A funny story that happened the first time we played there, the doorman wouldn't let our underage bass player in to play at all, so after alot of arguing, we had the bright idea to have him play in the parking lot, pass a cable through the back door, and plug him on stage while leaving the backdoor open so that he could hear himself. Keep in mind that was in January. So he did the whole show outside like that and people were going outside to rock out with him and give him change like a bum! The show must go on, right?

Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently?
Matt
- Almost all of our first album plus some covers. My personal favourite is The Chamber!

Jonathan - Do you ever play any covers?
Matt
- Yeah, so far we've covered some Razor, Holocaust, Exciter, Exodus, Tankard and Kreator! We're working on some more now. I think it's fun to play covers live and the fans like it.

Jonathan - Who writes your songs?
Matt
- Me and Oli write all the riffs. Phil helps out with the lyrics sometimes!

Jonathan - What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
Matt
- Drinking. hahaha. But we try to diversify the subjects a little bit with some more serious songs, about killings, and torture, and all that good stuff! Like The Chamber is about these crazy torture chambers they had in the USSR, and Abduction is about a serial killer, there's even a snippet from a Jeffrey Dahmer interview in the middle of the song!

Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
Matt
- Who knows? Probably! I usually write about what I experience or what I read and see on TV or on the internet. But there'll always be some drinking songs, we kind of have to with a name like this!

Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Matt
- The way it works, for me, is I improvise a bunch of riffs on my guitar and pick the best one, then I keep working around that idea and elaborate the song. Then I show the completed product to the guys and we jam it together. I usually have a pretty good idea of the basic drum beat and everything so it's a quick process. Then we add lyrics and solos on top and that's it. Sometimes one or the other has an idea to add a riff, and if it sounds good we add it and it can make the song so much better!

Jonathan - What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
Matt
- We rehearse twice a week on the same days. We've been having that schedule for a few years now, it keeps us in shape and ready to kill! It can become kind of boring when we don't have any new songs to practice, but we still do it, and sometimes, there's a very good spontaneous song that can come out of a jam like that!

Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Matt
- It has definitely evolved! The songs we have for our next album I feel are much more evolved and thought out, while retaining their energy. I think it's important for us to evolve a little bit so that we have something more to offer than just the same old fucking album year after year. We like to challenge ourselves with extremeley speedy riffs too! The fact that we know each other's playing so well really helps too!

Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Matt
- Our Alcoholism? hahahah. You can probably figure out that we haven't overcome it and don't plan to!
More seriously, the biggest challenge was probably losing our bass player Mamano. It was really weird to lose him because it was working so well, but there's really nothing else that could be done, so we moved on!

Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Matt
- I know it sounds cheesy but it couldn't be more true: Never give up, follow your dreams, and persevere. Things will happen! I've been wanting to do this since I was 5 years old, and I made it happen. I had some other bands before that broke up, but I never gave up and here we are now, so, it's worth the hard work.

Jonathan - For those who don’t know you, How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
Matt
- You can hear some samples from our first album on our official website www.alcoholator.net
You can also buy the CD in the merch section of our website. The album is also available on iTunes and on vinyl through our label High Roller Records or at one of our shows.

Jonathan - And the last question is all yours, you decide what to say here!
Matt
- Drink warm bitter beer, smoke hash, eat pussy, worship bacon and bang your fucking head off! Thanks for the interview, I hope to see y'all somewhere around the world soon! 

If any of you are fans of Thrash Metal and really want to support the Canadian underground scene, check out these guys and show them some respect!


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Carnival Slaughter (Slam / Technical Death from Casablanca, Morocco)



Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/CarnivalSlaughter

Biography :- We're Carnival Slaughter, a Slam/Technical Death Metal band from Casablanca!
We started this year when Aissam and Zakaria who played together in another band met up with Mehdi ,Haytam and Idriss decided to form a Slam band cause there is none in Morocco and after a while we started playing Technical Death Metal aswell!

Sharing the same influences we entered the studio to record our EP wich will come out next month. Eargasming guarranted!

As for our lyrics themes, we talk about gore, murder, rape, necrophilia. Yeah we're that fucked up.


Jonathan - What makes a good Death metal band?
Aissam - Good riffs , infernal drumming ,deep vocals, meaningful lyrics.. The real question is what makes us special! Brotherhood.
Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
Dani - We are very supportive to the DIY movement, cause if you want to get something done, you better get your ass up and work for it!
Jonathan - I really believe the only passionate way to do music is with your heart. But sometimes hard times and trouble can get in the way. Why is it so important for you to be in a band and do you have any funny stories to tell?
Aissam & Dani - That's true. And it is so important for us to be in a band cause we get to do what we love! Not for money nor fame, just for the hell of it! Cause we don't really feel comfortable unless we're jamming together and making sick shit!
Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Carnival Slaughter?
Aissam - To be honest, we don't even know! We were heading for rehearsals and thinking of a name for the band! Then Mehdi (i.e our drummer) came up with the name.. That's it.
Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
Dani - No, we sticked to this name.(Why?) Cause it's cool. *laughs*
Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
Dani - Concerning the lyrics we just bring our psychopart and start writing. We also have a lyrics writer.
Jonathan - How long have you all known each other?
Aissam - A year!
Jonathan - How did you meet?
Aissam - Me and Zakaria (i.e the guitar player) used to play with another band, and we met the others in ARTLESS.
Jonathan - When did you form your band?
Aissam - This last summer.


Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
Aissam - We share the same influences and cause there are no other Slam bands in Morocco.
Jonathan - Im sure some countries or crowds are more enthusiastic than others, do you have any particular anecdotes to tell us? Any funny moments? Disappointments?
Dani - Concerning the crowd, we have an "ok" amount of true metalheads and supportives! But we hope it'll get bigger with time, we just have to keep the flame alive. (Funny moments since we formed the band: Our first song 'I am nature's curse' was recorded in a coffee shop with only our guitars and a laptop!)
Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently?
Dani - Till now we have never been on stage, cause the metal scene in Morocco is facing huge challenges. We hope that we'll get to share our music live! And we're planning on doing some covers like Carnifex songs...
Jonathan - Who writes your songs?
Dani - These two questions have been already answered..
Jonathan - What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
Dani - Rape, Gore, Murder.. Told you we're sickos! *laughs*. We also talk about phylosophy.
Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
Dani - Hell no.
Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Dani - We work with lots of softwares and our instruments, that's just it!
Jonathan - What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
Aissam - We're all students. So when it comes to rehearsals we always set up a time when we're free then gather in Casablanca city!
Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Dani - Who the hell knows, it's up to the fans to decide if we evolved or not. We just do our thing man, music.
Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Dani - Not having where to record, attracting more crowd and convincing more than half the country that what we're doing has nothing to do with Satan WHOREshipping. We're still working on this.
Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Dani - Do it for music, and do it for the next generation! Challenges will only make you stronger. So don't bow in front of the wind just face it with a big FUCK YOU.
Jonathan - For those who don’t know you, How can fans-to-be gain access to your music? Do you have a website with sample songs or a demo CD?
Dani - Currently all of our music is free and on Youtube!
Jonathan - Do we anyone to thank for the support?
Dani - Hell yeah, we want to thank our buddy Eddie Pickard from the band Infant Annihilator. Anass El Baraka our lyrics writter. Rak Hiasat from MetalStorm. Metal Messiah radio DJ's! JorZine. Lead Hangar Fanzine. All the fans and brothers. You!! And ourselves! (We're cocky bastards).