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".

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