Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Paroxysmal Butchering (Brutal Death Metal from North County, CA)

Biography :- Romanticizing rape, torture, and cannibalism since 2007, Paroxysmal Butchering consistently delivers slamming, guttural sickness, exemplifying the essence of Brutal Death Metal, while incorporating elements of Grindcore and Black Death into a full scale aural fist fuck of blasting perversity.

Churning out misanthropic disgust from the festering bowels of Southern California, Paroxysmal Butchering has worked hard to establish a loyal fan base, worldwide, and create music that is both ferocious and unyielding, yet memorable. As a band, Paroxysmal Butchering continues to assert itself as THE premier purveyor of ear drum punishing, genital obliterating brutality.

Jonathan - What makes a good Death Metal band?
- I can’t speak for everyone in the band, but for me, an actual knowledge of DM is up there with gutturals and blast beats. Having a background in it, listening to it, and enjoying it – the music sounds so much more organic and complete than the stuff you hear from musicians who play it just because it’s extreme, or it’s the thing to do right now.
Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
- PB exists because of it. I made all of the early stuff in my room, and Josh recorded me, mixed and mastered it in his room. When Josh, Nacho, (and later on) Floyd joined in 2011, we recorded Nachos drums at a studio, and did everything else in Joshes room. 
Having 100% control over your sound is pretty great. 
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?
I absolutely agree. Even though we don’t play emotional music or anything like that, having passion for what you do is crucial. Other than the occasional non-existent crowd, we don’t really encounter many hard times, as a band. 
We all just enjoy Death Metal, listening to it, and playing it, especially. 
We have more stories of us just dicking around and being idiots, than we do serious stories. Cool or interesting shit is generally overlooked, because we’re too busy talking about weird porn, and diarrhea.

Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Paroxysmal Butchering?
- I like serial killers, in particular, those who murder on impulse. Paroxysmal just means a sudden or violent outburst, so a sudden, violent butchering.
Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
- Oh yeah. Haha. The band was started as a joke, by me and an old friend. We didn’t have a name, so we took a phrase from ATHF; the Mooninites Err said something that sounded like “Destrucionado” on an episode, so that was the name for a while. Once it became an actual band, though, the name was changed to PB.
Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
- There are bands that I am a huge fan of, and would like to say influenced my part in the music, but you don’t hear much of the sound, when you listen to us. I generally write what I would like to hear, since a lot of my influences are not Death Metal, Josh idolizes Disgorge(US), and really likes Devourment and Gorgasm. And Black Metal. Nacho really likes Gorgasm, as well, and Floyd’s tastes are pretty eclectic. I’m by no means speaking for them; that’s just what I observe. 
Jonathan - How long have you all known each other? 
- Josh and Nacho I met because I am friends with their old singer, Jose Loza (Senseless Dementia). They all go way back. Jose recorded a lot of the original Destrucionado shit for me, way back around 2007, but after I moved down to San Diego County, he sent me to his guitarist, Josh, to record. That was around 2010/2011. 
Floyd and I played a show, some time ago, when I was jamming with another local band, Lord of War, and he was still performing with his band, Acrid Memory. After Josh, Nacho, and I were jamming and playing shows for about 6 months, Floyd wrote to me on Facebook and offered his talents on bass, he came over to jam, it fit, that was back in November, 2011, and that leads us to now.
Jonathan - When did you form your band? 
- It was started in March of 2007, originally.

Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
- Josh and Nacho were playing Black Death Metal at the time, with Senseless Dementia, and Josh had wanted to play Brutal Death. When he started listening to PB, he suggested that if I ever wanted to start playing live shows, (since it was just a solo project, at the time), he and Nacho would do it. 
Nacho got a crash course in BDM, and now seems to really like a lot of it, and same goes for Floyd. He was used to playing and listening to far more technical stuff, so this whole sub-genre was a new experience for him. I believe Floyd said he was looking to get more in to bass at the time, as he was originally a guitarist, and everything just aligned.
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?
- Compton, CA. is full of crazy, violent mother fuckers. I love that place. They love Death Metal, and they let the bands know; it’s a great environment to play in. That whole show was a funny moment. 
As far as disappointments go, playing to Thrash fans usually sucks, because they’re Thrash fans. We don’t shred, and that really ruffles their feathers.
Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently?
- Cadaveric Disgorgement and Anally Siphoned Innards, as well as Ingurgitating Putrescence. We’ve performed those at every show we’ve ever played.
Jonathan - Do you ever play any covers? 
- No, but if we did, it would probably be a non-Death Metal song, and likely something idiotic.
Jonathan - Who writes your songs? 
- Supreme Revulsion was me, with the exception of the bass lines and the tracks Chemically Castrated and Retching on Virulent Rectal Exudation. Those two were me and Josh. 
We’re all writing tracks for the new stuff.
Jonathan - What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? 
- We stay gore and murder related, lyrically, as that what Death Metal lyrics are supposed to be about. Haha.
Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
- They already are, but in such a way that the themes will stay the same, even though I’m incorporating broader ideas in to them.
Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
- My approach is pretty straight forward. I’ll get an idea, start playing it, make it heavier, make sure I don’t hate any part of it, polish it up, tab it out on GP5, add drums, and send it off to everyone, and whatever they want to add, they do, or they don’t. Josh and I are usually on the same page, writing wise; we can come up with entire songs any time we sit down and jam.
Jonathan- What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
- We do our best to get together at least once a week, and go over the set list. The day depends on when everyone is free, and when we have more free time, as a band, we tend to jam more. Summer 2011, we were practicing 3-4 times a week; it was fucking great. 
Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
- It’s becoming more brutal.
Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
- The only challenge (if you even want to call it that) that we face is getting our stuff out to people. We do, but who doesn’t want a bigger audience to listen to their work?
Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Just start making your own music. If you get a band going, and people join, great, if not, oh well. Don’t stress it; music is supposed to be a good time.

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?
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Jonathan - And the last question is all yours, you decide what to say here!
- I’ll start by saying thanks to you, man, this has been fun. Very good interview. 
And to anyone reading this - if you like PB, you know metal heads talk about bands and shit, mention us. 

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