Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mallika Sundaramurthy of Abnormality & Parasitic Extirpation


Official Abnormality Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/AbnormalityOfficial
Official Parasitic Extirpation Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/parasiticextirpationband

Hello Mallika this is Vishal from EUMSN (a small group that are really into Extreme Metal from Nepal - http://www.facebook.com/EUMSN) !!

I hope i am not bothering you and also, with due respect to your music I want to ask you few questions for Extreme Underground Metal Society Of Nepal & Thanks for taking out some precious time for EUMSN.


Mallika - My pleasure, thanks Vishal for wanting to interview me.


Vishal - What are you doing nowadays?
Mallika - Just keeping really busy with the bands and freelance artwork.

Vishal - Can i get the story of your band and biography? What is the meaning of Abnormality exactly means to the band?
Mallika
- The name “Abnormality” is pretty self explanatory, something that is outside the norm. We strive to make quality extreme music, without worrying about conforming to certain boundaries or styles. The band was formed in late 2005, and consists of five members; myself, Jay Blaisdell, Jeremy Henry, and Ben Durgin. We have 3 releases out, including our most recent full length CD, “Contaminating the Hive Mind.”

Vishal - What are the lyrical themes you use in your song?gore, horror, politics, anti religion etc..
Mallika
- We have lyrics about many subjects, mostly political, some personal stories, some anti-religion, and some gore but not many. We write about whatever is inspiring us at the time.

Vishal - How it feels to be in a Underground band esp. when your are a female in male dominant scene? And for how many years you are in this scene?
Mallika
- I joined my first death metal band ten years ago. I have been with Abnormality for over 7 years, and my new band Parasitic Extirpation since late 2011. I’m having a fine time as a female in the scene. I’m just enjoying myself like one of the guys.

Vishal - Which are the bands that have influenced your band most?
Mallilka
- I would have to say bands like Cryptopsy, Origin, Hate Eternal, Suffocation, Morbid Angel, Deeds of Flesh have influenced us the most.

Vishal - What are the future plans of Abnormality? any tours, releases, recordings etc.
Mallika
- We released our last album in 2012. We are currently writing new songs for a future release. We are aiming to tour Europe next sometime this year.

Vishal - What is your opinion on sites posting Underground Materials?
Mallika
- I’m not quite sure I understand your question. Metal blogs that post news and reviews are cool and helpful to the scene. Sites that give away bands’ songs are not cool.


Vishal - How do you feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres..
Mallika
- I think some classifications are necessary to help listeners find bands they will like more easily. But I think some people get carried away with creating new subgenres.

Vishal - In general term metal isn't appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this?
Mallika
- I’m fine with the majority of metal staying in the underground. It’s extreme and often offensive, not for the mainstream listeners. That’s why it’s underground music!

Vishal - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off the band hard work and illegally downloads their music?
Mallika
- Stop! Haha. This is a difficult subject. I know illegal downloads are inevitable, and I know some people can’t afford legal downloads. Those people don’t realize we are also poor and and how much money we spend on the band. As long as they support us in other ways, like going to a show and/or buying a shirt, I can’t complain. At the same time, there are better ways to listen to the music free and still help the band, like Spotify and Youtube. Hopefully if people can't afford to pay, they will choose those methods instead.

Vishal - Beside Abnormality do you have any other projects too?
Mallika
- I am also vocalist of Parasitic Extirpation.

Vishal - Is it hard surviving in underground Scene?
Mallika
- It is indeed difficult. They only way to survive is by getting income from other sources, day jobs. We love to make the music, so we do what we need to do to continue.

Vishal - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?
Mallika
- Certain types of metal can go mainstream, and some can only be underground. There’s a place for both.

Vishal - What is your opinion on the current state of underground metal?
Mallika
- I think the underground scene here in the US is strong. There are a lot of great bands and supportive people keeping it going.


Vishal - Which is the album you want to take to your grave?
Mallika
- Only one? Hmmm. Suffocation- Pierced from Within.

Vishal - Can you recommend us some good bands from your country for our readers?
Mallika
- Yes of course. There are so many good death metal bands from the US!!! For starters: Malignancy, Gorgasm, Disgorge, Dehumanized, Bloodsoaked, Guttural Secrete, Incinerate, Coathanger Abortion, Animals Killing People, Goemagot, Sapremia, Abdicate, Habitual Defilement, Expurgate, and from my hometown of Boston: Revocation, Sexcrement, Dysentery, Hivesmasher, Scalpel, Scaphism, Soul Remnants... There’s so many more, it’s impossible to list them all!

Vishal - Support Underground Metal, how much you agree on this quote?
Mallika
- I agree 110%! The underground metal scene would not survive without the support of bands and fans.

Vishal - Where do our readers can buy and listen Abnormality music and any other merchandise?
Mallika
-
http://abnormality.bigcartel.com/ for Shirts, CD’s, and other merch
iTunes, Amazon, http://abnormality.bandcamp.com/, CD Baby, etc. for digital downloads
Follow us at https://www.facebook.com/AbnormalityOfficial &
http://www.reverbnation.com/abnormality

Vishal - Do you remember your first show with Abnormality, How was it and how did the crowd reacted to your first show?
Mallika
- Our first show was at our drummer’s house party back in 2006, with Dehumanized, Sexcrement, and Soul Remnants. It was a fun and crazy time.

Vishal - Metal Fans from Nepal doesn't have a proper way to reach your records and any other such bands, Is there an easy way so we can also get the hold of cds, shirts etc.
Mallika
- Yes, we ship worldwide at http://abnormality.bigcartel.com/



Vishal - Do you have any plans to come to Nepal in coming days?
Mallika
- No plans right now, but we would love to come there as soon as we are able.

Vishal - What do you hate in Underground Metal?like, anything..
Mallika
- I can’t think of anything I hate. I love the underground.

Vishal - Your dream metal fest line up.
Mallika
- Hmmm... Suffocation, Immolation, Deeds of Flesh, Cryptopsy (with Lord Worm), Origin, Malignancy, Monstrosity, Vader, Gorgust, Wormed, Defeated Sanity, Disgorge (US), Cephalic Carnage, Derketa, Napalm Death, Incantation, Funerus, Vile, Decapitated, Hate Eternal, Nile, Krisiun, Devourment.

Vishal - Quick top 5 albums we must have in our collection.
Mallika
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Immolation- Close to a World Below
Suffocation- Effigy of the Forgotten
Morbid Angel- Altars of Madness
Disgorge - She Lay Gutted
Gorgasm- Masticate to Dominate

Vishal - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Mallika
- That’s all, support the underground! Cheers!


Friday, January 25, 2013

Formless Terror (Brutal Death Metal from Skopje, Macedonia)


Official Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Formless-Terror/187702914113

Biography :- The band was formed in 2006 and through some line up changes it's aim was to play brutal death metal with technical touches, influenced mostly by the American death metal scene. There are a lot of gigs and festival performances behind Formless Terror, sharing the stage with bands like Vital Remains, Krisiun, Malevolent Creation and many others!! Three official releases so far, a promo CD which contains three songs, a split cd called "Supreme Brutal Legions 3" and their first full lenght "Sovereign Chaos Authority" which is out now on Sevared Records!!!!!


Vishal - What are you doing nowadays?Slobodan -  Thank you also for the opportunity to present Formless Terror to all the readers. Right now we’re just in the process of finishing the material for the second album and planning a tour, so we’ll see how that goes.

Vishal - Can i get the story of your band and biography? What is the meaning of Formless Terror exactly means to the band?

Slobodan - The band started off around 2006, bunch of dudes obsessed with extreme music decided to create some of their own material, at that time inspired mostly by the American death metal scene. Lot of gigs, festival performances and three official releases so far, a promo CD of three songs, split called “Supreme Brutal Legions 3” and full length “Sovereign Chaos Authority” released through Sevared Records. About the name of the band, we wanted to represent some kind of a symbol of an unstoppable force of dark and brutal supremacy. The fear that is induced by a formless threat is much greater than the one caused by something that you can actually see and touch.

Vishal - What are the lyrical themes you use in your song?gore, horror, politics, anti religion etc..

Slobodan - Our vocalist Zoran can give the best answer for this, cause he’s behind the lyrics. I can only say that the main theme is hate towards Christianity as a global blindness of the masses, killing every free thought and feelings.

Vishal - How it feels to be in a Underground band? And for how many years you are in this scene?

Slobodan - I’ve been in the scene for about 15 years now. Started with another band called Embryotomy, later on formed Formless Terror. All I can say is that a big part of my life I devoted to the underground scene, the passion for making music, putting out shows not just for your band, but helping others as well , support is the key word in the Underground.

Vishal - Which are the bands that have influenced your band most?

Slobodan - The list is endless. Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Disgorge, Disavowed, Beheaded, Dying Fetus, Decrepit Birth, Krisiun, Nile, Origin, Gorgasm and many more….

Vishal - What are the future plans of Formless Terror? any tours, releases, recordings etc.

Slobodan - Yes, as I said at the beginning the writing of the new material is at end, so hopefully we’ll start recording this year. Also we’re planning one more mini tour for support of our debut album Sovereign Chaos Authority.

Vishal - What is your opinion on sites posting Underground Materials?

Slobodan - I know the mainstream is bitchin’ a lot about them, but for me it’s free promotion and more support for underground bands world wide from diehard fans. It’s really amazing just to see that someone is dedicated enough to spread the name of a band and later on if you dig the stuff, buy the merch, cause at the end that’s the real support.


Vishal - How do you feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres..
Slobodan -  Classifications went wild in the last couple of years, not that it bothers me much, but if you had 10 or 15 years ago 5 or 6 subgenres, today it’s like 100. I don’t know how do they come up with them , but sometimes the whole thing looks like a joke.

Vishal - In general term metal isn't appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this?

Slobodan - It’s still a shocking theme to most of the people, but that’s the good part of it, cause a metal fan doesn’t like to be like everybody else. A metal fan is dedicated and passionate about the music and the lifestyle of the culture. For example, just compare a concert of Lady Gaga and Cannibal Corpse, I can tell you that 50% of the people at the Gaga concert just wandered in cause they heard about her on the TV, but on the other hand at a CC concert you don’t have shit like that. Nobody just comes along to a see a band with a name like Cannibal Corpse hahah, the majority of the people who bought the ticket are all diehard fans. That’s the difference between the everyday stereotype bullshit society and the metal culture.

Vishal - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off the band hard work and illegally downloads their music?
Slobodan - Unfortunately a lot of people don’t collect albums like in the past, the free downloading killed the passion for it. It’s ok if you want to check out the band’s sound and everything, but as I said before if you like the album, the real support is to buy it, cause that’s helping the band to do more shows and create more music.

Vishal - Beside Formless Terror do you have any other projects you have? If then, Can you tell us about those projects in few words?
Slobodan - I’m also in another band called Embryotomy, but we’re on pause for a long time now. Nothing happening much.

Vishal - Is it hard surviving in underground Scene?
Slobodan - Damn hard, but when you find something that you love doing, that gives you fulfillment and drives you not to give up easily, the result at the end can be almost an unforgettable experience.

Vishal - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?

Slobodan - It can’t go mainstream, cause it’s not an easy going, the kind of sticks in your head upon the first listen type of music. You have millions of people who grew up listening to Backstreet Boys and Ace of Base, try explaining them about death metal or thrash metal, they’ll just get confused and immediately think about satan, drugs and other stereotypical bullshit. That’s why you can’t get metal like pop or hip hop 24/7 on popular radio stations and tv channels.

Vishal - What is your opinion on the current state of underground metal?
Slobodan - It’s getting bigger everyday, you’ve got an ocean of bands worldwide, but unfortunately the turn out at shows is not that great as in the past. You have to struggle for this like crazy.

Vishal - Which is the album you want to take to your grave?

Slobodan - Slayer – Reign in blood.


Vishal - Can you recommend us some good bands from your country for our readers?
Slobodan - I’ll only recommend active bands so check out Nihilist, Demency, Skullcrush, Furion, Last Act Of Defiance, Smut, Hardfaced…..

Vishal - Support Underground Metal, how much you agree on this quote?

Slobodan - 100%

Vishal - Where do our readers can buy and listen Formless Terror and any other merchandise?
Slobodan - You can check us out on youtube and our facebook page for updates. Our debut album is available at the online Sevared Records catalog or you can buy it directly from the band via formlessterror@yahoo.com or facebook message.

Vishal - Do you remember your first show with Formless Terror, How was it and how did the crowd reacted to your first show?
Slobodan - Yeah I remember it pretty well, we only had like 5 or 6 songs our material and couple of covers. The show was cool, we played with a bunch of local bands to our surprise there were a lot of people at the club.

Vishal - Metal Fans from Nepal doesn't have a proper way to reach your records and any other such bands, Is there an easy way so we can also get the hold of cds, shirts etc.

Slobodan - Sevared Records is shipping worldwide, so I don’t think it would be a problem to get hold of the album.


Vishal - Do you have any plans to come to Nepal in coming days?
Slobodan - We would gladly play a show anywhere in the world.

Vishal - What do you hate in Underground Metal?like, anything..
Slobodan - All I can think of right now is rip offs. I’ve seen too many bands fucked up by scumbags like these. Also egotistical stuck ups, especially musicians who think they are rock stars, but in fact they are shit.

Vishal - Your dream metal fest line up.

Slobodan - Deicide, Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Krisiun, Dying Fetus……headliner Slayer. Saw every band live already, but if you put these guys in one night, I’ll be probably dead at the end of the show.

Vishal - Quick top 5 albums we must have in our collection.

Slobodan - Krisiun – Conquerors of Armageddon, Deicide – Once Upon The Cross, Cannibal Corpse – Vile, Nile – Black Seeds Of Vengeance, Severe Torture – Feasting On Blood.

Vishal - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Slobodan - A big hail goes out to you guys for supporting death metal and giving us a chance to spread our word in your page. Stay brutal.


Sabien DeMonia (Underground Model & Performer from London, UK)



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


Exclusive Interview with Sabien Demonia, a model and a performer from London, UK. One of Ultravixens and Suicide Girls. In her words, she is an experienced Alternative model originally form Coventry. She have work on stage Pandora Deluxe Latex, Trash, Black Sheep Latex,Dayne Henderson , Charles of London, Club AntiChrist and many more. 

Vishal - What are you doing nowadays?
Sabien
- Constant working. Every spare moment between sessions, I get round on searching for the next casting calls, new contacts, fixing next sessions, publications, and as you can see on answering questions in interviews.

Vishal - Can I get the story of your work?
Sabien
- It's quite short and simple story. I always liked art, and modeling appeared in my life by complete accident. I took some pictures just for fun. Few people involved in photography saw them and I received another photo shoot proposal. First, it was only a hobby but opinions of my family and the increasing successes resulted that I’ve made decision to deal with this full time.

Vishal - Have you ever done a modeling for any Underground Bands and their music?
Sabien
- Not yet but I’d love to. I'm negotiating details for my first video for Norwegian metal band and I hope that soon I will be able to show effects of this cooperation.

Vishal - How it feels to be in a Modeling Field?
Sabien
- Amazing! Like a fish in water. I can’t even function without my job because it is my passion and love. I’m fulfilling myself by creating additional photos and getting know other creative people

Vishal - Which made you to choose a Modeling Field?
Sabien
- As I have previously mentioned it was an accident. Since I was little girl I was attracted to a wide-ranging art, and because I have in me large doze exhibitionism, I choose modeling

Vishal - What are your future plans?
Sabien
- I have few goals. I slowly begin to plan U.S tour. I would like to expand my performance of the stage show. I also plan several publications and cover pages ... but everything in its right time. Current info about my future plans can be found on my website on Facebook.


Vishal - What is your opinion on the current state of Modeling?
Sabien
- I think that is far too many girls repeating exactly the same poses, canons and ideas as their more experienced colleagues. Also, this world is full of people working voluntarily for free which makes it harder to earn as professionals.

Vishal - Can you recommend us those names that really inspired you?
Sabien
- Miss Mosh inspired me from the very beginning of my adventure with modeling, especially her charisma and originality of poses. I also adore Ellegy Elem, Chirstian Saint and Alvadoro,

Vishal - Are you satisfied with your work?
Sabien
- Oh yes! Especially from the last few months. I am very excited about the upcoming collaborations and publications.

Vishal - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who wants to come into a field of Modeling?
Sabien
- To be careful, meticulously check who they collaborate with, always sign appropriate agreements and were consistent in their actions because otherwise won’t go further in modeling.

Vishal - Beside Modelling what else you do?
Sabien
- At the moment this is my main occupation. I do not have much time anyway. 


Vishal - Is it hard surviving in Modeling Scene?
Sabien
- Yes, very much so. Competition is huge, new faces are keep coming, you need to keep up pace to do new things regularly and to expand the portfolio. You need to appear everywhere I still expand your skills.

Vishal - What kind of music you listen?
Sabien
- Metal music. I am a big fan of black metal. I love Behemoth, Marduk, Morgul. I was once very strict at picking right music. Currently, I have become more open to other types of music and I listen to many different genders. I choose music to my mood not to the genre.

Vishal - In near future, if any band approaches to you for a Metal Video or any kind of Merchandise shot, how are you going to approve this?
Sabien
- With pleasure! I would love to be able to work with musicians that have always been one of my goals. From youngster I dreamed to be one of the chicks that appear on music videos such as Behemoth and Satyricon ... I'm extremely fascinated by the music video of Satyricon’s Mother North. So I hope this interview will bring up some sort of collaboration with bands.

Vishal - Quick five albums we must have in our collection.
Sabien
- “Fuck me Jesus” Marduk, Behemot “Evangelia Heretika “( to dvd ale I tak must have ) Morgul “Sketch Of Supposed Murderer”, Satyricon “Nemesis Divina”, Immortal “Sons of Northern Darkness”

Vishal - What do you hate most in this field?
Sabien
- Limited access to music and intolerance. In some regions of Poland, where I come from, where black metal scene is quite big, it is really not an unusual thing. 


Vishal - Is social networking useful for your profession?
Sabien
- Facebook, of course. Recently I’ve started using tumblr. I also use professional networking sites such as Model Meyhem, Purestorm and Purple port

Vishal - Can you tell us about your first work experience?
Sabien
- I was less than 14 years old when my aunt's friend, photographer studying in Berlin asked me to pose him to several exams. I do not know if this can be called a work experience because it was just fun and I have not even suspected this will ever become something more.

Vishal - Something about you, that peoples doesn’t know.
Sabien
- People don’t know many things about me: p And I think it should stay that way, for their own good.

Vishal - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Sabien
- If anyone would like to know something more, I’m more than happy to reply for all emails and messages from fans on Facebook. I'll see you somewhere on the road at one of the festivals, which I plan to attend a lot in next season. SLAYER KURWA \ .. /


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gutfucked (Brutal Death Metal from Crestview, FL)


Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gutfucked/179445378750675?ref=ts&fref=ts

Hello Anthony this is Vishal from EUMSN (a small group that are really into Extreme Metal from Nepal -http://www.facebook.com/EUMSN) !!

I hope i am not bothering you and also, with due respect to your music I want to ask you few questions for Extreme Underground Metal Society Of Nepal & Thanks for taking out some precious time for EUMSN.

Anthony: Hello Vishal, you are not bothering us at all, we appreciate you taking the time to axe us some questions. I have included our drummer Nate Flores in the interview so he can throw in his perspective as well! Josh Smith(Vocals) and Josh Cuchens(Guitar) are the other two members whom are not here at the moment and I am the guitarist as well.

Nate: Well this being my first interview I am quite excited, kinda fan-girling over here.


Vishal - What are you doing nowadays?
Anthony
: We are actually in the process of releasing our debut album called "Fucked To Death" coming out in February on Ossuary Industries. We recently posted up our pre-orders. Its really awesome how people are responding so far!

Nate: I've mostly been working as much as I can, so I can afford beefing up my kit for our upcoming tour in September.

Vishal - Can i get the story of your band and biography? What is the meaning of Gutfucked exactly means to the band?
Anthony
: Well we actually started playing grind music.

Nate: A lot of it is mostly just from us hanging out and bullshitting, while we do want it to be serious when it comes to the music, we all have a sense of humor.

Anthony: Yea we played 3 or 4 shows and there was such am awkward response. We didn't play for a few months and then decided we would actually start it as a real band and play the music we wanted to play which was death metal and slams. We have never really had a bass player hahaha. As far as our name goes, it was more of a joke, we came up with a list of ridiculous names and picked Gutfucked. We thought it was humorous but still mean sounding. After we changed styles we decided we still like the name and kept it. People ask us about the name all the time and make comments like "You'll never get famous with that name" and we are like "Well...yea" .

Vishal - What are the lyrical themes you use in your song?gore, horror, politics, anti religion etc..
Anthony
: Our lyrics are mostly about mutilating women, seeing through the eyes of a killer, not justifying murder with more murder. I mainly write the lyrics but Josh(Vocals) wrote most of "Too Sick To Suck It" and Nate wrote "Crushed At The Imperial Hand".

Nate: Well, we all like gore, tits, Star Wars, and tits. So those are essentially the guidelines to most of the tracks. It was pretty killer getting to write lyrics to a track, so I immediately called the Star Wars song ha.

Anthony: We look at our lyrics as different horror stories, we don't take the themes to seriously. We aren't one of those bands that burns down churches or fucks bodies. Its all in fun.


Vishal - How it feels to be in a Underground band? And for how many years you are in this scene?
Anthony
: I have been in the scene since I was like 13 years old hahaha, as far as Gutfucked goes, we have only been together for a little over a year and a half. I started out doing vocals in all kinds of different bands but picked up guitar when I was 19. I love being part of an underground scene, when we play with pretty popular bands its cool when they come up to us and say...."you guys are fucking heavy", whether they dig death metal or not it still feels pretty awesome.

Nate: I've wanted to be in a band since I was 14, so the fact that I could jam with some guys at all was awesome. The fact that this band is starting to get more attention whilst being brutal and still be that 14 year old kid at heart, having a blast every show, its just a really exceptional feeling.

Vishal - Which are the bands that have influenced your band most?
Anthony
: Hahaha this is always a hard question to answer, I honestly have such a wide variety of music I am influenced by. All of us actually. Not one person in this bands solely likes just death metal. I like bands like Abominable Putridity, Dying Fetus, Pathology, Vomit the Soul, Pighead, Devourment, Cannibal Corpse, all the way to bands like Mr. Bungle, Between The Buried and Me, King Diamond and shit like that. I also dig a lot of weird shit. Oh and James Blunt.

Nate:Yeah, ill only probably list a couple so the entire interview isn't me fan-girling over every band I masturbated to. I definitely was influenced early on by Derek Roddy when he was with Hate Eternal and Nile, he was the main reason I wanted to start blasting in the first place, but aside from that a lot of Decrepit Birth and Decapitated, Suffocation was massive as far as guitar technique and just disgusting drumming all together.

Vishal - What are the future plans of Gutfucked? any tours, releases, recordings etc.
Anthony
: As I was talking about earlier, we have our debut album "Fucked to Death" coming out early February on Ossuary Industries (Insert self marketing gimmick here), Pre-Orders are now up! Hahaha we also have a couple fests lined up. We are playing Las Vegas Death Fest 5 this year with Defeated Sanity and Devourment, we are co-headlining day one of Gut Fest 5 as well!

Nate: I'm super stoked for all the festivals we have lined up, its going to be the tits. Also we have a tour in the works for September later this year with Odiousembowel, Relics of Humanity, Esophagus, and Raped by Pigs!! I had to put exclamation marks, i want people to truly under stand how excited we are.

Anthony: As far as releases go we are writing material for a second album already and have the concepts drawn up in our heads, we hope to start recording that around July or August. We want to finish writing the tracks and get it perfect before going to a studio. There is also talk of doing a "Christmas special" or a "Star Wars" 4 track EP hahaha not 100 % sure just yet on that though haha!

Vishal - What is your opinion on sites posting Underground Materials?
Anthony
: I think its awesome that there are people dedicated enough to brutal music that they start webpages and metal news pages. Its just gnarly to me knowing there are bands getting promotion solely from die-hard fans. Its crazy.

Nate:
I will always support anything that truly spreads the word of any hardworking underground band.

Vishal - How do you feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres..
Anthony:
I think its cool in one way but shitty in another. Its cool that you can just easily find bands with similar styles now but on the flip side of the turd covered coin is the people that get some weird pleasure out of bashing bands of these sub-genres. Ok I get it if you don't like a band, but why hate on it if it is making someone else happy? Metal is good as a whole, why pick it apart because its split up into categories that may have some aspects that you can't get into?

Nate:
I think to a degree its necessary, the full spectrum of metal is astronomical. However much I may not like hearing every trivial aspect of a certain band to be taken mores seriously than the band as a whole, I do believe some clarification is expected.

Vishal - In general term metal isn't appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this?
Anthony
: I am glad to a certain degree that it isn't well accepted, would it have the same passion and pure adrenaline it gives you if every other guy on the street liked it? I don't think so. I like that its underground, it shows who the real fans are.

Nate: Its nothing that wasn't expected, we talk about gore, rape, evisceration and tits. Naturally you're not going to have a fortune 500 company backing this, but at the same time that's what makes it sacred to those who enjoy it.

Vishal - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off the band hard work and illegally downloads their music?
Anthony
: Eh, well this is another one of those tough ones for me. Its a mixed feeling, its like "Fuck yea dude I am glad you really like our music" but in the other hand its like " ...ya coulda paid for it". I am also understanding of people that don't make much money and can't afford it. In those cases its like "Well fuck dude...here just take one". Its not that everyone in the industry is stingy dicks wanting to make a buck. We do this out of passion but at the same time we can't drive to the other side of the country off of facebook likes or the amount of plays our album has. Its a very confusing feeling because you want everyone to enjoy your album and sometimes that comes at a cost... to both fans and the band. Overall I would say please buy it, it does help out but if you can't...well thanks for digging us, I hope you buy a shirt lol.

Nate: No matter how much I may want things to change, I'm not going to cry over something I cannot change.

Anthony: Exactly, we more so just accept it and hope more people get into us.


Vishal - Beside Gutfucked do you have any other projects you have? If then, Can you tell us about those projects in few words?
Anthony
: Hahahaha yea a few.. I also do vocals for another metal band, its not BDM or anything but it has elements from different styles, that band is called Your Last Memory, I am going to be doing vocals for the death metal band called Viscera in the next month. Also, Exophagy with Nate.

Nate: I actually play guitar for a band Exophagy with Tony. I'm hoping to meet some brutal people through Gutfucked and hopefully line up some other side projects.

Vishal - Is it hard surviving in underground Scene?
Anthony:
Where we live it is for sure. There isn't a very big metal scene here. There definitely isn't a death metal scene hahaha. Its been really hard for the most part but we still get on shows....its just a really mixed show. Luckily we have had the opportunity to tour and establish a fanbase in other places. We couldn't be more happy to have the fans that we do have though!

Nate: However difficult it may be for us, we are pretty upbeat dudes, who make a disgusting amount of jokes. Yeah it sucks playing brutal death metal to a crowd who doesn't necessarily find blast beats as glorious as we do, but shows are too fun to just stop all together.

Vishal - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?
Anthony
: It has to stay underground, it just wouldn't be the same if you saw Suffocation play the VMA's. I think it would be cool if it was bigger but I think if it ever went Lady Gaga status it would just be a joke at that point.

Nate: First things first...I would totally watch those VMA's, but even if metal somehow burst into the mainstream the music would still be the same. If Insidious Decrepancy was on TLR Befouling the Adoration of Christ would still be a crushing tune, no matter if 6 people heard it or 6 million, the track will still kill.

Anthony: Well Nate, you kiss boys.

Nate: But only at the VMA's watching Suffocation.

Vishal - What is your opinion on the current state of underground metal?
Anthony
: In our area it sucks lol but overall and over the internet its really fucking cool how close the death metal community is. Yea there are a lot of elitist pricks out there ruining peoples day but fuck em'.. I like how together it is.

Nate: I think its doing quite well, there are plenty of killer shows, festivals and tours happening. Coupled with all the amazing bands starting upping the standard for a ridiculously amazing album, I think its going to drive everything to continually get better.

(Gutfucked now pauses to load another bowl)


Vishal - Which is the album you want to take to your grave?
Anthony
: (Exhales smoke) Barbera Streisand Greatest Hits Volume 2 or Between The Buried and Me's untitled album(the first one) or Gorerotted's Only Tools and Corpses.

Nate: Not pulling any punches with the questions huh haha, I'd say Inveracity's "Circle of Perversion"

Vishal - Can you recommend us some good bands from your country for our readers?
Anthony
: Swine Overlord, Necrosectomy, Devourment, Pathology, Disgorge, Short Bus Pileup, Visceral Disgorge, and Abnormality.

Nate: Cerebral Incubation, Disgorge, Inanimate Existence, Dying Fetus, and Decrepit Birth

Vishal - Support Underground Metal, how much you agree on this quote?
Anthony:
To infinite and beyond... but for real 100 %. Its the support that keeps the metal alive!

Nate: Well I'm glad you asked Vishal. To infinite and beyo.....oh...fuck. A lot.

Vishal - Where do our readers can buy and listen Gutfucked and any other merchandise?
Anthony
: You can check out a few songs we have up on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gutfucked/179445378750675?sk=app_2405167945) or our Youtube videos(https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8jxjM3rz3yE ....and.....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCQhi5dSUkI&feature=youtu.be ). We also have the album "Fucked To Death up for preorder (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gutfucked/179445378750675?sk=app_150765388410200). We also have an online store to pick up a shirt for your loved ones!(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gutfucked/179445378750675?sk=app_315192695247534)

Nate:

Yeah its totally a big deal, you should tell your friends, and have your friends tell their friends, and at the end of the day there will be a whooole bunch of friends knowing.

Vishal - Do you remember your first show with Gutfucked, How was it and how did the crowd reacted to your first show?
Anthony
: Hahahaha our first show was the worst... there were like 5 people and you can tell they all wanted to be somewhere else hahahaha. This was back when we were playing grind. Fun show just for the faces hahahaha!

Nate: Haha yeah I remember no one knew what blast beats where, great show, no people all laughs, it was beautiful.

Anthony: Yea we played our whole set too. It was like looking at a rape victim during the rape.

Vishal - Metal Fans from Nepal doesn't have a proper way to reach your records and any other such bands, Is there an easy way so we can also get the hold of cds, shirts etc.
Anthony
: I know our record label Ossuary Industries shipped worldwide. Their webstore is located here. (http://www.ossuaryindustries.bigcartel.com/)

Vishal - Do you have any plans to come to Nepal in coming days?
Anthony:
Nothing planned yet but we are hoping our future has playing around the world, including Nepal, in it!

Vishal - What do you hate in Underground Metal?like, anything..
Anthony:
Elitist douchebags, know it alls, and stuck ups. Not getting free bar tabs hahaha.

Nate: I'd also have to say the elitists, its no good if you can jam the shit out of Severed Savior but not 80's pop. A lack of exposed female tits in metal.

Vishal - Your dream metal fest line up.
Anthony:
All of the bands we listen to in a 2 week festival that we get to watch....playing would be cool but watching every band we like is better. Also the concession stand only sells Taco Bell and its free for me because I won the quarter game.

Nate: Probably every band from Unique leader, Comatose, Ossuary Industries, and Sevared Records on the same fest, also 2 weeks, only this time it would be in the fall, because it would feel oh so nice. Also booze, weed and tit dispensaries.

Vishal - Quick top 5 albums we must have in our collection.
Nate:
Insidious Decrepancy - Extirpating Omniscient Certitude. Decapitated - Nihility, Deeds of Flesh - Of Whats to Come. Decrepit Birth - ...And Time Begins. Abominable Putridity - Anomalies of Artificial Origin.

Anthony: A second copy of Deeds of Flesh - Of Whats to come, in case your first one gets a scratch. A copy of Gorerotted - Only Tools and Corpses. A copy of Dying Fetus - Descend into Depravity. A copy of Pighead - Cadaver Mutilator. A copy of Between the Buried and Me's debut album....so diverse and pretty slammy.

Vishal - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Anthony:
We really appreciate you taking the time to ask us some cool questions and if anybody digs what they hear or you see us live, come talk to us and shit. We ain't dicks or buttholes. Also listen to our album, buy it....feel it deep inside you.

Nate: You guys are good people, you do a service to both the metal scene and its fans, and for that we dick spar in your honor.

Anthony: Oh and... Whoop that Trick. We want to thank Brian at Ossuary Industries!!


Our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gutfucked/179445378750675?sk=app_2405167945

"Crushed At The Imperial Hand": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCQhi5dSUkI&feature=youtu.be

"Fingering The Meatgrinder" https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8jxjM3rz3yE

Pre-Order page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gutfucked/179445378750675?sk=app_150765388410200

Online Merch Store: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gutfucked/179445378750675?sk=app_315192695247534

Ossuary Industries store: http://www.ossuaryindustries.bigcartel.com/


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Viscera Trail (Brutal Death Metal from Israel)

Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/VisceraTrail?ref=ts&fref=ts

Exclusive Interview with Tomer Hasenfratz - "Guitar and Vocals"



Vishal - What are you doing nowadays?
Tomer
- Well actually alot, We're preparing for our huge 10 year anniversary show here in Tel Aviv, celebrating 10 years of activity with a huge production, lots of entertainment incuded and special guests, supporting us are Holocausto Canibal from Portugal, whom we are speicially hosting here in Israel to celebrate this occasion with us.
Also we're about to anounce the annual and 4'th Tel Aviv Deathfest that we run with lots of foreign and local bands.
We are also releasing our new MCD "Treats of Torture" under Pathologically Explicit Recordings in the next couple of months.

Vishal - Can i get the story of your band and biography? What is the meaning of Viscera Trail exactly means to the band?
Tomer
- Well a 10 year story is long so I'll try to sum it up:)
I founded VT in August 2002 in order to bring Israel this genre of extreme music that I love so much and start one of the most Brutal and Sickening bands to ever come from here.
We've been the longest and most of the time till now the only active Brutal Death Metal band in Israel and have Released 1 demo, 2 Albums and did numerous shows around Israel and Europe.
The band went thru alot of line up changes whereas I am the only remaining founding member, but the band became stronger and meaningful as we all bexame best life friends, and this meaning has taken a real meaning onto our vibe as a band, the vibe that the crowd gets from us is all about being truthful and real to one another, no arrogance and no judgment.
Viscera Trail for us, is not only self fulfillment, it's a mission to bring something else into Israel and spread the world, and moreover to bring something else into the extreme metal scene around the world, if you see our shows you get that we bring somethign totally different and it is simply - have fun even though everything is so horrible. We like to give people a different view on Death Metal while exposing them to the extremity and atrocities of humanity and the world we live in.

Vishal - What are the lyrical themes you use in your song?gore, horror, politics, anti religion etc..
Tomer
- First of all as we state in all our abroad shows, we are not about Politics surely not about Religion we have respect for the ones who choose to deal with these themes, but we're all about Death Metal, yeh it's all about the Music and putting the Violence and Horrors that are always being over looked in the faces of people to except. It's all over the news, everywhere, all the time. So yes the lyrical themes are about Gore, Violence, Drug abuse, Domestic Violence, Accidents, and everything horrible - that's the topic we choose to talk about:)

Vishal - How it feels to be in a Underground band? And for how many years you are in this scene?
Tomer
- I can only say that the worldwide underground Brutal Death/Gring scene is amazing. It's a family that loves support and gives you a place to live your dreams and fulfill you desires. I love the underground, as much as I love the "Mainstream" Metal scene - for me they both have a different magic the other can't supply. I love the fact that a small scene feels warm and supportive, where a huge scene feels so powerful and amazing.
I've been in the undeground scene since 12 years I guess.


Vishal - Which are the bands that have influenced your band most?
Tomer
- I have to say that my influences diversed over the years, but I could sum them up mentioning: Deaden, Visceral Bleeding, Fleshgrind, Malignancy, Suffocation, Devourment, Fate, Goratory, Nile, Defeated Sanity, Inveracity.. and many other genres such as Hardcore Punk and Black Metal.

Vishal - What are the future plans of Viscera Trail? any tours, releases, recordings etc.
Tomer
- Yeh, we're touring east europe in end of March 2013 with Obnounce from Slovenia. We're also playign Extremefest in Germany in May 2013 Working on some other plans aswell for this year.
As I said "Treats of Torture" will be released early this year and we have just practiacally finished the writing of our new full lenght entitled "The sound of musick", to be recorded this year as well. You can expect a real crazy deal of world music genres mixed into our style of Brutal Death Grind:)

Vishal - What is your opinion on sites posting Underground Materials?
Tomer
- To tell you the truth, I think the demise of media such as cd's and vinyls is inevitable and there's no point in fighting it. People will keep downloading it and spreading it thru the internet, moreover I think it's great for underground bands especially cause it means alot of free promotion, seriousely these people and sites serve the bands a free worldwide promotion that is unquestionable great.
I myself am a collector of cd'sand so I belive that who ever has the true love for hard media will keep buying it no matter what and it makes it more special.
I do belive though, that if you love an album, Buy it.
And if you wanna support the band even more in these times of internet downloads, buy their merch, it helps alot gettign a band on their feet to manage bringing more music to their crowd.

Vishal - How do you feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres..
Tomer
- I will shortly answer that I love Music - persay. I love the fact that new genres start all the time and people manage to reinvent the wheel. I really don't see anything wrong in ANY musical genre. I see music as a gift of nature, and I enjoy it in any form.
I love metal - and I love the fact that it broadens into different styles - I don't get any people that hate newer styles of music just because they're heavy on changes. I love changes, just listen to my music:)

Vishal - In general term metal isn't appreciated by Society what do you have to say on this?
Tomer
- Always been like that, and it's part of the beauty of the Metal world in my opinion.


Vishal - Ok, what do you want to tell those peoples who rips off the band hard work and illegally downloads their music?
Tomer
- I believe that people don't appreciate the hard works band do and the years put into every cd, and that will not be changes, So I would say to all those people if you like an album buy it, if you download it anyway at least give it credit and share it. Spread the word.

Vishal - Beside Viscera Trail do you have any other projects too?
Tomer
- Yes I have a very Big band coming up with Hati our drummer, it's been a project of mine since 1999 and it will be out soon to the world, it's nothing like Viscera Trail, it is Metal and I can't say anymore for now:)

Vishal - Is it hard surviving in underground Scene?
Tomer
- It is, very hard. There's no money in it and it's hard to get support. But when you finally get that support and the experience you go through are so strong and satisfying that it gives you stregth to go on. The self satisfaction and memories for life are unreplacable/

Vishal - Metal has to be underground or metal has to go mainstream, what's your opinion?
Tomer - I see the beauties in both man:) Metal doesn't HAVE to be anything - that's another beautiful side of Metal to me.

Vishal - What is your opinion on the current state of underground metal?
Tomer - It seems like social networks have made it much bigger, and I like it. The underground changed alot, bands don't sound like they used to, like old brutal detah metal bands in the late 90's early 2000, were so much different then today. But I love them both equally. It's very dynamic. I do know people have been much lazier since they have all they want on their computer. or phone. They don't go out to shows anymore and it's much harder to get a good turnout nowadays. The work is much harder today on the real world whereas on the internet it's so easy to get the word out.

Vishal - Which is the album you want to take to your grave?
Tomer - There are 2 major ones, "At The Gates - The Red in the Sky is ours" and "Nirvana - Unplugged"

Vishal - Can you recommend us some good bands from your country for our readers?
Tomer - Yes, there are many great bands here but I will recommend the Exteme Metal bands that I like, Eternal Gray, Magor, Winterhorde, these are superb Death and Black metal bands in my opinion.


Vishal - Support Underground Metal, how much you agree on this quote?
Tomer - If there was a scale from 1-100, I'de agree 666 ;)

Vishal - Where do our readers can buy and listen Viscera Trail music and any other merchandise?
Tomer - They can contact us on our facebook page and message us personally on www.facebook.com/VisceraTrail
we also have a facebook store here:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Viscera-Trail-Store/250805991653602?fref=ts with all our merch ever
our BIGCARTEL store aswell http://visceratrail.bigcartel.com
This helps alot!

Vishal - Do you remember your first show with Viscera Trail, How was it and how did the crowd reacted to your first show?
Tomer - Ofcourse I do, it was May 14, 2004, the place was packed with a 100 people and they went balistic, there were no bands like us at that period and the crowd went crazy, there was no place to move, one of my best memories. The Israeli crowd in general is one of the sickest crowds in the world.

Vishal - Metal Fans from Nepal doesn't have a proper way to reach your records and any other such bands,  Is there an easy way so we can also get the hold of cds, shirts etc.
Tomer - Just enter the links above or write to us personally on facebook and we will get you what ever you want


Vishal - Do you have any plans to come to Nepal in coming days?
Tomer - That would be awesomeand we would give you the sickest show you've ever seen, our shows are a theatre of gore and macabre entertainment, and we are a band that looks to play EVERYWHERE in the world - it depends on you too Vishal:)

Vishal - What do you hate in Underground Metal?like, anything..
Tomer - I don't like where people act as arrogant as they preach against in the mainstream scene. But there is nothing to Hate in the underground, it's the fucking Underground bro!

Vishal - Your dream metal fest line up.
Tomer - At the gates, Autopsy (although we played with both on Neurotic 2011), Hemdale, Paradise Lost, Bridequin, Marduk, Obituary, Goratory, Suffocation, Deaden, Kreator, My Dying Bride, Slayer, Inveracity, Enslaved.

Vishal - Quick top 5 albums we must have in our collection.
Tomer - Fate - No Sense, Inveracity - Extermination of millions, Enslaved - Eld, Defeated Sanity - Psalms of the Moribun, Cathedral - Forest of Equilibrium/

Vishal - Lastly, a space for you anything EUMSN have forgotten to ask you can tell us here?
Tomer - Look for our live shows on Youtube, it really is something you gotta see and surely not something you've seen alot before, our show is an inseperable part of our entity. Check out Tel Aviv Deathfest videos and our our annual lineups as well, we work hard to bring the sickness into Israel so if you have any friends who play extreme metal have them contact us and we might be able to book em in Israel!

www.facebook.come/visceratrail
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Viscera-Trail-Store/250805991653602?fref=ts
Visceratrail.bigcartel.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUILJV5Ud44



Sunday, January 20, 2013

Feast (Death Metal/ Grind/ Food from Concord, CA)



Official Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/officialfeast


Jonathan - What makes a good Death Metal band?
Feast
- To me, a good death metal band has to be catchy, brutal, and precise.
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.
Feast
- It’s important for me because it helps relieve a lot of stress, negative energy, and it’s lots of fun. 

Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Feast?
Feast
 - Feast in another definition aside from a banquet is something that gives unusual or abundant enjoyment. We try to accomplish that in our live shows we try to make people laugh, fuck shit up in the pit and just have fun because that’s what it’s all about Plus, We LOVE food. Haha 

Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
Feast
- Yes, before Feast we were called Necromantic Decay. The name comes from being in love with a decaying rotting corpse. 

Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
Feast
- As a band, we are influenced by Defeated Sanity, Gorerotted, Severed Savior, and power metal. 
Me personally I love jazz, funk, and hip hop. 

Jonathan - How long have you all known each other? 
Feast
- The guitarist ria, vocalist mark and I met in middle school, then started jamming for fun then soon enough we were starting a band and playing shows. But before then I was already in a band and playing shows. 

Jonathan - How did you meet?
Feast
- We met through a mutual friend that was in my band before Feast and Necromantic decay. 

Jonathan - When did you form your band? 
Feast
- Early high school like freshman year with Mark, Ria, and I.


Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
Feast
- We just all loved music and we loved our styles of playing and techniques.

Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently? 
Feast
- Currently we have 5 songs to our set. Gorivore, Corpse Sandwich, Let Ferment, Baby Gut burger, and Peeled into Pots. Haha yea we’re that kind of band.
Jonathan - Do you ever play any covers? 
Feast
- Never live, but we know some songs from other bands.
Jonathan - Who writes your songs? 
Feast
- We all collaborate to make songs it was primarily Ria and Mark in the beginning at least now it’s all of us.
Jonathan - What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? 
Feast
- Food based gore stories
Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
Feast
- No probably not, I think we’ll always have food to talk about. 

Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Feast
- We jam out songs and make music together. We just free style a tune and then we just bust them out naturally. 

Jonathan - What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
Feast - We usually jam out the set when we have a show a few days before. We practice a lot on our own. We have work and are busy for the most part. 

Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Feast
- Oh yes! Greatly, We’ve matured as individuals and musicians. The music is faster, more structured, and catchier. Especially since we got two really good members! Taylor Holt and Nick Willbrand of Unique Leaders Flesh Consumed!

Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Feast
- Getting good members and finding our idenitity and sound. I think we are one of the only food based death metal bands. 

Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Feast
- Take your time, know what you want to accomplish, and just have fun. 

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? We have a facebook and youtube videos off our live sets. 
Feast - www.facebook.com/officialfeast
Feast is Mark Wallace, Luis Martinez, Nick Willbrand, Teresa Wallace, and Taylor Holt. 
Check out our other projects! 
Oblivion www.facebook.com/OBLIVION
Continuumwww.facebook.com/pages/Continuum/249677938400242


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, January 18, 2013

RazorRape (Goregrind from Malmo, Sweden)

RazorRape – Interview January 2013 with Martin Schönher.
Official Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/RazorRape69
Biography :- RazorRape emerged from the filthy plains of the south of Sweden as a one-man army back in 2004, formed by drummer Martin Schönherr (ex-DERANGED, SPLATTERED MERMAIDS, VIRGIN SIN). The project had a sole purpose of creating and indulging the most brutal and sickest tunes of this world. In the same year, the first demo "Postmortal pleasure" was recorded on Christmas Day '04, released in a few copies, and in 2006 the sickness continued on with a split-CD with Swedish goregrinders INFECTED KIDNEYS, released on GOREGEOUS PRODUCTIONS.

After incubating for two years, within the realm of obscenities, gore and filth, the summer of 2008 invoked the urge to once again turn the world into a sicker place. Thus, RazorRape included Niklas Lindeke (Carnalist) on guitar, which resulted in new songs and the brutal EP “Deep Red”, released in 200 copies on GOREGEOUS PRODUCTIONS. Reaching out to the sick ears of the planet, the German gore/grind label ROTTEN ROLL REX soon made a record real with RazorRape, and in late 2009 this resulted in the most revolting album "Unleashing the Shemales of Vengeance".

A cancelled tour, lack of rehearsals, and musical differences within the band made 2010 a problematic year for RazorRape. The band played some shows in Sweden but it was pretty clear that the line-up wouldn't last forever. Niklas left the band early 2011, and was replaced by Alexander Roth, and a new and perverted era for the band begun. The new blood ignited a goregeous year of 2011, where RazorRape grinded through a lot of shows, played on Hood of Hate festival in south Germany, Obscene Extreme festival in Czech Republic, and frenzied their way though a mini tour in Austria/Czech Republic end of 2011. In addition, the obscenities were further concretised with the second fullength album "Revenge of the Hermaphrodite Whores", horrifically released Friday 13th January 2012 by ROTTEN ROLL REX.

During 2012, RazorRape has continued on with delivering their gore-infused sickness to the depraved masses, berserking their way through a German minitour, some shows with Dutch goregrinders CLITEATER, and on SICKFEST (Denmark). Always hungry, they have appeared in all of their sick glory on Arsch Cholio festival (Germany), Morbid Festspiele (Germany), Blastonbury festival (UK), Gothenburg Deathfest (Sweden) and on several dates during a minitour UK. RazorRape embarked on a Spain/Portugal tour in December 2012 with death sickos Viscera Trail (Israel)! This was a great success for the band and the gore will continue in 2013...

RazorRape parted ways with guitarrist Alex in January 2013 due to personal issues, replacement will be announced when we have found a new guitar player.

Jonathan - What makes a good GoreGrind band?
Martin
- Fast, groovy and brutal music! Funny themes and the production! Many bands tend to sound the same and the albums are repetitive. The most important thing is the talent to create good music!
Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
Martin
- I love it! Most bands starts that way and I have been a very big part of that during all years active in the scene you know. I have a label and DIY rules there! DIY is passion for me!
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?
Martin
- I make music because I love music and I love the creating process. When you’ve written a good song is sometimes really overwhelming and an adrenaline rush. I have experienced hard times in bands and that could of course be of many reasons but if you want try to solve a problem you have to communicate and say your opinion about things. If you cannot compromise about things then there’s not much to do then go separate ways! The most important thing for me to be in a band is because music is and has always been my biggest passion; no matter if it’s gore grind, death metal or hardrock – as long as I’m having a good time it doesn’t matter!
Funny stories is always from tours; crazy audiences and freaked out persons who visit our shows. When we played in Spain in December 2012 there was a guy wearing a costume and a pig mask - inspired from our albums and that was really cool.
Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, RazorRape?
Martin
- I formed the band myself in 2004 and I just wanted to have a brutal and easy name. So it’s like a mix of my personal interests; horror movies and the grim reality today!
Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
Martin
- No, never! RazorRape will always be RazorRape!
Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
Martin
- Major influences are of course brutal music but also some traditional metal/rock stuff. There have never been any musical guidelines in RazorRape. As long as the music is brutal it doesn’t matter if a song has slam, punk or technical influences. RazorRape is a gore grind band but we have many elements of death metal, slam and grindcore. I don’t want to become a band that is boring to listen to; I want to try new things all the time. But of course we write the music we like and try to not rip anyone off. There are so many bands today and it’s really hard to do something unique.

Jonathan - How long have you all known each other? 
Martin
- There have been some line-up changes since 2004. I have known Padde (session vocals) for about 5-6 years or something. Niklas (first guitar player) and Alex (second guitar player) I knew for about 2½ years.
Jonathan - How did you meet?
Martin
- Concerts and social networks haha
Jonathan - When did you form your band? 
Martin
- I formed RazorRape mid 2004. At that time I was drummer in a heavy/thrash metal band called Virgin Sin and I really wanted to create brutal music and RazorRape was the result. I cannot play guitar so the first years were pretty hard for the band; I did the best if it and played all instruments until 2008 when I recruited a guitar player. In the beginning RazorRape was only a side project and I didn’t spend much time on it. Then I met Niklas in 2008 and we talked about form a stoner/metal band but after a few rehearsals RazorRape popped up in my head and I asked him to join as guitar player and since 2008 the band has been pretty active. It’s me on drums, vocals and a guitarist. The rest are session members on live shows. When I formed RazorRape I wanted it to be as few members as possible of various reasons; less opinions to care about, less members to care about and easier in general to create music.
Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
Martin
- Inspired by underground bands in general! Making music together is friendship and playing shows together is one of the best things to do!
Jonathan - I’m sure some countries or crowds are more enthusiastic than others, do you have any particular anecdotes to tell us? Any funny moments? Disappointments?
Martin
- With RazorRape I think Germany, Czech Republic and Spain are great audiences. I have been around in many countries with all my past and present bands so I could tell you many memories! You can always count on Germany. The fans over there are always enthusiastic; they mosh, buy our merch and show us their support!


Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently? 
Martin
- Classic songs are mandatory but also the groovy ones because people get crazy when we play them. We always play “Five Inch gaghole”, “Three on a Meathook”, “Diarrhea Bucket” and “Triple Cock Buttfuck”.
Jonathan - Do you ever play any covers? 
Martin
- Sometimes! We have not so many covers; Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bopp have been played couple of times, and we made a Gut cover but never played it live.
Jonathan - Who writes your songs? 
Martin
- We write together! At home and rehearsal room! I prefer the old-school thing; meet at the rehearsal place, have a beer and jam together! But lately we have started to write at home and send MP3’s to each other and bring our ideas to the rehearsal place. It works fine!
Jonathan - What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? 
Martin
- Horror movies are the main inspiration but also just nasty and extreme things. Personally I take much inspiration of how the humanity works. Humanity is cruel and all shit happening around is because of humanity and you can write thousands of songs about that.
Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
Martin
- I don’t think so. We play gore grind and that’s supposed to be extreme you know! Maybe we change themes on artworks/ song titles but we will always keep to the roots and have brutality! We try to mix horror/violence/sex/porn together, but in a twisty way. Our song titles have often some kind of rhymes or a thought behind.
Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
Martin
- Well, the most common way is to meet at the rehearsal place, talk some shit, jam together and play riffs/drum parts for each other and then try to put it together to a song. Sometimes I have a riff in my head and then I write it down or just sing it in my phone and send it to the guitar player. He plays it and if it’s good we keep 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?
Martin
- Yeah, we have a set of like 15 songs that we play and after the set we make new songs if we’re in that mood. We don’t have a specific day that we rehearse, it’s more spontaneous. But I think the best thing is to rehearse at least once a week to keep the flow and to practice your instrument.
Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
Martin
- We are better musicians now, and we know how our sound!
Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Martin
- The biggest challenge has been to keep RazorRape alive, set up goals and reach them. For example in the beginning my goal was to record an album and get a record deal. That was pretty simple, and then we wanted to play a lot of shows and go on tour and that was much harder but we made it. We have played a lot of shows! So I think the biggest challenge is to keep things flow and reach out to more people! Try to get as many shows as possible and manage to write the best songs ever haha! I would say that we have been able to reach many goals and challenges. It’s been tough sometimes but you need to fight and be strong! As long as the line-up is stable and everyone is dedicated and doing the best for the band, everyone’s happy.
Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
Martin
- Stay true to yourself! Do what you want and fuck trends! It’s hard in the beginning but never give up! Promote as much as you can!
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?
Martin
- Go online and like our Facebook page!www.myspace.com/RazorRape69 
There you can get in contact with us and stay updated with gigs, music, merch, photos, videos and other information.
Jonathan - And the last question is all yours, you decide what to say here!
Martin
- Keep support RazorRape and the underground scene. Buy our albums and merch!
Thanx and keep it sick! 
/Martin Schönherr – Drums/vocals, RazorRape


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