Biography :- Logistic Slaughter is a Technical Brutal Death Metal band hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Formed in 2008, with influences stemming mainly from old school death metal, the band would mature over it's next two releases (Biophage EP(2010) and the 2011 Demo). Adding more complex song structures and writing increasingly technical riffs, they are constantly evolving, yet they retain a distinct sound that is not present in any other band currently in the scene. Through the years the band has worked their way up to being one of the strongest and most respected names in the east bay metal scene. Providing high-octane stage presence and crushingly brutal music, it's no wonder that shows seem a little fuller when Logistic is on the bill. Logistic Slaughter is always playing as many shows as possible, and has shared the stage with great acts such as Flesh Consumed, Arkaik, Fallujah, Son of Aurelius, Phobia, Suffokate, and many more. The band has earned a strong following amongst fellow musicians and fans alike that is consistently growing. With all eyes on them, there is no limit to how far Logistic Slaughter will go.
Jonathan - What makes a good Death Metal band
LS - Good songwriting, intensity, and energy in a live setting.
Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
LS - We think the DIY attitude is the only reason the underground scene is able to stay alive. All bands in underground music have to adopt a DIY work ethic to some extent, so we think that it’s very important, especially for a small band like us.
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?
LS - For us, the band is pretty much one of the only things in our lives that we can really focus any creative energy towards. We all have an incredibly strong bond, we’re pretty much family, and that is something we really cherish. And most of our funny stories would seem strange without the right context.
Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Logistic Slaughter?
LS - It was taken from the Aborted song “A Cold Logistic Slaughter”, it was chosen by a former member. None of the current members actually listen to Aborted (laughs).
Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
LS - It took us a while to finally settle on a name, but there haven’t been any official changes.
Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
LS - We try and write with as much creative freedom as possible. But, we are definitely guilty of influences by Gorgasm, Cattle Decapitation, as well as old school acts like Suffocation, and even Iron Maiden (laughs).
Jonathan - How long have you all known each other?
LS - Andrew (singer) and Kendric (drummer) practically grew up together, and all the rest of the band has been friends since High School. So about five years all around.
Jonathan - How did you meet?
LS - We all met up in the local music scene over the years.
Jonathan- When did you form your band?
LS - Early High Shool, We were all a bunch of stupid teenagers that listened to easily accessible Death Metal.
Jonathan - What inspired you to make music together?
LS - We were the only kids in our area who actually listened to Death Metal, so we just kind of got stuck with each other (laughs).
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?
LS - Once, we drove five hours north to play a show for what turned out be just a single guy in Redding. He was really stoked on our set, and he was a really cool dude. Then four months later, we moved into a practice space in Oakland, and one of our members ran into the same guy in the hall on his way to the bathroom (laughs).
Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently?
LS - Cadaver Landfill, and Innocence Proves Nothing
Jonathan- Do you ever play any covers?
LS - No. We try and stick with original material.
Jonathan - Who writes your songs?
LS - Our guitarists will write riffs, then as a whole we arrange the songs.
Jonathan- What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs?
LS - Most of our older material is just typical war and gore I.E. Warhammer (laughs).
Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
LS - Definitely. With our full length in the works, Andrew our vocalist is working with more conceptual ideas, allowing much more creative freedom.
Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
LS - Painful (laughs). The actual writing process is pretty smooth, mainly with arrangements it’s just trial and error to perfect the songs. It’s a pretty demanding process with a band full of perfectionists, but we are always content with the results.
Jonathan - What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
LS - Very relaxed, we start off by running through our set list, and usually work on writing or setting goals near the end of the night. We just try our best to work around everyone’s schedules, as long as we get a couple practices in a week we’re happy.
Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
LS - We started off as a bunch of naive kids who weren’t exposed to too much brutal music, so our early songs definitely reflected that. As of now, we finally feel we are starting to carve our own niche musically.
Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
LS - Our biggest challenge as a band was definitely Finding members who were committed and had a good attitude. But, this is definitely something we have overcome. All of our current members are really interested in doing everything we can to get this band as far as it can go.
Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
LS - The most important thing is to find musicians who share a common vision. Everything else will come naturally.
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?
LS - “Like” our facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/#!/logisticslaughter?fref=ts
And you can check out our 2011 demo here:http://logisticslaughter.bandcamp.com/
Jonathan - And the last question is all yours, you decide what to say here!
LS - Pre production tracks for our new album to be released in the coming months! And thanks for supporting brutal music!!
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