Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Masochist (Death Metal/Grind from Leeds/West Yorkshire)

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

About :- Masochist UK 4 piece Death Metal/Grind band from West Yorkshire. *Currently booking/seeking gigs all over the UK*. Bringing to you a fusion of the dirt and filth of Grind and brutality and bloodlust of Death Metal.

Description :- MASOCHIST - *We are currently booking and seeking gigs for all over the UK, if not further. Message us if interested and let's sort out some shows!*

'The Extent of Human Error' is out on release now under UKEM records. Visit www.ukemrecords.co.uk to get your copy now! Alternatively, visit www.ukemrecords.bandcamp.com/album/masochist-the-extent-of-human-error to Download it.

Jonathan - What makes a good Death Metal band?
- Keeping it raw, violent and brutal, as well as being technical and precise. If that makes any sense!?
Jonathan - What's your opinion of the DIY movement?
- It's always great to have back-up from Labels/Promoters, but you can't go wrong with a shitload of self-promotion.
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?
- It's a laugh! We write Death Metal, then head out for beers! We take the band very seriously though, it's good to have something creative going on. We have 3 Northeners and a Southener in the band, everything is a funny story.
Jonathan - What's the origin of the band name, Masochist?
- A group collaboration. We had a number of ideas for band names. MASOCHIST seemed to fit us best.
Jonathan - Have you changed the band's name before?
- Originally, we were under the working title of 'Denial of Democracy'. Then realised the name didn't suit the band, to which we changed.
Jonathan - Who are your major influences? Or do you just write what you like and that is the result?
- We write whatever we come up with that sounds good. We have an idea, then work around that until we're completely happy. Influences are always good though; Cannibal Corpse, Cryptopsy, Napalm Death, Suffocation, Vader, Deeds of Flesh, Deranged.
Jonathan - How long have you all known each other? 
- Liam, Gollick and Dale have known each other from School and previous bands. Steve came on the scene about a year ago, meeting Liam and chatting over a pint about forming a DM band!
Jonathan - How did you meet?
- About this time last year. We formed after a drunken meet and chat at the pub!

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?
- The scene has it's hotspots all around. The UK underground scene is massive though, a really good bunch of bands. Working/gigging with any of them is always a laugh and a success. Whether 5 or 500 people at your show, a gig is a gig, enjoy it!
Jonathan - Which songs do you perform most frequently? 
- We play them all equally. We enjoy playing 'Shotgun Abortion', 'Born Fucked' and 'Infestnation' the most though. They all bring an active crowd and decent feedback!
Jonathan - Do you ever play any covers?
- We jam a couple in the practise room, but never at live shows. Sepultura - Desperate Cry is a favourite, followed by a 30 min improvised Jazz/blues session!
Jonathan - Who writes your songs? 
- We all contribute and take charge of our own parts. The majority of the time, we write tracks altogether in the practise room.
Jonathan - What are the main themes or topics for most of your songs? 
- Basically, we write about the Fucked up topics/stories that the world has to offer. Whether Gore filled, or political, it all manages to blend together nicely and creates a truly horrific read.
Jonathan - Do you think these topics will change over time?
- No, it suits the band, and that's how we're going to keep it!
Jonathan - Could you briefly describe the music-making process?
- Write a couple of guitar riffs at home. Bring them to the practice room, and the magic goes from there. We put a beat behind it, change it, play it backwards, add Bass, speed it up and then unleash the gutterals over the top.
Jonathan - What are your rehearsals generally like? Do you have a set time each week in which you practice or are rehearsals more spontaneous?
- Just whenever we can really. Usually, weekends and an evening through the week. Our worktimes are all fucked up with each other's, so sometimes it can be hard. But we manage!
Jonathan - How has your music evolved since you first began playing music together?
- It has develloped massively. The newer tracks are more challening, more technical and more brutal. Every track seems to top the previous one!

Jonathan - What has been your biggest challenge as a band? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
- Not so much challenges, but setting up the band and finding our feet was quite hard. Once we got our first track done, the band became in full flow, and we released our debut 4-track EP.
Jonathan - What advice do you have for people who want to form their own bands?
- DO IT! Give us a shout and let's play some shows together!
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 can be found on Facebook @www.facebook.com/theextentofhumanerror
Or, through our label UKEM Records @ www.ukemrecords.co.uk
We have an EP available to buy or download, entitled 'THE EXTENT OF HUMAN ERROR'
Check us out, book us, come see us live, and let's have some beers!

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!

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