Three Sixes Interview

May 11, 2015 by  
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1. hi how’s it going guys?

Going great. Thanks for hitting us up!

2. Can you please tell us, the band biography, how does the formation and about the lineup?

I started Three Sixes as a side project in 1999 while I was looking for a new band to sing for. I did the first song “Possession” as something that could occupy my time and keep my chops up until I found something else to join. My producer at the time that I did it with suggested I should do more tunes after the initial song “Possession” was finished, so together, we did. I came up with the ideas for the tunes and he filled in the blanks. Next thing you know, “Possession” went from just one song to an EP that would be released on Halloween of 1999. While I was stoked about how it came out, it was really nothing short of something that I did completely for myself. At that time, I really didn’t think anyone would even like it, but I did and thought it was cool, so I did it on my own anyway. I would find out later that people did  like it, a lot. From this, live shows were requested, so I had to put together a lineup to do so. The members changed several times over during the process, but in the end, I found the other players to make this happen and we played some great shows. Finally, it got to the point that Kill (guitar) and I didn’t want to play live anymore until we wrote and released a new record. We thought it would take a year, maybe two to do so, but things happened to all of us and it took a lot longer than we expected. So here we are much later than we ever thought was possible, but at least we have a record which all of us are proud of and for the most part, has been well received. As for the formation, I met Kill through a musicians wanted ad about ten years ago and has been solid since then. Next was Konnyaku who I had known long before Three Sixes was formed. He initially stepped in to replace our drummer at the time who just bailed after we had a few shows already booked and stuck around since that point. He played and recorded three songs on the self titled disc, as well as all of the drums on the new “Know God, No Peace” record and crushed it. After that, we met Marko (producer/programmer) through our bass player at the time, Whiskey, to do our programming and run sound for us live. While doing our live shows, Marko said he wanted to produce our next record and did. During the process of writing the new disc, our bass player Whiskey left the band for reasons outside of music that he had to tend to and was replaced by Johnny. We were introduced to Johnny by my longtime friend, Nick Griffo who did all of our videos. Johnny joined the band and played the bass lines after the rest of the music was written and recorded.

3. About the cd that you guys sent to me the Know God No Peace, can you please tell us about that album, the lyrical contents, the artwork and everything?

At first, I came up with the name for just the title of the record. Then I ran it by Kill and Marko who both thought that it just shouldn’t be the name of the record, but also an epic, enormous tune. Both agreed, it had to be big and over the top. At that point, Kill had a ton of ideas for the song and a well laid out game plan for it, musically. He literally just took the ball and ran with it from that point. We spent a lot of time over many beers going over the arrangements and once we had a foundation, ran it across Marko and Konnyaku who pitched their ideas as well. After we agreed on it, I wrote the lyrics and Marko programmed the samples and the title song was born. During the process of writing it and talking about it constantly with Kill and Marko, I started to have a few ideas about the artwork. Whiskey introduced me to Jack (Van Gossen) who did (and still does) a lot of custom airbrushing on custom cars, etc to do the artwork. I gave him some of the basic ideas I had and he came up with something that initially, I thought was totally lame, with a naked female as the centerpiece. I thought it was cheesy and wanted it removed until he gave me the reason behind his thinking. After he told me “Whether the female figure is an angel or demon is really irrelevant – there is no difference in this context, as she represents the deception and seduction of power disguised as religion.” I was hooked. I went from thinking it was stupid, to thinking it was brilliant. I then started exchanging ideas with Jack on everything that had been done “in the name of god’ with the location of the atrocities located on the left (West) to represent America and the right (East) to represent Europe, regardless of time and as if it all happened at once. I’m still really proud of it, seeing everything from the most recent 911 in America to the Christians being fed to the lions in Europe and everything in between….all In the name of faith, religion and “god”. In my opinion, it’s as equally beautiful as it is sickening and truthful. So while Kill and I were working on the music and the artwork was being created, the other songs just started to fall in line with the theory of the title track and in doing so, a full blown concept record was created. We put the finishing touches on it by making press kits that looked like bibles and releasing the disc on the “International Day of Peace” with the continuing constant thread that if religion didn’t exist, more than just one day of peace globally, would be much more likely than it is with the existence of religion and the deaths that are suffered because of the wars from differences in beliefs from it.

 

4. Three Sixes music is a thrash metal infused with some heavy dose of industrial, techno with hardcore, who’s idea is that to make a unique sound like that and plus I can hear some nu metal style as well

As I mentioned, I started Three Sixes on my own, so the basic ideas of mixing industrial, techno, thrash and even nu metal (as well as death metal, lyrically) for this band initially were mine. However, after I met Kill, my thrash roots really came out a lot more through the music he was writing and I really liked. Through it, we started to grow together, as the lines of who thought what really began to blur with the amount of time we had spent together and the ideas we shared. Because no matter how off the wall an idea was, we were always on the same page and both of us were open to anything, sonically. It’s rare that you can find people to write with like him because his goal is the same as mine- which wasn’t driven by ego,  but to write the best music we are able to. Unlike some I’ve jammed with who’s idea it was to establish themselves as some sort of “Genius” the world would supposedly clamor for, who I’d literally watch become a “rockstar” in their own minds right before leaving (and doing nothing afterward) Kill and I always had the same vision….and humility. So from a writing standpoint, I have always enjoyed creating music with Kill. Adding Marko to the mix was equally as invigorating, as he has much more insight and depth into the industrial side that I really dig, but which Kill and I lack. Like Kill, Marko is also really open to different ideas as well and is extremely creative, which allowed the industrial side of Three Sixes to evolve into something I always wanted it to be.

5. Who are the major influences of the band.

I don’t even know where to start. If I had to (and in no particular order)  I’d say Black Sabbath, Slayer, Ministry, Pantera, Machine Head, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Zombie, Stuck Mojo, Strapping Young Lad, Soulfly, Agnostic Front, D.R.I and Fear Factory to name a few including many more which I can’t think of right now, also including various movie soundtracks. Musically, I consider Three Sixes to be a collection of sonic whores. Similar to bands like Soulfly or Strapping Young Lad, we’ll take any sounds from anywhere and use it if we like it. Other than Metal, we’re really not dedicated to a particular source or genre. This has been displayed throughout the history of the band, of which all of us take great pride in.

6. Are you guys an AC/DC fan, you guys have a great cover of their song called Thunderstruck.

Thanks! While all of us are AC/DC fans, the idea for that one came from our producer, Marko. He loved the song and thought we should do it. He programmed the beats in his vision of an Industrial version that he had not heard anywhere else. Marko then presented the idea to Kill and me and we agreed that we thought it would be cool, so we did it. At first, I thought it was weird, as I was thinking  something more like “Back in Black” or “Hells Bells” but after we heard what Marko had already done, we were down and did it.

7. Do you guys have plan to make a new album. If yes and what will be the listeners will expect to that?

It’s funny you say that, because it took forever to make this one that is still so new and we have not even played live yet to support it. That said, I do have an idea for what could possibly be another record which could be conceptual as well, but I won’t go into it now. That will need to be a discussion for all of us to decide. For all I know, the idea I have could be killed when the subject comes up when we’re all in the same room at the same room at once, as everything we do is decided collectively. Time will tell. As for right now, we’re really focusing on supporting “Know God, No Peace”.

8. How was the band promotion locally and overseas? Do you guys promote much?

I’m rooted firmly in the underground, so as far as promotion goes, we do it wherever possible and as much as we can. While the reactions to the new disc have been good in the U.S., they seem to be doing much better outside of it. We’re aware that the time it took to make the new record was a lot longer than expected and it seems we are in a “rebuild” effort of sorts because of it, but it is what it is. The underground is what gave Three Sixes its initial birth/success and we look at it as the reason we will have the strength to not just become, but far surpass what we did previously. While our budget may be limited, our effort is not. We’re always looking for places to spread the word to and truly thank those both inside and outside of America who have embraced us as they have.

9. Do you guys tour much, if so which one is the best and why?

We’ve done some small stints but nothing I’d say as anything groundbreaking. We haven’t as much as we’ve like to in the past, but we look forward to changing that soon with the release of this new disc. Keep an eye out for us!

10. Any killer songlists do you play during gigs?

As far as we’re concerned, every list we play is killer or we wouldn’t be out there doing it. We‘d changed them frequently depending on who we were playing with or the venue itself. The new record will also give us that much more variety. That way, our dedicated crowds won’t get bored with us doing the same thing and don’t see the same show every time, giving them a reason to keep coming back because they won’t know what’s next, while also keeping us enthused about what we are doing.  Like the varieties of genres we pull from while writing the tunes, our live set lists are set up the same way.

 

11. Are you guys into anti christian or anti politics, what are you thoughts about those?

Generally speaking for all of us and  validating it from the artwork, lyrics and name of the new disc, we’re Atheists…..and speaking for myself, an Antitheist. Needless to say by the thoughts I expressed lyrically throughout the record, from a religious standpoint, I find the opinions of Christopher Hitchens impossible to argue. I agree with him that religion is a detriment to society, for all of the reasons he has reasonably stated in his epic book “god Is Not Great, How Religion Poisons Everything”. That said, being raised Catholic increased my opinion after reading his book. I despise the religion I was raised by equally as much as I do Christianity, which by American standards, appear to be the generic “McDonald’s” of faith that the ignorant masses unquestionably consume in volumes. I disassociated myself from politics many years ago when I used to take the time to research ballots and listen to debates over issues I felt were relevant. After voting for several which at the time were controversial and passed, but were overturned for various reasons, I then realized that my vote didn’t mean anything and neither did the time I invested to form the opinion I had. While there is no other country I would rather live in, the truth is just that. The popular vote means nothing. Ask Al Gore.

 

12. Do you guys believe in satanism and satan existence?

None of us do. As mentioned previously and generally speaking collectively, we could collectively be considered Atheists. So to believe in Satan would be to believe in god. Since neither exists, we don’t believe in either. While this is recognized, the name of the band is still relevant to what we are doing. While as an Atheist or Antitheist (however I or we are to be labeled) both are generally considered to be Anti-Christian and Anti-Catholic, which is the source from which the Satanic Bible, as well as Satanism was based upon. So for this reason and despite the origination of the band and what is has evolved into is irrelevant at this point. Regardless if it was started as a “side project, ‘Hollywood Satanic’ band” or a full blown Atheist/Antitheist attack on both Catholicism and Christianity (as well as many others) both support the Anti-Christian and Anti-Catholic ideology of which Anton LaVey based his entire religion on. For these reasons and despite the evolvement of the band lyrically from a metaphoric to realistic a realistic standpoint, our name hasn’t changed….and won’t, regardless of our beliefs in Satan, god or not.

 

13. Lead Winged Angel track, can you please tell us something about that song, is there something special about that track?

There is definitely something special about this track. Right or wrong, after watching the movie “Monster” and seeing the documentaries of Aileen Wournos, it wasn’t difficult to understand her actions. Her life as a child, teen and early adult were brutal. For these reasons, I could understand why she would commit the murders and is the reason I took her side . To me, her story was as compelling as it was depressing, but her confession as she was being sentenced to death and then “finding god” and “being forgiven” as a “Christian” before she was executed was something I felt lyrically was appropriate to tie into the concept of the forgiveness of murder and “forgiveness” by “god” of which this record is based. Not to mention the musical content which all of us agreed captured the overall general vibe of the band for someone hearing us for the first time, which had the elements of Thrash and Industrial which we wanted to push.

 

14. In your website I saw some gross photos, and videos, are these thing related to the band, like some fetishes or something hahaha?

Haha! Whenever someone says that they went to our website and looked at “all” of it and doesn’t mention that part of it, I know they are lying! Obviously, you did. In the early days we were looking for any reason to get traffic, which was before all of the crazy sites that exist now that have similar content. We had a collection of some pretty hardcore videos and pics that were sent to me that I saved and decided to put up to get attention- and it worked, as people would hit that page through links people would pass around and check the rest of the site afterward, making the idea valid. Over time and through a few site overhauls, we almost clipped that page but didn’t for the sickos like you who like to see that stuff! No fetishes, just disgust. I’ve got a pretty strong stomach, so if it grossed me out, it had to go on our website. After all this time, people still talk about it. It still makes me laugh.

 

15. o.k here’s the end of this interview anything you want to add?

Yes. First, thank you for taking the time to learn more about us and thank you to everyone who has read this interview. If you’d like to know more about us, see the material discussed immediately prior to this answer, see our videos, hear our music, read the lyrics and whatever else you can think of, hit us on our website at www.threesixes.com which has everything going on with us as it happens, live show updates, emailing list and all of our social media links, so follow us on your favorites. Thanks again for the time, Adrian. I look forward to having a beer with you sometime in the near future. HORNS UP!

EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT

September 9, 2013 by  
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1.) Hi how’s everybody in EMBRYONIC DEVOURMENT ?
– Everyone is doing great, except for the fact that we are poor!! haha

2.) Of course the unfamiliar question :). Please tell us the band history, how’s the ED band formation?
– The band originally is a stem off of a project called Ye Old Skabbard with Me (Austin), Lauren, and Luke. That was in about 1999-2000. We sang songs about satanic pirates that inhabited the ocean. That band broke up and reformed 6 months later with the name Embryonic Devourment and a whole new outlook on brutal death/grind with members Lauren Pike (guitar) and Luke Boutiette (drums). After the band wrote a new set of songs and played a few shows, they re-added me – Austin Spence (Bass/vocals). Recently, we added Adam Weber on 2nd guitar.

3.) I heard that you have new release called Fear of Reality. Can you please tell somethin about that album? And what the listeners can expect in that album aside from sickness?
– There are a lot of new twists and turns and brutal stomping breakdowns as well. All the while keeping things very technical,fast, and brutallic – to a point of mental breakdown and new horizons formed. It’s and Overload of advanced sickness!

4.) Was it intentional to make a technical death metal music?
– No, we are just following our soul’s structure and ability to manifest itself in an artistic form. Even before i ever heard metal – i loved the Army, war, and Death. I loved to kill insects and watch horror movies. This has all been a natural progression for me, personally.

5.) Who are your influences in musical and non-musical?
– First and Foremost my Dad – Ronny Lee Spence. He played in various metals and rock projects and graduated from Musicians Institute. Early Metallica, Slayer, Death, Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse,Napalm Death, Suicidal Tendencies……later on came bands like Suffocation, Gorguts, Cryptopsy, Decrepit Birth, Braindrill, etc. Also recently, i have been listening to alot of Opeth…

6.) What is the best song ever written in ED all albums?
– It would be between Human Harvest or Fear of Reality….from the new release…

7.) So you guys already added another guitarist from mummification/OCCISION. Was he already performing in the new album?
– No, he is not on the new album. He joined 6 months after the recording. He is a sick and very skilled guitarist and will make any future shows and cd’s sound unrivaled. The newer materials we have been writing lately possess leads, harmonies, and intricate bi-rhythms.

8.) What are all your lyrics all about? And how do you guys wrote lyrics like that?
– Our lyrics are based on an ideal passed down by David Icke and Credo Mutwa (tribal leader). The ideal is that basically a reptilian race rules the world and manipulates our leaders. They drink the blood of virgin cunts and thrive on earthly materials such as oil and minerals…..gold,silver, etc. They have been ruling the world for millions of years and even helped to build the pyramids. If you would like to know more you will have to read “The Biggest Secret” by David Icke. We sing about some pretty tripped out stuff……the all Seeing Eye.

9.) What’s the difference of your new album to the previous one?
– New music and also a new engineer. The engineer for this recording is Matt Sotelo of Decrepit Birth and the engineer for the last cd was Juan Urteaga of the band Vile. Both Engineers have totally different styles and sound ideals.

10.) In your own words how can you described ED music and also on stage?
– When we play live we always try to put on a good visual aspect as well as musically. We headbang and talk evil poetry to the crowd…..blood.

11.) Any hobbies that you guys do aside from writing music and killer stuff?
– i like to Golf and smoke weed. Luke likes watching hockey and making pipes. Lauren likes to build things.

12.) Here’s the end of this interview thanks for your time. Anything to add or spit out in public?

I hope Bush loses this election! No more Bush!

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VIXEN EXECUTION

September 9, 2013 by  
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1.) What’s up guys? Any something new in the band?
Hey Adrian whats up dude,did you have a good time at the southern grindfest?Well yeh man new things for the band is that we recently added a second guitarist to the line up,a very good friend of our Kenny.We are really pleased to have Kenny join the band,he completes the full sound that we are after and makes it sound a lot more brutal specially with his 7 string he use’s. February of this year we embark on our first national tour in support of our first mcd Devour The Cervical Martyr.

2.) Can you please tell us about the biography of Vixen Execution?
– Well the band formed in the later part of 2006 as a 5 piece.at that time it was me on vocals,Ricki from Odiusembowel on the drums,Steven from Subsidence and Second Gear Grind on 2nd guitar,Geoff formerly from Subsidence on lead guitar and Dave from Content To Bleed on bass,we did 2 shows with this line up before calling it a day so to speak.Ricki moved to Melbourne Australia to consintrate on Odiusembowel and Steve left to focus on his stoner rock band Second Gear Grind.Early 2007 I asked Leon Milnes former drummer of Brutalized Mortality to join on drums and he accepted.We started writting new songs that were comming along very quickly.In April of 2007 we hit the studio and recorded 10 songs that we used for the cd Devour The Cervical Martyr that we just finally released in Janurary 2008.Also in Janurray we got Kenny in on the Vixen action do do second guitar.

3.) What are the lyrics all about in the Devour The Cervical Martyr Ep? Can you please tell more about the EP?
– Well the lyrics are your typical gore/violent themes but then there are some that are slightly personal to me like the song ‘Rehabilitated To kill’ which is about my best mate who was murdered,sorta a message to the bastard who took his life.I personally try to come up with song titles that have a slightly humorous aspect to them like ‘Is Using Corpse’s For Collateral Legal’ and ‘Do They Concider It Incest If You Fuck Your Own Clone’ which is’nt on the cd.The EP/mcd are basically the songs we wrote very quickly with the new drummer.Most of the songs on the cd are more of a Grindcore sound but as we have progressed we are now writting songs that are slightly more Brutal death metal but still keeping the origin of grind in it.

4.) How’s the writing process of Vixen Execution?
The writing process is done by all of us really,prodominatly by Geoff(guitards) and Dave(bass) they’l come to practise with heaps of riffs and together they will contruct a song on the spot.the newer tunes we are writing are getting slightly more technical yet taking influence’s from such bands as Condemned(usa),Internal Suffering,Suffocation and Brutal Truth.Literally ever fortnight we pretty much construct a new song which is good to keep on jamin on new material and keepin us focused on the job so ta speak.

5.) Who are your major influences in music?
There are a few influence’s we have ranging from classic grindcore bands to brutal death metal.Bands like Condemned,Internal Suffering,Suffocation,Devourment,Artery Eruption,Disgorge,Brutal Truth,Regurgitate,Flesh Parade. These are all bands we think kick fucking ass that we have been listening.

6.) What’s the best song do you prefer to perform on stage in all of Vixen Execution songs?
That’s a tricky one as each member has different songs they like to play.I think the ones we like to play live the most are ‘Is Using Corpse’s For Collateral Legal?’,’Severed Hand Masty Jam’,’Sexually Attracted To The Beheaded’,’Suffocating The Defiled’ and ‘The Lactating Coprophiliac’ oh and our longest song to date ‘Feastering Fragments Of Her Cauterized Penis’.All these songs get great response from the crowd when played live which is a huge boost for the band.

7.) Are you guys have planned to release a Debut full length album soon? What’s the band main goal?
Shit yeh dude thast is something we want to achieve this year is to do a full length album. We also want to try and go oversea’s and do shows possibly in Australia as well. Also we want to start looking for a record label so we can further our chance’s in the metal world and that for everyone to hear our music and say ‘man New Zealand got some brutal shit down there’ lol.

8.) How can you differentiate the New zealand metal musick to other countries musick?
I think that New Zealand is on the same wave length as some of the big name bands out there. Being here in such a small country we live in it is hard to make a name for yourself in the world of death metal for sure. Each band here has its own unique sound and style which is good for divercity. Every band will have different influence’s that’ll be heard in there music. Thing i like about NZ metal is that there is soo much good talent out there like bands like Dawn Of Azazel, Ulcerate which i personally think are the 2 biggest well known NZ bands that are doing extremely well for them selves. Hopefully one day the rest of the world will hear more about NZ’s metal scene and start to enjoy and like what we are producing in such a small country.

9.) I watch a couple of gigs here in christchurch and i saw that underground metal crowd is not so big, but other bands are awesome like sinate and other great band. What’s your comment about that?
It basically comes down to it that we are a small country therefore we are gonna have slightly smaller numbers at gigs/shows. When ever an internationally act hits our shores there is always a huge crowd that comes out to these events. there are some killer band here in NZ though like Dawn Of Azazel,Ulcerate,Backyard Burial,Akaname.I personally am not a fan of Sinate,no my prefered style of music,but respect them for what they do and how they do it.

10.) Are you guys an Atheist coz i heard most of the people who live here in Christchurch don’t believe in gods, but I’m just wondering why it’s called Christchurch (lol)?
I have no idea bro why it’s called Christchurch.most of the metal heads here have re-named it to ANTI-CHRISTchurch lol.Yeh i guess there is a huge number of us that dont believe in god(s).My thoughts to the matter is if there is such a thing give me visual proof and i might consider the options, but i dont see that happening dude ay lol.

11.) Does the whole band members have the same tastes in music?
Pretty much bro,I know Geoff,Leon,Kenny and i are huge fans of brutal death and grindcore.Dave and Kenny are also fans of Hardcore aswell,there is the odd bit of hardcore thats cool but yeh more into the brutal sik ass grinding shit ay

12.) Is there some best metal band to recommend aside from Dawn of Azazel and sinate?
I highly recommend Ulcerate,Backyard Burial,Graymalkin and Akaname and Torturor.Other kick ass bands like Load Master(i sing for them aswell) are awesome to,Relentless Attrition were fucking sik but they broke up and another of my previous band Offal Stench was awesome,we had heaps of positive feed from the international scene aswell.New Zealand metal is going from strength to strength and hopefully will get reconized internationally.

13.) Ok here’s the end of interview anything to spit out in public?
Well on behalf of myself and the rest of the Vixen Execution crew I personally want to thank you bro for choosin us to interview,means alot man that your interested in a band from small New Zealand.

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LAST VIGIL

September 9, 2013 by  
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1.) Can you tell us the history of Last Vigil and what’s the ideology of music your band had?
-We Started way back 2005 and we play some Sixfeet Under and Cannibal Corpse(old), until we decide to play some original stuffs like compositions and with the influence of our brother band “StinkyHeadz” that influenced by DAVAO BRUTAL TROOPS like human mastication,almoranas then we have an idea to play some brutal shits.. The Nauseated Viscera and Festering Cadaver is the result of our ideas. were just four in the band that time BORNOK,GOGS, BRY and LOUIE(ex-drummer), until TEDS arrive from manila and we encourage him to join the band.. There are some adjustments because teds is more on thrash death and black metal.. And MIKELYNCH(new drummer) wich he easily adopts the style of the band because he is into brutalstuffs too.. But still we decide to play BRUTAL SLAM DEATH METAL with some element of thrash death metal,heavy refs and adlibs.. Soon we will post the new shits in myspace..

2.) Can you tell us about your demo? And do you guys have a plan to release a debut album soon?
– We are working for the demo now and maybe soon we will release it and we are currently searching labels thats supports the band… Hope if we record all the compositions and seek good label then maybe we will release the debut album.. Financial and the quality of the recording is just the problem here! But we are doing the sickest best to make it possible!

3.) How’s the writing process of last vigil?
– With the idea of bornok,gogs and teds its fucking sick!

4.) Who mostly write the lyrics in last vigil? What’s your inspiration in making lyrics?
– The frontmant bornok mostly wrotes the lyrics of lastvigil fits into gore,pervertion/porn and really brutal shits..
His inspired cos bornok is a pervert hahaha kidding aside its really nice to write the lyrics when you’re really influenced to brutal bands and watching brutal movies gives ideas too! ^^

5.) Any band influences including local bands. Who are your influences?
– We think Dying Fetus is our major influence actually we cover some Dying Fetus shits.. local bands? Stinkyheadz,Humanmastication,Down from the Wound is the shit!!

6.) How did you guys got into a brutal slam death metal genre?
– Thanx to Davao Brutal Troops and Stinkyheadz for inspiring us… But its doesn’t mean we are adopting their style. We just listen and get ideas because originality is really the important!

7.) Does the whole band members have the same tastes in music?
– Actually no… Teds loves black metal, old school and Thrash. Bry loves jazz, blues and for him the best band is Lamb of God. Then Gogs, Bornok and Mike have same taste! But we are not sticking to one genre we love to explore other genres like hardcore,goregrind,progressive,old school,alternative,experimntal,dancehall,jazz, and even hiphop! Like 311, cypress hill and many more!

8.) Are you guys into anti religion or in occult?
– We are not anti relegions we are just ordinary maybe half yes half not… ^^

9.) How’s the metal scene there in your place?
– In our own comment it’s not that good because there some fights with the fellow metal, hope they realize that unity is what we need and we are all metalheads here eventough they can’t accept the new style but it’s still influence into metal. Insecurities suck! But the gig and events are good… We are just blessed because we can play every month.

10.) Any future plan for your band last vigil?
– Our main goal is to release a full length and hope everyone will like it in this undergore world! And hope LAST VIGIL will stay strong and and make you satisfy!

11.) here’s the end of this interview anything you guys want to add?
– THANX FOR THE SICK INTE CULT MONGERS AND SPECIALLY TO ADRIAN/AGAGCORPSE! keep supporting local death metal!
wanna great CDO brutal maniacs,FETAL MUTILATION,AKTARMA SUICIDE,LOST CREATION,DAVAO brutal troops,PUS VOMIT,JAMIE and Phlegm Thrower,GARFEL of stinkyheadz for the never ending support!! SICKBLAST PROD. And Etroops Coalition! keep it brutal!

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DOWN FROM THE WOUND

September 9, 2013 by  
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1. How are you guys in DFTW? Can you please give us the history of DFTW, how the band formed?
Hey bro, well everything is well with us. Anyway, the band was formed in the year 2001 and had undergone to a lot of lineup changes until we gain stability by the year 2004 with Tristan on vocals, Jeff on guitars, Randyl on drums and the latest addition Jay-quin on bass. We have two demos out, two splits out and recently Sevared records released our debut album “Agony through Rituals of Self Purification”.

2. When the first time i heard DFTW demo you guy’s sounds like a foreign band and can really compete to other bands outside Philippines ? What’s the band influences?
Thanks for that bro, we appreciate the nice words. Basically, we have lots of influences as a group plus we also have our individual influences as a musician. We look at Devourment, Disgorge USA (RIP Ben Marley), Suffocation and Decrepit Birth as our heavy influences at the moment.

3. How do DFTW write the music and the riffings also?
Nothing really special with us in writing our materials, Jeff and Jay-quin will do guitar riffs first, we arrange it according to our taste and enhance the entire song hands on with our instruments inside the studio and the lyrics will be executed after the music is perfectly mastered.

4. How did you guys contact the Sevared records and does DFTW has contact other label or only the Sevared Records?
We sent them our promo cd and luckily Sevared liked it and we made a deal immediately. Yes we sent our materials to other labels as well and we got a lot of great offers from them, fortunately we choose Sevared.

5. When the sevared records heard your demo. What’s their comment about the sick music you guys created?
They signed us immediately!!!

6. I read all the good feedback about the album, what’s your comment about that?
We’re grateful to hear all the good feedbacks and the negative feedbacks as well. It’s really a million dollar feeling for us, we got a lot of emails from those people who bought the cd, we appreciate them as how they appreciated us.

7. Can you please tell something about the album “Agony through Rituals of Self Purification”?
The album has 14tracks, 10 studio recording plus the 4track demo. Artwork was done by Arif Suhaimi, Flesh Disgorged/Wormrot vokills ( Singapore ). The cd was released by Sevared Records and also distributed by some distros/labels from the USA , to Europe and Asia .

8. What’s the TRUE UNDERGROUND METAL mean for you?
Hmmmm, well for us, collaborating to the underground scene, getting in touch with the labels and fans and to the other bands as well is the true meaning of it. There is no big money involved here, and we’d like to keep it that way!!!

9. Are you guys into anti politics shit? What can you say about our country now?
Yes maybe, I think most of us are into it but I choose to keep my thoughts about it with myself. Every one of us has its own opinions concerning politics.

10. O.k. Here the fucking ends of this interview. Anything you can add?
Thank you so many brothers for the time, Sorry because it took me so long to finish the interview, hope you understand!!!

For shirt and cd orders contact us at:
www.myspace.com/downfromthewound
downfromthewound@hotmail.com
randyl_dftw@yahoo.com

WAKING THE CADAVER

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1.) Greetings guys how are the waking the cadaver band and is there something new?
Hey man what’s going on. Waking the Cadaver is doing well, were happy the CD is finally out. Right now news with the band is that we are writing more new material that has already surpassed our debut CD in heaviness. Be prepared.

2.) Can you please tell us how the formation of waking the cadaver band?
We formed out of long-time friendships and desire to make heavy music. Almost 2 years ago now i think.

3.) You guys have fucking ultra guttural slamming brutality music. Who are your influences in creating a brutal musick like this?
Yes, our main focus is to make the most insane guttural slamming music possible. While we do have a huge variety of bands we listen to, including bands that don’t slam at all…the main influences for our slamming sound will always be dying fetus, digested flesh, devourment, dripping…etc.

4.) Can you tell something about your new release?
The new release in my opinion is what everyone who is a “Slam death” fan could want. it’s packed with over-the-top heaviness the whole album. The theme follows throughout the album lyrics and shown as a package with killer art by Tony Koehl.

5.) In your own words how can you describe or label your musick?
Non-stop relentless slamming guttural insanity, with catchy breaks and twisted speed changes.

6.) How are the writing processes of your musick?
Right now we are in the process of writing a few new songs; we might release a 3 song Cd in the future, or maybe do a split with another band. The new writing is in the same style of our previous music, but will clearly show our progression as a band.

7.) How can you say a band is a true underground metal and not a poser?
A band that is true is a band that gets out there, plays shows, and shows their love respect for their fans. Bands that are posers are usually fucking internet geeks with big mouths and shitty music.

8.) After the release of your new debut album, what do you guys feel and also the feedback from fans and friends?
The response has been great and we couldn’t have asked for better for our first cd. Big thanks and respect to our friends and fans for always sticking by us.

9.) What are your lyrics all about in this album?
Well, as people read through the lyric booklet they will find that our lyrics are much inspired by cannibal corpse tomb of the mutilated days. Lots of post mortal degrading and torture.

10.) When and where is the bands first gig? And can you describe the crowd when you guys slamming the stage?
I can still remember our first show, it was killer, we played with one of the best local bands from our area Nag Hamadi, and coincidentally it was their last show while it was our first show.

11.) Are you guys into an anti politics shit? Do you care about your country?
Well, we are extremely proud to be Americans; however, right now we feel our country could be better, hopefully with the next president. But we do not talk about any politics in our music.

12.) Ok here’s the end of my interview anything you would like to add?
Everyone thanks for being a fan! We appreciate it. Also, you can plan on seeing waking the cadaver continually putting out fresh new music! Thanks

http://www.wakingthecadaver.net
http://www.myspace.com/wakingthecadaver

FLESH CONSUMED

September 9, 2013 by  
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1) Hi how’s everyone in flesh consumed?
– Everyone is doing great over here Adrian! Our debut album “Mutilate, Eviscerate, Decapitate” is about to drop and I got a new line up. We’ve never been so tight!

2) Can you please tell cult mongers readers about the band formation of flesh consumed?
– I started up the band in 2003, before getting a chance to record an EP we disbanded. I reconstructed the band with all new members in late 2005. Recorded the “Inhuman Butchery” EP, got signed to Sevared Records, reconstructed the band once again, recorded the “Fermented Slaughter” EP, put out the “Fermented Slaughter/Inhuman Butcher” double EP on Sevared Records, played shows, wrote and recorded the “Mutilate, Eviscerate, Decapitate” full length on Sevared Records, played Cali-Deathfest and reconstructed the band once again. With the new line up we are now in the position to dominate.

3) Who are your influences? Musical and Non Musical?
– Most of my inspiration is summoned from non-musical elements, such as horror or sci-fi movies, the book “Seth Speaks”, my wife, family, friends, my Surroundings, the cosmos, etc. I am also influenced by non death metal genres of music. I try to adapt the techniques, structures, and progressions I hear into a death metal setting. I think if you look in your own genre too much for inspiration you might be influenced to sound like someone else, but there are some select bands that have tremendous influence in my life such as Immolation.

4) About to new full length album. What will be the fans and the sick listener will expect on that?
– I think our fans will be very satisfied with this release, we put everything we had into the album and you can hear it in the music. It is an extremely dynamic album. It’s got blasting, groove, technicality, dark melodies, and is structured around brutality.

5) What re the lyrics all about in this new full length album?
– We’ve got subjects involving cannibalism, torture, schizophrenia, Armageddon, the underground human meat market and all that good stuff.

6) Can you please tell something about the writing process of flesh consumed and who mostly write the lyrics in Flesh Consumed?
– Usually the drummer and I will do most of the writing and the others will pitch in a riff here or there. Alex and I wrote most of “Mutilate, Eviscerate, Decapitate” and all of the “Fermented Slaughter” EP either I would present a riff, he a beat, or we would improvise for ideas.

7) Your music has a melodic and technical atmosphere,was it intentional to add melodic and technical touch in your music?
– I didn’t want it to be melodic initially but as I progressed as a musician I started to add more dark and evil melodies. I have always been interested in writing brutal music with some technicality.

8) Why flesh consumed named of the band?
– I have always been fascinated with cannibalism. Don’t you think an athletic human could produce some tender fillets? The catch might be a little harder though…haha

9) How can you described the crowd when you guys playing in the stage? Is there some rumble happening because of the flow of your music?
– I’ve gone through so many line up changes that each separate line up gives off different energy. Our new line up is definitely going to fucking destroy!!

10) How long is FLESHCONSUMED now in the Gore grind industry and Flesh consumed seems like has a great fucking member’s line up. What can you say about that?
– We’ve been in the death metal industry since 2003 but didn’t get signed until early 2006. The new line up is solid as a rock, so I would definitely have to say this is the most punishing manifestation.

11) How can you say a band is true underground metal and not a poser?
– Listen to it, read the lyrics, and make a decision.

12) Who made the killer artwork for your album? It’s a really fucking killer art man?
– P.Timm- He’s an amazing artist and a fucking sick dude from San Jose, California. Our “Fermented Slaughter/Inhuman Butchery” EP was the first gory album art that he had done. All his work is amazing though. He is very smooth and has great ideas. Check his work out at www.ptimm.deviantart.com

13) what was the feeling playing in a show with the band line up like this Devourment, Guttural Secrete, and Artery Eruption. Can you tell something about the show? I’m sure that was a killer show?
– It was Devourment’s first California show ever, so it was an honor to be on that one. All those bands destroyed and even though there was some last minute venue changes it was a blast.

14) How did you guys contact sevared records? And what was the Deal between sevared records and Flesh Consumed?
– After the “Inhuman Butchery” EP was released, I started shopping it out to labels and a few were interested. We went with Sevared because Barrett is great to work with and I dig the bands he signs. As far as our deal goes, that’s between Barrett and Flesh Consumed, but he definitely gave us a great deal.

15) After the release of your double EP you guys already sold 100’s of copies worldwide? Is it not hard to find a label to promote albums and shit like that?
– Actually, the label, and Flesh Consumed have gone through at least 1000 copies. Sevared does a great job at promoting us in smaller countries that wouldn’t normally hear of us. I think labels like Sevared keep underground death metal alive.

16) What’s Fleshconsumed ideology in terms of music and in life?
– Try to constantly grow as a musician, as a person, and stand up for your beliefs.

17) When did you start creating music like this and how did you become obsessed in metal music?
– I started getting into heavy music around 10 years of age. Once I heard Morbid Angel’s Covenant I knew my calling was death metal. Since then I’ve been searching for heavier and more brutal music.

18) Are you into anti Christian or in some occult shit?
– Everyone has different beliefs in Flesh Consumed. I believe in multi-dimensional reality, which means I got multiple personalities going on simultaneously (If interested check out “Seth Speaks” by Jane Roberts). I also have neo-pagan beliefs. I don’t believe in gods and goddesses like many pagans, but I believe the appreciation of the earth is vital. I guess you could call me a sci-fi pagan… haha

19 ) for how long do you think flesh consumed will stay together?
– Until we have said everything that needs to be said and done everything that needs to be done. I don’t see us accomplishing that until at least five or six solid albums are out, but then again, I’m sure I’ll have even more to say at that point in my life, so who knows. I will probably stop in Death or Armageddon.

20) Here’s the end of this interview thanks for your time answering this. Anything you would like to add?
Thanks Adrian, keep up the good work spreading the sickness in the underground.

www.fleshconsumed.com

www.myspace.com/fleshconsumed

HUMAN MASTICATION

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1.) How’s the Human Mastication in davao metal scene city right now?

Gee – We are doin alright eventhough we are struggling with a lot of hindrances like finances. And arranging some songs for our upcumming release.

2.) Can you tell somethin about the bands bio. to know more. coz it’s the first time you’ve been featured in our zine?

Gee – Human Mastication was formed in late 2002… With the original members of Gian on Drums, Jay on Guitars, Siloy on Bass and Gee on Vocals.. Rodney left the band to focus on his hardcore band. Then the band talked to Nosferatu’s Drummer Gian to fill the empty post. After we recorded our 6 demo songs, Gian left the band due to time conflict and other priorities.. And our original drummer Rodney came back to fill the drumkit. I think that’s all!!!

3.) What are the bands influences and why those bands?

Gee – I can’t tell about our main influences… We have many different styles. But we have a lot of influences in US death metal style…

4.) Can you tell somethin about the writing process? especially in 1st track it was a fucking headbanging moment?

Gee – I actually do the writing and composing stuffs, while my other bandmates do the riffs and drumwork. The lyrics are purely contextual to our beliefs, nothing more… nothing less.

5.) When human mastication playing live? How can you described your band?

Gee – We don’t know yet! We will see this Cumming month of May or June… What do you mean!? Our musick!? I can describe our musick simply as Brutal death metal with a lot of groove with some ultra sick heavy hardcore parts!!! That’s it!!!

6.) Does the full-length album already in action? What can we expect and the metal fanatic about that?

Gee – Yes, We are now working for our full-length! I think it will be finished later part of this year. And hope we can find a label to release this fucking material. All I can say is expect more Pulverizing Groove Brutality!!!

7.) In your own opinion how many bands do you think that are true to the davao city metal scene. And for you how can you say that the band is a true to the scene and not a disgraced or ‘yung mga hanggang umpisa lang at yung magagaling kunwari’?

Gee – I can’t answer your question about Davao City Metal Scene because I think I’m not the right person to answer your question… Please ask someone who knows about the bands in Davao City or ask Boyet of DAVAO DEATH METAL DISTRO… I think he can answer your question…

8.) Don’t get fucked at this question coz your from davao. Some people there says that Philippine metal scene is known by the place davao city and Philippine is also known for the rip-off country because of davao city also and your place is the one who puts our country in a shame state worldwide? What’s your comment about that? Is there some actions about that?

Gee – I don’t really like to comment about this! I know that there are many “rip-off people” existing here in my area. And I don’t mind their business!!! Because I know that no one can stop these people! My opinion about these guys is that they think they are superior if they can rip you off!!! And we have nothing to do with these guys!!!

9.) How’s the underground trading scene there in Davao city. After the rip-off scum happened in our country and most especially in your place?

Gee – Refer to my answer in question No. 8

10.) This question is not related in metal stories. Can you briefly tell somethin about the Davao Death squad there? Is it true that they are connected to your mayor? I’m just curious about it?

Gee – The Davao Death Squad or DDS is a notorious group doing summary killings of small-time drug peddlers and addicts. Davao has once been threatened by their actions, but since only those who uses and sells illegal drugs are targets of this group… And also they have many innocent victims. I think people in Davao got used to news about brutally murdered addicts, even if some of them are minors. There are rumors that the mayor himself is supporting/financing the said group, but it remained unconfirmed due to lack of evidences. . .

11.) O.k. Heres the fucking end of this interview. Anything to masticate and spit out my friend?

Gee – Thanks a lot for your total support and time in doing this interview with Human Mastication… I wish you the best for your zine!!! Stay sick and Brutal!!!! To all Sick people Reach Human Mastication at www.humanmastication.cjb.net Human_Mastication@yahoo.com

LAPIDA

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1.)How’s everybody in Lapida’s grave?
Everybody is doin fine. hi to all readers of Cult Mongers!

2.)Can you pls. tell somethin bout the band?
Lapida is a Davao city based Death Metal band with members from
Dysentery and Trissect Endocardium-Brutal Death Metal. we have already released a 2003 3 song Demo. the band has also played several Metal gigs along with bands like Korihor,Al-Iblis,Human Mastication,Cremation etc.

3.)why is it that lapida and some bands there in Davao are always influenced by U.S. deathmetal?
because U.S. Death Metal plays more Straighter and Simple. bands like
Malevolent Creation. Suffocation.Death for example. we also like
European bands like Pestilence and Vader and south American bands like Krisiun and others. i think it is not always American bands influnced Davao city. i know you heard a lot from Korihor and other Davao Black and Death
Metal bands who are influenced alot from European Heavy,Thrash.Death, and
Black Metal.

4.) Why do you want to create an original sounds w/c came only in our owncountry and not from other country? Whats your comment about that?
i think Death Metal is the best sound in this fuckin world that we are  living. it is a goodway to die listening to this kind of shit. i think nobody is intersted of our local heritage in our country.

5.)Whats your opinion about the wide spread of Rip-Off scene in Davao?
there is no such stupid rip-off scene here in our city. and i guess this question is an old issue already and im sick and tired of hearing it. tell me the names of those rip-off gayheads and im sure there only a few names and you can still count it in your fingers. Davao city has a massive headcount of intelligent Metal Hordes that dont give a damn shit about this rip-off thing. maybe some day you can come here in our city and witness a TRUE Metal gig. join us in our Blodbath……

6.)So you are came from band called Dysentery. What do you think is the reason why some bands always disbanded and never stay for too long?
Dysentery is still alive! and we will be back soon. our drummer and bassist needs more time for their family and work but still decided to continue the band.

7.)How’s the writing process of LAPIDA? and also about the lyrics?
the writing process is long because we want to make sure 100% that the music that we compose is the exact thing we want. so far we have 5 original compostion and still counting. the lyrics is about the reality of Death coz it has no bounderies……

8.)Does the metal scene there is also supported by your violent Mayor or the local gov’t.?
No! and i think he doesnt want to. im sure he is not ready to see a Extreme Metal band playing infront of the city hall with wildbangers in the frontrow.

9.)In a year how many gigs does your place had? How supported the metal freaks there in your band?
there are 20 to 30 gigs every year,it depends actually. Metal Freaks here are very supportive even if you are an old or new band.

10.)Does your band have a future plan? What can we expect from that?
of course. to play more gigs, write more songs, drink more alcohol. smoke a lot then hit the studio for recordings. and of course, have fun in what we are doin.

11.) ok heres the end. Anything to vommit?
thanks for the interview. support your Local Underground Metal Scene

IN EXCELSIS

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Cult Mongers: how are you Jhan?

Jhan: I just woke up.

Cult Mongers: can you please give some info about your new band?

Jhan: My new band is called “In Excelsis”, still a one-man band. In contrast to “Gaeldorn Jhan”, it’s somewhat more audible. The music has been taken into another level, so to speak, with more intricate rhythm sections except that the raw resonance is still maintained which creates a bridge between the two. Maturity and development intact with supersonic battering is how I would describe In Excelsis.

 

Cult Mongers: Tripalium Zine described your music before as Barbaric Grinding Metal and now how can you described your music? And why you shift from another style?
Jhan: As I have stated above, the music has been taken into another level which is obvious in the denser song arrangement & the more critical and significant lyrics. It’s a little different from before although the essence is still there. I wanted to move and create something different from what I did in the past. Besides, it was a tiring process and it stagnates me as a musician. Another reason is egocentricity has taken its toll on me. I’ve reached the point where creating music isn’t just about having a good time anymore.

 

Cult Mongers: is there no doubt in your mind your mind that you change your style? And you killed your first band Gaeldorn Jhan, anyway is it already dead?
Jhan: No, there’s no second thoughts or whatever. Yes, Gaeldorn Jhan is long dead.

 

Cult Mongers: how long have you been in this kind of Underground Metal industry?
Jhan: I would say not that. When I was at the recording stage of Gaeldorn Jhan I was still in the process of studying how to produce my own stuff. Basically, that’s about 5 years ago.

 

 Cult Mongers: hows the Metal scene there in your place? Can you described the scene there.

Jhan: If we’re talking about the Metal scene, as far as I know, there’s none at all. Well. there are a few bands that play Metal, but most of them are suffering from superiority complex. Hence, creating some barriers. If there’s any “scene”, it’s all but a façade. DSR (Deadstring Records) is trying to change things around here, but I guess it would take a while to make the dream a reality. My work with DSR is more on the internal process, recording, mixing, etc. Setting up a scene is not on my agenda.

 

Cult Mongers: about your new stuff, is it already out what do you think will be the out come of your new stuff?

Jhan: No, it’s not out yet. I’m hoping to finish it early 2005. I’ll be recording some more materials when I’m off school for the holidays. The finished product will be quite a surprise to some people who have heard my older stuff. It will be a drastic musical change.

Cult Mongers: in an underground music artist like you, whats the reaction when some Metal freaks don’t like your stuff after they hear it or the bad feedback from the scene in short?

Jhan: So far I haven’t had any bad responses with Gaeldorn Jhan, except that it was too raw. It was more of an advice on the mixing approach. Gaeldorn Jhan wasn’t distributed properly, so there’s not much feedback going on except for the good ones. In Excelsis will probably have a taste of both sides of criticism.

 

Cult Mongers: is it difficult to be as a 1 man band? Can you please tell something about the mixing process, writing process and medium you use?

Jhan: No, not all. I prefer it this way ‘cos I am free to choose which ever direction I want to take my music. The mixing process is simple – I plug my guitar, bass and mic, do a little tweaking to get the sound right, then that’s it. When it’s all recorded to my pc that’s the time I adjust the levels and frequencies of the recorded stuff. I don’t do any advance technique or whatever procedures. The writing process starts with a riff then I’ll program the drums and see how it sounds and from there the song arrangement comes in. Sometimes the lyrics go first. That’s probably the best way I can describe it. The medium that I use would be guitar, bass and a PC for drums, mixing and recording.

 

Cult Mongers: in your own opinion how can you rate your self as a musician?

Jhan: I wouldn’t do any numerical ratings on myself, all I know is I know what I want and I know how to get it. I don’t follow any theoretical frameworks on my songs. I do as I please.

 

Cult Mongers: about the influences who are they? And why?

Jhan: Cliff Burton would probably be my biggest influence though the audibility of my music is in question since I have been venturing to a lot of Metal sub-genres and some other esoteric music for a long period of time now. It’s really hard to put into words, but all I can say is Cliff contributed a lot in elevating (not only Metallica) the standards of Metal. Another thing is he felt deeply about his music and he bangs his head like a madman which I find really cool.

 

Cult Mongers: ok heres the last now my mind is already empty now. Anything you’ll like to add or to spit out from the scene?
Jhan: In Excelsis demo entitled “Monstrum in Aenima”, will be out early 2005. Any zines interested you can email me at lucricio@hotmail.com. I appreciate the support, Adrian! Thanks and more power to your zine. Memento Mori!

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