Friday, 27 April 2012

Interview with The Core Of Brutality Webzine

1. Can i get a backstory on the band/ band biography?
Greg: Theo and Jim started playing together around 2006, I think. Eventually they started writing material for Birth of Depravity. Along with them before the time I joined, was another vocalist, I think his name was Liakos, who later left the band. I had already known Theo a couple of years at that time. He had heard my previous band, Comatose, and I guess he liked what he heard, so when Jim and Theo recorded the 2008 promo, he asked me if I wanted to be part of it. I heard the tracks, which blew me away, so I was really happy to add vocals to the songs. From there on, slowly, more and more material was written until eventually we came to where we are now, the release of our debut album.

2. What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music? What message do you want to send?
Greg: We definitely didn’t want to be another band with gore and horror lyrical themes, not to say that there’s another wrong with them. Instead we opted to comment on things that affect our lives directly, from various thoughts on society to our own personal feelings on situations and things happening around us, but not restrictive to just that. It really comes down to what’s on our mind and of course what the music brings out of us.

3. How have the gigs you guys been doing been?
Greg: We’ve only done one gig unfortunately, which was great at the time. Sorry I can’t answer this question better…

4. What equipment do you guys use?
Greg: Well, I just use whatever mic is available, but I recorded the album with a Shure SM58. Jim uses Demon Drive double pedal and Theo uses a Jackson Performer ps4 guitar, a Seymoor Dunkan Invader humbucker picup and a GT3 Boss guitar effects processor...but that’s about all I know.

5. What bands have influenced your band and its sound?
Greg: Theo and Jim writes the music, so this is more for them I guess, but I do know Theo’s really into old Deicide and that he likes old school death metal and thrash a lot too. Jim on the other hand digs Nile and a lot of more modern (I guess you can say) brutal death metal, like Disavowed. I can’t exactly tell you what consciously influences their style and writing, though, but we definitely draw influence from brutal death metal and other similar genres.

6. Do you remember your first show and what was it like?
Greg: We’ve only done one show, so I’d have a problem, if I didn’t. It was fun and I hope to do it again some time in the close future.

7. What made you guys decide to form a band?
Greg: A love for the music we play as well as a desire to create it. Simple really...

8. What is your opinion on sites posting your guys material and other bands material?
Greg: I personally don’t have an issue with this practice, as I think it’s a great way to get your music out there, so to speak. After all, while we make music for our own satisfaction, we also want people to hear it. We put effort into creating our music, we enjoy it. If there’s anyone else that does too, we want them to hear it. It’s can be really good promotion, especially in a world where underground music doesn’t get anywhere near the same exposure as the mainstream does. I think that these criteria create the need for such sites, as a means of helping people find new music in a scene that already requires a certain degree of dedication to searching out new bands and music. I also believe that if people really like what you’re doing they will support you and purchase your releases, even if they can find it online for free.

9. Is there any bands that you guys enjoyed playing with more then the others?
Greg: Not really.

10. How do you guys feel about the classifications in metal? like deathcore, metalcore and other subgenres and how some get a negative rep.
Greg: I find classifying a bit trivial and pointless, since there’s so much variety to be found, even within one genre’s sub-categories. Everyone has their preferences, but I don’t think that means only one classification of metal, or any music for that matter, should exclude you from listening to another. As for deathcore and metalcore, I don’t have anything nice to say, so…

11. What song do you enjoy playing the most?
Greg: Dehumanization by Hellfire, there’s just something about that track.

12. When not doing things with the band, what can you guys be seen doing?
Greg: Well, I like to play some drums and videogames, myself.

13. Your biggest band moment?
Greg: Hands down, the recording of our debut album. We’re friends before band mates, and it’s always great to be around friends, especially when in the context of working together for a goal, in our case, The Coming of the Ineffable was that goal.

14. What is your opinion on the current state of metal?
Greg: Prolific is one word that comes to mind for sure. I guess it’s like any genre of music, there’s good stuff to be found, but there also a lot of shit to sift through to find it. The more you dig the more you’ll find, I suppose.

15. How did you guys come up with your band name?
Greg: I guess it’s about Theo’s idea of wanting to create sick and twisted music. But this is really something only Theo can answer.

16. What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?
Greg: More brutal death metal in the same vein. We like what we do and we want to do more of it.
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