poniedziałek, 14 sierpnia 2017

Interview with Rob/ WAKE!

      Wake straddling a perfect line between cohesion and chaos, violence and sheer aggression, massive groove and raw Grindcore, it's a fuckin' execution. Beware, they're coming to Europe for 2 weeks tour with Backslider, check the interview with Rob and tour schedule. Andrzej Dumała.

       Hey Rob, since 26th of February/ the premier of Sowing the Seeds of a Worthless Tomorrow album your touring, how is rolling the life on tour? Where did you played so far and where was the best audience?
      Things are alright, man. We've played quite a few shows around Sowing.. We've done shows across Canada, US and Mexico. It's taken awhile but this will be our first time playing these songs live in Europe... It's hard to believe it's been 3 years since we toured there with Primitive Man. I'd probably say Saskatoon, Saskatchewan or Tuscon, Az have been my favourite shows of the last little while. Our release show in Calgary was pretty sick as well. haha
Wake & Backslider European Tour 2017 poster.

niedziela, 6 sierpnia 2017

Interview with Teabags/ BOAK!

      BOAK, shortly after formed in Aberdeen in 2013, has become one of Europe’s leading powerviolence group. Don't miss them out if you are looking for fast, angry music with a serious message. All of their releases are lessons from violence. Powerviolence. Teabags was so kind to answer my question, so enjoy our interview with this great band! Zsiga Zoltan.

      It might be a little bit boring for you, but to start the interview, could you please tell us everything about the band's origins, and about how did you get together? What made you want to play this kind of angry, fast, pissed off grinding tunes?
      We're from Aberdeen, Scotland. I knew Ewan from a few of his other bands, but then saw him doing drum covers of Punch and Converge songs so asked if he wanted to do a fast band. Then we got Ben to play bass cos he always wore Weekend Nachos and ACxDC merch. We all liked fast angry music, and were all veggie/ vegan so it made sense.
      Can you please introduce all the members of BOAK, so that we are able to get a picture about their personality and about what they have done before they joined to this band? The only thing I know that one member played in Filthpact, but correct me if I'm wrong.
      Currently we are slightly different as we are just a 2 piece, with Teabags on guitar and vocals and Ewan on drums and vocals. To begin with we originally had a bassist as well, Ben. Teabags was previously in Filthpact, Uncalm, Vomitus and a few bands with stupid names. Ewan was in Dirtdrinker, Absolutist and is still in Clearer the Sky. Ben was in Cleavers.
BOAK live at Temple of Boom, Leeds. Photo credits: Streitmacht fotografie/ streitmachtfotografie.ch


środa, 12 lipca 2017

Interview with Santi/ Looking For An Answer!

      Looking for an answer are one of the best known grindcore bands from Spain. They have released 3 full length and 9 splits releases since forming in 1999. Their latest full length Dios Carne released a couple months ago and I feel it is their best work yet. I spoke to vocalist Santi about their latest album, Spanish grindcore band and their plans for the rest of the year. Peter 'Trendcrusher' K.
       Hi, you have been around as a band for 18 years now. How does it feel looking back at your career?
      Hi Peter! I have been in the band only for the last 5 years, but i can tell you we all see this band as a continuous process, living in the present all the time and looking forward to what is to come. If i look back, i see an evolution and many gathered good experiences through touring, recording etc...
      I enjoyed your recently released album Dios Carne and found it your best work as yet. Tell us a bit more about the album.
      Thanks for the words Peter! The idea with Dios Carne was moving forward both musically and lyrically; It's still a classic grind/death album but we built more layers of sound influenced by other styles ranging from crust to funeral doom. Also, with the lyrics, we tried to enrich our anti-specist message with new concepts brought from psychology, philosophy...always learning.
Looking For An Answer, October 2016.


poniedziałek, 3 lipca 2017

Interview with Gendo Ikari!

      Gendo Ikari is a young talented band from the UK's Grindcore scene, they attracted the attention with first 7"EP Unit_1. Even though they borrowed the name from Neon Genesis Evangelion, you shouldn't have to be an anime-freak to enjoy the creative and effectve brutality of this fresh band from Glasgow! Let's check our interview with them! Zoltan Zsiga.

      I would like to discuss first about the origins of the band, and do an overall introduction. Can you give us a brief history, how did you get together? Who’s who; and what other bands or side-projects do you have, or had in the past?
      The band is Gerald (guitar), JJ (vox), Chris (bass) and George (drums). We've played with each other in various bands before and don't like talking to anyone else, so this is sort of just kind of happening. George also plays in Blanca Grande, who sound like a Satanic Slint and Chris plays in Party Cannon and Iniquitous Savagery. Gerald, JJ and George used to play in a tech metal band The Colour Pink Is Gay, and the guitarists left the country so we decided to make a new grind band with Chris.
      Please tell me about your inspirations and influences as well. How did you get in contact with this kind of music, when did you realized that Grindcore is the genre for you?
      We like it when the drums go GA GA GA GA DUGUGUGUGUDUDUGUGU GAGAGAGA and fast playing, where the notes don't make sense and it's off kilter. Blast beats are yas.
Gendo Ikari in action!


poniedziałek, 19 czerwca 2017

Get ready for interview with Ape Unit and exclusive stream of Zoopocalypse Grindcore!

      I will release a unique 7 inch of plastic on 30th of June. It's a split between Ape Unit and Horsebastard, together 11 songs of Zoopocalypse Grindcore. This is a great opportunity to stream a new Ape Unit's song and talk with Steve. Enjoy, Andrzej Dumala.
      hey Steve, what's Ape Unit?
      Ape Unit is a project started almost ten years ago by five bored primates who decided to join forces to play as fast and noisy as they can. The band changed a lot along the years, but the original concept has remained the same : five friends having fun playing extreme music!
      What causes boredom?
      Nothing in particular, really. At the time, all the original members of the band were into extreme music, so It was easy to start the project, even If It first came as a "joke band", and It turned into something more serious months after the first rehearsal.


wtorek, 9 maja 2017

Interview with Fabio Mozine/ Läjä Records!

       Fabio Mozine supports underground DIY scene since I remember, his label is well know because of many great and weird releases. Enjoy the exclusive interview made by Carlos James, translated by Zé Misanthrope specially for GCP blog.
        Since when have you noticed that yo’ve reached the point of no return in your underground life? When did you realize it could be a real thing, that instead of having a 9-5 Job, your bands and projects would be the priority? Do you have plans on expanding Läjä?
       I Think i’ve noticed the point of no return even before forming my first band, just for the simple pleasure I’ve felt from listening to garage bands, local bands and for the absolute disgust I’ve felt for the mainstream bands, even the metal ones. And of course the feeling being part of the underground community. Now, for me to believe in it in a professional point of view, especially with the label, being able to make a living out of it, it took me quite some time, and I’m still struggling with it. It’s a very unstable job, it makes me fearful and insecure about the very nature of it. Obviously any kind of job has its instabilities, but think about it: if you have a stable job in a bank, for instance, I believe you don’t feel afraid about losing your job or having no income unless you fuck up really bad. I’m not sure if I will expand Laja in any means, based on my will to work at home with small things and little problems. I just think I need to revamp it from time to time.


sobota, 6 maja 2017

Interview with Smattro Ansjovis/ Birdflesh!

       Smattro Ansjovis is a founder of one, of the oldest and most recognizable Swedish Grindcore bands, Birdflesh is having their 25-year anniversary this year. Andrzej Dumala.
        Hey Smattro, Birdflesh is having their 25-year anniversary this year as a one of the oldest and most recognizable Swedish Grindcore bands. What are your thoughts on the legacy of Birdflesh?
       Hey Andy! Yeah, 25 years ago we started Birdflesh. It's really crazy. Though it took a few years to learn how to play and write songs, haha! It has been lots of ups and downs through the years and I am the only original member left. But I can't imagine my life without this band. It's like a family member.
       Playing Carnivalgrind for quarter of a century is an excellent opportunity to celebrate, Are you gonna have a big party to mark the occasion?
       We haven't really thought about doing anything special to celebrate. Sadly there is no time. Family, work and our other bands take a lot of time too. We have a few shows coming up this year so I guess we gonna have some beers with our fans who care about our 25th anniversary. We save the big party until we turn 50.
"Thanks Ryan and Evan + crew for having us at NDF. People say we had a great time. Cheers to all crazy people who moshed at our show." Birdflesh 2017.