piątek, 11 grudnia 2015

Interview with Attila & Szilárd/ Alea Iacta Est!

      I'm very excited about this interview, Zoltan/ Blast fanzine did a great job as always. But for me it's sentimental, I guess I know Tomi/ bass player of Alea Iacta Est since 2002/ 2003. We met in Czech Republic many times, because I was traveling around diy grind shows/ festivals there a lot then, I was even living in Ostrava for some time. It's good to know that he is playing in such a great band. I'm not going to cry now, it's time for interview and grind, play this fuckin' loud: https://aleaiactaest.bandcamp.com

      Although the hungarian grinders could already read a long interview with you in the Posthuman fanzine, I’d like to start again with the origins of Alea Iacta Est. So tell me please everything about the beginning, when and how has the band started, how did you get together, and how the lineup has changed over the years?
      Szilard: Yes, we started to play in September 2005, this is the official beginning of the band. Although we had some rehearsals before that as well, but these were more about learning to play the instruments, trying out some cover songs and making some own stuff on guitar and bass. Attila wrote some lyrics and we tried to put together our first two songs. We played without drums, so at the same time we were looking for a drummer, who loves fast and rude music. Than we found Sanyi, who was playing in a local punk band called KARAK and we made our first real rehearsal. Pityu came with him to try out his guitar and it worked very well together, so it was clear that we want to continue in this line-up: so, Sanyi (drums), Pityu (guitars), Attila (vocals), Lapi (bass) and Szilard (guitars). After two years in 2007 Lapi decided to leave the band and next two years we played without bass until Tomi from INCURABLE joined us. We play in this line-up up to now.


Alea Iacta Est shreddin'
      How did you get in contact with crust and grindcore? What were the very first grindcore and crust records in your life, and what was your first thought on hearing such an extreme music?
      Szilard: I think after listening much punk music E330 was the band which really turned my attention to this kind of music. (Unfortunately, they’re not playing since many years.) Then I started to look for another similar bands and I started to collect them. My first crust-grind records were ROT, ULCERRHOEA, FUCK THE FACTS, HUMAN ERROR, JACK, ANOTHER WAY, ATTACK OF RAGE, AD ACTA, IDIOT’S PARADE, the PUBLIC and many others.
      Attila: E330 from Komárno was also a key point in my grindcore life! I saw them to perform in an old club before many years and it totally kicked my ass then. The rudeness and the power of their music carried me with itself! After that I was really into aggressive music, I was searching for new bands, genres, records, zines etc. I also remember my first vinyls ever: it was only few things which I ordered from Dr. Slayer: an Agathocles / Din Addict 7” and a Human Error / System Shit lp…. And with this ordering my love to vinyls had also began!


piątek, 13 listopada 2015

Interview with Rafael and Mendigo/ ROT!

I contacted Marcelo from Rot around 16 years ago, we traded some tapes and 7 inch split with No Prejudice and I became their fan straight away. After couple of years they become a grindcore legend. Rot has been quiet for a long time but it was worth to wait. They're coming back with new 7 inch Nowhere. My good friend, Carlos James, a former and bassplayer of another Brasilian grindcore legendary band Facada, and I decided that it's good time to talk to them. Carlos James became my partner in global grindcore propaganda and here you have his first interview for EveryDayHate grindblog. I would like to thank Carlos James and Rot for being truely grindcore maniacvs and their scene's support since forever! Andy EDH
      Tell us a little bit how the ROT started.  What were its beginnigs and what bands really influenced the ROT? What Brazilian bands do you listen to? I know you have a song on your first EP which sounds almost like a cover of Fear of God. Was it deliberate or just a coincidence?
     Mendigo: It began with the end of Rigidity Cadaveric, which was a death metal band in the vein of Death, Morbid Angel, Autopsy, etc. Then we invited Marcelo (who had a fanzine called United Forces) ­ who used to go to almost every Rigidity Cadaveric rehearsal ­ to do the vocals in a new band that we were willing to form. According to Marcelo, the guy who named the band was Babú (ex­bassist), who helped Marcelo in making our logo as well. I'm mentioning this, because when I got to Marcelo's place to talk about this new band, they already had almost everything done. We only had to write the songs. Everything got done in four or five months. There were many bands who influenced us, like Celtic Frost, Fear of God, Napalm Death, Sore Throat, Agathocles...Those bands really made us to form our own band. Brazilian bands that influenced us were Psychic Possessor, Atack Epiléptico, Nada and probably Ação Direta in some way, as we used to listen to their demo all the time. Now about that Fear of God thing you asked...It was not intentional, it was not coincidental, I like to call it as a homage. It was a reference we got. Almost every brazilian band in that way had that kind of thing. It was very normal to hear bands who had similar riffs with those bands we liked. I can mention "Russian Roulette", for instance, which sounds very alike to Blood's "Dogmatized": a band that we really liked in the beginning of the 90's. I guess that from all the bands we mentioned as influences, the only band that is still playing grindcore is Agathocles, right? But that doesn't matter, does it?
Rot 2015, pix shot by Guilherme Ferreira

 

piątek, 6 listopada 2015

Interview with Robbie/ The Kill!


It's time to chat with Robbie Polzella, former and guitar player of Australia’s premiere grindcore act, The Kill.


      hey Robbie, do you know that I miss you? Seriously. I'm really glad we've met on your first Europen tour, hang out in Krakow and just had a great time. Could you summarize Violence Over Europe 2014?
      Stop it Andy... I'm starting to get all teary. I can't thank you enough mate. You all did so much for us and we love ya! Those Polish Dumplings were to die for! "Fuck off to Krakoff"
      Violence over Europe 2014 was an absolute blast mate. The people, bands, food, Beer, places/ history, and shows were all incredible. Our first Euro show "PLAY FAST FEST" in a Czech Hanger... Speechless! And to then play "OBSCENE"... Fuck me! We were blown away. We'll never forget it Andy. Huge thanks to Curby, Otto, Ondra, you and everyone involved with organising our shows... Absolute Legends! 
 
THE KILL shreddin' in Krakoff/ pix shot by Justyna Kamińska
      I have a feeling that you like going straight to the point, The Kill is about violence, killing, worshiping devil himself, unhuman fast blastbeats and there is no place for bullshit. You're some kind of dinosaur, because not many like you left. You're on the same path for a long time, how do you feel about this, are you more noticeably now than ever?
      Ha! Devil worship? Nooooo, far from it! I have always tried to base THE KILL on straight up violent music. But I like to still hear all the riffs, drums and vocals. As long as it's dirty! Personally I think having lyrics in grindcore goes a long way. A vocalist shouting or screaming abuse and not just making silly noises makes the music much more aggressive, brutal and in your face. Not everyone into grind would agree... I'm getting old, I know Andy.. But never EVER will we slow down.
Yes, THE KILL has a much larger fan base overseas now. It was pretty much after "Make 'Em Suffer".... It's awesome!

poniedziałek, 2 listopada 2015

Interview with Gerardo/ Disturbance Project!

Zsiga Zoltán/ Blast Fanzine did another interview, this time with Gerardo Fernandez, bass player of Spanish Disturbance Project/ Rageous Intent. I know Gerardo since 2003, we meet on Obscene Extreme Festival right after his show with Denak. I can tell you, he's a seriously grindcore head and very good friend! Andy EDH


      Hello guys, my name is Zoli, welcome to the pages of Blast fanzine, from Hungary. How are you, are you ready to answer some questions? Do you like answering interviews? Did you prepared some beers and nice music to this chat?
      Hi! Gerardo here. Always ready to answer an interview!!!!Unfortunatelly I'm at job, so no beer and I guess our clients won' t like to listen our music....

      I’ve seen Disturbance Project live in Budapest (Hungary) in April, 2015; on tour with Rageous Intent. How do you remember that show, and the place (Showbarlang)? Unfortunately the audience wasn’s so big, but I hope you had a good time in Hungary.
      It was our second time in Budapest, first was in a 2010 tour. The venue was really great!, but I guess too big for a band like us, haha! In 2010 we played in a smaller place with a total crazy crowd. They made human pyramids while we were playing!!! This time we expected some like that too, but there were no pyramids for us...anyway was great and I can renognize some people who was in the 2010 gig too!

      This was the first time when you met the guys from Alea Iacta Est? How long was this tour, how much gigs did you do with them?
      We just tour for a week in Czech, Slovakia and that show in Hungary. AIE played 3 shows with us and they really killz! They are an awesome good band and nice guys too! we play 3 dates with them in the middle of the week and they have to drive back home everyday to work early each next morning! We really apreciate it. Hopefully they will be on tour next year in Spain and it will be great meet them again!
Disturbance Project shreddin'


wtorek, 27 października 2015

Interview with Niclas/ Fredag Den 13:e!



Time for the interview with my label buddies Fredag Den 13:e - they bring back the light to the Swedish crust scene and it's not only my opinion. I know them since 2010, we've met in Budapest and we partied hard till 7 a.m. ahahhha
      I remember the night when we've met for the first time. It was super long night in Budapest at Disturbance Project/ FD13:e show's afterparty and 2 days after we met again at Play Fast Or Don't festival. I had so big hangover afterwards ahhahaha Is it your way of partying? I read in your biography that: "Fredag den 13:e started out like most punk bands as an idea during a drunk night out in Gothenburg". I assume that your 100% punks.
     
Haha, yeah - no speed no punk.. At home we might have slown down a little from the years back, because of family matters and work and all, but we’re all still young at heart of course, the punk don’t fade! And being on tour and meeting great people like yourself always leads to late nights and tough hangovers, that’s for sure.
Fredag Den 13:e shreddin' in Gdynia on D.I.Y. Hardcore Punk Fest

czwartek, 15 października 2015

Interview with Doug Brown/ Slave To The Grind- A Film About Grindcore!


   Slave To The Grind- A Film About Grindcore is directed by Doug Brown - filmmaker, die-hard vinyl colector and grindcore fan! It's going to be the first documentary movie about grindcore ever. I’m really excited about this and I'm waiting impatiently for the premiere on the december 2017! I decided to contact Doug and to talk about his work, passion and grindcore of course.

   Hey Doug, let's cut to the chase. Your first documentary movie Never Enough was about collecting. I get the impression themovie was a bit about you, die-hard record collector. From the beginning of your film career you try to combine business with pleasure or is this also the desire to discover yourself?
   I am fortunate enough to have a full time job teaching filmmaking.  This has always allowed me to work on projects that mean a lot to me.  As a result – I never have to worry about making money, meeting the goals of a third party company.  So yes – I only mix business with pleasure. I would never make a film on something I was not passionate about. 

   I would like you to tell something about your work on Never Enough - I believe you've learnt many things about filmmaking but also about interviewing for sure. We can skip all the technical problems because as a film studies teacher you probably don't have any problems like that ahahhaah. How was it? Did you enjoy the whole process of filming and creating? Did you realize all your intended goals?
   Never Enough was the first feature I directed, which came with a slew of learning.  I really enjoy the interview.  Sitting down with a subject and finding a way to connect with them is the most important part of making a doucmentary.  This is another reason why I will only make films on my passions – It allows for that interview to be that much more meaningful.  It would be a tough process otherwise. I was really happy with the final product of Never Enough.  It was shot on no money – so we couldn’t expect too much for it – but this said, we have a TV sale in the works.   One note for any aspiring documentary filmmakers out there:  Transcribe every word that all of your subjects say into one massive word document.  It will allow you to search for key words (which are connected to timecode) later, which will significantly reduce the amount of time when writing your film into a story.   I did not do this with Never Enough – and we are certainly plugging through this process now for STTG.  

Making of with Dave Witte/ Discordance Axis

poniedziałek, 12 października 2015

Interview with Riley/ Grotesque Organ Defilement!

News about tragic death of my friend Michal Majewski from F.A.T.O. and Scab Bombardment Productions really upset me and no words can describe how I felt, RIP brother! Soon after I've heard about ex-F.A.T.O members' project and that's how I got closer to Grotesque Organ Defilement. I contacted them and realized right away that they are such great guys as Michal was. Their new project is 100% in the vein of old school grindcore bands, the thing what I like most. I've been working with those dudes for some time now and I need to admit that they're fuckin' insane! Interview is made by my buddy Zoltan/ Blast Fanzine. Andy EDH
Hello guys, this is Zoli, how are you doing? As far as I know this is the first hungarian Grotesque Organ Defilement interview, so I’d like to start with an introduction. Please tell me, how the story of the band started, what made you to start this band, and what did you set out to do with G.O.D.? Where is the name from?
Hi Zoli! Thanks for the interview, I’m Riley. Our band name dates back to around 2003 or 2004, when I first started experimenting with writing and recording song. I would attempt various styles from death metal, thrash, black metal ect. I wanted to try making a goregrind song with pitch shifted vocals. I made a song with a drum machine and named it Basement Abomination and came up with the name Grotesque Organ Defilement because I thought it would be funny if the acronym spelled “god” but each letter stood for something gorey. Unfortunately I have not been able to find this recording and it may be lost forever. That’s the inside joke behind our song Basement Abomination Pt. 2, since there was a part 1 but perhaps nobody will ever hear it. In 2005 I made another song with this band name in mind, Basket Case, but it wasn’t until around August 2006 that I decide to create a full demo of material resulting in the self titled demo that was not given a pro release until this year. Using songs from this demo I set out to find a drummer and sent some tracks to Leezus who was playing in the band F.A.T.O.. I had seen F.A.T.O. live and I didn’t know anyone else who was drumming in this old school way. Leezus enjoyed my material and we decided to jam, before we ever jammed he contributed some vocals on the first song of that demo, Brain Damage. F.A.T.O. had been looking for a guitar player so I joined them as well at the same time.
G.O.D. live/ pix shot by Willow Alexander.


czwartek, 8 października 2015

Interview with Brad from Internal Rot!

Let's face it, after debut album "Mental Hygiene", Aussie Internal Rot became topnotch act at the underground grindcore scene. Believe me or not, but even Digby Pearson would like to have such a great band in his heyday. Anyway, I'm waiting for they EU tour and it's is gonna be the icing on the cake! My buddie Zsiga Zoltán from BLAST fanzine interviewed Brad, guitarist of Internal Rot, Die Pigeon Die, Holy Boner, Super Fun Happy Slid, in one word- super busy guy! Andy EDH



First of all, can we summarize the band’s history? How did you get together, who’s idea was to form this band? All the 3 members are from different bands (Roskopp, Agents Of Abhorrence, and Super Fun Happy Slide), Internal Rot is just a project for you, or this band is the first priority?

B – Christoph and I just had a jam for fun back in 2010 when Roskopp was at it’s end and SFHS was slowing down due to Den moving interstate. We didn’t discuss any ideas or anything and somehow busted out some fast as hell frenetic grindcore that got us rather excited. Since we’re both drummers it only seemed fitting to get another drummer for vocals. Max had sung in the early 2-piece days of AoA and had a cool strained yell/roar, but definitely stepped up the brutality with the harsh lows much to our delight in those first few jams.



Which one of the above mentioned 3 bands is still active? If I know well, Roskopp is splitted up, why did you decided to finish?
B – Roskopp finished up when Jake (bass/vox) moved to the USA for study. Agents of Abhorrence is in deep hibernation these days. Super Fun Happy Slide is still active, we played our first gig in a year just recently. However Den (guitar) lives in a different state now so we only get together a couple of times a year at most.

 
Internal Rot live/ pix shot by Ben Butcher.

I know, that the members of Internal Rot have other musical projects besides the mentioned ones. Introduce them with a few words please.

B – I play drums in SUPER FUN HAPPY SLIDE (raw grindcore), HOLY BONER (stop-start-blast) and UMBILICAL TENTACLE (partymoshnoisecore). I do a one man noisecore band where I play drums, bass and vocals at the same time called BLARGHSTRAD, it’s pretty ridiculous. There’s also a new crusty goregrind band CLOGGED, with members of SFHS and Roskopp. Solo filthy goregrind as TAKE THAT VILE FIEND and the occasional improv jazz wank collaboration.

Christoph plays drums in HEADLESS DEATH (grindcore), UNNATURAL BIRTH (black metal/punk), TRENCH SISTERS (fast hardcore/grind), CONTAMINATED (devastating death metal) and more I’m probably forgetting.
Max plays drums in FACELESS BURIAL (death metal mosh) and in the past has drummed for Far Left Limit, Cut Sick, ABC Weapons and more.

 

Back to Internal Rot: who’s idea was the band name and where it is from? There is a song called Internal Rot on an early Phobia material, maybe that was the origin?B – Christoph stole the name from the Phobia song. It fulfilled our requirements for being dumb and tough without being too silly. I personally just went along with it because it has ROT in the title and they’re one of my favourite bands.


środa, 7 października 2015

Interview with James from Facada!

I'm stoked, seriously, I've met Zsiga Zoltan once at OEF and we became partners straight away. His fanzine BLAST is totally kick-ass! This time he decided to talk to one of my favorite bands, Brasilian Facada. I know them for years and they are one of the best underground grindcore acts for sure. I'm proud to release their two albums and to work on future projects now. If you dont know Facada yet, listen to O joio or Nadir album, read that rad interview with Carlos James, bass player and vocalist of the band. I want to thank Zoltan and James for such a good job! Andy EDH
Hello guys, my name is Zoli, I’m glad to do this chat with you! To be honest I didn't found too much biography info about you, so it is time for an introduction. Do you remember the reason why you formed Facada? When and how exactly did you found the band? What were your favorite bands and inspirations back then, and did that change over the years? 
Hi, Zoli. We are glad as well. It’s awesome to answer to an interview from a country like Hungary that we don’t have many contacts. It’s always cool to get acquainted  to new people. We formed the band back in 2003. We used to play in other bands, but we were always close friends. After watching show from a local band named SUBTERA, we decided to get together and star jamming to some grindcore stuff. We are still doing it as far as we are concerned. Back in the day we loved, and still love, things like Napalm Death (old), Terrorizer, Filthy Christians, Repulsion, Defecation, Carcass (old), Morbid Angel (old), Dismember, Agathocles, Regurgitate. To some extent these influences haven’t really changed over the years, but we are always adding some different elements like Death or Black metal to keep things interesting for ourselves. And it all comes really naturally.
Facada, pix shot by Deivyson Teixeira



piątek, 18 września 2015

Interview with Erik and Esse from Överviolence!

I'm going to talk to every member of the loudest & fastest band from Sweden, Överviolence!!! Esse, Henrik and Erik they all all corrupting the common good on the same level,all right maybe Esse is the thard case, but I want to ask them about Crowpath, Sewn Shut, Widespread Bloodshed, Bäddat För Trubbel, Tellusian and Överviolence of course!

Hey Esse, Henrik and Erik, tell me honestly, did you guys dream about Tatras after our tour? I need to admit it was fucking great and I had a lot fun with you guys.
Esse: Helo Andy! Esse here, the tour was the best tour i've been on!! Great people and just as great gigs! Too bad we didnt get to go wolfsearching in the Tatras tho. I have already booked a returntrip and plan to stay there in the mountains for good only living off tatratea. 

Överviolence shreddin' in Krakow, pix shot by Justyna Kamińska

środa, 2 września 2015

Interview with Shantia from My Minds Mine!



The news that Dutch My Minds Mine reunited cheered not only me, but also many old school grindcore geeks. My Minds Mine formed in 1995, broke up in 2002 and reformed in 2014, how great those news are! I decided to have a chat with Shantia Fardin, former and guitar player of  MMM, Blood I Bleed and owner of independent underground label Fast & Furious Records.

Hey Shantia, it's still hard to believe that I interview you as MMM. Tell me, what prompted you to return? Was Rosco's return to the band one of the reasons for comeback? Have you ever thought about reactivating MMM during the last 12 years after break-up?
Hey Andy! Thanks for the interest in the band. Well after MMM quit in 2002, soon afterwards Bato and me started Blood I Bleed. We were in touch with Ros, but not that much untill we found out he had serious throat/vocal cords  issues. Reason unknown according to doctors. Seriously. He is using one vocal cord only up till present day. After his recovery we wanted him back in the band and he soon joined. From time to time we played some MMM songs as well and years later we finally decided to do a full set under the MMM banner. So yeah, there have been thoughts of starting MMM again throughout the years.

Every time I'm listening to your 10 inch split with Head Hits Concrate I wonder where did you get those sensational samples from?

Haaha. At the time we loved this intro which is on the Pissed Happy Children LP “Pissed Playground” so we stole it. The outro is a tribute to Adrenalin o.d. who has this small sample on one of their records. We had Milan (sound guy of Sing Sing)  saying something similar but then referring to Head Hits Concrete.

pix shot by Rick Slagter

poniedziałek, 10 sierpnia 2015

Subjugation interview by Zsiga Zoltán/ Blast fanzine

This interview will feature in the #3rd issue of Blastzine in hungarian language. So let's see what Zsiga Zoltán ask for Mustafa and Kaya from Subjugation!

Subjugation
are a relatively new name in the underground, but the members of the band are well-known from the Turkish scene.  


Please tell me, how the story of Subjugation started, what did you set out to do with this band and how did the line-up came together? 
Mustafa: Hey! We started the band in the very hot summer of 2013. Both Sakatat and Burial Invocation were inactive during that time and we were quite bored, so we just wanted to rehearse and steam off. We quickly enlisted a guitar and bass player and started to compose songs. We were actually planning to play in a more punkier, Discharge-influenced style, but the songs quickly turned into brutal grindcore. 

Continuing the line-up theme a bit; is it hard to find talented and committed musicians (who doesn't already play with hundreds of bands) for an underground metal or grindcore act in your country? 
Kaya: It’s quite hard to be honest. There are less and less people listening to music and even less grindcore fans. But the real struggle is finding people on your own frequency.
Mustafa: We have a small number of people in the country participating in the scene, but like you mentioned, everyone already plays in a thousand other bands.
Subjugation live/ pix shot by Niklas Larson.

niedziela, 26 lipca 2015

Interview with Pete from Horsebastard.


Salmi from Noisebazooka came up with an idea to release 7 inch split with UK's HORSEBASTARD, it made me very excited and after their great show at Obscene Extreme Festival 2014, I was sure I sell all records within an hour. The split came out few weeks ago. Have you heard it already? Still don't? Wankers! This is one of the best audio violence splits I have ever released and that's why I'm going to ask those British fucks from Horsebastard about few things!


What kind of drugs inspired you to start a band with the name HorseBastard? I have to admit it's catchy and funny. Same as description of your music: Equestrian Blastcore. Could you explain your concept? Was it planned or all the ideas came to you spontaneously? I would try that horseshoe paper, where can I get it?
Incessant orb absorption and tasting the future. Well, that and the crucial factor of having a definite deadline for the band to be named by (i.e. playing a gig).. If you want a simple (al)chemical formula for it then: Drugs + Deadline = HorseBastard. Anyway, I've been reliably informed that before they settled on Horsey B (I joined August 2012) some of the other band-names they were pondering included, 'The Pregnant Leg' and 'She Found The Sock' so count yourselves lucky! Those Horseshoe Blotters will no doubt be popping up on Ebay and Discogs soon enough so keep your eyes peeled, though I've already heard of low grade bootlegs doing the rounds.. Typical! Equestrian blastcore just seemed an apt description for what we do and is our defining concept I suppose.. Play fast, chat shit and the rest will take care of itself.
Obscene Extreme 2013/ pix shot by Rafał Kotylak


środa, 22 lipca 2015

Interview with Moshfred from MINDFLAIR & BITTERNESS EXHUMED.

It's my first interview since many many years when I was making a fanzine. It's my label blog and I decided to make interviews with my label bands and not only. Today I will talk to Moshfred, vocalist of the Mindflair, guitar player of Bitterness Exhumed, vocalist and drummer of Unlearned (rip) and Kent Brockman (rip). 
pix shot by Stephan Langerwisch

środa, 15 lipca 2015

Human Cull interview by Zsiga Zoltán/ Blast fanzine

Recently I received a copy of Blast fanzine. Unfortunately zine is in Hungarian but I saw several promising interviews with Human Cull, Internal Rot etc. I had the pleasure to meet editor of BlastZine Zsiga Zoltán at the Obscene Extreme Festival this year and as soon as I mentioned to him that I'm going to start my own blog he agreed to forward English version of the interview with UK's Human Cull.