Monday, February 9, 2015

Interview with Necrosis!

Genre(s): Brutal Death Metal
Location: Bristol, UK
PSAB: How was the feedback for Catatonic Psychosis? Also, when can we expect new music?

Necrosis: Within 6 months of forming the band, we managed to record and self-release the five track EP, Catatonic Psychosis. The feedback we received was very positive, we were given several reviews of 9/10 and also managed to secure a spot in the Top 10 releases of 2013 by United Kingdom Extreme Metal. (
We have written our first album and are currently at the recording stage. The artwork was completed last year and we expect to be releasing it this year. Expect more gore, brutality, slams, blastbeats and brutal vocals. Fans of our first EP should be pleased with our next offering of Brutal Death Metal.
PSAB: If you had the choice to have a musician featured on one of your tracks. Which musician would that be and why?

Necrosis: There are so many talented artists within the genre that it's a very difficult question to answer. If we were to have anyone featured on one of our tracks it would probably be another vocalist. I could list many vocalists who would be suit our style and we would love to work with but to answer the question I would say Frank Mullen (Suffocation) as he is one of the most influencial figures in death metal or even someone like Grimo (Cytotoxin) as his vocal style is very diverse we could benefit from some dynamic pig squealing.
PSAB: You're a newer band, only starting in 2013. What has been the biggest challenge of being a newcomer?

Necrosis: The biggest challenge has been to get our name out there and to build a fan base from nowhere. When we started the band we had few contacts within the scene but we soon began posting CD's and shirts to many different countries across the world. We received some good gig offers in our first year (Supporting Anaal Nathrakh, Unfathomable Ruination and playing Snuff Fest, a day festival with Kraanium headlining to name a few). We also managed to book our first tour with Italian Death Metallers, Logic of Denial and secured our first performance outside the UK at Gothenburg Deathfest in Sweden.
PSAB: Do you have any plans for this new year? Any goals you want to hit?

Necrosis: We are extremely excited for this year. We're supporting the legendary Desecration in our first gig of the year next week in Oxford. Jason has just been announced as Kraanium's new guitarist and will play his first shows with them when we tour the UK together in May. I think we are most looking forward to playing Brutality over Sanity Deathfest in London and Slam Fest in Bristol on this tour as both these line-ups are full of bands we love including Cerebral Effusion, Devangelic and Darkall Slaves. 
Before we tour with Kraanium, we have a short 3 day tour with Scordatura and Atonement. 2015 will be our first time playing in 3 new countries for us, Slovakia at Flesh Party Open Air Fest, Germany at Deathfeast Open Air and in Austria at Rape the Escape Festival. We are currently booking another 3 tours for this year and these will be announced as soon as all the dates have been booked. This year looks set to be our most productive yet with the release of our album, 5 tours and 3 festival appearances already being planned. We hope that some more opportunities will be available to us and we will be able to spread the brutality to new places we haven't played before.
PSAB: Any shout outs to give?

Necrosis: There are so many people we need to thank. This will be covered in depth in the album booklet. But for now we wish to shout out to Kraanium, the Gothenburg Deathfest crew, every UK promoter who has booked us for a show and everyone who's bought some merch from us or simply enjoys our music, oh and Danowar.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Interview with Armored From Beyond!

Genre(s): Death Metal
Location: Esteli, Nicaragua

PSAB: Where does the band name "Armored From Beyond" come from?

AFB: Armored From Beyond  means in our language "Blindados Del Mas Alla". That phrase means that we are shielded against all the negative of this world, trying to change some minimal in this society through  our lyrics and messages. And an idea of the name comes from the founders of the band; we are armored against the critical of the society for our lifestyle.

PSAB: When can we expect new music from you?

AFB: Thats Right! Of Course, two weeks ago we stared recording our new album, contain 10 tracks or more, and we have two song recorded now, all brand new songs!

PSAB: If you had the choice to have a musician featured on one of your tracks. Which musician would that be and why?

AFB: Phil Bozeman of Whitechapel or Trevor Strnad of The Black Dahlia Murder, Both are Excelent vocalists and their bands are great influences of us, i dare to say they are the bost on their styles. And would be great a Guitarist like Michael Keene Of The Facelees a Guitar solo performance would be amazing he is a great musician!

PSAB: What is the metal scene like in Esteli, Nicaragua?

AFB: Growing up everyday, we have bands of a various genres, some with long career and other with short career, but the extreme metal is in emphasis now. And we are in! Try to be better and give the best of us to our scene.

PSAB: What are three bands that play the most influence on your music?

AFB: Death! They are Legends Specially Chuck Schuldiner, if he hadn't revolutionized the music maybe we would not be in our genre, The Black Dahlia Murder, A great influence for us, the sound of AFB is based in TBDM style and Sound, and finaly but not less important Whitechapel, they are the number one influence in Deathcore, our genre, we make covers of this band and when we do it we feel a great emotion and euphoria.

PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans, and the readers out there?

AFB: Thanks for the special support to all our followers and fans, we would be nothing without all of you, thanks to all the media support and pages like Pig Squeals and Breakdowns for the interview and take time for the bands and their material, wait a couple moths for  the New Album of Armored From Beyond! New Songs, new sounds and new videos, Keep in the Mosh Pit!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Interview with In The Act Of Violence!

Genre(s): Deathcore
Location:  Toronto, Canada
PSAB: Why was the name "In The Act Of Violence" used for your band?

ITAOV: The name was actually thought of by the original singer Shane, and even through the process of rebranding the band, it's just something that has stuck with us - come to think of it, I think the band is creeping up to 10 years now. Crazy!
PSAB: Your album, Supreme Hate, will be releasing sometime this year. Can you give an estimate of when it'll be released?

ITAOV: At the moment, we are still recording. We are in the middle of tracking guitars so we're almost half way through! So if all goes smoothly, I'd estimate an Spring/summer release.
PSAB: If you could tour any country, which country would that be?

ITAOV: In my opinion, I'd say somewhere overseas. I mean, Canada is great and we have a great scene but from experience, there's nothing cooler and there's no better feeling like going to the other side of the world and playing music for people.
PSAB: What's the metal scene like in Toronto, Canada?

ITAOV: The scene here has its ups and downs. We have a lot of great shows that come to our city, it's always amazing when fans come out and support the scene, but as of late more and more venues are closing it's doors making it harder for band to come play.
PSAB: What do you do outside of making music? Your hobbies.

ITAOV: We are all just pretty chill dudes, I mean we definitely don't make millions making music haha so we all have normal jobs and family's and all that fun stuff, but for the most part we all just try to enjoy life as much as we can.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Interview with The Oath Between Us!

Genre(s): Metalcore/Hardcore
Location: Gorham, NH
PSAB: Why did you choose the name "The Oath Between Us" for your band? 

TOBU: We wrote down a bunch if possible band and songs names. Amongst The Oath Between Us, TOBU if you will, was a choice of Orbit the Sky, Overgrown and Flurries.
PSAB: What are your plans for the new year? Record? Write? Tour? 

TOBU: Were always writing and recording, one if our guitarist, Jesse Lavigne, does.all the recording, in fact in 2016 he is going to Nashville for 6 months to a year to ge some schooling! We'll we how touring goes afterwards.
PSAB: If you could tour any part of the world, which part would you chose and why? 

TOBU: Japan, Germany and Australia. 
Fresh sushi, beer and pretzels, and kangaroos. 
PSAB: What do you do outside of the band? Your hobbies.

TOBU: In the winter we like a variety of things, ski, snowboard, snow machine rides, hiking and shenanigans of the like. 

Summer time activities are the summer time opposites, adding swimming. Board and video games. 

Also, alcohol, alcohol on the rocks, and occasional cigars.
PSAB: What is one band that plays the most influence on your music?

TOBU: Its hard to decide, my friend. I'm going to say Dolly Okay, August Burns Red. 
PSAB: Do you have any shout outs to give to your fans, and the readers out there?

TOBU: Family and friends of course, Jack Daniels, Sam Adams, Scarlet Johanson, 4/4 timing and that waitress. Call me, I know you got the number, I saw you roll your eyes.