Location: Orange County, CA
PSAB: Why did you choose the name "Genocide District" for you band?
GD: The name was chosen a long time ago by the brothers (Walter and Austin) They said they just thought of some cool words and put them together and it stuck over time. For me personally (Leland) I can think of a million things that "Genocide District" can mean and that may reflect through some of the lyrics that I've written in our songs.
PSAB: You recently released a new single, titled "Not Living, Just Existing." How has the feedback been for that single?
GD: The version of "Not Living, Just Existing" that we released was pre pro we had wrote a while back so we didn't hype it up as much as we would of liked to. On the other hand we have been getting great feedback from the pre pro so far. A different mixed and mastered version of the song along with a video made by DeadWolfDesigns will be released soon.
PSAB: As of this interview, you're not signed to any record label. If you had the choice to be signed to any label, which label would that be?
GD: It'd really depend on which label offers us the best options. Some of these labels are so tempting to get on because the bands you see on them seem to be doing so good but they want so much of what you earn and produce as a band, it turns you off to it. We'd rather keep pushing as a DIY band see what happens.
PSAB: How is the local metal scene in Orange County, CA?
GD: Shows in Orange County are off the hook. Face Your Maker and Seditionist are killing it at the moment with their new releases. All the shows in our area that we play with them continue to pop. We're so lucky to be from an area that puts out such great music.
PSAB: What bands did you listen to growing up, and do those bands play an influence in your music?
GD: We're heavily influenced by Sepultura, Korn, Slipknot and System Of A Down. We all listened to these bands growing up and it definitely shows through our music.
PSAB: Do you have anything to say to your fans?
GD: Keep jamming our songs. Download that shit illegally, we don't give a fuck. All we want is for you guys to listen to our shit and mosh at our shows. Learn the lyrics and shout em out. We'll be in a city near you soon.