– Hello, thanks for your time. What are you currently up to? How is everything doing right now with DESECRATION?
Hey all looking good right now looking forward to our album hitting the fans. We’re enjoying running through our new songs in our live set too. I’m sure people will like em.
– First off, could you please make some history of the band?
We formed in 1993 and recorded an album very early on which got banned due to lyrics and artwork. We’ve always written brutal death metal the old school way because that’s what we are fans of. There’s been many line up changes over the years but myself and mic (drums) have been at it since the 90’s. Andi has been with us for quite a few years now too. We are happy as a three piece. This new album will be our seventh album ( eight if you include the re recorded ‘gore and perVersion 2’).
– You will soon (next June) release your newest album, entitled «Cemetery Sickness». What are your expectations on it?
Well we’ve got a great production this time and we are very happy with the quality of music we’ve written, so hopefully we get race reviews and please our fans, maybe gain some new ones.
– Have been 6 years since your previous record, «Forensix», came out. How do you think has the band evolved throughout these last years?
We take a while writing as we are busy guys, Andi and I are also in EXTREME NOISE TERROR and mic is drumming for ONSLAUGHT. Apart from that we only keep songs we are happy with, we write songs and scrap them unless they are keepers. We are the same band as when we recorded ‘Forensix’ and have the same sound, this time we made sure we had a natural drum soon this time which has made our sound better again.
– This new «Cemetery Sickness» follows the line of your previous releases. How easy is it to remain loyal to your sound without copying yourself?
I think a lot of bands do. We just carry on writing catchy songs, I admit it gets harder to write new stuff especially lyrics when you’ve covered so many topics previously.
– Anyway I think on this release everything sounds more organic and old school, for instance drums have a more natural sound. Was this the sound you had in mind when starting to create this opus?
Yes definitely. I don’t think we’ve ever been 100% satisfied with our sound until now.
– Your lyrics deal with violence, gore, etc. but, where do you draw inspiration from to create them? From real news or from movies?
I encounter a lot of these things day to day in my job but I am also a gore movie fan and I also watch documentaries on true crime. I think it all just needs some imagination. Something just comes to mind and it’s written about. For instance there would be a time when we are hanging about when on tour and see some newspaper article and we will write a song about it. I do get a lot of inspiration from my day to day business though.
– All this about «Cemetery Sickness» being said; how could you describe it in just 3 words?
Savage intense METAL
– All of you are involved in different bands so, what’s DESECRATION for you? An outlet to express what it doesn’t suit with your other acts?
We are three great friends so we get a lot of enjoyment playing music we all like the most and it’s our baby so to speak.
– And how much of your experience with your other bands are you bringing to what you are doing with DESCRATION?
Well it’s probably helped us with confidence performing for big crowds and we’ve travelled the world with these bands so have had some great experiences. Also
we’ve managed to create some good support slots along the way.
– You are hailing from the UK, a country not so known for its extreme Metal scene though it obviously has interesting bands, even newer bands such as GRAVE MIASMA. But how’s the British Metal scene like from the inside?
There are a lot of bands here but it’s quite difficult for British bands as we are separate from Europe. By that I mean crossing the water to tour. We don’t even get bands coming over much due to that. I wouldn’t say metal is big over here but it’s certainly alive.
– And finally, what are your near future plans?
We would hope to get some festival appearances when our album is released. I look forward to receiving peoples views on it.
– That’s all, thank you once more for answering our questions. If you want to add some final words; feel free to do it.
Thanks for the interview, people really should check us out if they like their metal heavy and fast, we won’t disappoint!