– Hi, thanks for your time. What are you currently up to? How is everything doing right now with JIG-AI?
– Hola Sergio, I am currently up to write this interview for Queensofsteel. Everything is fine with Jig-Ai now. After last year which was not so good for the band as we had to cancel many shows because of the health issues this year goes well. We did Japan and Australia Obscene Extreme shows with short tour there, released full length Rising Sun Carnage CD, LP, Digipack, did some new merch etc…
– First off, for all those who may don’t know about you yet (even though you’ve been around for nearly a decade now); could you please make some history of the band?
– We formed Jig-Ai somewhere back in 2005 – Buraak me and Petrasek from Ahumado Garnujo. We had few rehearsals and project felt asleep. We started again after few months already with Stefy behind drums. We made material for the first album during like 16 rehearsals and released it with Bizarreleprous Production. After this point it went fast. Few shows, one at Obscene Extreme festival which helped a lot to spread the word about Jig-Ai in that time, than Katana Orgy album in 2008, Tours in Europe, USA, Mexico, Russia etc… In 2009 Stefy left and I moved abroad from Czech for few years. We started again with new drummer Kaspy in 2011, did some shows here in Europe and also Kuba and Mexico again in 2013. That is probably all in few sentences.
– And how did you come up with the band’s name?
– I found it in a book called History of Suicides.
– Some months ago, last February, you released your newest album, entitled «Rising Sun Carnage». How has its feedback been? Has it fulfilled your expectations?
– Feedback is mostly very positive so we are really glad for that. I did not have any expectations about it at all. We just did it as we felt it. Same as we always do. My opinion is that Rising Sun Carnage is the best album we have ever done with Jig-Ai so far but it could be subjective of course.
– How do you think this album differs from your previous ones?
– It is a bit faster in general, more brutal riffs, no polka rhythms, more HC parts, sound is not so deep but more flat and aggressive, less intros … what else? J
– You have always been loyal to the band’s sound and to the style you are playing so, is it hard to create new material playing Goregrind?
– Easy without any problems. It is fun for us. When something is fun for you it is much easier to do and things go without pushing them too hard.
– Your lyrics deal with the usual topics into the genre but, where do you draw inspiration from to write them? Movies, books…?
– Look around yourself and you can pick up inspiration everywhere.
– Anyway there are also Death Metal nuances in your sound I think so, what have been some of the biggest musical influences for the sound of JIG-AI?
– I like things which force you to move. Hardcore, Rapmetal and Grindcore stuff mostly. I am not a fan of big long never ending solos over tupa tupa rhythm … Straight, simple, efficient music that kicks your ass. On the other hand Buraak is pure old school guy drowned in death metal and any kind of metal. More dirty sound better for him. Kaspy is somewhere in between. Stefy was same as Buraak in the old times. Jig-Ai is simply combination of music how we feel it together and how we like it.
– And about the cover artwork, who created it and how did you work on it?
– The Idea about what should be our cover is from Buraak´s head. The main motive and artwork was drawn by Šiškin (Pavel Štechmiler). Buco coloured it and FlatV5 made the whole design as a concept.
– On this album we see the first band’s line-up change ever. Why did Štefy leave? And what could you say has Kaspy brought to the band?
– Stefy left Jig-Ai because of personal reasons. We are still good friends. There is no big deal behind this. Kaspy brought a bit different style of drumming and another angle of view.
– All this about «Rising Sun Carnage» being said; how could you describe it in just 3 words?
– Fucking brutal shit!
– And finally, what are your near-future plans?
– To play few shows here in Europe in 2014 and maybe if there is time we start compose some new songs.
– That’s all, thank you once more for answering our questions. If you want to add some final words; feel free to do it.
– I would like to say Cheers to our Spanish fans, thankx to everybody for supporting us over the years, check our www.facebook.com/jigaigore time to time for actual news about Jig-Ai and see you in mosh pit!
Stay GORE! Brain