1- Hello and thank you for answering our questions. What are you guys currently up to?

Well, we recently had a successful tour alongside Troglodyte to the west coast and back with both a CD release at the Las Vegas Death Fest via Ossuary Industries and in our home town, Kansas City. Apart from that, we’ve predominantly just been perfecting our performance and preparing some cover songs for Cannibal Christmas.

2- First off, could you make some history of the band?

The band was first formed in late 2004 and started performing live in late 2006. Over the course of the next four years we released a couple self recorded albums, performed live both locally and regionally on a regular basis, and in mid 2009 toured the east coast for two weeks with metal veterans, Monstrosity. 2010 saw the addition of guitarist Nick Yeates and in 2012 we recorded our first studio album, «…The Dissection of Christ» and continued playing live quite often and further expanding our reach in the midwestern region. In June of this year we released our second studio album, «Sexually Transmitted Torture» via Ossuary Industries and embarked on a two week west coast tour in support of it.


3- How could you describe your sound?

The consequent aural experience of an overweight novelty hairbrush salesman on a strict del taco and razor blade diet expelling diarrhea through a muted trumpet at an industrial fan directed at the conductor of a freight train, causing him to inadvertently derail it into a crowd of disgruntled circus clowns chasing children and popping their balloons, consequently being sent to their rooms by their very disappointed collective dad. Or more concisely, the soundscapes of clutter and confusion.


4- What are the band’s main musical influences?

Well, of course, there are countless inspirations of several varying types of music that go into our muse. I suppose, had we to omit the vast majority of them, we might simplify it down to Cattle Decapitation, Cannibal Corpse, Cryptopsy, Deicide, Braindrill, Gorguts, Dying Fetus, Impaled Nazarene, Decrepit Birth, etc.


5- How is the feedback for your new album being?

Of course, with any content, there will be favorable feedback, along with the unenthusiastic responses. I can say that the favorable feedback has been more prevalent, and that most people seem to understand what it is we’re aspiring to create. To others, it’s just a sloppy mess. Personally, I’d rather be known for a sloppy mess than being another cookie cutter dime a dozen band that lacks production idiosyncrasies. There simply isn’t enough of the technical variety being produced without eliminating small blemishes and trying to present a very chaotic warzone of noises in the midst of all of the musicianship.


6- And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?

Absolutely. I reiterate my previous remarks regarding the slight imperfections, and will add that everything that was intended to sound coherent was masterfully executed. There’s a perfect balance of morbid absurdity and cartoonish humor, along with the balance between chaotic nerve wrecking viciousness, and the more melodic execution of key and harmony.


7- How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?

Bucket of Shit


Difficult Listening Masterpiece


8- How has the production process for your new release been?

Production went very smoothly, for the most part. Writing was a blast, pursuing interesting variations of our writing styles together for the first time was a learning experience. The recording process was very comforting in that there were no mishaps or concerns with how the sound would turn out, everything sounded great before any mix downs, thanks to Adam Mitchell of Hammerlord. Though we had to cut some ideas out that would have made the album different, I think that it truly holds its own vigorously as is. The artwork was impressive and met our demands and then some, courtesy of Karl Dahmer. In the end, I think we really took several steps in the right direction in the choices we made with who we worked with


9- And how do you use to work on the songwriting?

The songwriting process generally proceeds as follows: Michael and Nick throw some riffs together, and try to create an entire uncompromisingly confusing concept, musically. When the idea has a solid foundation, we begin teaching the Brandon and Jake the construct with which they have to work with. As things begin to take form, we can refine anything which could sound better or by which new ideas more suitable than the old become known or theorized, and eventually piece together the final conclusion of a song, and lyrics proceed thereafter.


10 – Finally, what are you near-future plans?

Near future plans are to continue pushing this album as hard as we can, as well as getting a few Cannibal Corpse covers ready for December. In the meantime, we’ll be aspiring to see how we can take what we’ve begun with this album even further on the next. Of course, we hope to get some more tours together soon as well, so that we can present our sound to a few cities we haven’t really set foot in quite yet.


11- That’s all from our side, thanks again for taking your time to answer our questions. If you now want to add some final words; feel free to do it.

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