1- Hello, thanks for answering to our questions. What are you guys currently up to?
JK: Hey, Thanks for your interest in the band! Currently we are gearing up for our first ever east coast tour w/ The Drip! As well as getting ready to release our debut album on HPGD Productions next month!
JS: Well I cant speak for everyone but me personally I’m teaching recording and playing in bands at all hours of the day every day, sleeping not included, recording, mixing, and mastering with my company Guerrilla Recording. We`re currently working on a grind/death metal compilation with all the bands in the NJ scene right now. Generally just working teaching guitar and growing my student base.


2- First off, could you make some history of the band?
JK: We formed almost exactly two years ago to the day! It started out as James and myself looking to start a traditional old-school death metal band but as soon as Eric jumped on board grind became the main focus.  It’s just too much fun not to play grind.
JS: Organ Dealer has been a band since the summer of 2013. At first it started in my apartment basement/room with me and Jeff (both guitars). Then during the notorious drummer search our friend (and my room-mate at the time) from a sick band called Pink Mass showed us a video of Schnee (drummer) covering a rotten sound song and we kinda knew that was our guy. After writing a few tunes it just kind of made sense to work with Trevor on bass, we had played in bands together before and all been friends for a while. Which of course led to a search for a singer who’s voice fit all of our different perspectives on the music that were being melded together at that time. During which we all went out to a bunch of shows before writing sessions, writing and discussing where all of our influences met and discovering what that sounded like.
T: James, Jeff and I all grew up in the same town and have been friends for awhile. James and I started out playing in our other band Cartoon Violence!, when Jeff moved back from out west he and James decided they wanted to play some brutal shit together, they joined up with Eric and then brought me on, we found Scot in an alley way somewhere living in a garbage next to a strip club.
S: when i joined the band they were already 10 songs deep and very rehearsed. i work at the studio we now rehearse at, and eric asked me randomly if i would want to try out (he’d heard my old band). i said sure, and several months later we had a set. after that we started playing shows locally around northern NJ, and have been very slowly branching out of state since we played our first show in early summer of 2014. that’s that i guess.


3- How could you describe your sound?
JK: Grindcore with a very death metal backbone.
JS: This is how the album sounds to me, imagine a city in place of your brain thats getting overgrown by infection and pus and everyone is running around freaking out screaming and fending for their lives as it burns down and from its benevolent hopes dwindling over the years.
T: Non stop, unrelenting attack.
S: being that i am the least familiar out of us with the «grind» and «death metal» genre, i would say that we are an obnoxious, fast, noisy punch on the face.


4- What are the band’s main musical influences?
JK: I think we take a lot of influence from bands like Rotten Sound, Lock Up, Cryptopsy, Origin, Ulcerate, Gorguts, Napalm Death, Exhumed, Birdflesh, Dead Congrgation.  All that good stuff.
JS: for me? insect warfare, soilent green, punch, death, pig destroyer, gorguts, and oddly enough, but most of all, soundgarden and bessie smith, for this project at least
T: Birdflesh, Napalm Death, Death
S: i know the guys are always saying birdflesh, rotten sound, insect warfare and a few others. i guess as a vocalist my influences are mike patton, HR of bad brains, greg puciato…


5- How is the feedback for your new album being?
JK: Ha I guess time will tell on this one.
T: Letcha know when it comes out!!

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6- And are your personally satisfied with the final outcome?
JK: I couldn’t be more happier.  Eric summed up the feeling perfectly to me in a text message: “2 years of pain in a little 20 minute CD haha”
JS: eh i feel its not up to me to decide if the albums good or not, and its kind of irrelevent weather i like it or not, my goal is to be genuine with the writing and if people feel they like it and can relate to it, thats on them. However, the tones for the instruments are near perfect as far as representing the ideas of the songs though, so i would have to say yes I’m definitely satisfied in that regard. I feel like being comfortable with the idea that everything can always be better is what makes a good, practical musician.
T: Oh hell yea man. We put a lot of time and work into and almost a year later it’s really awesome that it’s finally coming out. I really stoked with the way it turned out, I can’t wait till it is actually here!
S: yes, yes i am very happy with the outcome. it sounds, to me, unique enough that i hope it will set us at least slightly apart from some in our «genre». we’ll see i guess.


7- How could you describe this opus in just 3 words?
JK: Pure New Jersey haha
JS: Purulent Cerebral Bombardment
T: Un fucking ropeable
S: fast, punishing, obnoxious

8- How has the production process for your new release been?
JK: We started writing it when we all got together, so a little less than a year – then recorded it in the last 10 days of October, ending on Halloween of 2014.  Finally it just took some time to find someone to help us get it out there.
JS: its definitely been a process of self discovery just like making any music
T: It was good. Can’t really complain too much, Kevin, from Backroom studios made the process a most excellent experience. Alex Eck-Lawn did an amazing job on our shirts and album he was rad to work with. Mike Juliano from Horror Pain Gore Death picked us up and has helped us through the process which has been dope.
S: it was very quick when we were recording, and went much more smoothly than i personally thought it would. there were some tweaks that needed to be done in the mixing stages but once they were ironed out it was smooth,


9- And how do you use to work on the songwriting?
JK: It’s usually that we start with some riffs and the bulk of a song already in mind. Then we bring it to the fold and put it on a chopping block for everyone to dissect and put back together.  ‘Consumed’ we flip flopped and Eric had the skeleton already laid out on drums then James and I filled in the meat with guitars.  That was fun and I definitely want to write some more like that.
JS: As far as writing goes we all come in and write the instrumentation together, sometimes someone may have an idea for the bulk of the song but just generally its based off of bouncing ideas off each other, as far as the lyrics go me and Scott pretty much split it except for one song where we wrote the lyrics as a group, at least so far. however i feel like experimenting with different ways to write songs is what keeps a band interesting, and helps their sound evolve without diverging from the original diction of the project
T: We all just get together and come loaded with some riffs and just kinda jam out together and work on it till we decide it’s just the right level of brutality.
S: okay i guess i’ll take a shot at this one. so far it has been…the guys write the riffs, eric writes the drums, and james and i both write lyrics and vocal parts. sometimes i write lyrics and parts for a whole song, sometimes james does, and some times it’s a combination of that. although we do have one song that we all collaborated to finish some lyrics jeff had mostly fleshed out. that was cool. we did it in the studio right before i recorded the vocals.


10 – Finally, what are you near-future plans?
JK: Write some more tunes! Play some more shows! (Preferably in new places, for new people, with new bands, and with our friends of course)
JS: selling mad fucking organs
T: Releasing the album, going on tour with The Drip in august and a bunch more shows lined up. Planning on writing some new stuff new stuff come fall, looking forward to adding some gore to the repertoire
S: to release this beast of an album, play shows and go on tour with The Drip in august. really i just want to get our noise into people heads so shows is pretty much the priority until fall when we are going to really focus on writing new material.

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.
JK: Thanks again for taking the time to check us out! We really appreciate it! SQUAD
T: Thank you guys so much for taking the time to interview us, we really appreciate it and thank you to everyone who’s been brutal along the way and helped out in the many ways they have!
S: thanks for the opportunity to talk about ourselves! it’s always nice to know at least one other person is interested in what we’re doing. it really means the world because we COULD NOT do this without a community of people who love this as much as us. so thank you.

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