Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Devour The Martyr Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have
> never heard of you before?
Heavy angst. None of that 'running on the spot, squatting,
crab-clawing'. Just straight up heavy. We all love a wide variety of
music, from Zimmers Hole to Carnifex. I personally listen to
Decapitated, The Haunted etc
> 2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Heavy. No clean vocals, plenty of dynamics. Melodic with consistent groove

> 3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores
> with the music?
We stick to the real world, personal experiences, obviously a lot of
those are negative but they can ultimately result in positive.
Everything from fucked up family, drug addiction, all the stuff that
can give you a reason to scream.

> 4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
It's about taking responsibility for yourself and your actions, but
people can take it however works for them.
> 5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and
> how would you describe your stage performance?
We've played some amazing shows alongside some big names, but our own
headline tours are the ones that standout for me. The bands that tend
to knock my head off are usually unexpected, check out Sensory Amusia
and Scar the Surface, Truth Corroded, the list goes on and on

> 6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
That IS our future. We'll be doing our third national headline towards
the end of the year. The Whiplash festival with Mnemic covering the
entire East coast in October is a biggy, some great bands on that
lineup, Lynchmada, Katabasis, Prescient, just to name a few! Rock in
Solo with Decapitated later this year. We're flat out

> 7. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label and if so
> what kind of label do you feel that would be a perfect fit for your
> music?
We're doing really well through partnerships with booking agencies
such as Deadsets and Soundworks, and Distribution through Firestarter
has been invaluable. We always keep an eye out for opportunities, but
all I can tell you is probably my personal industry favorites, Seasons
in the Mist, Relapse Records, Century Media. There's a lot of good
options available if you're in a solid position to negotiate, there's
also a lot of shit haha

> 8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by
> fans of extreme metal?
It's been great from the start but now it's picking up real momentum.
The U.S has been the biggest surprise. They really love their straight
up metal. We got a great response from the UK after being featured in
Terrorizer. The best thing to see though has been our home  in
Australia, the response just keeps blowing us away, from Industry
support through to the people on the ground who just love the tunes.
It's a great feeling

> 9. Are there any other musical projects besides this band or is this a
> full time line up?
We're a full time band, all the time. It's very demanding. We all have
other music we tinker with but this is priority

> 10. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
We're currently working on the Album to be released this year. It's
eclectic, as far as metal is concerned. There's slow through to 32nd
notes at 140bpm so it covers the gamut! It's definitely more personal.
We let grooves ride out a bit more, but for all for the differences
it's still pummeling, melodic, and honest  with no clean vocals. If
you're really pissed off about something there's nothing to do but
scream hey!

> 11. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your
> music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I love the new Decapitated, as well as the old. High on Fire's last
two albums have been phenomenal. Anything by the Haunted. Oblivion by
Devolved. Wrath by Lamb of God. I've got two 32gig phones full of
tunes that are constantly hammered so we could be here a while...

12. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Um,... There's something else?

> 13. Any fina l words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thank you for your time. Big shout out to Firestarter Distribution for
all their hard work, but most importantly to all those people who
listen to and show support for what we do!

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