Monday, October 29, 2012

Bust A Move Interview

1. Can you tell us a little bit about the band for those that have never
heard of you before?
We are Bust A Move, a deathcore band from Germany (Ruhrarea). Marc is our shouter, Dimi and Phil play the guitar, Lasse plays bass and Spiller is on the drums. We founded Bust A Move in the end of 2009 as we wanted to play heavy music and knew each other as friends. We recorded a 4-track EP, played a lot of shows, uploaded our single "Contaminated" on Youtube and released our first full-length "There’s no Place like Home" on October 19th 2012.

2. How would you describe your musical sound?
Our music is energetic, aggressive and fast but also groovy, melodic and slow. We try to mix really heavy and fast riffing orientated riffs and blast beat sections mixed with more groovy, headbanging, hardcore beatdowns.with brutal breakdowns combined with groove and bouncy parts.
Thus, our music consists of deathmetal  orientated riffs and blastbeat sections mixed with more groovy, headbanging, hardcore beatdowns. blastbeat sections mixed with more groovy, headbanging, hardcore beatdowns.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores
with the music?
On our new album "There’s no Place like Home"
our lyrics deal with the concept of homeland and belonging somewhere. For this purpose our album "There’s no Place like Home" tells the story of a man searching for home, affiliation and identity. However, the world’s atrocities and woes prevent him from getting there. Metaphorically speaking this means that every person on this planet has to find out where they belong. This search can be sometimes difficult but yet it is indispensable to find your personal home, your place where you belong. In other words: "There’s no Place like Home".
4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the band’s name?
Bust A Move means something like "move your ass". In this case we make music, that makes people bang their head, mosh like there’s no tomorrow and move to our breakdowns. Furthermore the abbreviation of Bust A Move is BAM, what stands for the band’s vigor.

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and
how would you describe your stage performance?
As we have played a lot of shows so far it is difficult to name one particular show that can be called "the best show ever". However, as soon as we feel that the band’s energy is transferred to the crowd, people start to mosh, bang their heads or stagedive we know that this is a good show. Our live performance is lively, energetic and powerful. In order to play tight and professionally our live set is prearranged, our drummer plays with a clicktrack and samples lead the audience from one song to another that gives the impression of a coherent live performance. Furthermore our outer appearance is aligned, we all wear mostly black clothes.

6. Do you have any touring plans for the future?
We want to go on tour with our labelmates "The Green River Burial" in spring 2013. Though, there are no specific tour dates so far.

7. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans
of extreme metal?
Due to our music video for the song "Contaminated" the feedback from international fans has been huge. As the internet connects people worldwide and everyone is able to watch and listen to our music we have a relatively large fanbase in America and Mexico. Also for our album, we have to answer a lot of interviews in English and read a lot of reviews from other countries.

8. Are there any other projects besides this band or is this a full time
line up?
Bust A Move is the only project for every member of the band. As the band is really time consuming and we also have to work, go to university etc. it is not possible to have a side project besides Bust A Move. Bust A Move is a full time job!

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
We definitely want to become heavier but more melodic at the same time. However, it is difficult to say what our music will sound like on our future release. Songwriting is a process which develops. Therefore we will just sit down, let our creative juices flow and write the heaviest, most innovative and energetic Bust A Move album ever.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your
music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
All in all one can say that we listen to Deathcore and Hardcore. We are influenced by bands like Whitechapel, Molotov Solution or Emmure. However, the bands we listen to can change and there is not a main influence. For partying we also like house or HipHop.

11. Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Our drummer loves taking photos or making little movies since he has his new camera. Marc, our shouter is in a boxing club and does bodybuilding, just as Phil does.

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
We want to thank every single person, who supports us in any possible way, may it be by coming to a show, buying our new CD or some merch or just leaving a positive feedback on our Facebook page. Furthermore we want to thank Aljoscha from Pitchback Studios who recorded our album, Grindesign who designed our awesome artwork, Dominik from Doom Design who filmed and edited our music video for "Contaminated" and Marco from Bastardized Recordings for his support! Thank you. Get contaminated!

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