Monday, July 29, 2013

Scordatura Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Having just released our debut album we are currently gigging as much as possible and writing towards a new release.

2. How would you describe the musical sound of the new album and how it differs from previous releases?
The production quality on the album is a lot better than any of our previous releases. We spent a bit more time in the studio during the album and carefully picked the material for this release.
Musically this would have to be our best release to date as over the last few years we have all progressed massivley with our ability.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Lyrically we mainly stick with tales of murder and gore. We tend to throw in some humour at times with the lyrics. Most of our material is based on the crimes commited by some of the worlds most infamous murderers. 

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the bands name?
The band name doesnt have any specific inspiration. The word "scordatura" comes from the latin term for "mis-tuning". It's just something that has stuck over the years and isnt your stereotypical death metal band name. 

5. What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
One of the best shows we have played has to be our debut album release show in Glasgow. A fantastic gig all round. Some of our other highlights have to be the opportunities we had to open for bands such as Aborted, Cryptopsy, Misery Index & Wormrot.
Our live performace is generally pretty energentic, but we aren't one of these bands that like to do star jumps during our set. Some good old head banging does the job.

6. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We have a good few shows lined up for the rest of 2013. We will be doing a few one off shows around the UK opening for bands like Prostitute Disfigurement, Abysmal Torment & Defeated Sanity. We have a UK tour lined up with Fleshgod Apocalypse & Hate. We will also be playing at this years Nothern Darkness festival in the UK with bands such as At The Gates, Napalm Death & Decapitated.
We are currently booking shows throughout 2014 as well with a UK headline tour starting the year off in January. 

7. How would you describe the death metal scene in Scotland?
The scene in Scotland is gradually getting better. It can be a difficult scene to please, but when the effort is made to put on a good show, the response is pretty good!

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
Our album seems to have gone down pretty well worldwide, we have sold a fair few albums across the world. The US and UK have by far given the best response.

9. What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
Our next release will show our true potential. The new material is definetly a lot faster and more technical. We will also be focusing the lyrics throughout the new release more on a single concept rather than indivdual stories.

10. What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
The main bands that have influenced our material have to be Dying Fetus, Suffocation & Cryptopsy. More recently we have been blasting some Bloodbath and more Dying Fetus!

11.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
Outside of the music we spend most of our time drinking while enjoying a good few BBQs when the sun comes out (very rarley in Scotland).

12. Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?

If our knees bent the other way what would chairs look like?

Thanks for taking the time to go through these questions with us. We look forward to releasing our new material in 2014.

Dave, Owen & Tam.

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