.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
Actually Mincer is waiting for the chance to record new songs, a mix of personal troubles and lack of musical stimulating situation are slowed the writing of new songs, I hope soon to release my "kraken" and to record new gore horror songs!
2.So far this year you have released an ep and a full length, how would you describe the musical sound of the newer material and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
I hope who the new sounds are more powerful and brutal than the oldest, actually I can record into "Shub Niggurat Cave" , my little home recording studio, in the past, we've used other studios, with sound engineers not into extreme musick,this situation have surely gived a sound less aggressive respect my intentions. Of course I was more inexperienced about recording and mixing and songwriting.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
The morbid and obscure side of our minds, a mix of fascination for violence, blasphemies, all the things who made worst living, the descent into personal private hells. Some songs are inspired by movies who we love, for example "Morbid Incest Possession" from the great cult "Amityville Possession", "House of the Carnivorous..." by "House by the Cemetery", other express our thoughts about life, for example "Addicted to Rotting Abortion" it's against the brainless demographic bomb, "Entrapped into the Cursed Hive" it's a metaphore about life's cultural limitations, "Blasphemous Sadochistic..." a story about a porn addiction.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Mincer'?
The name came from the first vox with just the meaning to indicate the path of our musical intentions, destroy ears and mind of the listeners, a sonic bulldozer for real lovers of musical violence without breath!
5.The band was broken up for 7 years, what was the cause of the split and also the decision to reform?
Well, the 1st incarnation of Mincer was dead because the 1st singer have lost any interest in the project, he's becomed a standard family pussywhipped individual. I've had at the time great personal troubles, so no energies to find new members, I also live in one of the most talentless poserish areas of the western civilization and at last, in my opinion, Brutal Gore were becomed to much trendy at that time, a lot of people has jumped on the bandwagon for mediocre and false pseudo extremist boring crap. Thought of reform born from the new singer, Ivan, one of the few fans of Mincer from the beginning and the guy who sing in another projects of mine, called "Red Bible Black" and "Carcinosarcoma". I was insecure, but a day my inner demons have suggested some new ideas and so...
6.Currently there are only 2 members in the band, are you open to expanding the line up again in the future or do you choose to remain a duo?
In my area there is no choice, no people is available for REAL extreme music, just a bunch of trend addicteds who form bands just to have a stage in front of friends and girlfriends, playing badass . I'm not anti social but my thoughts don't make easy musical relationship. If we find motivated people is great but actually...
7.Has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?
I'm not against live shows but in our area but if you're not friend of someone of the people who promote live events, you're out! We don't play pseudogrindcore with lyrics about human and animal rights, my face don't have a good look for the female audience etc etc..the self indulgent scene here is a small pathetic reproduction of the mainstream culture so black sheeps or outcasts are not welcomed.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of brutal death metal and grindcore?
It's Ivan, the vocalist who follow this aspect, and he say who people into true brutal musick have enjoyed our stuff asking for more, of course I'm happy of this. It's surely a positive point who give me more energies to put into Mincer. Sometimes to play and produce real extreme music give the same satisfaction to make sex with a plastic doll, so positive feedback are ever welcomed.
9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Well, Ivan sing also in Cannibe, another duo with drum machine who've maded really a lot of releases, and in "Devoured by Vermin" a band recently formed really interesting, I hope they're not a flash in the pan, their name give you clearly the musical co-ordinates eheheh. I was involved in a lot of projects, you can find some of them on my bandcamp, a sort of "worst of..". Soon will be released a 7" split with Blaspherian and my other project, In League With Satan, Rabid Blackened Death Metal, actually I'm working for a Death Doom Release with a friend of mine in the vein of Thergothon, Winter, Goatlord, Cianide. Maybe I'll give new life to "Red Bible Black", Total Blasphemous Brutality. Finally , in these days on my bandcamp I've published G.A.D. "Sleep" Dark Ambient with harsch Noise insertions, another collaboration from me and a friend who run the D.I.Y label "No Tomorrow". Until my mind and body don't be cracked , I'll made musick.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
mmmmh Really I don't know, I hope to release new stuff but the hardship of existence don't permit a clear planning. Also to spew my grudge in a live it's a hope but like I've sayed previously, the situation here is not comfortable for this. I just hope who new stuff we'll be more intense, a musical war machine.
11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Oh my! It's a huge list here, my musical roots started in the late 80ies so all underground Death/Black/grind Bands of that golden era, Necrovore, Possessed, early Venom, early Kreator, early Sodom, Repulsion, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Incubus (fl), Mortician, early Bathory, Rottrevore, Autopsy, Blasphemy, Sarcofago and many more. About Mincer maybe Catasexual Urge Motivation, Christ Denied, Carnivorous Vagina,Regurgitate, Deranged,Disgorge (Mex),Brodequin are some of the bands who have inspired me.Recently, Thanks to a friend, I've discovered an interesting Band called Phosphore Blanc, the new Deiphago album, relentless as ever, the Jesus Fucking Wept compilation,Gloryhole from Italy, Sacrocurse... Other musical styles who I ear are some Electro-Dark Ambient outfits and, for to study the sounds, some Speedcore Techno, also soundtrack movies are , sometimes, into my listenings
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
I'm a good book reader, actually I'm reading a "best of..." of C.G.Jung, some books about medieval age, an essay on Devil's myth, and re-reading H.P.Lovecraft and E.A.Poe. I'm a great fan of B movies, especially Horror or the old black & white movies, surrealistic or horror. I hate mainstream hollywood crap or the abominant italian movies of these days, I can't stomach that stuff.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thank you for your interest and support, of course,and to all people who have supported Mincer. All people interested in collaborations are welcomed. My thoughts are who, nowadays, some extreme music scenes are heavily "mainstreamized" but I prefere the opposite path, so, I suggest to everyone to keep to support bands , people , labels who say a big NO to the commercialism and, in a more highest level, to the hedonistic slavery existence!