The band has been busy with all the finalization of the record. Photos, layout, and most importantly the promotion of the new album. We just released our first track "Shrine of Enmity" about a week ago. The band has decided to not play any shows until the CD release show in March. Hopefully this will keep our fanbase hungry for the next show, and the debut of the new tracks. But the band is definitely ready to get back out there and showcase our new record.
2.You have a new album coming out in 2017, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
This album captures the essence of brutal death metal. An all around experience. From black metal to thrash metal. To unrelenting blast beats and crushing grooves, that will pound your face into a brick wall. A 50 min roller coaster sent directly from Hell! I would say this new album differs in the level of musicality and orchestration. The song writing is much more mature on this release.
3.Your lyrics cover some blasphemous and occult themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in these topics?
I have always been a believer of all things dark and evil. This world is blinded by religion. Religion is the main curators of death, war and greed on this earth. Even though the lyric content is slightly more hateful and spiteful towards Christianity. It's important for people to understand the meaning of our message. Individuality and self reliance can give you greater power than any god.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Desecrate the Faith'?
Plain and simple the desecration and destruction of all things holy and religious haha. Mostly Christianity being from Texas of course.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe you stage performance?
Some of the best shows we have played would have to be Nice to Eat you Death Fest in the Czech Republic. Metal music is very alive in Europe. The fans are so sincere and alive at the shows overthere. It's just a whole different experience at the European festivals. Building Temples from Death Fest 2015 and 2016 was awesome for us. That's a festival hosted by Brian Ferell once a year In Houston TX. NY Death Fest was great for us too. That followed a nice little east coast tour with our good friends in Dehumanized. We also played a great show with Suffocation in Houston earlier this year that was nice and rowdy!
6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
We have a CD release show to do in early March when the album comes out. We are also scheduled to play Chicago Domination Fest in late July. We hope to plan a small tour around that fest. Other than that we don't have too much planned for 2017, but I'm sure shows will start to fall in place. We are hoping this new record will open the doors to bigger shows and a support slot a big tour.
7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of brutal death metal?
The feed back has been great! The first album really got our foot in the door in this scene. We got to play alot of big fest with people and bands from all over the world. That then led to our fist trip to Europe with the band in early 2016. The release of the first single has gone over very well. We've been compared to some of the pioneers of death metal, and mentioned as bringing death metal back to its true form.
8.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?
Myself John have a side project Sadistic Butchering. We just released our second album "Murderous" on Nice to Eat You Records. Jon our guitarist has been working on a bunch of Blasphemer songs directly with the band. So maybe that could spark something. Our bassist Cole is in a cover band that plays bars on the weekends here and around Texas. Our drummer Mike has filled in for a few drummer here and there and also recorded Drums on the most recent Diminished album.
9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We see this band progressing more and more moving forward. As I mentioned before the song writing has matured to a whole new level. But you can be certain that we will always stick to our roots of Brutal Death metal.
10.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?
Some bands that influence us are Suffocation, Aeon, Abominable Putridity, Deeds of Flesh, Hour of Pennance just to name a few. Anything new and brutal with good musicianship is something we all enjoy. We listen to all sorts of music not just death metal. We are very diverse when it comes to the music we listen too. It's good not to let one certain kind of music influence you in your writing or creation.
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Well we all like to drink cold beer and smoke good weed haha. But some of us like golfing and UFC. Our guitarist Jon is addicted to buying new music gear. Seems like he always has a new toy. We all stay pretty grounded. We are all mostly married and have kids or are working on families. Our drummer Mike doesn't like anything except playing drums,and being the best he can be at it. Haha
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Yeah just wanna say thanks for the interview. Hope everyone keeps an eye on Desecrate the Faith. We will be releasing 2 more songs before the official release of the album. Support the underground and all the bands and promoters working there ass off to keep it alive! Long live T.X.D.M Comatose Music and fuck Jesus Christ! That's kind of our slogan! Cheers!