Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dead Meat Interview

 1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Well, I'm not going to talk about our biography because it's pretty long, but I will state that the band was formed in 1993 and after a few setbacks we launched the first demo in 1997 and simply called it 'promo-tape'97';  in 2001 we released the Demo CD 'Neurotic...'; in 2003 we released the EP 'I Liberate your Soul to Condemn your Flesh'; the musical maturity 'Gory Artwork' was released in MiniCD in 2007; in 2009 we launched a CD with 75 minutes that groups themes from all our songs and a live concert in Vigo (Spain). Finally, in December 2017, we launched our first album named 'Preachers of Gore' that we are now promoting! Our band went through rough times where the changes in line-up were responsible for some delays in releases and the band's progress; however, determination made our band to survive till this very day and will continue to carry the name ''Dead Meat'' even further.

2.Recently you have released a new album, 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?

Finally, on December 13th 2017, our first full length album named 'Preachers of Gore' was released, with 10 themes and 1 intro. Despite the fact that most themes aren't very recent, this work is more impressive than anything we had in the past due to sheer musical resoluteness which is something we hadn't achieved before. I find this album complex enough to be brutal with rhythmic sections that complement each other and deserve more attention!

3.This is your first release since 2009, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?

Well, it was a long time until the release of the album, but the band wasn't exactly inactive! When the second guitarist and the drummer left the band, this came to trouble and delay the release of the album! Besides the numerous concerts performed by the band, it was a period of reflection and preparation of some of the new themes that are part of this new work!

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band has explored over the years with the music?

Madness, disease, necrophilia, cannibalism, perversion, torture, etc. These topics are common for any Death-Metal band, but we try to describe the way we relate to them and approach them! I don't mean that we want to pass some kind of message or want to change something; I believe these are issues that sometimes cause discomfort and are avoided because of that!

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Dead Meat'?

Dead Meat was the name chosen among us: it prevailed from the beginning and we never had the need to change it!
We joined together under this name to start a project that still lasts to this very day. We want to make the music that influenced us in the past by countless bands.. Death, Carcass, Terrorizer, Mortician, Cannibal Corpse, Crytopsy, Disgorge, Deicide, Agathocles, Deranged and so many others that influence us as people and musicians in Dead Meat.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

The fact that our concerts extend over 40 minutes on average has a positive impact because they are very intense and this is the message that our music passes for those who go to our concerts!
For me, there are no good or bad concerts, as we face them the same way whether playing for 10 or 1000 people, though sometimes funny things happen that make us remind them! I remember a situation in which during a performance with the headbanging I hair got stuck on the guitar of the other guitar player! We even had to stop the music to unstick my hair!!

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

At the moment we will be at the main festivals of the genre in Portugal. We have an agenda to be filled for this year in which we want to include performances outside of Portugal. We are therefore available, so anyone interested do contact us!

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of brutal death metal?

This album was printed in 1000 copies and is available worldwide, so we are waiting to know what impact and feedback we will get from the listeners! The first critics that have come to me have been very positive and so we will wait and see what the future holds!

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

That's unpredictable. I would say we will be always looking for something! Based on our musical roots, I think the need to improvise will always be a constant and that is what will build our music in the future.

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?

Well, the most common styles we hear are Death Metal in some forms such as Brutal, Technician, Gore, etc. I would like to refer to some bands as favorites of the various elements of the band and that in a way influenced the current sound of Dead Meat. They are Devourment, Dying Fetus, Gravitational Distortion, Beyond Creation, Obscura, Nile, Cannibal Corpse, Avulsed, Suffocation, Six Feet Under, Cerebral Bore, Abominable Putridity, Cephalotripsy, ...

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Humm besides music, drinking beers with friends, watching movies, not much to say…

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

First of all, thanks for your support, for those reading this interview, I hope to meet you soon in a Dead Meat concert.
This album will have some Clips, the first one to be released in February will have its own theme 'Preachers of Gore'.
Cheers to everyone and stay brutal!

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