Thursday, July 2, 2015

Viscera/// Interview

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

We were born in 2000 as a death-grind outfit with a different name. In 2003 we became Viscera and in 2006 finally Viscera///. What else…maybe we’ll go deeper with the next questions.

2.So far you have released a few length and a split ep, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on both of the recordings and also how do they differ from each other?

Our releases history perfectly describes our musical path in its entirety. The early days production is more harsh and bonded to grindcore and death metal, but the more we grew up the more our style has become open to many new influences and, slowly but painfully, doom, psychedelic, drone, ambient and black metal elements took permanetly place into our style.

3.The band has been around since 2000 but so far has only put out 2 releases, can you tell us a little bit more the gap in between recordings?

It’s true we’ve only published only two full-lenght albums but you can count many other parallel releases. But if the question is strictly about the proper albums things, well, i can just say that we take all the time we need before we decide to book the studio and get it.

4.On the ep you had team up with Abaton, how would you compare their own musical style to yours?

Briefly, I guess that Abaton’s way is far more cerebral compared to ours, which is more immediate.

5.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

I always write about myself and how I see things. And it’s never positive stuff. 

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Viscera///'?

The monicker Viscera(///) came out during the grind days. It’s just gore stuff but we decided to keep it. The “///” have been added later because the australian Viscera complained about the homonymy.

7.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We have been playing so many shows in the last 15 years that it’s kinda rough to find some specific highlights…maybe a couple of years ago at Incubate Festival in Tilburg (NL) or a couple of months ago in Jerusalem, but that was more about the fact we were in fucking Israel! And about “how” we fit on stage, I can just say it’s real pain because I suffer from stage fright and the other two guys have similar problems. I guess the audience can feel the suffering and it definitely works.

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

Of course. We’ll have an eurotour in october with fellows Fleshworld, then some one-shot gig around Italy. Besides we are working on 2016 and it seems that something hot is gonna happen.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of drone, sludge and doom metal?

I think that really few people clearly understand what we effectively want to come out with. Maybe due to this and other reasons basically no one gives a fuck about about us.

10.When can we expect another full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

New album will be recorded this summer but we don’t think this new release will open a brighter future to us.

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?

Our main influences are Godflesh, Carcass, Celtic Frost, Paradise Lost, industrial music and psychedelic stuff from the 70’s, but lately we are crazy for 80’s music, specially Phil Collins. 

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Cinema, crime facts, the bloodiest events in history, covert politics, loathing and one of us owns a motorcycle.

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

Please care about Viscera///, you fuckers. We blame you for our miserable condition.

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