sábado, 26 de mayo de 2018

Interview - Power It Up Records

1. Loud and intense greetings from Perú, Thomas! How are you, brother? How's Power It Up? 
Hello David, Thank you for your interest in POWER IT UP. We are currently preparing some new releases.

2. Tell us how you formed this hellish label with loud music called Power It Up? How were the beginnings? 
We founded POWER IT UP 25 years ago. At first it was an absolute hobby for me, but by now it has become more. But it's still fun, you meet new people.

3. By when, how many releases will Power It Up have? 
Meanwhile, we have released about 260 different releases and no end in sight.

4.What are the influences and motivations to continue in Power It Up? 
At some point I started to exchange tapes with people and then a network built up, it was a very nice time back then when you met friends with whom you are still on the road today.

5.Thomas you have another project paralell to Power It Up? 
Or are you just concentrating on this killer label? I do not have any other projects running except that I have a normal job and a family.

6. Tell me more about the Grindcore scene from your town, Thomas and recommend some bands. 
Since I come from a very small place where no grindcore scene exists, I can not tell you anything there used to be an active Punkscene in the me was active too.

7.You know the Grindcore scene from South America for sure! maybe Perú?
I trade with some label from South America, but I do not know the scene in Peru that much.

8.How and where can the Grind Maniacs find the Merch from Power It Up? 
In Brazil, our releases are distributed otherwise everything is available at www.power-it-up.de

9.Future plans? 
Coming soon we will release the following release BUTCHER ABC - North Of Hell LP
EMILS - Fight TogetherFor LP + Bonus EP
INFERNO - Hibakusha LP
AGATHOCLES - Thanks for Your Hostility 2x LP

10.Thomas, thanks for your time in this interview, Bro, last words! 
Thank you for the interview.

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Interview - Encrypted

1.Twisted and brutal greetings from Perú! Jay! how are you maniac! hows going the things in Encrypted?
Hails brother! Its all good, we are working on new material and happy to finally release a new album

2.Give us a sick and killer trip about the chaotic existence from Encrypted? hows been the beginings?
Encrypted was formed in Puerto Rico in early 1998 under the moniker of Grieved, later that same year we decided that Encrypted would be a better name for the band... We had a hiatus from 2002 until 2015, later I moved to Florida and reformed the band with the current line-up.

3.How many releases have still moment Encrypted?
We did a 2 song selftitled demo in 1999, a 6 song EP in 2001 titled "Drifting to the Impaled" on Under The Baphomet Records, in 2015 we did a limited to 500 reissue edition of that EP with Russian label; Lord of the Sick Recording in jewel case format, same EP is also available in digipak format from Vile Pleasures Records, we also did a live mini EP in 2016 with Down to the Abyss Productions... Now we are working on our debut full length entitled "Relapsed to Barbarism" also on Vile Pleasures.

4.Putrid influences?
Everything that is sick, dark and ruthless, musically we been compared to Dehumanized and Skinless also to Suffocation or Internal Bleeding... Some say we have that NY old school death metal style, we simply like to call it brutal slammin' death metal...

5.Some member from Encrypted have another proyect paralell?
Yeah, Jason has a cover band, Zach plays in another brutal death metal band from Tampa called Death Incarnate and I have another band called Church Of Deviance.

6.Jay explain some more about the brutal death metal scene from your city and recommend some bands.
Oh Killing Addiction, Ebullition, Alptraum, Recycle to the Soil in the Ocala area, in Tampa, wow to many good bands to mention, but ill say Druid Lord, Carrion Curse, Death Incarnate, Brutality of course... and many more, Florida Death Metal scene its very rich on variety.

7.You know the brutal death metal scene from Southamerica?
Oh yeah of course... SA has a very solid metal scene, as a matter of fact we have plans to play Argentina and Chile next year.

8.Jay you have a killer label called  Vile Pleasures Records,explain us some more about your killer label bro.
Vile Pleasures Records is my label since 2015... I have many great bands in my roster, like Severance, No Raza, Trapped in the Morgue, Infected Sphere, Introtyl, Engulfed in Blackness, Eroica, Unblessed, Death Plague Christ and many more, just visit our official website at: www.vilepleasures.com and click on the roster tab to find out more about the brutal bands we signed.

9.Where and how the maniacs can find the merch from Encrypted and Vile Pleasures Records?
You can visit our website: www.vilepleasures.com, also on FB pages:
www.facebook.com/encryptedbrutal or
You can also look up for info. on 2 brutal fest i organize and produce in Tampa called Florida Extreme Metalfest in Sept and Xmas Is Evil in Dec.

10.Morbid future plans in Encrypted?
Release a split 7" ep with Chicago's masters of depravity, Lividity and then our debut album... Hopefully a US tour late 2018 and Europe and South America tours in 2019

11.Jay thanks for your time in this interview,last sentences of death!
Thanks brother for the sick interview and the brutal support... Everyone check us out and support us by buying our merch, we have CDs, Shirts, Patches, Pins, Mugs, Koozies, Satin Flags, Posters, Guitar Picks and Stickers
Band email:


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Interview - Fissure

1.Play fast or die! Hey Dylan,greetings from Perú! how are you mate? hows going the things in Fissure?
Howdy! Things are going very well for us at the moment. We're currently working on finishing our first 11 track LP and plan on recording another EP or split before the end of the year so just doing our best on staying busy behind-the-scenes.

2.Tell us how is formed this destructive band fromgrindcore powerviolence called Fissure? hows been the beginings?
Brendan and I had already been playing together for about a year and both of us moved to Orange County in late 2011/early 2012 so at that point, we figured we should form a full band and a Craigslist ad came from that, two people (guitarist and vocalist) contacted us with interest of getting together so we jammed once and that was the first Fissure practice. A year after that first session, Brendan and I parted ways from those two whom went on to do their own project and that's how Leo and Oscar came into the picture. We played a few shows with their two previous bands and thought they'd be a great fit for us and sure enough, it was. That was in March 2013 and that is the Fissure lineup you see today. 

3.How many releases have Fissure till moment?
Five at the moment.
*Self-Titled EP, 2013
*Salvación​/​Destrucción tape, 2014
*Split w/Gets Worse, 2014
*Split w/Final Draft, 2014
*Split w/SHACKLΣS, 2015

4.Loud influences?
We all draw influence from tons of bands and outside sources but I can't really pinpoint a single band that we can all universally agree on having an influence from because we all have such eclectic tastes. Love's Truck Stops are a pretty big influence on all of us though, that much we can agree on. Best coffee on the interstate!

5.Some member from Fissure have another proyect paralell?
Yes, that's true. Leo is currently in another band at the moment but as for the rest of us, we're all just chained down to Fissure.

6.Dylan explaim some more about the grindcore/powerviolence scene from your city and recommendsome bands.
There's almost always an influx of new bands coming out. Blink and you might miss their set. Go to any local powerviolence/grindcore show and you'll stumble across a new band whose tape you'll be buying shortly after. That's the beauty to being in a big metropolitan area like LA and OC.
Depraved are killing it right now. That's a band that seriously can't be slept on. 
And even 20+ years later, Despise You are consistently one of the best powerviolence bands out here in Southern California.

7.Fissure know the grindcore/powerviolence scene from Southamerica?
We don't (yet) but we would love to! That's on our list of plans in the next few years; tour South America so if anyone down there reads this and can help us set up a show, feel free to contact us! We'd love to play your living room, venue, bathroom etc.

8.How and where the noisy maniacs can find the merch from Fissure?
At the moment, our online store isn't fully up and running so in the meantime you can message the band Facebook page directly https://www.facebook.com/FISSUREHCPV/ to order a shirt, record etc.

9.Morbid future plans?
Finish this LP, record another EP, maybe do a weekend tour or two before the end of the year and get back to touring internationally next year. We've got some stuff in our minds that we're gonna aim for in the next year so fingers and toes crossed that we can make them happen!

10.Dylan thanks for your time in this interview,last words bro!
Thank you to anyone and everyone who continues to support our music and this band, that's seriously one of the coolest things in the world and we don't have enough thanks to give. And thank you for reaching out to us to be a part of the zine, we're super stoked to be included in an international project like this!

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Interview - Lividity

Lividity w/Dave Kibler

1.Maniac and putrid greetings from Perú,Dave! how are you sick bro? hows going the things in Lividity?
Holy shit man! We just finished recording the new album titled “Perverseverance” and it is a proud moment… we took some time off to write something special and this new one is very special! All the elements of true Lividity from each album mixed with fresh riff ideas and has killer arrangements! Triple vocal threat that hacks at you like a cleaver in rotting flesh! This is the sickest, most disturbing, mature Lividity album so far! We can’t wait for everyone to hear it…

2.Lividiy is a band from brutal death gore in the vein from bands from the old school like Dying Fetus, Broken Hope, Gorguts, Suffocation.
Dave give us a rotten trip from the chaotic existence from Lividity.
Hell yea bro… I had this vision of diseased, putrid, dark and sick music in my head 1992. Influenced by the new sounds and styles of heavy music coming out at that time. Put together my first 3 song demo in 1993 by myself… with juicy tunes Mortal Impalement, Altar Pieces and an instrumental called Spewing Chunks. Raw, dirty, full of hate! Joined a thrash band playing guitar called Section 8. That is when Tommy Davis (drummer) and I had time to jam at his Pit of Hell! The songs we were creating were much too intense for the Section 8 material so Tommy and I kept writing and we recorded a 9 song demo “Ritual Of Mortal Impalement” 1994! Section 8 and local Illinois band, Desecration, broke up at the same time Summer 1995. So Tommy and I joined forces with Aaron Heath and Matt Bishop from Desecration. Tommy and I already had 10 songs under our belt so we were able to get on stage quickly. Our 1st show was a short 4 songs that took 10 minutes only to play, opening up for Dying Fetus in Illinois August 5, 1995. During that 10 minute onslaught there were bloody noses, broken knuckles and black eyes! It was powerful! And…well, here we are much older, much wiser and much more sick than ever before!! The beast is at full throttle! 

3.How many releases have Lividity till moment?
Studio releases….  This will be our 7th studio recording… A couple pro live releases “Show Us Your Tits” 1999 + “Live Fornication” 2007… a bunch of represses and split releases…   you would have to go to the FB page and look at the discography section…  a ton of great releases through the years I think. We are getting ready to release our 7th studio album called “Perverseverance” 2018. It is the most vicious whore beating to date by us. Will be released this Summer and we can’t wait for the sick underground masses to sink their teeth into this one.

4.Aberrant influences?
We started this thought of Lividity in 1993! That was a fresh new sound and variety of heaviness from the likes of Deicide to At The Gates! Even beyond that when I was a teenager in the ‘80’s and heard Metallica – Ride The Lightening for the first time, I went and bought a guitar! BC Rich Warlock in honor of great bands that use BC Rich guitars like Slayer and Sepultura and the bands that paved the way of heavy ass music like Mercyful Fate, Helstar, Infernal Majesty, Megadeth, Metal Church, as well as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Raven, Grim Reaper, Blessed Death, Venom… Then arose bands like Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Amon/Deicide, the great Florida scene…  Now let’s get to the lyrics!! The influence to drive us madly insane with rage and hate stems from our cunt ex-wives, cunt girlfriends or just simply cunts on the street who manipulate little boys and make them weak by flashing their hair, tits and pussy! It’s not a womanizing thing..  It is a “Fuck You Bitch We Ain’t Gonna Take It No More” punch in the face!

5.Some member from Lividity have another project parallel?
We have all done some side band activity but Lividity is our main band! 
Garrett (drums) past: CorpseVomit, Cum Christ, Kommendant, Evil Incarnate, Embrace Damnation - now: Imperial Savagery, Sons Of Famine, Blizzard Of Ozz (tribute), Hell Awaits (tribute)… you know drummers are bands whores haha.
Von (vocals/guitar) past: Deaden, Carrion Fix.
Jake (bass/vocals) past: Deaden, Dead Shore, The Vile Impurity, Embrace Damnation, Human Artifacts.
Dave (guitar/vocals) past: Embrace Damnation (vocals), Hollywood Dirtbags (bass), Section 8, Waco Jesus.

6.Dave explain us some more about the brutal death metal scene from your city and recommend some bands.
-Chicago is the biggest city in Illinois.  Furthest North of the state. I live 3 hours South of Chicago from where Garrett lives. But the bands that are around and pounding these days are Imperial Savagery, Cianide, Sons Of Famine, Cardiac Arrest, Asphyxiator, Gorgasm, Waco Jesus, Broken Hope and many more…  

7.Lividity knows the brutal death metal scene from South America?
We know Bogota very well! Colombia is an exciting place to find some of the sickest music around! Always fascinated with South American metal! We played 2 times in Bogota! Fucking sick!

8.How and where the maniacs can find the merch from Lividity?
Go to www.facebook.com/lividityofficial and go to photo albums. We have a merch page that we keep updated… Click the picture you like and the info is in the description. 

9.Morbid future plans.
May 11-13 we jam at Las Vegas Death Fest. Summer album release of “Perverseverance”. September 27 thru October 6 we are setting up a US mini tour which will include Florida Extreme Metal Fest and Toronto Death Fest in Canada. We are just gonna keep it fucking sick man!! 

10.Dave, thanks for your time in this interview. Last bloody words!
Thanx so much for the killer interview and support bro. Hope to cross your path in the near future. Evertyone get a copy of the new release when it comes out! Traditional Lividity with some new flavors. The grinds have gotten faster and tighter! The breakdowns will make you climb your walls! The triple vocal attack crushes you at every direction! The lyrics are the sickest stories of blood and guts you will find on any previous Lividity album!  CUM WARSHIP WITH US!