Saturday, November 2, 2013
1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We're a five piece death metal band from Atlanta, Georgia.
2.How would you describe the musical sound that is present on the recordings?
I think this EP really captures the essence of Disfigurement, it's aggressive, bleak, and powerful. We have a very precise sound, but I feel that we maintained the organic feel of the band. We are very pleased with the crushing tones that we obtained with all aspects of the sound on this record.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The name of the EP is Soul Rot, which is an expression about the destruction of the inner self. We write about hate, isolation, anger, and the manifestation of these things. Much of our music is about these things, and the effects upon the person, the soul.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Disfigurement?
Disfigurement is a name that Adam had in mind for some time upon assembling the band. I think it represents different things to each of us. To me, it’s the separation of self, disfiguring the body from the soul.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and how would you describe your stage performance?
Some of the very best shows that we’ve played are definitely ones where we were playing with bands that have inspired us. We played one of our earliest shows with Inquisition and that was incredible. We’ve also played with Nile, Deicide, Kreator, and Cruciamentum which was phenomenal. One of our most recent shows that was very powerful was the Boris Records Showcase we played with all of the bands on Boris, the crowd was incredible and the energy of the show really fueled the performance. I see the live show as the chance to truly expel the emotions that we write about, and I fell that comes across in the performances from everyone.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Currently we’re trying to set up some killer shows, but nothing we can release at the moment. Touring is difficult, and we’re hoping that the support from the EP will help to get us out there more.
7.The new album came out on Boris Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
Absolutely, Boris is a label started by a local guy here in Atlanta that recognized what all was going on and wanted to put out some of the incredible stuff that’s going on. So far he’s done a killer job and is doing something that no one else is really doing. Boris is doing everything from Death Metal to Hard Rock. It’s really been a catalyst for a lot of things, and hopefully more people begin to pay attention to the bands that are coming out of this area right now.
8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
We’ve had a great response so far in the US and of course locally, but we’ve been seeing our stuff come up a lot on Eastern-European sites, and been getting great response from Spain.
9.What is going on with the other musical projects these days?
Several of us are in other projects, Vaedis is currently doing very well with Hellgoat and his brain-child Vimur. Adam and I have been working on a release for our rock project Gunpowder Gray.
10.What direction do you see your music heading into on future releases?
I believe the sound and focus that we achieved with Soul Rot is the direction that we would be taking a full length release.
11.What are some bands or musical styles that have influenced your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
The bands that have been the biggest influence on what Disfigurement is are the classic American, Polish, and Swedish bands. If bands such as Deicide, Vader and Necrophobic didn’t exist, death metal, and certainly Disfigurement would be different animals. I’ve been listening to a lot of Panzerchrist and Revel in Flesh lately along with MGLA, as well as going back through old Priest, Cooper and Pentagram. I know that everyone has been listening to the new Carcass album a lot lately.
12.Outside of music what are some of your interests?
I think that music really permeates all that we do. I study Architecture, with a focus on acoustics, but am usually doing something musically related. We all have to work a lot to make things happen, so mostly we end up drinking and talking about feces when we are just relaxing.
13.Any final words or thoughts before we wrap up this interview?
Thank you for interviewing us, and we hope everyone will check out the album and hear it for themselves.
The EP can be heard and bought at www.Boris-Records.com,http://borisrecords.bandcamp.com, and http://Disfigurement.bandcamp.com. Our shows and videos are all updated on https://www.facebook.com/DisfigurementMetaland http://www.reverbnation.com/disfigurement