Saturday, March 28, 2015

Disgrace Interview

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

Disgrace is a metal/hardcore band from all over Southern California. We started in 2011 and put out a 12" called Songs of Suffering in 2012 and a split 7" with Harness in 2013.

2.You have an album coming out in March, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

We turned up the death metal aspect of the band a little more and aimed for extremity more than catchiness this time around. It still retains our hardcore sound though and we'll never lose that.

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

They range from self-deprecation, to the pseudo-political themes.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Disgrace'?

As said before some songs are about self deprecation and that suits the band. We also wanted to have a "Dis" name like a punk band.

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

Playing at home is always great, and the gig we played in Melbourne was very memorable. There's footage of that on Vimeo I think. We try to play tight and sound good rather than go crazy or anything like that.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

We just announced an east coast tour in April with God's Hate, and we will do a mainland European tour early this summer.

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal and hardcore?

I think both have something to connect to, although we lean far more toward the hardcore side. I don't think metal people have had much experience with us yet other than maybe skipping over our record in the metal section of a record store.

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 off?

Twitching Tongues and NAILS are writing albums, Forced Order and God's Hate currently recording albums.

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

It's possible that we head more into the metal territory, but we'll never lose our hardcore edge.

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?

Everybody in the band is influenced by different things, but we all listen to similar stuff when it comes to metal/hardcore. Personally I've been listening to a lot of Japanese hardcore and Finnish death metal.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

We all have 3 or more bands, it's pretty much all we do.

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

New Blacklisted is great. New Convulse is great. New All Out War is great. We love Japan.

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