Sunday, February 14, 2016

Human Decay Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
The band was born in 2007 with Francesco Belloni (guitar, vocals) and Mattia Mornelli (drums), but a real stable line up is start in 2010 with entry of Michele Giromini (bass) and Nicholas Bologna (guitar), replaced by Jean Edifizi (guitar) in 2013 and one year after we recorded our first demo tape, Figli di Dio (Sons of God).In 2015 we release our first full-lenght album, Cleptocrazia, under the flag of american label Sliptrick Records.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
We try to merge suond of 90's death metal and 80's thrash metal, inspired by band like Death, Penstilence, Sepultura and Slayer, reworking everything with our vision. Some of us, especially Francesco come from the punk music and that's why the lyrics treat social and politic topic very near to that kind of scene.
3.The band has been around since 2007 but waited until 2014 to release any music, can you tell us a little bit more about the 7 year wait?
As mentioned before, initially we had some trouble to finding a stable line-up, but when we found the right people, with whom it created the right chemistry and the right team spirit, we are able to take this step.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
In Italy, but also in many parts of the world, we live in a corrupted and rotten society, we look around, we look at the politics world working with mafia, the banks lobby stealing our money, religious figures who are guilty of nasty crimes but covered by their caste. This outrage and this anger inspire our lyrics and we sing in italian lenguage because to get more clearly our message to our fans (italian fans, that are our biggest audience).

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Human Decay'?
The total degradation of human society.
This moniker was born as we passed in front of a casinĂ², and seeing people inside going crazy for the gold rush and burn all their savings, we said “look that human decay”.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We shared the stage with some important bands like death metal legends Master, italian thrash veterans Necrodeath, and well-known undergound bands like Natron, Eldritch and Game Over and many more. All of this shows were great, because we met and played whit great artists, old and new friends and this is one the best pleasure of a live show.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Yes, we have some gigs plans here in italy for the coming months, but we are planning other. For the next season we would like to organize a little tour across the Europe.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
The review for Cleptocrazia were good, but we haven't a big audience abroad, probably because the italian language of the lyrics make more grip on the italian public. We hope to get the way of Rammstein, which they are famous all over the world despite sing in German. hahaha

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Some of us have other musical project or have had them in the past. For example, Mattia play in prog thrash metal band called Vexovoid, while Jean play in death metal band called Humangled. Francesco instead played for a long time in death metal band called Fog and Michele in a black metal band called Nebrus.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
All the musicians dream making successful and get to play on the big stages around the world, obviously we too, but we are content to take away our satisfaction.For now we are working on a new material for the next album and very soon we enter in studio for recording four songs for a split-album with our friends CodeFour (death metal from Florence). We working hard and to promote and bring forward our music.

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?
We are influenced by the thrash and death masters of the past, like Sepultura, Death, Slayer, Pestilence, Obituary, Sodom, but also a little bit from punk music like 80's italian cult band Nerorgasmo.
Today we already listen all of this bands but also new reality on the metal scene like Behemoth, Vektor, Warbringer, Decapitated and many many more.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Mainly we are a totally nerds, fans of old cult movies, videogames, comics, sci-fi novels and all those things that keep girls very distant. hahaha

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
We want to say a big thank first of all to you for this moment you have dedicated to us and then to all of the people that support our music and the entire underground metal scene. Keep Metal faith Alive!

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