Hi mate! We’re just finish rehearsal some new song for our third demo and also the recording process will start early of November, we hope our third demo will unleash in the end of 2017 or maybe in January 2018.
2.How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recent demo?
Just dirty-raw and ugly of Old School Death Metal. Nothing less! We loved all the “demo-sound” feel that coming from the late 80’s and early 90’ bands. The unbalanced-structure, raw, and not to complex sound production really got us. We got D.Gore from Burial Grave on the “mixing-dance machine” to make our recording sounded more too primitive and raw production and we have a lot of fun in the studio to record this demo.
3.Your lyrics cover a lot of horror movie themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?'
Generally, all of REPUTDEATH members are obsessed by the old-horror, zombie and gore movies. Maybe some people out there think, this topic are really bored but it’s not for us. We’re more comfortable to write a song that based in our imagination that embalmed from the G.A Romero, Tom Savini, Lucio Fulci and Italian horror films.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Reputdeath'?
Firstly, it’s just a word play by our vocalist to name our band as REPUTDEATH. In English, “REPUT” are the same words/meaning of “Rot”, it’s word from ours language. Sam, our vocalist firstly put the name “ROTDEATH” as the band name and draw a band logo similar to the “classic” ENTOMBED” logo in the rotten pieces of paper. Ha! We used this logo in our first demo and we got some critics/review that our music not be like Swedish Death Metal. Ha! Fvck yeah! We’re never try to play the Swedish Death Metal.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We can recall how many times we already festering and decaying onto the stage, seem our place it’s really hard for someone to organize a gig, a lot of Hardcore/Punk been held but when come to Metal it’s a little by. We have our first show in 2013 during Infernal Curse “The Awakening Of Damned” tour at Kota Kota Kinabalu, this is the time when we’re really scratched to figure out our live performances and we received a lot good response after that show. And it’s really hard for me to explain how stage performance for REPUTDEATH , seem you need to catch them alive and listen too it’s and we always believe the good music that you put in your release must be equal with your live performance, it’s need more better sometimes and I’m simply can say we just nailed and slaughtered on the stage with our horror and dirty tones.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We got an offer to crawled from our places before, but no tour in planning right now, seem we’re heavily trap with our work-job-family or other things. We’ll ready to festering and rotting onstage again this coming August of 2017, during Sabah Deathfest #4 and it’s our latest live-mangel this years.
7.The demo was released on Chickenshit R.E.K.O.D'. can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
Chickenshit Rekod are the label that I’ve run. More focused on tape releases and paying devotions of Old school Death Metal sound in terms more ugly and dirty ways. It’s just a small low-budget label records that try to give some deadhead out here the real taste or feeling from the old primitive era of Death Metal. And you already can configure out when you listen up to REPUTDEATH, what kind of sound that the label are obsessed.
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal?
We received many good response from the outside than in our own place. Some of them say it’s just remember them to their old good days digging up some old classic demos. And we numerous got critics because the tones of guitar from our latest demo are more sounded like “Swedish-chainsaw of HM-2”. Ha! Ha! But we’re totally thankful for the all good response from the webzine, fanzine, Death Metal maniac and the Death Metal-underground scenes.
9.When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We never think what gonna happen in future, the future always keep their secret. I also can say, REPUTDEATH probably didn’t have any idea to release a full length album because when we start our band back then, we’re already set what we gonna play and what the band goal or direction that we’ll achieve . We’re a band that loved so much to the rotten sound and feel from a demo. We’re just a “demo-band”, nothing high to expected and we never have any idea to release a full length album.
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?
We’re really dig all the AUTOPSY, NIHILIST and IMPETIGO sound. Certainly we’re don’t hide what the real music can be inspired to us when me start the band back then. At least we try to embalmed all the raw tunes of Death Metal into our song. Your definitely spot that our song didn’t have any solo guitar on the song, we try to make it’s more simple and straight forward structure without fvcking technical! Recently, there a lot of good and putrid Death Metal band rise up around the Death Metal Underground scenes, some of them are Cryptworm, Rest, Rotted, Disembowel etc. It’s really good to dig all the latest demo tape around the scenes and listening and do a “air” head-banging alone in your room like a mad man. Ha!
11.What are some of your non musical interests?
We’re always hang out with other deadhead around our places, have a good drinks and talk something new arise from our local or abroad scenes. Re-watching some old good classic horror, zombie or gore movies and playing football in the weekends and listen up some good Hardcore/Crust Punk music will accompany us.
12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the never-ended support to us, we’ll keep your updated for the latest information or news regarding the band activity. And for those missed out our latest demo tape release, you can go to our bandcamp and listen up this raw and ugly tunes of old death and it’s available for fully stream and download. Praise the horror and worship “Autopsy”!