Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Beyond Terror Beyond Grace Interview

1. Can you give us a brief history of the band?

The band formed towards the end of the 2004 as a result of 4 guys
sharing a similar interest in, and desire to create, extreme music.
After a few months of mucking around we started to write our own songs.
We then recorded a demo which enabled us to get on a few shows around
Sydney. We cut our teeth playing some good and bad shows for a year or
so and then recorded our first album Extinction Salvation. Touring for
that album took us around Australia and New Zealand playing with some
great bands that we have long respected. Through that time we wrote some
20 odd songs and we are currently recording them for our 2nd album which
will hopefully come out at the end of this year.

2. How would you describe your sound to someone whohas never heard you

We write intense, fast and heavy songs in a grindcore framework but we
try to include many different sounds and influences such as
death/black/noise. This is especially true in regards to our newest
material. We listen to a wide variety of music and it all comes through
when we get together to write songs and lyrics. We are a mix of rotten
sound meets converge and his hero is gone.

3. What is the meaning behind the bands name?

As annoying or wanky as this may sound there is no concrete meaning to
the bands name. We would also never say it meant one thing or another as
that would limit the interpretations on the words. It come from a david
mamet play.

4. What releases have you put out so far?
Still Human, Still Humane EP (Grindhead Records)
The Age of Silent Fear EP - self released
ExtinctionSalvation CD - Grindhead Records
SplitsBTBG/SMG Split Tape Selfmadegod records
[Indonesia] MASOCHIST [Thailand] SickChainsaw Productions
BTBG/Brainwash (spain) Cd - grindhead records
CompilationsGrindcore 2009 CD
Adrenalize 2009 -
Europevarious comps in Philiphines, Malaysia, Indonesia

5. How would you describe your musical progress over thw years?

Early on we were pretty much attempting to just emulate bands such as
Napalm Death. Whether we did a good job or not is another thing entirely
lol. Over time we have come across some really exciting and inspiring
bands such as Nasum, Isis, Ulcerate etc who have opened up new horizons
for us as far as riffs, structures, drum patterns and the like. We've
also realised that you can include a wide range of sounds and still
retain intensity and extremity.

6. What are some of the best shows that you have played so far and which
crowds would you say are the best or craziest?

Supporting Carcass and Pig Destroyer is right up there. We went down
well at both of those shows and playing a big sold out venue like The
Metro in Sydney with Carcass was a very memorable experience for all of
us. Our craziest crowd to date has been in Adelaide. People went nuts
when we played there.Grindcore 2009 in Melbourne was a great show as grind fans really got
into our style of grind.

7. Are there any plans for a U.S or European tour?

It's something we'd love to do but there are no concrete plans. We are
open to offers!

8. What direction do you see the band going into during the future?

I'd say our future material will have a weird kind of duality about it.
Some songs may be longer, others may be amongt the shortest we've
written. Some sections and riffs might be very melodic while others will
definatley be extremely harsh and discordant. It is hard to see us
abandoning the 'grindcore' base entirely but I think future material may
be even more diverse. We don't mind what direction it goes as long as it
keeps us excited enough to keep writing more.

9. What are your main influences music wise or non music wise?

Musically, bands such as Nasum, Rotten Sound, Circle of Dead Children,
The Amenta, Converge, His Hero is Gone,Isis, Ulcerate, Buried Inside
etc..Outside of music our lyrical inspiration usually comes from books,
art, current events and the like.

10. What are you listening to nowadays and what are some good bands or
releases that you would recommend?

rotten sound -
exitulcerate -
everything is firethe faceless
- planetary dualityconverge - you fail megridlink
- amber grey
genghis t
cult of lunae
Lots of non metal stuff -
sigur ros/bloc party/turbo negro/eyehategod/
recommend his hero is gone, dining in tuscany, clinging to the trees in
a forest fire, ulcerate, the amenta

11. Are there any films or books that you would recommend?

BooksHard boiled wonderland and the end of the world - Haruki MurakamiThe Road - Cormac McCarthyWatchmen- Alan Moore

FilmsV for VendettaI am LegendTime for Drunken HorsesA scanner darkly

12. How would you describe the grindcore scene in your home country?

Solid gore grind bands like the day eveything became nothing and fuck
I'm dead and old school napalm style grind like the kill, blooduster and
super fun happy slide. Melbourne is the main city with a big grind
following that hosts a cool Grindcore fest each year. Not much grind
that is a bit more varied or experimental. Lots of bands being
thelocust/daughters influenced that claim to be grind but are really
converge clones.

13. Any final words?

Check our new album when it comes out. If you like it, please buy it.We are looking for a label to release the new album on too in Europe and
If any bands that want to head to Australia then contact us as we are
willing to help book tours for intense bands.Also any bands that can help us out in touring in Europe or USA in 2010
contact us.Thanks for the interview and cool questions.Email:

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