Friday, October 17, 2014

Resonance Cascade Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Resonance Cascade is a four-piece grindcore band with the purpose of writing short and fast songs. What started out back in 2008 as an idea discussed by Andreas and Johan died out only to be resurrected again in 2012. With trying out different members it all eventually came down to the four guys you see today and during 2013 RxCx was created. We have all played music for such a long time now so everybody knows the drill which makes everything much easier when you just wanna get the grinding going.
2.In October you have a 7 inch coming out, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
Kind of like a lo-fi ear destruction presented in a chaotic package. We wanted to step away from making a polished recording because we feel the intensity is kept within the raw chaos.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
We decided really early on to have serious lyrics about the criticism we all have against society, humanity and therefore ourselves as well. So the lyrical theme for this 7 inch reflects observations of hopelessness, humanity, society, anger, determination and self hatred. However we didn’t want to write songs about how you should act but write more out of the point of view from a photographer documenting the imminent demise.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Resonance Cascade'?
Grindcore as a genre is like a cascade of sound, so we figured this would be a good name to take and at the same time it also describes what our music sounds like. Also, we like games.

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 have just about wrapped up our first gig which was a great success for us. The audience and organizers were fantastic and a lot of people asked us about were our next show was going to be so we are definately building a confidence that we have something to offer even if the band is young. All of us just want to grind on so where ever it's possible to gig feel free to mail us and we'll sort it out if we can.
Stage performance is more a question for the audience about us I would say but from what I could see on the videos we put up on youtube (check them out) I think it's a good mix of moshing and beerdrinking.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
At the moment we are open for bookings and suggestions of tours, gigs and in various countries to grind down.
We are looking at the possibilities of touring next year and catch some festivals. If anybody wants to get in touch with us just mail rxcxgrindcore@gmail.com.

7.The 7 Inch is coming out on Cricketcemetary Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
To be honest I don't know that much about the label but from what I gathered so far there is a lot of variation in the music which is a thing I like and you don't see much. It's been in the game since 2010 I think and is based in Arlington, VA. So it's still young but old enough to know how things run. We have had nothing but a good experience so far so we're happy to be a part of the CC-family.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?
To be honest, we haven’t gotten that much feedback yet but we seem to have gotten a good spread among fans from different countries. So we are hoping that’s a good indication that we are doing something worth checking out.

9.What is going on with the other bands or musical projects that some of the band members are a part off?
Wow, well there are a lot of different bands among the members so it’s hard to say from the top of our heads. But to name a few - Splattered Mermaids are binge drinking in the rehearsal room. Writing new stuff is hard on the liver. Deranged has just played some shows and will most likely spit out some more tunes or do gigs sooner or later. Pyramido is working fast to play slow and do even more shows and songs. Carneus just played a death metal festival deep in the woods Sweden, sources tell me they had a great time.

10.When can we expect a full length album, and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
A full length album is not planned at the moment, but we will hopefully be able to record some new songs during this fall. After that we might start writing songs for an album. Musically we are still trying to really grasp which direction we are going but RxCx is a grindcore band and will remain so. That means short songs, chaotic riffage and fast drums.

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?
Influences are taken everywhere, from music to art and moods. But Discordance Axis, Gridlink, Insect Warfare, Nasum, Feastem and Rotten Sound are common topics within the band so to speak. I would say that we cover most of the listenable genres among the members. Everything from pop to goregrind is okey (to some extent).

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
We are a quite nerdy band with a lot of interests revolving around games, movies, music, coffee/tea and beer drinking. Music takes up most of our free time though through all the bands we have.

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks alot for supporting us by doing this interview and to all fans and friends, new or old, we can't wait to catch you at some show somewhere, shoot the breeze over a couple of beers and grind with you. See you in the pit.
/Johan and RxCx

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