1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
We played some cool shows, wrote new songs and have a new bassplayer.
2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
Grindcore, mixed with hardcore, death metal and crust. All though I really like how a reviewer described it: "This record is a soundtrack for pure destruction, complete decimation; and as such makes for a really enjoyable listen."
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Social criticism, nihilism stuff that pisses you off. It's good to be angry about things, it shows that you care.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Suffering Quota'?
We took the name from an Assuck song. Great band! The name shows what kind of music we play and it sounds cool.
5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage perfromance?
When we supported Napalm Death in a small club. That was one of our best shows. And the one in a small squat. A benefit show for a blind and def dog. Really! People were throwing their girlfriends around in the pit. Our performance is all about the energy, not about playing every note right.
6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
Not at the moment, we are working with a new bassplayer right now.
7.The new album was released by both Reflections and breath Plastic Records, can you tell us a little bit more about these labels?
They are just great independent underground labels run by people with a deep passion for underground music. For an example, Johan from Reflections didn't use a contract. It was just a mutual agreement. There are lots of cool bands on his label like Herder, Acid Deathrip, Black Mask, Blind to Faith, Fucking Invincible etc... http://www.reflectionsrecords.com/
8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of grindcore?
Positive. People really seem to like the energy and the aggression in our music. And I didn't even mention the amazing artwork of Marald Van Haasteren. A great artist and a great person! You can find some of his work here: http://maraldart.tumblr.com/
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 off?
Ortega are about to release a new album and Entrapment just released a new album and is going on tour with Master again.
10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
Just keep on doing what we are doing now. Don't expect any big musical changes.
11.What are some of the bands or musical projects that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Bands like: Napalm Death, Phobia, Assuck, His Hero Is Gone, Cursed, (old) Entombed, Iron Lung etc... influenced us. We listen to al kind of cool music. Right now I'm really into the new Dead Congregation, Vanhelgd, Fucking Invincible, The Kill, Gridlink, Pissed Jeans, Off! Cro Mags, (old) Iron Maiden etc... really too much to mention.
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Art, good food and good people. Basically all my activities are somehow related to music.
13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the nice review and this interview! Good luck with your zine. People can check our music here: http://sufferingquota.bandcamp.com/
Thanks for the support! Cheers!