Friday, January 2, 2015

Evisorax Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

Since recording Goodbye to the feast...Welcome to the Famine, we went out on our first US tour on which we played our way from New York all the way down to Miami and back up again.That was incredible! We then played Bloodshed fest in Eindhoven and Kin Hell fest in Leeds last year – we've basically just been playing!

2. In 2015, you have a new album coming out, 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?

In my experience since starting recording with Evisorax years ago, I always wanted to capture that energy and power that I feel we put out when playing live. This record is the first time that I feel it’s been captured. I feel the energy off these recordings and that’s something that we‘ve always strived to achieve - a real punch in the face from start to finish. Total audio violence.

I'm not so sure if it differs but perhaps it’s a lot more refined and focused on this record. It’s a lot sharper and direct than previous recordings. When I listen back to the record, I feel it's as close to the initial sounds in my head when we started thrashing them out in the writing process.

3.This is going to be the first released since 2011, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?

Touring, shows and daily life. After the 2011 record 'Isle of dogs, we went out on a UK tour supporting Wormrot, then at the end of 2011, our then-vocalist left the band and was replaced by our current vocalist Simon Wright. 2012 saw us go out with Wormrot again but this time throughout Europe. One of the highlights was when we made our first appearance at Obscene Extreme Festival, but we played every show in between that we could and they were all a blast. At the start of 2013 we had to have some down time after I was attacked and hospitalized but continued to write, played the shows we could, recorded, toured the US and again played the shows we could up until this point.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

I think instead of divugling everything, I'm gonna leave this to the listener to make their own interpretation. It's always fun to read/ hear other peoples persepective's on these things. Though the obvious indications of what we have aimed for and explored are there within the song titles and album title.
5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name Evisorax?

That's something our vocalist from many a record ago came up with. It's partly from the word eviscerate, which is to disembowel. The 'orax' part is something which he added.
6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

One that particularly sticks out in my mind is when we played Churchills, in Miami. It was so surreal to be there, let alone playing there. The crowd loved it, we were having a great time on stage, it just was a great night. Playing Obscene Extreme was great too, the stage was so big!
Also, when we first played with Napalm Death was a personal highlight and something I'd wanted to do since I was young.

Our stage performance is all about high energy, lots of throwing ourselves around and screaming abuse! Fast, abusive and chaotic. I think that sums it up about perfectly!

7.Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?

Yes, we have a summer tour in the planning. Though I'll keep that under my hat until it's announced. But there will be plenty of opportunity to see us live!

8.The new album is coming out on Bones Brigade. How did you get in contact with this label?

When we toured Europe with Wormrot back in 2012, Nico was driving the entire tour. We became good friends, and I assume he must have liked what he saw us do evey night, so it seemed the logical step to contact him when it came to recording and releasing our new record. We're very happy to a part of that labels history.

9.On a worldwide level, how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?

Good, it would appear! We have merchandise purchases made from all around the world, from Australia and Russia to Texas and Birmingham. So it's obviously getting around and being liked.
Also, we wouldn't have been able to book the US tour if there wasn’t a positive vibe surrounding us. We made a lot of new friends on that tour! Europe was great to us every night too!

10.What musical direction do you see the band heading into during the future?

Faster, more chaotic, total destruction. Furthering the speed, precision and audio violence.

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?

Oh man, the list is endless! Stack, Narcosis, Discharge, Napalm Death, Infest, Kill the client, Noisear, Spazz, Discordance Axis, Iron Monkey, Hard to swallow....

12.What are some of your non-musical interests?

I run a silk screen printing company, but aside from that, movies, art, food, travelling all seem to pass the time quite well!

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Just thanks to everyone who‘s checked us out so far, if not then rectify that!
Pick up the new record, check out the video and see us at a show!


The link to our video for 'Locust Breeders', taken from the new record - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3tylKQ-aH4

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