Friday, March 6, 2015

Flash Out Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Recently we just had our split 7” release show as it was also our farewell show for our long-time friend Joe. He’s moving to Australia later this month so hopefully he starts some sick bands out there and we hope to play shows with him again some day. But for the meantime we’re keeping it low and writing for a new full length. I (Anders) am thinking of starting a compilation series which we just recorded our newest song for. Our friend Nick from Sabbatory is going to fill in on bass duties so we’re looking forward to that.

2.Recently you were a part of a split, 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?

I would say the stuff we recently recorded was more raw and brutal, we took more time with our full length and basically had 2 different people record the releases. Terminated Efficiency has a more polished sound (hopefully not too polished) where as our split screams “fuck you blow your speakers!!”

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
The majority of the themes involve war and broken down life. Constant struggles of human progression and how basically we are fucking ourselves over hard in the long run. We just write shit that we feel at that time and make it fit.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Flash Out'?

Bastard. "Many People have died"

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We have been fortunate enough to play with a lot of the bands that have had a huge influence on us for example Napalm Death, Doom, Despise You, Iskra and Massgrave which we’re all amazing shows. I would like to pick a favourite but they were actually all insane.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We did have plans that had to fall through due to our schedules and financial situations. We would love to tour with our next line up. We’re all in a bunch of other bands too so that makes things kinda tough.

7.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Begrime Exemious',what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording? We (Cory Anders and Ripley) were fortunate enough to meet those guys a couple years back when we played a festival at the Moose Knuckle Lodge in Lethbridge while we were playing in Putrescence. They were the best band of the night for sure and we became tight buds and talked about doing a split with Flash Out. They got stoked on the idea and we’re all stoked on the 7” actually being released thanks to our friend Jordan at Filth Regime Records.

8.You have had your stuff released through Filth Regime and Bloody Scythe, do you feel these 2 labels have been very helpful when it comes to getting your music out there heard?

Yeah, for the most part. Jordan and Eli at both labels are rad. But we’re just very lucky to have people wanting to put our shit out in the first place.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of crust and grind?

People into this genre are very friendly and supportive all around. Give what you get really, It’s just amazing to see how much respect as well as judgement goes on in this community. Locally and world-wide.

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
New bass player, Same feel. But more fucked. Progression is never a bad thing.

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?

The Influences and musical styles of Flash Out was us originally playing Japanese hard-core type stuff . Like Bastard//Lip Cream//Death Side//in late ’07 (No recordings unfortunately) Now going more in the musical direction of Terrorizer//Disrupt and tons of other wicked bands. We listen to a lot of shit, but mainly the band is influenced by life . We feel this shit because it's real.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Staying in town.

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

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