Monday, March 30, 2015

Subjugation Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
Hey! We are a 3-piece grindcore outfit from Ankara, Turkey. We started in 2013, released a demo tape in 2014 and recently had a split 7" out with Italian death/grind maniacs HAEMOPHAGUS and have just recorded one new track for an upcoming compilation.

2.So far you have released a demo and have also been a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?
All 6 songs we released are from the same recording session. We tried to capture the spirit of early 90's death metal infused and brutal grindcore, while still retaining the chainsaw guitar sound and d-beats.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Modern forms of slavery and how people are turning into lifeless shells of themselves, just like a dystopian Philip Dick story, but for real.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Subjugation'?
Just like the lexical meaning, the shit people have to endure in our "modern" societies. It was quite fitting to our lyrical content and also was the last free word with the suffix -ation, haha!

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 played with Dutch crust/grinders KRU$H at the end of last year and it was a hell lot of fun, and just a few weeks ago we played at a mini DIY festival in Istanbul with some touring bands like PARAZITOZIS, CHAPPA'AI, SxOxTxE and DIRTY WOMBS, the atmosphere was just awesome and the crowd went nuts during the entire festival.
To be honest, I wouldn't really know how to describe the performance, we just try to play the best we can and hope the audience enjoys it!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We'll play some local gigs in the next months and we have some plans to tour after the new recording, nothing's set in concrete yet though.

7.Recently you where a part of a split with 'Haemophagus', what are your thoughts on the other band that have participated on this recording?
They're the nicest guys around and they play some great rotten tunes! Anybody slightly interested in AUTOPSY and REPULSION should check out their latest full length Atrocious.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal and grindcore?
While we're still a relatively new band, the response from people have been terrific so far!

9.Are any of the band members also involved with any other musical projects or bands these days?
I also do vocals for BURIAL INVOCATION. Our drummer Kaya used to play in SAKATAT until they called it quits in 2012.

10.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We're frantically (de)composing new tunes for the full length and planning to record this summer. I can say it's more of the same brutal and rigid grindcore, just with more intensity and rawness.

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?
Aside from our main influences ASS√úCK, BRUTAL TRUTH, TERRORIZER and Harmony Corruption-era NAPALM DEATH, we're also influenced by some bands from other genres to a degree I guess, like WARCOLLAPSE, GRAVE, ASPHYX, SKITSYSTEM...
Lately I've been listening to ICON OF EVIL's Syfilis Mentalis, SUFFERING MIND's self titled Formatography 11" and CANCER SPREADING's The Age of Desolation a lot.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Eating vegetarian pizza, drinking unhealthy amounts of beer and getting shitfaced... All the usual stuff!

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks a lot for interviewing us, cheers!

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