Friday, May 1, 2015

Disentomb Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
1. Sod: Hi my name is Sod, thank you for your interest in band Disentomb, I'm the vocalist and leader of the group. I'm an old wolf, under my fourty and I impregnated metal to my DNA, bones and blood! I listen to metal and go to concerts since I was 13-year-old! Come on, I must first answer your question, though I live in the Czech Republic, but in this band I’m the oldest from the current line-up and therefore I will try to tell the story of the Moldovan and at the same time international band -  Disentomb! I hope it won’t be too much! ))) History of .Disentomb: Two kids, Slavik Slon (drums) and Denis Suvorov (guitars), in a provincial town of Leovo, on the border of Moldova and Romania in 2000, started a school band. The names was not yet set and the primary sound was something like Naked Truth, a technical death grind. In 2003, the boys moved to enter the University in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau and in 2003 they found bassist Oleg Fest, a musician full of ideas who called the band Disentomb and it became the working title of his band since 1996!
Then the band was joined by a well-known in the Moldovan underground singer Sasha John. In 2003 two original members Slon (emigrated to the Czech Republic, then in Russia) and Denis Suvorov (emigrated to Italy, now lives in Russia) left the band. The impact was strong but the band didn’t fell apart, and they found more and more new members! To the aid came not one, but two new guitarists - Roma Transistor (solo guitars) and Andrew Djidja (rhythm guitars). And the position of drummer is filled by Alex Sasha Pers. These guys are of  Bulgarian origin and have shown that a sense of rhythm in their DNA. At 2003 Oleg Fest was visiting me in the Czech Republic and invited to Join the band! He knew me since I was a child and that I’ve been in bands like Fatal, Necrosis, Poppy Seed Grinder, Inflammatory, Mentally Blind, Dizorderz and others musical projects. I definitely couldn’t refuse the offer and started to arrive at rehearsals in Moldova, where I have historical roots, and I knew all the guys and musicians on the local scene.
In 2003 Sod (vocals), John (vocals), Fest (bass), Djidja (, Tranzistor ( and Pers (drums) it was the 1st major line-up of Disentomb. The band had a dozen concerts with cool bands, but mostly from the CIS. Due to the geographic dispersion of members, the group performed at the time only on the local scene in Moldova. In 2004 we recorded the first demo in the form of 3-splits with  Butchers / Disentomb / Drug Store. We scattered record wherever we could and received an offer to play abroad! But to go and play abroad, not all of us had the opportunity, so each concert was a real trouble for us! In 2004 Disentomb is left by the guitarist Roman (emigrated in Russia) but Denis Suvorov (guitars) is brought back and rejoined the band. Them John  leaves the band and the position of  2nd vocalist is taken by Kirsan..
 The 2005 line-up was the following: Sod (v), Kirsan (v), Fest (b), Djidja (g), Denis (g) & Pers (d), and the main musical role played bassist Oleg Fest. It was a strong and promising line-up! During this period, emerged the idea of medical concept of the band (honey masks, gowns, abnormal atmosphere on stage & theme songs in the medical field). In 2004-05 the band played on such fests as Metal Heads Missions-Vol.4 (Evpatoria, Crimea), Petrogrind-Vol.1 (St. Petersburg), Massobrutto Fest-Vol.7 (Minsk). We also played at the Festival in the cities Recitza, Gomel, Moghilev (Belarus), Kiev, Ternopol, Ivano-Frankovsk, Rovno (Ucraine) Bucherst (Romania) and had a dozen concerts on the local scene. In 2005 3 members left the band - Oleg Fest went to Europe and joined another band, Dennis went to Russia, Kirsan went to another band. We were just three and decided to invite a bassist from another band Maxim Sofa. We had again some concerts, but without departing from Moldova. Max returned to his main band and its position was filled by Mircea Merchandise. It was the last line-up Moldovan Disentomb and from the end of 2005 until the collapse in 2006 was as follows: Sod (V), Pers (d), Djidja (g) & Merchendaiz (b, v), the main musical wrtiter being Andrew Djidja.
In autumn, the three of us - Sod, Pers, Djidja gathered in the studio-Grinco, and recorded the first demo CD - [Od: pogrebe: nnie]. Sod - vocals, electronics, Djidja - Guitar, Bass, Back Vocals, Pers - drums, backing vocals, Merchandise - vocals.
There were again a few successful concerts, however in in 200666 there was the split-up of   Moldovan Disentomb. I went to the Czech Republic and then a 3-year moved to the sea in Crimea, Mircea emigrated to France, the group renamed H.O.S.T.E.E.L (line-up 2006: Pers (d), Djidja (g), Mahmud (b, v), Timur (v ). The new band played on such successful Festivals as Red Alert (Sudak Crimea) before Obituary in Kiev (Ukraine) and in Chisinau.
In 2006 H.O.S.T.E.E.L also split-up. Pearce and Djidja emigrated to Russia, Timur to Turkey, Mahmoud creates his own band in Chisinau. From 2006 to 2009 Moldavian Disentomb didn’t existed. In Crimea (Simferopol) in 2009, I met three new musicians from other bands and offered them a revival (rebirth) of Disentomb because due to the critical financial situation in Moldova all of the musicians went to work in Russia and immigrated to Europe; others started their projects, someone even fell into the bottle and couldn’t do anything else that to revive the band with new musicians. The theme of the new Disentomb remained the same concept as previously: name, medical image, etc. The new program consisted of 10 new tracks and 3 covers of Moldovan Disentomb.
The Crimean Disentomb in 2009 had the following line-up: Sod (v), Max (b, v), Artem (g), Kostya (d), the main musical writer being Max Weil. Crimean Disentomb became a more promising band! First in a short time ther was created from scratch a new program of 10 tracks! Plus the guys were more technical musicians and well had good instruments! The third advantage was its own equipment and a home studio for practicing of Max Weil.
In the 2010, in a studio, in the Crimea, the band wrote the music for the demos, which later came out as a 3 way-split with BRUD and ORGASMIC VICTIM. Vocals, unfortunately, were recorded already in 2014, in Moldova, because at the time it was not possible to come to Crimea to record in them the studio. From 2009 to 2014, the year the group successfully toured, played successful shows on the local scenes of Crimea. The line-up has changed several times. On the position of the vocalists there sang different musicians from other bands. Disentomb also changed a lot of guitarists and drummers.
By 2014, the line-up was the follow: Sod (v), Max (b, v), Kostya (g) and drummer DARIA (Dasha) !!! In 2014, I invited the band Moldovan singer Yuri Immortal of band PARALYSE and after spending for almost a month in the studio Esperoza (Chisinau), we recorded the vocals on the 4-year-old record for the demo «Tussle at the wedding in the Moldavian thorpe». The recording includes the music written Crimean DISENTOMB in 2010, and the vocals and mastering assembled and recorded in 2014 in Moldova. Besides, on the record there are few invited guests from other Moldovan bands  (Inferialis, Abnormyndeffect, Paralyse). In general, here is the complete list of groups from Moldova and Crimea which musciand played with Disentomb from 2003 to 2015: Suicide, Ad Patres, Devil's Paradise, Empathological Necroticism, Flesh Devour, Camera Obscura, Parabola, Butchers, Need For Speed, Abnormyndeffect , Sepsys, Soul Absurd, Uthopia, Sathory, Live In Tokyo, Svin Killer, Formalin, Adrenaline, Necrosis, Poppy Seed Grinder, Inflammatory, Sacronocthurnalia, Cursed Prophet, Delirium, Divultion, Asphyxia Trix, E.L.L.I, Kenny Dolls, Goar, Paralyse ... uffff and I’m not sure this is all! After a successful recording and release of the split in 2014 at Narcoleptica Prod, where there are used only 5 tracks, in 2015, the Crimean part of the band decided to separate and renamed the group Thromb and in the line-up began to work as a separate band, but that's another story ...
1. Yurmortal: Hello! I think Sod already described everything in details, I will only add that for me Disentomb is true grindcore in all the meanings of this word. Fun, fumes and good humor mixed with slamming, powerful and technical music!
1.Max Vile: (silent smile).

2.How would you describe your musical sound?
2. Yurmortal: The genre is a mixture of gore-grind, brutal death metal and a variety of styles ranging from hardcore to crust, noise and electronic music. The band appeared in Moldova and at first played death metal, later the musical style changed, as well as the line-up  and music became more aggressive and technical. However, in 2014 there was decided make a harder sound and to escape any stylistic frameworks. So, this is a record on which you can hear the whole cocktail of genres.
2.Sod: We're trying to get the heaviest sound and make the record sound as grind crazy as possible! In a word - to reach the masses and make ultra brutal meat music! A fact that we have successfully obtained, I hope

3.For ten years there was no new material being released, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during that time frame? 3.Sod: You know the saying: how the ship will be directed, so it will float ?! So in our case, firstly, we do not have a definite beginning, not in a certain place, a group formed in Leovo and reformed in the capital, Chisinau, moved to another state, 5 years played in the Crimea, and now is back where it all began, therefore, the band never ceased to exist and did not die! Since Disentomb – is already a living corpse, he will never die! This is the concept of Disentomb - a project is neither dead, but not too active as live band, but I believe that if you will continue to follow our activity on metal-archives in the future , you will see added new albums, demos, splits, lives – know that our Zombie Frankenstein still breathes! Since 2000, as part of our Diesel train there was about 25 people who then moved to 3 countries -  Moldova, Ukraine and Russia. In consequence to fucking political conflicts, human stupidity and confusion as a consequence of the transition of Crimea to Russia, a group from the local definition of "Ukrainian" has become registered as "Russian". For 15 years the band moved from border with Romania, through the capital Chisinau, to another autonomous state capital of Crimea, Simferopol city. Over the years it managed to move to other states, and then turned back and returned home to his native land. During these years, musicians from 3 countries were part of the band and I hope, these 25 people will still contribute in the future! From the very beginning of its career Disentomb was in search of new, high quality musicians! The task of Disentomb is not only to put together a permanent staff and play concerts, but to record as many new songs as possible and to attract more and more new and interesting musicians in our band. The goals is to expand our discography by attracting musicians who like to play this kind of music.

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

5.According the metal archives page you refer to your music as 'Farmaceptic Brutal Death', can you tell us a little bit more about this tag?

3/5. Yurmortal: Lyrics- uuuiiiii, uiii, hriuuuuu hhrrriiiuuuuuu, brrrr quiiiiiits)))))) The main essence is fun atmosphere and drive to listen to our records, the person immediately has the irresistible desire to break away and mosh under our songs!
3 / 5.Sod: I would add that if on the album "Odpogrebenie» [Od: pogrebe: nnie] there was used no pathological, but rather healing medical subjects, and the concert was used as a method of psychological medicine to cure masses of patients at a distance, on the last album, there is no concept of health as the main idea. Album rather more how-to express the inner atmosphere and general diagnostic status of the patient. Let's track The Spiritual ... it is an almost non-existent genre on the planet. This provocative slap in the gums to society in the form of Orthodox Christian Grind concept. Track Take ... it in the style of the Anti-Grind-Hop, a protest of idiots and bullies, track Friendship-2, here we wanted to show good old deja vu horor theme! And  the rest are of the same manner and everyone will  find here something of their own, familiar, but also something new - this is the meaning of our pharmacy. By the way, thanks to the medical team concept, Radio Station "Commonwealth" recognized on Radio Disentomb as the most original group of Moldavia! There were articles, reviews and interviewed in newspapers Komsomolskaya Pravda, Trud; Magazines: Quality Music Projekt (Kiev), Legion M (Minsk), RockHard Metal Special TV (Illichevsk), we have interviewed for his television program showed a fragment of a live performance at the MHM-04. Also, in 2004 came out DVD-compilation - MHM- IV, where the organizers used the video of the performance of Disentomb at this fest.

6.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Disentomb'?
6.SOD: DISENTOMB - means "the way out of the grave," that is, if you are buried, and you still get outside. In our medical-robed image you can define our style of music as Gorecologiclinicore. In our songs we are trying to convey to you the instructions for digging up graves from the inside and how to escape from them as soon as possible, as the cure for all ills and cheating of death. Creativity is based on the desire to escape from despair, the development of a kind of protest of bad thoughts and desires. But in general among friends we became loved and appreciated and they call us doctors, therapists, pathologists, Pharmacy Disentomb etc. etc. Again, for the idea of the name, we are grateful to the original organizers of the first band Disentomb - Oleg Fest.

7.Originally the band was from Moldova and also have a few members from the Czech Republic but now are re-located to Ukraine, what was the decision behind the move?
Sod: I will explain the whole situation: I came from Moldova and my roots are from the Crimea, and live in the Czech Republic since I was 18! In order to sing and practice with Moldovan and for Crimean Disentomb, I was making monthly trips! It was just a coincidence that almost all members of the band temporarily lived or worked in the Czech Republic. As a group. formed in Moldova and then moved to Ukraine (now Russia) in the Crimea, and then back to Moldova, I think I have already explained in detail all in the first question. Then again in short, a group. formed in Moldova, has moved to the capital, after the collapse in 2006 was transformed as a new musical project in 2009 in Crimea, in 2015, it was decided to publicly announce  and clarify the situation that Disentomb is a Moldovan band, while Disentomb outside Moldova was a temporary project group as an attempt to keep the band name, to keep afloat Titanic scoring the bodies of passengers. From the Czech Republic, I was able to come to rehearsals and concerts in Moldavia, while in Crimea it was not really possible. From Crimea I had to move and I went back to the Czech Republic, where I live now. Yura Immortal is now developing the band in Moldova. Thanks to the Internet and modern technologies I do not much feel like out of the band, even if I am in Czech Republic. Maybe 10 years ago, there Disentomb wouldn’t have split-up if there were all the internet and these technologies.

8.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Sod: Live shows of  Disentomb were always successful, from the first that took place in 2003 to the last one. People always had fun at out concert and no matter if we played first or last. Geography of the countries where we played: Moldavia, Romania, Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Belarus. The best shows were in clubs Yellow Submarine (Chisinau), Black Elephant (Chisinau), Metal Heads Missions Fest (Crimea), Cotton (Crimea), Petrogrind Fest (St.Petersburg), Massobrutto Fest (Minsk), Metal Crowd (Recitza), Visadka Fest (Ternopol), Legion Fest (Mogilev), and others. But how to describe our show? Well, you must imagine everything in neon light, ultraviolet spotlight circle sirens, emergency flashers, emergency protective tape and 6 morons in white coats and masks shine in their bright blue suit during a performance. From the neon lights your eyes flushes, your ears are under the influence of decibels, the heart beats to the rhythm of music, accelerating or slowing down under the blasts and on  the wall there is dripping a bloody inscription on the banner, a word that does not exist, the expression of  resurrection of Christ! The word Disentomb sound brutal and it in fact connected with the resurrection of Jesus Christ and ourselves, because there is no other evidence of Disentombing in this world! In short, after all our concerts, everyone should become a walking Disentomb! On YouTube you can check out our gigs. Look for white bathrobe and not confuse us with the Australian Disentomb band.

9.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
9.Yurmortal: Yes, I would like to give a few concerts in our homeland (Moldova), possibly in Crimea, where there are now other musicians. It would be nice to make it in the same time with the mini-tour to the output of our new album. Perhaps the tour will take place with our friends from the groups with whom we released a split "In Gore We Grind". At least with the guys from bands Brud and Orgasmic Victim, were not opposed the idea of joining joint a mini tour throughMoldova, Ukraine and Russia.
9.Sod: Besides, Me and Immortal are also involved in the organization metal fests in Moldova. Here, for example, we organized Intergalactic Brutal Fest, Goreshoke: Defenders Day Fest (at this fest played 8 metal bands of the last 10 years, and it was one of the major concerts in the capital!). Here played Gutalax, KaaK, Taxidermist, Seii Taishogun , Brud and other groups. Generally Disentomb is not only a band, it is a corporation that supports the metal underground and working on promotion and development of metal. We played on the same stage with two hundred groups and organized with the previous drummer Pers dozen metal fests. It is also important to understand that the name of carries a meaning not only as a musical group, but also as an informal network. We are not an official company, but we are an international concerts organizer. Oh, and most importantly, do not confuse us with Australian Disentomb band!

10.Recently you where a part of a 3 way split, what are your thoughts on the other 2 bands that had participated on the recording?
10.Yurmortal: The one who initiated the split release was a group from Russia - Orgasmic Victim. The guys heard our records and they liked it very much. They offered us to release a split, as our group are very similar in sound, style and indeed the general mood. This is typical grindcore - funny, slaming, groovy. We certainly agree, as a group we also really liked them and it was nice to do something together. Then we proposed Brud to be the third group on the split, as we know them well and are good friends with the guys and just wanted them to release something in common. Our split symbolizes the friendship between the countries of Ukraine, Moldova and Russia and shows that heavy music has no borders and nationalities.
10.Sod: Orgasmic Victim have an awesome brutal sound, Brud for me one of the best bands in Ukrainian grind. By the way we have in collectives guys were of different nationalities, Moldovans, Romanians, Russian, Bulgarians, Ukrainians, Crimeans, people with different ethnic backgrounds, which once again confirms the cohesion of the team and that only Disentomb and metal capable of making us one nationality.

11.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore and brutal death metal?
11.Yurmortal: Our friends from Austria, Czech Republic, France, Russia, Ukraine, who heard our last record very much appreciated our creativity! Unfortunately, we have not yet managed to a produce full-length album, a demo was released at home and, basically, it's only available for downloading and listening online. On physical media, there was released only a few copies as a promo material. We have distributed them to our friends from groups Inhumate, Mincing Fury, the guys from the group PaalThal Anunnaki and others. The fact that bands like Orgasmic Victim and Brud offered us to release a split with them and the fact that we may go with them in a joint mini-tour, says that our efforts have been positively evaluated by those who know true grindcore. Frankly, we heard not only positive reviews. But we will try to get good reviews as much as possible!
11.Sod: Yes, we ourselves spread the material, because we personally know many famous musicians! Reviews were good, but there were also critical reviews, for example, often repeated this character: Too many vocals would like to listen to more music. Or - a chaotic music, some noise!! But I can say that on this occasion, we, Immortal and and guys approached this case with the goal to make the most heavy album! Moreover, some groups had the opportunity to record the album for a whole  month, while we had just a few days. In the studio, there was a cheerful atmosphere, always attended by many people, all our friends metalheads were interested in recording and even someone managed to take part in it. In the studio we drank a lot of wine and atmosphere of the album varied from sadly-pathological themes to fun ones  covering topics like fights at weddings, that sometimes are between the guests and even the bride and groom! On the album there is an atmosphere of grind wedding with a fatal outcome at the end!)) Some vocal passages in our terminology were called weddings! This sound is heard when a glass is clicked the backdrop of a loud cry, shouting drunken guests! Listen to the album and realize that there is a wedding in almost every track! I also want to tell a joke, during recording, to somehow differentiate  the vocals, we spontaneously made own terminology vocals. Since we have a wide palette of Immortal’s and mine’s vocals special, specific Disentomb’s.

12.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
12.Yurmortal: In the year 2015, we plan to release the demo as a CD album. We hope that everything will be as we planned, and by the end of the year it will be possible to evaluate our efforts. Basically it is a material that people has already heard on our demo recording in 2014, but the main difference from the aforementioned demos, will be in the best sound quality and refinement of some of the technical details of the cover design, layout, etc. We will try to make it up to the mark! The main theme of the album will continue - it's fun and frenzy at the wedding of Moldova, which are always fun, fumes and memorable. So we plan to release our album!
12.Sod: Unfortunately, during its career, the band could record at his own expense and to publish only demos and splits! It is a pity that labels still do not pay much interest to us! I love the brutal scene of America and I believe that their brutal death scene is the best in the world. I love Indonesian grind, Japanese noise and so on! I have a huge collection of metal cassettes, CDs, DVDs, plus 2 TRB of metal clips or concerts on the hard disk. I collect posters and flyers, tickets, badges with concerts where I was, as well as concerts autographs, photos with musicians, drummers sticks and guitar picks. I led from 1999 to 2013 the annual metal blog, which describes events from concerts.
Now I just go to concerts and not so often as before! My metal records include: more than a thousand metal bands live, more than a hundred concerts in which I did not pay an entrance fee. If you can list all the groups where I participated as a vocalist c 1995 to 2015 these are : Fatal (Thrash-Metal), Necrosis Birthrate / Necrosis (Thrash-Death / Death-Grind), Poppy Seed Grinder (Brutal Death-Grind), Inflammatory (Black-Death Metal), Mentally Blind (Brutal Death-Grind), Dizorderz (Thrash-Death), Disentomb (Death-Grind), Alghorhythmika 11 (Experimental Metal) or as censionnogo guest was invited to the group: Uthopia (Thrash), Butchers (Grind), Abnormyndeffect (Math-Grind), Hosteel (Math-Death Core, KaaK (Industrial Black Metal), Brud (Grind Core), PSG (new) (Brutal Core), Thromb (Death-Grind), Sorghum (Brutal Death), Sarcoma (Death Metal). I hope you do not perceive all these as a star fever, I just wanted to share my story, I knew million musicians and thousands of groups, why I can not tell you in detail the truth as it is and how it was? (a loud laughter).

13.What are some of your non musical interests?
13.Yurmortal: I am fond of guns and strikeball, I love to drive cars, photography, travel. I enjoy a lot of things and they are often in one way or another connected with heavy music.
13.Sod: I collect coins, bills, non-standard matches, phone cards from different countries. I am fond of biking, DJ-ing, love to travel, learn languages and peoples, to acquire new equipment, read books, pay attention to the family! I have a very active and varied lifestyle!. And I can say for the rest of guys. For example, I remebered a joke:  somehow we were interviewed in Moldova and the reporter asked a question: What you as a member Disentomb links with medicine, once you have this image? I say, my wife is a microbiologist, Pers - my mom roentgenofluorographist , Djidja - my mom is a  psychologist, etc.All these facts just by coincidence, and even though we are little connected with medicine, we binded this image as only our joke, but now the guys have grown and acquired  serious professions! There are engineers and technologists, who had already their own firms and businesses abroad. We were all individual link of a long chain Disentomb history, and each played a significant role of an internal organ in a huge body.

14.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
14. Sod: Sorry, I had a sore tongue after all these words! I think I've told you everything.
Thank you for your interest and the interview! And hello to all who are still living in the country Disentombiya. Good luck out there to survive among political downs, primate-cops, freaks, morons and bulls! Chao!
14.Yurmortal: Thank you for your interesting questions, and a message to all metalheads: treat heavy music easier, with humor, it should not be taken literally, and to treat it as something terrible and full of noise and nonsense. More fun and positive thoughts, then everything around you will change and it will be simpler and easier to live! And plenty of good quality music to you! Bye!

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