Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Meth Leppard Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
We just completed mixing songs a few months ago and we just played in Melbourne with Counterattack, Hailgun and Grudge a few weeks ago.

2.You have a demo and a split coming out later this year, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?
I am influenced by old school grind like Repulsion and Terrorizer so its a cross between those and a bit of Insect Warfare and Looking For An Answer.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Lyrically i cover some Australian themes and other social dependencies in society.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Meth Leppard'?
The drummer in my other band (Powerxchuck) came up with the name. It is great to make fun of Def Leppard.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band  played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
We have only played 2 shows so far, the shows have been fun with a good response.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We plan to play more interstate shows because there is better interest for grindcore in other states. We plan to tour America next year.

7.Currently there are only 2 members in the band are you planning on expanding the line up in the future or do you chose to remain a duo?
We are happy to keep the band as a 2 piece for now on, things may change in the future, time will tell.

8.Recently you where part of split with Bruce X Campbell, what are your thoughts on the other band that was a part of the split?
I have been a huge fan of Brucexcampbell for many years now and happy to do a split with them, also happy to work with Eli & Bloody Scythe Records again.

9.Can you tell us a little bit more about Bloody Scythe Records?
Bloody Scythe Records is a awesome label in the states run by cool dude called Eli. He releases killer grindcore and powerviolence bands like Fiend and Excruciating Terror.

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of grindcore?
The feedback has been great, overall it has been very positive and some people like the old school sound.

11.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that the band members are a part of?
I also play in powerviolence band Powerxchuck and we have a 7" split coming out with Italian powerviolence band  Always Never Fun. Our drummer plays in 2 other bands called Seminal Embalmment and Truth Corroded. He is currently on tour in Europe with Truth Corroded.

12.On the demo you had done a cover of Napalm Death's "Siege Of Power", what was the decision behind during your own version of this song?
I have always like that song cos it has a rocking riff, more of a handbanging Napalm song.

13.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
It is early days so far so we will mainly focus on some splits before we do a full length.

14.What are some of the bands or musical projects that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
I really enjoy Concussive, Fiend and Jack at the moment plus i still love listen to old school grindcore.

15.What are some of your non musical interests?
Being lazy, beach, food

16.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the interview, check out Bloody Scythe Records and grab a copy of our demo tape, limited to 100 copies, cheers.

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