Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Corporation Of Consumption Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

We hit upon the idea of forming a grindcore band in 2009 or 2010 during a CxOxSx gig at T.N.T. Pub in Vicenza (!!!) but we started only in 2011. After many changes this is our last known line-up: Borni (Vocals), Cesare (Guitars), Barney (Guitars) and Baietto (Drums).
We released a self produced demo in 2012 ("Go To Die Killed"), a 12” split album with our friends CxOxSx in 2015 called "Eat My Tail!" and we've been involved in many grind/hc/fastcore compilations.

2.How would you describe the musical sound that has been presented on your recordings so far?
C.O.C.’s  main purpose has always been playing fast brutal grinding music:
our demo was more hardcore-oriented, very raw stuff, while the songs of the 12" contain more death/grind, crust and obscure parts.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
Lyrics talk about things we see and perceive through our daily lives, despair, frustration, anger, criticism of the human race, people's behaviour and what humanity has become.
All themes are negative (injustice, alienation, control of the masses by media, …) but we try to present them in a constructive way, trying to send a message for a better tomorrow.
Humanity is a mental and moral freak.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Corporation Of Consumption'?
A possible explaination is that the name of the band comes from our lifestyles and from our ideas about the world and the society, but to be honest we are not philosophers and we don't take us too seriously!

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?
The show at Kopi in Berlin during the german minitour with our friends Restos Humanos has been one of the best for us: great place, great people and great bands (Buio and Indian Nightmare broke assess that night!), but also our first gig in Padova along with Sakatat, Gelo and Culto Del Cargo was great, it will always remains in our hearts (so romantic!).

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
By now our priority is to work on new songs but of course we hope to tour around Europe soon to spread our shit beyond Italy.

7.Recently you where a part of a split with CxOxSx, what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?
CxOxSx is an amazing band with a very strong old-school attitude, great songs and last but not least, they are great persons and friends!. They have been one of the first ultra-fast grindcore band active where we live so they are a great inspiration for us.
We are very proud and honoured for having released "Eat My Tail!" together with them!

8.Can you tell us about the many different labels you had worked with on the new release?
5 D.I.Y.labels have co-produced CxOxSx/C.O.C. split: Here and Now Rec. and Scaglie di Rumore, both from Padova (Italy) and both owned by some friends of us, Z.A.S. Autoproduzioni from Torino (Italy) that have also released the great "Crash Mandolino 2.0 a.k.a. Italia Violenta", a compilation with 38 italian grind/power violence/fastcore acts where we are involved with the song "Zeruhell", Fucking Kill Records and Subzine Records, both from Germany. All of them have been great and even if we asked help for the release a little bit late they answered positively and very quickly.
Of course we would like to thank them very much for helping us to realize this split.

9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of crust and grind?
Working with foreign labels was the first step to spread our music worldwide. By now, the first reviews, from Italy and from abroad, are very good.
We usually have good feedbacks about what we show on stage, but we have played out from Italy just few times so we haven't reach a "worlwide level" yet!

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
In this release we've reached a more definite style that is a mixture of our personal influences, so we think we will probably continue on this way, but future is unforeseeable!

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?
We enjoy mainly Nasum, Brutal Truth, Pig Destroyer,Nails, Gadget, Autopsy, Abscess, S.O.B., Blockheads, Ratos De Porao, Discharge, GBH, etc... and lots of great italian bands such Vomit8, the Nutries, Gelo, Culto del Cargo, Zorndyke, Hobos, Restos Humanos, Spose in Alto Mare, Porcus Domini, Jesus Ain't In Poland, Mano Armata Grind Congrega and more.
By the way we listen very different kinds of music, not only grind core.
12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Avoid every human contact, it’s our full time job!

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

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