Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Restos Humanos Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
*hi everyone. we’re a 3-piece band from italy born in 2013. we play grind-death metal with a lot of crust punk influence.

    2.How would you describe the musical sound that has been present on the recordings so far?
the sound we have been delivering so far, is dirty and raw. for this musical project we chose not to use very clear and clean sounds, we think that the type of sound we have is linked to the lyrics and imagery of the band.

    3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?
the inspiration for the lyrics come from a lot of things : movies (mainly horror, 70’s exploitation, basically everything involving a lot of blood, ahah), books aswell. we try to develop a different concept behind the lyrics, for every release.

    4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Restos Humanos'?
the name is related to the sound. it’s a spanish name, that means ‘human remains’. we chose this name because we’ve been thinking about what is left on earth when someone dies.. it gives a sense of emptiness. we think spanish explains better the feeling behind this.

    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’ve been playing a lot of gigs, all over europe. it’s hard to decide which show has been the best one, because every time we had a lot of fun and a great treatment. some shows we particularly remember are go fest in rome (2014), schrottbar (last summer’s tour, with our mates gravesite), and one of the last shows we’ve played this winter, in berlin’s kopi, while we were on tour with our friends c.o.c.
we think that the crowd and people make the difference. no matter if you don’t have the perfect sound engineering, or perfect venue.. people make the concert special.

    6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
we have a lot of programmes for this new year. we’re planning to release a split with buio (3-piece black metal band, from berlin) and recording our first full lenght. soon we’ll be starting to work on it.. we have some booked gigs for this winter/spring, and we’re planning to do a european tour in june.

    7.So far you have been on splits with 'Cannibal Rites' and 'Cryptic brood', what are your thoughts on the other bands that had participated on the recordings?
we’ve been happy to share the records with these two bands. we haven’t met cannibal rites so far, unluckily (hope in the future!), but we had the chance to meet and play with cryptic brood. they’re great guys and we hope to play together again in the future!

    8.The new split was released on 'Equinox Discos', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
eduardo from equinox was very kind and professional. he supports a lot the underground scene, and we know the thing that ‘moves’ him is a real and strong passion for music. we’ve been happy to work with him.

    9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of death metal and grindcore?
we’ve been growing a lot during these 3 years. since when we started playing, a lot of people started getting interested in us.. more and more! we became friends with a lot of these people, still keeping in contact with them. when we printed the last split we made, we never thought it could be selling out in 3 months only.. it makes us happy, and we think it’s a great feedback

    10.Are any of the band members involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?
of course we are! julian sings in askesis (black/death), plays bass in gelo (crust) and la pazzia (hc). he also plays guitar and sing in atàud (death). sara sings in messa (doom). barney plays drums in maya galattici (crazy italian prog) and plays guitar in hobos (death n’roll), corporation of consumption (grind).

    11.When can we expect a full length album and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
we are planning to record a full length album this year, it will probably be released in 2017.. we just hope to keep playing and having fun with each other, basically like how it has been until now.. if things keep on evolving like this.. well, we’d be damn happy!

    12.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?
 for this project we’re influenced by band such as machetazo, black breath, scurvy, assuck.. we also have a lot of influences from the early 90’s bands. generally, all of us listen to shitloads of different musical genres, we’re all very open minded.

    13.What are some of your non musical interests?
barney is interested in recording/sound engineering. sara is really passioned about photography, and julian has a great interest in literature and history.

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

first of all, thank you for giving us the chance of making this interview. we’d like to thank our friends and everyone that has supported us during these years. we’d also like to thank the promoters and the people who helped restos humanos in booking, printing records and so on, and everyone that let us crash in their places and sofas while we were on tour. without all of you, nothing would have been possible. see you on the road! restos humanos

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