Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Deboned Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

Hey. First, thanks for the interview. As far as I’m concerned, we will hit the studio in late September/early October to record a few splits 7’’s. One with Radiation Vomit from L.A which has been planned since 2014, one with Short Order from Cleveland, Ohio and also a full Deboned 7’’ on Bringer of Gore records!!! Unfortunately this might be the last recordings ever for Deboned since our drummer left the band for some shady reasons and our guitarist moved to another area which makes it harder for us to play together as often as we’d like. End of the road, I guess.

2. Recently you were a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

I guess you’re talking about the split with Existench since we had like four splits to date. The songs on it were recorded on the same recording session as the split with Mesrine, in early 2015. I think our song writing skills improved a bit since our last session and you can clearly hear it. I think the only noticeable change is that my vocals are clearer. We wanted it to be more ‘hardcore punk-ish’ than it was on the split with Striver and Nekro Drunkz.

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

We always wanted to have that Impetigo/Pungent Stench kind of dark humour in our lyrics.  I tried to come up with ‘original’ subjects, if that’s still possible, but most of the stories behind the lyrics are just the same kind of thing you’d see in a comedy/horror movie. For example, one of our newer songs is about a psycho who steals a hearse, drives it off a bridge, keeps the corpse and sells his organs on the black market. Another one is about a guy who likes to fuck shit up at the mall until the cops are on his ass. Stupid stuff is our favorite stuff.

4. I have looked at some of your covers and while gory and offensive covers have been a part of the grindcore genre for a long time you also have some of the more sensitive people into grindcore that overreact to such covers, have you received any backlash in the past over the art work?

Strangely, we never really had any backlash about it. Sure some PC people didn’t buy, let’s say our demo since the cover is the more shocking we had but who cares? At the beginning we were afraid some people would call us misogynistic because we used females on our covers a few times but it never happened. I mean, it’s just art, right? You don’t have to care about what it means, because it doesn’t mean shit. It’s just a gross and shocking cover art. It doesn’t represent our thoughts on something; it’s just for shock value so, if anyone is shocked or disgusted by it, I guess the job is done.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Deboned'?

I found the name while reading some Carcass lyrics. I found out they even named their solos and I saw that word, ‘Deboned’. I then thought this would make a cool name for a band, as simple as that. I guess it just means, you get your bones removed or that you’re just a floppy piece of skin without bones, hahah.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We never really had any bad or better shows. I guess every gig we did had its little something. Thinking about it, the best part of playing live was just sharing the stage with other bands, getting to know new people, sharing stories and laughs with people we don’t get to meet very often. That’s probably the thing I’m going to miss the most.  As for stage performance, we just try to give our 110%. We want it to be short, fast and in your face as much as possible!!!

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

As I said, the band is on hold or on the edge of breaking up so no plans for the future yet. Sucks to write these words.

8.Recently you were a part of a split with 'Existench', what are your thoughts on the other band that had participated on the recording?

Man, I’m glad we had the chance to share this piece of wax with Existench, one of my favorite bands from Canada. Their side is excellent, as good as the older stuff for sure. I had the chance to meet Derek (vocals) for the first time when we played to OEF in Montreal in 2015. Dude was awesome and drunk as fuck, as usual!! He played the OEF too with System Shit this time and it was really great to see them live. I hope I’ll meet him again sooner or later and I’d really like to meet Gerald (guitar, drums) too someday. Only time will tell now.

9.Also you have been a part of numerous other splits, out off all the bands you have shared splits with, which one did you enjoy working with the most?

I think each time we worked on a split was different. Never had any bad experiences and we were happy of the results in every case. Our split with Striver took a bit longer to come out than the others and we had some fuck ups with the pressing plants, but nothing to cry about. The split with Mesrine came out really fast and Marc/B.O.G records did an awesome job with it, that’s also why we asked him to release our full 7’’ afterward. The split with Existench came out great too with a few extra copies on red vinyls. Also the best sounding one we had to date. We also did a split tape with Nekro Drunkz from Portland in our early days but we sold all our copies now. You can still hunt it in a few distros, especially for the N.Dz side!!!

10.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of crust and grindcore?

Not sure about that but I think we left our mark as small as it is. As I said earlier, the best part of playing live was to meet new people and share experiences and stories with them. I think you can say the same about the ‘worldwide thing’. It really is awesome to work with labels, zines, distros from all across the globe. Working with people that actually believed in our stuff.  We really didn’t think we’d make it as far as this.
I guess we got a few fans here and there on the planet, but we will never going to be a big band. You know, we’re a small band from a very small town so just releasing a few splits 7’’ was already a dream come true for us.

11.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

I think I answered that question earlier. I don’t think there’s going to be any more Deboned releases after the three ones we will record later this year. But as far as I’m concerned, the new/last stuff is our best stuff to date.

12. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

We’ve always been highly influenced by bands like Repulsion, Rupture, Poison Idea or Righteous Pigs. We just wanted to have that kind of punky riffing and one-foot blast beats like the old days. We followed the same path as before for the new stuff. Now, get ready. I listen to a lot of early emo these days. Never mind what people think, it’s fucking good.  But don’t worry, you won’t find a trace of that in our music.

13.What are some of your non musical interests?

Me and Rudy, our new bassist, are old school gamers. We collect all of the old games and consoles we can. We’re also huge fans of exploitations and horror movies, like most people else in the scene, haha. I also dig anime and stuff like that but I’m the only one in the band that appreciates that kind of thing.

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

Well, thanks to you for the interview. I think I just need to thank everybody who helped us in any way. Labels, distros, zines, fans, everyone we got in contact with. Thank you. This was probably the best time of my life and I hope we’ll have a chance to play live once again if things ever get better. If not, too bad. But thanks for following us, sharing or buying our stuff. It meant so much to us. Also, if you need a copy of one of our split 7’’ you can hit me up at alexdevost@hotmail.com.


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