Sunday, August 28, 2016

Six Score Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?
Immediately after the recordings, we started to write new stuff for some split or even for the next 12“. The idea was too not wait to long for the next release. We also played a bunch of shows in Austria and around Austria. During this time we shared stages with GADGET, ROTTEN SOUND, MAGRUDERGRIND, AFGRUND or THE ARSON PROJECT and some other great bands which we really enjoyed.

2.You have a new album coming out in October, 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?
The musical sound is different. We still use Blast beats, d-beats, groove parts and so on, but I think the arrangement of the songs is catchier than the old releases.
We tried to mix a lot of genres into one. I would say the biggest ingredients are punk and metal. Fast Blast beats mixed with catchy d-beats and hardcore grooves – that’s it. All three in the band really enjoy the Scandinavian grind, which is strongly noticeable.
The biggest difference to the earlier released stuff is that we switched our guitarist in 2013.
So, there’s on the one hand the biggest difference to the old stuff. He brought a completely new influence to the band and a lot of ideas for every riff or song from this album, except of some parts. But we wrote all songs together, so the songwrting and arrangement changed in a pretty huge way.

If you listen to the songs, you have more time to get comfortable with the separate parts until you'll start to shake, then you'll open a beer and start a pogo. Just kidding, we tried to make an album which is more aggressive, faster, more brutal and we used more technical arrangements for breaks and grooves. Last but not least we tried to cover more genres than punk, hardcore and death metal in this album (perhaps you could find some other genres).

3.This is the first full length to be released in 6 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
All of us are involved in separate other bands and projects. The other projects also need a lot of time. I think that’s the biggest reason why most bands are lazy.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
We are bashing the global structural change, which came from the neurotic capitalism. This capitalism created a way in modern times which takes influence in more and more parts in the human being.

The lyrics geared towards the state power against the people's ability to meaningfully oppose that power in all different ways which are functioning a state. They describe how the state controls the civilization and the environment with neo liberal capitalistic resources of the market. The system uses police, military, private security companies. The lyrics describe how the structural change and the power of a neo libaral system of a state, city, or whatever becomes visible in (public) spaces of cities.
Mostly it becomes visible in public space. You get controlled by cctv, police, military or private security companies - they kick you out or arrest you if you are a refugee, a drug addict, a shelterless or if you just look different, but rather not a part of the homogene consuming stupid society.
It becomes visible in the ecological environment, in the behaviour of society. And we have to deal with: Rasicm, sexism, greed, fear, hate, murder, repression, observation of civilization, the privatization of public space, increasing rents, gentrified neighborhoods, displacement of different socioeconomically disadvantaged groups, poverty, homeless people. marginalized people. And the state says that is development.
Cities aren´t places to live anymore, cities are places in a global network which  represent power of the state and the capital. You are a good citizen if you go to the shopping malls to consume shit, with money from sickening jobs and watch TV in your spare time.
If you want to change something you get black listed by the state or by a civil defence, which are mostly nationalists, racist, fascists and nazis. In cities the power holders decide about war against…
The hegemony creates laws how it becomes legal to destroy nature, how it becomes legal to destroy other countries and the civilization, how it is legal to use genocide, how it  is legal to trade slaves, how it is legal to slaughter for food, how it is legal to contaminate the soil… And we think that's normal, that's how our species works, our industrial world, our developed society and it is not possible to reorganize the world in a more positive way, because we think that we need to be successfull at a job, we need a car, a house with a garage. the system and the media tells us that´s the only way. And if we want to change something, the state and the capitalistic system says we are danger for the national security.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Six Score'?
A group of twenty units may be referred to as a score. You can combine and connect it arbitrarily. Translated six-score means the arbitrary combination of six times twenty units – hundred and twenty. It is an archaic word, which was used in the Dark Age or in ages of the Vikings. They used it to quantify their military strength. For example: six-score (thousand) warriors.
In this case the term six-score implies negativity. Connected to efficiency and right up to war and its strength. But, could six-core be used in a positive context? 

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 played a bunch of shows and we can´t say which one was the best. There were a lot of good times. The best concerts always were the ones where we met some old or new friends. We also really enjoy playing in small venues, especially squats or housing projects, but obscene extreme was also a really cool experience.
Our performance - you could call it professional, perhaps because of the fact that we all have lots of live experience. But we aren't professionals, we make grindcore in an aggressive way, which you can see on the stage. Acting professional is for musicians..

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
At the moment we are booking some shows for the upcoming release. After the release we will see which opportunities we will get for further concerts. We're really trying to go to the US and ASIA and (…) in the near future.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your recordings by fans of underground music?
When we got feedback, it was always great.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I don't want to say to much about the stuff, but it could be interesting for fans of blackened hardcore punk (new metal, crossover, industrial metal, folk, hip hop and piss coming out of my ass). But it will still sound like grindcore.

10.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?
The biggest influence for us are our friends, who got us to hardcore punk music or even metal in the early years. A lot of bands were hyped by us. Mostly from the underground scene. NASUM is one name, which could have inspired us. But our approach to make music is based on the mixture of our different tastes for music. Jazz, blues and classical music are also genres offside the heavy guitar-music which we are listen to and don´t forget the good old psychedelic rock pop genre like Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?
Please don´t take the following too seriously, but we really don´t like these kind of questions. Interests are: To fight the system! One of us runs a recording studio. Such normal things like: reading, doing sports, meeting friends, creating things by ourself, eating, being lazy, being unproductive, smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, taking drugs, being grumpy at this world and humanity… We always have fun with all of these activities. And it is even more funny, if we are on heroin, crack or crystal meth.

12. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
If you are making music, please don´t only be a musician or an artist who only makes money for others. Be a better person and fight this system and help people who need your help. Be lazy and don´t pay rent, don´t pay for things, reuse things, make things by yourself, don´t use smartphones and use your right for protest if it is possible in your country and fight the system, the hegemony - the bad guys. Let riot and the system-change become a funny thing ;)
Make Punk and Grindcore and not only music.  

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