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What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
Music was always around me as a kid. Both parents played instruments ( mother piano, father trumpet) and always was exposed to all types of music. As for what I would be doing I really have no idea maybe playing some sort of sport
What do you like to do when you're not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
I am a sports fanatic.lol other guys in the band like video games and reading. My creativity comes from a lot of different area and experience throughout our lives
How long has your band been around?
We started in the early 90’s then we all took different paths for awhile n different projects and started our lives. Just before the Pandemic we started all this back up again
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
Reading PA, Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s there was such a diverse scene in the area. Death Metal was coming off the heels of Thrash and there was this up and coming buzz hardcore sound emerging. We tried to incorporate all of this influences
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
Sean ( Guitar) came up with this name way back when we are kids and means Funeral music
Tell me about the best and worst shows you have played.
Best show we ever played was a packed house at a club called Fascinations, the week before Naughty by Nature played in the height of them and we put more in ticket sales so we were proud of that.
As for the worst: every band has the story of no one showing up at a show and we had our share of those through the years but we played L’amour in Brooklyn we played great but we were not allowed to use our equipment and we sounded like Led Zepplin death metal
Tell me about your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you haven't already?
Favorite venue was a club back in the day called Unisound always great crowds and shows
Places I would love to play can be lengthy but would love to play a huge venue
If you could play any show with any lineup who would be on the ticket?
Carcass, Napalm Death and Cannible Corpse
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band?
Decide what you want to do. The game has changed so much throughout the years. Focus on the music always let it be fun be serious when you need to be, nobody is going to care about your music as much as you do. So if your serious about it put in the work
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
Just have fun things will come
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
To me (Bill Guitars) Dissected Infected only because it was a transition song between lineups, it was the last song written with original lineup together and it was a change in sound for us
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
Requested would be Crib Death
Fun to play would be Picking at Slough
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
The way it works for us is, I (Bill ) will usually come up with some riff ideas whether jamming with Drummer (Rich) or on my own then Sean (Guitars) and I will arrange the songs and Sean will add his parts. Dave (bass) will come up with his parts but will also write the lyrics and song placement
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
It’s basically Horror based and tongue and cheek
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
Doesn’t every band? We all have been life long friends and we know how to deal with each other
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that's coming up?
Plans are to work on next album and spread our music throughout the world. Stay tuned