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Interview with Recorrupter
What got you into music, and if you had not gotten into music what would you be doing today?
“As a band, different things got us into music, either watching friends play music, watching old MTV videos of bands, or just hearing a killer riff that we want to learn.
If we weren’t playing music, we’d probably be something else and having more money. We try not to think about that to much.”
What do you like to do when you are not playing music and how does that influence your creativity?
“We either like to stream on Twitch, game, watch movies, thrift, go out for nice walks on the beach, tattoo people, and listen to new metal that comes out. You know, the normal stuff. I don’t know how much any of those things influence our creativity, but we just know what we like and what we want our music to sound like.”
How long has your band been around?
“The band has been around since 2013, but didn’t come to full realization until about 2016 when we gained a full line-up.”
Where are you based out of and how did that influence your music?
“We’re based out of Lansing MI, USA. Where we come from doesn’t impact our music much.”
How did you come up with the name of your band and what does it mean to you?
“Our band name is Recorruptor, and our old founding member, Dustin came up with it. We all liked the sound of it, so we went with it. It’s a band name, and it doesn’t mean much other than it’s our brand.”
Tell me about your most memorable shows.
“Our most memorable shows include when we played with Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eternal at one of the bigger venues around our area.
A huge show was a sold-out crowd for Aborted, Cryptopsy, Benighted, and Hideous Divinity. That was easily one of the best and coolest shows that we jammed on.”
What is your favorite venue to play at, and do you have any places you want to play that you have not already?
“Our favorite place to play is The Sanctuary in Hamtramck, MI. We’re treated well there, it’s intimate, and we always have a great turn-out. A place we want to play in the future is The Masonic Temple in Detroit.”
If you could play any show with any lineup, who would be on the ticket?
“If we were to a play a show with an insane line-up, I’d imagine it would be The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Carcass, and Revocation.”
What is some advice that you would give to someone who is just getting into playing in a band and some advice that you would give to your younger self?
“Play shows, learn how to use social medias, try and hire PR for releases, spend money for a decent production on your recording.
We’d be saying very similar things to our younger selves, but we’d also probably say to don’t be cheap, and learn how to write cool riffs quicker.”
If you could go back in time and give yourselves advice, what would it be?
“Uhh, write cool riffs and don’t be cheap.”
Of your songs which one means the most to you and why?
“All of our songs mean different things to us, none of them more than the other.”
Which songs are your favorite to play and which get requested the most?
“We get requested to play our song “Souls of Limbo”. I’d say our favorite to play is Moribund, it’s short, fun to play, and has a lot of room for improv during live sets.”
What is the creative process for the band, and what inspires you to write your music?
“Our creative process is just writing riffs that we think sounds cool, getting together to bounce the ideas back forth from each other, and then doing prepro demos to get a decent idea of how the songs will come out. Our inspirations include bands that we love and listen to.”
What kinds of messages do you like to get across in your music?
“We have no messages, only stories.”
Do you ever have disagreements in your band, and how do you get past them?
“We have had disagreements, and we get past them by talking it through and making compromises. Everybody has a valid opinion, and we try to hear those out in order to make a group decision.”
What are your plans for the future, and do you have anything that you want to spotlight that is coming up?
“Our future plans include our third album released next year, along with some possible touring. We released our split EP with our friends in Redlord. You can listen to our track, “Malediction Upon the Holy” on all streaming platforms. And check out all our socials through our linktree, https://linktr.ee/Recorruptor”