Mason- Its mainly a mix of 90s death metal , late 90s metallic hardcore, and 2000s moshcore. Our biggest influence would be Irate, Terror Ave. Sworn Enemy,Biohazard, & All Out War.
Mason-Well I initially got into hardcore and metal through hip hop, the first hardcore band I ever got into was 25 Ta Life, and that’s where I formed my vocal style originally from. So honestly, part of me still looks up to Rick Ta Life. But as for who I really look up to when it comes to vocalist, I would have to say Robb Flynn of Machine Head because He delivers hard ass vocals all while playing sick riffs for YEARS, Mad Joe of Wisdom In Chains because he is just a great front man and I respect him as a vocalist for not only his unique vocal style, but also for the fact that his stage presence can just turn a whole crowd into a hardcore family. I matter where WIC plays, and I want to be able to do that someday
Jake-I’m an old metal head. I got into hardcore thru my love for metal, abs my mutual respect for punk and the lifestyle that comes along w it. That being said, everything I write at its heart is metal. Some of my favorite guitarists are Rocky George from Suicidal, Glen Tipton and KK Downing from Judas Priest, Matt Henderson when he was with AF back in the day…so on and so forth. I also love Rest in Pieces “under my skin”. It has some of the most unique guitar work for a hardcore band from that era. There’s way too many. I could go on for days.
Mason-Honestly, we would have to say our first hometown/home state show in Gary, Indiana last year opening a weekday show for our boys in Purgatory. We opened the show early, and yet the crowd lit up, the pit went wild, kids were running up from out of nowhere to yell our lyrics into the mic with us, and just the love and support we received from our hometown crowd just was amazing, especially for being only our second show as a band altogether. It really reminded us of why we do this, and of how supportive the INHC family really is.
Mason-We just re-released our 3 song 2016 Demo AS A SPLIT wth the badasses in the French Metal/Hardcore band Entertain The Terror. BUT We just finished a new song called Piece of Mind which we premiered at our last show in Gary a few weeks back, and we are working on a few more at the moment, and we will be working on releasing our full length album by mid summer of 2017.
How’s the hardcore scene in Indiana? Any local bands you want to give a shout out to?
Mason-Indiana Hardcore is a family. Especially here in Northwest Indiana. We have a lot of Chicago and Illinois fam mixed in with us, but it has just made the scene here stronger. There is nothing but love and acceptance here. INHC is forever, and once you’re a part of it, you’re family. You won’t break us, you won’t divide us.
As for bands, there are too many to give love to, but we gotta send love to Silverhammer, Life After Death, Mal Intent, No Victory, Counterweight, Bruise, Sarin, and all of our other friends in Indiana/Chicago who have supported us since Day 1. There’s too many to name. But we got mad love for you all.
Not a problem man, thank you for this opportunity. As for last words, We just wanna say that we seriously appreciate all the support and love we have received since we started his band, and we couldn’t do this without all of you. And if you ain’t with Violent & Defiant, you f**ing up
Hi, Jaymes I’m very glad to see you too! ByoNoiseGenerator started in March of 2014 as a one-man project. Then I went to record first demo “Research 2014” and asked my friends Andrey ( “BIGOT”,guitar) and Yura ( “SYMBIOTHIC”,vocal) to help. So, demo was recorded and then got a full line up with guitar-player Roman (also “Dormant Carnivore”, “Aborted Fetus”), bass-player Artem and vocalist Tim (also “Collapsed Mentality”) and in August of 2015 we went to studio and recorded our “Turbulent Biogenesis”. Then, Artem had to change his work and moved to Moscow and Alexey “Root” (also “Fatal Error”, “Putrefied Cadaver”) joined to our band.
You guys have a very experimental sound as far as brutal death metal goes and it definitely stands out in the current sea of Disgorge clones. How would you describe your sound to someone who’s never heard you?
Originally we didn’t want to sound like other bands. Music is one of the most amazing things in this world. There are so many awesome styles, songs, riffs, and we decided to fuse the most of crazy styles in our music. We refused gore lyrics, repeating slow groovy riffs and serious faces (ha-ha) because all of these things are already used by other bands. But we are love Disgorge so much, yes! Ha-ha
You guys have a lot of creative and refreshing noise parts, what bands are influential to your style? Who are your favorite brutal death bands?
We listen to many different bands in different styles from jazz and pop-music to brutal and grindcore music. When we write our own stuff we try to forget all we’ve listened to before and it helps us to create non stereotypical music. We try to play the most intense, fast and brutal riffs we can and then add some jazzy or psychedelic parts. If we like it, we keep it, if no, we continue to work! Our favorite brutal bands are Malignancy, Putridity, Last Days Of Humanity, Bufihimat, Inopexia, Foetopsy, Cock and Ball Torture, Psychofagist, Coprobaptized Cunthunter, Stalino, VX, Orchidectomy etc etc .
What drummers do you look up to?
Oh, there are so many cool drummers I like… Mike Heller (Malignancy), Jon Engman (Foetopsy), Caleb Dolister (The Kandinsky Effect), Mark Guiliana, Nate Smith, Richard Christy (Death), Federico (Psychofagist), Chad Walls (Pustulated) and many many others!
Some of the most uniquely badass brutal bands seem to be coming out of Russia, is your local scene as awesome as it seems? Are there any other local bands you’d want to give a shout out to?
Yes, Russian underground scene is pretty cool now: many gigs, many new sick bands, many guys who practicing very much and doing their music better and better: Bufihimat, Bigot, Inopexia, Hrust Kostilyo, Visceral Disorder, Set It Raw, Disact… Many bands that I very like to listen or drink and go crazy together. Plus, our local scene has a lot of crazy fans which turn every fucking gig to real celebration!
It’s very easy! Of course, there are Malignancy “Cross Species Transmutation”, Death “Individual Thought Patterns”, Foetopsy “In the bathroom”, The Kandinsky Effect “Synesthezia” and Coprobaptized Cunthunter “Failure Prosthesis”!
Your debut album “Turbulent Biogenesis” really blew a lot of peoples minds, when can we expect a new release from you guys? Where can people purchase your album?
Are you serious, man? It’s awesome to hear that! We’re preparing new stuff and we really want to do something magic, intensive and teethcrushing. We will surprise your ears again and again, I hope! It should be out in late of 2016 or early 2017 and you can buy our “Turbulent Biogenesis” on our label, Ungodly Ruins Productions!
What was the sickest show you guys have played? What’s your favorite song to play live?
We try to make our show as sick as we can! Listeners don’t just want to hear the music but see some performance on the scene And we try to giving it to them. Our energy, our music and all crazy things that we want to do for 5 or 100 listeners, it doesn’t matter. Recently, we had show with Devourment and 7H.Target in Ekaterinburg and it was pretty amazing! My entire body was in pain on the next day, haha!
Thanks so much for the interview brother, is there anything else you’d like to add?
[Written by Jaymes Grundmann]
Thanks man! Me and Alex, the bassist of Waking the Cadaver at time, always wanted to do a hardcore/grindcore band, so we decided to form Ground to get our grind fix. The original idea was to have minimal blast beat parts, and well you see how that turned out haha!
What bands have influenced your writing the most? What would you compare your sound to?
We are mostly influenced by your typical grindcore, hardcore, and death metal bands. Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Madball, and Mortician are some of our biggest influences for this band. I would say our sound is very rooted in old school grindcore, but we aren’t afraid to write an ignorant beatdown either.
What releases do you have coming up? Got any merch? Where can I get my hands on it?
We just dropped a split 7″ on Unholy Anarchy Records with Bandit from Delaware and we are about the hit the studio August 12 to record our third full length “Squalor”. You can get merch from us at groundnj.bigcartel.com...cop some of that hot grind swag!
Our most memorable show would definitely have to be playing Maryland Deathfest this year. It was a dream come true and an honor to be asked to share the stage with some of our favorite bands. Death metal dudes love the push mosh, grindcore kids like to smoke cigarettes outside during a band’s set, and hardcore kids like fight invisible people and each other. All the above are cool I suppose.
What’s the local scene in Jersey like? Any bands you’d like to give a shout out to?
Our scene is pretty cool. We got Durian, Pink Mass, Organ Dealer, and Toxicology to name a few we fuck with that play grind.
What are your top ten favorite albums of all time? (Any genre)
1. Napalm Death- From Enslavement to Obliteration
2. Suffocation- Pierced from Within
3. Carcass- Symphonies of Sickness
4. Cryptopsy- Blasphemy Made Flesh
5. Cannibal Corpse- Tomb of the Mutilated
6. Sepultura- Beneath the Remains
7. Slayer- Seasons in the Abyss
8. Slipknot- s/t
9. Dying Fetus- Destroy the Opposition
10. Hatebreed- Satisfaction is the Death of Desire
What kind of equipment do you use?
For guitars I play a USA Jackson SL2H soloist and an Ibanez JEM, both with EMG pickups. For an amp is use a 1995 2 channel Mesa Dual Recitifer with a Maxon OD808 as a boost in front through a Mesa oversized cab.
Thanks man! As far as what we like right now, we dig Full of Hell, Homewrecker, Archagathus, and Triac.
Do you guys have any big shows/tours coming up?
Right now we are laying low and focusing on recording Squalor. We just need someone to put that bitch out!! Otherwise we’ll self release it. Expect some new jams soon.
Thanks for the interview brother, anything else you’d like to add, anyone you wanna give a shout out to?
Thanks for taking the time to interview me man, shout out to everyone who gets down on the ground.
Whats up man, thanks for the interview. Charlie and I came up with the idea for P.o.T in 2013 in Las Vegas . We are getting up there in age and really wanted one last full bore effort before we couldn’t anymore.
How would you describe your music? What bands have influenced the writing?
We think our sound is pretty unique . Its more of a groovy southern feel than your typical BDM and we try to incorporate face melting heaviness with it. As far as influential bands, a lot of old school bands like Cannibal Corpse, Carcass and lot of newer techy/slam bands.
Where can people hear your music and what releases are in the future?
We have videos on youtube and our music is on our Facebook page. We are currently writing our full length, “ELEGANCE IN POST MORTEM”.
Who are your favorite brutal death vocalists of all time? What vocalists have influenced your style in particular?
Early Chris Barnes was big for me , I try to improve all the time… I’d say my top 5 are Jimmy Javins from Necrotic Disgorgement, James Shuster from Delusional Parasitosis, Robby Wooten from Coathanger Abortion, my boy from Dehumanized and Scott Savaria from Dysentery.
What’s your local scene like (as small as it may be)?
We have no local scene here…Hahahahaha, none.
What are your top 10 favorite metal bands?
Hmmmmm, I’d have to say Scattered Remnants, Necrotic Disgorgement, Dragging Entrails, Vomit Remnants, Jenovavirus, Malebolgia, Necrambulant, Kyojin Daigyakusatsu, Gutted and The Haunted.
What are some of the best shows you’ve played? Which set do you think that you totally killed it with?
Las Vegas Death Fest 2015 was an amazing first show, but the set we played at Building Temples From Death Fest last year is by far my favorite. It all just sounded and felt great.
Are there any recent brutal death/slam releases you’ve really been into lately? What current bands would you like to give a shout out to?
Yeah man, Kraanium seem to be tearing it up pretty good. New Dragging Entrails I’m really looking forward to. Carnal Disfigurement is just insane. A huge shout out to every band busting their ass to keep the scene heavy and going.
What shows can we look forward to seeing this year? Are you printing any merchandise (and where can we purchase it)?
Our next show is in October at Field of the Dead Open Air fest in Arkansas and LVDF 9 next year. We got some new merch that we’re getting ready to go with. Some shirts and shorts which will all be available through the band.
Thanks so much for your time bro, always happy to hear from you! Any shout outs you’d like to add?
Thanks so much Jaymes! We love all y’all and loom forward to kicking your asses very soon.