segunda-feira, 13 de outubro de 2008
And now an interview with my great friends from Canada=SKELETON!!!!! A Mass of Raw D-beat Crust devastation!!!!!!!!!!!
1-hey!! 1st...tell us a short history about SKELETON...since the year you started....and the changes till today...etc...do you started like a 4 members band and now are a 3 members band??? etc...who plays what today...
Skeleton formed in 2003 as a side project band between friends. We were all playing in other bands together, namely under pressure, and I wanted to play some raw d-beat punk crust shit like the old Swedish bands (crude ss, anti cimex, bombanfall, etc.) so when we were out eating at a restaurant together one day I suggested it. The line up was Dan (bass), Cam (drums), Mike (guitar), and Tyson (vocals). This line up only lasted for one practice and soon we realized that we would work better with Dan (drums/vox), Cam (bass), Mike (guitar). We played with this line up for about a year until we took some time off and recorded the “what will you do” cassette demo then 7” ep which Cries of Pain put out. On this recording it is just myself (Dan) and Mike playing everything. After the release of this we played some gigs then took some time off, I wrote and recorded the split LP with Besthoven and “no fire in a desolate land” LP by myself and since then we have just been casually gigging and slowly working towards new material with this line up: Dan (guitar/vox), Cam (bass), Mike(drums)-this is a different mike than before.
The name was originally a joke, it’s kind of cheesy but the more I thought about it the more I liked it. Most of our songs are about human misery in some regard so you can look into the name with that in mind if you want, or not…It’s just a punk name, man! Hah.
3.favorite bands and influences??....they are the same yet???
When we first started the influences were mainly anti cimex and crude ss, but nowadays we’re taking a bit more from poison idea, bastard, death side…while still being rooted in the original ‘Scandinavian’ sound. Obviously discharge is a huge influence, and old metal bands like bathory, hellhammer…
4.what about your discography...and new upcoming releases???
So far we have:
Skeleton – what will you do demo Tape (11 songs incl. crudity cover ‘the total end’)
Skeleton – what will you do 7” (8 songs, the best tracks from the demo)
Skeleton/Dead Dogs live Tape
Skeleton – no fire in a desolate land LP
Skeleton – who’s in control? 7”
The “No fire in a desolate land” LP will be released on Abuse Records out of Beligium. I’d like to take the time right now to say that this LP was originally supposed to be release on Yellowdog records, but unfortunately that lying, deceiving bastard Sven delayed the release of the record by over 2 years by stringing us on with lies and empty promises. He put us in a weird situation and I would strongly encourage all bands and labels not to deal with Sven in the future. Fuck you Sven. And endless thanks to Tony/Abuse Records for saving this LP and making it happen. Expect it to be out winter 08/09.
5.what tha fucking hell you have in their minds to do a split with Besthöven?????(hahahaha)
I got your ‘more victims of war’ 7” and was absolutely floored when I heard it. I loved the sound and approach you had, and thought you’d like the skeleton sound too! For the readers out there Besthoven and Skeleton both had 7”s on Cries of Pain records so they agreed to release the split LP, however the label folded and Matt continued alone with The Total End Records (who put out the split), and Mick continued alone with Room 101 Records (who put out the besthoven LP). Both guys do a great job at running a label that needless to say Skeleton and Besthoven are very happy with how our LP turned out.
6.what about your area scene??? good bands...zines...places to play,etc...
Winnipeg has a really great punk scene right now. I would say one of the best in Canada given the size of our city. Many bands right now are doing vinyl and everyone is active with shows, touring, etc. We also have a collectively run punk/metal record store called War On Music that has in-store shows and is one of the best things to happen to this city since Skeleton formed (haha). Most of the punk shows in town happen at all ages venues, basements, etc. Some notable punk bands here are Born Bad, Search and Destroy, Under Pressure, No Fun, Raiden, Vile Hands, Modern Problems, Skunk, Achagathus, Dead Dogs, Kursk…and more! There is an upcoming covers show where local bands do a tribute to older bands…Skeleton is performing as Anti-Cimex. Fun all the time!!
7.what do you know about brazilian scene??? and what do you enjoy from here???
I know that Brazil has an excellent raw grindcore scene. The most notable (and one of my favourite grind bands) being ROT, who I believe just disbanded. I am an enthusiast of oldschool grind and it seems that Brazilian grinders are mentally stuck in 1989! Totally killer stuff coming from there. As well, I have noticed a lot of raw punk bands from Brazil (and elsewhere in South America) that just rule and often have a noticeable Finnish influence...Desestre, for example…
8.talking about war....what do you feel when you see/hear news about war crisis in Georgia for example?...
War is a complicated, horrible thing. I don’t think I know enough about the situation to give an in depth analysis of what’s going on but I think I speak for most rational minded, concerned people when I ask “WHY?”.
9.some future plan to tour in brazil???...
Ah Hell, I would love to. Skeleton has never toured before due to our busy schedules in life and with other touring bands, but Skeleton definitely plans to tour Europe sometime in the next couple years…then maybe South America! Tony/Abuse Records actually mentioned something about this…!
10- know that you(Dan) are involved in others bands and projects...like ARCHAGATUS,LOUTISH...can you say more about them??? how stuffs was released,etc...and about the others SKELETON members too if they are involved in others bands and projects,etc...ok???
Yeah I play in a handful of bands, I do a grind/mincecore band called Archagathus which draws heavily from Rot, Dahmer, AGx, etc. and has a lot of releases planned and some vinyl, tapes, cds out already. Loutish is a fast raw punk band that sounds a lot like Crudity and Mob 47, there is a 7” out now and a 2nd 7” in the works. Myself and our bassist Cam also play in Under Pressure, and he plays bass in a raw grind band called Violent Gorge, who just rule. Mike our drummer plays in a band called Dead Dogs that have a 7” out and have a bit of an old Uncurbed sound about them!
11.what more else??/ tell what do you want...merch...message...etc.....
Thanks for the interview Fofao! We have a few t-shirts for sale if anyone is interested, as well as copies of the skeleton/dead dogs live tape…which turned out great for a live release. Contact us at: myspace.com/skeleton firstname.lastname@example.org