segunda-feira, 3 de maio de 2010
The first time i heard HOLOKAUST was some years ago in their amazing split ep with DISSYSTEMA,i enjoyed a lot that split ep...specially when i heard the ANTI-SECT cover that is really amazing there....so i got their compilation trax CD that is a killer one also,since here you have beyond the trackx from that split,trax from their first ep,more two splits also....with an original sound HOLOKAUST is getting more and more palyed here in my headquarter!!....so let´s go to HOLOKAUST!!
01-first ...what you can tell us about the history behind HOLOKAUST ? when was formed....and how you decided to the band...etc...
Riouxbn:I started the band in the summer of 1999 in downtown Riverside Ca. just out of shear boredom.there went any punk rock bands in our town so me and a my friends started one.
02- why "HOLOKAUST" ?
Riouxbn:We had a gig before we had a name,the guy who asked us to play was gonna make the flyer that night so we had to think of something quick.we were gonna change it, we just never bothered.also i just wanna add about the name, we are in no way a nazi band(I'm Mexican)
03-The line up is still the same? and your members did played in any bands before?
do you make some others works beyond HOLOKAUST....play in others projects or other bands....work with distros,labels...etc....???
Riouxbn:No,i'm the only original member,none of us played in any band that recorded anything.Other than the band we aren't involved in other projects because our day jobs steal too much of our time plus 2 of us have children
04-how you describe your song...to someone that no did hear you yet?
Riouxbn:Thats hard to answer, but a friend from work who knows nothing about punk/hardcore said we sound like Black Sabbath on amphetamines
05-what you wanna covering in your lirycs? and who made the lirycs in the band?
Riouxbn:Most of our songs deal with mans inhumanity and also our opposition to armed conflict.The lyrics are written by me
06-the first work i hear from you was the split ep with DISSYSTEMA and i really enjoyed it...specially for the use of synth...that is a thing that broke some "padrons" in punk music....are you using others instruments yet in some of your musics??
Riouxbn:Thank you! i think it has to do to the fact we listen to tons of other forms of music.I think there are too many rules in punk music.We're basically using guitars and drums but if a song calls for a different instrument we'll use it
07-Are you vegan? vegetarian? how you can see it can be good in the punk scene?
Riouxbn:No i hardly eat meat but i can't say i'm vegetarian.Vegan, vegetarian is a very personal choice, an honorable one,but a choice that shouldn't be used to divide the punk scene
08-what bands inspired you and your favorite bands as well...what the bands you did heard these last times??
Riouxbn:bands that inspired me are Crass, Discharge, Crucifix, Motorhead, The Beatles, Crisis, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Ramones, Anti-System, Xmal Duetschland, The Execute, Black Sabbath, 80s Metallica, Rattus ,Antisect, Blitz,Sex Pistols, Clash, Potential Threat, Kraut, Ratos de Porao. Eskorbuto, Olho Seco,Broken Bones, Charged GBH, Uk Subs,
Sorry i don't understand the second part of you question.
09-what are the great bands in your area you can recommend to us today?
Riouxbn:Some great bands in our area are Bombraid, Mundo Muerto, Against Empire, SMD, Secret Sect, Temple of dagon,
10-how is the things there talking about zines?? there is many true zines yet?? i mean "paper" zines yet? since it is getting more and more hard to see...
Riouxbn:yeah i don't see many zines anymore because of the internet,i miss them,but i think they will be back only they will be very local
11-i think that your LP/CD is many cool since is a comp. with all your old works....how you decided to release this LP....and of course what will be your next releases??
something new to coming soon??
Riouxbn:only the cd is a comp. our ep's are out of print so we put them on the cd.I know it's taking forever to put out our next record (years in fact) every time we are about to start something bad happens,and we have very limited funds
12-and now the end....the end is near...it´s time to say.....
Riouxbn:Thank you so much for the interview and your interest in our band,stay positive and if you can't change the world don't let it change you