1. Hello bro, GOREFIELD
is a rather young band, I would like to know how has been
the development since 2011 to now, have you reached good
Hey man! Yeah well I’m
the oldest (Bj) of the three members and I turn 21 in June,
but hey just because we are young doesn’t mean we suck.
Looking back on everything we have done now, I’m over the
moon with how far we have gotten all by ourselves. I guess
our goals were to take the band as far as we can and we ain’t
planning on stopping anytime soon. It’s more exciting
about what might happen in the upcoming years.
2. Have you got any
influences in music? What do you think about the current
Thrash Metal scene worldwide.
We have tonnes of
influences, from thrash to 80’s pop to jazz, you name it.
We consider ourselves musician’s before anything else. Man
there are so many rad bands popping up all over the place,
especially in Australia. Bands like Asylum, Malakyte and
Desecreator are so ridiculous, it’s so sweet we get to gig
with them. As for the rest of the world, it seems everyone
is really getting into the crossover thrash stuff, which is
cool I guess, bands like Toxic Holocaust and Municipal Waste
are really making a name for themselves and gaining
worldwide recognition, its so rad.
3. Talking about modern
kinds of metal appearing lately. What do you think of trends
in general?. Do you think that old school thrash and Death
Metal can once become some sort of trend as well???
I guess it’s easier to
follow/like what everyone else does, but where’s the heart
in that? I truly think that the old school stuff is coming
back, I think everyone is getting bored with this Breakdown/Fightdancing
crap that gives Heavy Metal such a bad name. Especially on
an international level, bands like Enforcer, Cauldron and
the mighty SKULLFIST are all about the old school sound and
they are all killing it overseas.
4. I am curious to know
more things about your debut CD. Tell us something about the
main idea of the 7 tracks. Where did you record?
We recorded the album at
Tall Poppies Studios in Brisbane at the end of 2012. Due to
our budget we had everything done in under a week, speedy
hey? There isn’t really a common theme across the album,
the majority of the tracks are about emotional
confrontations Kurt (he wrote all the lyrics) and the rest
of the band went through. For example, the track ‘Love Thy
Enemy’ is about when Kurt and our manager Marcus were
heading home after a night of boozing and got jumped by six
asshats, luckily they were both relatively ok. But the one
track that is really unique would be the title track “As
Dawn Bleeds The Sky..” which tells the tale of some badass
dude hunting down some pissed off dragon who killed his
village. We actually have this really rad girl who’s
drawing up a comic for that song, she’s showed us a few
pages, it’s the coolest thing I have ever seen.
5 One remarkable point
is the illustrations on the frontcover, can you tell us
about this drawing and the entire concept on this scenary?
The art was done by Andrei
Bouzikov, who has also done art for bands such as
SkeletonWitch, Cannabis Corpse, Toxic Holocaust and Muncipal
Waste just to name a few. It sort of relates to the albums
title track but is a little different. The concept is pretty
much a pissed off Metal head who decided to grab his dragon
and go burn down suburbia, if you look closely he’s
killing all the business man. DOWN WITH SUITS! aha
6. You seems to be a
very active live band. Can you share with us the funniest or
most unpleasant situation that ever happened on your gigs?
hahaha man we have a lot of
these, one of the most unpleasant for me was after the
battle of the bands we played years ago, this guy came up
and punched me in the face, security had him out of there
before I could do anything, not that I could anyway, I cant
fight for shit aha. But I guess I had it coming, I did get
with his girlfriend haha. I also got my hair stuck in Kurts
headstock in Sydney, that hurt like shit ahhaa. Its always
nerve racking when we do the totem pole (when Kurt sits on
my shoulders and we play) especially when im hungover, im
like shit shit can I hold his weight shit! Haha but luckily
we’ve mastered it every single time!!
7. How is the Metal-scene
in Australia right now for you guys? Are you getting the
gigs and exposure you think you deserve?
The Metal scene down here
seems to be kicking ass, as I named earlier, there are so
many badass bands all over the place. To name some more,
Mason, Silent Knight, Elecktrik Dynamite, LORD, Elm Street,
fuck there’s too many to name. the best thing is, they are
all really rad people aswell, everyones so supportive of
each other, it’s a real honor to be apart of this scene.
The world also needs more promoters like Dave Balfour from
Metal Evilution, that man is far to cool and he’s done so
much for us!
8. OK, please define
thrash metal with your own words, and if death metal was a
beer, which one would it be?
Hmmm ok, I guess Thrash
Metal for me is something I grew up with and was always
there for me, so its importance to me is pretty extreme. IF
DEATH METAL WAS A BEER! Now that is a question. Hmmmm
definetly not a pale ale, something a bit darker. Maybe
Guiness, or Coopers red, that shits dangerous. How cool
would it be if cannibal corpse had their own tequila but
instead of a scorpion they had like a fetus or something
hahahaaha, man that’s fucked up.
9. Well, my pal, that´s
all for now, thanks a lot for your co-operation. I hope you
enjoy this interview.. Some words you like to add?
No way man thanks for
giving us this interview, this bad boys are always fun, I
hope people enjoy them. YES I DO, our album is now
officially available digitally on Itunes, Spotify thanks to
our newly signed label New Justice Records and physical
copies are available worldwide on our Bigcartel, so go crazy