by Chris Dissell
This is a band I accidentally discovered at
METAL ARCHIVES page, and was inmediately attracted by the
music, very sick and raw. They are funny guys, specially
Chris who contacted me through Facebook. He told me this is
the very first time the band get interviewed since their
foundation. So yeah!!! I must admit this is a honor for me.
Let´s read what do they have to talk us about the band and
their recently released full lenght album.
1. Hello Sickos!!! first of
all, please introduce your band to the readers by explaining
what is your bandname "GRISLY AMPUTATION" talking
Grisly Amputation is talking gore, guts, and death!
2. yeah indeed I have noticed this elements on your song-titles
as well as on the cover artwork from your debut full lenght.
So I can assume you are also highly influenced by gore and
horror movies? Which other kind of inspiration you got at
the moment you write your music and lyrics?
Well, Rob Grisly writes the lyrics but he does get his ideas
from gore movies, and many other violent themes. and I think
he does it quite we'll! We kind of noticed that alot of
newer bands were getting away from this type of grind metal
so were keeping the faith and going for the old school grind!
3. You Chris are one of the
founder members, what can you tell us about the progression
of the band during all this 3 years of career? why it took
too much time to release an album??
Ha!, money was the biggest factor but we got hooked up with
a local label called InnerVenous IV. They were cool enough
to help us release it. The progression is what it is since
all the guys in the band all have lives and responsabilities,
but were moving up pretty fast now!
4. You know the development in the metal scene - it's
more and more splitting up into different genres and the fan
bases are more and more getting in conflicts with each other.
What is your opinion about this, considering you are most
devoted to the" old school" side of the extreme
We love the old stuff, death , Malevolant Creation, Suffocation,
that kind of stuff rules but the newer metal with all the
crab core, and clean vocals, ah were just not into it but
we're not against it , whatever floats your boat.
5. How do you perceive the advances of technology and the
internet changing the music industry in the future? Albums
get leaked online all of the time. There are countless
download sites and lots of people seem to be in preference
of these blogs rather than purchasing CDs. Have you seen
this affect your music?
Definitely noticed that and I don't see a way to control the
music from getting stolen but it's cool that our CDs out
there and the attention it brings hopefully pays off, 20 years
ago there was no internet no Myspace, out fb, and bands had
a hard time getting their tunes out, but now it's easy but
the drawback is you don't always get paid.
6. In your opinion, how much did the death metal scene
change compared to the late '80-s/early '90-s? What are the
most memorable memories would you extract from your early
days as a metal fan?
Oh man, the death metal back then was so raw and new, I
personally at that time was ready to graduate from Iron Maiden
and Judas Priest to let's say Cannibal Corpse, the musician
level was what really turned me on and the speed!
Death metal has Gotten real technical these days which is
7. what can you tell us
about your personal life aside of musician aspect? what are
some of the things you do to occupy your spare time?
I've been trying to support
Pittsburgh metal scene by going to shows and posting local
bands on fb, I am also a huge hockey fan, I also have a kid
that takes up alot of time and keeps my nose clean!
8. Talking back about your
recent release, how was the response the band gain so far?
If possible share with us some positive and negative
feedback towards this CD?
We'll honestly it's been totally cool! The CD has gotten
about 10 reviews from metal sites and most of them have been
really kind, some not so much but we'll take the good with
the bad, we're stoked that people are are paying attention
to us, quite humbling actually!
9. I know GRISLY AMPUTATION has some experiences in
performing live… so could you please share with us some
memorable shows the band played in? Personally I would like
to focus on your show with CANNIBAL CORPSE as supporter Act.
That Cannibal Corpse show kicked ass on so many levels! From
all the exposure, to meeting the band, totally unbelievable!
I 1st saw a post on fb from a friend that they we're coming
here to Pittsburgh, so I asked around on how to get on the
bill, Justin Gizzi from Liquified Guts pointed us in the
right direction, I submitted our songs and Alex Webster
picked us personally! How cool is that!? We also played with
Nocturnal Hellstorm! Danny Lilker band that was cool also!
All in all we've had about 20 shows and they've all been
10. What are the new or actual bands you would advise our
reader to keep an eye on? And please mention the 5 top
albums you are listening to at the moment?
Hmm, 1st Grisly Amputation lol, second Cannibal Corpse, 3 Rd
Katakllysm, Suffocation, are some of the band I support,
some of this new metal I'm just not all that into but if you
know of something I need hear I'll be open to listen! Ok top
5 CDs I listen to now is Cannibals torture, deaths, latest
one, Deicide new one, I also just purchased Liquified Guts
CD which totally kills, and Rompeprop new one also!
11. OK, please define death metal with your own words,
and if death metal was a beer, which one would it be?
Lol ok death metal is the oxygen I breathe, I will die
without it! beer is gross I'd rather compare it to jack
Daniels, or anything liquid that puts hair on your balls!
Just saying! : )
12. 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?
Na, but thank you bro for your time! This was cool as fuck!
Let us know when you're going to post this and I'll make
sure you get some love! Horns bro!!