at: 15th, December 2016
all pretty much perfectionist (find me a musician who isn't,
1) PD was
founded 2 years ago (2014), Overall what has has been the
greatest challenge the band has faced up until today?
Keeping drummers, haha. We've been through 3 drummers in 2
years, so finding dedicated experienced drummers in VA is
kind of our challenge or curse as we call it. But I feel we
found our killer skin beater with Jeff, he's been coming
along nicely & adds great depth.
you play brutal death metal... But why "Brutal"?
What does this word mean for you, and what does brutality
represent in your daily lives?
"Brutal" to us in the music we play would mean the
real & extreme in music, the true Underground! It's one
of the greatest feelings to write and unleash, cuz there's
so much mixed emotions that go into it, that much creativity
is flowing. Brutality in our daily lives represents the true
definition of life itself, as humans we are typically known
to be violent & brutal beings, and it's increasing
yearly. It also corresponds with the struggles that most ppl
face in anywhere earth, and the situations we are put thru,
some are quite brutal. We feel in a violent world, by
producing brutal music, it can help be the escape, rather
than doing harm unto others brutally, come to a show
instead, get in the pit and feel the music, let it out, meet
some like minded fuckers like yourself, then come have a
beer with us.
much time and effort do you spend on the band to get
everything to look and sound the right way?
if not months, depending on what we're working on. We're all
pretty much perfectionist (find me a musician who isn't,
lol), so somethings we'll review over & over again to
try and find any flaws that need tweeking or total
revamping, then the polishing and memorizing comes into
How’s the promotion of your new EP “Psychotic Slam
Brigade” going? Are you pleased by the reviews so far and
be honest are third party opinions (press, fans, etc.) on
your music important to you?
Everyone's opinion or review is important to us when it
comes to our tunes, that's half of why we do what we
do...for the fans & public of the scene. We're artists
first and foremost, so we're open to the good and the
harshness of music critics, fans, & press. We like to
know if what we've been working on is going to attract
optimistic attention, or is it ass garbage. It's kinda like
heads up homework for the next piece of nastiness we create.
But so far, the EP reviews have been actually good, so
that's what up, we're happy!
do you create the songs? Is it a predetermined process, or
do you leave substantial space for improvisations?
jams mainly my man, haha! We typically get nice in the head
(smoke break), and just start playing, or if one of us has
been working on a riff for a couple days, we'll introduce it
to the others and see what transpires. We have a digital H4
recorder that we turn on when we start practice and just go
to town, you'll hear at times, shit just comes together and
mixes well (drums, bass, guitar) as if it's was already
written or planned, so that stuff we'll keep, transfer onto
our computer, and work off those riffs and/or arrangements.
We'll listen to other takes that we've recorded previously
to see what fits and go from there, it's a process
signed with Pathologically Explict Recordings for the EP and
upcoming album. How do you value your relationship with the
label so far, concerning the promotion and overall help?
has been great thus far. Although Fernando signed us after
the EP release, so that's a self released PD gem. Our first
official release under Pathologically Explicit will be the
full length due out fall 2017. We totally value our
relationship with Fernando & the label, we're totally
humbled and stoked to have gotten picked up by such a great
brutal entity. As far as any heavy promotion & help,
it's there, and more will come in due time when we hit the
studio for the album.
PSYCHOTIC DEFILEMENT was a cunt, how would you describe it?
Would it rather be the fat ugly one, or the very juicy one?
would be the illest one! Fat and juicy like the music we
love to create, with maybe a little crust on the sides to
show that we like to play with everybody. Kinda like
smelling a prostitues panties after fucking, it's nasty and
yet inviting...LoL, holy crap I love that question.
Death Metal has come a long way today. Are you keeping track
of the new bands in the DM scene? What do you think of the
various sub-genres that are mushrooming each day?
Bas & myself try to keep an ear on killer new acts,
keeps us fresh, then we mention it to other guys on what to
check out. As of late DM has some pretty sick shit that's
been coming out the last 2 or 3 years. Two that cum too mind
that's killer are Analepsy & Delusional Parasitosis.
Otherwise, we really don't pay attention to terms such as
"sub-genre," if it's good whatever it is...then
it's good, we dig it. Some of the other new stuff coming out
though that mixes different genres together, ahh it's ok or
not for me, depending which one of us you talk too. So we
just stick to what we know basically, haha!
Could you tell us more about the Metal scene in Virginia? Is
this a quite good state on a Metal point of view, and were
there good Death Metal bands to check out in the past?
Metal scene in Virginia (LoL), just kidding calm your tits.
Umm, it's an ok state from a Metal point of view, it's
definitely improved in the last 7 yrs. as far as more Death
Metal bands sprouting up and venues hosting all around Metal
shows. Back in 2005 when I first got down here from NY the
Metal scene was so so. Sometimes national touring bands
would stop thru at select venues once in a while & a
handful of big and small local Metal acts playing
occasionally, now all those seem more prevalent. VA Beach
area has blossomed in the last few years with bands like
Rotting Obscene, Murder, Throne of Botis, Human Infection,
& Richmond is coming up again with bands like Crucial
Rip, Awakened From Dormancy, Risala, us and a few others.
Back in the past VA was producing great bands like Deceased,
Gwar, Short Bus Pile Up, Lamb of God, Bleed, Choke Chain,
and a few others from the early '90's to the start of 2K.
live in a globalized world where there are no borders to be
crossed thanks to the internet. How do you best utilize this
to gain the outmost for PD?
networking is key for any band, especially with the internet
and social media being so vast and popular worldly, it's
beneficial to be involved and on top of all we can be. Doing
band business across many different plains thru merch or
making friends in other countries is rather crucial to get
your name out their to the masses. Those people of interest
in your stuff will then pass it along (hopefully), and from
their shit just grows, at the end of the day that's what you
want, that buzz. It also helps being signed to a label
established in another part of the world, lol, now you have
another outlet inputting your band out there on the
You've been playing a number of shows recently and you have
a reputation for your performances . What is the necessary
stuff you take in a van going on tour? Well, besides
instruments and equipment.
tools, certain mind expanding and/or numbing substances,
water, some sort of entertainment (Uno), headphones, rubber
walrus protectors (hey, ya never know), merch &
What are the basic criteria by which you choose the places
where you would like to play live? Is it about lineup in the
case of festivals, the nature of the action, or even
approach of the organizers?
We really don't have a "basic criteria" for where
to play live, really. I mean, it's gotta at least have a
clean working toilet, not be infested with vermin & have
reliable electricity, if anything. Now we've stayed in some
pretty sketchy places after we've played a show, but not yet
a venue...yet, haha! But seriously, a good approach
from a business friendly and reputable organizer is helpful
for a decision and sometimes a gnarly lineup helps too, but
that's a rare case why we choose certain shows, we overall
just love to play live and spread our jizz of brutal
psychosis onto everyone!
might be too early, seeing as you’re working on it right
now, but what can we expect from the forthcoming album?
utter nastiness! Little more dynamic & groove, with lots
of fury and drive. Looking to deliver something familiar but
brutally unique. We don't wanna give away to much too soon.
Just keep your eyes & ears peeled kids, fall 2017 on
Pathologically Explicit Recordings!
Many thanks again for your valuable time and your effort! I
wish you only the best! Any last words to our readers and of
off Thank You TPF for the interview, it was cool. Secondly,
Never give up on your dreams, no matter how big or small
they may be, always strive to be great and live your life to
the fullest. Respect and give homage to those that have done
it before you, & appreciate the help you may receive
along the way, and never burn a bridge until it's absolutely
necessary. Fuck all the naysayers, Pop music, &
government rule, smoke crack and worship Satan, and watch
out for herpes...remember sickos, Psy Def is the Illest!!
\m/ Cheers \m/