Monday, August 5, 2019

Interview with Morbus Grave done by Patrick posted on 8-5-19

Interview with Morbus Grave done by Patrick

1,Hello how are things going in Italy these days?Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Hello Patrick, thank you for the interview, over here everything is going well.
We began with me (Erman) on vocals, on guitars and C.z on drums.
Both C.z and left to follow other projects, before leaving we managed to make a couple of rehearsal tracks.
I later found two new members who joined me to record the first demo, "Throne of Disgust" released through Unholy Domain Recs, Pide on Drums and Maso on Guitars/Bass.
Eddy and Eros later joined the band and we made our first live performances.
Eros left shortly after and Eddy remained until the recording of "Awakening of the dead" and "Abomination".

2.When did you first start listening to death metal music and who were the first bands you discovered? Who are some of your current favorite bands?

I started listening to death metal back in '92 through tape trading, with bands like Obituary, Cannibal Corpse, Possessed, Slayer and Sepultura (Schizophrenia).
Since discovering death metal I've been following the underground scene, in this period I've been listening to Fetid, Undergang, Necrot, and more.

3.Morbus Grave was started in 2012 what gave you the idea to start this band? What is the current line up of the band?

The band was started with the idea to perform putrid music with an obscure and dark touch.
After a period in which the band was on standby, for roughly 1 year we've had a stable line-up which has recorded two new demos, "Awakening of the dead" and "Abomination":

Danny - Drums
Erman - Vocals
Maso - Bass
Johan - Guitars

4.For the readers who have never heard Morbus Grave how would you best describe the bands music?Who would you are the bands biggest influences?

Morbus Grave plays dirty, rotten and raw death metal.
We're very influenced by Lovecraftian concepts and old macabre horror films from the 70's.

5.Abomination is the bands third demo tape which will be released through Redefining Darkness Rec. when did you and the band come in contact with this label?

We got contacted by Redefining Darkness Rec. after posting the very first preview of the Awakening of the Dead tape. We were very surprised when Thomas wrote us, we really weren't expecting anything, especially such a short preview.After all the time spent in our rehearsal room, "Macabro Bunker", consuming lethal doses of alcohol and weed we could never imagine having such impact.

6.Does the whole band work on the music writing process or does one member write everything? How long does it usually take the band to complete one song?

Usually Johan writes the riffs, with the help of Maso and all the ideas are then completed by the entire band. I handle all the lyrics and "bestemmie".
Regarding the time, it varies a lot, some songs come out naturally while others take more time.

7.Besides the Abomination demo are the bands previous releases still available to purchase? Besides demo's does the band have any other merchandise currently available if yes what is available and where can the readers purchase it?

"Awakening of the Dead" might still be available through some smaller underground distros and labels.
We'll announce some new merch shortly which will be available through the band itself.

8.Does Morbus Grave play live very often or do you prefer working in the studio?What have been some of the bands most memorable shows over the years and who are some bands you have shared the stage with?

During this period we've done two gigs to break in the new line-up, supporting acts like Solothus and our brothers in Necromutilator.
Besides our very first live, probably the most intense show we've played was the one we did with Necromutilator back in March with the current line-up.

9.Are their any shows or tours planned in support of the new release? If yes where will the band be playing?

Well, we'll be ready to vomit and destroy our livers together with our friends in Sepolcro, this fall during our Italian tour.
Please bring some bitches and weed!

10.What does underground music mean to you?

Over the years things have changed a lot, when we got into death metal tape trading was still the thing.
While it's a lot easier to get discover and listen to most bands today, probably the spirit isn't the same as 20 years ago.
The movement was more sincere and only the truly passionate got into it.
This feeling is still there, however it's more limited, only some bands still have this attitude.

11.Morbus Grave comes out of the Italian death metal scene what is your opinion of the death metal scene in Italy?

There are a lot of good underground bands in Italy, but like I mentioned before we only follow those who have the same spirit and mentality as us.

12.Who are your all-time favorite Italian bands and are their any new bands you could recommend to the readers?

Mortuary Drape, Bulldozer, Schizo, Incinerator, Angel Death, Excidium, Upcoming Grave.
Regarding the new comers, Macabro Genocidio, Extirpation, Deathfucker, Necromutilator, Sepolcro, Black Oath, Sadomortuary, Thulsa Doom, Necro and Unctoris.

13.Besides bands are their any honest and reliable Italian labels or distro's you could recommend to the readers?


14.When not working on new music or band business what do you like to do in your free time?

When not drunk, looking for bitches on the rue morgue.

15.Besides working in Morbus Grave do you or any of the members currently play in any other bands?

Maso also plays in Macabro Genocidio, Funest and Voids of Vomit.

16.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?

Thanks for the interview and the endless support.
We really appreciate the space you've given us.


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