Here is a new interview with Canada's Mortillery who discuss their new cd "Shapeshifter" which will be released very soon and upcoming tour plans and much more.
Interview with Mortillery done by Patrick
1.Hello when did you all first meet and was it long before you all decided to start the band? How did you all choose Mortillery as the name of the band?
-Hi! Miranda and I (Alex Gutierrez) met in 2008 and later that year we decided to start a band, we jammed a couple times and wrote a couple songs and shortly after we met Cara. She decided to joing the band and became the first and only singer the band has ever had.
Kevin is our second drummer and joined in 2010, Kent joined in 2013 and became our third lead guitarrist in history. We spent some time lookig for a name and since we wanted a one word name we took the words Mortal Artillery (also a song on our first album) and turned it to Mortillery.
2.What is the current line-up for the band? Shapeshifter is the bands third cd how would you say the music has evolved over the years?
Cara McCutchen – Vocals
Alex Gutierrez – Guitars/Vocals
Miranda Wolfe – Bass
Kent Quinlan – Guitars/Vocals
Kevin Gaudet – Drums
We feel like our music is more focused, we have showed growth and better song writing .
3. Mortillery are getting ready to release the band's third cd " Shapeshifter" does the whole band take part in the writing process or does one member usually write everything?
-We start with guitar and bass riffs, once we have a skeleton we add drums and finish the structure, after that we add vocals and fix any parts that need work so I guess we all get pretty involved.
4.Who usually writes the lyrics for the band and what are some subjects the band writes about on the new release?
-At first i helped a lot with lyrics but for the last two albums Cara has done majority of the lyrics. We sing about war, biology, cryptids, natural disasters, chages within us, and all that cool stuff.
5.What have been some of Mortillery's most memorable shows over the years?
-I’d say touring with Sepultura is probably the coolest thing that has ever happened to us.
6.Are their any tour plans in support of " Shapeshifter" and if yes where are some countries the band will be playing?
-Yes! We will be in Europe from October 19 to October 31 with Suicidal Angels, Skull Fist, Evil Invaders. This tour will take us through Germany, Poland, Hugry, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Austria.
7.Has Mortillery ever done any video's for the past releases? Are their any plans to do a video for any songs off the new release?
-From our second album, „Origen of Extinction“ we did a video for „F.O.A.D“ and we have recently released a video for „Torture“ from our brand new album. We hope to release aother video soon!
8.Mortillery comes out of Canada's thrash metal scene what is your opinion of the thrash scene in Canada?
-Its more of a underground scene than a genre specific one, we hang with punks and rockabillies just as much. Anything rock n roll goes you know. Its pretty fun becaus we have a tight community here!
9.Who are some of your all-time favorite Canadian bands? And are their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out for?
-Razor and Sacrifice are classic Canadian bands. Recently we’ve been playing with Gatekrashor and Riot City from Calgary Alberta, you gotta check them out.
10.In your opinion what does Underground metal mean to you?
11.When not working on new music or band business what do you all enjoy doing in your free time?
-We’re all very different, our personal activities range from teaching yoga to gardening, from traveling to tattoing!
12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
-Thanks for this opportunity! See ya on the road!