Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Rotting Bull Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

Rotting Bulls a raw crusty black metal band from Newcastle Upon Tyne.

2.How would you describe your musical sound?

Raw Crusty Black Metal

3.The ep you recently released is a part of a trilogy, can you tell us a little bit more about it?

Well we wanted to release something on the first day of Winter, something in the middle of Winter and something else on the last day then retire the band until next Winter. It's not quite worked out that way though. Equipment broke and people fell ill. Seemed kind of pointless sticking to arbitrary calender dates though, the musics getting released whenever its done. Most of part two is recorded, just needs the finishing touches then it will be getting added to the Beyond Ragnarok album. Trying to keep it at three nine minute sections, each section representing another nine steps into Ragnarok. Then again, songs last as long as songs last. The next section is somewhere around the ten minute mark right now.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the music?

Its pretty simple. Hatred and violence. Real earthly hatred. The real hatred that you feel day to day just paying attention to what's going on in the world. Watching the news and seeing drones blowing civilians to bits and seeing all the right wing cunts grow a larger hoard in the Uk. Makes me want to go out and brutally destroy every selfish thoughtless miserable cunt in my path. Well that's me, don't really know about the other guys. When we speak about it we agree that we wont be singing about forests and trolls and all that bollocks. Everyday hell, that's where its at with Rotting Bull.

5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Rotting Bull'?

I can't really remember. It probably came up when we were hammered. We originally had another name and a full live band line up with an ep written. I scrapped the songs for the ep, wrote Violent Death Hymns and renamed the band. Most of the band quit to concentrate on doing more drugs and other things. The singer and I finished off the demo and put it up online and we kept the name change. All Hail The Rotting Bull God! That had something to do with it. I dunno, beer. Beer had something to do with it.

6.has the band done any live shows or is this strictly a studio project?

Nah, we've been asked but there's so much freedom by never playing live. You can record songs and then forget how to play them... Maybe in the future.

7.Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for a label or have received any interest?

We're looking for a label to put out Beyond Ragnarok once it's completed. We have offers from a couple labels but we want to get the album complete first and then see if anyone offers us anything interesting. Maybe everyone will retract their offers when part two comes out haha.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of black metal?

Pretty cool. People get in touch from all the place which is great. My email address is goatsheadrecords@gmail.com . Anyones welcome to get in touch.

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We're probably going to degenerate into utter filth. It will be glorious.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Oof, too much to mention. Ash Borer, I keep listening to the Ash Borer album these days.

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Drinking. The band drinks a lot.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Drink more and nurture hatred.

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