terça-feira, 26 de maio de 2015

Goatwhore (English Interview)

Check out the interview we did with Zack (Goatwhore's drummer), he talks about Goatwhore's news, new album, music video and much more, check out the interview below.

Greetings Zack , thank you for  give us this interview to our blog "Questões e Argumentos" It is an honor to interview you, how are the activities of the Goatwhore band that year and what plans for the future?

ZS- We have been staying really busy this year which is great. We’ve just toured Australia and New Zealand for three weeks and went straight to Europe and the UK for a month straight afterwards. Now we are getting ready for a full North American headlining tour this summer with Black Breath, Ringworm, and Theories. We are already planning out the rest of the year as well which will be just at busy!

Tell us about the filming process of the video “Nocturnal Conjuration of the Accursed”, where it was made, who was responsible for the production ?

ZS- That video was recorded at the YouTube studios in Los Angeles. A great guy from our label, Vince Edwards came up with the whole idea and basically directed the whole thing.  Shooting videos can be kind of tedious and annoying but this one was actually fun to make. I think it came out great, visually. Vince had a great vision and a unique idea and we captured it.

What is the current lineup of the band?

ZS- It’s been consistent for the last 11 years except for bass players, which we seem to have bad luck with. Recently, our bass player of five years, James, had a baby with his girlfriend so he had to step out of the fold to take care of that obligation, understandably. We now have our good friend, TA, from Texas playing bass with us.

What are your main musical influences?

ZS- For me it all starts with Black Sabbath, period. From there it goes into Judas Priest, Motorhead, etc., and then into bands like Bathory, Venom, and Celtic Frost. There are so many bands that we are influenced by and that kind of find a way into the bands sound. Aside from metal, we are definitely into a lot of punk and classic rock. There’s definitely a wide spectrum of influences. Really, as long as it gets your head moving and an honest riff, we’ll be into it.

You are from USA, as you see the underground scene in your country and what american bands you like?

ZS- There are a lot of good bands coming out of the US these days. Bands like Midnight, Krieg, Wolvhammer, Bones, Abysmal Lord and Warmaster are a few that come to mind that I really enjoy.


Goatwhore appeared on the soundtrack of the 2010 Splatterhouse version and Saints Row: The Third, You are video game fans? Which games do you like more?

ZS- I don’t play video games at all but it’s cool to have our music included in those games! I can see how our music goes along with that, definitely. Some of the other guys in the band play games in their spare time. It’s never really been my thing…

Where we can buy merchandise material of the band?

ZS- Mainly at the shows if you want the unique designs. You can find Goatwhore merchandise at Metal Blade Records website or the Indiemerch site. We try to keep a lot of the stuff exclusive to the shows or tours we are doing but are looking into setting up a proper webstore in the future. Keep an eye out for that!

When will be the next concerts of the band? Let the dates for our readers.

ZS- We have a lot more touring coming up this year. Next up is a six-week headlining run of the US and Canada. There are way too many dates to post here so check our website (goatwhore.net) for all your Goatwhore news.

What stage equipment you have used in the shows of the band?

ZS- You know, it all depends if we are in the US playing our own gear or abroad playing rental stuff. Either way, we make it work and make it suit our sound. We’re a band that relies more on expression than fancy gear, if that makes sense.

Which companies support or sponsor the band nowadays?

ZS- I’ve been with Pearl drums, Sabian cymbals, Evans drumheads, and Ahead drumsticks for years now and it’s really great to have support from great companies like that when you’re constantly beating things on the road!

How has been the impact of "Constricting Rage of the Merciless " worldwide?

ZS- Everything has been really, really positive. As far as I know the record is doing well and we have been busy as hell touring all over the world, so I’d say it’s a success. The songs really go over well live and add to the energy of the shows. I can’t complain one bit.

For the band how it has been the partnership with Metal Blade Records?

ZS- We’ve been with Metal Blade for four records now and it’s always been a solid relationship. They’re a great team and are people we can call friends.

Thank you very much for the interview, leave your conclusions and a message to those who support your work and our blog readers.

ZS- Great speaking with you. Thank you for reading and I hope to see you all at a show soon!

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