Friday, July 15, 2016

Liquid Graveyard Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?
Hello, we’re Liquid Graveyard. We’ve about to release our latest album, the first one as a Supergroup, and will play some gigs to promote it fully.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
We play a mix of Death Metal, Grindcore and Thrash, with some Doomy elements as well as Black Metal, probably…It’s totally different to our previous albums in many aspects, but a very important one is that we’ve got Shane playing some awesome bass lines, and Nick with his unique drumming…the whole album is a blast, we’re very proud.

3.This is the first album to be released in 5 years, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time frame?
We played in Stonehenge Metal Fest in Holland in 2013, where we met up with our mates Shane from Napalm Death and Nick from Lock Up, Brujeria etc.. we talked about doing an album together… one year later we had the album completely written and ready to be recorded which we did. The release has  taken a while due to personal circumstances (John started Cancer again in 2013 which has kept him very busy… both Shane and Nick are also very busy with their other bands…) but during that time we started to play together, first one show, then another, and another… and here we are.

4.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
Same as it’s always been really. There are too many issues in the world, plenty to talk about and write about. We’re always been very political. I very much doubt we’ll ever write a love song!

5.Most of the band members are veterans with histories that go back more than 20 years, what is it that keeps motivate to still  write, create or perform music up to this day?
We’re musicians, we’re passionate about what we do and life has given us the chance to create music rather than to just “consume” music so to speak. So we consider ourselves lucky and we’re grateful of course.

6.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
There are three that I particularly recall as really good ones, November to Dismember in Bucharest, Stonehenge in Holland, and Neurotic Deathfest in Holland.

7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
We will do shows to promote the album, as we always have.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to the newer music by fans of extreme metal?
By the looks of it, it’s going really well. Let’s wait till the album is out!

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?
Oh plenty of things, shows, tours, new albums… many, many things..

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
I can’t say! We enjoy doing music, that’s for sure, so we will continue for as long as we can.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
Cancer, Napalm Death, Brujeria, Lock-Up, Brutal Truth, Twilight Of The Gods, Vicious Rumours, Menace, Tryptikon, Mumakil and also Skinny Puppy, Black sabbath, Alice in Chains, Tool, S.U.P./Supuration, Zaraza (Canada), Aarni, Carnival In Coal, Antique (Greek doom band), My Dying Bride, Blut Aus Nord, Deathspell Omega..

12.What are some of your non musical interests?
Gosh! There’s a lot: Politics, Science and Technology, History, especially Medieval, and literature.


13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
To the fans: thanks for making it possible, thanks for being there.

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