Well, we just finished the recording of our album, and due to everything which has happened already we have scheduled shows and a lot of live activity which, I suppose, it won’t be done. Most assured that we’ll plan the upcoming Putrid recording. For now, we should record either a third album or an EP with some covers.
That is what we have defined so far. If our live activities decrease, we won’t care too much.
2.This year you have a full length and a couple of splits coming out, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
2.- The difference may be that we’re more experienced in how to handle our sound. We have a sound that it is very personal regarding to keep trying for a new sound each time we have a recording. Lyrically, I didn’t want to make thing more complex really, I think that things have been very distanced from what is and represents Southamerican Black Death metal and it has been doing things that have become ridiculous already. Bands which think that this is some sort of Masonic Lodge or stupidities that never had anything to do with metal and also bands which have turned black metal into some sort of icon which they can mock or laugh at.
Black Metal ceased to be something transgressing to become something which can be done by effeminates. Good news about this record, Antichrist Above, has taken away all those people we despise.
3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music and also how would you describe your progress as songwriters over the years?
3.- The lyrics, as I said already, are going to be straight, nothing about gay Gothic poetry or grimoires coming from a pseud sorcerer with an i-phone, that’s not going to happen in Putrid and if people don’t like it they can fuck off. Regarding music, I think that now it is more brutal and it is one of the reasons by which the lyrics turned out more brutal as well.
4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Putrid'?
4.- When the band was created, it was the singer who named the band because he wanted to do something dirty and corrosive. Mixing punk with metal. Musically it couldn’t be done at the end but the spirit is the same. That’s the reason behind the name.
5.Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
5.- That picture was taken by my girlfriend. As a matter of fact, if you watch closely, it is a more modern version of Mortuary Drape’s All the Witches Dance. It think that this cover (Mortuary Drape’s, that is) reflects what we want to do with our music, something direct and raw.
The idea was recreated pretty well, and by the other side, we wanted to go back to the style of pictures for covers and not drawings.
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?
6.- Definitely the one we played in Arequipa, Peru. The audience behaved pretty well, and all of them were very savage as well.
7.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?
7.- Well, everything was fucked due to the COVID-19, but that’s not important. AS a matter of fact, with the low assistance of audience to the shows, I think that they are not that important anyway. We are more focused nowadays into the forthcoming recordings.
8.You also have a couple of splits coming out later this year, can you tell us a little bit more about the band you are sharing these recordings with?
8.- One of the splits coming out is the one with Morbosidad from USA. Well, talking about them is pointless because they are one of the most aggressive bands nowadays. After this there will be an split with Grave Desecration from Lima. Supposedly that split should be out this year, although I’m not really sure about that.
Regarding Morbosidad, the music is finished already, only the vocals are missing.
9.In the past you have also done 'Hadez' and 'Slayer' covers, what was the decision behind doing your own versions of their songs?
9.- The Hadez cover was made for a tribute album. Everybody says that Aquelarre is the best album from them, and I don’t think it is bad at all, but I enjoy their “Even if you die…” better. … I think you can make better versions than those made on that record. As a matter of fact, it is my favorite album so far. Regarding Slayer, that song was recorded for a Spanish compilation album which was digitally released. I’m not very satisfied with the mixing on that cover, but it is no longer important.
10.The new album is coming out on 'Godz Ov War Productions', how would you compare working with them to the previous labels you have been a apart of in the past?
10.- It is very good indeed, as a matter of fact Godz ov War have made a very good work and we are really satisfied with them. The labels we have worked together with in the past were smaller and they hadn’t the same range of GOW; so everything is fine with them.
11.On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black, death and thrash metal?
11.- The álbum has had a very good response so far, perhaps more that I originally expected.
Personally, the highest peak was when Gene Palubicki wrote us saying that he had listened to the album already and he thought it was really good. That’s enough to me. I mean, if the guitarist whom you are inspired by to play Metal tells you that you’ve made a good work, is something very powerful.
12.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?
12.- I’ve decided to leave aside all bands I was playing in only to focus in Putrid. The rest of the band members also have projects, but we’re more focused in Putrid now.
13.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
13.- I think that we’ll record two or three additional albums. After that, the band is dead. I don’t think it’s necessary to keep pushing a band only to feel the need to keep it active. When the time comes, it will die. Our nearest goal right now is doing something in Europe, I mean playing there and touring. I don’t think it will be easy, but I would be something important.
Musically, I don’t have the need to change style. I think that we can make more brutal stuff, but without betraying our roots.
14.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?
14.- Nowadays I’m listening pretty much the new Immortal stuff. Goatblood, Goatsmegma, the new stuff from Impiety is great and I’m enjoying pretty much the new album of Perdition Temple.
15.How would you describe your views on Satanism and Occultism?
15.- I don’t believe in dogmas. I believe in the Destruction of ideas and Chaos. I’ve never considered myself as a projection of an idea developed by someone else. That’s my vision and that’s what I’m always going to preach.
Now, the Satanism managed by some bands only is useful to do medieval drawings with symbols they can’t even comprehend themselves. If they hadn’t knew Black metal in the first place, then the sorcerers syndicate wouldn’t have too many affiliates.
16.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
16.- Chaos. War. Death