Sunday 13 May 2018

Interview: Vomitheist

Old-school death metallers from Switzerland, Vomitheist launched their debut EP "Graveyard Flesh Orgy" last month, and we sat down with the band to talk about it, their inspiration, and more.
Alright, first thing is first. Before we dive into all the music stuff, how's life?
Pretty good actually. We are getting a lot of positive feedback on the release of our first EP. We are still quite surprised about it because we didn’t expect this as Vomitheist is very new to the scene. So right know everything works well and is a huge boost for what’s coming up next.
Speaking of new music, you have an EP. What can people expect from “Graveyard Flesh Orgy”?
Graveyard Flesh Orgy takes you back to the “good old days” when guitars sounded like chainsaws and vocal cords were violated with ugly lyrics. Our sound has its roots in the old Stockholm Death Metal but comes in its own variation supported by the crushing sound of the HM-2 distortion pedal. So, if you are a fan of bands like Dismember, Entombed or Autopsy you might find a few tracks on our EP that will make you rage trough your living room. 
What was it like working on the EP?
We had a lot of time since we didn’t have any deadlines which made it quite comfortable. We recorded the music within two days and the lyrics were added a few months later because there was an issue with the first recording. After the entire process was done we organized the cover artwork (which came out killer) and the layout of the cd. As soon as we had everything together the ep was released via Bandcamp and on cd (only available at concerts right now).
Are there any touring plans in support to “Graveyard Flesh Orgy”?
Not yet, but we are working on it. Our full-time jobs prohibit a “real tour” right now but we try to play as many shows as possible on weekends. 

While we are on the subject of touring, what countries would you love to tour?
To be honest we didn’t really think about that until now. Generally, there are a lot of interesting countries for us because every country has its unique audience and would be exciting to discover. But it would be great if we could perform our music in Sweden one day where our main influences originate from.
Who and what inspires you the most?
In general, our main inspiration are musicians who are passionate about what they do, and which are able to transport this to an audience. Talking about bands there are all the Swedish legends like Dismember, Entombed, Grave etc. but we’re also influenced by Autopsy, Obituary, Morgoth from Germany and punk/crust bands like Discharge and Disfear. 
What other genres of music do you listen to? Have any of the other genres you listen to had any impact on your playing?
It depends on the member of the band. Besides all kinds of metal our bass player listens to a lot of blues music, our guitar player is a huge fan of 70s rock and our drummer isn’t really tied to another specific genre. He just listens to what sounds good to him. 
Even though we listen to other genres our playing was mainly influenced by the music we all love: Death Metal.
I really appreciate you giving us your time today. Is there anything else you would like to tell us and the fans before we wrap things up?

First of all, thanks for the interview a huge thank you to those who already support us. We really appreciate that. To those who just discovered us: If you like old school Death Metal, check out our Bandcamp page. You can download our EP for free or even spend a small amount of money on it. Thanks, and keep supporting Death Metal!
"Graveyard Flesh Orgy" is out now; order it from Bandcamp. Follow Vomitheist on Facebook.

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