Who are you and what do you do in your band?
Hey! This is Charlie, and I’m the vocalist/guitarist for Deformatory.
When/where was your band formed?
Deformatory officially formed in 2010. We’re from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
All members – past and present – are passionate about extreme metal. For us, there was no other choice. We love death metal way too much to be playing anything else.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
For our upcoming album Malediction, we composed the tracks in the rehearsal room as a group. We would start off with a riff, or an idea of how a riff should go. Then, we would build the song, riff by riff, as a group. Before we moved on to the next riff, we would all be in agreement with that part. It’s different than how we did things before, and it really allowed us to craft each song organically.
Afterwards, we would review each song, and decided which parts were lame and needed to be axed, or which transitions needed to be smoothed out. Some songs were written in an hour, and others over the course of a few rehearsals.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
For Malediction, we decided to come up with a story that revolves around a fictional evil entity, Saväel – the original source of pure darkness. The album explores his awakening, the destruction of the heavenly realms, and his reign over humanity. We wanted to creatively explore a twist on a common old-school theme. Inspiration came from the dark recesses of my own mind, a vast reserve of obscure horror flicks, and the horde of specters that haunt our rehearsal space.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
Death metal in Canada is pretty bitchin’, if you ask me. We have a pile of ridiculously talented, and creative bands that continue to push the boundaries in extreme music. We hope that it continues, and we hope to be able to contribute to it in our own way.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
Our plan is to continue writing, and releasing as much new music as possible. Hopefully, people dig what we’re doing, and allow us to keep doing so until we can’t anymore.
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
Man, there are too many killers bands in Canada to single out a single one. Here’s a very short list of bands that people ought to have on their CD rack:
Deamon, Fuck The Facts, Disciples of Power, Barra Xul, Neuraxis, Augury, First Fragment, The Unborn Dead, and our ladies in Fumigation.
Thanks for the interview, Stench From The Grave. It’s much appreciated.
Our new album Malediction will be released in the Fall of 2015.