Who are you and what do you do in your band?
My name is Neal and I’m the bassist.
When was your band formed?
We first got together as a band in January of 2014.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
That was just the plan from the start. I have another death metal band (Manic Scum), and thought it’d be interesting to try another, simpler, approach with a different band.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
We’ve always been collaborative when it comes to the music, though it really just depends on the song. The only song that had been completely written musically beforehand was ”Gateway Among The Graves.” I had written it a few months prior to Cemetery Filth forming, and once it was brought to the band there were still slight structural changes made. What usually happens is we’ll have a couple riffs in mind for a new song, which we’ll then jam at practice and see if any new ideas develop. From there, we elaborate on it some more in our own time and bring those ideas to the next practice until it’s done.
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
Matt (ex-vocalist/guitarist) wrote all of the lyrics for the EP and the songs on our upcoming split. Lovecraft’s mythos was a big influence, lyrically, on most of those songs. You’ll likely see a different and varied approach for our new material, though.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
That’s something we’d like to leave to the imaginations of the listeners. Our goal is to write the best death metal we possibly can and to constantly improve.
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
I think death metal as a genre is going strong at the moment, in terms of the amount of fans. There could be more up-and-coming bands with distinct/memorable sounds, but of course there are a number of bands that do stand out. It could definitely be worse.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
We just plan to be as active as possible and see where it takes us. Being able to tour is a big priority for us, so you’ll hopefully see us on the road soon. Right now, we’re taking our time to ensure that the newest songs we’re writing are as good as they can be.
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
As far as up-and-coming bands, it’s hard to pick one in particular that stands above the rest. Bands like Ectovoid, Haunting, Trench Rot, Skeletal Remains, and Act of Impalement are some worth checking out, though.
Thanks for the interview. You’ll be seeing a lot more from us soon.