Who are you and what do you do in your band?
My name is Tobi and I play bass in the band.
When/where was your band formed?
Sewercide started as very loose idea with my high school friend in late 2010 in Melbourne but didn’t get properly off the ground until mid 2011 when we recruited a full lineup.
Why did you choose to play Death Metal?
We started with a more distinct thrash element in the begging but since then through various member changes and developing more musical maturity we started leaning much more towards the death metal side of things which is where I think the EP is at and the new stuff will be too.
How do you compose your music? Does only one guy do everything or does everyone contribute?
Usually we compose everything in the rehearsal room, someone might already have some ideas that he brings from home and then everyone messes around with them and we put together a song that way, it helps that our singer is also a ripper guitarist aswell!
Tell us about your lyrics, writing, inspiration etc.
Writing and influences wise I think that everyone brings their own range of influences to the table we are all avid listeners of grind, hardcore, punk, crust, and just about anything else…in regards to the lyrics side of things they have matured in concept since the demo with a heavier focus on more current and ”real” issues in the world at the moment, with the themes that we covered on the EP including: the unjust incarceration of refugees that our corrupt government propagates, horrifying slavelike working conditions of third world sweatshops, mental health and the pollution of the earth through human stupidity.
Is there an ideology behind your band?
I don’t think there is an particular ideology that we are pushing within our music but I guess if you boil it down it would be, to borrow a line from the immortal bill and ted movies, ”be excellent to each other”. We are here as a band to push our selves musically and tour as much as we can and make as many friends around the world as we can and hopefully do this for the rest of our lives we don’t have time for and are not interested in making any one feel excluded or discriminated against… Fuck racism, fuck homo/trans/whatever else phobia, fuck sexism and any other small minded judgmental bigotry just bang your head and crank some death metal!
How do you see the state of Death Metal music these days in your country and in general?
Death metal here and around the world is currently alive and well with so many great bands releasing killer material. From our country we have Black Jesus, contaminated, faceless burial, destruktor, dungeons of blood, altars, maniaxe, tombsealer and probably more that I am forgetting. Around the world there have been killer releases dropping every month pretty much with gorelust’s new record being a total ripper, bands like sabbatory, Rude, cemetery filth, mangled, coffin dust , sepolcro, presumed dead, pure, anatomia, undergang, wormridden and considered dead recording and releasing new stuff soon I think death metal is in safe hands.
What are your long term plans as a band? What do you want to achieve?
We look up to bands like cannibal corpse and the black dahlia murder who’s documentaries are a huge inspiration to us in terms of how hard we want to work and where we want to go in terms of a professional touring band that are constantly pushing themselves to be better musicians better performers and always incredibly humble and down to earth. We don’t enjoy doing or are particularly good at much else so we just work hard to make our dream possible of doing exactly this for the rest of our lives.
Name an other Death Metal band from your country that everyone should hear.
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Thanks for interviewing us dude, we appreciate the support! All hail the underground!