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A few questions - interview with brutal death metal band from USA - CORDYCEPS.

Recenze/review - CORDYCEPS - Betrayal (2020):

A few questions - interview with brutal death metal band from USA - CORDYCEPS. 

Ave, can you introduce your band to our readers? – When was it founded and what style of music do you play , etc.? 

Cordyceps was refounded in 2018 we released our e.p june 27, 2017 

We play a mix of death metal black metal and anything that inspires us but it must be evil sounding and angry. and aggressive. 

Where and under what conditions were you recording the new album? Who was in charge of sound, production and mastering? 

Kirk Moll captured all audio guitars and drums, and Troy Mccosker Mixed and Mastered the record they are both absolute geniuses when it comes to getting what you are looking for in a record and just the art of it. 

As far as producing, I wrote and produced a majority of the music, Mike Kneely helped write a few riffs and jammed songs as I wrote drums to them and Robert Jarman recorded bass. I recorded verything else you hear on the album drums vocals and guitars.

How many copies were released and which medium was used for this new edition (CD, digital, vinyl, cassette)? 

Not sure how many copies are released hopefully a bunch of records are sold as we put our blood we sweat and tears into the record. Unique Leader will be releasing the record and we couldnt be more pleased to be on the label. 

Who is the author of the lyrics and how were they created and about what do the lyrics deal with? 

Rafael Gonzalez wrote all of the lyrics. 

The lyrics dealt with the struggles I had endured after the previous members left the band, I cannot go into great detail but a lot of lying and cruel things were said and done during my time with them, I almost lost everything as a result of taking on the album. 

There were times when I didnt know how I would afford to pay my Bill's as I had taken over some band related costs by myself and the record really is about the struggle and anger that this time had brought out of me and a reference to John Dee and his occult magick with a story on my take of his betrayal by the entities he was communicating with and also the hate that I felt towards the people that I felt really betrayed me.

Who created the logo of the band, and who took care of the graphics and the website? What about you and social networks? Do you consider these things important? 

Miguel Goregrinder revamped our logo and the artwork was done by Triple Seis Design an amazingly talented artist who has worked with some of the biggest bands in metal for a reason, they are extremely gifted with art and design and very easy to work with. 

I consider social media a way to talk with people and to listen to new music. I only consider social media important for communication purposesto and sharing music, I miss the days of Myspace looking up bands in random places and feel this was more suitable for most of us in the band. 

Which label did you choose for releasing your album and why this label? Are you satisfied by how your label represents you and takés care about you? 

I would say that there was only really one choice for us Unique Leader Records. 

Erik Lindmark had been in talks with us before black blood butchery and it felt natural to me when we began talking with him again. 

We are very satisfied with Unique Leader and Erik Lindmark and the label gave a new band a chance with the odds stacked against us. 

One day I was writing an email to Erik saying I had been kicked out of Cordyceps the next day I was writing an email telling him I was now aking over the band. 

He never lost faith in me he had a lot of courage to take us on and said just try to keep it around the same style, it was a huge gift because he was making a dream come true. 

Jamie Grahan, Matti Way and daniel defonse are also so amazing to work with, they are constantly going out of there way to help myself and the band and we are always in communication which is so important and I just want to thank them for the support, so yes the label is amazing and we are satisfied.

Which bands do you idolise and where do you get your inspiration? 

II think we really look up to Suffocation the amount of goof stuff they have put out is amazing, I also would have to say Deicide is one of the innovators of death metal and dont get as much credit as I think they should. 

as far as the record a lot of different bands inspired me, wormed, abominable putridity, cerebral incubation, deeds of flesh, dying fetus, morbid angel, anaal nakrath, and so many others. 

Did you send your record to some Labels - which are the labels? How was the response? 

The album was written after the signing with Unique Leader so we did not shop anywhere. 

How many gigs have you played? Which type of gigs do you prefer, whether it's (clubs or festivals) and which of your performances would you consider as the best? 

It would be hard to count how many but I can say the best moments always come from the crowds energy. 

You can play to a big room with a bunch of people but a small bar show could be better if the people are going crazy moshing and beating the crap out of eachother to your music, which ultimately we live for mosh pits. 

I would have to say our show in Pennsylvania that our friend Jake Munson Nelson of Post Mortal Possesiom booked on our tour with Abnormal Inhumane and Epichardectomy, the venue was small and crowded and people just lost their shit. 

What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the band? 

The plans are to get heavier. With the addition of Delorean Nero and Marcus Baker I feel this record will have some unique perspectives to add to my writing process which should breathe some new life into the music. 

The next album we want to add some more of the dark feelings through some black metal but ultimately we are looking to write a much more angry sounding record. 

Ultimately I would love to see our band with pyrotechnics and stage estetics as I feel like death metal misses out on opportunity to have a bit of a show, maybe it is considered that only black metal may do such things but I feel that with a less over the top approach death metal could also entertain in the same realm with some of the bigger bands like behemoth. 

How and where can your fans contact you? Can you provide some contact information? 

Our fans can contact us on Instagram or on facebook, we make a point to respond to anyone that writes us although it may take a day as we dont go on everyday. 

Thanx for the interview. 

Thank you for the time and support of the band without fans we would play to empty rooms so thank you.

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