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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Spain - CRUMMER.


A few questions - interview with death metal band from Spain - CRUMMER.

Answered by Gonzalo "Lalo" Glez, thank you!

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

Hello everyone, we are Crummer and we play death metal old school.

Originally the band started in 1991 with Abel (current vocalist) and his brother Miguel, they did some home demos around then.

Officially in April 2020, already having a lot of recorded music and drawings painted in this month, we took the name of his project from the 90s and decided to make an album. Currently Crummer is a duo between Abel and me.

Now, it might be a good idea to check where those old 90's cassettes and photos are.

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

The music for the album was recorded in April-May 2020, during home confinement. Abel and I live in different regions of the country so we couldn't meet physically until the summer, that's when we recorded the voices and the guests.

I did the production myself. I played and recorded the instruments. Also I mixed and mastered the album, once again in my house, as it usually happens with the other bands I belong.

I also do mixes and masters for other bands, especially now that it is very difficult to work as a live technician.

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

"Deathwards" was released on April 1 on digital and compact disc, 500 copies. We have also released a very limited merch, almost sold out now.

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

Most of the lyrics were written by Abel, concretely five of the seven lyrics of the album. I wrote the other two.

All of them deal with a complex concept treated in a simple way, death and loneliness. The lyrics describe different aspects, atmospheres and situations close to death, burials, desolation, isolation, sadness...

I think Crummer is an "old school" band more for the lyrics than for the music.

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?

Once again, Crummer is a "do it yourself" band. The logo, the cover and all the drawings were painted by Abel in a traditional way, not digital art.

Then, I do the digital layout with this art for the CD, merch, videos, website and ads/promotional images.

Personally, I don´t like too much the social networks but I know that are essential, very important nowadays.

You must be constantly working on your networks. If you post something important now, in two hours it will be forgotten. There is too much information in motion.

I think we live in crazy times, specially for someone like me who started out listening to cassettes in the 90s. Like the expression "before Christ and after Christ", now it could also be said "before Internet and after Internet". It´s a joke but invites reflection.

In Crummer both members we manage the band's social networks.

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?

The album was released by Pathologically Explicit Recordings. PER it´s a label dedicated to extreme metal since 2006, based in Spain.

I have known the owner personally for many years and I considered sending the album to him before to many other labels. He received it, listened to it, liked it and quickly decided to release it. All very fast and easy.

We are very happy and grateful to our record label. If you are a fan of extreme metal, visit Pathologically Explicit Recordings´s sites, he has a lot of stuff for sale.

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

We listen to tons of music, we have big record collections in our homes.

It would be a very long list of bands that inspire us, for that reason I will mention the bands with which I started listening to Death metal in the 90s and the ones I love specially: Cannibal Corpse, Sinister & Gorefest.

Listening to how Abel sings, it´s obvious that he loves bands like Benediction, Morgoth or Obituary, for example.

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

Some record companies were in contact with us, especially now looking for a cooperation to release the album in other formats. But at the moment nothing confirmed about it.

It seems that the album is liking in the underground scene, the response is very good.

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?

Unfortunately, we are a band formed in COVID times, we have never performed live.

But if the opportunity arises, we may play live in the future.

Both of us plays in other bands, Cathexia and Legacy Of Brutality, and we love the big festivals and small clubs, we enjoyed in the same way.

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

The most immediate plans are to promote the recently released album and maybe print more merch.

Then, keep writing new songs to record the next album.

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

The best way is to visit, there you will find links to merch & music stores, social networks, videos, mail and much more.

Thanx for the interview.

Thank you very much for this interview and for your time!

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