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A few questions - interview with death metal band from USA - PROFANE DESECRATION.


A few questions - interview with death band from USA - PROFANE DESECRATION.

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

- K – Greetings. We play death/black metal. The roots of Profane Desecration go back to 2009 when I met M through another individual he was jamming with who responded to an ad I had posted for a few months. I met B. a short time later and invited him to join us. A few years of casual jamming, frustration and stagnation with other individuals went by before we decided to get serious. The core of the band has been constant since summer of 2012. We played under a different moniker with another person on vocals between 2016-2020 before deciding the three of us should remain the only members with B. handling vocals and bass. This proved to be the best decision for us. We have made more progress in one year as PD than all the other years combined.

- B -Hello, as K said, the three of us have been the core for a better part of a decade. We went through some trouble with other members during that time which lead to some wasted years, however we grew closer than ever as a core through it all, like soldiers of a unit in musical wartime. Our album and body of music we have today is a culmination of that journey.

- M- Hi, as K and B stated, it’s been through trial and error through pretty much a decade, that culminated into the death/black metal band of three that are with you today.


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

- K – “Abysmal Stillness” was recorded in early July 2021 in only a few short, stressful days, but despite that the album come out very well.

- B-The recording process was difficult and new to us. We had never worked in those conditions before, and multiple North American heatwaves didn't help, haha. The band was in charge of the overall outcome of the album.

- M- Exactly, hot weather, new environment, new things to learn about the studio, and very stressful, but the outcome was good.

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

- K – The album was initially released digitally by us on Bandcamp. Godz ov War Productions was interested and will be releasing the CD on September 24, 2021.

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

B - I am the one who wrote all the words for the album. Each song has a mood for me, and provides a mental image. I work from there with what sort of story I want to tell with the words. I have always looked up to bands such as Iron Maiden, who's lyrics create a story and a world of their own when you read into them in the liner notes. One of my favorite things when I get an album is to explore what the band is trying to convey.


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?

- K – B. did a stellar job creating our logo last year.

- B- I created the logo, with revision input from each member. Social media is good for informing those who are interested of upcoming events and releases. Other than that, social media is not a main focus for us.

- M- With a little input from K and I, B created a great logo. As with social media, I agree with B, that it is a great informational tool and not our main focus.

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?

- K – Godz ov War Productions contacted us shortly after we posted the album to Bandcamp. His enthusiasm and willingness won us over.

- Greg from Godz ov War Productions has been great to work with. We get along very well. He understands where we are at as a band, appreciates the music and has helped us put our album out the way we want to.

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

- K – We all share some obvious influences such as Morbid Angel and Immolation, but we also bring our own inspirations with us. I am quite obsessive with metal so I am personally inspired by a plethora of bands: Sadistic Intent, Master’s Hammer, Root, Deathspell Omega, Nocturnus, Exciter, Tank, Order From Chaos, Hellwitch, Sodom, Katharsis, Black Witchery, Séance, Bestial

Warlust, Archgoat, Mystifier, Mortem (Peru), Holy Terror, Infernal Majesty, Sabbat, Arckanum, Varathron, Sacrifice, early Voivod, Akercocke, Sadistik Exekution, etc. I could go on with all the old (sometimes newer) black, death, heavy, speed, and thrash bands I enjoy and get some influence from.

- B-This is a daunting question to answer! Our tastes as a band converge great, we all love Morbid Angel, Immolation, Deicide, Nile, Iron Maiden, and many others. We often get caught up talking about the music we love for hours when we practice! We are so lucky in that regard, that we have each other to explore music with. Personally, my journey began at about 11 years old when I started playing guitar and then bass. I was drawn to bands like King Crimson, Rush, and

Primus, with strong and strange bass components. From there, I dove deeper into the instrument, and discovered Steve Harris, who remains one of three key bassists who have inspired me. I got my Fender P bass when I was in my early teens, which I still play today, 20 years later, thanks to Steve Harris. As time went on, I discovered more and more music that encouraged me to advance myself deeper down the tunnel of extreme music, but always keep the inspiration of Steve Harris, Geddy Lee, Tony Levin, and Les Claypool with me at all times.

- M- We all love Morbid Angel, Immolation, Deicide, Nile, Iron Maiden, and many others, I have always tried to learn from many different genre’s to help myself develop as a drummer. I try to keep an open mind to take suggestions to listen to new or different approaches to metal. I have B to one side me discussing his inspirational bands and metal he is discovering , and I also have K who is quite obsessive with metal (can’t agree more), both to help me discover more in and out of musicianship box.


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

- K – We did not send material to any labels. We were fortunate Godz ov War came across us and liked our music enough to want to release it. So far, the response to the album has been overwhelmingly positive despite next to zero promotion from us. We appreciate all the kind words said so far.

- B. - As K said, we did not seek any labels out. We agreed to collaborate with Godz ov War Productions roughly 6 days after our album was put out for mass consumption. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, we've been in a state of disbelief over it for some time now.

- M- As B and K stated, we did not seek out labels and zero promotion, but were in disbelief of how much traction the album has gained with all the positive feedback. It is very much appreciated.

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?

- K – We played one semi-private gig in August that went great. It was one of our best and most fun performances we have had as musicians. We have not had the opportunity yet to take our music to a larger stage but just being on any stage playing death metal is an unbeatable feeling that only escalates when people cheer and enjoy the hard work you’ve put into your craft.

- B-We have played a small underground gig last month. None of us are new to performing live musically, even together. We have not played more than clubs but we would happily play to more people given the chance. Performing live is are mutually favorite aspect of our band. Nothing beats the connection, the energy and power of playing music live. It is an indescribable feeling, to connect to an audience musically from the stage.

- M-The small gig we did last month turned out great( one of our best to date). Looking forward to playing clubs again and not opposed to play for even bigger crowds.


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

- K – We are currently in the beginning stages of some new music. Pushing ourselves into deeper, darker, more twisted, violent material. Half of the songs on “Abysmal Stillness” were completed years ago with some riffs dating back to 2008, so we are eager to begin our next chapter. I would like us to continue writing music we enjoy and play more gigs. Hopefully some with significant distance from our homebase.

- B-As K said, “Abysmal Stillness” is full of material that we have had on the workbench for some time now, even going back years. We are ready to push things further now, and have begun construction new material, with the standard of energy, twistedness and depth pushed even further. We all hold ourselves to very high standards as musical craftsmen, which we believe is why “Abysmal Stillness” has been so well received. For us, it is a collection of the material we are most confident and happy with. Going forward, we are taking those measures and putting them forth to even better, deeper music. It will always have the same kinetic energy and vibe we have perfected on this album, but we want to go places we have never been before as we write.

- M-As both K and B stated, we want to push forward, digging deeper, to creating a new chapter, doing what we love to do, and play more gigs.

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

- K – Email: profanedesecrationma@gmail.com or through our Facebook.

Thanx for the interview.

- K – Thank you for the interview and opportunity for us to speak.

- B-Thank you for reaching out to us.

- M- Thank you again.


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