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A few questions - interview with death/thrash metal band from Canada - CONCRETE FUNERAL.


A few questions - interview with death/thrash metal band from Canada - CONCRETE FUNERAL.

Recenze/review - CONCRETE FUNERAL - Ultimum Judicium (2019):

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

Absolutely. Concrete Funeral is Devin Schum (Guitars/ Vocals), Jesse Lindbeck (Lead Guitar), Paul Mercer (Bass) and Connor Erhart (Drums). The band began around 2013 but didn’t start playing shows until 2015. We are a Death/ Thrash band from Calgary, Alberta. Although Death/ Thrash is our genre we do incorporate a heavy dose of groove as well as other elements.


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

We actually bid on and won a recording package at Calgary Metalfest, the proceeds of which went to the Make a Wish foundation which was really cool. So we tracked the drums at a local studio called Ghost Iron with the help of James Stanley and Nate Renaud (Big Nate Productions). Nate engineered the record as well. The rest was tracked in Devin’s home studio and was also mixed and mastered by Devin Schum (Black Page Studios).

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

Ultimum Judicium is available anywhere that music can be bought digitally. We only pressed 200 copies, 100 of which were for promo purposes so really there are only 100 physical copies available to the public on CD. 

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

Devin writes the bulk of the lyrics although 2 songs on this album were written by other members, Toxic F%$k by our original drummer and Mattress Stains by Paul. The lyrics are then just worked over again by Devin to make it come together. The subject matter is not concentrated, it's about anything from corruption to evils of organized religion, questionable lovers to bees and wasps to the stains on your mattress. The lyrics can sometimes be very literal, tongue in cheek or just outright ridiculous. 


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?

We had our Logo done up by all4band.com. Our album artwork was done by Troy Worden at Vile Treats Artwork out of Perth, Australia. We don’t have a website because we’ve found social media and Bandcamp seem to have the bases covered so far. Of course! Social media is extremely important to bands trying to get their names out there, of course, it caused a lot of saturation but that’s part of the game!

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?

We are currently not signed to a label, we were able to fund the album ourselves and simply didn’t even shop it around to any labels at all. Signing anything would definitely have to make it worthwhile!

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

Exodus, Death, Carcass, Goatwhore, Arsis, Archspire, the list could go on for a long time hahaha. Inspiration comes from a lot of different places, it's easy to write a song when you’re pissed off about something, but aside from overwhelming human emotion…silly ass B style horror movies or embellished bits of imagination really. It's fun to let your mind get carried away with an idea and can make for some cool songs.


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

No, as mentioned we have not done that at all.

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?

Well, we haven’t been counting but between 2015 and now there have been a few haha. You know, once you get up and start playing it kinda doesn’t matter anymore as long as you can hear yourselves. They’re all fun as hell, of course, playing festivals is very exciting and just an all-out blast but club shows are great too. I think wed say our album release show was our favourite to date. The bands we lined up were all great and that crowd was just getting right into it, it felt great!


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

We want to push this album as far as we can within our means, but we are currently working on a followup and we’re planning on bringing it even heavier! The goal is to push our personal limits to constantly outdo ourselves and keep the heaviness ever flowing!

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

You can find us and hit us up on Facebook, Instagram, and Bandcamp. 


Thank you!

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