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A few questions - interview with death metal band from Italy - BECERUS.

A few questions - interview with death metal band from Italy - BECERUS.

Answered Giorgio, thank you!

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

Sure! Mario (Balatonizer) and me started Becerus in early 2020. We play mortal death metal with a strong ignorant feel. By the way, „Becerus“ is fake latin for „vulgar“. That’s pretty much it man!

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

Our first album „Homo Homini Brutus“ was recorded in two different settings, i.e. my own home studio in Veneto, northern Italy and Tone Deaf Studios in Palermo, Sicily, our hometown. Everything but the vocals was done in my studio, so I handled the mix myself. The record was then mastered by Carlo Altobelli at Toxic Basement Studio, Carate Brianza, Italy.


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

A run of 1000 CDs has been printed while tapes are much more limited, only 100 available. It’s also out there on each digital platform if you’re into cyber fruition.

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

Becerus have absolutely no lyrics! When we started the project, Mario was totally adamant about that one thing. Bear in mind he’s been singing without lyrics since the second half of the 90’s as his first band, Balatonizer, were pretty much on the same path and thus paved the way for this lyrics-less choice. The violently obese creature on the front cover of our album is called the Becer. He‘s a long haired, primordially cretin and brutal monster whose only aim is to smash stuff and grunt all day long. At this point you can see Mario’s growls and screams as the original anti-language of the Becer!


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?

Our friend Sandro Di Girolamo drew the logo while the artwork was made by talented USA artist Dahmer. Both artists have pretty killer portfolios so make sure you check them out on the net. My girlfriend Sara/Devilsindetails takes care of layouts, extra promo graphics and all have you. Speaking of social networks, I don’t like them at all but they’re necessary evil and they surely make and underground band’s life much easier on many different levels, be it record scheduling or even tour planning and promoting and such.

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?

Our label Everlasting Spew Records is simply the most dedicated and supporting platform you can ever wish to be on in Italy. It’s run by people who are driven by a very strong passion and are 100% committed to the cause of death metal. They believed in our idiotic music right from the start and took care of each and every production detail painstakingly. On a sidenote, another band of mine (Assumption, doom death metal) is on Everlasting Spew too, so we’ve known each other for years. We couldn’t be happier at this point really.


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

We listen to tons of varied music but Becerus for sure draws inspiration from Florida gods like Cannibal Corpse, Monstrosity, Brutality, Deicide and old USDM in general with people like Broken Hope, Baphomet, Morta Skuld and many many more.

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

We had a contact list when first trying to get a deal for the album but the very first one we wanted to get in touch with was Everlasting Spew in any case, and their response was very good right from the start. You know, we share a real passion for ignorance!

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?

We have never been able to play any gig as Becerus were born in the first year of the complete live music shutdown. We usually prefer old sweaty clubs where you can smell the piss, beer and shit of people raving together. I like open air concerts too but many situations would fit, even goat farms or rusty auto junkyards! We are most at home with surreal and grotesque situations.


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

Our only aim is to make more ignorant, brutal and crushing music and then unleash the rage of the Mighty Becer upon mankind, planning weird, insane artworks and thinking about the next idiotic brainwave. Brain? Which brain?

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

Fans and promoters can always get in touch via email, just drops us a line at becerusdeath@gmail.com. The Becer will be glad to reply by smashing the keyboard with his powerful primate hands!

Thanx for the interview.

Thanks a lot to you and to everyone patient enough to endure this flood of crap! GRUNT!!!


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