Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Cave Bastard Interview

1.For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?

  The band was fully formed by August 2014 in San Diego, CA with a changing of drummers the following year. We're heavy and LOUD, the way it should be.

2.So far you have released an ep and been a part of a split, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings?

  The EP is actually an online demo that is of demo quality to get the point across. Our side of the split with BLK OPS was recorded by the mighty Billy Anderson, and he made it sound mighty indeed.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the

  Depression, societal violence, war, chaos, ignorance....most of our lyrics are written inspired by these topics from different views, but our writing won't exactly spell it out for you. You'll have to dig a little deeper and read between the lines.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Cave Bastard'?

  Originally, we just thought it was cool. After we chose the name, we realized we could create something from it. "Cave Bastard" is something of chaos incarnate; a twisted being deformed by all instances of malevolence, condemned to a life of suffering, and unleashing suffering upon a wretched humanity.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played so far and also how would you describe your stage performance?

  Our top 4 would be with Author & Punisher, Genocide Skin, Nukem, and Necrot. All the bands on those bills were great with a great crowd. We're really fucking loud, with our sound rumbling through your body like a jet engine, and that energy projected from us to get it back from the crowd.

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

  We're embarking on an 8-day tour the last week of August that we're calling the "Chargrilled and Killed Southwest Tour" being joined by our splitmates BLK OPS a few days in. The Southwest in August packs a lot of heat.

7.You have a split coming out with 'Accident Prone Records', are you happy with the support they have given you so far?

  We're stoked on them and they're stoked on us. Couldn't be happier with their support, and we're honored they want us to have a release with the Accident Prone stamp.

8.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of sludge, death metal and hardcore?

  So far the feedback has been great, with differing opinions of what they like most of the band, but all positive.

9.What is going on with some of the other bands or musical projects these days that some of the band members are a part of?

  Our drummer is going on a Southwest tour with his band, Age of Collapse in November to support their new album, "Transmissons."

10.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

  Ramping up the heaviness and speed while pushing ourselves musically.

11.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

  We're fans of death metal and thrash, with some of us fans of black metal, hardcore punk, grind, and crossover. The newest Immolation and Asphyx have been in constant rotation in the disc player in my car. Best death metal of the year.

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Comics, video games, movies, science, technology...too many to list!

13.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Buy the record and come to a show. Wear earplugs. On second thought, earplugs won't help.

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