Thursday, February 5, 2015

Diesel King Interview

1.Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We’ve just released our first full length album ‘Concrete Burial’.

2.Recently you have released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording?

Its metal, and its aggressive as fuck! Theres definitely elements of sludge, death metal, hardcore and pretty much everything that influences us, stamped with our own mark to make it sound original. Its also heavy as a rhino giving birth to a planet!

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

Violence, destruction, the end of the world!

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Diesel King'?

Not much. Its 2 words put together that sounded cool.

5.What are some of the best shows that the band ha splayed over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

We’ve been lucky enough to play loads of good shows, highlights for us have been supporting some of our favourite bands such as eyehategod, entombed, and playing the mighty Bloodstock Open Air!

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

We have an album launch party this Saturday 7th Feb at the Black Heart Camden, Hammerfest next month, a small UK tour in June, some European dates in the framework for Sept, and a few other shows scattered about throughout the year

7.The new album was released on 'When Planes Collide', can you tell us a little bit more about this label?

Its a small label set up by Gareth Kelly of the band GURT, to help promote Sludge / Doom / Stoner bands and he’s doing a great job.

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

Its been great, we send out CD’s and merch to the USA, Australia and all over Europe so we’re making an impact and the feedback especially with this release has been overwhelming

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 off?

GURT, Trippy Wicked and Sedulus are all busy writing, recording and gigging.. we all keep pretty busy!

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

This album we’ve really found our sound, so we plan on more of the same, but of course we need to evolve and keep things interesting so who knows, ‘Concrete Burial’ has a lot more pace than our last releases, next time we might go slower, we might go faster, you’ll have to wait and see!

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 all like a lot of different stuff. Some of us are more into Death metal and others more the sludgier stuff, and we all love our old school metal , its a real melting pot of influences which is great to keep things sounding original

12.What are some of your non musical interests?

Tea and biscuits. Everyday. Its good for the soul!!

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

Cheers to anyone and everyone who listens to our band and buys our shit!

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