CARNAL DECAY

It is not too hard to imagine the rather neutral Swiss can turn out some death metal but then you get to hear CARNAL DECAY and you wonder what the hell happened. Anders Ekdahl ©2016

You have one of these names that does not really tell what kind of metal you play. How hard was it to come up with the name?
-I don’t think the name has to tell what sub genre a band is into. if its metal i think that’s already said enough. The rest is telling you the logo style and of course the music.

Could you give us a short introduction to the band?
-We’re a 4 piece brutal death metal band with some hardcore influence. We’re from Switzerland and Germany.

What would you say have been the single greatest influence on your sound?
-Dying Fetus.

What is the scene like in your area? Do you feel that you are a part of a scene?
-The death metal scene in Switzerland (where I’m from) is small (like Switzerland…) but constant. A lot of different bands, from very talented ultra tech death to party grind core. The people who show up on shows are really supporting the scene and the’re willing to travel to shows in other countries or even overseas, for example Las Vegas Death Fest.
Considering the facts that our singer Michael is a sound engineer doing a lot of metalshows and festivals, our bass player Nasar is running his own underground label and our drummer Markus and me (guitar) are enjoying a lot of shows as visitor I would say yes, we are part of the scene in our area.

Something I have often wondered about is if you feel that you are part of something bigger and greater when you play in a band, that you are part of a movement sort of?
-Do you mean like Kanye West?!? Haha no, not at all… We’re just 4 people who like to do what they do, who like to travel around, meet other people and have fun.

When you play the sort of music you play I guess you cannot have birds and bees on the cover of your album? What is a great album cover to you?
-Of course you can have birds and bees as long as they are lacerated…
A great album cover for me is not too clear, not too simple, it totally suits to the music and it is completing the atmosphere you wanna create with the record. And maybe that means it has to be very clear and simple…

What is your opinion on digital verses physical? Is digital killing music?
-If i like a band, their album and if the artwork is like i said before I really like to have the record physical. If there are some separate songs i like to download them. I think digital is a great chance for unknown bands or artist with a small budget to spread their music.
If you’re a superstar sitting on thousands of physical leftovers you can still launch you’re own perfume…

What kind live scene is there for bands like yours?
-I think the live scene is not just “there”… As a band you have to create your own live scene with every single show again and again.

When you play live is it a happening or do you see it more as a party?
-It’s just perfect when it’s both at the same time!

What would you like to see the future bring?
-Putting out our upcoming album asap, playing cool shows and festivals and of course world peace.

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