I guess coming from the home of Country music can only make you want to create the most brutal music possible. That aside what’s the story of Gorgy?
Kelly- Gorgy started in 2008 with a few members of Scars of Suffering as a side project. The members at the time were Kelly “Taker” McCoy, Clint Glasscock III and Clay Helstsley. After Scars fell apart Kelly and Clint carried on with some new material and contacted long time acquaintance Bobby Snook and it snowballed from there. Now we have a secure line up of Kelly McCoy-Guitar, Clint Glasscock III-Drums, Jeremy Miller-Guitar, Bobby Snook-Vocals & Chris Haynes- Bass.
What benefits do you reap having been in the metal scene for a long time?
Kelly- Having been in the scene since the mid 90’s myself as a player I can say it gives me a wide array of influence and time to find my own sound that pleases me first. As well as having had my name out there with past projects it has drawn attention to what we are doing now.
With “Birth of Damnation” out what will you be concentrating on now?
Jeremy- Promotion of the album along with a series of festival tour dates which we’re wrapping up now. We’re well into writing our next album and hope to start pre production toward the end of this year.
I like the cover to you album. It’s like being transported back to the Ed Repka covers of the 80s. How important is a strong graphic depiction to you as a band?
Kelly- You know, I can remember growing up going to the record store and looking at the album covers and logos. That’s what drove me to buy some of the albums. It’s also how we can separate our musical styling from the mainstream and mundane to where you can truly embrace the look and sound of the BRUTALITY.
The label that’s releasing the album is new to me. Does it matter the way it did in the 80s/90s what kind of label it is that releases your album?
Clint- Well with the technology available today, it’s just as easy to produce and release your own album as it is to go through a media such as a label but it’s hard to gain access to the connections that labels provide. Labels definitely help for promotion and distribution purposes. I was also unfamiliar with HPGD productions when they first showed interest in us and looking at the roster of bands and other labels that they are associated with I was more than happy to be a part of their roster. So far, HPGD has treated us very well and I’m anxious to see how far they can help us in getting our music available to the metal public.
Kelly- I guess that’s bout covers that.
Jeremy- Yep what he said.
The more digital releases I get sent the more I come to loathe the whole digital revolution. I want my music on discs, preferably vinyl but CD is acceptable too. What do you think of this whole change in consumerism when it comes to physical VS digital releases?
Kelly- Being that I was an engineer myself I just have to say that though digital does occasionally cut the warmness of the old school analog sound it has made leaps and bounds in what we can do editing and time wise. Not to mention with the advances in technology the quality of the sound is emulating more of the old school on an advancing basis. It has allowed bands that don’t have huge budgets to produce a quality recording with greater ease. As well of ease of access media like I-tunes, Zune & amazon to name a few make our tunes available worldwide on a much more readily available basis.
Being older than time itself I remember when people interacted in person and not through social medias. When did everybody’s dos and don’ts become that important that you had to share them with everybody and his mother?
Jeremy- Being a part of a social media is an integral part of promotion. Cost and time are growing increasingly harder to deal with in today’s modern society. Having said that, I don’t believe it should be used to make up for lack of social aptitude. Anybody that’s been anyone in the underground scene knows how valuable it is to interact with fans and potential business opportunities on an in person basis.
Having said that the social medias do help in spreading the word. It’s just that with it comes the notion that everything is free. How do you get people to understand that it cost money to get stuff and that free stuff doesn’t exist?
Kelly- It’s a constant snowballing of gimme, gimme, gimme. It’s hard as a musician to convey to the listener how much work has actually gone into the making of our music. Hours in the studio (not free) time on the road (not free) merchandise (not free) time away from our families (infuckingvaluable). These are things we do and sacrifice for the love of metal. Shit, we’re lucky to see a free fucking hot dog from most promoters. (thanks gutfest)
Being from Kentucky, do you ever tire of hearing that you should play C&W instead of brutal metal?
Jeremy- Have you seen Kelly? No offense to country music or its fans but it’s not what comes natural to us.
Kelly- I’ve often pondered what makes people play the music that they play. How does Hank Williams wake up and think about droppin’ tears in his beer while I sit here thinking about raping Christ and disgorging children.
What measures will you take to spread the word of Gorgy to the World?
Clint, Kelly, Jeremy- By any means necessary.
Kelly- Also anyone associated with Wacken Open Air contact us. We want our music spread to the widest audiences possible at one time. Several of us do have children, myself being a single dad and my kid lives we me full time. So when we do play constant touring is rough for us but impacting the most fans at once is our goal.
Clint- We will utilize every tool, every outlet and every medium to expose our music to all. Our music is who we are, we live it, we breathe it and it’s our one chance, to leave an everlasting legacy. GORGY IS METAL, plain and simple.