INDIGNITY

Polish death meta bulldozer INDIGNITY blew my socks off. Cool, brutal death metal in a very American tradition. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

What fascinates me is how you can still come up with new combinations of chords to make new songs and sounds that have not been heard before. What is it that fascinates you into coming up with new songs and albums?
-Hi! First of all, we create music in such way, that we like it, and after combining all the instruments together it comes up, if it’s good enough to play the song or not. Inspiration comes from everywhere, we like to spend some time with compositions, and it’s good to record all the ideas

How is this new recording different from the previous? How do you take your sound one step further?
-Before releasing Realm of Dissociation, we have recorded a three-track demo Decrepitude. The tracks from the demo have been recorded once more, and appear on the LP, with some changes, mainly in vocal parts. Our way to push Indignity music a step further is to practice hard, and listen to a lot of music, also non metal

When you write songs about the topics you do what kind of reactions do you get? How important is it to have a message in your lyrics? What kind of topics do each song deal with? Is there a red thread to the songs?
-It’s hard to tell the reaction about the lyrics, becouse of the way they are sung. What matters most, is the way the vocals sound, than the the lyrics are understandable. The lyrical themes are quite obvious- humanity issues, but most of all, they need to make a horror, dark, and morbid atmosphere. Every track deals a different issue. We think there is no topic to deal with, the more brutal, and gruesome the better. You to shock people, to have their attention

Whenever I think of you I cannot help wandering off to different bands. What bands/sounds do you indentify with?
-We try to listen a lot of music, non metal also, and our sound is a mix of everything we experience- a bit of Pantera, Decapitated, Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus or Necrophagist

How did you go about choosing art work for this new album? What was important to have in it?
-90% of work was done by Pachu Design. We gave him a free hand with the artwork, and after sending us some ideas, we choose the best, and declined what we didn’t like hehe

Something that scares me a bit is this I hear from more and more bands that they aren’t that bothered with art work anymore because people today download rather than buy physical. To me the whole point is to have art work that matches the music. I don’t know how many times I’ve been disappointed by weak art work to an otherwise cool album. What’s your opinion on this subject?
-The artwork is very important, that’s why we left that matter to a pro. In the past one would buy an album mainly because of covers, and artwork, there was no internet. nowdays it all changed, theres a lot of music on the web, and people often don’t the song titles, and the artwork from an album they are listening to

How do you come up with song titles? What do they have to have to fit the songs?
-We come up with title tracks by medical terms, or relating to the lyrics. Often they are just simple metaphors.

I use Spotify and Deezer but only as compliment to buying CDS (it’s easier to just have your phone or pad when you’re out) but I fear that soon music as we know it will be dead and buried. What are your worries as a band?
-Let’s hope old-school music listening last for ever. As for the digital thing, it is good, as far as the band doesn’t get ripped of. We try to follow current trends in this matter, you can get Realm of Dissociation digitally via Amazon and iTunes.
You can order physical copies here-
https://indignity-official.bandcamp.com ,
http://indignityofficial.8merch.com/services/store
http://indignity.bigcartel.com
And directly from us:
https://www.facebook.com/indignityofficial/

How much of a live band are you? How important is playing live?
– We try to play live as much as we can. During live performances everything is important, the looks, and moves also. The better fun we have, the better party is in the pit. There are a lot of things that impact our performance- often we travel big distances to the gig venue, cramped in a car full of equipment, and lack of backstage, or a resting area can be quite problematic. Also the equipment we share on stage sometimes can cause problems, and acoustician, and sound equipment is a key thing also.

What lies in the future?
Nobody knows that. Let us hope only good things!

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