In a world were there are so many bands to keep track of I want to bring my two cents in presenting you to this interview with ROTTING GRAVE – Old School Death Metal from México (feat. members from MORBID MESSIAH, NECROCCULTUS). Anders Ekdahl ©2019
Let’s start with your latest recording. When you look back at it now what kind of feelings do you have for it?
-Well, i feel that all our effort has been worth it. You know, we are making what we love, and also we are great friends, I think this is an important element to make a band works.
I am fascinated by band names. What was it that made you settle on the one you have and what does it mean to you?
-Rotting Grave is a direct name because I think you know exactly what kind of death metal you will hear, nothing but putrid and sick death metal.
What does it mean to you that there are people out there that actually appreciate and look forward to what you are doing?
-It means a lot for all of us. We want to spread all the sickness and putrefaction through our music that we can.
How important is image to the band? What impression do you want the fans to get of the band?
-We do not want to project a false image as many bands do, too much makeup, hypocrisy, and a false passion for what they try to do. We want to do what we like only.
I am a huge fan of LP art work. How important is it to have the right art work for your album?
-This is an important album part for sure. If you don´t know a band, and you are looking around searching some stuff or simply you are watching some stuff photos at web stores, this is the part whose will catch your attention, you can know what kind of music you will find in it very often. Each part of an album is important.
We live in a superficial world today where you don’t exist if you are not on Youtube and Facebook. Has social media been only beneficial in socializing with the fans or is there a down side to it too?
-It has good things and bad ones, like everything. For us, the social media has been a good tool to get some contacts around the world, to talk with some people whose bought our stuff, or simply people whose want to talk with us or things like that.
When you play in a band does it feel like you are a part of a massive community? That you belong to something that gives meaning to your life?
Music is one of most important parts of my life. When we make our music we are not thinking in about nothing but feel us satisfied with what we do. Where we live, most of people doesn’t know or doesn’t understand what music is, so, personally, I only feel a huge satisfaction and not a part of a “scene”.
When you are in the middle of it do you notice what state our beloved music scene is in? Is the scene healthy or does it suffer from some ailment?
Making music for fashion is the most important problem, false people making music without feeling and with pretentious intentions, people whose only make their shit music for partying…
How much of a touring band are you guys? How hard is it to get gigs outside of your borders?>
We are not touring yet, Rotting Grave was formed a year ago and we didn´t play at live shows till we release our first album on april.
what will the future bring?
-We will release a split with Ruin at the latest days of this year or the first days of 2020, and some shows in the coming months.