STENCH OF PROFIT

Grindcore is a sadly overlooked genre in my collection but I try to rectify that as often as I can. This time I try do so by adding STENCH OF PROFIT to the collection. Anders Ekdahl ©2017

How hard was it to come up with a band name and how does the name fit the music?
-Usually find a name for your group it’s never easy, luckily for us this doesn’t required too much time, it was like a “love at first sight”. The name of the group was taken clearly from the title of a Brutal Truth’s song, one of our favorite groups, and marries well with the concept of the group, with aversion that we have for the system and its profit.

As I am new to your band perhaps a short introduction might be in order?
-The group was born from Lory (also in Psychotomy) and Maury (also in Pit of Toxic Slime) a little for game, a little to combine our passion for grind and our two voices. We wrote the first pieces with the drum machine and printed a mini that Giovanni (also in Corporal Raid and Mindful of Pripyat) loved immediately and then he becomes our drummer. With him we have recordered the tracks that you can ind in split with Mindful of Pripyat.

As I am no musician I have no idea how it works, but how do you make your own music based on what influences you? What parts do you pick?
-The songs born from guitar riff, together we build the structures and then all the parts comes to Giovanni that writes the drum. Regarding the musical influences, these are directly from what we listen to.

When you are in a band does it feel lkke you are a part of a worldwide movement?
-It depends, we think that is enough subjective. Even if due to all subgenres that were formed in recent years, a group is more “pigeonholed” towards a more precise subgenre. In any case i think the main feeling shared by all is that we belongs to one common underground movement.

How important is it that you look the part in promo shots and stuff? How important is the graphic side of the band?
-Recently we notice that is given too much importance to the image that a group create and often this image play an important role in the promotion of the band. Accordingly, even the graphics part has his weight because it’s part of image of the band and also because we often relies on fame and reputation of an artist. We think otherwise that behind the image must be good music or the promotion reached tend to vanish.

What would you say influences your lyrics? How important are they?
-Ahah, we do not have texts! Just shouts and insults. Our grind is direct and instinctive. We want to be absolutely spontaneous, we decide and think a concept for which to express our anger and we start the outburst.

Is the album as relevant today as it was in the 70s and 80s? Is digital killing the album?
-The digital has certainly taken off the market of the cd and vinyl, but in the metal underground notice that often there is attitude to collecting cds, especially from the veterans. The “problem” is rather the new generations that in most cases prefer to listen to music through youtube instead to buy an album.

Where will the future of format end – digital verses physical verses whatever?
-We hope that the physical size resist, bacause without leaf the pages of the book, watch the graphics, feel the album in your hands, what taste will be?

How much of a touring entity are you guys? What is a live experiencevwith you like?
-Live shows as stench of profit we have never made. Everyone has made live with other projects (Psychotomy, Pit of Toxic Slime, Riexhumation, Corporal Raid, Wargore, Insane Assholes and more.. ), but there should be scheduled something for the release of split ..

What lies in the future?
-Surely record a full, we are already writing new songs, and then why not, do other split with other groups!

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