Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
The band started in 2008 originally just to do some covers for fun, eventually we started writing originals, and it just went from there for a long time we were just a 2 piece, drummer F. and Guitar/Vox E., we even played some shows as a two piece because we couldn’t find a bass player to fit the part, eventually our friend J. joined on bass, and we’ve had this original line up ever since.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
We describe our style as simply metal, we have a strong old school sound and this is no coincidence and we are damn proud of it. but since there seems to be an intense need for sub genre labelling we usually call ourselves black/thrash, we have influences from all corners of metal bands like Accept, Lord Belial, Judas Priest, Death, Morbid Angel, Sarcofago, Besatt, Destroyer 666, Megadeth, Rainbow, Dio, Scorpions, the list is fairly long, but we draw something from everything to try and create something unique.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
We’re in it for the music not to make money, not to have some bullshit image, we don’t follow crappy trends, we’re not trying to please the masses or seek recognition for ourselves as individuals, we’re all about the music and the band , trying to create something bigger and larger then ourselves so that others can enjoy it and experience it along with us, and hopefully it brings them some of the pleasure music has brought all of us over the years.
We put a lot of effort into writing, recording and producing our releases always striving for the best each time, we are small band so all the money received from anything we sell goes directly to making the next album, stickers, promos etc. so you would really be supporting the band.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We have released three albums, "Illusions in the mist” 2010, "Shadows of the Past” 2011 and most recently "Equilibrium” 2012 released on POISON MIST PROPAGANDA which is a split album with a band called FERAL from Canada. Shadows definitely got more attention than illusions and reaction has been very polar with people either loving exactly what we play and what we stand for because they understand our influences and what we are trying to create or it has been extremely negative because some people simply don’t understand it, it doesn’t fit into their ideal expectation of what metal should be and what they have been used to hearing. Our latest release has not received too much feedback since it is fairly fresh but we hope it will be positive.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We play live, it’s a great experience, we play shows every few months, slowing down sometimes when our personal lives get busy but usually there is always a show on the horizon.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Pretty much what I mentioned earlier and we are easily accessible people and try to be as responsible as possible so working with us is fairly easy, we don’t have ego issues and will always try and help anyone interested in promoting or helping us in anyway.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
For now we are focused on promoting and getting the new split album "Equilibrium” out there and just in general promoting our band and music, we already have material written for the next album and then some, at some point we will record it and release it as well.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find our music on youtube by simply searching our band name, not all our material is posted but you can get a pretty good idea of our sound, you can also download a few of our albums for free either off our official site or there are quite a few blogs who have helped us spread it.
To purchase there are fairly simple instructions on our official site http://desekratewhore.blogspot.ca/ , you can also purchase our material from our current label POISON MIST PROPAGANDA at their official site http://www.poisonmist666.blogspot.ca/ , you can message us on facebook or our official email, which is posted on the facebook or site if you have any questions or need further instructions or help in purchasing our material.