Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Si and Miika had an idea of starting some demented band based on a few riffs either pulled from Discharge or Sarcofago. This was quite some time back, perhaps 2010. After a few years, they took a turn down the wrong path and found a punk drummer. Following that, some “well refreshed” encounters took place, we pulled off a few killer tracks and then the song writing began to flow naturally. Then… things get hazy. A lot of booze. A LOT of hang overs trying to record our shit. And then accumulating it like a pile of dirty laundry. We decided to air it out. Which involved getting used to recording hungover as hell, writing tunes pissed as farts. And playing the odd gig, some of them pretty memorable, for all sorts of reasons, some of which we won't delve into.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Disfago is fast, pissed up, rattling rock ‘n’ roll. Influences are somewhat difficult to place.
We all love rock'n roll, but many other broad types of music, and we let it all “influence us” as it were. We all have our own different tastes in music, and we push ideas to each other from our individual influences, from Bad Brains, Napalm Death, Howlin' Wolf, Sarcofago, King Diamond, AC/DC, Motorhead, even shit like all the early Peaceville stuff, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Hendrix (we wish!), Black Flag, early British oi stuff as well. And that's a fraction of it. But none of us collectively like those bands, they're all individual influences. Sometimes we try a band's sound through our prism, but only for one riff or bridge or something. We make a point of not choosing influences based broadly on specific sounds and groups. Which makes our name kind of dumb if you're expecting us to sound like either Discharge or Sarcofago.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
The term metalhead really means scene kid, and we are not here for any scenes. Metal is angry music. We play angry, arrogant music falling apart at the seams. We care less about scenes and at the end all of the day, it's all rock'n’roll and if you wanna be a rocker, you need to be free and not have your hands tied by anyone else, especially not some stupid “scene”. If you're a free individual with your own imagination, and you happen to like very violent music, Disfago is probably for you.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We put out a demo in 2011, I believe, we never bothered getting it reviewed, but it's eventually going to come out on tape, along with other tasty ditties, posthumously baby.
The more we played live, the more people we met on the same wavelength, though most weren't and as a result, hated us. What mattered was that we made quite a few friends with some cool cats, some of them who played in bands and who saw things in the same way. So we got the courage to push for a proper release.
We've had great live reviews, from people whose minds are broader than getting the next monochromatic release by some obscure bedroom dweller. We also have had the piss taken out of us or been compared to Venom (is that meant to be a bad thing? How can it be a bad thing?), or been stared at by really confused young men with very pasty faces and patchy jackets. We were tickled pink when that weirdo from Nuclear War now called us the lowest point in the history of extreme metal, haha! All this made us WANT to have a release, which was taken care of by this Daniel Dickson fellow and his label Witch Ghetto Productions.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
We played a number of gigs when we had to, and when it was convenient. Or for friends who'd ask us. We have been hilariously badly received at times, but you always meet the people who get it. And we've had our best gigs at nights where you have punk, metal, whatever bands, all fast and furious and unique playing 5-10 minute sets without change over times, three times over each. Utter insanity. Playing with Sonne Adam was a really good experience too, for some strange reason it went down well. That number on the support slot for Aura Noir was killer, those who got it got and those who didn't went out for a beer and a moan. Playing the Dev with Donne the philosophy was predictably hilarious. Gigs in Camden, Lemington Spa, South London… Nowhere exotic, but we played to and met some pretty tight people.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
They should be interested in us because we do not give a flying toss about any box, pigeon hole whatever. Our only ambition, musically is to tear off people's faces and really give you the impression that the world is going to fall apart, you're going to shit your pants and you still need to get to the offie on time to get the last beers. No one else does that. Also, we openly mock and deride our po-faced peers, we are arrogant as fuck musically and we are not afraid to hide it. Also, we like to laugh and if you don't laugh with us, we laugh at you. And more and more people are going to start laughing with us.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Not kill each other, record less hung-over, do more work in the community garden on my part. Dunno about the others. We obviously want to spread out music and keep this thing going. We are currently recording an album so weird, crazy and hysterical, we can't wait to see everyone's faces when we put it out. We hope people like radio plays combined with very, very violent metallic riffing.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can buy our stuff off of Dicko via https://www.facebook.com/witchghettoproductions (the official website http://witchghetto.com is currently under construction). Please do buy it, he needs the money right now. So do we. We spent ages making this damn thing.