Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Dissectrophy were formed early 2011, with all the members having experience playing in bands together. Russell is the best drummer I know and I couldn't imagine playing in a band with a different drummer. I had often struggled to find vocalists for previous bands so the idea of performing vocals and guitar was a natural progression, which helped define our sound and style. Tommy used to be a bassist that dabbled in guitar, so he moved to guitar and Rhys - who I met while studying music, took over bass duties to complete the line-up
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
I personally am really into the 90's Florida Death Metal scene, bands like Monstrosity, Obituary, Cynic, and Death of course. As a band we listen to Decapitated, The Black Dahlia, Necrophagist, Sikth - bands like that. Ones that keep it interesting. I think you can really hear the newer, more syncopated drum - led sound mixing with the more old-school Death Metal melodies in our music. . We love brutal music but it has quite a few progressive twists and turns that we like to hear as well.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
If you like something a bit different but not completely impenetrable then check us out. We look up to great musicians as well as great bands and I think that definitely helps. A lot of thought goes into the music we write. If you are a metalhead you will like it, I'm sure.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
We are recording our first EP and have two singles out at the moment "Entombed" and "Sands of Time". We shot a music video for Entombed which attracted plenty of attention locally. As well as the Slowly we Rot Fanzine compilation we have featured on UKEM Records "Disciples of Extremity 2" download compilation and have a full live video online as well.
How's your live activity so far?
Yeah, its going well, we definitely consider ourselves a live band. Our first gigs really put us out there locally, the city we live in has only a few metal venue's at the moment,. Its kind of laid asleep for a while, so as we try and build up a scene with other local bands, we are looking further afield as well. Hopefully hook up with a U.K and European tour. Can I just give a shout out to Nihlism Incarnate and Deathtrip, both good friends of our and really sick bands.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
I dunno, we are real proud of the music we write in Dissectrophy, and like I said, I think you can hear the thought that goes into our riffs and leads. Lyrically its not your usual lines of violent nightmares. I try and write about stuff you might actually think about - shock, paranoia, denial, that kind of thing. Real stuff.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Once we have our full E.P done, another music video hopefully.
Lots more gigs and merch as well. We'd love to film a really good sounding live DVD and maybe give it away with a shirt and the E.P. Watch this space!
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can download both our tracks out at the moment for free at our ReverbNation page, as well as a demo and a track from the live video. Be sure to check out our video for "Entombed" on youtube and follow us on Facebook.