Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
FUMIGATION is a Death Metal band from Ottawa, ON, Canada. Started in early 2008, multiple lineup changes over the years of people in and out of other Ottawa bands, Chris (bass) and Matt (guitar) remain as the only original members.
Today's metal scene lacks bands with a constant theme, or at least an interesting one. Through this void enters Fumigation. The theme of insects, rodents and chemicals is entertaining, insightful, and humorous all at the same time. From phobias to infestations, harborages to feeding habits, Fumigation will dissect the situation and select the best method of control. This method usually comes in the form of groove laden death metal.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
The quick answer is Death Metal...that said aside from Death Metal we also draw from Doom, Sludge, and even Southern Rock. The vocals are pure Death Metal because the music is just too heavy to have anything else. If you enjoy headbanging through entire songs we definately have something in store for you!
The main influences for FUMIGATION would be CEPHALIC CARNAGE, CROWBAR and IMMOLATION, but as mentioned above we listen to everything from SHAPE OF DESPAIR (Funeral Doom) to WORMED (Brutal Death Metal).
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Its good shit man, good musicianship, good vox, good grooves. We have something for everyone be it fans of Brutal Death Metal or just kids that like to break thier fucking necks listening to a song.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
NOVEMBER 2009 PROMO (released Nov. 24th, 2009)
NOVEMBER 2009 PROMO DELUXE EDITION (released Jan. 11th, 2011)
VOICES FROM THE UNDERGROUND PRESENT:
CANADIAN METAL ASSAULT Vol. 1 (released Feb. 10th, 2011)
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Apparently we're a "must see" live band. Have opened for bands such as Neuraxis, Revocation, The Last Felony, Titan's Eve etc. We try to make the shows a little more interesting then most, and when your a band that is themed around small pests, its not too hard to come up with something fun.
What sould labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
FUMIGATION is a Pest Control themed Death Metal band. Insects, rodents, chemicals...basically the life of an Exterminator. It may not be an 100% original idea, but we know what we are talking about, we know what we are doing, and we do it well.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Play live, Promo, Record, Update Exterminator License, repeat.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Start off at the OFFICIAL FUMIGATION WEBSITE:
from there you can find links and info to everything Fume related!!!
MERCH - http://fumigation.bigcartel.com/
- we always have lots of stuff at shows, including special items not listed online!!!