Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
GOLDEN RUSK is a death metal band from Sicily, Italy. I am Maher, the only official member of the group and the solely responsible for its direction. GOLDEN RUSK is the mirror of my personal life. Let me tell you this in your ear like a confidence: I work as a manager for a multinational company (I won’t tell you which one…) and I use to go in my office to do my stuff and work with the other colleagues daily; when I go out of my office, well, do you know Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde?! Right like that! I totally change myself but I am not walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, it’s definitely me! Half day a manager in the office, half day a crazy brutal death metalhead. The GOLDEN RUSK name, that is something to eat for breakfast, and the logo, a skull with a gas mask, is the evidence to prove exactly my personal contradiction like I do every day.
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
The GOLDEN RUSK belongs to the death metal area but we define it as “rough true-born Sicilian death metal”, definitely something to try just like a new experience.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
The idea was to give birth to a product with a sound research beyond the traditional commercial parameters, creating a rough true-born Sicilian death metal with a distinct personality of composition.
Besides, our producer Stefano Siracusano gave us maybe more we expected and the result is characterized by a powerful sound blended with technical accelerations and unexpected variations.
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
“What will become of us?” is release date is set on 1st of December 2016. So far the Italian public is the bigger receivers but we would like to go out of the border so, since it’s just released, I am looking forward more feedbacks.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Maher is the only official member of the group and is the only responsible for its direction. The live setting is a separated entity from what GOLDEN RUSK is in the studio, indeed Maher is usual to shape a specific line-up only for live concerts. So far, it’s a work in progress.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Saying “we are different” could too easy and too usual. Just read and listen what people say about us;
we are a death metal band with a distinct and respectful personality, our rough true-born Sicilian sound is something that have a great and immediate impact for the genre, just listen to it and everything will be clear.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
Promoting the album and let everyone hear our sound. In the near future is planned a presence in some metal compilations and tons and tons of appearance on magazines. Support the underground music just like you do for mainstream bands. Give a listen to GOLDEN RUSK album “What will become of us?” and if you like buy it from 1st of December 2016, you’ll find it in main digital platforms. You can also download it illegally, but you would be just a bunch of assholes who don’t give a fuck of efforts of others. Metal music is good and healthy, let’s try to side in the right part.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
Official website: https://goldenrusk.weebly.com
Lyric video: https://youtu.be/bYW-X4M8OXU