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interviews: Decrepit Birth

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Necromaniac:

Hi Matt Hi Bill! Welcome to the morbid pages of NECROMANIAC! Hope you find some minutes between riff practice and rehearseing to answer some stupid questions (which are in terrible english)? How is the weather in California?

Decrepit Birth:

the weather is winter now. sometimes sunny sometimes rainy. between 35'-75' farenhite, or how ever it's spelled.

Necromaniac:

Your first full length album "…and time bgins" is with no doubt  a new level in speed and tightness, also is it a real lesson for drumming. How long did you wrote on that album?

Decrepit Birth:

considering that we didn't have a drummer since we lost our original drummer in 1998. matt and i continued to write new music, while scrapping our old stuff as we progressed. REBIRTH OF CONCIOUSNESS is the oldest song on the cd, wrote in ''90, i think. as well as ...and time begins. we were going to make a drumm machine 4 song demo for only hopeful drummers not the public. matt wrote prelude to the apocolypse in maybe ''91 as a less complex song hoping to draw some desire in a drummer, knowing that to be able to play even this song they would have to be pretty fucking good, relentless kick drumms and blasts. all the drummers that heard it were intimmidated out of even trying saying it couldn't be done, even though deeds of flesh  was playing stuff from inbreeding the anthropropogy, gorgasm and disgorge (san diego) were also around then. do i need to mention suffocation in what ''90 or earlier. so when we mett derik and he became our bass player, we also talked to unique leader got a contact and wrote the rest of the cd in under a year.

Necromaniac:

Matt you and Derek played before in Deprecated. Derek helped out in Deeds of Flesh, Dying Fetus, Vital Remains… When did you started with Decrepit Birth and did you released a Demo or Promo CD first?

Decrepit Birth:

this is bill here, matt and i met in 94-95. found a drummer and wrote together 6 songs which we practiced for two years while we tried out bassists. the drummer was married, need i say more, good bye drummer. but we had a bass player. we traveled the state and fests trying to network in the scene and met derek when he was playing for deeds. matt went to work with them, helping to meet more potential drummers and we all became close friends. our only promo was the prelude to the apocolypse with kevin tally.

Necromaniac:

Bill didn´t  played in any bands before, but he looks like 65 ! (haha) He never played in a band before? How did you meet him?

Decrepit Birth:

seeing how i am becoming one of the most famous people in the world, i want to apologies to all my fans for looking like i'm 65. i am 38 and choose to live outside. i smoke alot of good pot. i surf often, being in the sun and water all day sometimes. so all these factors together make for me to look more weathered, but i am a man not a fucking little queer boy bitch. life bores me if i was to live like other people in houses and pay all the bills and work a full time job(my personal nemisis) and not get to sit around and do what i want to do. people that live in our area '' that don't know me'' think i am a bumm, ha, fucking fools. i met matt just when i gave up on meeting anyone that could play good death metal and was thinking to leave for somewhere new, when a freind of mine, lee hughs, who also played second guitar for us, until he move south, told me about this kid that he met and was jamming with, and he was talking about matt. matt and i had all the same interests in the influeces to what we wanted to create. 1994: suffocation, pyrexia, deicide, goreguts, cannible corpse. suffocation continued to progress while they existed and always remained a influence. so that is how we met.

Necromaniac:

As you started to get a deal with Decrepit Birth Kevin Talley (ex. Dying Fetus) was your session drummer. How did you came in contact with him and why did you change to Tim Young?

Decrepit Birth:

derek knew kevin from playing with dying fetus so kevin bro'd us for free. much thanks to kevin for the help. unique leader heard the promo and because of a small amount of play between sets, of our drumm machine version of rebirth of conciousness during a tour derek was on, i beleave it was the fetus tour he did, there was some hype being made of decrepit birth so unique leader took an interest in us and set up a recording session with tim yeung for our debut release ...AND TIME BEGINS. and that is how we got tim to do the recording. we are currently trying new drummers to fill the spot. another huge thanks to derek, a huge help of us getting off to a start. derek got an offer he couldn't refuse, so we are currently using our old bassist. that is right derek is now in suffocation(congrats.).

Necromaniac:

After the recording Tim left the band, or better said he was never a real member ? How would you handle the drummer situation for the future? I mean is it easy to wrote new songs, practice, touring without a full member. Tim is very busy and desired did he appeal you to go on tour with you?

Decrepit Birth:

we hoping to convince tim into doing the tour for us, but we were to technical and still pretty much unknown to draw the desired amount of money to attract him. if our music wasn't so difficult to play for a drummer he would have done the tour regardless of the money. we don't really want to compromise our musical style to tour if we can help it, or it really wouldn't be decrepit birth. we have know problem writing new material with out a drummer but there is no way to tour. we are waiting for a young kid from another part of the u.s. to relocate to our area. he seems very eager to be with us full time. he sent us a video of himself and he definately has the potential. so keep your fingers crossed, we're fucking sick of searching for a drummer, 6yrs. already, too long.

Necromaniac:

About touring. I heard from Ruud (Unique Leader europe) that you will visit europe end of this year together with Gorgasm. Is that true? Did you alread propose vacation from your jobs? By the way what are you guys doing apart from Decrepit Birth? With all respect to the real "ART" you create in music, you can´t live from that!

Decrepit Birth:

thats the first i heard that. if we could get our shit together with this drummer our lable would love to do that, so would we. JOBS?? derek and tim are full time musicians. matt owns and operates legion studios, www.legionstudios.com. he also does web design and builds web sites for people. i sit around and smoke FAT refers most of the day and try to surf when the waves are good, definatley surf when it's stand up barrells, hang out with my friends and smoke more, play with my two little dogs on the beach or the country, hike around the hills and meadows. i get free food from various communitee services that help hand out surplus foods(canned food and rices and beans and breads and juices ect...) i do photography also, but that doesn't pay anything, but i like to do it. i have a web site for my photography as well as other local art. it is not complete as of yet but up and running now. you can check it out sometime, www.thesoulseye.com. i had/have my own water proofing business that i worked to start since i got out of school. california has gotten really fucked up now days with all the rich people and politicians and they found a way to make all the people that have small businesses as mine, not be able to support yourself without getting a company job also. fuck the way the fucking world is headed with all the govts. wanting more money more weapons more hate more people under the fewer rich material superficial muther fucking men. the amount of uranium waste by products used by the american troops in the gulf war and other wars the u.s. waged since i beleive 1991 will remain harmfull, to put it lightly for over 4,000,000,000 years. i'm sure that our govt. isn't the only one thats fucking out of their minds, meaning, yes that's right we are fucked, if you consider the thought of being reborn as human over and over again as i am sure it is. you don't believe the preists of the white christ do you? poor bastards, your own beleifs damn you. don't think i'm wrong, think you have been fooled. live your fucking lives, fucking wake up. don't you know right from wrong in your own heart? probley not. next

Necromaniac:

Ahh stop! I love it to advise what guys in band have for jobs! Please tell me if I am right with my assumption.Bill you are a beard model and lives from beard  casetrades where is he poseing as model?

Decrepit Birth:

yes that is correct. i have noticed that since my beard has become so famous, various people around the world have taken my look, with out my proper legal consent: osama bin laden, for example. for god sake my beard is copy written, i own it out right. you would think he would just pay me the amount i require for the use of my beard but nooo, he won't even return my emails. cheep bastard.

Necromaniac:

Tim is also a model and actor but for gayporns, cause he is to sexy and trimmed for a heterosexual. And the only reason why he is a divine drumgod is that after filming his" movies" he always forget to switch off his anal intruder!

Decrepit Birth:

goddamn, your amazing. correct again, only tim is bi, not complete homo. but he dosen't use an anal intruder, he uses various small living things, sometimes not so small even.

Necromaniac:

Derek is a albino vampire who works as blood donor to pay his bills.

Decrepit Birth:

yes again but he dosen't do any blood donoring to pay bills. he is beyond needing to worry about how to pay bills. the guy is filthy rich from the eternity of victims, none of which was poor or male. he is direct lineage to jonathan winters, obviously much older, you know. you should see the fucking bitches he has in stock.

Necromaniac:

Matt is still going to school?

Decrepit Birth:

wrong. matt is the only one to have a clue as to any early vision of normalness, he dropped out of school, being wiser than even his teachers. smart man in my opinion. at least some of us have clues.

Necromaniac:

OK forget this bullshit! I would rather know, what are you doing the whole day with your fingers? Your riffing is ultrafast!

Decrepit Birth:

as the vocalist, i spend time using my fingers rolling huge refers (joints, marijuana ciggarrettes).
matt sits around playing his guitar constantly. always writing new riffs and playing the original songs plus various other styles of playing that he is good at. he has a very open mind when it comes to music and most things in life. when he is not playing the guitar he will probably be doing some recording or drum sequencing to use as a structure for new material or working to record other bands and watching only the best of the modern comedies.
derek is an amazing bass player for me to watch, that is as me being only a death metal vocalist. his figers and technique and style is nothing short of pro. i do consider myself enough of a musician to feel i know what i'm talking about. i know that i cannot play my instruments well enough for me to play other than vocals in decrepit birth.

Necromaniac:

How often do you practice in the week?

Decrepit Birth:

being that it is just me, matt and risha(our original bassist), we don't practice regularly, we don't want to rent a studio until we get a drummer out here, we are poor, seriously. california is not cheep to do things.

Necromaniac:

How did you came in contact with Erik and Unique Leader? These guys (Erik and I am every day drunk Jacoby) are also from California. Was that one of the reasons?

Decrepit Birth:

jacoby gets very very fucking drunk.

Necromaniac:

I think you did a real good choise to go to Unique Leader! First it´s a smal way to your label , when something goes wrong. You can beat the shit out of Erik in a short distance from your hometown. Second Unique Leader is growing more and more, they make a lot of advertising, touring  and so on… Third 99% of the Unique release is a trademark for quality!

Decrepit Birth:

it is cool that we are so close to u.l. or better yet deeds of flesh (one and the same). they are great guys, always really hospitable to ''every one''. after suffocation, i would say early deeds of flesh was one of our biggest influences so the fact that they are only 3 hours away is really good, they have become great friends of ours (as brothers not bands, if you know what i meen).

Necromaniac:

Please tell me a insider! On every Unique Leader product the musicans wear shirts from bands who are also on Unique Leader. For example: Decrepit Birth CD Matt: Disavowed , Bill : Deeds of Flesh, Derek: Severed Saviour. Severed Seviour CD Dusty: Disavowed, Jared: Decrpit Birth, Troy Pyaemia,  Pyaemia CD Joel: Deeds of Flesh Gorgasm CD Tom: Disavowed and so on..:- ) Is there a point in the Unique Leader contract that at least one member in the Band has to wear a Unique Bandshirt in the Booklett? (haha)

Decrepit Birth:

as a unique leader band, one must sign an agreement to substitute himself as a u.l. clothing model for no extra money for the individual. so we all are free models to sell u.l. products and make them into the biggest corperate endeavor of all time. ...but really matt, derek and myself just happen to like the bands whos shirts we wear. personally i really like most of the u.l. artists. u.l.'s taste in death metal suits me well. i beleive erik (u.l.), matt, derek, and myself have similar tastes in the music.

Necromaniac:

Please tell what is so special in California? The sun, water, food, the chicks? You must have something special there, cause California is a trademark for real killeracts. Killer productions, killer musicans, killer musican! Tell me the secret please!

Decrepit Birth:

yes, the music, the musicians, ect in california are good as in many parts of the world. the chicks are good to look at (for me any ways. i have a beard if you didn't notice) but are very superficial for looks and money. i have a feeling that in most other parts of the world, I might even get some pussy. girls here don't want a man, they want a fucking faggot/queer male-bitch to keep under their thumb for their convenience. the secret my friend in california is the amount of and variety of grade AAA herb/weed/bud/marijuana/pot. fuck the variety though, i say. i prefer the afghani-strains, you know cannibus-indicus, STICKY GREEN INDICA, yes, that is the secret.

Necromaniac:

How often did you played live already? Did you played also a US Tour already? I think it would be a great package and very funny for Tim to tour with Vital Remains! Maybe we can also put Auroa Borealis on the package. Do you think Tim would keep up a 3 hours non stop gig? (haha)

Decrepit Birth:

we have only played live twice, in 1997. after that we started getting some interest in us and the drummers wife said he had to quit playing or she would leave him. she new that we were headed to something good and she was a failed musician that was envious of her husbands talants. typical.

Necromaniac:

How does it work in new songs writitng? My opinion is that you have to buried Decrepit Birth, cause I think it´s impossible to top " And Time Begins" with a second album. You guys are standing in front of a real difficult challenge.
Do you real think you can top it with a second album? Tell me how..(haha)

Decrepit Birth:

no problem. we already are writing new material as we wait for this drummer. matt writes new riffs and drumm parts, records them on the drumm sequencer, i have a stock pile of lyrics to continue our story of what is to come. then we show this to the drummer, who gets the idea into his head and matt and the drummer take it from there. easy stuff.

Necromaniac:

Normally I have no problem to follow music when I smoked some wead or devour some booze: -) But it´s impossible to follow the druming or the riffs when you drunk or stoned! How the fuck could you remember your songs?

Decrepit Birth:

it sounds to me like you are not smoking enough weed or low grade, maybe. do you have good herb in germany? or maybe you should reconsider drinking???
i know what you meen, but it is not impossible. i listen, while completley stoned, to each song, as it is finished until i feel kind of sick when i hear it again. eventually i learn them and put my lyrics to them. seeing that matt writes a lot of the stuff he has ideas for some vocals which helps a lot.

Necromaniac:

Do you work out your riffs mathematical or what?

Decrepit Birth:

music is another form of math when you are working with higher tempo's and more technicality, so we think so. other than couting money and playing music i actually suck at math, luckly when i was a kid, the schools were broke and if your parents didn't request that you stayed back to learn more, the schools would just pass you. i look back and laugh at the thought that i never did my homework, ever and didn't do most of the class work, unless it was something i enjoyed. iactually wrote and illustrated my own comic book of a character named ACID HEAD. i can't believe how funney they were. my teachers would not even turn me in for the drug related topics, but would grade me on the creativity. i just found out that my mom had been hiding them for all these years and after reading them again decided to throw them out. i use to do a lot of acid from 8th grade until 12th grade.

Necromaniac:

Bill apart from your music the coverartwork is also sublime! Dan Seagrave was in the beginning of the 90ies a real known artist in the Death Metal scene. Who had the idea to use a Seagrave artwork? And who the fuck payed the shit? Seagrave is Dominate but also extreme expensive or not? How much you payed for it? Did he send you the original acrylic screen?

Decrepit Birth:

it was always matt and my idea to use seagrave from the first time we talked about cover art. we came up with a sceme for the cover and called dan. i paid for the artwork but i will be reimbursed thru matt and dereks royalty payments until it works out that we all paid the equal amount. yes he was very costly. very. no he keeps all the original work and owns the rights as we do to. danseagrave.com check out his site if you like, he is a very pleasant guy and we will be using him in the future.

Necromaniac:

One point in you booklett suck! There is a printmistake The greetings are double( page 4 and 6)! I got your CD a Promoversion. Is the non Promo with the same mistake?

Decrepit Birth:

no. that was an early mistake by the printers or the lable. there are also some typo's that slipped by after we turned in our layout, but nothing to big. the main point of the songs gets thru. not misspelled words but actual words were rearranged or spelled as other words due to the computer program used as spell check automatically changed things on it's own. fucking computers, but they're handy, you know.

Necromaniac:

With which kind of extreme Metal you guys growed up? What where the first Death Metal Bands you listened to?

Decrepit Birth:

i hate to say it but i was into u.s. punk/hardcore. black flag, b'last ect. metal when i was young was kind of faggie if you know what i meen. high voices and tight pants and hair spray. good mucians but pussy bitches. then came slayer's, reign in blood, then came exhorders, slaughter in the vatican. when next i heard, suffocation's, effigy of the forgotten and all i knew of music before became the same, fucking pussy bitches.

Necromaniac:

What do you think which Bands influenced your Band most?

Decrepit Birth:

suffocation, deeds of flesh, gorgasm, disgorge, hate eternal, origin, death, cynic, gorguts, deicide, cannible corpse, morbid angle, immolation, pyrexia, cryptopsy as well as many others and other styles of music.

Necromaniac:

What are your current faves? AND DON`T NAME UNIQUE LEADER BANDS!! (haha)

Decrepit Birth:

bill-severe torture, hate eternal, suffo, origin, psycroptic, vile, deeds, digorge, gorgasm, vital remains... many others matt- i agree with bill.

Necromaniac:

OK Bill, Matt I think I asked all I want. If you want you can ask me something about germany. Our culture, our Burger King subsidiary.. I don´t know, our chicks, guys, gays...

Decrepit Birth:

do i have to shave my beard to get some pussy in germany?
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