BESTIAL VOMIT INTERVIEW (originally made by POPSTER)
The second, and last, interview made by Popster (http://noisevomit.blogspot.com) and hosted also by me is with mighty Italian noisecorers Bestial Vomit. These guys are really great, they play a very good and inspired noisecore and have splitted with big names like Agathocles, Gorgonized Dorks and Permanent Death (TWO times!). Be sure to check ’em out, cause they really kick ass!
Q : How would you describe your music to those, who has never heard of you?
A : Oh that’s easy: take the sound of your diarrhoea and mix it with the noise of your puking after an alcoholic night; not even in this moment you will be near to the tenth part of the disgusting sound of our sickness!
Q : Why “Bestial Vomit”? Why did you decide to take this name?
A : Coz this monicker sounds fukkin good, also we still think that is perfect for our kind of music. We wanted a name to recall dirty bastard noisecore grind bands and we cannot use names like “flower power” or “kindness is cool”, am I right? Then we discovered that “bestial vomit” is the title track of the first demo tape of MAJESTY (1988) and we liked it more. MAJESTY is the pre-TERRORIZER band.
Q : Some words about line-up, what do you do in your normal life (activities, jobs, families)
A : Actually we are a 2 pieces line-up. There are Nicola (guitar + vox ) and me, Joseph (drum + vox); formally we would be 3, but I think the singer decided to leave coz he disappeared. We are searching for a real drummer (I’m not) but we have to record 10000 splits so we can’t stop at all. I’m always engaged with music everyday all time; I always make packages for trade, answer inties, organize gigs, write zines and something like that. I work as sound engineer – audio technician, right now I’m working for Italian national television but in the past I have mixed live shows, worked in the broadcasting and produced albums. This is really funny coz I have to find best sound for the costumers but I love the worst one for BxVx , ahahahah.
I’ve not my own family coz I prefer unstable relationship with girls, in fact in my free time I always go out with friends to meet new people (especially girls!), drink and smoke.
I know Nicola for a little bit, we have common friends and we saw each other at gigs; when I asked him if he wanted to join us, he was enthusiastic. He is a very cool guy, very smart and with a good musical taste, perfect for our goals. And this is not common at his young age, he’s just 21.
He studies chemistry and he is always engaged with demonstrations, sit ins, squat, and political activities.
Q : What bands did influence on BV? What band is the most inspiring for you?
A : Umh hard quest, I think that bv’s main influences are into old grindcore – mince roots of the past like AGX-ROT-UNHOLY GRAVE-TERRORIZER-BRUTAL TRUTH-NAPALM DEATH-CARCASS-PHOBIA-ASSUCK-CRIPPLE BASTARD-IMPETIGO and many more.
Also the actual scene with some good bands is a big inspiration for us, a name overall ARCHAGATHUS; we have not to forget that harsh noise and noisecore scene in an important ingredient for our recipe, like PERMANENT DEATH (godsss!!!), WARSORE, BRIGADO DO ODIO, ATACO EPILETICO, DECHE CHARGE, ANAL CUNT, 7 MINUTES OF NAUSEA, GEROGERIGEGEGE, MERZEBOW and for sure we have a minority influence of sludge – funeral slow tempos bands, you can find a lot of BxVx’s songs with ultra-slow inserts, one name overall for this influence is CORRUPTED for sure.
More difficult to list my personal influences coz I listen tons of different kind music; aside the bands I stated before, I can listen old Swedish death metal band (ENTOMBED, MERCILESS, AT THE GATES, CARNAGE, GATES OF ISHTAR, UNLEASHED, UNANIMATED, DISMEMBER, OBSCURITY, GROTESQUE+) and U.S. too (ANGEL CORPSE, MORTICIAN, SUFFOCATION, first CANNIBAL CORPSE, first MORBID ANGEL, OBITUARY, old DEICIDE+) old thrash metal from Germany (ASSASSIN, first KREATOR, SODOM, DESTRUCTION+) and the U.S. one too (FORBIDDEN, first METALLICA, first MEGADETH, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, SADUS, DARK ANGEL+); I listen also raw and primitive black metal band like VON, KRIEG, first MAYHEM, first EMPEROR, DARKTHRONE (I’m an addicted of this band!!!), BEHERIT, BLASPHEMY and many more.
I can listen some good old stuff like JUDAS PRIEST, MERCYFUL FATE, IRON MAIDEN, CORONER, SATAN, ANGEL WITCH, MOTORHEAD, BLACK SABBATH, PENTAGRAM (both bands from UK and from Chile) SARCOFAGO, VENOM, CELTIC FROST, old SLAYER, HELLHAMMER, AMORPHIS (both old death doom and actual prog – folk) CARNIVORE, SLAUGHTER, POSSESSED, first SEPULTURA, first BATHORY+
Old punx – crust – hc stuff like SIEGE, LARM, ANTI CIMEX, MOB 47, DISCHARGE, RATOS DE PORAO, INFEST, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, DRI+another big influence is old Italian punk-hc like WRETCHED, RAW POWER, BLOODY RIOT, INDIGESTI, NEGAZIONE, IMPACT,BELLI COSI+
I love power-violence / fastcore shitloads too like MAN IS THE BASTARD, ROGER MOORE, FUCK ON THE BEACH, MASS SEPARATION, CHARLES BRONSON, YACOPSAE and many more.
I listen blues, dark, doom, rock, prog, 70ies, electro (from APHEX TWIN to EBM especially TECHNO-GABBER-HARDCORE-SPEEDCORE music), classical, improvisation and folk too.
I think a good mix of this list could be a perfect extract of my personal influences.
Q : A few words about your local grind-scene.
A : Ironically Rome is a huge city but there are not too many bands playing grind here, we have good old bands like LOS VATICANOS, DOGFIGHT (these last are from Latina – Aprilia in our region), COMRADES, and few good new ones like DIRTY POWER GAME crustgrind, ULTIMO MONDO CANNIBALE pornogore, TSUBO (first ones are gonna play in the next PLAY FAST OR DON’T and the last 2 are from some cities near Rome and they are gonna play in the next OBSCENE EXTREME FEST).
Sorry if I forgot someone!
Q : Do you often make live shows? How does the audience react? How many songs do you usually play? What songs do play?
A : A big news for you readers: we have never played live! We were practicing our live track list when our guitarist and our drummer left the band for a lack of motivations; unfortunately we planned 2-3 mini tour for the summer but now we have to give up them. It’s a fukkin pity! Anyway I’ve nothing against these past members, they are cool guys and I hope all the best for them.
Q : A few words about Lo-Fi recs.
A : This label always goes hand by hand with BxVx releases, but we release other bands too, we prefer to make tapes and vinyl of unknown bands coz we love underground stuff. We love to make splits and discover bands from great scenes like SE asia and brazil, you know these scene are full of good bands still unknown.
In the past other members of BxVx helped me with the label but now I’m proudly alone.
Q : You have quite many releases, what is your favorite one?
A : Hard quest, I think that my favourite could be the first cd-r “ANTIROCKSTAR MANIFESTO!” coz is raw, noisy and very funny still nowadays. Another could be the 7″ split w/ AGX, coz at the moment is our first and last release on vinyl, another could be 2 split tapes with PERMANENT DEATH for personal motivations.
Q : What band do you prefer: Agathocles or Napalm Death?
A : I respect NAPALM DEATH coz their earlier stuff really kills! But AGX are out of this competition for me.
They are totally into u.g. movement, in other hand I see N.D. more into music mainstream. AGX every year splits 40921384230948239 times with new unknown bands just to help them with promotion or they don’t refuse never to play in squatted places. They play since 1985 with the same undisputed freak attitude. I can add that they are good friends and the friendship, the kindness and the hospitality of JAN, NILS and BRAM is unique, huge and fabulous. Gorgeous music played by gorgeous people.
Q : Straightedge – is it good for you?
A : Not at all man, ahahaha. As I told you I take a lot of booze, weed and hash and if I can, I fuck with unknown nice girls. I don’t think this is the perfect sxe life style, you don’t think so? Anyway sxe guys and girls are not my enemies, respect me and I’ll always respect you.
Q : Do you like cinema? What is the latest film you watched?
A : I am not a cinemaniac but I watch movies when I can, last movie I saw was “THE SAW IV” this Saturday at work, it was quite good. My favourite movies are the old Italian ironic comedies or neo-realistic style.
Q : Russia. What do you know about it? (just everything you want to mention)
A : How can I speak about the hugest country of the world just in some lines? I really would like to visit your country one of these days. I want to know more about your amazing culture; taste your typical way of cooking; see great cities like Moscow or St.Peterburg, take the famous transiberian train+
Q : Some words to Russian noisecore/noisegrind guys.
A : First to Russian noisecore – noisegrind girls: hey girls we adore Russian women, do you want to know some great Italian guys???? We are too lonely and Italians do it better! We love you! Ahahaha
If someone of you chicks wants to write us, our contact are:
JOSEPH DI PORTO
VIALE CADUTI NELLA GUERRA DI LIBEAZIONE 312
00128 ROMA (ITALY)
Of course our contacts are the same for the boys, so if you want to write some lines, fell free to make it (please include a pic of your women friends and relatives ahahahah).
Bullshit apart I would like to know more about Russian scene coz I have just few stuff and I know your scene is great.
Just adding few statements in the end :
1- This interview was originally made in March 2009, since then Bestial Vomit planned an Indonesian tour along with Kazamate, here’s the dates list :
2- I want to thank again Popster for sharing his work with me, he’s a cool guy and he’s running a great label and a great band, I’m sure our roads will meet together!