Saturday, May 22, 2010

Interview: Morbosidad

Having caught my attention with their violent new effort, the LP "Cojete A Dios Por El Culo", Morbosidad appeared to be a likely target to examine as I knew next to nothing about this possessed cult of Mexican Blasphemy and Beherit worshippers. Crossing cultural and language barriers, I tracked down vocalist Tomaso and subjected him to my impertinent questions...

I haven't been able to find a lot of biographical information on your band around the internet, so let's solve that problem right here. If you have anything resembling an official bio or anything like that, just cut and paste it beneath this group of queries. Tell us about your band. How long have you been together? When did you form? What was the initial inspiration for forming? What bands were your members in before? Are any of your members in other bands right now?, I don't but here's a small primitive history of the morboso cult. We formed in 1993, that same year we did a demo/reh. In 1994 we recorded our demo called Santisima Muerte but two weeks later our drummer fuckin passed away and due to his hellish depart we did not do anything for a while. The demo 94 never came out as an official morboso release only a few close komrade had that demo back them. We got back together in 1998 with a new line up (except me and N'Death) and we recorded our self title cd which it never came out until 2000 for some personal fuckin problems. And since then, we have been releasing some other shit. We've been together for 11 years now, the initial inspiration was to be able to spread evil in music. None, morthvarg used to be in a band when he was in Mexico. No, morthvarg used to, but he's [not] a morboso member anymore.

Morbosidad has a unique sound - at least I think so. I believe this comes from the combination of the vocal variations, the obvious Blasphemy worship and that influence in the guitar writing, and the use of Spanish in the lyrics. What about Blasphemy or bands of that type (Beherit) do you find so inspiring? Why dedicate so much of your music to recreating, in part, the sound they were trying to achieve on their recordings? Do you think you share anything (psychological/philosophical) in common with the other bands that have referenced Blasphemy - for example: Black Witchery, Conqueror, etc.? Are these bands mainly working towards re-creating a sound from the past, or have they updated that style and created something new which is relevant and important?

Their fuckin brutality is what make those hordes great, the inspiration to deliver hate and evil through music. I don't think we are recreating their sound, they play a big influence in what we do, and maybe that's why we ended up with similar sound as them. I think hordes like B.Witchery and Conqueror what makes them so fuckin good is the re-creating sound plus they updated the evil work with their style, they combine both ways and that's why they are such fuckin killer hordes.

Are there any differences at all, in your mind, between the two related genres of "war metal" and "black metal"? If so, what are they? Why would one band limit itself to either genre or sound? What does "war metal" mean to you, personally? Do you think the goals of bands within this genre are different from the aspirations of most underground black metal bands? Is "war metal" a reaction against the commercialization and weakening of the black metal movement? Does "war metal" try to recapture something from the past that you think is currently missing in the metal scene?

I don't thinks so, war and black metal should be one primitive power to destroy the retarded christian humanity. I don't see a difference between both genres, it's all about exterminating what is not worth being here.

Do you feel that racist biases and convictions have a "place" in music? Are these things better left out of metal music, or do you think bands should feel free to express whatever they wish in their lyrics? Do you see there being any sort of ideological contradictions inherent in openly satanic or "diabolical" bands that also identify with white power movements? Why do you think white power musical groups have discovered such a strong following among the disenchanted youth of this country? Does this attraction signify an important failure on the part of our society to address the desires of these isolated, angry individuals? Do you think of metal music as being primarily an "outlet" for angry young men? If so, do you also think that music, instead of just being an outlet or a form of escapism, could be converted into a tool for real change?

No, I don't think so. Any band should be free to write whatever they fuckin want, it is up to you if you support them in anyway. I don't really care about that, as long as they don't fuck with me, I'm cool with that but, if they're around then be prepared to be exterminates and killed as a fuckin christian. Metal is about hatred but in certain way, not in the white or mexican pride way, it should be hatred towards fuckin people who [have] different beliefs than ours and who are so stupid and need to be killed. Music can be whatever you want, is all up to you.

Let's talk a little about your recordings. As far as I know (going by the discography on your website) you have released your self-titled debut album in three different formats through three different labels. Is there a specific reason for doing this? Is Evil Morgue Records your own creation? Your debut has now seen a wider release on this new label, can you tell us about the reasoning behind the reintroduction of this older material? Why did you include the bonus tracks on the reproduction of the debut? Are the live tracks on this CD (the self-titled) taken from the Profanando En Vivo cassette?

No specific reasons, just thought it would be killer to have it in the three formats. It [Evil Morgue] is morthvarg's new label. Well, our original self-titled was released by some Los Angeles label, but they never did a good job in it anyways, so when we first met insulter of christ (Nuclear War Now Prd.) he offered to release the cd on vinyl and that's when everything turned out fuckin killer. Since we did not have any copies left of the cd (released by the L.A label) we thought it will be killer to have a second press, since the Lp was sold out really fast and people were asking for more LPs or even cds, so that's why we had to do a second press on E.Morgue. Those bonus tracks from the second press are the tracks from a rehearsal that was released by N.W.N. Productions in a split cdr with some band called, the tracks from the Profanando were recorded at a show we did with Krieg and Noctuary a while ago.

You now have a new album out, called "Cojete A Dios Por El Culo". Is there any one theme or message behind this album as an inspiration - other than antichristian sentiment? How is this new album different from the first? Has there been any kind of progression or change in Morbosidad's style or sound between the first album and the new one? Can you tell us about the experience of recording the Beherit cover song? Why did you choose this (other than the obvious, because it fits your own style) one song in particular? Is it a part of your live set? Do you often play songs by other bands in rehearsal or live?

Just pure evil antichristian sentiment, like every morboso release. It's in the same primitive way, blasphemous and evil as hell. People really like the new assault better then the self titled, it might be the guitar work we did this time, I don't was a goatly experience, by the time we recorded we were wasted as fuck, since it was the last song we recorded for the album...we never thought it would come out this good, cause all the booze and drugs we had consumed before recording it. We wanted to cover one [song] from the mighty "Oath of the Black Blood" in the first place, but did not have to much time to work on it, so since this one [we did] sounded easy, we just tried it for a couple of times before the recording and there it was. No, its not. No, just our shit.

Do you feel satisfied in how your band's sound was captured on this new recording? In my experience bands like yours typically have a live sound that is completely different from what is reproduced on an album...meaning that in a live situation there is an added form of energy that really brings out the violence and anger in the music. Do you enjoy playing live? How has your band been received when you play locally? What was the response like? Do you think the audiences understand what you are trying to do with your music? Do you think of yourselves as primarily a live band, or one that prepares itself mainly for the studio?

Not really satisfied but I'm ok with it. We could have done it way better but time killed us all. Doing live desecrations is fuckin good, also depending on the venues or bands, a live show is when you get to see the real potential of a band. Good, people who worship the morboso cult are true supporters. The response has been killer, we always put [on] a killer show so komrades and maybe some new people enjoy the brutality of the set. Some of them understand. We deliver the same potential live as in the recording, come and see us someday and then you will see that we are not just a recording band, people get surprised the way we sound live cause [it] is totally similar to the sound we deliver on the cd, pure hate.

Who writes the music in Morbosidad? Is it a group effort? How often do you rehearse? Do you get to collaborate on specific parts or do individual members write riffs and then piece them together in rehearsal? What about the lyrics - is this a group effort or the work of a single individual? Are there certain advantages to writing in Spanish? Does this practice reflect an "image" you want to present of the band, as a specifically Spanish-speaking group (making it a little more "obscure" for English-speaking people), or is it just a natural way for you to write? Do you often get requests for translating the lyrics?

We do it all together. We rehearse three times a week. N'Death might come with a riff and then we listen to it and if it sounds good we leave it like that...if not then we figure out how to make it sound more evil, and we might change something. I do write the lyrics. No, no advantages, the reason I write my lyrics in spanish is cause our language is unique, primitive and makes our music sound more original and obscure. Well back then yes,it was ok to be all mexicans but not anymore, like right now we might ended up having a white guy on the drums, I don't care as long as he is fuckin good, worship the morboso and dedicate his time 666% I'm cool with that. It's just a primitive way to write lyrics. No, not really, true komrades don't care at all [about the lyrics], all they see in the morboso cult is the evil brutality and that's what's important.

Do you think of music as a form of propaganda? Are you actively trying to persuade/seduce your audience to take up and affirm your own convictions? Do you have any antichristian activities outside of the band? Do you think metal music is an effective way of changing people's minds about fundamental issues such as religion, belief, politics, etc.? Do you disagree with this, and just think of it as being entertainment, or a sort of "neutral" art?

No, it's up to them. I wish I had, but my day job and the band keeps me busy all the time. Fuck yeah, music opens your evil mind to a new ways of life. Extreme music is everything.

Well, that's all I really have to ask you at this time...please add anything else here that you would like our readers to see or know about your band. Thanks for your support, and for answering this short interview...

Short??? I listened to Vulcano, Masacre (colombia), Beherit, Incubus (Serpent Temptation) and I don't have it done it yet, jeje. Well, 666 immortal hailz for your support and for the interview, BEAST of luck with the zine and bestial salutes to all demons who read this,