Saturday, August 7, 2010
R.C.E. [Rotten Cadaveric Execration] (Brazil)
R.C.E. [Rotten Cadaveric Execration] (Brazil)
What is RCE?
Answer: Of the fastest possible human-made drumming, with a drummer that is a total spazzoid monster; ridiculous zombie vocals and the guitar sound for a rude awakening; short songs, total energy, single-purpose, blast! 1, 2, 3, go!
It’s impossible not to like this! The sound quality is solid and the tunes are perfect for when you check yourself into the institution where the evil people wear the white coats and force you to take medication that you know you don’t need because you are doing alright and it’s everyone else that needs help, not you.
RCE, there is an institution for you!
“Execrate” is the name of one of their recordings. They have also done a split album, but that’s what this interview is about anyway. And look out for crazy Brazilians playing grind: they will be revenged!
RCE is: Renato (drummering), Diego (guitarring) and the grind freak named Caio (growlering and screamering). This Caio fellow is the low-life answering these stupid questions.
I have been listening to your disgustingly gross music and you sickos need some therapy. What more degenerate grind will you be vomiting?
What's up! It's a pleasure to answer this interview for the Metal Bulletin! Ha ha! We need therapy! Well, for the rest of 2010 we have a couple of plans, maybe another split and we intent to release a live recording, too!
What if you screamed “woof, ugh, aaargh!” for every song and not say any real lyrics?
Actually, someone has asked me to SPEAK the lyrics of the songs once, but that simply goes against the idea behind the band which is being the most gruesome and sick thing we can manage to. Many bands do not use lyrics in their songs, and that's ok with me, but I have some ideas and concepts and like to write about those. Maybe when I run out of inspiration I'll just growl senseless noises, which would also be fine with us. We actually have a couple of lyricless songs. “Cock Splatter Roach Fuck,” “SxExPxExTx” and “Extreme Cancerous Manifestations” are just screams, squeals and grunts!
Where does a grind band like yourselves record your music?
We recorded both the demo and our side of the split with the same guy. His name is Sidinei and he is an old timer in metal and the underground scene and also works as a sound engineer for local concerts and a couple of recordings. We found out about him when my former band, Escarnium, recorded it's demo there. I thought the quality of it was damn fine and we decided to tag with him. I think the result was great! we did it all in just one day. Recording and mixing. Starting early in the morning and after litters of black coffee we had it done by the end of the day. We recorded the demo in November and the split was similar, but in the end of December.
What is “Demented Violent Reprisal”?
Funny you should ask. This is my favorite song and it was written by Diego. The lyrics are a story apart. I was inspired to write it when an experience I had with LSD went terribly wrong because of a whore decided she wouldn’t give me peace. So the lyrics are about me fantasizing brutally killing her while under the effects of the hallucinogen.
What’s “Extreme Cancerous Manifestations”?! It’s 23 seconds!
That song is one of my favorites. It starts out with a shout that punched me in the face when I first heard the final mix. After that is just a few seconds of relentless violence. No lyrics, straight forward drumming and simple riffing! Grind as fuck!
“Among Dead Bodies I Lay” is your “epic” song of 2 minutes and 36 seconds. Is this one of your more recent, longer songs?
Actually, quite the contrary, it was the first song ever written by the band! but it was written by a former member along with “Trauma Induced Amputation,” less influenced by grindcore and with a more noticeable death metal/slam approach. All the songs after he left the band have some extra grind and a pinch of slam!
What do you think about writing a song that is ten minutes of nothing but blasting grind, like your song “Moans, Retch and Disgust,” BUT for ten minutes, as a plan to kill your drummer?! Then it wouldn’t be murder, it’d art. Genius!
I think Renato would simply implode, although, the one concert we played lasted exactly 21 minutes with no breaks! He was dripping with sweat but he resisted! hahaha! I don't think that we would ever write any song much longer than the ones we have already, we like our stuff simple and short, (and now I quote Dave Rotten from mighty Avulsed when referring to their song Sick, Sick Sex) "no guitar solos, no melody, only brutal shit!" and I think brutal is fast and it comes without notice and goes the same way!
Do you foresee that in the future you would do different style of lyrics, like Nasum or Napalm Death?
Well, I'm neither saying we will change the concept of the band, nor denying the possibility. Who knows what might happen to us in the future. Of course, Nasum and Napalm Death are great influences to us, lyricwise and songwise too, but there are many people in Brazil and abroad talking about the shit that's going on: the financial crisis, the economic breakdown of European countries, the injustices in Brazil and throughout South America, political and religious corruption...I don't thing they need three more assholes like us to spread the news! But if the ones who listen to our shit do not know about what's going on in this shithole, then I won't be the one to give the bad news! they wouldn't understand the political contents of the lyrics I'd sing anyway! hahahahaha!
What is the cover for the Execrate ep? Is that a real picture of a cadaver?
Well, in fact I do not know, since the artwork was made by Nestor, Escarnium's drummer and designer. What I wanted was something simple, nothing TOO graphic, no guts, no bodily fluids... just a rotting dead body abandoned, execrated. I do not want to shock people with a picture, but with our music! And what I think when I see that image, is that someone who does not know the band, will listen to it unaware of what's to come... and hopefully be blasted away by our shit!
Did Brazil get eliminated from the soccer world cup because they wore blue instead of yellow jerseys in the game against Holland?
Some people have talked about a curse surrounding the blue or secondary shirt, because apparently some of the favorites to the championship have been eliminated while wearing it... Of course this is just a joke, and everybody in Brazil knew we would not get the title, cause the selection of players was shitty, the tactics were shitty and the once great Brazilian soccer selection was playing poor, uninspired, boring and lazy matches. So we deserved to be disqualified! hopefully the administration of the team will learn to hire good coaches that actually trains the team to ATTACK and DEFEND! That's a worthy lesson!
What is your favorite Brazilian movie for the year 2010?
Since I have been living in the US for a while now, I haven't heard about any Brazilian movies made in 2010. Of course, some were made, but we don't get to know about them in the US, unless they are of great impact and somewhat successful. I don't have a 2010 favorite, in fact the kind of movie I like, is rarely made in Brazil. I like movies from the European continent, intelligent dramas and tragicomedies. Not much into action movies, disgusted by chick flicks and teenage romances (death to Twilight!)... Since I study psychology and my schedule is tight (at least when I'm in Brazil), I don't have much time to watch blockbusters, so I stick to movies with real dialogs that actually have some meaning and can be used in my studies and assignments.
What are your plans for the rest of 2010 and 2011? Caio, how has your experience of living in the U.S. for some months in 2010?
As said before, we have a 3-way split planed with Into the Corpse and PNH from São Paulo, hopefully that will be ready this year, and maybe a live recording, since I'm a fan of raw, unmixed bootlegs! As for 2011, we just might record another demo/ep or maybe even something bigger, depending of what comes to us, so we will remain promoting our stuff (our EP can be downloaded in our MySpace profile), playing gigs and recording whenever we can afford it. Well, living in Houston surely influenced me. I got to actually see some nice bands that I heard about when I was in Brazil. Some big bands and some underground, old school, one-two-three grindcore and punk shit, it made me appreciate even more this shit that I'm knee deep in! Thanks for the interest in our stuff and the opportunity to talk about it! that's true underground thinking! Cheers from Salvador/Houston! THE END.