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Malignant Records

Malignant Records
Mind melting electronic/ambient/industrial/ power electronics

Prison Tatt Records

Thursday, August 2, 2012

For the Love of Filth!!! DOTDR gets in deep shit with Adam Rotella (Anal Birth/Liquified Insides) about Gorenoise and perversions

DOTDR: How,why,when did you get Anal Birth started?

Adam:  I started it some time in '96 just fucking around with is as a side thing and I wanted to see what a complete GORE version of noisecore without the humor (I didn't have anything against humor in noise, I just didn't think it would fit with this)! I wanted the sound of LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY, ANAL CUNT, DEADINFECTION, etc. in a blender!!! By the second demo, ANAL BIRTH became the main focus!

DODR: It's smart to call it quits and move on once you tire of something. Also, you mentioning Anal Cunt and all, did you listen to any of the stuff like Dahmer, Apartment213, etc.? 

Adam: I didn't get sick of it at all really! ANAL BIRTH is something that I'm still 100% satisfied with and proud of! I guess after 5 years and putting out the album, I didn't see myself taking it any further and didn't know how I would anyway! I liked DAHMER a lot but to this day, I still haven't checked out Apartment 213! Need to!

DOTDR: How did liquified Insides get going? (I'm listening to "Piles of charred Corpses" right now)

Adam: After a couple years of drinking my ass off and not doing shit as far as music/noise, I started LIQUIFIED INSIDES to put some new filth out to the sickos who were still left in this scene! Instead of using traditional guitar/bass with the drums/vocals, I decided to use harshnoise by putting FM static through effects and bass boost! I only really did this though because the bass I bought broke and I couldn't get a new one at the time! I kept it going because I really enjoy doing it and I always have someone else do drums for it so that keeps it a little different each time without changing the style!

DOTDR: What other projects do you have out there?

Adam: Right now, I have 2 full bands, one is a goregrind band called, MOUNTAIN OF FILTH and a hardcore band called, WORSE THAN EVER! I also do a harshgorenoiseholocaust project, LIQUIFIED INSIDES!

DOTDR: Steve tells me that you are sort of the Godfather of gorenoise with Anal Birth, what do you think about that? 

Adam: I'm very flattered by people who say stuff like that and I still can't believe it all, but I am a FAN of this filthy-ass shit FIRST AND FOREMOST and never see myself as being better than anyone (well except scenewhores, wimpouts, sellouts, all-around sacks of shit, and cross-dressing emo-lovers!!!)

DOTDR: Many say that gorenoise/porngrind/noisecore is crap because of the way it sounds, but although they are entitled to their own opinions, if you really listen to the tapes and acts/bands there's a lot of mixing and placing of sounds and they also really need to be heard as a whole and not song by song. How much thought and work actually does go into your projects and others of those styles?

Adam: Yeah, I don't really give a shit at all about people who hate on this style at all anymore! Actually I really like bad reviews and when people tell me how horrible and shitty it is, the more chaotic, filthy, blasting, vomiting and unbearable to normal human eardrums I want to make this shit! Not much actual "work" goes into what I do, its more passion for the filth, the hatred, violence, and anger mixed with my need to be as fast, chaotic, and abrasive with as much disgusting puking as possible!

DOTDR: In response to that, how have you seen the styles develop now that assholes like you have taken them to near brilliant extremes?

Adam:  I might be an asshole but I don't know about brilliant! HAHAHAHA! Like I've said before, I can't believe still how many gorenoise bands/projects there are now! There are some really sick ones like, UxTxIxFxSxPxCx, VOMITING SHIT, VOMIFLUX DIVISION, CUNT PUS INGURGITATOR, BLACK PUTREFACTION, just about anything Steve Pekari, etc....., but there are a lot of thin shit watered-down versions of it too, but whatever!! I still can't believe it's trendy to do gorenoise! Me and 4 other people liked this shit in the mid to late '90s and I figured it would stay that way! 

DOTDR:  As one of the main masterminds behind gorenoise, how exactly did the genre sort of develop?
(I'm a huge experimental, noise/power electronics nut so I hear a lot of that in the style).

Adam:  just wanted to see what noisecore mixed with goregrind sounded like! MEAT SHITS, GODSODOMY, and others were hinting at this style, but I just took it to a whole new chaotic whirlwind level!

DOTDR: I'll be honest with you, I fucking love toilet humor and anything with anus, feces and scatological references will always draw my attention. Do you have any input as far as why so many of the acts use these types of names? Is Anal Birth essentially a spoof on Anal Cunt?

Adam:  I have no idea! I think a lot of the bands/projects of this style were really into shit and it caused some kind of chain reaction! All I care about is not how "original" you are, but how extremely chaotic, violent, and sewage you are and saying FUCK OFF to the trends of this scene! People praise my name left and right, but I never let it get to my head like some people! I have a lot of fucked-up problems, but forgetting where I came from IS NOT one of them! DAMN! Sorry for rambling there, Janet! Actually, I think the whole shit humor thing is funny-as-hell though and some of the artwork and titles do make me bust out laughing! Just don't do it to be "cool" like everyone else that's all! Actually, I got the name ANAL BIRTH from the SCATTERED REMNANTS song of the same name! The fact that it has "ANAL" like ANAL CUNT is just a big coincidence! ANAL CUNT did rule my world though! R.I.P. Seth!!!

DOTDR:  I feel that there's a lot of love lost in the metal and extreme audio communities, although mostly in metal, as they persistently shove image and retro styles ahead of just doing it the real way by picking up an instrument or object and making noise with it. I know you must have some explicit words to say about that comment so let 'em rip!!!!

Adam: Yeah what you said is really dead on plus there’s too much of a poser mentality in a scene that should have NONE of that at all!! I don't like how certain people act like they are god's gift to labels and should be signed/released/whatever right away and also people who have a little bit of a name for themselves think they're above being on a low-fi release and a couple years ago, they were putting out low-fi releases themselves and now they think they can only be on PRO-DONE shit now!!! FUCK ALL THAT!!!! And don't even get me started with jerkoffs that don't support the TRUE labels/bands/zines/etc.. that are left by not buying/trading shit!! These little pampered shits that just download shit all day fucking long and never buy/trade for the releases they like! I'm not 100% against downloading (even though I'm close to it), if that's the only way to get a hard to find or long out of print release then GO FOR IT!! I'm just sick of the poser scenewhore shit that goes on within gore/grind/noise/sewage death/etc... and it's WAY off the fucking hook!!! And yeah, pick up something and make noise, but only because you love doing it and to find like-minded sickos through creating it!!! Stop showing off to your scenewhore bitch friends and leeching off the TRUE sick fucks!!! Did I ramble enough, Janet??

DOTDR: Definitely!!! I know you, like myself love to vent and with sarcasm and expletives so I figures  “why the hell not include one here? “.  Okay, now with you being an interesting guy and not shy about most things I just have to ask, are there some weird sexual or personal fetishes that you'd like to disclose? (laughs)

Adam: Nothing to freaky, but I LOVE big asses on girls A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's a big thing!!! That big ass thing they have on stupid ass facebook is my crack (pun intended!)

back side of a note included in my package from Adam

DOTDR: Wow!!!! So you're a bootie man? I have a story to really get you squirming then.

Back in my freshman term in college I was at the gym and at the time they had a women's only room so it was easier for me to get free weights in there as women typically, back then, only used the machines. Anyway, the door opened and a family of women came in: the first one was older and had big thighs but nothing massive until she turned sideways and there it was...her ass stretched out about 6 inches STRAIGHT before curving out and then coming back in!!!! You could literally bus tables with it. The next in line was pretty trim but when she turned around her ass seemed even longer then the first. Finally the youngest was thin as a rail and then she turned around and BAM!!!!! it was like a surfboard was being shoplifted in her pants!!!!! You would creamed yourself if you saw that, I still can't get over it...never seen an ass that's narrow but really long and flat like an ironing board. If they got any bigger they'd have to have a separate cart to wheel it around with!!!

Adam: Wish I could've seen that!!! I've seen plenty, but big but well-rounded heartshaped are my favorite, but I've seen some tankasses that knocked me out too!

DOTDR: You have me in tears right now!!! I went out to this great burger and beer place last Friday ( Slaters 50/50)  and every other chick there was a pear bottom and they ALWAYS wear shorts with either the cottage cheese jiggle or the legs are actually solid, I thought of you and snorted beer at John who also had plenty to say about the rears: “Like two raccoons fighting in a burlap sack” was the main one, the other was “Oh my God, she looks like she ate her children”.

Anyway, now for another amusing twist: Who's you favorite serial killer and why?

Adam: My favorite serial killer is Richard Kuklinski (aka- The Iceman)!!! He is one of the most ruthless, cold-blooded motherfuckers I ever heard of!!! Just the way he killed people at the drop of a hat in the most horrible of ways with not one ounce of remorse, feeling or anything!!! And he describes it all with either a blank stare or an evil fucking grin on his face!!! He also came up with creatively horrible ways to kill people that I never heard of before!!! Just fucking RUTHLESS to the core!

DOTDR: Ruthless is essential in a psychopath and the Iceman is a greta example of that, but I'm now recently a sucker for Tommy Lynn Sells. The worst killers are not only unemotionally involved in the act before or after, but also transient. Although only convicted on one murder it's estimated that he killed near 70 or more as he burgled houses. He killed men,women, and sexual motive, and he was just brutal!!! Like the Iceman, the best killers are unrelenting and out to "get the job done".

Adam: Toomy Lynn Sells is sick, too!!! I saw him on the "Most Evil" series years ago and you're 100% right about him!

DOTDR: Yeah, I own that series!!! Great stuff, I need to get through the last two discs sometime soon. I'm always up for crazy cannibal stuff though!!! I recently caught a few of the series "Fear Itself" on Netflix and the first episode was about a bayou voodoo cannibal serial killer, wicked stuff!!!! He'd eat the heart and then shapeshift into that person, so far the three episodes that i saw were 50/50 but that one was some serious mindfuck material!!!!
 So back to questions, I just got the recent Cunt Pus Ingurgitator from Tim over at VAP and know that Liquified Insides did a split with them as well. Have you heard the CPI yet?

Adam: Yeah, besides the split tape tracks(SICK!!!!!), I also heard the demo cdr of CPI called, "Slaughtered Slut On A Slab" and I think it's one of the sickest fucking things I've ever fucking heard for real!!!!! OVER THE TOP, downtuned, blasting, intestine puking gorefilth!!! Bob Macabre seems to always top himself with the extreme sickness!!! Can't wait for that full-length!

DOTDR: You'll love this tape form VAP, I'm blown away by his ability to take goregrindfilthnoise stuff to a completely new level!!! I will now have to go track down his other stuff. My only issue was with the lesbian orgy bits. Maybe it's my being a straight female, although my threshold for the nasty is unusually high for someone without mental/emotional illness, but I just can't "swallow" the lesbian orgy sound clips. Aside from big asses are you a lesbophile? And if you do enjoy that, do you have any insight as to why many men have a fetish for that, or at least claim to?

I like the whole idea simply because it takes something already taboo and socially unacceptable and pushes it even further into a real perversion, but personally am not into it.

Adam: Actually, I don't give a fuck about the lesbian shit, its not really not my thing. I can't speak from my own experience too much because my "sex life" for the most part is a fucking joke, but as far as movies go, I'm not into lesbian scenes at all, I much prefer guy on girl(or multiple girls!!!).

I just ordered it from Mr. Macabre a couple days ago, can't wait to hear it! I sent you your tapes finally! Let me know what you think when you get them. Its funny, when I answered my question about the big butt girls, my friend phil tarr sent me a message back right away, "BIG BUTT GIRLS RULE!!" I wonder how he knew I said that!

DOTDR:  Just got your package (haha) and the first thing I dug into was the Liquified Insides/CPI split. I also got to molest my ears with the Mountain of Filth/Worse than Ever split…great stuff!!!!
So that I can get this smut posted I have one final question for you and it won’t be self incriminating to answer like a few others were. Is there anything that you'd like to say in closing?

Adam: Thanks a lot to you Janet for this really cool and interesting as hell interview and your support of my bullshit! I appreciate it! Also, thanks to all the other sickos who have supported the filth over the years and still continue!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Bloodsoaked talks with DOTDR about recent mini tour, addition of a new member and more!!!!

The reason that I got into this whole writing shit is because of bands like Bloodsoaked. You know the ones, the ones that work the hardest and stay true to metal but as a result they never get much press because they don’t have the $ and luck to get everyone’s attention in the arena these days. In any case, Bloodsoaked is one of the great U.S. secrets and has been tearing off heads with the strength and aggression of solid and BRUTAL death metal for quite some years now and has had three solid slabs of putridity with exceptional ratings in the press that has been given him. Yes, HIM….Peter Hasslebrack, Bloodsoaked up until this year was a one-man hit assassin and even as such he could rip open 80% or more of the full band “brutal” feces that drops in the bowl.

So if you’re into a no frills down tuned juggernaut riff assault that still comes up with new twists and rhythms for each song like a sadist does with each new torture and kill such as Malignancy, Pathology,and  Immolation without losing their unique M.O. then check out Bloodsoaked!!!! With the new addition of Joe Byron (Malebolgia) and the incredible tissue severing ability of 2011’s  The Death of Hope, it’s an adrenalizing surge to anticipate what this duo will try to murder us with next.

FYI: Peter also did vocals for the amazing act Archaic Winter on their  The Psychology of Death release a few years back. Definitely check out AW while your at it, seriously GREAT SHIT!!!! One of the U.S. many great death metal skeletons in the closet.

J.W. : Hey Peter, I’m so glad to get to do this with you, I’ve been a fan for a few years now and respect what you do not only because it’s killer, but it’s only you which is a Hell of a thing to pull off!!! Anyway, how,when,why did Bloodsoaked get started and can you tell me some of the history of the project so far?

Peter: Bloodsoaked the band (or just me) started in 2006, I had played in a Thrash band (Deslok) in Boston, MA back in the late 80's and wanted to start another band. The name Bloodsoaked actually comes from a web site I ran for about 10 years (1995 to 2005) called Bloodsoaked Promotions, it was first called The Intense Sound of Death Metal but I expanded to cover all forms of extreme music. The Bloodsoaked Promotions web site was a precursor to sites such as Blabbermouth, Metal Sucks, Metal Injection and so on. I had a huge following and worked with every label under the sun promoting their new releases but the majority of promoting was for the small underground bands. It was a huge passion of my (the web site), I lived and breathed it. To this day I receive emails from people asking if I am the same person that ran the site and people ask at shows as well. Back to the band... As I said I started the band in 2006, tried out a few people but nothing was working out so I decided to write a album worth of music, record and released it myself, it was 100% DIY. I had 100 copies pressed and sent them to labels, zines, collage radio and sold a few via MySpace. I was slowly building a following (online) and a few small labels were interested in releasing the album, I knew Steve from Comatose Music a bit from my days running the web site, knew what he did for his release and decided to release the album with Comatose.

J.W. : That’s really amazing!!!!! It’s always great to meet and/or correspond with guys like you that’ve been there before we even really had a “there”. So with that aside: What's it like doing something as skillful as death metal solo? Your stuff is better than a lot out there and yet it's only one man!!! That's a Hell of a thing to pull off!!!!

Peter: Thank you for the compliments, I don't know how much better it is than the trillion other Death Metal bands but I believe it's good. I'm not a musician, I'm a guitar player, I can't read music, don't know theory but I do know what sounds good. I try to write good, solid songs and not just take 10 riffs and slam them together and call it a song. Nothing wrong with making a catchy song, something people will be humming long after they hear it. I keep things simple, maybe that's because I'm not a technical guitarist but I have my own style that I've have for about 25 year now. I have recently added a second guitarist/vocalist (Joe Darling -he also plays in the band Malebolgia -also signed to Comatose Music). I have done everything myself for many years and now with the addition of Joe I'm hoping to write even better songs having someone to work with on a consistent basis.

J.W. : Speaking of the addition of Joe, I also know that you did a mini tour recently. How’d the tour go overall and how was it to have an extra man for the live gigs?

Peter: The three day mini tour was great, we played in Virginia, Delaware and New Jersey. All the shows were good, got to meet some new bands, make a few new fans and that’s what it’s all about. Joe had played 3 shows with me before this mini tour, a small warm-up show and then we went to Portugal and played the SWR Festival and then we played a killer local show here in Raleigh. Playing with someone else is great and it add a lot more to the live show, Joe is also doing about 40%-50% of the vocals now as well so it adds a whole new dimension. It now has that Dying Fetus, Misery Index or Nile thing going on with us trading vocals back and forth.

J.W. : I’d love to catch you live in the flesh!!! That sounds great!!! I've only seen a few videos of your live sets (pre-Joe) and they are seriously intense and really showcase your ability, could you walk me through how you pulled off a show as a single man shredding like you do?

Peter: With it being only me on stage the last 6 years I had to try to be bigger than life as I am competing with full bands for the audience's attention. I give 100% and try to make the audience remember the performance and not even miss the other members. Now that I have added Joe the live show is even better with both of us playing guitar the sound is fuller and Joe is taking over 50% of the vocal duties the show is crushing. With the dual vocals going and the energy we give the never question it, they go along for the ride. The technical side of things, its Joe and I both playing guitar and performing vocals with the drum tracks played via iPod through the PA system, nothing but the drums are on the play back.

J.W.: Damn!!!!! That’s a lot of work, but again, from the reviews and video footage, you really seem to put on a massive live show!!!! In regards to your studio work now, how does one man go about creating a classic ripping Bloodsoaked track?

Peter: When I'm jamming and write a riff that I like I usually will record it so not to forget the riff. I usually start with a chorus or a intro riff, something that jumps out at me like "Fuck yeah, I love this riff" and then I try to build around that riff. I take forever to write a song, as simple as they are you would think they are put together in 15 minutes but for me it takes forever. In the end its paid off with three great Bloodsoaked albums.. At this time Joe and I are working on a new song, our first together and I think I have been messing with this song for about a month now, just for this one damn song, again it's a simple song but I am loving it and it might be one of the best I have written so far, in the top 3-5 I would say.

J.W. : Most times simple is best, especially in terms of classic and solid riffs, and song structure. When you look at the entire history of hard rock and metal, much of them relied on simple riffs and construction that just ripped and Bloodsoaked is definitely solid and memorable even without hooks so your method works well to my taste and judging from your continued success I’m not alone in that regard.
So now that you have that second man, how do you feel about the process now and aside from that song is there any idea of when the fourth Bloodsoaked might come into completion?

Peter: The writing process for the most part will remain the same but not Joe will be contributing as well. Obviously I know what I want Bloodsoaked to sound like and how I like songs to flow but having Joe add his ideas and open my mind to new ones will only help. The same thing as when I wrote most of the last album (The Death of Hope) with Brent Williams (Drummer for Atrocious Abnormality). We would through idea off each other and in the end the album is much better than only having my ideas. As far as a 4th album I’m not sure, I’m under no time limits to write another album. I am looking at possibly releasing a DVD as I have so much behind the scene footage from tours, festivals, studio and other crap. Maybe a DVD that includes a couple of new songs.

J.W.:  I’ll keep an eye and ear out for new Bloodsoaked material but in the meantime, it’s been great to give you the chance to do an interview, it’s obvious when someone puts their blood and spirit into something versus going through the motions by creating something flat that only lasts a few moments versus a lifetime. With that final gesture of gratitude is there anything that you’d like to add in closing?

Peter: Thank you for the great interview and support, I appreciate it very much. Thanks to all the fans that have been supporting Bloodsoaked without you this would mean nothing.

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