Are you trying to make the drum machine sound more natural?
Vocalist Richard Johnson: Definitely. It's leaps and bounds ahead of the sound and programming we had on records like Altered States of America or Frozen Corpse Stuffed with Dope. The band still have the digital grindcore thing going but having acoustic-sounding percussion takes things to another level.
It was a bit shocking to hear you guys added a female singer. How is it working out with Kat?
It's good. We're all friends and she delivers the goods on the mic. Also, she contributed some lyrics to the new album. I think the lyrics that [vocalist Jay] Randall writes faze me more than they do her, actually.
You've only played one gig. When are we going to see some more live shows?
I would say right around never. Scott [Hull, guitar/drum programming] has a certain concept in mind for playing live shows, to live up to the way he'd want it. And it's not going to happen. So we're just going to keep our heads down and continue to plough through split EPs up through the next album. The one set we played was an amazing experience that I won't forget but I'm not worried about doing it again. (Relapse)
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