Monday, December 28, 2015

Interview with Texas Trench Warfare done by Patrick on 12-28-15

Here  is  a   new  interview   with  the  Texas  blackend death  band   Trench Warfare   talking  about their  debut  demo  and  their  upcoming  releases  and  the   Texas  scene.

Interview   with   Trench Warfare   done  by  Patrick

1.Hails  how  are  things  going  for  you  and the  band?When  did  you first  meet  the  other  members  of the  band?Where did  you  all  get  the   idea  for  the  name  for  the  band?

Jay:  Cheers and hails! Life is well, and the band is marching ahead with violent intent! I’ve known our bassist, Kelly Bogues (aka Bogus), for more than 10 years, and he introduced me to Tony about 5 years ago. Bogus and I had discussed working together for years, but nothing came together since we were always busy with life and our own projects. Tony and I had discussed Trench Warfare for quite some time, and we finally got together at the beginning of 2015 and got the ball rolling. We wanted a band and band name that seemed unique to us, and one that fit the war metal style we were in the process of creating.

Tony: Hails to you Patrick. Jay pretty much summed everything up. Trench Warfare initially was a solo project of mine under the name Plague Swarm. Upon Bogus introducing me and Jay we discovered similar taste in metal and sought to create a violent barrage of music thus Plague Swarm became Trench Warfare.

2.What   is  the  current  line  up  of    Trench Warfare? For  the  readers  who  have  not  heard   Trench Warfare's  music  how  would  you  best  describe  it?

Tony: The current line up for Trench Warfare is: Jay on vocals, Bogues on Bass, myself on guitars, and we recently acquired Lee Fisher for drums. As for our a description of our music the typical metal adjectives applies, fast, evil, loud. I find it easier to describe our music in terms of style in influences. We have a vast array of influences stemming from older Florida Death Metal legends, Deicide, Morbid Angel, and onto the bestial black metal bands such as Conqueror, Blasphemy, Proclamation, etc.

Jay: Tony writes the songs and is our guitarist, and Bogus had a brief hiatus from the band during our first split, but he recorded on our demo. Tony wrote the drum machine parts for both our demo and our debut split, and he played bass on that split. Our next batch of songs will include the drumming of Lee Fisher, an incredible drummer who has played with Commit Suicide, Psyopus and with Dan Lilker in Overlord Exterminator. He is also working with Erik Burke who has played with Napalm Death, Brutal Truth and Nuclear Assault.

3.Trench Warfare    has  released  their  debut  demo  "Perversion Warfare"  how  long  did  it  take  the band  to  write  and  record  the  music  on  this  release?Does  the  whole  band  work  on  writing  the  music  or  does  one   member   usually  write  everything?

Jay: The writing and recording for our demo was a relatively quick process. We hit it hard and dedicated ourselves to the process, and we are pleased with the outcome. Like I said, Tony is the primary song writer, and he has crafted our material to this point. Our band, in a sense, was the evolution of his one-man project Plague Swarm. I am in the process of writing the lyrics for our next batch of songs

4.Does  the band  have  any  copies  of the demo  left  for  sale?If  yes  where  can  the  readers  buy  it  from?Besides  the  debut  demo  does  the  band  have  any  other  merchandise  available  for  the  fans?
Jay: Yes. Copies of our demo are available for purchase via our band camp page:, at which location a digital version of the demo is also available. We also have shirts that will be available in a matter of weeks if not days. 

5.Has  the  band   started  writing  new  music and  songs  for the  next  demo  or  possibly  a  full-length? If  yes   any  idea  when  new  music  might  be  available  from    Trench Warfare ?

Tony: We just completed recording three new tracks for an upcoming split lp " Of Vultures and Vermin" alongside Sturmtiger, Formulus, and Lugubrious Descent. The guy arranging the split, George Stewart of Abysmal, (Florida) is putting together the split. The other bands are completing their recording sessions so more than likely the lp will see a spring early summer release.

Jay: The split we have finished is entitled “Of Vultures and Vermin,” an upcoming 4-way split including Sturmtiger (UK), Formulus (Alabama) and Lugubrious Descent (Florida) that will be released via Surrealistic Fatality Releases. Our material for this split consists of three songs, as well as an intro and an outro. There is no set release date, but it will be in the early part of 2016. We have already begun writing new songs that will blow everything we’ve done to this point out of the water. We don’t have any immediate plans for a full-length, but yes, that’s what we are working toward.

6.Does   Trench Warfare   get  to   play  very  many  "Live"  shows  or  do you   all  prefer  to  work  in  the  studio?What   have  been  some  of your   most  memorable shows  so  far?

Tony: We have not played in live shows as of yet. Main reason being a lack of suitable drummers, thus the use of a drum machine for our demo and upcoming split. I've known bands to use drum machines when playing live but as for us we would rather have a human, (inhuman monster drummer haha) drummer for a more natural feel.

Jay: We have been a recording band up to this point, but yes, we will be performing live in due time.
7.Are  their  any  shows  or  small tours  planned  for  2016  if  yes  where  are  some  places  the  band  will  be   playing?

Tony: We have plenty of plans for 2016 to include another split album.

Jay: We will announce shows and mini tours when the time is right.
8.What  does  Underground  Metal   mean  to you ?

Tony: Underground Metal is the very antithesis of all that is trendy and acceptable. There is more creative control in the underground that of which you will not hear above the surface. Speaking for myself ive always found bands to be the best during their demo days. The other day I was listening to Amputation (pre immortal) and their two demos totally blew later day immortal releases out of the water imo.

Underground Metal is a community of die hards that live, breath, shit, and then again eat Metal.

 Jay: Underground metal is a way of life. It’s about walking your own path and being a strong individual. And on a strictly musical level, it’s the best soundtrack I can think of for both the good and bad times in life.

9. Trench Warfare    comes  out  of the  Texas  death/black  metal  scene.What  is your  opinion  of  the  Texas  metal  scene?

Jay: The Texas metal scene seems to be in good health, as is the case with the Texas death/black metal scene, more specifically. We are proud to be a war metal band from the great state of Texas.

Tony: Texas has always had its fair share of great bands past, and present such as the almighty Necrovore, Thornspawn, Nyogthaeblisz, Obesiance, Satanik Goat Ritual

10.Who   are  your  all-time  favorite  Texas  bands? Are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel  the  readers  should  watch  out   for?Jay: Texas has had, past and present, many great metal and crossover bands including Pantera, Solitude Aeturnus, Rigor Mortis, Kill the Client, PLF, Destroyer of Light, Watchtower, The Dead See, Pumpjack, D.R.I.. Dead Horse, Devourment, A.N.S. and Verbal Abuse.
If we focus the lens more upon death and black metal, there are, and have been, many fantastic bands like Absu, Averse Sefira, Necrovore, Imprecation, Obeisance, Satanik Goat Ritual and Plutonian Shore. There’s a new band called Condemner that has really caught my attention.

Tony: The same bands mentioned in the last question
11.Besides    Trench Warfare   are  any  of  the  members  currently  working  with  other  bands? If  yes  can  you  please  tell the  readers  about  them?

Tony: Trench Warfare has been a vision of mine every since I picked up a guitar back when I was 15, over 20 years ago. Yes im an old fart. I've played drums in a couple of punk bands that have long passed, but Trench Warfare has been my only band as of present times. Our bass player Bogues plays in an industrial black metal act, Zogthorgven.

Jay: I’m in a band called Kanye East. In spite of the silly name, it ranges from grind-influenced music to doom. The band name was chosen partly to make fun of the “brutal” named local bands that were lame. Bogus is in a band called Zogthorgven right now. I’d also like to make mention of the ambient/electronic project Static of Masses that is driven by H.H. Holmes, Trench Warfare’s friend and producer.

12.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this  interview  you   have   any  final   comments  for  the  readers?

Tony: Thank you again for the interview Patrick and your interest in Trench Warfare and thanks to everyone else, in advance for checking out Trench Warfare Hails and Cheers!

Jay: Please check out our Facebook page to keep up with all things Trench Warfare: There will be new music, splits, merch and madness in the new year. We are here to create violent music, and we will do so until our last breath.

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