Sunday, December 6, 2015

Interview with Venefixion done by Patrick on 12-6-15

Here   is  a   new   interview  with  Venefixion  who  recently released their  demo  tape  "Defixio"  through  the   mighty  Iron  Bonehead  Rec.If you  are  a fan  of  old-school death  with  hints  of  thrash  in  some  of the guitars  then  this  French  band  is  a  band  you  will  want  to  add to your  collection  very  soon

Interview  with    Venefixion   done  by   Patrick

1.Hails   when  did you  first  meet  the  other   members  of   Venefixion? Was it  long  before you  all started the band? What  does the  band name   Venefixion   mean?

 We met each other back in 2009 or 2010 for the first time with Kev, and it happened a little bit later with Wenceslas, probably around 2013 or so I would say.
It was kind of long, yes, before starting the band. Indeed, we were living in different emispheres, Kev was in Australia and I was living for about 3 years in Germany.
That was such a distance that made that we could not actually record anything, so instead, we were writing music and lyrics on our sides of the planet.
VENEFIXION is a mix of Venefice that is the fact of poisoning someone using witchcraft and of Defixion, which in French is linked to tablets on which hair or personal effects were used to
take revenge. This is like cursing somebody so as to in Voodoo if I may say, but with a completely other dimension and also because Voodoo must stay related to Haiti and the South of the US.
VENEFIXION is actually a bastard version of poisoning via witchery and taking revenge by cursing somebody.

2. What  is  the  bands  current  line-up ?For  the  readers  who  have   never   heard    Venefixion's   music  who  are some of the  bands  influences? 

 The current line-up consists of only K. Desecrator on bass, rythm guitar and drums, W. Cadaver in charge of the Lead Guitars, effects and solos and myself (F. Goathroat) doing vocals and writing lyrics.
Well, our influences in VENEFIXION can be displayed by mentioning the following bands: REPULSION, GROTESQUE, MASSACRE, MORBID ANGEL, DISMEMBER, AUTOPSY, REPUGNANT and EXCORIATE (in a lower degree though).

3.How  long  did  it  take the  band  to  write the  music  on  the  debut  demo  "Defixio? Does the  whole  band take  part  in  the  writing  process  or does  one  member   usually  take care  of everything?

 It took us about 2 years to write the music, changes were made during that time nevertheless. As previously said, K. Desecrator writes the music on his side and I write the lyrics, then we meet up and put all of this together.

4.  Venefixion   debut  demo  is  being  released and  distributed  through  Iron  Bonehead  Rec.  How  did  the  band  come  in  contact  with this  great  label?

 We actually got in touch with another label at first that does not have any French band on its roaster, but we did not make it for some reasons. Then, we directly contacted Patrick, who we knew will be the very best choice
to work with. It was our first choice (so as to the label we contacted first), we tried it and Patrick from IRON BONEHEAD said he was keen to release the demo instantly after hearing two songs we sent him. That was a fast and easy
deal. K. Desecrator knows him as he toured Europe as live musician for TRENCH HELL and ASSAULTER and I used to trade with him at some point with my label MESSE NOIRE PRODUCTIONS and all went well, so he knew who we were in a way too.

5.Who   usually  writes  the   lyrics  for  the  band?What  are  some  topics/subjects  you  all  write  about?

 I write the lyrics in VENEFIXION. I am facinated by Death in its many aspects. I am also interested in the different forms Evil can take and this, in all the many areas and eras this world knows. This being said, this can explain some
of our texts. The first track off the demo deals about the 'Secte Rouge' in Haiti that is some sort of an obscure Cult that does Black Masses, worships the Devil, is cannibalist, kills people, etc. The second track is only a text that
deals about the death of somebody that lays six feet under, it is only a morbid song dealing about what will happen to all of us. Defixio deals about revenge through a curse set upon someone that will never get rid of it. And the last one
is inspired by the Aghoris, also called babas in India. These guys have a very deep relation to Death and Evil. This is a very vast and interesting subject to deal with.

6.Besides  the brand  new demo   "Defixio"   does  the  band   have   any  other   merchandise  available  for  the  fans? If  yes  where can  they  buy it?

 Yes, IRON BONEHEAD also made a shirt with the design of the demo reworked by VISIONS IN RAGS and this turned out very well. This is actually the official shirt of the demo. It just got released on the very same day the demo came out.
People can order it on IRON BONEHEAD or directly from us, on our Bandcamp.

7.Does   Venefixion   ever  play  live  shows  or  do  you  prefer to  work  in the  studio?

 We never played live yet. We will play live shows but at the moment we concentrate on new material to come on IBP in the future. We will play but not on a regular basis. We have to say that we will select the shows we will be asked to play.
We would like to be quite rare, so that we can deliver better live performances, and so, people can really enjoy our shows. We will not play live every single month, this is how it must be taken.

8.Are their   any  upcoming  shows  or  small tours  for  the release  of the debut  demo?Who  are  some  bands  you  have  shared the  stage  with?

There is something in the works but as nothing is set in stone yet, I can not give any further information regarding this. Anyway, people will see it when time has come. We have nothing confirmed but already some concerts in the works because
we got already asked here and there. We haven't played live yet, so we did share the stage with any bands at the moment.

9.In  your   opinion  what  is  the  best  and  worst  thing  about  the   underground  scene  today?And  what  does  underground  metal   mean to  you?

 The worst thing at this time about the Underground is all that culting shit. I mean all this crap about utterly limited copies of a tape or an LP of some guys in Feroe islands or wherever in the ass freezing North pooping in the mic and having
legions of kids behind their computers wanking to death on that, contributing to the culting of it, being more Black than Metal...Today, everyone has an opinion and spreads it all over the net. Also, people taint their uninteresting music with
 lots of 'atmosphere' to hide the lack of talent and people find that flabbergasting, no more no less. That is embarassing actually. The internet actually gives a hard time to the Underground IMO, it is just obvious.
Underground just means to me dedicated people doing their thing, not carrying of the hypes or trends, only enjoying what sounds like good stuff to their hears and not giving a shit to what people say and staying who they really are in the end. Underground Metal
is still strong today, thanks to some labels and some bands that keep on thinking this way...

10.Are  any  of the  members  of  Venefixion   currently  working and  playing  with  side  bands? If  yes  could  you  give  the  readers  some  information  about  these  bands?

 Yes, we all have other bands. I am still in a Traditional Doom band called RITUAL TEMPLE (we are not dead yet), W. Cadaver is the guitar player of Death Metal band CADAVERIC FUMES and K. Desecrator has many other bands that include PERVERSIFIER (Thrash/Speed Metal),
DEMONIC OATH (Death Metal) adn DEATHLESS BASTARDS (Punk/ Rock and Roll). He was also a live member of WHIPSTRIKER, ASSAULTER, NECROWRETCH or TRENCH HELL to name a few.

11.When   not  writing  music  or  working  on   band  business   what  do  you  enjoy   doing  in your   free  time?

 We work our ass off for not enough money as we would deserve, drinking fine booze and raping goats.

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

Thanks for the interview. Death is the most certain and indefectible thing on Earth, everyone must remember and respect it. VENEFIXION is Death Metal, we will come again as vile, hateful, furious, dirty, vicious and frontal as with Defixio!"

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