Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Interview with Matti Way [Disgorge (US), Pathology, Cinerary etc)

Infernal Dominion unleashes an interview with the legendary Matti Way, a charismatic persona without whom it'd be sacrilegious to even think about today's brutal death metal scene. 


Conducted by
Ankit Sinha







ID: Hello Matti, how are you? What are you doing these days?


Matti: Good bro thanks…get ready for the Pathology tours and the release of our new album "Legacy of the Ancients" on Victory records coming July 6th...


ID Fans of Pathology are stoked to hear about your dramatic comeback after a pretty mysterious exit after ''The Age of Onset. Would you throw some light on the phenomenon’s responsible for those events?




Matti: Really nothing exciting to tell…Iam moving back down south with a lot more time available for music…Dave hit me up and asked me to come back and after hearing the new material I was in, and I brought Diego with me too...

ID : What are the current projects which you are working on?

Matti: Pathology, To Violently Vomit & Obscured Secretions…

ID :You achieved a cult status ever since Cranial Impalement saw the light of day back in the mid 90's with your disgusting and innovative gurgling vocal style. It was almost unbelievable to accept the fact that there weren't any vocal effects used to enhance those gutturals. How did you achieve such kind of a vocal tone and what was the inspiration behind it? And do you use any kind of drinks  to keep your throats in good shape?

MattiI don't really use any drinks…And inspiration wise Carcass Symphonies of Sickness, Broken Hope & Cannibal Corpse all were something I was really into and I just kept going to try and take it to another level




ID: The Disgorge camp later recruited vocalists like AJ and Levi who did a great job in carrying forth the guttural mayhem which you made as a trademark for the band but I still think that the peak days for Disgorge were with your vocal services. So I was always curious to know as to what reasons were behind your departure?

MattiThank you for the kind words…We were touring a lot and I just wasn't able to keep up with my bills and responsibilities at home to make it work…

ID: What thought process do you undergo before recording an album? 

MattiI  always have a concept and write all the lyrics around that subject matter...

ID: What is the news with Cinerary? Is the band still active?

Matti: We are currently in the process of writing another album now...

ID: It was pretty appalling to know the untimely demise of Infantiphagia. I had a lot of expectations after hearing the 3 track promo which kicked ass! What reasons were behind the dissolving of that band?
Matti: All the guys moved to different places and just didn't want to do it anymore…Dain and Alexandre remain very close friends of mine so who knows what the future might hold...



ID: Disgorge is revered as the band which revolutionized the modern guttural brutal death metal scene and has got countless admirers and musicians who idolize your music but there are also some puritans who detest this ''trend'' altogether and condemn it as nonsense. What are your views on this criticism?
Matti: People tend to criticize anything they don't understand…Just because they don't like it doesn't mean its not good…Almost all music is created from inspiration(trends), to me we've touched people in a positive way to give them inspiration to write music…
Iam truly thankful for the countless fans and bands that support us, without them this music is nothing...

ID: Which vocalists inspired you the most and made you recreate the monstrous rumble in an extravagantly vile manner?

Matti: Bill Steer , Joe Ptacek & Ross Dolan



ID: Have you ever visited India? Any thoughts about doing a gig here?

Matti: I have never been there but would be honored to play some shows down there…Hopefully that will happen…

ID: What other types of music do you like to hear apart from death metal?

Matti: Classical & old jazz mostly...

ID: Who would be your favourite vocalist/vocalists from the current BDM underground?

Matti: Konni - Despondency, Corey - Flesh Consumed, A.J - Defeated Sanity, Angel - Condemned, Obie - Inherit Disease, Mike - Devournment...
ID: Five bands/albums which you have been listening to lately?

Matti: Inherit Disease, Flesh Consumed, Condemned, Slaughterbox & Despondency...

ID: Well, thanks a lot for spending your precious time to answer this questionnaire. It was a great honor for me to have your interview for my petty blog. Cheers and best of luck for the future!
Matti: Thank you very much and it was a honor for me as well…And thanks to all the fans that keep this great scene alive…Thank you..




4 comments:

  1. Great to hear pathology is comming with new stuff !!

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  2. great questionnaire bro.....i lol'ed my ass out on the drinks part though!

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