We were very crazy and only wanted alcohol and prostitutes…
Peru’s Anal Vomit have been puking out gore-splattered satanic death metal since 1992. In that time they’ve released only four albums, their most recent, Peste Negra, Muerte Negra, was released earlier this year (and reviewed here). Here, guitarist Noizer talks to MR’s Jason Guest about the band, the album, the metal scene in Peru, drug dealers, drug addicts, gang members, alcohol, prostitutes, gore and Satanism…
Thanks for taking time out for this interview and congratulations on the new album, Peste Megra, Muerte Negra. Anal Vomit has been working together since 1992. How has the band evolved during that time? How does the Anal Vomit of 2015 compare to the Anal Vomit of 1992?
Thanx for your time! As every band has a trend to evolve, this is not to change the original style, only to make a good sound, compositions, and recordings – all a band deserves when you have many years. All bands happen by this process and I am happy with the last album of Anal Vomit.
After 2009’s Gathering of the Putrid Demons, what was it that you wanted to achieve with Peste Megra, Muerte Negra? What kind of progression does it mark for the band?
Everything from the guitar riff, percussion, the level of the voice and lyrics – surrealist with darkness. All the work is very thought out and analysed; this does not pass in the past.
How long have you been working on the material? Is it all new?
We were working to make the recording for almost 2 years, composing and deleting things, trying to do the best for this change to be good and not sound different from the style of the band because many of our fans already know and like the old raw sound with much demonic violence.
Can you tell us about the album title, what it means, and how it relates to the music?
The title of the album is a metaphor for the deaths caused in Europe in the 1300s. Anal Vomit is like a plague; many European fans also have many Anal Vomit productions. In any case we are now the black plague that is expanded, thanks to all the fans.
What are the lyrical themes on the album? And where does inspiration come from?
We somehow learned to understand some English; it’s time that you learn some Spanish, hahaha! The letters are also surrealistic poems about real people that could be my neighbours – drug dealers, gang members, drug addicts, etc. They all have a dark side and it’s not difficult for me to do all this filth human poetry.
Can you tell us about the artwork? Who designed it? And how much direction was given in its design?
A dark artist… they are called Mottla Art (Austria). For me, he is a genius of black art… I saw many of their artworks and they are fantastic, full of gore and Satanism.
Nihil Soldier (guitar) and Joe Hoyle (drums) make their debut on the album. Why did you choose to work with them? And what have they brought to the band and to the album?
Nihil Soldier was always a friend of the band and he has recorded some guitar-solos (on the 2007 album Depravation) and he has also played in our shows for various years… Joe Hoyle (drummer) is very young and plays better than any old drummer, he has the speed and violence that we have always sought; in addition, they bring new arrangements.
The album was released through Icarus Music and is seeing a re-release through Gates Of Hell Records. How did you come to work with Gates Of Hell Records? And how will this benefit Anal Vomit?
Gates Of Hell records (Italy) is a new label, a sub division of Cruz Del Sur records; Enrico is the owner. It’s very important for us with great work in promotion. The LP version was released in May 2015 – with good reviews till now!
Anal Vomit has been making music since 1992. What are the most significant changes you’ve seen in the metal scene since then? Have they always been positive?
I actually live in my house, I don’t like talking to people because end up hating… the scene in my country is very good, it just needs a little more interest in being better and more metal death and to make this your life, even if it is impossible, and see if you can do good things, but everything with dedication.
What’s your opinion on the internet and its impact on extreme metal and the underground?
It serves to spread the plague of metal, and have faster communication with event organizers and record labels; it has the good things and some bad things. We must take advantage of the good side of technology. Not wasting time.
What can you tell us about the extreme metal scene in Peru? Are there any bands from Peru that you recommend?
I’m not the best person to recommend Peruvian hordes… some are very good, here have much talent, the only problem is that bands don’t last very long… in recent years.
Do you have any plans to tour in support of the album? Any plans to play in the UK?
Many years ago we have invitations. At that time we were very crazy and only wanted alcohol and prostitutes. It was a mistake, maybe not what we take seriously. Now we are veterans of the dirty metal and we think through things with more maturity.
What does the future hold for the band? New material in the works?
Yes, we are in the season of new music composition and lyrics. No rest for the wicked! With patience and do a good job!
Many thanks for taking time out for this interview. Do you have any final words for our readers?
Thank you for your interest and support to the band. We see in the future. Greetings!