Interview with SUICIDAL CAUSTICITY
1. For those that have never heard of you before, can you tell us a little bit about the band?
We are an Italian death metal band from Florence. Our current lineup, Dario Lastrucci (bass), founder of the band, Thomas Passanisi (drums), Edoardo Scali & Elia Murgia (guitars) and me, Gorgo (vocals). From our birth in 2011 to nowadays we had a deadly triple switch of line up and we release two ass kicking LP, “The Spiritual Decline”, our debut album and “The Human Touch” (that you so lovingly reviewed!).
2. How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recordings that you have released so far?
Since the beginning people labelled us as brutal death metal. Of course this not false, but we prefer to describe us as “simply” death metal, trying to play all the possible shades from old school death metal to modern technical death metal. Our trademark is variety.
3. This was your first release since 2013, can you tell us a little bit more about what has been going on during that time span?
Troubles of course! 3 lineup changes and an exhausting recording session with a lot of technical problems and bad luck. Shit happens, fortunately we survived and now we are stronger than before.
4. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?
As the author of the concepts I’m pretty obsessed with psychosomaticism and its processes. In other words, how something psychological can gradually become something physical, maybe violent or sick or else.
5. Originally the band was known as 'Orodreth', what was the cause of the name change and also the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Suicidal Causticity'?
Orodreth was the original project created Dario more than 10 years ago. The change symbolizes the end of an era and the beginning of another. Why we choose it? Because it sounded good ha-ha!
6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
A lot of shows but I think that the most important since now was our participation at the Purulent Deathfest II in London. It was fun, it was good, with a lot of people gathered in front of us just to listen some good Italian death metal. Our stage performance, more or less, is concentrated on giving our best offering the best music with best wall of sound possible.
7. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?
We’re seriously thinking about touring in this year, yes, and we’re currently considering many offers and options. But now it’s soon, for the moment we prefer to promote the music in our country.
8. The new album was released on 'Amputated Vein Records', how would you compare working with them to 'Ghastly Music?
GM is a sub-unit of AV, practically is the same thing more or less. They’re nice guys, helping you a lot in distribution and promotion.
9. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of brutal death metal?
Who listened to us always got good words for us. This is great of course, but there’s a lot of really good and excellent death metal bands out there, included Italy. So it’s not enough to write a 5-star album to gain feedback. You have to work hard for it. But I consider it a fortune: an environment with a lot of great bands motivates you to improve your level.
10. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We’re working hard on our third album. With “The Human Touch” with defined our sound and now it’s time to explore its potential. There will be a great revolution inside, you will see!
11. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?
At the beginning Nile, Death, Cannibal Corpse and Dying Fetus. Of course we still listen to them, but I can’t say that we are still influenced. We work really hard on creating our personal sound and we’re pretty confident about the road we took.
12. What are some of your nonmusical interests?
13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
Thanks for the review and the interview, thanks to all our fans that follow us and support the underground scene. We’ll meet again with the third LP.
This interview can also be read at Variety Of Death Zine. -DW