Buckshot Facelift (Usa)
T: How would you define your style of music? Perhaps a Death/Hard Core / Punk?
W: We like to think its somewhere between powerviolence, death metal and hardcore. Over the years we've taken on a lot of different sounds in our songs.
T: I was listening to the CD. "Universal Goat Tilt" reminded me much to bands of the ´80 and ´90 of HardCore, especially the beginnings of Ratos de Porao of Brazil. What do you think in this respect?
W: That's completely amazing to me that you compare us to the great Ratos de Porao ! I own their album "Brasil" on vinyl and spin it often! I would say that "crossover" bands like them, and also our local Long Island heroes The Crumbsuckers definitely influence our sound. We always want to have a very strong "roots" hardcore/punk influence, despite our brutal metal leanings. The big Hardcore bands from NY like Neglect, Sheer Terror, Madball, Indecision, V.O.D. and many more have obviously had an impact on us as well...
T: Sal and Tom are also in the band Grey Skies Fallen. As they do for having so much time with Buckshot Facelift and Grey Skies Fallen. Sal and Tom what type of bands like to play in two very opposite bands in musical ways?.
Tom: Buckshot Facelift shares 3 members with Grey Skies Fallen: Sal, Rick, and myself. They are very different styles of metal but we enjoy all types of metal and have a real passion for creating good music and a unique experience for the listener. We barely have time for all the bands and projects we are in but we make it work in between our jobs and families...
T: Listen to the Digipack "Living Ghosts of the North Shore" it shows a change of musical style. Do you consider it an evolution or experimentation of style for Buckshot Facelift?
W: That Ep was the first release with all material being written in collaboration with our new guitarists - Terrel and Rick. They both come from a very metal background so I think it was natural that our songs took on a more sludgy, death metal atmosphere. Our lineup changes have confused people in the past, so this is as simple as I can make it: After our founding guitarist, Dan, left in 2012 we recorded the "Elders Rasp" album with our friend Paulo Paguntalan on guitars. Paulo did this as a favor and departed the band quickly to work on his own projects after teaching the songs to Terrel and Rick in 2012. Once they began writing new material with us in 2013, we quickly took advantage of Terrel's tech-death wizardry and Ricks classic European doom metal sensibilities. To answer your question, I would call EVERY BSFL recording an evolution and experimentation of the band, "LGOTNS" included.
T: Concerning vinyl records which have been released looks much musical as well as visual work. That you think you work on these. Because of colors, and this extraordinary carved work on the b-side of the vinyl.
W: Thank You, we take alot of pride in the details of our vinyl releases, as we are record collectors ourselves.
T: Currently they are recording something new and you can get us something?
W: We have a big announcement coming soon! All I can say is that a new Buckshot Facelift album will be recorded and produced in May, and it will be released later this year by a label we are great friends. It is exciting to be working with a label again after 10 years of doing everything totally DIY! We are exhausted and funds are tapped!
T: Which bands are presented in concerts? Have they already been some Tour?
W: GSF and BSFL have both played extensively in the New York area for over ten years. The last few years, both bands have enjoyed short tours of the New England and New Jersey areas. We plan on heading down south and out west next year if the opportunities come. We will often have both bands play back to back the same night, leaving Tom, Rick and Sal on stage for 2 sets in a row!
T: Only are they engaged in music and these two bands? Other projects you may have. Can I comment?
W: In addition to singing for Buckshot Facelift, I also provide vocals for a death metal band called Artificial Brain. We are signed to profound Lore records and working on our second album.
Tom: Additional bands and projects include: Will is also the singer of death metal band Artificial Brain, and Sal, Rick, and Tom all play in Grey Skies Fallen. Rick & Tom also have a side project called Brave the Waters which is a instrumental/experimental project that is very thought-provoking and spacey. Tom also has an acoustic instrumental project called The Back Of My Face which should have a full-length album out later this year.
T: Some final words for our thousands of readers and The Legion Of TchorT Web Zine & Compilation. They can tell us what merchandise have and where you can get it. ?
W: Thank you so much for your support! We are all normal working class slobs in this band and it means alot to know that people enjoy and support this music we make on our long nights and weekends. Buckshot Facelift has been going for 12 years and we are about to record our 4th full length album, keep an eye out. As for merch, we don't have a proper web store up yet but plan to in 2016 so please follow us on facebook or bandcamp to keep posted! Til then you can always contact us through facebook or email about merchandise - Biolich@aol.com .
T: Sal and Tom are also in the band Grey Skies Fallen. As they do for having so much time with Buckshot Facelift and Grey Skies Fallen. Sal and Tom what type of bands like to play in two very opposite bands in musical ways?
Tom: Buckshot Facelift shares 3 members with Grey Skies Fallen: Sal, Rick, and myself. They are very different styles of metal but we enjoy all types of metal and have a real passion for creating good music and a unqiue experience for the listener. We barely have time for all the bands and projects we are in but we make it work in between our jobs and families..