Summon: How did the band get started?
Marlon: Lyle and I have been playing together for years. This is the most recent material to come to fruition.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Marlon: A mix of different styles… black metal, and grindcore mostly. I don’t really care to define Absvrdist within the parameters of any one genre, but I’ve jokingly referred to us as Sad-Grind.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Marlon: Overwhelmingly positive.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Marlon: Albert Camus
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Marlon: Lyle plays percussion and does vocals. I [Marlon] play guitar & do vocals.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Marlon: I write the music, present it to Lyle, and then we make sure it’s arranged how we want. On future releases Lyle and I will collaborate a lot more. A personal friend of mine has written all of our lyrics.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Marlon: I have no real opinion on either, when I was younger I used to think it was cool to be into Satanism. These days, I’ve realized nothing really matters except doing what you enjoy. Leave it at that.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Marlon: One, ‘Illusory’ is our debut album.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Marlon: They’re manic, urgent, full of violence. Easy to get into and hurt someone to.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Marlon: A technical Death Metal band (no clean singing, synth passages or breakdowns, mind you) named Abhorrent, which will finally be releasing our debut EP eventually this year and a black metal project called Famine.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Marlon: I listen to Deathspell Omega a lot, other than that, I don’t really take into consideration outside influences other than my interpretation of what I want Absvrdist to be, stylistically speaking.
Summon: Which current bands?
Marlon: Deathspell Omega are one of the only bands I am actively listening to. Although, the new Dodecahedron full-length was spun a tremendous amount.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Marlon: We haven’t yet, but, awesome I’d imagine.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Marlon: Lyle has played outside of the US on many occasions. I have yet to enjoy that experience.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Marlon: Tons of great bands in both genres.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Marlon: Even more great bands in both genres. France, they’ve definitely got something in the water there.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Marlon: Deathspell Omega has been releasing quality material for over a decade. Dodecahedron is one of the most promising new bands I’ve had the pleasure of listening to. I don’t venture out and search for new bands, but I just happened to come across Dodecahedron and was pleasantly surprised. Seriously brilliant material. Execration from Norway is a phenomenal, hugely atmospheric Death Metal band. I’m anxiously awaiting new material from them.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Marlon: I’ve already started writing new material, have a few songs fleshed out and writing more for whatever upcoming release we decide to do.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Marlon: The sky is the limit, besides our drummer’s other commitments, of course.
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