Summon: How did the band get started?
David: The band got started in early February 2001, by Myself (David Arredondo) and Guitarist, Joe De Leon, we wanted to make a band that was different at that time in the local metal scene, and we incorporated all types of styles into our music at first, thrash, speed, grind-core, and last but not least Death Metal…that style of music we created back then early on was different and we proceed to push it out there and let the people hear it and to our surprise, I guess you can say..the response was great. We manage to capture a different sound early on.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
David: We are foremost a Death Metal Band, we always have been and always will be…Our style does have many different changes and has the old style of metal…but we always strive to be original.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
David: Our fans have always been there since the beginning and we do appreciate them and everyone thru the years that has supported us because without their support their would be no LACINATION.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
David: Our band name came from a random list of names we wrote down early on and our singer at the time Jason Picon had this name LACINATION on it too and it just stood out from the rest of them.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
David: Currently we have Adam Flores (Vocalist), Jesse Onofre (Rhythm/Lead Guitarist), Arturo Terrazas (Bassist) and David Arredondo (Drums).
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
David: We all have a part of writing music and lyrics for our songs, we come together in the studio and write material there and we also write new material at home, I do write mostly my writing at home.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
David: The lyric content that I write is mostly comes from whats happening now and try to incorporate that into our style of playing sometimes it can get frustrating but that’s the nature of this game…we all do collaborate on writing.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
David: I have no views into satanism or the occult, everyone has feel will and freedom to choose religion, we are not a religious band so we do not get into that of topics.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
David: We have released 3 CD’s, “Unholy Trinity”, “Clone the Holy”, and “Darkness Reborn 10.We are currently in the studio working on our fourth coming CD…currently untitled as of yet, we have 7 songs on it…and it is going to have our most brutal songs to date on it, we are really forward to letting our fans hear it, it will be out soon in the coming months.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
David: No side projects right now…Lacination is our main project.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
David: Our influences go way back like the good ole thrash/speed metal days…Slayer, Merciful Fate, Napalm Death, Death, Carcass…so many bands that has influence us.
Summon: Which current bands?
David: Currently, I would have to say we are still enjoying new releases from bands like Suffocation, Dying Fetus, Cannibal Corpse..bands that have stuck around and stood the test of time, really impressive to us, and we also had the joy of playing with those bands on stage in the past too.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
David: Our live performances is what we live for, its our life. We all come together on that stage and in front of our audience we give it our all out there. No other way of saying it, but we are alive on stage.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
David: No not just of yet, we are working on it though…
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
David: We have always had decent crowds at our shows and playing in front of national acts…its insane!..thanks again to everyone who has come to our shows!!
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
David: The crowd is great, new cities we played at and the ones that we have played for are always welcoming…we appreciate the support!!
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
David: It’s getting better, we have some great local and regional talent out there, just takes people to hear them out and support them.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
David: I really enjoy the overseas scene, their scene is Brutal!! over there, so many bands that are ripping it up overseas and so many of them that we here in the states don’t know about them yet…but we will.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
David: So many new ones out there right now…Colonize the Rotting, Flesh Consumed, Insidious Torture…just to name a few…check them out.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
David: We are working on them now…by the time this interview is out we should be close to finishing up our CD.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
David: We are working closely to get label support.. our main goal right now is that and just keep writing new material and playing on stage, we are currently going out this summer to promote our latest release and we will be hitting the masses!!!
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