Summon: How did the band get started?
Rott: The band was formed about a year or so ago after I needed a creative outlet for my inter thoughts and feelings this was the birth of Scarification.
Summon: What kind of music do you play?
Rott: Raw Black Metal.
Summon: How has the fan response been?
Rott: It’s been great so far when I came out with Nocturnal Past I believe, It had about 100 plus downloads on Bandcamp it quite an honor to see a lot of people react to the music and post it. The latest EP was mentioned on a website blog which named tombs at dawn (new EP) # 50 On New album Releases.
Summon: Where did the band name come from?
Rott: The band is from United States, Albuquerque New Mexico not a place you’d expect a Black Metal Band From.
Summon: Introduce the band members and what they do in the band.
Rott: ROTT – All Instruments Vocals Bass Guitars Drums.
Summon: Who writes the music? Lyrics?
Rott: I write all of it mostly a friend of mine co wrote a song called shadow of the dammed off the first album and he also wrote a drum track for the new EP. .Other then that I write all of the music and lyrics from home.
Summon: And where do the lyric ideas come from?
Rott: Within Mostly From what I’ve experienced and went through also from the feeling of being disconnected to sorta speak with the whole world. I think it takes a certain kinda thought or outsider feeling to play this music it’s not for everyone. The subjects I deal with vary from disconnection to anger.
Summon: What is your view in Satanism and Occultism?
Rott: Well first off their is no denying it’s role in black metal but that world is not for me I think it’s been an overplayed card over recent years not to bash anyone’s views of course it’s just not my thing.
Summon: How many albums/CD’s have you released?
Rott: Currently I have 1 EP Tombs At Dawn June 10th 2014 And 1 Full length Nocturnal Past December 24th 2013.
Summon: Tell me about some the songs on the latest CD?
Rott: It’s a 5 song EP was Written and Recorded From March to May. I Have one song with a guest drummer called desert grave one of my personally favorites off of the album. We also have a song called New Age Already Gone has a Darkthrone kinda feel to it just a bit that’s another one of my favorite. The EP was overall a fast recorded process it’s raw like Nocturnal Past was it has some solid songs on it definitely some progress from the full length.
Summon: Do you have any side projects?
Rott: I have a doom metal project I’ve been working on for awhile.. hope to get that out sometime this year or next.
Summon: Who are some of your musical influences?
Rott: TAAKE Faagrim Bathory Darkthrone Burzum Muttlation Horna Drudkh And many more.
Summon: Which current bands?
Rott: Taake is not very current but that’s as close as new comes I guess haha I do enjoy the work ethic that’ bands like Leviathan And Xasthur Have.
Summon: What is the band like when you play live?
Rott: The band is very to themselves we try not to branch out to much to the crowd. I’m usually on guitar and vocals and with my friend on drums. That’s all about to change come next gig I’ll be on Vox and will have new live session players on guitar and drums it should be more moving around and more upfront in your face show along with some surprises as opposed to just standing there with a guitar and a mic.
Summon: Have you guys ever played in another country?
Rott: We’re Just kinda getting are feet off the ground hopefully someday if fans can make it happen.
Summon: How big of crowd shows up at shows usually?
Rott: The last one was fairly small but the next gig should have a bigger turn out I hope.
Summon: How is the crowd response when you play?
Rott: Well the last show we played. We headlined over some other bands and the crowd was not expecting what we were about t o do it took them awhile to get dialed into what we were about. They enjoyed it I think haha.
Summon: What do you think of the US Black Metal/Death Metal scene?
Rott: The US Black Metal Never really caught my eye too much they’re a few good ones out there. With Scarification I wanna be different from them it’s kinda that simple and part of the reason why I’m doing this..The Death Metal Scene has died out mostly because commercialization unfortunately but most new death metal lies in the underground that’s where you find the real gems and good stuff.
Summon: What do you think of the Overseas scenes?
Rott: They are great metal from across the seas I’ve always loved it from Sabbath To Bathory nothing can come close to the classics.
Summon: What are some of new favorite black metal/death metal bands?
Rott: Some Newer Bands I like are Faagrim They are great That’s the only one I can name right off the top of my head as of right but I have a few more I like.
Summon: When do you guys plan on writing any new material?
Rott: I’m actually working on some right now as we speak it’s faster material a little more aggressive.. Will see where it goes.
Summon: What does the future hold for the band??
Rott: We have a show in August I believe and hopefully a new album in the fall or winter depending on when I get it all done. .It’ should be a little bit different with this next album I think fans will like it a bit more hopefully. You can always keep up with the latest news on are Facebook @ https://m.facebook.com/ScarificationBlackMetal.
Thank you very much for the opportunity to interview me Hails from New Mexico -Rott
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