Project: Failing Flesh interview (11/2003)
|With:||Tim Gutierrez and Kevin 131|
Project: Failing Flesh
A few months before the release of their first album 'A Beautiful Sickness', and right after their signing with Karmageddon records, the two musicians of Project:Failing Flesh are trying to let their music infest the whole world... Welcome into the sick and funny minds of two invaders.
FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT INTO YOUR MUSIC, CAN YOU SUM
UP YOUR CAREER? AND TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS STRANGE
Tim- Yeah, in 2002, from time to time Kevin and I
started going down in the studio and writing heavy
songs for the fun of it. As we completed more songs
and started to get more serious about what we were
doing we started to search for a vocalist. We had a
few guys from our area but stuff with them didn't work
out so we decided to contact Eric. He was open to the
idea of working with us and we finished up the disc "A
Beautiful Sickness" in early 2003.... The name kinda
represents the various aspects of the failing of
humans. Like the process of how man breaks down
physically, socially, and mentally whether through the
aging process or other factors.
WITH ERIC FORREST SINGING IN E-FORCE, DO YOU
CONSIDER PROJECT: FAILING FLESH AS A REAL BAND OR JUST
AS A SIDE PROJECT?
Kevin- Well, I guess whatever a "band" is nowadays,
yes, we are a real band, and play real music and put
out real records. So, in that sense of course.. we
just want to put make good records and hope people
Tim- I would agree. We describe ourselves as a real
band as we put a lot of time and focus into our music.
For Kev and I at least, this is our priority and is
where all our music writing energies go.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SIDE PROJECTS?
Tim- Other than Eric having E-Force, which is his
main band, we don't have any other projects going on
right now. Oh yeah... I think he was doing some stuff
with the guitar guy Borislav Mitic too but I'm not
sure what's going on with that right now.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO SIGN WITH KARMAGEDDON?
Tim- Karmageddon seemed to be totally into the disc
we had sent them. They offered us a cool deal so we
decided to go with them. Also, when they were
Hammerheart we enjoyed stuff they had put out and also
took into account that they had been doing their label
for a good while and would be able to help us get the
disc out there for more people to have access to it.
WHY HAS THE RELEASE OF 'A BEAUTIFUL SICKNESS' BEEN
Kevin- The record has been delayed due to record
company things. You know how business goes. In the
long run, we don't really mind, we took two years off
and on doing this record and we are already busy
working on the new record. This one will surface soon
enough. Besides, having a record come out right around
the holidays is not as good. I mean we don't exactly
play Christmas music haha!
DO YOU AGREE IF I DEFINE YOUR MUSIC AS A MIX
BETWEEN ARCH ENEMY AND DEVIN TOWNSEND?
Kevin- Sure, you can define it any way you'd like. I
know that seems like a cop out, but it isn't. Whatever
markers or comparisons are helpful so people have a
better feel for what we sound like, that will work.
And when they hear the record they can tell that we
don't sound exactly like either band... but having a
reference never hurts I suppose. Whatever the case
we'll just kinda keep writing what feels right to us.
DO YOU WISH TO DEVELOP THE SCIENTIFIC/MEDICAL
APPROACH OF YOUR LYRICS ON THE FUTURE RELEASES? OR WAS
IT ONLY A CONCEPT FOR YOUR FIRST ALBUM?
Tim- It will probably continue, as it's a natural
interest, but to what extent I'm not really sure yet.
It all kinda depends on what lyrics we feel fit best
with the newer songs. So it's sort of hard to say
right now if it will play as large a part in the
concept as before or not.
ON YOUR WEBSITE, THERE IS A PAGE CALLED 'MEDICAL
DRAMAS' WHICH IS DEDICATED TO BOXERS. WHAT IS THE
PURPOSE OF THIS PAGE?
Tim- We put up that page just to throw medical
related interest tidbits up there and to have a little
something different we could do with the site. The
first one ended up being about boxers because I'm a
huge boxing fan and it was a bunch of articles about
boxers in comas that kinda led me to read up more on
some of the coma and harvesting subjects that got
covered in the lyrics and word collage thing in the CD
booklet. Actually the "Medical Dramas" page was gonna
be updated more often but our lazy asses haven't
changed it recently haha!
ALL THE REVIEWS FOR 'A BEAUTIFUL SICKNESS' ARE
DITHYRAMBIC... ARE YOU FULLY SATISFIED WITH THE ALBUM?
Kevin- Yes, we are very happy with how the record
came out. It was a blast writing these tunes, and
Eric's vocals gave them a great spark of life. We are
busy trying new things and working on new tunes
HAVE YOU TESTED YOUR SONGS LIVE YET?
Tim- No, haven't really played them live yet. We're
kinda set up more as a studio band right now. I'm sure
they'd be pretty heavy and transfer well if the right
situation came along and we got together a live show.
The core of the songs are pretty much guitar riff and
drum based so pulling them off live shouldn't be too
DO YOU PLAN TO TOUR AROUND THE WORLD?
Tim- Plans to tour aren't really realistic for us
right now. Eric has E-Force, there is the distance
factor in where we live that makes rehearsal a bit
tough, and Kev and I have day jobs which we need in
order to pay the bills,etc. Also, we kinda just enjoy
focusing on the writing and recording more. Going out
on a long tour is really hard for a band at our level
unless there is some sort of demand where enough
people really want to see you.
WHAT CAN YOU SAY TO THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW YOU YET,
TO PUSH THEM TO LISTEN TO PROJECT: FAILING FLESH?
Tim- If you listen to P:FF beautiful women will love
you, you'll gain more friends, your breath will no
longer stink, you'll gets tons of free beer, huge sums
of money will come your way, and you'll be always
THANKS FOR YOUR TIME GUYS AND SEE YOU SOON.
Tim- Thanks alot for the cool interview Deadsoulman.
Continued success to both you and the rest of Metal
Storm with the zine!
Kevin - Yep, thanks for the interview!! Check our
website for more info.
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