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February 21, 2018

Interview The Brood


Hail, welcome to Sick And Destroy. Before we start the interview, I would like you to introduce yourself to our readers. To begin with where are you from and a brief history about your band?

Hi, I’m Aitor The Brood’s drummer. We are based in London, but are all from from different european countries, England, France and Spain. We started playing around February 2014. There was another drummer at the beginning but he had to go back to New Zealand, so I moved from playing guitar to playing drums, and Nando joined us a few months after that.

How would you describe your music? And what bands have influenced you the most?

We play a mix of hardcore, grindcore with some touches of black metal and death, but our newest songs are going more into a grindcore and punk direction. Many bands can be cited as influence, but the main ones would be Napalm Death, Agathocles, Nasum, Dead Kennedys, and Britney Spears.

How many and which albums/demos has The Brood released so far?

We released our first demo back in 2014 on bandcamp and cd. That same year we also released Swallowed By the Earth and Barbie Voorhees as singles. In 2016 we released a cover of a band from Canary Islands called Guerrilla Urbana which was included in their tribute CD. This year we’ll release our first full length album The Truth Behind and again, we are participating in another tribute album, a grindcore tribute to Motorhead, put together by The Hills Are Dead. At the same time, we are finalising a split abum with a sick band from New Zealand called Kittengrinda (https://kittengrinda.bandcamp.com/). We will be announcing the launch date soon.

Which ones happens to be your favourite songs? of The Brood and personal.

My favorite so far is Swallowed by the Earth, which as drummer is really fun to play. I am not sure as a band we agree on one best song – we all have different tastes.

Do you feel that The Brood’s music has changed over the years and how?

Yes. Though we have not been around for many years, our new songs are definitely getting faster and more aggressive – closer to original grindcore.

How much time does it take for The Brood to record an album?

We actually are quite fast when it comes to recording, typically a week or two. We spend more time on the mixing process and on the mastering – about a month.

Tell us something more about the coming album ‘The Truth Behind’.

It includes all the songs that we considered to be “finished” at the time of the recording, about a year ago. We recorded it at my home studio (my neighbours love me, haha) and I did the mixing too. The master was done by grindcore legend Russ Russell. I think the final sound is pretty sick. I’m happy with the end result.

Whats next? Working on any new album? If so, some details please.

Right now we are finishing the mixing of our split with Kittengrinda (kittengrinda.bandcamp.com), which will be released online and vinyl. We also working on new material: so far we have around 6-7 new songs we are working on for the second album.

Any tours, gigs for promotion of latest album?

Our next show will be at The Black Heart in London on the 25th February for the album launch, and we have a couple more gigs booked in UK after that. We are also trying to put some european minitours together. Germany, Spain, Czech Republic…

Any future plans for playing in Europe or USA?

We would like to cross the pond and see some familiar faces in the US, but that’s a bit more complicated for an underground Grindcore band like us. Let’s see if we can pull it off.

Has The Brood done any opening acts for other major heavy weight bands? If yes, then when and where?

We opened for Rotten Sound last year at The Dome in London and for Leng Tch’e and Enabler at the Unicorn in London too. Future opening for other big bands, that’s something we are working on for 2017.

What do you feel about the Metal Scene there in your country?

The metal scene in terms of bands is huge! There are amazing bands out there, but sadly there is not much support if you are not a big band already. This said, we can’t complain as we always have a loyal crowd joining us in the pit.

Any messages for the readers?

Thanks and please support your local bands. The big bands that we all listen to, were local bands once.

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