Lurking in the shadows of South East Queensland are Degeneratum. This death metal band incorporates groove, core and djent elements with dual vocals to create a unique, heavy sound within a genre where it is difficult to stand apart. Liam took the time to give us this interview.
How would you describe your music?
The music comes from the many different influences of the band. It’s a blend of death metal with some modern metal thrown in there. We all have different influences and we try to incorporate that into our music
Tell us about how the history of the project?
The band started out about 2 years ago. We had all played in other local bands before meeting each other. Anthony our vocalist had the idea for the band and it took some time to find the right members. Peta, Luke, Alex and Greg were all recruited through mutual friends of ours in the local scene. Once our line up was established we started working on our first ep and started playing shows around our local towns.
What are you influences/ musical heroes?
Chester Bennington, Corey Taylor and Chad Gray. Those three vocalist are what inspired me to become a metal vocalist. Their ranges are absolutely incredible
What inspires you?
Life mainly. Everything from personal experiences to the experiences of other people, friends or family. The things you see in the everyday world around us.
Do you write on the road? or do you prefer to write in the studio?
I write whenever I feel inspired to write. Sometimes it can be at work or just sitting at home on the couch. Other times it can be on the fly in a studio. Whenever the writing bug strikes you.
What is your favourite song to perform live?
Probably ‘Sycophant’. I really enjoy the groove of that song. And it’s a lot of fun vocally.
What would be your dream tour to be a part of?
I would love to do a tour with Revocation, Soreption and Archspire. That would be awesome.
What are you current thoughts on the music industry?
Metal in particular is in a really good place in Australia, there is a really positive attitude and a community of helping and looking after each other, that along with the array of talent around the place means things can only get better from here
What is the funniest/weirdest experience you have had on tour?
We played a show in a place called Dalby and when we arrived we got a phone call from our drummer asking where we were. He told us had forgot to pick him up for the gig which was 4 hours away from where we lived. So the guitarist and I were frantic that we had apparently forgot to pick our drummer up thinking what the hell we are going to do. After 10 mins or so he told us he was pulling our chain and they were already at the hotel room chilling. Bloody drummers!
What are your future plans?
To continue working on our debut album and hopefully to tour further and try and get ourselves out there.