Prepare to get slammy as Joe lays down some answers for us regarding his band Malodorous who put out their first full length out on Amputated Vein Records, Amaranthine Redolence, back in 2007 which I’ve been playing regularly since I first heard it. With a new album in the works, it’s high time these brutal underdogs get some exposure.
You guys are working on a new album The Carrion Recoil. Since not many people have heard much about it for a while, what state is it in?
Its getting done a little bit at a time. Just about everything is written and rough tracks have been recorded. We are all very busy with work, school, and our personal lives, so the band takes a back seat alot of the time.
What is it like being a band spread across the country? How much harder does it make it?
Its neat. We are separated by thousands of miles and still make music. Its a wonder of the digital age. It makes writing a little harder not being able to jam.
Since I met you through the sevenstring.org forums, I’d say it’s safe to assume you’re at least a moderate gearfag. What kind of equipment are you, and everyone else going to be using on the next album?
I’ll be using my 7 string Schecter Omen 7 equiped with a Bareknuckle Miracle Man, recorded through a Line 6 interface. Mike uses a 7 string Ibanez RG, although I’m not sure exactly what model. He records with an old Zoom pedal via in direct in on his computer.
What inspirations do you get for writing outside of music?
Life in general. The usual stuff like anger, frustration, sadness, etc…
What is your writing process like?
Mike and I get the drum track and write riffs over it. That’s just about it hahaha.
How did the band come together and how did you get your position?
Chase and Mike started the band a ways back. I got the position through a stroke of random chance when Chase stumbled across my youtube videos and asked me to join.
What tunes are you listening to these days?
Just put a system in my truck, so a lot of rap. I mean A LOT. Eminem, Immortal Technique, Tech N9ne, Biggie, 2 Pac, Jedi Mind Tricks, ect. Ulver is my favorite band, hands down. When it comes to metal, I do a lot of Devin Townsend, Meshuggah, Opeth, Nevermore, Periphery, and Animals as Leaders.
If you could choose to tour with any bands (musicians), who would you pick?
– Cattle Decapitation, seeing as the invitation to tour with them is still standing. I’d just like to tour in general, so I’m not too picky on who its with as long as they’re cool dudes.
How is the 8 string working out? Any words of advice for kids getting into ERGs?
– I just popped a Bareknuckle Painkiller in it and it SCREAMS. Its the best investment I’ve ever made. The range of 7’s and 8’s is now necessary for me to write to my full potential. My advice is to quit being a pussy and buy one haha.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how much do you love burritos?
– Very much. I want to go out to San Diego again just so I can eat some of those insane California burritos that are larger than some children.
Thanks to the band, and particularly Joe for taking time to do the interview!