Splinters zip through the air, and the bats tear away from me, dashing after their comrade. When I saw it, I convinced him to let me re-publish it here. Meet Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in the Dilapidation, an originally all-girl they've recently added a male guitarist grindcore quartet based outta Tokyo, Japan. From overseas touring to being a woman-only band in a male-dominated scene, this interview is sure to keep even Top 40-loving readers interested. Their wings tear through the air like hail stones in a tornado and set upon me as I flail wildly, reaching for the door. As a band that has played shows overseas, how did they think the culture of the Japanese grindcore scene compares to that of other countries? None of the songs really stand out from another. Finally, I asked if they had any messages to share with our smart, sexy readers.
The sound of furious bats with razor-edged wings and steel claws tear around beneath my feet, as they pound their wings, looking for escape. One of my biggest complaints about the underground music scene in Japan is the resistance to digital distribution through services like or iTunes. The new addition to their sound though, is the more upbeat progressions in some of the song that remind me of old school punk. One reason, perhaps, is the desire among both fans and bands to have something physical. I'm not much of a feminist, but I do hate seeing the sort of role models younger chicks are exposed to. A lot of people still enjoy the experience of cracking open a new case and reading the lyrics. Check out a video interview and more live footage.
Sandpaper tongues lick blood from the hole in my butt. Thank you for your attention! On the other hand, Makiko came to grindcore through the punk scene, which she got into through skater and punk friends in high school. They don't know what it means, either. After over a decade performing and writing together, I wondered what was next for the band. References: , All photos by RocketNews24 unless otherwise noted. Each of the five concrete steps takes a crack at my head, leaving dents in my skull.
For the unfamiliar people to their sound, they play a dark, unrelenting, and bassy deathgrind. They build up, go, and then stop. Aside from Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation, there are many other Japanese bands with female members, like , , and. At times echoing her better-known warsisters in Gallhammer, Makiko's vocals veer between high-pitched, frenzied shrieks and a knuckle-dragging death grunt that would do their countrymen in Coffins proud, while ostage, the band as a whole positively vibrate with kinetic energy if you were lucky enough to catch 'em at Maryland Death Fest 2007, you're sure to remember their jaw-dropping performance. While it might be tempting for some to brag about their band to anyone who will listen, it turns out the member of Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation generally keep their musical lives to themselves. Each song is fast, loud, short.
Three feet from the door. Screaming like a little boy with his dick caught in a vice, I drop the bottle of Jack and fling myself to the floor. Obviously, they also play around Japan as well, and you can find schedule information on their. A piece of the glass soars through the air and impales itself in my eye. The vocals, of course, fit right in, being screamed, growled, and shrieked at maximum intensity, with lyrics about everything from veganism to mutilating corpses. Tomoko, the drummer and mother of two, explained that they all had no problem playing in bands with men, but it could get a bit lonely. Some of the materials published here were sent by their own bands that allowed them to be published.
Y'all should know the score by now. Gasping, I wave at a stunned neighbor, who drops her groceries, cantaloupe cracking open on the cement. Fingers fumbling as I try to yank the coat rack out of my butt, my breath rasps in my throat. While it would be difficult to imagine any of the big Japanese music comanies trying to market a grindcore band to the masses, I did wonder how they planned to approach distribution. The best part of this release is that it has an almost perfect blend of death metal and grindcore influences. Nevertheless, there was a general agreement that they felt a bit more comfortable playing in Flagitious Idiosyncrasy In The Dilapidation, if only because it meant none of them were ever the only woman in the room.
Referencing , a book about the experiences of Laina Dawes, a black woman, in the largely white male metal and punk scenes of North America, I wondered if any of the three women experienced pushback or harassment. I can just barely hear myself scream over the shrieks of the bats, their voices alternately shrill and deeply demonic. We always love playing for crowds where everyone just goes wild. With the calm detachment of an aged butcher sizing up a cow, the bats stare, their heads twitching back and forth. In 2008, they adopted some bald guy named Ben on guitar since their previous guitarist had to leave. A cross between the most extreme subgenres of metal and punk, the guitars, bass, and drums are generally fast, distorted, and heavier than an out-of-control steamroller.
Based on their experiences, the three women agreed that there seem to be more women playing in grindcore bands in Japan than in other countries. Three-inch-long claws dig through my clothes and tear muscles out of my arms. However, there was one big difference that Makiko pointed out in terms of audiences. Screaming, I whip an arm up and smack one out of the air, sending the little monster careening into a close door. ZeroMetal is a blog that shares its music through p2p programs. Shrieking, the bats fall from the ceiling, furious at my whining.
Their eyes, glimmering red orbs, all fall upon me. I wondered if they were worried about being treated differently due to the rough nature of their music, but it was nothing so drastic. Oh, and as far as the name goes? Makiko added that it was never meant to have a feminist message or be a gimmick. One being that at one point they were all female, and the other being that they are from Japan. As they disappear into the clouds, I sigh, tears rolling down my cheeks. And now I need a shower.