Somewhat comparable to the likes of extreme metal veterans Cryptopsy and relative newcomers such as Cephalic Carnage, the Kansas-based quintet Origin specializes in ridiculously technical, fast, and punishing death/grind metal. At the forefront of the modern technical death metal movement stands Origin, a quartet who are among the most extreme and precise noise-makers on the planet. The band’s jaw-dropping chops and absurdly heavy compositions have surely discouraged just as many hopeful metal musicians as they have inspired, and they’ve induced more than their fair share of ‘bangovers’ (neck pain after a night of relentless headbanging). But times change and so does Origin, as on Entity, their first Nuclear Blast release (they made the jump from their longtime home at Relapse Records after 2008’s Antithesis) where they explored more dynamic, but no less severe songwriting.
As technically astounding as their music is, it’s still about the same thing now as it was in the beginning: Brutality. And this updated version of the band, made up of guitarist Paul Ryan, bassist Mike Flores, drummer John Longstreth and vocalist Jason Keyser, uses silence, space and longer notes (remember, this is relative to death metal) to create an unequaled, unholy and more-devastating-than-ever Origin.
BB: I wanted to start by thanking you for your accorded time, and let's begin!
For first tell us how was the tour? I'm sure you have had plenty of good times
We played The Hammersonic which was awesome. It was a festival which is always a rush on, rush off type of thing. SE Asia was great! I never thought we would get a chance to your through there. The crowds were great and the people were really cool. There is a fantastic metal seen over there. We also just played Australia again. We were there 4 or 5 years ago and it was good to finally get back over there.
Tell me please how did you started to play Mike?
My father was a bass player and my grandfather was a bass player. I always had access to a bass. I knew early on that I wanted to play music. I never had any formal training so I basically tinkered around with it and gradually found out ways to play bass. The fret board slowly began to make sense to me and I began to see patterns. My technics are not text book. There were no "rules" as to how to approach playing death metal. I did what worked for me.
I'm endorsed by Blakhart Guitars. I currently play a Lunar 5 model. I also use Mesa, Monster cables, DOD pedals, Furman, Korg, BBE, DBX, and SKB.
I think the space concept set us apart from the normal Death Metal concept.
Ludicrous, Speed, Go!
Practice, work together with both your band mates and other bands. Death metal was developed by working together with people how had a common goal.
Troglodyte is touring right now in the US w Torn the Fuck apart. That are an awesome band and have really catchy material. The goal is to play as many shows Ina as many new places as possible and get the music out there. Everyone in Trog is really into making a working machine all the time. Those guys are really dedicated. There hasn't been a chance to play in Europe yet but we would love to do it if given the chance.
Hanging out with my wife and kids.
To the final, add a few words for the readers of Brutal Basarabia and all moldovian metal maniacs!
Thanks for listening. Hope to see all of you on tour this year. Cheers! (cu capu' ;))
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