Electricjezus Gets Musical

Russian, Moscow's Dmitrov act Electricjezus is a 2-band group that sets their instruments to classical, guitar, bass, and drums, The band's style is very multifaceted so you can find post rock, sludge metal, doom metal, power meal, black metal, hardcore, stoner, just everything you'd want is here. With all of this and more they wrote and recorded various material and have a whole lot more to come.

1. Can I get a backstory on the band/ band biography?

The current group grew out of an unsuccessful project from 2007-2009. The group then consisted of 3 people who played Seattle based music like Alice In Chains mixed with Mudhoney. But then it began to appear that newer trends were being experimented with sound, rate, and rhythm. After a while we reduced the group to only 2 members, the bass player played the bass and drums, while the guitar player decided to extend it's range by setting up the bass pickups in the electric guitar. As a result we came to the music style we play today. We then recorded a demo, released a split, and have recorded our debut album.

2. How did you guys come up with your band name?

Once upon a time on the internet, we saw an album with the old, strange and creepy photographs of playgrounds of the Soviet Union and adjustment. On one of the photos was pictured a blue robot with arms outstretched to the sides, which were pretty rusted. This is a photo we loved, and immediately there was an association with image of Jesus, and since it was a robot we named him electric jesus.

After 15 minutes of deliberation, we decided to call our group Electric Jesus. Once we recorded our demo we got to the territory of stoner and sludge music, and there was all the dominance of groups using the name Jesus', the words like moon, electrical, acid in title of band and we decided to change the name by combining two words into one, and replacing  letter "S" to letter "Z" to make fun this cliché.

3. Where is the band based out of and what is your music scene like there? Are there any local bands you could recommend?

We live, record, and rehearse in our hometown Dimitrov, which is located a half hour drive away from Moscow. But the fact is we can be considered a Moscow group just because we're there so often haha. The genre community is skeptical of our group and our creativity so we are put into a diverse group or groups. We have had the chance to play with friendly bands such as;

Pincher - all female punk-metal band;

Diet Pill - grunge rock with female vocal;

The Fall of Mammoth - viscous doom metal from the grave

And of course listen to The Grayscales

All of them can be found on Facebook\bandcamp go listen to them, you will not regret it.

4. What lyrical theme do you guys use in your music? What message do you want to send?

The central theme of the lyrics are nihilism, the daily life of an average person in reality, a lot of fatalism and hateful thoughts, wicked humor it's a mixture of realism and sarcasm so everyone has to decide for themselves.

5. What bands have influenced your band and its sound?

A lot of bands have influenced us and our creativity such as the Melvins, Jucifer, Acid Bath, Today Is The Day, Dystopia, of course, the founders of the American thrash metal and their followers - Pantera, drone doom bands - Earth, Monarch, Sunn O, oldschool hardcore 80 -x, grindcore, powerviolence and many others.

6. Is there any story or concept behind the Mud of Generations title?

The main track of the album was our favorite, we wanted this album to sound dirty, rusty, like mud. It transmits all that we wanted to invest in an album. It all falls upon you lowering you more and more like the scum that you are, there is nothing that could change that.

7. Who produced Mud of Generations and what was it like working with them?

We produced the album ourselves. Before we recorded it we imagined how it would sound, and we had wanted it to sound as close as it would sound at a concert, that way it would show people who have never seen or heard our performances would know what to expect from us. We then knew that we had wanted it to be published on vinyl it's a solid two sided release with full potential.

8. Who did the cover art for Mud of Generations and how much input did you have on it?

The artwork's design was done by this artist from Russia called Timur Khabirov. We had stumbled accidently upon his work, even before the album was ready. So we needed a design and immediately contacted him. What we wanted to portray on the album cover was to understand one another with this design. So in addition we were all fans of horror movies about zombies (it's obvious when listening to the album), so we wanted with the full colored print instead of the dark colored one, this was more of a reminiscent of the old zombie movie posters.

9. Do you guys have any new music in the works as far as a follow-up release?

We want to release a limited edition version of our album on vinyl. After it's released we are planning to record another album, but it's going to happen next year. In addition to that we're thinking of releasing a 7-inch record but not yet. We're unsure on if it will be a split or just a single. These are just the ideas we have, right now all of our thoughts are about releasing the vinyl.

10. Will you be shooting a video for any of the songs off Mud of Generations?

No videos. We had previously thought to do something like a horror-musical but it's not going to happen. To us it' probably easier and faster to record another album haha.

11. What are your upcoming touring/show plans?

We don't have any concert plans but first want to do a tour in Russia then it would be great to play Europe once we get our vinyl out there. (Hi to all the managers, sponsors, etc. Who may be reading this).

12. Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?

You can find us on bandcamp http://electricjezus.bandcamp.com/
You can also listen to our album, demo, split and download it for free or pay what you want. We also have page on Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Electricjezus/575252375818127

13. What is it you’d like a listener to remember the most when hearing your music for the first time?

The outro from the album and how it makes you feel like you need to get out of that bunker during the nuclear war to walk the earth again.

14. What can the fans expect to see from you in the future?

To begin let fans of such music be able to find us and love us. What do they expect from us in the future? Well we have a huge number of songs in different musical genres we'd like to try out.

15. Any final words of wisdom?

Do not believe everything people say in an interview.

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