Beneath The Massacre Talks Road Work and New Album is a Work in Progress….

Beneath The Massacre is from Montreal who formed in 2004 since then they have taken their extreme death grind to the foreground of the music scene. The band caught up to discuss how the current tour is going and how the economy is affecting how they work within these tough times we're faced with.

1. For the people who have no clue as to who Beneath The Massacre is can you inform them?

We are an extreme death-grind band formed in 2004 in Montreal.

2. Your about to hit the road in more ways than one you got a Canadian tour and then you’re going to Japan with Obscura are you ready?

We're always ready! Seriously, we are playing more songs on our Canadian headline shows and the upcoming Japanese dates than we normally do so we had to get in shape for it. Playing such extreme music for an hour is exhausting and we tried to practice enough so we don't run out of energy by the end of the set.

3. What are your favorite things about touring?

Playing music every day, travelling, not working, waking up late, eating terrible food all day, the sex, the drugs, the rock n roll, ya know...Seriously, the touring lifestyle is amazing but after a while it gets on your nerves, that's why we're not doing it full time anymore.

4. Have you noticed the economy affecting your tour attendance or merch sales?

I think we don't really feel it because we don't go out on tour as much. So when we do, people know it’s going to take a while before they see us live again and gets their shirt right away compare to some bands that hit every cities of the world twice a year...

5. What are the largest and smallest crowds you've played in front of?

We played the Heavy MTL in 2010 in front of around 15,000 people and we had an incredible 7 paid entrance on our first Canadian headline tour in Oshawa back in 2006 with Fuck the Facts and Leng Tch'e.

6. What was the first concert you attended as a fan?

I grew up in the west island suburb of Montreal where the street punk/skinhead scene was pretty big. My first concert probably was a Street Troopers concert where I saw 10 skinheads beating the shit out of a bearded hippie. As for more "organized" concert, it would probably be a NOFX concert in 1996.

7. Any tour horror stories?

We once flipped our van and almost died all. I had 90 pounds dumbbells at my feet and it’s almost a miracle that they didn't crush any skulls while flipping. Drive safe kids!

8. Have you ever had an incident happen again and again when it comes to a tour?

Trailer axel breaking those double axel trailers with a break system is shit. It once broke in Detroit, rent a trailer for the rest of the tour that was finishing in Sudbury Canada about 6 weeks later, and then had to drive back to rock city to pick it up and go home. We played a show in Sudbury a year later where the trailer broke again...that time it took a year before we went to pick it up.

9. Do you remember the first show your band played?

Yes. It was a small DIY show in Gatineau and we opened the show with the song never more. It was funny because we did not fit on the bill and no one liked us but maybe 2 guys that were almost too much into it.

10. What band did you have the best time touring with?

There are too many bands we had fun with. There is our friends in Ion Dissonance that we really had a blast with, the guys in Cryptopsy are also really cool, had two good tours with Hate Eternal dudes, Carnifex are also people we really get along with, Darkest Hour dudes are also great...There are so many bands we played with and we enjoyed touring with, sharing stages, back stages, buses that it'd be ridiculous to try to make a serious list of who we had the best time with.

11. What the best prank you’ve played on bandmates or other bands?

We once got 20 burger king crowns and crowned the guys in Hate Eternal before their last song of the set "King of All King" in Essen, Germany. We then tore the pit up with burger king didn't make any sense and I still have a scar on my back from -I think- falling on a broken bottle...

12. What's new in the recording of your music?

We are not picky with our takes anymore or as picky as we used to which makes everything sound better. Who would have thought? The solution to our meh studio sound was to stop trying to make it better.

13. What else can we expect from you?

We're promoting our new album "Incongruous" right now so we should be touring for a little while but it won’t take that long before we go back in studio. We discussed a few things we can do musically that inspired us a lot and motivates us to go back writing A.S.A.P. So yeah, expect more tunes that should be faster, heavier.

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