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Interview

Interview with Dead Meat Grinder of Canchroid

Portuguese technical death metallers Canchroid are currently celebrating the release of their debut EP, "The First Slaughtering," which has so far gained a small internet following. Band leader Dead Meat Grinder has thankfully had the time to chat with Metal Underground about the release of their debut album and where you can catch him online.

1. Why name your band after an STD native to South Asia?

The name of the band just happened... It wasn't supposed to be anything shocking or mocking at someone, somewhere, as a matter fact you're the first one that asks me about the STD native to South Asia. It just happened to be an unusual name and there wasn't any band using it, it was short, easy to make a logo, easy to spell, basically that's it, we just wanted something that would be original and not a name that would demand a lot of work. That way if people seek for Canchroid, we know they will be seeking for us. I guess that's pretty much it.

2. You DJ at the Machine Shop in Second Life. At what times can fans listen to whatever music you like?

I can't really answer this question, because I'm not a scheduled DJ in Machine Shop, I just talk to the owner asking for free shifts and if I feel like it, I spin some stuff.

3. How big is the Portuguese underground?

The Portuguese underground has way too many bands to the support available, or should I say, there ain't enough labels for the bunch of bands we have? The unknown bands only get help or feedback from friends of the members. Plus, it's not an underground you would envy, every band tries to step on other bands trying to climb to the top or just because they feel jealousy. It's the wrong way to be in the underground scene, instead of trying to help the fellow men and get it to the top, they just try to crush it with everything they can. It's really hard for a band to leave this country. Of course there's exceptions, as in everything, but mostly the Portuguese underground is like "politics". To be something here they got to crush them. As for myself, I rather walk alone and support the bands that actually want support with Oblitteratus Radio.

4. You just released an EP. How has the reception been so far?

Better than I expected, to be honest. The few that actually took the time to listen to it and can understand the kind of music we're doing, made great reviews, so that part has been really great, I got to say.

5. Have any labels given you an offer yet?

Not yet, unfortunately. We submitted a few online to some labels that accept online submission, which is awesome and way better, but we are confident that we just released the record and it may take some time for it to get 'known' enough around, so labels could actually give it a try and contact us if they like it. Besides, we don't have something that you listen to in any band. Perhaps labels look for cliche stuff. We like originality and that's what you can hear on the EP along with our influences.

Thank you for your interest.

Cheers,
DeadMeatGrinder.

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Matt is a freelance writer living in Chicago, Illinois and a metalhead since 1999.

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