mercoledì 17 giugno 2009
Since I saw them live a couple of times, and I think these guys really rocks and are worth seeing live, I decided to interview them before their European tour, so, if you get the chance go see them touring with 2 Minuta Dreka. Check them out.
Here's the intie, answers from their bass player Righetty.
1- Hi JAIP, how's life?
Everything's ok. We are the same fool drunkards as always so we can't complain!
2- Speaking of you, you're a new band (right?), is that your first experience or you have already played in other bands? What pushed you to play grindcore? Why? What are your main influences? Where does your name come from?
JAIP was born as an idea from Capasso (drums) and LKK (vocals) in 2003, first things started in 2004 on alternate periods since 2005 when a stable line-up was found. Since when I joined to play bass and so we started as a serious project.
We all played in other bands before. Collera (guitar) played in 7bloodyhopes, still active and great musicians, friends and stage mates; Collera also plays in Terror Firmer, a kickass thrash/speedcore project that is also touring a lot around Italy: it has also members from Repulsione and Cancer Spreading. Capasso played in Able To Be, a post-core project and has a solo dub-step project. LKK is part of the black metal project Abyss and his personal project Le Maschere A Gas & Vedova Negra. I, together with Capasso and my brother, founded Slavekill, later joined by LKK too. This band was active from 1998 to 2003, it was a thrash metal inspired by 80s San Francisco Bay Area, like Metallica, Slayer, Testament. Then I played a year with Coffee Overdrive, a metal/hard rock band which is still active, and with whom I recorded the first demo and drew the graphics.
As regards what pushed us to play grindcore, I think it was because of listening to such bands as Dahmer, Locust and Nasum. Especially as regards LKK and Capasso. I and Collera, instead, we got interested in grindcore with the birth of JAIP, not before. And, since we love extreme music, we liked it a lot. And, in my opinion, an ingenuous approach, sometimes, can create varied but also unexpected and unusual parts in the genre. By the way, the influences are a ton, it'd be an endless list of bands. We listen to both European and American bands as well as hardcore, thrash and death metal bands.
Our name means essentially one thing: Jesus is not in Poland. But not even in other countries. It's our big fuck off to all the religions, also the one about money and finance. Having a God is harful for ourselves and for the weakest people. Anyway is also a fun name, and this is meant for us not to take ourselves too seriously.
3- I appreciated your cd "Holobscene", is that the first thing you recorded or there's something before? Are you satisfied with it? Plans for the future? Will you put out a ton of records like Agathocles or Unholy Grave?
Thanks a lot! Holobscene is out first studio-EP, before we recorded some live set that can be found on the internet, and we partecipated to some compilations, but Holobscene is our first official EP. We are quite satisfied with it, it allowed us to play a lot of shows around and to get the name out of our country, reviews have always been good, but there's always the chance to do better. By the way i'll calm you: we'll never put out a lot of CDS as Agathocles, but we are thinking of making a split at least. We are working on new tracks and we'll see if we will include them all in a new EP or use 4 or 5 for a split.
4- Speaking of tours/live dates, I can see you're about to tour abroad, with the nasty guys from 2 Minuta Dreka, can you tell us some more about it? Will you record some shows? I heard rumours of a possible signature for a major label and a departure for a world tour with Alice Cooper, Ozzy and Motley Crüe with dates in Rwanda stadiums, is that real (Author's note: this is a stupid question playing with the title of one of their songs, Caterpillars in Rwanda)
Yeah, unfortunately we will have to hang around with that smelly nastyness called 2 Minuta Dreka, they broke our balls so much that we had to take them with us.
No, seriously, Brandy, 2 Minuta Dreka's singer, asked us if we wanted to join them so we accepted. He organized all the dates and he found all the contacts alone, he worked a lot for this. We will play 9 dates in 10 days, we won't have any shower and we are really happe they decided to share their June's sweat with us! We don't know how we could thank him!
I hope we will have the chance to record something, and I hope it won't be just amateur video stuff, we'll see...anyway we'll have excellent snuff-movies when we'll get back!
Speaking of labels we don't have any and we're happy this way, too bad for the Rwanda tour (some days ago it was the aniversary of the massacre, but nobody spoke about it...).
Anyway in the future we'll do some co-productions for sure, we have already spoken with someone, but just for distribution and nothing more.
5- How do you spend your free time else than playing? Do you listen to other kinds of music or are you grindcore fundamentalists? Recently played albums?
Free time?? What's that? We all have a job, I study too, and in the evening we play. Collera has 2 bands, so the remaining time is really little. But we listen to a lot of different music, starting from Ambient, electronics, some songwriters (to be honest only 2...). I speak for me, my recent listens are The Crown, Mastodon and Francesco Guccini (an italian songwriter). But today, while coming back home, I listened to Nasum's shift. Capasso, Collera and LKK listen to so much music that 3 sleepless lifes would be needed to listen to it all. So, not only grindcore.
6- Intie's over, thanks a lot! Any last comment?
Already finished? Thanks a lot, it was a pleasure!
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