Here is a new interview with Chicago's IL death,grind band Morgue Supplier.The band is really good and if you enjoy fast,brutal death metal then be sure to pick up Morgue Suppliers new cd and check their site for other available merchandise
Interview with Stephen R. bassist of Morgue Supplier done by Patrick
1.Hello Stephen how are things going with you these days? Please introduce yourself to the readers?
Hi, I'm Stephen Reichelt. I'm a songwriter/bass player with Morgue Supplier (also Lost Dog).
2.When did you first start listening to metal?Who were some of the first bands that caught your attention?
I was probably in seventh grade when I started listening to metal. Slayer was definitely one of the first bands that pulled me into the genre. That then gave way to Brutal Truth and Morbid Angel.
3.When did you first meet the other members of Morgue Supplier ? What is the current line up for Morgue Supplier?
I've known Eric Bauer(guitar and also drums on our newest release) since I was 15. He joined up on guitar in the first real band I was ever in when I was in high school – we've had a musical a relationship ever since. Morgue Supplier and a band I was playing drums in at the time(COG) did a show together in probably 2007/8, where Morgue Supplier was playing without a bassist(my good friend Paul(vox) even said something on the mic that night to the effect of "if anybody thinks they can hang with this, to say so" and I did!)-I was immediately interested and the rest is history.
4.Morgue Supplier is getting ready to release their second self-titled cd through Obscure Music.How did you all come in contact with this label?
Pretty sure it's the first self-titled. We shopped around and Obscure Musick
offered us some things with regard to promotion & distribution that we were very interested in. Seemed like a good fit at the time.
5.How long did it take the band to write the music for the new songs?Does the whole band work on the music or does one member usually write everything?
This album took a long goddamn time! Our previous EP came out in 09, so do the math! Every member in the band had equal right to bring material. Both riff by riff and full song. We also played a pretty hectic show schedule through those years and would be splitting rehearsal time between keeping our live show together, and putting together the new material. We were never willing to settle for anything that we didn't all think was pretty sick, and thusly, it took a healthy amount of time to get this material put together. Plus we all are big boys and have commitments beyond the band that need seeing to.
6.Besides the new self-titled cd does the band have any other merchandise or releases available for the readers?If yes where can the readers buy the band's merchandise?
There are several places people can go for band merchandise - see below:
@ our BigCartel page(CD version & other merch):
@ our Bandcamp page(digital version):
@ Itunes(digital version):
@ Obscure Musick(CD version):
@ Dark Descent Records(CD version):
Vinyl edition of the new album will be coming soon as well.
7. Does Morgue Supplier get to play "live" very often or do you all prefer to work in the studio? What have been some of the bands most memorable shows to date?
The band has been quiet lately as we are in a search for a drummer. Eric has moved back to his real instrument/guitar. We did do a show in support of Nocturnus several months back and that was a huge success, but have been trying to find the right guy to guy to solidify our lineup since.
We've played some insane shows over the years. Ulcerate, Grave, Anal Cunt, to name a few. We got the opportunity to open for Gorguts on their last album which was an amazing experience for me as I hold them in the absolute highest regard.
8.Are their any shows or tours coming up that the readers should watch out for? If yes who are some bands you all will be sharing the stage with?
Keep in touch and we will let you know!
9.Stephen you and the band come out of the Chicago Il metal scene what is your opinion of the Chicago metal scene over the years?
It's great to live in a city where there is such a presence of metal culture, but sometimes I feel like really pushing boundaries is not necessarily what is vogue in this city. I feel like Morgue Supplier might have a better audience on the coasts or in a scene like Miami. Don't get me wrong – we are happy and proud to be from Chicago.
10.Who are your all-time favorite Illinois bands?Are their any new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
Illinois bands.... that's tuff. We have played with Lividity – those guys are badass.... Other than that – we have a lot of friends and I don't want to leave anybody out.
11.Other then death metal and grind do you listen to any other types of metal or music in general?
I listen to all kinds of music – I have a music performance degree in double bass from DePaul, and also went back to school to get an education license so I appreciate music from all over the world. I play jazz, and am in several symphony orchestras in the region. Just keeping up with my performance schedule really keeps me on my toes.
12.Besides music we are big movie fans here do you get time to watch a lot of movies? And what are some of your all-time favorite films?
There's a spike Jonze produced the film directed by Tarsem called "The Fall" that is very meaningful to me dealing with the beauty of life and our relationship to suicide – some seriously heavy shit.
Big Clint Eastwood fan. Jim Henson movies are very important to me- the Dark Crystal/Labyrinth.
13.Who are some of your favorite actors and actresses?
Mimmy van Dotchsnendvansen......
I don't know – who the fuck cares?!? Hahaha..
14.When not working on band business or new music what do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I basically work on music full-time even when hanging out with my friends. It's pretty all-consuming. I run a small private school orchestra, and have a private lesson studio in addition to my performance obligations. Band business is my free time!
15.Thank you Stephen for taking the time to fill this interview out.Do you have any final words for the readers?
Thanks for reading – the culture of extreme and heavy music is very important to me, and I am happy to get a chance to talk about it- Keep listening!