Here is a new interview I have conducted with Jorge owner of the Brazilian brutal death metal label Rotten Cemetery Rec. so if you are a fan of death metal then definitely give this a read and check out his sites.
Interview with Jorge owner of Rotten Cemetary Rec and guitarist for Decrepit Cadaver done by Patrick
1.Hello Jorge please introduce yourself to the readers?When did you first get into metal music?
as they have read already my name is Jorge, glad to have to opportunity
to share some info with you guys thanks to Patrick and his crew. I
think i was a kid when i got my first metal cassete
iraon maiden number of the beast, bascally i went listen from heavy
metal, some black, and then i got into death metal when i was about 17
and until now, my tastes had been changing now, i like mostly death and brutal death metal bands nowadays.
2.What gave you the idea to start the label?How have things gone with the label so far?
always wanted to have a label, why? don't know honeslty, i think it was
because i was always into buying music, checking new bands or bands new
material reading the covers lyrics, i always liked to have the
real thing, so i started playing in my own band and had the trouble at
the beginning to release my own material, thats when i started thinking
on having a label, after a couple of years i started my distro then the label.
you run and work on the label by yourself or do you have any
help?What do you look for when signing and releasing a band?
manage almost everything from distro to production, i have a few
collaborators i work with in other cities but basically i run this by my
own, get some help sometimes from my wife or my daughter :) so i
would say its still a family business..
are your current releases that are available for the fans? Are
their any upcoming releases the readers should watch out for?
the current releases can be seen in any of our 3 main sites which are
mentioned at the end of the interview. I have a couple of releases so
far coming soon Ghoulish (cl), Vomit Of Torture (PL) , Gangrenous
(Cl), Severe Punishment (CL), Horror Paradise (MX), Maníaco (CL) and a
few others are coming really soon...also we are producing a killer DVD
from a killer band soon we will be announcing.
any bands are reading this are you currently looking for new
bands to sign or is Rotten Cemetary Rec filled up at this
are always looking for bands, but
we cannot sign all of them, we are looking mostly for Brutal Death,
Death Metal bands, no other styles for the moment, so if a band plays
this, and they feel they are good enough to become part of our label,
feel free to contact us.
6.If any bands or labels are reading this what styles of metal do you carry in your distro?
brutal death metal and death metal tittles, we carry some small ammount
of different tittles, but mainly that, and the labels i work with are
mostly the same.
your opinion what is the best and worst thing about the
underground today?And what does the term Underground metal mean
Underground means a lot to me, i
grew up listening to metal when it was all underground, today
underground lack of existence internet already took over that, which in
some way means a lot of exposition, which im not against
what is nice about these days its that the scene its even bigger and
stronger than before, people have access to the music they like so im ok
with it. I would love that some people buy more CDs to support not only
bands which are the main purpose of having a label, but labels too
which put as well a big effort trying to move their material as well.My
purpose when i became label always was to distribute the most i can the
bands i carry. Its 100% passion what i do.
you live in Chile South America I know S.A has a huge black
and death/thrash scene.But what is the scene like for the more
brutal death metal bands?
southamerica is great in all senses, there are a lot of bangers and a
lot of good bands from all the styles. I like a lot S.A. brutal death
bands, they have their own different sound sto the ones outside, there
are some very interesting bands i like to listen and a lot of new coming!!!
are your all-time favorite Chilean and S.A bands?Are their any
new bands you feel the readers should check out soon?
thats a hard question but from Chile, i like Defacing, Melektaus,
Godagainst, Gangrenous, Annog Vrnama, Hidden, Cranial Implosion, it
should be more i can't remember.. southmerican bands always liked
Krisiun, Sepultura (old), Internal suffering, supporation, Psicosis,
Amputated Genitals, Social Shit, Vomepotro and others... Im not a big
fan of classic bands from Chile, but i like Atomic Aggressor, from the
old school ones.
10.Besides brutal death metal do you listen to any other styles of metal or music in general?
listen sometimes from metal, some thrash, heavy,and black bands which
bands,which i always carry like in my car for example :) (Sodom,
Testament, iron, emperor etc.. ) and i also like to listen classical
music along with a few other popular artists from time to time.
then working on the label you are also the guitarist of
Decrepit Cadaver.What gave you the idea to form this band?
Death metal and brutal death metal gave that idea, my passion for guitars its what took me to it.
is the current line up of Decrepit Cadaver? For the readers
who have never heard the bands music how would you best
Cadaver started as a
death metal band, inspired on old school death metal bands, such as
cannibal corpse and suffocation, after a couple of years we evolved to
brutal death metal, right now we are into technical brutal death which
has a little of everything. Listen and judge yourself... right now the
line up is:
Christian Rojas - Drums
Christian Lancelloti - Bass
Jorge Reynaud - Guitars
Elias Carmona - Vocals
as mentioned you handle the guitars for the band when did you
become interested in playing the guitars?Are you self taught or
did you take lessons when first beginning?
became interested when i was young, when i was like 12, metal indeed
motivated me to play guitars, so I started on my own, i took a few years
lessons with a teacher then i went to music school 2 years but didn't
finish, but ive learn a lot, but not enough so i kept studying a few
things with a friend taking some classes again, after that i followed my path on my own and started my band.
14.Who are some of your influences/favorite guitarists?Besides the guitars do you play any other instruments?
like a lot Marty friedman, Jason Becker, Alex Skolnick, Vicente Amigo,
Paco de Lucía Ishan from emperor too..some guys i dont know their names
which play brutal death and other bands. I play piano, not great but a
few classical pieces. I like to play piano too.
15.When not working on label or band stuff what do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I like to spare time with friends and family, travel to places i haven't been in... barbecue and beers etc.
16.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out.Do you have any final comments for the readers?
Thank you Patrick for the chance of the interview with you guys, i hope you don't get bored reading it heheh
my label sites are:
also you can reach me in facebook https://www.facebook.com/rottencemeteryrec
thanks a lot and stay brutal!