Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Overcharge Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording of the new album?

New guitar riffs and ideas was already flowing out of ours rehearsal room after the recording sessions, so we tried to complete the whole work as fast as we could. Fabio worked on the cover art while Josh & Panzer were searching for a label. Finally we found for the CD Unspeakable Axe Records which had already worked with Josh and his Omnivore project some time ago, for the LP Dead Beat Records and for the MC Hellforced Records owned by a guy from Atomic Death that we have had the pleasure of playing with in our country.

2. You have a new album coming out during the end of September, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the ep you had released a year ago?

It's really overcharged hahaha, really powerful, fat and clean... It's like a trip to hell between hot dusty winds and high flames, when you return on earth and look at your speakers, you will see them burnt!
The old EP was fast recorded (in three-four sweaty hours), it was a good solution to us for that time with a little budget. The sound is a little poor, but is the best we could take if you think of we recorded it playing all together in one track.

3.What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the new release?

During this album different themes appear: rebellion, hate, law, decay... always seen in a hallucinated or visionary, personal view, with lots of reflections on life and death. Probably this is a kind of concept album about the escape subject. Every song expresses the need to surpass limits and every kind of mental or material constriction.

4.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Overcharge'?

It only seems to sounds good to us. Anyway it fits our music's sound. We play well only with high volume and voltage near to explosion!

5.What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Best shows were played in squats and autonomous places for sure where the contact with people is really close. Usually we need about 10 minutes to build up our stage set and make a line check, then we start playing fast for the adrenaline. The more we mess around, the more we give. Some would say "we don't give a fuck".. anyway we reach the top when Panzer pukes off behind the drum!

6.Do you have any touring or show plans for the new album?

Maybe, we should go in Europe for this winter and maybe in Australia for the new year, but for now, it's early. Anyway, we always search for gigs everywhere!

7.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of metal and punk?

In the beginning we didn't know what to expect, it could be too much punk for the metalheads and at the same time too much metal for the punks; now we can say we get surprised by the good feedback, both punk and metal listeners like the Overcharge sound. Only with a little d.i.y. promotion for the old EP, we gained a big bunch of fans worldwide and some little labels reprinted their tape version (South America, France, Malaysia, Indonesia).

8.What is going on with some of the other musical projects or bands these days that some of the band members are involved with?

Nowadays none of our other projects is active, only the stronger will survive!

9.Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We don't care of what will be in the future, we are first of all good friends that love to play and drink some beers, and so are all concerts... only that we can't wait to make another album.

10.What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

Maybe the most of the influences come from Motorhead, Anti-cimex, Driller Killer and Exploited. We all love bands from all genres and times: from Johnny Cash to Nirvana, from Jimi Hendrix to Prodigy, from Sex Pistols to Entombed, from Pink Floyd to Disrupt...

11.What are some of your non musical interests?

Party, fun, hangover.

12.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Stop talkin' start drinkin'!
Thank you!

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