Monday, September 11, 2017

Neck Deep In Filth Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what is going on with the band these days?

We just released our self-titled debut EP. You can stream/buy it at www.neckdeepinfilth.bandcamp. com

2. How would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the ep?

Others have been saying it sounds like a combination of hardcore and crust. So, I guess we can go with that description.

3. A lot of the lyrics cover political themes, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this topic?

Well, unless one plans to stay wilfully ignorant, it’s impossible not to have an interest in what’s going on around us. The dominance of the right wing, the bigotry, the hateful nationalism, it all starts weighing down on you. The lyrics therefore serve as an outlet for me.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Neck Deep In Filth'?

Living here, we’re surrounded by scum racists, bigots, misogynists, Hindu fundamentalists, and dumb ultranationalists. We’re neck deep in filth.

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

We’ve only played two shows thus far and both have been great. As for describing our stage performance, I have no idea. That’s a question for the audience haha

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

We’ll definitely be playing a lot more shows but touring isn’t on the agenda.

7. Currently you are unsigned, are you looking for label or have received any interest?

No interest from labels so far but we’d love to get tapes out.

8. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of crust punk and hardcore?

The response has surpassed our expectations.

We worked with our friends in Qabar - Extreme Music PR ( for this release, and they’ve pretty much gone all out in spreading the “filth” haha. We never could have gotten the reach and feedback we’ve received on our own. Riz from Unite Asia ( / Dagger ( too has been instrumental in getting the word out.

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

Our drummer plays in a technical death metal band called Asphyxiate ( asphyxiatenep/). They recently released an EP. Our guitarist plays in a punk band called Squirt Guns (https://squirtgunsnepal. and our bassist and I are part of a metallic hardcore band called Jugaa ( Squirt Guns and Jugaa are on an indefinite hiatus right now, however.

10. When can we expect a full length and also where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

I believe the EP is the perfect medium when it comes to hardcore/punk so I’m really not in favor of recording a full length for that reason. We’ll probably be putting out another EP next year but before that, we’re dropping a split with another South Asian band. Musically, I hope our sound gets darker.

11. 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?

On my part, when it comes to NDIF, it’s Cursed, Left For Dead, and Haymaker. Our guitarist is into crust bands like Alpinist and Downfall of Gaia, along with some screamo. ��I’ve been listening to the new Integrity and All Out War lately. And lots of old Paradise Lost.

12. How would you describe the metal, punk and hardcore scenes in your home country of Nepal?

The underground here is great. We probably have the best scene in all of South Asia currently, to be honest. Don’t believe me? Come to the shows.

13. What are some of your non-musical interests?

I like reading. I like drinking. I also collect band shirts, but that’s probably related to music.

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

Thanks for the interview. Listen to our EP.

1 comment:

  1. real punk still exists in third worlds. great ep, from top to bottom.