A few questions
to Bodies Lay Broken (US of A). (December
What drove you to play grind? As for the influence some
people may Napalm Death & Carcass. But Dead Infection
& Exulceration also sprung to my mind... How do you
feel about about these bands?
Lay Broken: Well maybe you are knowing this influences
of ours as being this bands of your reference you first
say, but also we are liking for many others that are too
many for listing. Of course we are very happy listening
of Dead Infection on "Chapter of Accidents" for
being great grind! Really fast all the time drumming is
really great there. But we're sorry the other of the Dead
Infection CDs we are not happy about. Exulceration we are
sorry: we haven't heard! We are a poser...ha ha. But the
other bands are the same you would think we are liking so
we will not say them all, yet the best influence of our
band members is the Napalm Death and Carcass in old Earache
What do you think of the stuff you have out as of now?
(The demo & the split w/Machetazo... is there more stuff?
Not sure..) Do you know what fans think about it? (do you
care about it?)
Lay Broken: We have just the things of your reference,
and also we made a song of Carcass for Carcass comp CD that
we think most grind people are listening of already. The
tape is not of "pro" sound than the 7" because
we had not been spending so much money with that so the
sound is muddy but it is good for listening like old lo-fi
grindcore records. We are not knowing fans thinking but
a lot of emails are saying brutal and sick so maybe this
is what they are thinking that we are ultra-brutal sick
goregrind death metal. But we are not knowing.
Do you have an idea how the album (to be out on Razorback)
will be like? How many songs are ready for it? Do you have
an idea on the length it will run? How does the songs feel
like (meaning... is it still gonna be grrrind?!)
Lay Broken: Who is knowing of time... It is bad being
disappointer to people when we can say this time and maybe
another time but then maybe it is not happening and then
people are saying to us hey you were saying this time and
now you are not doing this why is this. We two years ago
almost were saying yes we want to go make our record but
then we have things that make us delay so it is now a long
time past. Hopefully we tell your readers and you of recording
in early of 2002 and this is a time that we are thinking
sincerely we are doing the recording. We hope so. As for
songs there are now maybe 40 and 30 minutes and they are
most thrash metal like Tankard.
I wasn't able to figure out who's behind the band... so
can you tell me how many are you, and Who are you? Who does
what. It seems like you used a drum machine at one point,
but the stuff for Split w/ Machetazo featured real drums,
Lay Broken: Yes we know you are confusing from this.
We think to say it is better for not knowing faces so we
are not being underground rock stars so there is the anonymous
of our band. That is why it is confusing. We are not using
drum machine but some cheap 4-track songs were done with
drum machine because the drums were not at the flat to use
and neighbors say to not use drums in building anyway, so...any
case, on this Bodies Lay Broken mp3 page there is this songs
with drum machine but this is only fun. We are three people
like Carcass and one person is Steve.
What was it like to do a Japanese tour? How do you happen
to go all the way to Japan to play? Do you have a big fanbase
out there? One japanese guy told me the japanese scene sucks,
but it always looked great to me, my fave bands are from
Japan.. What do you think?
Lay Broken: Maybe you are knowing this sayings: "The
shit is smells bad on your own side but not the other side."
We think this maybe is why Japanese people say the Japan
scene sucks because for the not Japan people the scene in
Japan is not smells bad! There is nice person in Japan who
makes webpage saying good of our tape so we are thinking
yes there is fans in Japan for Bodies Lay Broken! And we
say maybe we are going to Japan for playing shows. So we
get off of the plane in Japan and we are screaming "YAY!
WE ARE IN JAPAN! THIS IS VERY COOL!!!" We are running
around cities buying things that are cool and talking with
Japan people in Japanese but we speak the language that
is not so good so it is hard for communication and we are
eating the Japan food riding trains and using funny Japan
toilets. Then there are rock shows to play which are good
with moshing and Japan people headbanging and saying "We
are liking of Bodies Lay Broken! Yay!" The Japan bands
are playing very heavy and this is good for us to be with
the heavy bands that we like. We are remember good times
in Japan for sure!
Your songs seem to have a theme.. which is Gore. Right?
So, is that the only theme or do you think it could be anything...
The cover for the split w/ Machetazo seemed to be delving
into witchcraft.. How bout that? And by the way, do you
actually Write lyrics?
Lay Broken: We are all making witchcraft and hope we
can do touring with Witchery but we are not liking of those
shit programs like Sabrina the Teenage Witch that are showing
fun of witches. Witches are not fun! This is all serious
practicing and making of evil and we are thinking it should
have the picture of our record to show people that witchcraft
is powerful for our life. We think this is all of themes
for us because if you are knowing you will know that gore
is for the ritual of witchcraft sittings so we are using
gore for songs and to showing the power of witchcraft. All
the lyrics are saying the lines as witchcraft is our lives
and our lives is a dedicate to the witchcraft we are making.
It is a lot describing the ceremonies too that take place
in the gore. So we are hoping that this will let you understand
some more of our cover pictures and the names in songs.
Yes now you know that we are writing lyrics for our songs
and they have the topics of my reference.
What did you think of the Carcass tribute cd that had Bodies
Lay Broken featured with the 'Microwaved Uterogestation'
cover? Did you ask to be on it, or people asked you? Is
there any other Carcass song you would pick for it? Wouldn't
you have liked to feature on Razorback's Impetigo Tribute?
And what do you think of this tribute trend? All these Slayer
& Metallica tributes... Oh, and there's gonna be a Dead
Infection tribute cd! (by Dead Infection guys themselves
Lay Broken: The story is one day we see the Carcass
comp CD plan and say to each other we would enjoy playing
for this CD. So we send this label guy a letter say hi we
have a band and it is called Bodies Lay Broken maybe you
are wanting for our band playing on this Carcass CD. Of
course he writes back and says hi my name is Bob and I have
the label here if you are wanting to be with the bands on
the CD maybe this can happen but I don't know now. So it
is passing months and we are practicing the song hoping
we can get a note from Bob but then we say dammit this is
too much months so we have to write back to Bob but then
we find out Bob is not of the label now. We get this message
sent back in the email because Bob's address is not there.
So we find a phone number and call and now we have to tell
this person again what our band is and we have a song to
give on the Carcass CD. This was kind of embarassment to
us because we call in person. But this person answering
to us says hi I am Bob yes we are needs an other band so
if you record this song please send to us. And we send our
song and that is all! We think if our song choice is not
possible that the better song is to choose "Rot in
Free World" because we hate this song. Swansong sucks
to us. Tribute records are nice to us because it is fun
for people playing the songs of favorite bands; it is fun.
So if the bands are having fun with this tribute record
then this is ok and more of this is not bad to have. We
are chuffed of Dead Infection tribute!
Bodies Lay Broken... Any reason why this name? Funny anecdote
or something? Or is it just Bodies Lay Broken and that's
all. (Well, at this point my brain hurts a lot and I start
writing filler questions).
Lay Broken: The metal people are knowing we think that
this name is from Manowar so maybe you guess that Bodies
Lay Broken is a Manowar cover band but this is not true.
We make you aware too that this is just coincidental of
with Manowar. There was a person who was yelling in Bodies
Lay Broken at the first part and he wanted this band name
so we are saying yes this band has the name Bodies Lay Broken.
And now that is the band name. We're sorry this is not funny.
Are you into... horror? If yes... Any fave movie? Pick
One if possible, and tell me why it is a fave. Are you into
DVD and stuff?
Lay Broken: We all are disliking horror because it is
not the real gore. There is this sayings that "only
death is real" and so only when we can see the snuff
movies is the good stuffs. There is this underground tapes
called "Accidents" of the people in hospitals
and homes and there are the videotapes that people are making
and they make compiles of them for this tapes series. So
one of the series is called "Power Tools Accidents"
and this is the favorite for us because there is hacked
up people. The hope we have is for this DVD because we are
liking DVD and maybe laserdisc version too.
And well ten is my number. I don't think I can think of
any decent question after that. Please add some final comments
if you have a few of those... and that's about it! Thanks
for doing this.
Lay Broken: If you are making two times 10 this is 20
and that is the number on the shirt of Dino Cicarelli who
was playing hockey in Minnesota long time past. Dino was
arrested for pulling his pants down in his garage when there
was a child outside and so his nickname was Dino No-Pants.
Also there is the band Pants Down Sailor. Thank you very
much for this interview stuffs! It was very nice of you
for us. Here is our webpage and email: http://hagamoto.com/bodieslaybroken