Band Interview – Mechromorph (Metal 2 the Masses Essex 2019)

Deathcore band, Mechromorph, will play in Heat Three of Metal 2 the Masses Essex 2019. They face off against Wartime Nebraska, Dismanibus, Mercury Rising and White Raven Down on the 15th of February. The event takes place at The Soundhouse which is at The Bull, Colchester, CO3 3ES.

Each band will be giving their all to try to progress in the competition where the winner receives an amazing opportunity. A much coveted slot playing on the New Blood Stage at Bloodstock Festival, 2019. GBHBL are pleased to bring you a short interview with Mechromorph to help introduce them to the metal masses.

Have a read, enjoy and make sure you get down to The Soundhouse on the 15th of February to give them some support.

Mechromorph




1 – Why Mechromorph? Where did the name come from?

The name Mechromorph is derived from and inspired by the Necromorphs in the Dead Space game series (see Dead Space wiki for a detailed description of necromorphs 😉 basically one of those with some biomechanical parts. You can find a visual representation of what one might look like on the cover art of our EP actually.

2 – Tell us a little about Mechromorph. How long have you been playing together? Who is in the band? Where are you from? How did you meet?

Mechromorph was founded by former memebers of Descent from Aten – Mac Mills (vocals) Harry Barratt (guitars) Patrick Barker (bass) and drummer Louis Marson in 2014. After a few lineup changes the band then recruited me, George Sorsdahl and began to play live in 2016, Patrick left to pursue studies and other projects so we then got Matt Sales in on bass briefly in 2017, Patrick then returned and Matt has been with us on guitars since.

We all met through our local music scene (which is now non existent) we live in a small seaside town where people who love extreme music are few and far between so anyone whos in a band knows the other bands and we just happened to all be looking to do something heavier, Mac, Louis and Pat all went to school together, Matt and myself are older, known each other and jammed in various bands before that weren’t serious, i knew when we needed someone that he would be on it. And here we are, about to battle for blood….stock.

MechromorphPhoto by Rainey Thirteen Photography

3 – What artists, metal or otherwise, have influenced you and your sound?

Too many influences to name honestly but of course theres a lot of Metal, Rock, Jazz, hip hop, jazzy hip hop, experimental stuff, anything with heart, guts, riffs and beats for the most part, i think we’d all agree.

4 – With so many genres and sub genres around these days, what genre would you put yourself in?

We identify as a subgenre neutral metal band, but slamming blackened beatdown techprog deathcore metal would be the one.

5 – What will you bring to the Metal to the Masses heats? What can music lovers expect and how are you going to win their support on the night?

First, we will bring the party then they will bring the coroner 😉

6 – Any horror fans in the band? What are some of your favourite horror movies or books?

All of us appreciate horror but Louis and I myself are defintely straight up freaks for it. I am big into the 70’s and 80’s horror the most but i try to keep up with modern films too, theres still good stuff coming out all the time but that was the golden era imo.  The Texas chainsaw Massacre (first two) Evil Dead, Night/Dawn/Day of the dead, Return of the living dead, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Pieces! All the older universal stuff that started it all? love me some trashy stuff too, even full moon pictures like Puppet master and Demonic toys! Thats my jam right there. I could keep going but yeah, safe to say I’m a fan, been freaked out and fascinated with it all since i was a nipper.

7 – How about games? What’s your console or game of choice?

It’s all about the OG Michael Jackson’s Moon Walker on the megadrive! Seriously though we all use PS4 apart from Patrick who’s on pc and is all about that modded Skyrim but as for games we all jam a bunch of different stuff, for Louis it’s more shooters and anything with a good story line, been smashing the grind on red dead 2.  Mac is a huge fan of resident evil, the Metal Gear Solid series, Spiderman  and obviously dead space. Matt loves an RPG, final fantasy and more obscure games. He also smashes the hand cannon on fortnite, sniper shots for days!

8 – Have you been to Bloodstock Festival before?

YES! few of us have been a few times, i believe that Pat and Mac are yet to bust their festival cherries though.

9 – If yes, what is it you love most about the festival?

Bloodstock is the ultimate metal festival in the UK, caters to all the sub genres and just has the best atmosphere, no trouble, just a great time. Last year we had a blast watching Cannibal Corpse sporting Hawaiian shirts in the pouring rain.

10 – Where can fans check out your music, merch and find out more about you?

Our debut EP is available to stream on all platforms but you can get it for free on bandcamp. Physical copies are also available on our our big cartel page – mechromorph.bigcartel.com shirts are also available there. You can check out our social medias for more info @mechromorphslam

11 – Aside from hopefully playing Bloodstock Festival, what else do you have lined up for 2019? Any releases due or tours/gigs/festivals line up?

Aside from Metal to the masses we do not have many shows booked for this year so far as we are concentrating on our debut album, which we plan on releasing later this year.




GBHBL would like to thank Mechromorph for taking the time to answer these questions and we wish them all the best in their heat at Metal 2 the Masses Essex. Find out more about Mechromorph at their Facebook page, YouTube and on Bandcamp. You can grab some music on there, including their debut self titled EP.

Importantly, get yourself down to the venue on the 15th of February and throw them some support.

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