We recently featured Dysmorfic’s new track ‘Movements I’, we also got the pleasure of interviewing the band, Buccia (Drums) and Thomas (Fretless Bass Guitar/Vocals).
Distorting sounds since 1998, Dysmorfic combine extreme, brutal riffs with twisted and blistering ideas, paired with the fastest and most uncompromising drumming. Being a 2-piece drum and bass unit since 2014, the experimental side of their sound has broadened even more, for you can call it grindcore but there’s much more to it.
Several releases well acclaimed in the underground and distributed world wide, paired with a strong D.I.Y. work ethic and constant gigging and touring all around the globe, have cemented the band’s status throughout the years.
How did you get started, and what has led up to where you are today as an artist?
Hey, how is everybody doing? well, Dysmorfic has been running for quite a bit now, since 1998!! Buccia (drums) and I (Thomas, bass guitar/vocals) formed the band to release all of our frustrations and to fight the boredom of living in an average small city, so I guess that’s common to a lot of bands, right? We started off as a trio, bass, drums and guitar, just to end up as a duo, drum and bass.
The common line that kept us going on through the years has always been having fun doing what we do, you know, and believing in it. The message is important too, our lyrics speak about how the world is fucked by modern day fascisms, greed, selfishness… this kinda things.
Who do you feel has influenced your sound the most?
Well, speaking from myself, Thomas, I’ve been influenced by a lot of bands and music. From grindcore bands like Napalm Death, Brutal Truth, Agathocles and the like, to classic bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and such… Also some progressive or “jazzy” acts as King Crimson, Yes or Primus have been important to me, not to mention Jaco Pastorius, speaking as a bass player. Buccia, the drummer, has always been an avid progressive listener, as well as Venom or AC/DC.
The band that influenced us the most, though, has got to be Man Is The Bastard Noise. Music-wise, and attitude-wise, they gave us so much I cannot even put into words. When we toured Europe together in 2011, we learnt so much on every level, they kicked our asses off.
What do you feel sets you apart from other artists and gives you your own sound?
This is a good question. I think being a 2-piece drum and bass playing grindcore is a good starting point. I mean, grindcore is a guitar-centered music genre, and we got rid of the guitar a long time ago. Moreover, we are trying to be extreme mixing different time signatures and weird riffs to our songs. We are tired of bands sounding all the same, you know?
What has been your biggest challenge and what do you feel you have learned from it?
Being a 2 piece grindcore drum and bass unit trying to write original music. This is a big challenge. A lot of our old school fans are a bit disappointed by our “new” direction, but we are happy with it. We are making music that we’d like to listen to, not caring about what other people think. Most importantly, we are having fun with it.
Having fun in what you do is key.
Tell us about your latest project, what have you got going on at the moment?
Our new “MOVEMENTS”MCD is due out Spring 2022, all instrumental songs with plenty of weird stuff for a grindcore band. A teaser track off that is out now, for free download at www.dysmorfic.bandcamp.com
We have some local gigs lined-up at the moment, and if the pandemic situation will improve, we hope to tour Europe and the U.S. to support it.
What advice would you give to anyone new coming into the industry?
I’d just say have fun with what you do and believe in it. Work your ass off for what you do. You, know, if you don’t believe in your own stuff in the first place, how you’re supposed to think other people will?
Is there anyone you’d like to thank for getting you to where you are now, anyone you’d like to give a shout-out to?
Not that we are anywhere as a band, but I do recognize that, as an underground band, we’ve achieved something along the years. We’d like to thank the underground D.I.Y. community as a whole. This network made us release records and tour the whole world, which is way more than what we’ve ever thought when we started out