Musicscan: Give our readers a short briefing about All Shall Perish, please. What
you guys currently been up to?
All Shall Perish: Well we are on tour in the us right now makin ladies cry and men jealous
with our large deathmetal penises. We are gunna be on tour for like 2
months so nothin but rockin for us.
Musicscan: As you were forming the band what was influencing the direction you
take the band and what influenced the writing of The Price Of Existence?
Comparing your two records, there are lots of changes to notice....
All Shall Perish: We were a little apathetic to a lot of the music coming out and we were
really tired of our last record so we definitely wanted to make a more
musical record. We also had a totally different writing process for
this record, we got our own practice space, sat in there for 8 hours a
day, wrote non stop and jus revised shit over and over and over....for
HMR we just wrote some songs really fast and threw em on a record...some
of us were only like 17. When we sat down to write this time we knew we
had to write 11 or 12 songs and there was no way we were gunna write the
same song over and over again.
Musicscan: What is the most significant way signing Nuclear Blast has affected your
band and its development?
All Shall Perish: I guess just realizing our music will be worldwide and having that
inspire us to write whatever the fuck we feel like.
Musicscan: What's your attitude towards All Shall Perish in general? I noticed that
are a highly professional working band regarding the music, but that you
the same time don't take yourself too serious, right?
All Shall Perish: Naw we like to have fun, joke a lot and fuck around on tour...we are
still kids in our early 20's and its jus a party right now for us.
Musicscan: Many of todays heavy (hardcore) bands seem to miss originality and
passion, but you guys have tons of both and i'm impressed every time i
listen to your songs. Is it just a question of the right attitude
music? What do you miss within the heavy music today?
All Shall Perish: I miss experimentation, I like bands that suprise me and do unexpected
shit. I remember the first time I heared between the buried and me 3 or
4 years ago and I was amazed at their crazy cross breeding of a million
styles...I was stoked someone was breaking down the ideas of how diverse
1 band can be. We are into so many different styles of music we will
prolly never write the same album twice.
Musicscan: Do you feel that All Shall Perish already has found its "own" sound, or
it still evolving?
All Shall Perish: Definitely still evolving along with us as people and musicians. The
price of existence definitely is a milestone for us but we are already
looking forward to the next cd with crazy ideas.
Musicscan: Do you feel that "The Price Of Existence" is a pretty good
bands sounding as of right now, or did bands sound change again after
recorded those tracks?
All Shall Perish: Well we will always love fast tech metal and breakdowns and it will
always be part of is cuz we are a metal band but we like trying to push
ourselves as songwriters and all the great old school bands that were
huge like pantera and metallica had so many different kinds of songs it
made them legends....we want to eventually write timeless music.
Musicscan: There are lots of bands out there these days, that are mixing different
aggressive metal styles with technical skills and hardcore breakdowns.
makes All Shall Perish stand out from your point of view? Is there
you would point out to be your trademarks?
All Shall Perish: We are still a young band to have trademarks but I guess its doing
things a lot of bands similar to us would never do....I don't know a lot
of bands who would have a groovey breakdown dying fetus style death
metal song and an acoustic master of puppets style instrumental on the
Musicscan: "The Price Of Existence "covers a lot of bases musically - there's
for everyone of hardcore, metalcore or more extrem metal. Were you going
a more inclusive approach or is it an intentionell drive to you to make
songs as varied musically as possible?
All Shall Perish: We just didn't want to be like one of those bands who end up in a
formula and singing about the same shit for 20 years.....we have way to
diverse of influences to let ourselves get stale.
Musicscan: Describe the songwriting process, please. Your songs are incredible
interesting and complicated but rarely ever stay in one place for too
All Shall Perish: All starts with a pile of riffs and we piece similar stuff togeather and
then write transitions and revise shit a million times till we can
listen to the song without vocals and love it, then we throw on lyrics.
We definitely change the songs up a lot, not much stuff goes for more
than 8 measures, but we get bored easily
Musicscan: Were there any particular adjustments or things that you wanted to focus
from a technical aspect? How important is the technical side to All
All Shall Perish: Its just all about writing shit that's fun and catchy but challenging
too, we arnt nearly as tech as a lot of newer metal bands but if u go
too tech it can loose a lot of catchyness so we try to use it tastfully
Musicscan: What bands do you consider to be truly inspiring to you? Do you think
your songwriting is affected by music your hear, or do you try not to be
influenced by that?
All Shall Perish: We are definitely influenced by what we hear in good ways and bad.....if
a style is over saturated u know someone may write a riff and everyone
will say eh heared it a million times before.....we are in this to write
music we actually like. And as new music comes out or as we rediscover
classic stuff it inspires us in various ways to write new shit that
meshes all the stuff we love as we try to put our own twist and take on
things. Throughout the record we listened to a lot
of.........necrophagist, opeth, irate, pantera, between the buried and
me, suffocation, crowbar, throwdown, hypocrisy, dimmu borgier just to
give u an idea.
Musicscan: What message where you trying to portray through "The Price Of
lyrically? Do you feel you were successful in this respect?
only have access to a cardsleeve-promo at the moment...
All Shall Perish: Its fairly straightforward in trying to get people to look deeper into
things that are considered commonplace these days in society, life,
love, government......everything. How our world and our life is built
off the backs of so many and how little we as a society choose to
analyise and discuss this.
Musicscan: What sort of show do you feel more at home with, your "average"
metal-hardcore show or one that places you in front of a "true" metal
And what is more challeging for you guys?
All Shall Perish: I know what you mean by this question sort of a deicide show vs a as I
lay dying show......but really with so many kids getting into metal and
how different the fans of the same band are across the country it really
depends on who and where hahaha but I'd say its prolly a little more
challenging to play infront of more traditional metal crowds cuz they
can tend to be very judgmental if you like don't have long hair etc
Musicscan: Any chance to see you guys plaing overhere in the future?
All Shall Perish: Tell nuclear blast u want asp in europe!!!!!