Interviews: Sadistic Embodiment


On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the  Death Metal band, Sadistic Embodiment, from Canada. Check out the interview and follow the band on their FACEBOOK PAGE.

1. Where did you get the idea for the band name, you planned it or came out just like that?

When we first formed, the three of us brainstormed a number of names suitable for a death metal band. Before adopting a name, I wrote the lyrics for Gluttonous Perversion. This song was inspired by fat, powerful and heinous people who abuse and sexually assault the vulnerable. The inspiration came from the Harvey Weinstein trials. Check out the art for our first EP, self-titled Sadistic Embodiment. This song inspired the name of the group and also the general theme of the lyrical content for all our music up to today. The band name encapsulates the darkness within the human condition. Externally, internally and unintentionally we exude sadism as a side effect of our complexity.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

The original members were all in bands prior and none of them were what I call straight forward death metal, no subgenres or gimmicks. There is a lack of death metal bands in Edmonton and Calgary. There are many thrash metal, brutal death metal, tech death, folk metal and deathcore. We set out to explore this genre based on our enjoyment of bands like Aeon, Bloodbath, and Abysmal Dawn for example.

3. Did you know each other before the band was formed?

Bryan and I have known each other through the metal scene in Edmonton for the better part of ten years. He introduced me to Helge (ex-guitarist), Jason Cullen (rhythm guitarist), and Nate (ex-vocalist). These three guys didn’t really know each other and neither did I, other than in passing from shows. Later we brought on Wally Fischer, who was my long time bandmate from the melodic death metal band Sonorous Odium. Over the last three years, we have gotten to know each other quite well I must say.

4. Each band member's favourite band?

Bryan’s favorite band is probably Metallica. Wally has one tattoo and that is the name Watain Jason loves Machinehead Curtis really digs Hypocrisy

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

Musically our music is inspired by gut feeling on the spot. We jam creatively and write usually as a group. Sometimes Jason writes a song or brings new riffs from home. Bryan arranges the structure of the songs. Our lyrics come from human experience or personal experience in old times, modern era or psychology.

6. Where was your last gig?

We played the Temple at the Starlite Room in Edmonton. This was and probably will be the only show for 2020. That gig also happened to be the first time we played as a four-piece. We all took turns leading vocals for each song and we all brought a new level of performance entertainment to the audience. Unfortunately, it will be a while before another crusher. But when it does happen, fans can expect new stage performances and new tracks.

7. Where would you like to act?

It’s our dream to do fly-in festivals. Do one or two festivals in a region and then play out. Preferably Europe or Quebec. FOR SURE Germany. We have heard great things about how they treat touring and foreign bands. Bryan Newbury got to do a fly-in with his thrash metal band Untimely Demise to a metal fest near Hamburg.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

Right before the plague hit, Cattle Decapitation was touring “Bring Back the Plague.” They were scheduled to play Edmonton. Hopefully, when they come back we can support them.

9. Whom not?

Well, the fact of the matter is any big band that is touring that we don’t like, for sure wouldn’t have a death metal opener.

10. Any of you ever suffered from stage fright? Any tips for beginners on how to beat that?

We are all pretty experienced performers now. Some of us have been doing live gigs for 10 to 15 years. That fear is gone and replaced with excitement or nervousness attributed to the inevitability of equipment breaking down. Personally, if I feel nervous that is greatly due to not preparing enough and not putting in those reps. Get over stage fright by not giving a crap and performing with heart. People pick up more on passion and engagement than actual musical precision and execution. So believe in yourself and have a good time. Your set will never be perfect unless you are Archspire.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

I won’t go into specific bands because we, like so many musicians, have a spread of influences from many bands. Between the four of us, we have a wide range of musical genres that dissolve into the songwriting. Jason has a groove metal/ deathcore/ thrash metal background and Bryan is a huge classical metal and heavy metal enthusiast. Curtis likes his Avant-garde black metal blackened death metal and a lot of brutal death metal. Wally listens to a variety of raw black metal, technical death metal, and funeral doom metal.

12. What's the weirdest thing a fan has ever asked you for?

One time a fan asked to meet in a parking lot outside their work. Her kid was there in the car holding down the fort apparently. The fan came outside and we exchanged the merch and pay. I was tipped in moose meat for delivery.

13. What do you think of your fans?

We are a new band and getting new fans and seeing the ones that have supported us from the beginning means everything. They really inspire us to work harder and reach out more. Ultimately we do this for ourselves because that is how art should be driven, but it is also really nice to be validated by people who make that connection.

14. What do you think of our site?

I really like the depth of the organization on this site. I discovered a new band called Bloodfest Ritual here. I also saw Calgary’s Hazzerd on your website’s bands list. We performed with Hazzerd this winter and it was a riot.

15. Something to add?

Get our new album Blood Spell from CDN Records this coming September 18th! https://cdnrecords.com/shop/sadistic-embodiment-blood-spell/ Like us on Instagram @sadisticembodimentofficial and Facebook @sedeathmetal

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