Interviews: Degenerator

On this new occasion, we have had the opportunity to interview the Progressive Rock/Alternative Rock band Degenerator from Canada. Check out the interview and this amazing band!

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

The band name Degenerator means that we are a band that explores, celebrates, and challenges different aspects of our world and ourselves. We are interested in the themes of decay and corruption in society, culture, and human nature. We are inspired by the diversity and creativity of the marginalized, the outcasts, and the rebels. We are motivated by the desire to constantly reinvent ourselves and our music and to defy the conventions and expectations of the music industry, the critics, and the audience.

2. Why did you want to play this genre?

The sound we have crafted for this album comes from a feel that I search for in music, and an attempt to capture it. Dark, deep, and enveloping.

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

Yes, Jono and I (Barrett) played together in The Order of Chaos before it disbanded in 2020.

4. Each band member's favorite band?

Barrett: I can't narrow that down, my tastes are too fluid.

5. Who or what inspires you to write songs?

In our music with Degenerator, we explore themes that resonate with the darker, more introspective aspects of life. We delve into the concepts of societal decay, personal transformation, and the struggle against conformity. Our lyrics often reflect on both our experiences and those of the marginalized and the rebels, those who live on the fringes of society. We also touch on the idea of constant reinvention, both in our music and in ourselves, challenging the expectations of the industry and the audience. It's about making noise that matters, that speaks to the core of who we are and the world we inhabit.

6. Where was your last gig?

Degenerator has never played live.

7. Where would you like to act?

We currently have no plans to play live, but if we did, I would love to further immerse myself in the underground scene. I love pop-up shows, house parties, and underground venues.

8. Whom would you like to feature with?

If we went on tour, I could see it being with a band like Baroness

9. Whom not?

I don't have any specifics in mind, but anyone who didn't align with our goals of being genuine and holding personal integrity. Too many egotistical assholes in the world.

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

I always get nervous before a set, but the best defense against that is proper preparation. Have plans for anything that could go wrong onstage, and know your music inside and out.

11. What bands have inspired you the most?

I've always been really inspired by Trent Reznor's career.

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

Nothing super crazy comes to mind, but once I took after-set selfies with the head of the regional Indian military. That was a little intense.

13. What do you think of your fans?

This is our first release, and I couldn't be more excited to learn who they will be.

14. What do you think of our site?

I honestly love that when surfing your homepage, I've never heard of any of the bands. It speaks to the level of indie support you provide in a time of desperate need for smaller artists.

15. Something to add?

We aren't on social media, but I can be reached through my All Else Fails accounts, and I'd love to hear from anyone who connects with the music. I read every message personally.

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