- Hey, Glenn! How are you doing? Is everything fine in California?
- Hello Dima! I'm doing good over here man. Cali is doing well, the metal scene is still strong!
- What is the Gortuary's current line-up? Have you had any changes recently?
- Andres Guzman- lead/rhythm guitar, Nate Twyman- vocals, Josh Mauney- Drums, Jae Vizcaya- Bass, and myself Glenn Davis-lead/rhythm guitar.
No changes since Nate has joined.
and it was our first real recording experience, so that definitely affected our ability to communicate our sound to the engineer, who wasn't experienced in recording metal too much. So the recording came out pretty raw and gritty, but i think its what it needed at the time.
- Why did you decide to re-record it later and to make it a part of your first LP? If you compare 2 records, how different the songs are?
- We decided to re-record those songs because as a band we still liked them and played them a lot. We had improved on them a bit and could give a better performance on the LP. So I guess they are different mostly in actual studio quality and we all improved a bit on our instruments so the solos/riffs were tighter, minor changes in the actual songs themselves.
- There was still one missing track that wasn't included, "Gornographic Intercourse". Why did you skip it?
- At that time we were taking the band into a more tech-death area, and Gornographic was more a remnant of our more old school grind oriented sound, some of it from before i was even around. So we kind of made the collective decision that it didn't quite fit our sound anymore unfortunately.
to get someone in as soon as possible. So literally, we (as a band) approached Nate one insanely drunken night and we were like, "so you're in our band now man, it's cool." And he probably said something like, "um alright." We took some shots and that was that haha.
- What is the new album status? There were some plans to release it last year... What was the reason to postpone it?
- The new album is just about finished in the writing process, I have a few songs to learn as does Jae, then the rest is trying to find a time when everyone is capable of recording, financially, and in terms of having the time from jobs/responsibilities. Nate and Josh have their own families now, so those factors have been the main reasons for postponing it. But we have been back in the swing of things, with practice and writing and hope to be in the studio as soon as we can!
- If you have any new material ready, how could you describe it? What can your fans expect?
- This album so far has plenty of slam/groove, more than previous releases but we tend to break up the heavyness with tech and speed. So i wouldn't call it a slam album for sure. I think we're taking kind of a darker direction overall. i haven't gotten a hold of all the songs yet but i intend to take our doubled guitar harmonies in more unconventional directions. Josh is definitely mixing it up with fresh new drum ideas as well, so I'm quite excited to see how it will pan out.
- Why did you switch from Sevared Records to Brutal Bands?
- Brutal Bands made a great offer to us for a tour and promotion artwork etc. but we, as I'm sure our labelmates as well, lost contact with them and we are currently in a weird label "limbo".
- As the band is currently not so active, what do you actually do for leaving?
- I'm currently going to college as a music major, and working in the off semesters. I am also working with Oscar in a Progressive metal band call Lurid Memory, so check us out on Facebook!
- Thank you for the interview, Glenn. Hope to see you on tour this year! Would you like to say some words to our readers?
- No problem Dima, thanks to you and Tough Riffs! i just want to say thanks for listening, supporting, and being patient as always people! we love you sick bastards!