:: INTERVIEW TO
TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION
PRESENT YOURSELVES OUR READERS...
My name is richard hoak, I play drums and sing in total fucking destruction.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR HISTORY?
history is an empty black space. And we all share the same future, total
fucking destruction. Total fucking destruction is the prophet and the prophecy,
total fucking destruction is the future of each individual and of collective
humanity. A slow motion apocalypse unfolding before our eyes.
DECIDED TO FOUND THE BAND?
I did. Our songs are true stories of life in the modern day world. And The
music encompasses the lyrics in it’s totality
THE MAIN FACTS IN YOUR HISTORY...
TFD is influenced by beer, girls, vodka, weed, and speed. And by fucked
up daily life in the modern day military/entertainment/technology complex.
Our history is a long one, with many phat spliffs smoked and many grind
shows played, all over the world, crazy end of the world grind parties.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS RECODING PRODUCTION?
We have made 3 recordings since 2000. this material was used for cd-r demos,
comp tracks, various split 7 and other vinyl. Much of this material has
been made available to the universe copyright free and has been distributed
I GUESS YOU MUST REALLY SATISFIED WITH THIS DEAL WITH BONES BRIGADE...
Nicolas at bones brigade has been a friend for a long time. bones brigade
was the obvious choice for unleashing total fucking destruction on the world.
A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO 'COMPACT DISC VERSION 1.0'?
All 3 of the TFD studio recordings have been remastered by scott hull of
pig destroyer/agoraphobic nosebleed and collected on the bones brigade cd.
There is a also a complete live set from when we opened for high on fire
and mastodon here in philadelphia. Everything we have ever recorded in one
cd, 60 songs or so I think?
WHY SUCH TITLE?
the is only the beginning, the end will take a long time. many units.
YOUR ALBUM HAS A STRONG GRIND BACKGROUND...
my definition of grindcore is total fucking destruction. Mostly in the live
performance, but also for example in the new bones brigade discography cd.
Another dimension of this definition is my view of my place on the planet
and my responsibilities as a citizen of the globe and the art and music
I am urged to create.
WHAT'S ABOUT ITS MOOD?
It’s a bad fucking mood.
THE SOUND IS VERY BRUTAL ...
If you want brutal, go to south east asia and clean up after the tsunami,
or get a gun and go fight war for peace. This music is the opposite of brutal,
the only reason such concepts like grind and death metal exist is because
of the privilege and power of the corporate economy that allows the leisure
time and extra income to make such noise. ! I long for the true brutality
of the struggle to survive to engulf the northern hemisphere. I wait for
a deathlike silence to be the only sound of the planet.
MORE INFOS ABOUT YOUR SOUND?
You need to listen to our sounds, the soundtrack to your life. Hear it now
or be lost. The barcode marks the beast and we are covered in it.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR WAY TO WRITE?
the only purpose of each human is to die alone. In total fucking destruction,
we do not think about music, or make plans for our music to sound a certain
way. We get fucked up, and what you hear is direct communication from the
base of the brain, from the animal mind. The lyrics are our lives, and represent
the future/present of the world and the end of human dignity and civilization.
WHAT'S THE ROLE OF LYRICS?
The lyics are our lives, our story of life in the modern day world.
I FEEL AN ANGRY ATTITUDE IN YOUR SOUND...
Yes, my fists as well.
INTERESTED IN SPREADING MESSAGES THRU YOUR MUSIC?
I think that’s obvious. The message is important. Sure, I like to drink
vodka and eat pussy as much as the next human. However, I do try to maintain
a certain amount of cerebral decorum and find that drinking myself into
an alcoholic stupor really helps to eliminate nagging thoughts of civilized
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR FUTURE PLANS?
Total fucking destruction is my future plans. Yours too.
WHAT'S ABOUT YOUR EVERYDAY LIFE?
Total fucking destruction is my everyday life.
ANY LAST REMARKS?
Hell yeah! Thanx!
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