EMQ’s with STENCH OF PROFIT
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Italian Grindcore band Stench Of Profit! Huge thanks to Vocalist Maurizio for taking part!
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
Hi I am Maurizio, singer of Stench of Profit. The band was born in 2014 from my and Lorenza’s mind. The band is a side project, (we both have other bands we play with) with the intention to vent rage and insults within the music.
At the beginning it was just the two of us then Giovanni the drummer joined us. In 2015 we released a demo called “21 ways to say fuck” and a song for the “Crash Mandolino 2.0” which is an Italian grind bands compilation. In 2017 we released the split “New Doomsday Orchestration” and now the “Human Discount” EP, released under Lethal Scissor Records.
How did you come up with your band name?
We wanted a name that contained our revulsion for society also because with our lyrics we attack the human being. This got crossed over with the song title of which Lorenza and I are very close to.
What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
We are from Italy. I am not sure I can answer this. Here in Italy is difficult to make music that is not commercial and trendy. Lately I’ve seen a bit of movement within the death metal, black metal and doom scene.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)
The “Human Discount” EP which was released under Lethal Scissor Records.
Who have been your greatest influences?
Personally as a singer I could tell you Frank Mullen, Kevin Sharp, Matry Way. These are the voices that shaped my vocal technique although I’ve always tried to have my own imprint without copying anyone’s style and evolving in time. Talking about Stench of Profit I could probably say Terrorizer, Brutal Truth, Regurgitate and Maruta, but it’s quite limiting as I like the whole extreme metal music scene.
What first got you into music?
Bloody hell, I am 40 years old, who could remember? 😀
Probably listening to records from Iron Maiden, Metallica, AC/DC and Sepultura when I was a kid!
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
Talking about Stench of Profit, a split or a live with Maruta would be fucking cool.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
The Neurotic festival, but sadly it doesn’t exist anymore. It was a great festival according to my taste, I used to run from one stage to the other not to miss a band. Now I would probably say the Death Feast.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
Why? Have I got fans???
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Again, have I got fans?
I would probably tell them to be themselves and to stay away from those virtual characters hiding behind PC keyboards that the modern society has created.
If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Layne Stanley!!!! Fucking hell I love his voice. But I’d be curious to hear what Cuck Schuldiner would have written
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Music for me is emotivity and this is why I said being able to express my true self, the hidden one that doesn’t come out during everyday life.
And on the technical side constantly challenging myself.
I am allowing myself to tell you two things I hate. The first one is being conscious that one day I’ll have to stop doing this, the other one are fake made up things, and there are a lot of those even if it doesn’t look like.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Copy and paste music formulas? This could be a very big topic
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Very difficult question, I listen and have listened to a huge amount of records.
Continuing with the Stench of Profit point of view, “Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses” from Brutal Truth, one of the best Grind records of all time!
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
With SoP we played at the Death Over Venice festival, we performed all our set list without breaks, it has been a no rest set for us and audience.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Another very difficult question! I’ve got many passions, I wonder in which one I would have got caught. In the end everything takes is own time I guess.
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Only famous people? Because in this moment I would love to have dinner with my in laws! With them good food and good laughs are always guaranteed.
What’s next for the band?
Our main goal now is to finish the full length which is due to be recorded soon and then we’ll see.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you very much to you, thanks also to Lethal Scissor Records and everyone who helps and supports us.
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