EMQ’s with DELIBERATE MISCARRIAGE
Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with South Wales based Death Metal band, Deliberate Miscarriage. Huge thanks to bassist/vocalist, Charlie Rogers, 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?
Charlie, I’m the bassist and vocalist. Deliberate Miscarriage is a new death metal band based in South Wales. Currently a two-piece with Adam on guitar, we’re looking for a drummer to complete the line-up, and hope to find someone in time for when live music returns.
How did you come up with your band name?
A result of my partner and I spitballing ideas. The tracks that we’ve released so far were already written by that point, so it was just a case of trying to match an equally grim name to the subject matter.
What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?
South Wales! There’s a ton of great bands from the area, and a fair level of support for them.
What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)
“Ghost Of Christmas Blast” is a 3 track EP we released on Boxing Day, following a demo we released in the summer of 2020. We have plans for a full-length release, and have begun the initial planning process for that.
Who have been your greatest influences?
As a bassist, definitely Alex Webster. I play fingerstyle, and his book is a must read for all aspiring low enders. Vocally, I’m a big fan of Corpsegrinder, and Glen Benton – I especially like the split highs/lows that Deicide feature across some of their songs.
What first got you into music?
My family are all musical to some degree, and I grew up playing the trombone both classically and in jazz groups. I picked up the bass guitar before going to university, and it was downhill from there!
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
There’s a ton of great bands I’d love to work with in some form or another, but I guess the dream would be to collab with my favourite band “Demilich”, or have frontman Antti Boman guest on a track.
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
70,000 tons looks like an absolute blast.
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
We’re not quite there yet!
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Thanks for checking out our music so far, and brush your teeth tonight.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
Chuck Schuldiner for sure – too young to have caught Death live, would love to have the opportunity to see that.
What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?
Music is like a language, and you can communicate with people from all over the world with blastbeats. Writers block is probably the only thing there is to hate about music, apart from shitty music of course.
If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?
Get more people to go to more gigs, especially local gigs. There’s a trove of gems out there on the local scene, and they don’t get the attention they deserve. I’d also want to fix the insane copyright system.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Demilich – “Nespithe”
Death – “Symbolic”
Pestilence – “Consuming Impulse”
Necrophagist – “Epitaph”
Cannibal Corpse – “Skeletal Domain”
Blotted Science – “The Machinations of Dementia”
Nile “Those Whom The Gods Detest”
Dream Theater – “Images and Words”
Herbie Hancock – “Headhunters”
Primus “Frizzle Fry”
(Okay, you can choose 10!!! 😊 – Rick)
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
CD’s – physical without being cumbersome or delicate, and a good backup for my iTunes library. I still use a 5th gen iPod, and a stack of CD’s at home keeps my sanity in case there’s a problem with my computer and digital library.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Either opening for Demilich while I was with a previous band, or playing at the Leipzig film festival with an orchestra performing music from movies.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Hard to say as it’s been such a large part of my life. Probably would’ve tried harder to be a roller coaster designer!
Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?
Alex Webster, Antti Boman, Erik “Big Money” Salvia, Bill Bailey, and my friend Olivier Pinard
What’s next for the band?
Recruiting a drummer hopefully! Album plans for the summer though, either way.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?
They feel like a cake, but are the size of a biscuit, and usually would enjoy two or three with a cuppa so I think we’ve gotta go biscuit. The Pineapple edition are incredible either way.
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thanks for checking us out, we’re keen to get out there and hope to see you in the pit!
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