Hi there guys! How is life going for Gorgasm in Indiana and the
neighourhood?What about the new killer album,’’Orgy of Murder’’? Your new
destructive album “Orgy of Murder” is really as sharp as a razor,
congratulations! It is the strongest brutal death metal work I have listened
Damian "Tom" Leski: Whats up man , things are good here in Indiana
all the corn you can eat haha. Thanks and appreciate the compliments about the
new album,we are very happy with the way Orgy of Murder turned out. Lets just
say that it was a work in progress and we are very pleased with the outcome.
You became well-known in Europe after the “Masticate to Dominate” album. I
also have learned about your band with that album. How was everything going for
you in America and Europe before this album? How was the period after “Masticate
I believe we always had a pretty strong presence in Europe before Masticate
album ,we were getting much attention from previous releases like Stabwound
Intercourse and Bleeding Profusely which also did very well and opened up many
doors for the band. The period after Masticate was a bit crazy i would say there
were a few line up changes but we still managed to stay pretty busy ,playing
many crazy fests in US and overseas so we were pretty busy considering the
You were working on a new album called “Destined to Violate” in 2006, but all
of a sudden we were informed about the seperation of the band. Why were you
Yes we were working on new material and released a two song promo Destined to
Violate and Visceral Discharge ,it was a little preview of new stuff but
unfortunately there were issues with keeping a solid line up that can travel
quite a bit and we really just couldnt make things happen at the time.
In the second half of the previous year, when I heard that the band was
reunited with new members by the original member Damien, I was very happy and I
sure was very satisfied with your “Orgy of Murder” album, which is playing right
now, in both sound and composition sense. What would you like to say about the
reunion of the band and the process of the preparations of the album?
Its crazy how things happened to work out but we are all happy with the outcome
of the album ,it is definitely the direction we wanted to push. I believe there
is plenty of melodic points as well as mixture of classic Gorgasm riffing with
enough twists and turns to keep it interesting and chaotic at same time.
Did you use the two songs, which were in your promo cd in 2006, in your new
album? We didnt use the promo material in new album cause we already had plenty of
other ideas brewing and figured we will just play those songs live and focus on
When we look at the history of the band, we see that a lot of musicians have
come and gone. Many numerous musicians like Dave Culross, Derek Hoffman, Russ
Powell and more well-known in USA brutal death metal circle have taken part in
Gorgasm. Why did so many musicians come and go? Yes that is true we were always fortunate to have many killer musicians in
the band,its hard to say why members come and go but its something that happens
quite often in music business.
New band members have also taken part in some death metal bands before. Are
they totally devoted musicians to Gorgasm now or do they still play in different
bands? How come did you all get together for Gorgasm? The current members have all played in known Death Metal bands and it worked
out that we jammed together and the chemistry was there ,it just came together
when we jammed and things are flowing pretty fast which is killer.
How was the preparation and recording process for the “Orgy of Murder” album?
In which studios did you work for recording? Which equipments do the band
members use? The recording process was actually really easy we already have been
recording on 16 track at practice so it came together quick. We recorded at
Studio One in Racine Wisconsin,which was where we recorded all previous releases.
We use marshall amd Ampeg amps Vader cabs BC Rich guitars ,mesa ,marshall and
vader cabs.Tama, Ddrums,Pearl,DW9000 pedals and Axis pedalsZildjian,Paiste
Years ago right after I had got your “Masticate to Dominate” album, I also
got “Bleeding Profusely” album. There were specific differences between the two
albums. The sound and riffs in Bleeding Profusely were clearer and apparent,
whereas Masticate to Dominate was a more dirty sounded, dark and technical
capacity far more superior album. How would you define those times and the
albums to your fans? There are definitely some differences with those albums ,when we recorded
Bleeding Profusely we had no drummer and Dave Culross stepped in and recorded
the drums for us. I would say the style of music and writing was not much
different than Masticate but the recording was definitely a bit clearer. I think
each album has some similarities but sound different which i personally enjoy .
Gorgasm is a band formed in 1994. Would you like to talk about the years
between 1994 and 2001? When we formed Gorgasm we were always pushing the limits for ourselves and
at that time there were many classic Death metal bands which motivated and
inspired us . Today its still the same we are always pushing to get crazier and
still maintain our trademark standard ,We’re always going to keep the brutality
which inspires us all
What I see as a feature for Gorgasm trademark used in your previous two full
lengths was sharing the vocals with one bass guitarist and two guitarists. I
call it triangle vocal share. In your last album, with Damien as a guitar vocal
and Anthony a bass vocal, you are two vocals. Doesn’t your other guitarist Ryan
have a way with vocals? Haha yea we had the triple vocal assault in previous releases ,right now its
me and Anthony sharing those duties but its actually working out really well ,we
feed off each other and who knows ,next album might have Ryan bustin out vokills.
Gorgasm has always put a signature to songs which really pushed the limits of
brutalism. An other feature of you is to add classic music influent riffs in
some of your songs. For instance; we can see it in Exhibit of Repugnance in your
last album. Do you like classical music? We have always had many classical bits and melodies in our songs and its
just something that comes out naturally ,we all like classical music and i feel
manage to incorporate it without over doing it and making it sound repetitive.
Here is a must question since you are an old hand death metal head :). How
did European death metal or European death metal bands in general influence you?
Recently in Europe, many brutal death metal bands influenced by USA style have
taken their place in market, what do you think about it? Quite a lot of USA
style DM bands are present also in Turkey, for instance. Well i grew up listening to many styles of metal ,i love the classics
ofcourse. Im digin Cenotaph ,Catastrophe,Decimation,there is tons of good stuff
coming out its killer! I believe there is many really brutal bands coming out
Who did the booklet and artwork studies for the “Orgy of Murder” album? I
felt it was extremely different in artwork and preparation compared to your
other albums. The cover art was done by Tony Koehl and layout by Wim De Vries, the artwork
was exactly what we had pictured and were completely happy the way it turned out.
It offends people that cant handle it and that actually makes us very happy ,its
what we intend to do haha.In what ways did the composition works of Gorgasm develop in general? How do
you prepare them? Is there always a riff master or the Captain America in the
band ? Riff master captain America haha ,well i will say that i have done the
riffing on new album but as far as arrangments and lyrics go its a collaboration
from us all we all have ideas we shoot back and forth and use them selectively.
Have you ever received severe reactions from ladies for your concepts? As for
shooting the breeze, has any women organization or amazon clan ever busted your
concert ? What are the comments of your girl friends? What is the most absurd
comment you got? Well yes reactions from women vary as to be expected but all in all its been
really awesome ,i think women who have their shit together know what is reality
Ofcourse you might have one of them make a comment about how we are women
bashers and etc. But in reality we are only entertaining ourselves and its
something we enjoy doing. Gorgasm is about shocking and sick twisted sexual gore
mixed with perverse subject matter i mean its in the name . I guess the biggest
misconcetion and stupid comments would be that , we must be rapists cause of our
subject matter .Its crazy!!!
What do you know about Turkey? Is there anything that you like or you know in
Turkey? Dont know much about Turkey but would really love to travel and play some
shows ,i know there is a pretty sick scene down there.
What are the tours or concerts you wil have for the promotion of your album
in the coming days? Will you play anywhere outside the USA? Do you plan a Europe
or another tour? We will be doing a few Fests here in the US and in August are heading to
Europe to do a full tour starting In Switzerland working through UK as well
possible Russian dates as well. In december we are headlining the Bangkock ,Thailand
Death Fest.Then most likely a US and Canada Tour.
How did you make an agreement with Brutal Bands? Are you satisfied with their
work up to now? How did it go with the labels you worked before? We have known Brutal Bands and we respect them as a label and have a really
good working relationship so far. Other labels have been okay i would say,but we
are very happy with Brutal Bands.
I would like to thank you for this interview in the name of Extreminal! Hope
that everything will be better for you and the band! Do you finally have
anything to say? Hey man thank you for the interview as well ,im happy to do it and just want
to say thanks to all our fans from Turkey for the support . We will see you guys
there soon and it will be pure Insanity!!!