|Chris and Pete of Mudface photo by Piña Pix|
HJB: Hey Chris!! Tell me about the new Mudface Album!!
Chris Dinsmore: Thanks Jenn! This is the band's first full length album. The ten tracks on this album were produced by Tim Narducci who recently produced Forbidden's latest album.
HJB: Do you have a name for the Album yet? When will we be able to hear it?
CD: The albums title will be "Anti-", the album will be released in it's entirety in early January, but we will be posting a couple of tracks in December on our Reverbnation, Myspace, and mudface.us pages.
HJB: GREAT!!!! Let me know because I am soooo going to repost :):) Tell me about the line up for Mudface, I know it has gone thru some changes.
CD: AWESOME! Yes, Mudface was formed in mid 2005 by Ted Aguilar (Death Angel) and myself. We have gone through a few line-up changes over the years, but have finally settled in with the current line-up with myself on vocals, Rich Pia (guitar) Brett Crane (keys), Hugo Calderon (bass) and Pete Bostaph (drums). This current line-up has been together for about a year and a half, and really feel like we are beginning to hit our stride in our live shows and song writing. I really enjoy jamming with these guys.
|Brett, Rich, Chris & Hugo Photo by Piña Pix|
HJB: I saw you with Ted on guitar a couple years ago, you guys were great but the last show I saw you at was recently at Madhouse and I was speachless (I was uber excited)!! When is your next show?
CD: Thank you! Our next show is Saturday December 17th at Roosters Roadhouse in Alameda with The Venting Machine, Severed Fifth, Pride Subject (from Monterey) and Beneath the Surface. All really awesome bands. It should be a great night of metal.
HJB: Who inspired you to become a musician?
CD: Not to date myself, but my mom used to bring home 45's of all kinds of music. Early on for me it was Bowie, Black Sabbath, Kiss, and AC/DC. As I got a little older, it was Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; then I got real heavy into thrash metal. You name it I had it and still love it to this day. My current inspirations are bands like Pantera, Down, Fear Factory,Neurosis, God Flesh, Porcupine Tree, Cannibal Corpse, and Goatwhore. Damn I love all genres of metal.
HJB: Now that you shared that I can totally see similarities between you and a younger, fitter, Phil Anselmo on stage. What are some of the upcoming things you see and hope for Mudface? Do you guys have any touring coming up?
CD: We have alot of plans with this disc. We have just begun looking for management and a booking agent cause this rock-n-roll stuff is alot of hard work, and in order for us to do what we need to be doing, we need someone helping us take a little bit of the business end off of our hands. We've got some good people in our corner that are going to help us steer in the right direction, and we as a band are going to continue to work hard. We will continue to play locally as well as touring. There are some touring possibilities in the near future and possibly some overseas shows as well. We are keeping our fingers crossed. This band has a motto, "world domination nothing less". We may be getting older, but as long as we are a band we will always strive for bigger and better things. We bleed this music.
HJB: AWESOME!!! I'm being invited to the Rooster's show in another message right now. I can't wait. Is there anything else that you want to add?
CD: Mudface is coming at you like a battering ram on steroids in 2012. To everyone who supports Mudface or the scene in general, much respect and thank you for keeping local music alive. Those of you who sit behind a computer and don't get out and support the scene, you are missing out cause their is nothing like going to a live show, and their are alot of great bands in the bay area that would love your support. Thank you Jenn for doing what you do and being a long time supporter of the local music scene. See you all at Roosters in Alameda Dec 17th.
HJB: THANK YOU CHRIS!!! I will see you guys soon!!
You can check out more Mudface info here
Reverbnation page: http://www.reverbnation.com/mudface#%21
Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/mudface
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mudface-official-page/215329378524432
And you can catch them live at Rooster's Roadhouse in Alameda on December 17th