SOURCE – Was your writing and recording process for “Terror Regime” any different than usual?
James Genenz (Bass) – Not really. We write the same way we always have, just get together with ideas we might have and iron them out. Nothing special. We’ve used the same engineer for every album, Chris Djuricic, and we pretty much know what we’re gonna do before we go in the studio. Chris is always a great help and we see no reason to change that formula.
SOURCE – How has the early response to the album been?
James Genenz (Bass) – The people that have heard it have loved it. Reviews are starting to come in now and so far they’ve been rather positive!
SOURCE – How did you go about developing the artwork?
James Genenz (Bass) – Our artist, Gyula Havancsak is our go-to guy when it comes to art. We wanted to dreary feel like the last one, as this record is much darker in subject. Gyula usually send us a couple ideas and we go from there. We’ll send him lyrics and rough song drafts for inspiration.
SOURCE – What musical direction are you taking with the new record?
James Genenz (Bass) – Its Jungle Rot. You know what you’re in for, or do you? This one is a little more upbeat, faster, thrashier.. But much darker and pissed lyric wise. We just do what we do best.
SOURCE – Social media like Facebook and Twitter has been a great tool in communicating with fans and getting the word out. But has that translated into anything tangible for the band, like increased sales, higher concert attendance etc.?
James Genenz (Bass) – We love communicating with our friends and fans via social media, and we’d like to think it helps, I mean, we see new people commenting on our posts every day. We try and get the fans involved with Facebook and Twitter. Now that Facebook is charging bands to have their posts seen by the whole of their fans we’ll see what happens with that.
SOURCE – What are the best lessons you’ve taken away from being in Jungle Rot?
James Genenz (Bass) – Life is too fucking short. Do what you gotta do.
SOURCE – Is there any question that you get asked over and over again that is annoying to have to answer in interviews?
James Genenz (Bass) – That’s 90% of the questions I ever get asked, haha. Usually it’s about the bands past. We hate talking about the past. Let’s focus on the here and now and the future.
SOURCE – We have seen that record sales have declined, probably due to extended use of mp3s and internet devices. On the other hand, through this same way, bands have the chance to be more popular and have their music more easily spread. What’s your opinion on the subject?
James Genenz (Bass) – In the end we want people to hear our music. But for people to know about us, money must be spent in advertising that most bands don’t have lying around. That’s where labels come in. If people don’t buy records, labels can’t afford to do their parts, then bands get dropped and eventually fade away. There are many necessary evils in this business. I guess the industry will just have to catch up and/or reinvent itself in the near future.
SOURCE – Will there be a Jungle Rot DVD released soon?
James Genenz (Bass) – There was one released a few years back but that one didn’t come out so good. We hope we can do something like this in the near future although nothing has been planned as of yet.
SOURCE – Please feel free to add a last comment?
James Genenz (Bass) – Please pre-order the new album TERROR REGIME which comes out March 19th on Victory Records! Check us out on tour with Suffocation and Exhumed in the US in April! Thank you for your support!