Let’s begin with how the band was formed?
Savage: The funny thing is I (H Murder) was looking for people to play with on craigslist and Raheem had an ad up and I responded to the ad. We had a practice it went great. We had an another dude practicing with is but it didn't work out and we took it from there.
How many band names have you come up with before settling up with the name Savage?
What are the pros and cons of being a duo?Savage: Pros and cons of being in a two piece band.
Cons: You have way more equipment to move if you are trying to get the sound of a full band. The pros are that there's only two people to deal with so scheduling practices is a lot easier and writing songs is much easier with just two people.
How would you describe your music? Who are the bands that influenced the band?
Savage: The sound that describes our band is insurgentviolence. We have a lot of influences. H Murder is an OG who's into Heresy, Terrorizer, NO COMMENT, Crossed Out, Plaid Retina, Larm, and more of the old-school punk and hard-core roots. Raheem is half my age and keeps it old-school with Despise You on repeat all day.
Tell us about your demo. How long did it take you to complete it from song writing to recording?
Savage: We recorded the demo a month after being a band and we put it out pretty quickly.
The demo is available for free in your bandcamp page. How many downloads have you had so far? Do you always hear from people who downloaded you demo?
Savage: Band camp resets the count after a month so we're not sure how many downloads we had I guess the first month we had about 50 downloads. We haven't really heard from people about the demo but we would like to so go to band camp download the demo and give us some feedback www.savagepv.bandcamp.com
What instantly caught my attention when I first heard it was the beefed up production. Is it the sound that you have in mind even before entering the studio?
Savage: When recording, we always try to capture the raw energetic sound of the band, and if you see us live I think that the recording is pretty accurate reflection of our sound.
Does playing in some other well- established band affect (in the underground standard, of course) Savage in any way?
Savage: If people like Capitalist Casualties or Catheter, H Murder is the drummer of both of those bands so you know it doesn't hurt that if people like those two bands, that they might want to check out Savage, so I would say it helps.
Grindcore/PV scene has grown exponentially the past few years. What do you think is the reason behind this sudden explosion of bands? How do you think this will affect the scene?
Savage: With this type of music it comes in cycles, you know. The first explosion was in the early 90s then there was a resurgence in the year 2000 and now it seems to be cycling back into popularity. I don't really think there's a reason usually with this type of music if it comes in cycles so you know every 10 years there's a bunch of young kids into it they grow up they leave then it dies out. Also we think the recent boom in popularity for power violence and grind core comes from the hard-core scene being so bad and some just want more violent music.
What are your plans in the near future? When can we expect an album from Savage?
Savage: Well there's talk now of doing a split with the band called Roadkill Carnivore from Portland, OR and I think we are going to do a split 7 inch and follow it up with the West Coast tour. Also a split with Cave State hopefully will be out in the next year and we would love to find someone to release our demo on a 7 inch.
Hopefully some compilation tracks, to play shows and get the name out there.
We do have a split demo tape out with a band called 908 from Colorado Springs, and Asbestos Death records in Australia just released our demo on a cassette out there so look out for those.