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Interview with Morgue Orgy

Posted in Interview with tags , , , on 20th November 2011 by izaforestspirit

Interview with Morgue Orgy, at S.O.P.H.I.E. Festival, 19th November 2011 by Iza Raittila

The Birmingham based melodic death/ thrash metal band Morgue Orgy has caused quite a stir in the world of British underground metal. Iza caught up with Gray, Carter, Uncle Holloway, Prok, Pence and Tom before their first performance as the headlining band of S.O.P.H.I.E. festival.

Iza: So how did you guys find out about this event and what’s your involvement with the charity?

Morgue Orgy: We saw it on Facebook and we obviously all know about the charity and what happened to Sophie Lancaster. So we basically messaged the organiser and just told him straight up that we wanted to get involved, to raise some money for a good cause and that was pretty much it. Then they put us on the bill straight away. As easy as that! An exchange of emails…

Iza: You’ve had a really good year so far. You have played at Bloodstock; you’ve also been featured in Terrorizer and Zero Tolerance. What’s been the highlight so far? Any favourites?

Morgue Orgy: Seeing Bad Religion at Sonisphere was amazing! Regarding Morgue Orgy…? Playing loads of gigs and going to Burger King every time. That’s actually a really serious answer! Another issue was obviously getting our EP ‘Murders Most Foul’ released and we did our first video was well. But as for Morgue Orgy’s career it was probably Bloodstock. The live highlight for us this year was supporting Evile.

Iza: Could tell me a bit more about the new EP you’ve got out- ‘Murders Most Foul’?

Morgue Orgy: Well, obviously it’s called ‘Murders Most Foul’ and it’s a collection of short stories to music. All of them being about murders that were most foul. It was… We felt that it was a big step up from our first recording in terms of the quality of the songs and the quality of the recording. It’s been a big boost for us. We’ve had a lot of good feedback and really we just want to get more people to hear it and write more I suppose. That’s pretty much it.

Iza: One of the tracks from the new EP features guest vocals from Dave (Anaal Nathrakh). Could you tell me what it was like to work with him?

Morgue Orgy: It was pretty easy because he’s one our mates anyway and obviously we look up to Anaal Nathrakh, they’re from Birmingham. So it was really easy, it was great and it turned out brilliant. Really great! It was cool that after he finished recording the vocals he asked us what we thought of it. That was quite funny. You know, I mean we should have been asking him what he thought of it.

Iza: So what’s next up for Morgue Orgy? What are your plans for the future?

Morgue Orgy: We’re going try and get as many gigs as we can around the U.K. really, take on as much as we can. And obviously look towards our next recording. We will do an album, a full album at some point. Don’t know when.

Iza: Anything else you’d like to say to your fans?

Morgue Orgy: To our fans, thanks for the support, thanks for coming out to gigs, buying the merch and spreading the word. We do this because we love it. We’re six mates and if we come to places like Manchester, Leeds, Swansea etc. which we’re not from, and the crowds will turn up for us. We think that’s really good. You know, we’re doing something right for the music that we do. So I just want to say thanks. Oh and one more thing, after our show at Scruffy Murphy’s last year with the likes of Stoner Wars etc, to whoever found my Black Dahlia Murder T-shirt could I please have it back!
And anyone who comes to our gigs wearing a Bad Religion T-shirt gets free merch!