29/03/2012 in Music
Kyzer Soze is a 5 piece Death Metal band from the Northern Suburbs of Brissie trying to bring their relentless brand of death metal to the world. Kyzer Soze have made a name for themselves in the local Brismetal scene for having a relentless live show filled with energy and entertainment. Kyzer Soze has to be seen to experience the power of their music and performance.
So what’s happening in your world right now?
We’ll we’re just kicking off our 2012 with some killer shows and starting off the recording process for a full length.
How long have you guys been playing and how did you meet?
We’ve been a band for a little over 2 ½ years now, playing shows in and around Brisbane for about 18 months. We started out as a couple of different bands playing different styles of heavy music. Over time these bands started to fall apart as they sometimes do and it was left with just Tyler (guitar) and Roin (drums) as a 2 piece writing death metal tunes. They started looking around trying to find the pieces to start a heavier, faster approach. So initially they brought in Petley (vocals) then Dunstan (bass) and the plan was to keep it a 4 piece. But eventually we completed the lineup with Al (guitar) and then just got writing.
Why the name, what does it mean?
Kyzer Soze, we’ll the idea came from the movie The Usual Suspects. The main character, who you never really find out, is Keyser Söze. He was a crimelord whose ruthlessness and influence acquired a legendary, even mythical, status among police and criminals. No one ever knew who he was or whether or not they were working for him. But if he wanted you dead, you we’re already dead. We liked the mysterious yet dark and evil feel that surrounds Söze in the movie, so we thought we’d put our own twist on it, hence the Z’s, and used this as the name.
Where do see the band in 5 years time?
5 years is a long time, hopefully we’ll have a couple of full lengths out and be playing some killer shows around Australia and the world. That’d be sick, but you know we’ve gotta take it one step at a time. At the moment we’re just focusing on getting our full length together and trying to play some bigger and better shows throughout 2012.
What shows are coming up that you’re playing at?
Our next show is going to be a big one, it’s the Ye God’s Of Metal Festival @ Logan Entertainment Centre, check out the link here (http://www.yegodsofmetal.com/). There are over 20 killer local and interstate bands playing, including Brisbane’s own Lynchmada.
After that we’re supporting Argentine’s In-Element in the QLQ leg of their Aussie tour, which we’re really looking forward to.
Those dates are Friday April 20th @ The Jubilee Hotel, Fortitude Valley & Saturday April 21st @ Miami Tavern, Miami.
Any albums, ep’s released or coming out?
We have our debut EP which is out & available for free download on our facebook & reverbnation (check the link at the bottom). And yeah, we’re starting the recording process for our debut full length which we’ll hopefully have completed in 2012.
Any video clips online we can check out?
Same deal, check our Facebook for a bunch of vids of live shows & interviews.
Who is you’re fav band you’ve shared the stage with, so far?
We’ll have to go with 2 here. We we’re lucky enough to launch our EP back in Feb ’11 with WA’s Entrails Eradicated, brutal band, brutal tunes, tech and fast as shit and awesome guys. That was definitely a show we won’t forget any time soon. And Lynchamda, we’ve played a bunch of shows with these guys including one of their recent ‘To The Earth’ launch shows. Great dudes to work with (and drink with) they’re definitely becoming a force for Aussie metal.
Got just one good story you care to share?
Haha, we’ll this happened at our last show actually. Everything was going real smooth, running early for once. We had about 30mins to setup, until our bassist runs into issues with his bass. So he’s getting stuck into it, performing surgery and pulling shit apart to no avail. In the end, we end up rolling with it. So we go up, now running behind, we start pumping the smoke machines, then out of nowhere the venue manager comes running up yelling ‘Cut the smoke, cut the fucking smoke’. As she’s trying to scream this over the intro, the fire alarms start blaring throughout the venue. We just keep going, straight into the next song, crowds getting into it when all of a sudden the doors bust open and 5 fireies come screamin in looking for a fire, hose over the shoulder. Haha. Luckily they were in good spirits and the venue was alright about it. In the end we all had a good laugh.
What about an embarrassing one?
Not yet, but that’s bound to change soon…
What do you guys mainly sing about?
A lot of our older stuff was the typical gore/guttural style lyrics of torture and whatnot. The new stuff has a lot more to do with battle the between good & evil and challenging the beliefs that we’re told are ‘right’, and a little bit of religion just to spice it up.
Most people don’t like to be fit into a genre, but if you had to place your music in a CD shop, where would you put it?
Got any shout outs you want to give?
Yeah, give a quick shoutout to Maria @ Bloodline Promotions who we’ve been working with, Kent for all the opportunities he’s given us, Amanda Brenchley Photography for all the killer shots, David for putting together & getting us on Ye God’s, Michelle & everyone else @ 4ZZZ’s Metal Up Your Accessway and all the guys in Nemesystem, Ignite The Chamber, Down Royale, Icarus Complex & Irukandji. Cheers guys \m/