1.Noisy greetings of Perú,mate! How going the things in Violent Party?
Hey, thanks for taking the time to speak with me. My name is Mary and I play bass for Violent Party. Things are going well for VP right now. We have a new 12’’ at the pressing plant, we’re working on some new material and preparing for two shows scheduled this spring.
2.Tell us how is form this intense and raw band called Violent Party? Hows been the begings?
VP began as a studio project between Zach and I in 2011. We built a rehearsal space in the basement of our home in a city called Lynchburg in the state of Virginia in the USA. We started to write songs together there in the evening. In the beginning, Zach actually played the guitar and performed on the drums in the studio. After we recorded our second 7” ‘Death Dance’, we hired Chris Stahlman as the full-time drummer for VP. This lineup would tour the North East with E.A.T.E.R. in 2011. In 2012, we finished production on our first LP, ‘Poison Mixers’.
After that record was released in 2013, Zach and I relocated to Portland, Oregon. He dropped the guitar around this time and began using pedals to create a guitar sound instead. In 2014, we hired Dan McCoy to play drums and began writing a new record.
Later that year, Imminent Destruction released our 3rd 7’’ called ‘Ex Libris’. We toured the Western USA in 2015 to support its release. Dan eventually relocated to the state of Louisiana to continue his education, but returned to Portland briefly in 2015 and 2016 to record the drums on VP’s 4th 7”, ‘Sinusoidal Limitations’. This was released on Rust and Machine Records in 2017 and we toured throughout Scandinavia and Europe to support its release. That’s nearly up to date on most of the things we’ve done, I think.
Our sound and show have developed significantly since we began performing together. When we were younger we used to be fairly sloppy performers and it was always hard to put together a live show for Violent Party. Now, we’re pretty focused on our work within the band and probably sound more distasteful than ever currently.
- End of Existence EP – 2011
- Death Dance EP – 2012
- Split w/ Chaos Destroy – 2012
- Poison Mixers LP – 2013
- Ex Libris EP – 2015
- Sinusoidal Limitations – 2017
We both have a lifelong love for Confuse that at first our parents didn’t understand, now our children don’t.
5.Some members of Violent Party have another proyect paralell?
I have never been in any other bands. Zach has played in other groups briefly, but nothing worth noting other than his short-lived gimmick, Stupid Noize. Chris Stahlman is the drummer of Nu-kle-er Blast Suntan. Dan McCoy was the drummer of HellKontroll and Gasmiasma.
6.Explain some more about actual punk,noise scene from your city and recommend some bands.
Portland has a fairly extensive list of notable bands, but there are just a few fuzz bands active today.
Those are Frenzy, Lebenden Toten, and Suss Law. In the past there were others, such as Atrocious Madness and Blood Spit Nights. Of course, there are plenty of hardcore punk bands, ambient noise groups, grind bands, and so on that we get along with and perform alongside from time to time.
7.Violent Party knows about punk,noise scene of Southamerica?
We are familiar with and listen to many South American punk bands, although neither of us has ever traveled there. Zach did a write up on Anti Timpanos for a demo not too long ago. I feel like most of the Peruvian punk or noisecore we listen to is older stuff like Ataque Frontal or bands like early Atrofia Cerebral.
Still looking for an original copy of Primera Dosis though, haha.
Our records are available in various distros online. I know copies of older releases can be found on discogs if you have access to that. Our bandcamp page is currently the best source of information concerning show announcements, music, and t-shirts.
We have a live cassette on Voice from Inside Tapes based out of Kiev, Ukraine that is set to release on May 1, 2019. It will be available directly from Voice Inside Tapes website and we should have a few copies for sale online or at shows.
Our big announcement this year is the release of our second LP, Signals from Outer Space. We’ve spent nearly two years working on the project and we’re fairly satisfied with the end result.
I drew up a cover for it once production was completed and Zach created a layout for the back of the sleeve. The interesting decision we’ve made this time around is to release the record ourselves. It won’t be available to purchase until later this spring when presales begin.
When comparing this record to earlier releases, I feel like we’ve evolved a little bit. There is still no guitar and the circuit bending is at an all time high, but the bass and drums for this session were tight. There was no room for anything less than precision in order for us to maintain any sort of song structure. Our sound engineer also spent time throwing in all sorts of bizarre shit that hides in the background.
The new record, Signals from Outer Space, will release officially during our tour of the Western USA scheduled for September of this year (2019).