Interview: Abated Mass of Flesh
Yesterday I got the chance to interview the lead Vocalist of the Christian Brutal Death Metal band, Abated Mass of Flesh. Now, for those who are unfamiliar with Christian Brutal Death and/or Abated Mass of Flesh, AMOF is practically a leader in that movement, right alongside bands like Broken Flesh and Impending Doom. This was a big deal to me and I'm proud of myself that they said yes! Alright here it is:
TBD: Who am I speaking to? (For the readers)
AMOF: Matt Plunkett
TBD: Could you give a quick background on the band?
AMOF: Abated Mass of Flesh was a project that was started in 2011 by my brother Zach Plunkett. For the first year he performed all the instruments and vocals and released an EP titled, Moth and Rust in the Temple of Putridity on July 6, 2011.
In 2012, Zach decided to have me on vocals. Later on we formed the project into a band.
TBD: What is the bands full discography?
- The Omen King (2014)
- Moth and Rust in the Temple of Putridity (2011)
- Brutal Death (2013)
- The Anatomy of Impurity (2013)
- Deathcrusher (2014)
- Abhorrent Postmortal Vicissity (2015)
- Descended Upon the Deceased (2016)
TBD: How would you describe your sound?
AMOF: For fans of Devourment, Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Pathology, Oceano, etc.
TBD: Are there any other heavy Christian bands near where you guys live?
AMOF: We don't know of any. Lots of bands have come and gone.
TBD: There was something on your Facebook page the other day, saying "Exciting news" and then you released a Live EP. What's the concept behind the new album you said was coming? And if at all possible, what is the name of the upcoming record?
AMOF: Each song has its own meaning. The theme of the album is baptism of the world, more details tba.
TBD: Sick! Have any of the current or past members Abated Mass of Flesh been in any other bands people may know? I think heard your former drummer, Kade Dodson was the band Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza but I wasn't sure if that was true.
AMOF: Our bassist is in O Majestic Winter. I know Kade did a small tour with them. Our past bassist Logan was the front man of Reasons and fills in on bass for local bands.
AMOF: Yes and Zack is in Numbered With The Transgressors and Cadaverous.
TBD: I have checked out a lot of your guys projects (my favorite being Parallax Withering) and I've noticed many of them are on SkyBurnsBlack Records. Is Abated Mass of Flesh on SkyBurnsBlack?
AMOF: Thanks for checking us (Parallax Withering) out! We are independent.
TBD: Alright. Why are you independent? Like did your contract with Rottweiler expire and didn't want to resign?
AMOF: Yeah the contract expired. We decided as a band to go independent.
TBD: I see. I think you guys have done very well as an independent band. You guys are probably the most successful Christian Brutal death metal other than maybe Broken Flesh.
AMOF: Thank you that means a lot! We love Broken Flesh.
TBD: Yeah you guys are both great! Speaking of Rottweiler bands, I recently watched your guys tour video with Every Knee Shall Bow, and now I understand what people are talking about when they talk about tour pranks. How many tours (and pranks) have you guys done?
AMOF: Thanks! Haha that was such a fun tour. I think that was our first prank. We haven't toured a whole lot.
TBD: Oh yeah? I find that surprising. Considering your AWESOME! But I understand. More of session than live band?
AMOF: Thanks! Yeah with our jobs we can only tour about a week or two out of the year. We are really exited to play Exodo Fest next year. We love our friends in Mexico.
TBD: Oh yeah I heard about that! That's cool! What artists/bands have you been listening to lately?
AMOF: Russian Circles, The Cure, Gorguts, If These Trees Could Talk, White Lung, Inherit Disease, Nails and Radiohead.
TBD: Is there anything you want to say?
AMOF: Yes I just want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our fans. You guys are actually more like friends to us then fans haha. Be on the look out for our new album. God bless!
TBD: Thanks for doing this man! I appreciate it!
AMOF: No problem! Thanks for having me!
Well that was Matt of Abated Mass of Flesh! Such an awesome dude! Go follow those guys on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Go to Bandcamp and download their albums, (and buy their limited cassettes if your into that) and help them out! Go watch their YouTube vids (their hilarious!) I'll post when the album comes out. Support them in any way possible!
The Bearded Dragon