March 28, 2017 |

Car Bomb Interview

Car Bomb Interview

March 28, 2017 |

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I recently caught up with Car Bomb while they are touring with Gojira throughout the UK and Europe, This is what they had to say.....

First half of the interview is with Greg and Mike the second half is with Elliot and Jonny.

Mike and Greg

How did you get into the Mathcore genre?

Greg: My friend Dave introduced me to a band called Helmet and weirdly he actually now plays in that band too.

Mike: As soon as I heard it, I knew that was the kind of music I wanted to play.

Who came up with the name Car Bomb? As its a very unusual name and I hope you don't get any angry veterans messaging you guys haha.

G: me and Jonny were getting drunk one night and were listening to a band called Negative Land and its a track title of that album.

Who do you consider to be the best Mathcore band aside yourselves of-course?

M: Meshuggah are the godfather really and were around even before Dillinger. Although they are both excellent bands respectively. Meshuggah are way more complicated and refined. The thing I love about Mathcore is I love to learn to play other bands songs and these guys are great for that, sometimes it takes me fucking days to figure out how something goes.

Have you guys got a favourite guitar?

G: I destroyed my first and favourite guitar, it felt right at the time but afterwards I really regretted it haha.

How did you get Joe Duplantier to join you guys for your 3rd album?

M: We originally met him at a benefit gig, and at this point it was the biggest show we had ever played. We even flew out to Arizona just for that one gig!

G: Jonny met Joe one morning and they ended up close friends and since then we have all being getting closer and closer as we now all share a recording studio in New York.

What should I expect from tonight’s show?

M: Gojira are very technical and they put on a great show I think even people who aren’t into this music still appreciate the quality of what they do.

G: Yeah I guess we will have to wait and see every gig is different but were hoping for a big crowd.