|1. How did the band get started? How did you meet
and how long have you been together?
John and Jason played in a metal band in the late eighties called
"THE MOTLEY TWISTED BROTHERS" but it wasn't until '92 that they decided
to go a little heavier and formed DYING FETUS. When the original cookie
monster/vox and guitarist parted from the band, John gave it up on
the drums (thank god) and started playing guitar again which was the
original plan but they had trouble finding a drummer. Finally they
did, Rob Belton joined on drums and Brian Latta on the guitar around
late '94. After Rob, I (Kevin Talley) took over on the drums in '97.
Sparky Voyles replaced Latta in late '98. There will be no further
line up changes.
2. How would you describe your music?
Kevin Talley: Well, we like to keep things diverse--I
guess we call it "brutal death metal". We have some blast, and also
some breakdowns. It's nothing like HATE ETERNAL (great band) that
is nonstop blasting sickness. Sometimes fast and sometimes not so
fast. Our guitar sound is fantastic and our live show is SPECTACULAR!!!
3. What are your biggest influences?
Talley: WELL you know-- QUIET RIOT, TWISTED SISTER, VADER, SUFFOCATION
4. What influence do you think your bands has in music and
Kevin Talley: I don't know-- I guess
there are some bands playing DYING FETUS covers which I think is kind
of funny. I wish I could see it. Over all I hope that we can remain
as unique as long as possible even though we aren't really too original--but
who the hell is now anyway?
5. What made you want to be
in the band? And if you werent in the band what would you be
Kevin Talley: Well, originally I wanted
to be a rockstar, but somewhere I got side tracked and ended up in
DYING FETUS. Oh well-- it's fun and I enjoy the music and fans even
though we don't have as many as the Back Street Boys (Jason's favorite
Group). If I wasn't in this band I would be a PORN STAR.
6. Are any band members in side projects? If so what are they,
and explain a little about them.
John, Sparky, and I are in a band called KNUCKLE DEEP which is unique
hardcore with heavy vox and hip hop feels. To obtain a copy, send
$5 to BLUNT FORCE RECORDS.
7. How would you feel if a
band took their sound from yours and became very well known?
Kevin Talley: KILL THEM!!
8. What current
bands do you like or respect?
Kevin Talley: VEHEMENCE
is a new band out of AZ. and are fucking awesome. I also like CRYPTOPSY,
SKINLESS, VILE, and other shit too.
9. How many demos/albums
do you have? Tell me about them!!
3 full lengths and 1 EP:
Infatuation With Malevolence in '95
Purification Through Violence in '96
Killing on Adrenaline in '98
Grotesque Impalement in '00 more info about these at www.dyingfetus.com
new full length out this summer entitled "DESTROY THE OPPOSITION"
10. What demo/album do you like the best?
Talley: Has to be 'KILLING ON ADRENALINE
is the meaning behind the songs?
The songs are about how fucked up society is and how DYING FETUS can
make it all better. Our web has a link to Jason's which has D.F. lyrics.
12. What are the bands favorite songs?
Talley: Shit I don't know, why all the hard questions? I guess
'KILLING..' WE ARE YOUR ENEMY, BEATEN INTO SUBMISSION, RAPED ON THE
ALTER, KILL YOUR MOTHER/RAPE YOUR DOG, INTENTIONAL MANSLAUGHTER, EVISERATED
OFFSPRING, THE "LOVE SONG" -track 6 on the EP.
does the future hold for the band?
Making albums and playin' shows. Actually, we are going to start touring
full time in the near future so check our site for a show nearest
14. If you could play with any band who would it
be and why?
Kevin Talley: KID ROCK-- 'CAUSE THEY
BRING IN THE BITCHES ..AND THEY FUCKIN RULE.
15. Who writes
the majority of the music?
Kevin Talley: Riffmaster
Gallagher. Jonny that is... But recently everyone has been contributing
their part. This next album "DESTROY THE OPPOSITION" will be the most
diverse D.F. album out.
16. Who has been the favorite
band youve played with and why?
Suffocation--because they just fuckin rule-nothing compares.
17. Where did you get the band name from?
Talley: Well== John was taking a smoke break at work in Capital
Hill, and while he puffed on the joint he so determinely rolled minutes
earlier, there lied a DYING FETUS on the ground and John scratched
his head--hmmm... that would be a good name for the band.
18. Describe what the band is like live?
Talley: Clean guitar, intense, well rehearsed. An over all 4 stars
19. If you are gonna do any kind of video what would be in
Kevin Talley: In fact we are making a D.F.
video right now that will be out this summer. It will have a lot of
partying and shows.
20. Are there any touring plans made;
if so tell me about them?
Kevin Talley: Touring
late summer for "DESTROY THE OPPOSITION" in America. We are headed
back to Europe in June. Again- the site will have the tour dates posted.
21. Where do you think the band will be 20 years from now?
Kevin Talley: Where do you think the band will
be 20 years from now? Broken up!!!!!!!! Four guys trying to convince
their co-workers that actually played in a band called DYING FETUS.