Up Close With Worcester Rockers Dumpster Fire
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
For Worcester's Dumpster Fire, music and aggression fit together like peas in a pod; and when combined on stage or in the studio, this fusion creates the ultimate feeling of freedom.
They indeed describe their music as "aggressive" and "high-energy" but they don't describe themselves in the terms of a particular genre, though they could probably be labeled "death metal" or "hardcore".
"Our ideas vary greatly," says the band.
"While we consistently play heavier music, we don't strive to be a 'hardcore' or 'metal' or 'southern-fried sludge core' band. We basically take all shapes and forms of aggressive music and turn it into a pile of burning garbage, hence the name."
You might also be able to tell from the above quote that they can certainly laugh at themselves. If they couldn't and took themselves too seriously, it may infringe on their musical freedom. They, let us simply say, enjoy the whole musical life very much.
"We don't have to follow any rules and can create whatever we want, however we want. There isn't much else in the world today where you have such liberties as writing a song about a post-cardiac event elephant anxiously awaiting a Toaster Strudel," the band states.
Dumpster Fire consists of Mike "Sully" Sulllivan on vocals, Mike Lirange on guitar, Matt Clark on drums, and Tom Gretschel on bass. They are all veterans of the local metal scene and met through their involvement in various local bands.
As a unit, their goal at their shows is simple.
"We hope people can enjoy themselves. We don't take ourselves too seriously, which is reflected in our lyrical themes and stage presence. If people come to a Dumpster Fire show, we want them to let loose and experience something they will never forget," they explain.
As far as their studio presence goes, the band's previous release, an EP called The Sex Cauldron, has sold well at shows.
"We hope everyone has received its message in all of its dumpy glory," they joke.
As for new recording in the immediate future, they continue, "we have some new material to be recorded but are waiting until we can record a 45 minute album that will appropriately ruin someone's day."
One thing is certain about their future. Simply, they want to continue to keep doing what they're doing and in the same way they've been doing it: combining fun, humor and energy, heavy music and aggression. They wish to continue playing local shows to get their name out there.
"In the long run, if we can go out on tour, corrupt the nation with offensive stage banter, and support it solely on money we've made at gigs and through merch sales, we are doing it right," the band concludes.
Check the band out on September 28 at Ralph's with Scaphism, No Salvation, and Mulch.
For more information on Dumpster Fire or to hear some of their music please find them on Facebook.
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