Cider Mag - Dec 2013 - Page 11

issue 38 working_Layout 1 12/7/2013 1:49 PM Page 11 Q&A with Carnivora Tell me a little bit about the metal scene in mass, do you M. Scott Lentine- Vocal feel its rising or falling? Shaun Nadeau- Bass Was it more of a struggle for Cody Michaud- Guitar you guys to get your name Mike Meehan- Guitar and genre into bigger venues Dan Delucia- Drums being a metal band ? Mass is pretty on and off. It has always been more of a hardcore Anthony DeLucia scene overall, especially in our area- the north shore. We'll play on a bill with national acts and have a pretty good turnout, but most local shows tend to be pretty small as far as the metal scene goes. In the beginning it was tough to get our name out there with no real venues in our immediate area. There seems to be more metal fans out in central and western MA, and figuring that out was a huge step for us. You guys have seemingly come a long way! So, why "Carnivora"? i know most metal bands just mash brutal words together, absolutely nothing wrong with that. eh-hem Deathangel, Skeletonwitch, Napalm Death..Ninja Death Squad...sorry I’m getting carried away. SO, is there more to the name? Haha, it was a process getting to our current name. Months before we actually formed, our singer Scott had signed up for a battle of the bands as a non-existent band he called "Anaphylactic Shock". He signed up as a joke, not really expecting a call back or anything. He eventually got contacted and told that Anaphylactic Shock would be playing in the battle of the bands. After piecing together the line-up of then-Carnivora, we decided we weren't going to play under that name. We definitely went through the works of mashing together every brutal word we could think up but we felt we were forcing it. Somebody came to practice one day with the name "Carnivora", and we were all kind of like "Yeah... I like meat, I can dig that." It doesn't have much of a deeper meaning beyond that, we just liked it because it sounded cool and aggressive. Oh also the Pentacrest, anything we should know about the symbols origin in relation? As far as the Pentacrest, that is a fairly recent symbol we have been using. We use Five Miligrams art for everything. Our friend Ipoet Poetra from Indonesia does it for us. When we told him we wanted a crest, he pretty much took it into his own hands to work the symbols in. He likes to use animals in our art to maintain the "Carnivora" theme. The "MMX" is roman numerals for 2010, which is when we formed. There's also some little symbols, like an Oroborus and some inverted crosses. Just some metal stuff that he and ourselves felt fit our music! I looove your high energy shows, you guys are total natural performers. cool and collected off stage and blowing minds on stage, although i did notice the bass player switch up, mind commenting on that? Thanks! We are very much a live oriented band. We always like to make sure our live show is as tight and high-energy as it can be. Our original bass player Cam had some personal things come up in his life that he needed to attend to. We are on great terms with him and he'll always be an important influence on the band. He has helped us through the transition to playing with Shaun, which has gone extremely smoothly. We've known Shaun from other bands he has played with, and he was the first and only person we contacted. He came to our practice space to jam a few times and we knew it was going to work well. Shaun did a small tour with us on the weekend after Thanksgiving, and he killed it every night! continued on next page ...