Hello please introduce yourself to the readers and at what age did you
discover metal music?
This is Matt Kapa, vocalist if Scorched.
Metal was always around me growing up, but it really became my favorite
genre around age 12 when I really started discovering more obscure bands.
Who were some of the first bands you listened
to? Who are some of your current favorite
When I discovered death metal, I stumbled
upon Nile, Dying Fetus, Krisiun, Vader, etc. Currently my favorite bands are Blood
Incantation, Disma, Vastum, and I could go on (That is what interviews are
for please go on! - Dale).
When did you first meet the
other members of the band? And how did you all choose
the name Scorched as the band's name?
Everyone besides our drummer are local and
have always played with bands, so we had all either met at shows or through
friend's bands. When discussing a name for the band, I suggested Scorched
and it was the only one everyone agreed on. It was simple, easy to remember,
and was able to be tied into our horror theme.
What is the current line up for
the band and for the readers who have never heard Scorched music how
would you best describe it?
Matt Kapa on vocals, Steve Fuchs on guitar,
Nick Carucci on guitar, Andrew Benenati on bass, and Matt Izzi on drums. We
are a horror influenced death metal band. Our main influences are classic
bands so we have sort of an old school vibe. We use a lot of retro style
synth interludes and intros to grasp the horror feel.
Scorched is getting ready
to release their debut cd "Echoes Of Dismemberment" through Unspeakable
Axe Recs. How did the band come in contact with this great label?
A buddy of mine had heard our demo and was
really into it. He does PR work and suggested I hit up Eric from Unspeakable
Axe. We hit it off and here we are! Couldn't be happier.
Does the whole band take part in writing
the music or does one member usually write everything?
We are all very open about ideas and bring
everything we can to the table. We try to keep it equal for every member so
that we all love each song.
Who usually takes care of writing the lyrics for the band and where does the
band get inspiration for the lyricial content?
Most of the lyrics are written by myself,
drummer Matt and the bassist Andrew. All of our inspiration comes from
horror films. None of them are specific references, but we typically watch a
ton of classic horror films during the writing process.
Besides the debut "Echoes Of
Dismemberment” does the band have any past demos, EP’s still available? Any
other merchandise and where can the readers buy it?
Our demo tape is sold out, but we are hoping
for a repress at some point. We have a split with Putrisect and a 4 way
split with Outer Heaven, Gatecreeper, and Homewrecker. Both are available on
cd through us or Unspeakable Axe. We have vinyl versions of the Putrisect
split and Melotov Records has vinyl versions of the 4 way.
Does Scorched play live very often? What
have been some of the bands you shared the stage with an most
We have only played about 7 shows. It's
tough because or drummer lives 8 hours away, tours and ton with his other
bands Homewrecker, and the rest of us work full time. Our favorite shows
were definitely on our tour with Putrisect and Funebrarum. Both bands killed
it every night and they are all awesome dudes!
Are their any tours or shows planned for
the rest of 2016 or 2017? If yes, where will the band be playing?
Not yet, we are currently working on setting
up a West Coast US tour. No details yet. Follow our Facebook for updates.
I know the members of Scorched are huge
horror / gore / sleaze film fans. When did you all become interested
in these types of movie genres? And in your opinion what makes a good movie?
I really can't say exactly when, but for
years I loved the feeling I would get from watching a good horror. To me,
nothing compares. It's hard to say exactly what makes a movie good because I
like all types of horrors from campy, goofy shit, to slashers, to more
serious films. Blood, guts, and gore are great, but I get down with satanic
movies and sci-fi horrors as well.
What are your all-time favorite movies from these genres?
The Burning, the first 4 Nightmare on Elm
streets, Phantasm, Hellraiser, and plenty more!
Are any of the members of the band
currently working with any other bands? If yes, please tell
the readers a little about them?
Drummer Matt Izzi also drums and does vocals
for Crypt Roth and Homewrecker. Crypt Rot is a death metal band and
Homewrecker is a hardcore/punk band with heavy thrash and death metal
influence. Our bassist Andrew Benenati plays in an alternative rock band
called Ringfinger. Nice for a change of pace!
When not working on new music or band business what do you enjoy doing in
your free time?
Lifting weights and partying!
Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you all have any final
words to the readers?
Thank you for hitting us up! Thank you to
everyone who has taken the time to give us a listen, it means the world to
us. Keep supporting underground death metal!