Interview with The Grind Fever
Tell us about your latest release: the main concept; what fans should expect; what were/are your goals with it:
The Cave Transmission is our debut EP. Being that so, all we can say is that this record is essentially the beginning of the fever, an invitation for what is coming next, if you prefer. The culmination of our early days as a band is represented in this record. That’s why we chose to call it Cave Transmission, in the sense we are transmitting to whomever wants to hear, what happened during our soul-searching process, the cave rehearsals.
Did you have a specific sound in mind when you formed the band, or did that grow and evolve as you played together?
In the beginning, The Grind Fever was formed by 3 members only, and our idea was to play Tradition Heavy/Doom Metal with some Stoner Rock influences. Along the process we started to create our own sound as we were rehearsing. Later, Ricardo joined the fever and soon we consolidated our sound and unconsciously we were trying to create our ow identity.
How does your writing process normally work out?
After founding the band, we took a long time trying to consolidate all our influences and music tastes in one. The thing then started to feel natural in the most organic way possible. When we got the tracks settled, we took it to a friend’s home studio (Garagem 186), to understand what needed improvement, what didn’t sound as good as we thought at the “dirty sound” rehearsals. Then we started playing live and feeling comfortable with the tracks. After the tracks were all juiced up, we hit the studio and started the recording sessions.
What are your ambitions and how far do you want to push your band?
The most important thing to us is to make music that will pleasure us. If we are satisfied and find pleasure in a composition, we work on that track until we begin to really appreciate it. I guess our goal in the short run, is to keep making music that it’s interesting to us and challenge ourselves in any ways possible to become better musicians, composers, performers and persons. In a long run, we believe our music will grow and will become better acknowledge.
What are your influences/musical references and the impact those same influences had in your sound?
Our influences have a wide range. Focusing mainly on Doom Metal and Stocker Rock, we also pack the meaning and vibe of Grunge Rock, the sturdiness and “riffabillity” of Heavy Metal, the punch of Punk Rock and embellished with some proggy elements.
What’s next for you?
Our debut EP, “Cave Transmission”, was released in the 5th January of 2019. We are currently promoting the EP, trying to play live and reach more public. In the meantime, we started to compose and idealize what will be our first LP.