Syphilectomy is a three-member death metal band from Kohima. They were formed in early 2007 with Toshi (bassist / vocalist) and Asetuo (guitarist) as a duo. They were joined by Akhrielie (drummer).
The band released their first demo ‘Sadomasochistic Haemophilia’ in 2013 and was later signed by an Italian label called Death Metal Industry. The band then released their first EP ‘Circumcised Abominable Deformity’ in 2014.
The group was on a break for about one year and came together in 2011. Since then Syphilectomy has been active with a new drummer Adarsh. The band will be releasing their first full length album, “Epidemic Consummation” in May 2018.
In today’s Rhythm of Love, Syphilectomy takes us through their musical journey.
EASTERN MIRROR: Tell us about how the band Syphilectomy was formed?
Syphilectomy: We started the band back in 2007… And like most band it started with some CD’s and cassette exchange. It was indeed a struggle at first because finding the right guy with the same musical interest was a huge problem also taking into consideration the musical ability and dedication of each individual but we were fortunate enough to have worked with some good musician in the past. Especially Akhrielie who helped release our first Demo and EP. Currently Adharsh is filling in the drums for the band.
EASTERN MIRROR: How does the song writing process works for you? Do you have any influences?
Syphilectomy: Basically most of the song writing is done by our guitarist. The entire structure of the track is first roughly constructed, arranged and we jam it out and add our own ideas accordingly to improve the overall sound.
Of course we draw huge musical influence from bands like Devournment, Disgorge, Cephalotripsy, Kraanium, Cerebral Effusion etc
EASTERN MIRROR: How many gigs have you played? Which is the most memorable one?
Syphilectomy: We don’t usually keep track of gigs we have played so far… But to mention few have played in cities like Bangalore, Hyderabad, Imphal, and dozens of local gigs.
Probably the most memorable gig might be War Sound (Gossaigaon, Assam). It was a sold out venue and we had some amazing time there. The hospitality, crowd everything was great.
EASTERN MIRROR: What was the biggest challenge that you faced in your band’s career? How hard has it been for Syphilectomy to be where you are at the moment?
Syphilectomy: The biggest challenge no doubt is the financial situation of the band because it’s very hard to survive playing extreme music but passion kept us pushing through.
It was indeed a huge struggle for us to have come this far, from getting signed to Death Metal Industry(Italy) to releasing an EP and now after almost a gap of 4 years we are all set and ready to release our full length album. It’s a dream come true and our tireless effort and endless endeavour made it all possible.
EASTERN MIRROR: Do you think death metal is facing a threat from more crowd friendly music in Nagaland?
Syphilectomy: Yeah unfortunately but also we have to realise that musical tastes are highly personal and we can’t blame anyone for that. All we can do is continue making music and be hopeful that our fans keep supporting extreme music.
EASTERN MIRROR: Throw some light into your album “Epidemic Consummation” and also any gigs to follow with the release?
Syphilectomy: The album will feature 9 original tracks. We are yet to announce the release date but the plan is to make it official in May.
At the moment we don’t have any update on gigs but we are planning for the album tour very soon.
EASTERN MIRROR: What about your plans for the future? What do you want to achieve with the Syphilectomy?
Syphilectomy: Right now our main focus is to keep working hard, write new materials and see where that leads to. Maybe a European tour or Asian tour possibly in the near future if we have the right sponsorship. We have been planning for this for quite some time now, so… Let’s hope for the best.
Getting signed to one of the major underground labels, releasing more albums and touring the world would be a huge achievement for Syphilectomy.