Band of the Day: Cirrosis

Something nice and heavy to end your week.

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

Sonora, Mexico.

How did you meet?

Sir Oz (vocals) and Francisco “Chucky” Oroz (guitar) met on 8th grade. 

We both had similar musical tastes, fans of Napalm Death. Almost immediately, we started working on the idea of ​​forming a brutal metal band in Spanish.

How long have you been playing as a band?

Since, 1991.

Before you get sick of being asked… where does the band name come from?

To be honest, it’s a name that we adopted from fans who were watching us play at gigs. We were binge beer drinkers so people started calling us “Cirrosis” (CRS is an abbreviation of that) to identify us. So we took that name.

What are your influences?

Fear Factory, Carcass, Cynic, early Meshuggah, Pestilence, Morbid Angel, Kreator, Sepultura.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We believe that our experience and especially our wide range of taste for different styles of thrash and death metal, adding our Mexican background, allows that our songs have a particular and not boring and lineal sound but with many nuances, listeners would want to listen the album from start to end. Technical, brutal but with many melodies and very musical sections.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

This album, although it uses many literary resources, focuses on the struggle of the internal demons to change, an album with a lot of psychological issues, far from the classic topics of death metal about Satanism, war or gore.

What’s your live show like? How many shows have you played?

We are not currently playing live. In the first years we could say that our live shows were simply wild and intense. We played many times, we cannot say an exact number, but more than one hundred gigs.

What’s the wildest thing you’ve seen or done at a live show?

Hard to say, but the funniest one was watch, over and over again, one of our members showing his butt in public.

What kit do you use / guitars do you play / etc.?

We play 7 strings guitars. Ibanez for many years but recently we added an ESP. We tune in standard B.

What, if anything, are you plugging/promoting at the moment?

It’s a song called “Tan Lejos De Dios” (“Nowhere But Here”). With Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Chimaira) playing drums. 

What are your plans for 2019?

Right now we are focused on finishing the album (by the time you’re reading this it’ll be completely finished) but a lot of people ask us when will we be playing live so we hope to get that on track.

If you were second on a three-band bill, which band would you love to be supporting and which band would you choose to open for you? A chance to plug someone you’ve toured with, or a mate’s band we’ve not heard of before!

It’d be extremely awesome to support someone like Carcass! And there’s a band called Swarn Of Serpents formed by one of our hometown friends. That’d be awesome.

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