Band of the Day: Minus Mensch

We hope you like your song titles in Cyrillic! Today’s band come from eastern Europe…

Simple things first – where are you guys from?

We’re an international band from Tallinn (EE) and Moscow (RU) and the band including members of Ognemöt (EE, SWE), Naska (RU) and Deep Blight (RU).

How long have you been playing as a band?

We have played as a band for 2 years and the band was formed in early 2017.

What are your influences?

We are in love with the heavy sound: BOSS HM-2 and RAT. And also we love: Nails, Rotten Sound, Nasum, Trap Them, Cult Leader, Baptists, The Secret.

Describe your music. What makes you unique?

We play mix of blackened hardcore, crust and grind with HM-2 sound on guitar and RAT sound on bass. We are trying to express the animal hatred that lurks in us and those are around us through the music we play.

Do you have any particular lyrical themes?

Yes we have particular lyrics: lyrics from our debut album are about love, but the love which have passed through a meat grinder, about all the bad things connected with this word: betrayal, misunderstanding, jealousy, family tragedies, domestic violence and pain.

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

At the moment we’ve played a little more than 10 shows, but at the same time we managed to share the stage with: Gray State (FIN), Mosre (FRA), I Am a Preacher (BY), Moro Moro Land (RU). Our live show resembles a half-hour “wall of sound”.

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

During our joint concert in Moscow, when we played together with guys from Finland “Gray State”, several people got their legs broken during a moshpit and there were about 3-4 ambulances near the venue. Also, there was no main vocalist at this concert, as the day before his jaw had been broken at a concert in St. Petersburg. As a rule: our bass player loves to conduct himself unusually at concerts, often takes off his T-shirt and spits the water out from his mouth at people.

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!

We really love Cult Leader and would like to support those guys on tour someday we hope, and also we love WOWOD from St.Petersburg. It’s a bad ass guys with a crazy music and sound, it would be great if these guys ever played with us too!

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