L: So would you like to tell our readers a bit about Awful Noise?
LF: Awful Noise is a deathgrind band from South East Queensland. We first came to light in 2017 when we announced ourselves as a band and a direct support for the Irish band, Abaddon Incarnate.
After a few more gigs we decided to record the tracks for our debut split alongside Germany's Ignite the Massacre. After that the band continued to write songs and perform both locally and interstate.
Unfortunately in 2018 our original bassist/backing vocalist Brady Irwin stepped down due to relocating to Victoria and the band would be a 3 piece for a long duration of time. In 2019 we hit the studio to record our album with a support tour alongside US powerviolence trio Savage.
Towards the end of 2019, Pete Robertson decided to step down as drummer while also new bassist Robert Needham had come in and with session drummer (Ben of Kaerulean) the band wrote and recorded 2 tracks during the covid epidemic. These tracks would go onto the "Segregation" split with Grimentity from Belarus and Mendacity from Canada.
Awful Noise has a full lineup now and is working on dropping the album with plans to record newer material and get back on stage to blast n grind!
L: How would you describe your sound with your full line up and new material?
LF: Same motivations just taking on a somewhat different approach. New songs will be thoroughly dissected before being displayed to a live audience and put under a microscope before we hit the studio. Always staying grind as fuck though.
L: You've toured with some incredible bands- do you have a particular experience that stands out for yourself?
LF: Abaddon Incarnate was huge personally for me just because I've been a fan since I was a teenager and "Dark Crusade" is a personal favourite grind album for me. Savage from Seattle was a heap of fun and those dudes rock.
L: Do you have any plans in regards to your live performances?
LF: People always seemed to love our live performances but we can guarantee that the new lineup is going to crush all expectations.
L: I'm excited to see you live! What are your influences?
LF:Pig Destroyer, Napalm Death, Rotten Sound, Cephalic Carnage, Antigama and Nasum etc.
L: What started you on the path to metal?
LF: When I was around 11/12 I would watch Dragon Ball Z and one of the movies had a sound track that featured songs from Drowning Pool and Deftones. That was the start and I would gradually integrate towards heavier music.
LF: As a bass player I was always inspired by Steve Harris of Iron Maiden who has always been the driving force for his band. Alex Webster from Cannibal Corpse has also been a huge influence on me growing up.
Vocal wise I love what Travis Ryan of Cattle Decapitation presents, next level vocalist.
L:Are there any really memorable moments in Awful Noise that have stood out to you personally?
LF:I would say the first two Ungrateful Dead Festivals that myself and Ewan Lambert (Facegrinder) ran in Brisbane and Perth, just the best way to have gigs really.
L: So apart from the Ungrateful Dead Festivals, have you been involved in planning other gigs?
LF:Yeah I've actually run a heap of gigs both for AN and for other occasions. I ran the Abaddon Incarnate show, the 2 Savage/AN shows and a few other locals held to help touring interstate acts. Another gig we played that I feel needs mention was when we supported Organectomy from New Zealand, fuck those guys are heavy!
L: Do you have any other bands that you'd like to recommend to our readers?
LF:There's a heap and I know we'll miss a bunch but I'll give a shout out to 12 Gauge Rampage, Carnal Viscera, Death Plague, Writhing, The Absolution Sequence, Blindfolded and Led to the Woods(New Zealand), Xenobiotic, Disparo, Klak(Timor Leste) and of course our split brothers - Grimentity and Mendacity!
L:Thankyou for sharing some great music with us! Do you have any final words for our readers?
LF:Jump on our bandcamp and give the latest album single "Synchronized Drowning" a blast, you can also find our live performances and lyric videos up on YouTube. Thanks Sarah and grind on!
L: Thankyou so much for your time and being interviewed for the Veils Edge Zine! Its been a pleasure as always!