CAPITALIST CASUALTIES interview before JAPAN tour 2014



「plan to make total fucking unholy noise every night!」

---hello,at first thanks for letting me interview you! please introduce yourself

My name is Jeff, I am the bass player/vocalist for CC.

---i think CAPITALIST CASUALTIES formed in 1986.why did you started CAPITALIST CASUALTIES?

CC started when a speed metal band called Mutilated Souls called it quits.
That band was like SLAYER/POSSESSEDMERCYFUL FATE. Me, Matt and Shawn decided to start a hardcore/punk band because that was the music we wanted to play.
We were tired of the stupid heavy metal attitude at the time.
We wanted to do music with meaningful lyrics and political ideas.
Heavy metal did not allow us to do that.
So we decided to leave metal behind and start a punk band.

---it have been long time from band was formed.is there any change about motivation that live and make song and any band action?

We try to make sure the songs retain a high amount of energy.
It’s hard, since we have written over 100 songs, to keep the riffs/changes and breaks fresh …..
We strive for more violent and angry, and we are very critical of what riffs to use and the lyrics too.
That’s why the splkit with HELLNATION took a few years.



---what the band are you inspired by when you start band?

CC was inspired by USHC bands like DRI, MDC, SEPTIC DEATH, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Also UK peace punk like DISCHARGE, SUBHUMANS, RUDIMENTARY PENI, CRASS…especially the lyrics, which are very important to us.

---i think that there was nothing sound similar to CAPITALIST CASUALTIES when it was formed.how did you made such sound that it's called power violence on today.

We were living in an era when the anger and passion of the bands we grew up listening to was diminishing quickly.
The new bands were playing pop punk or alternative rock.
The old bands were changing course as well, trying for a more alternative sound, or going towards heavy metal.
We decided that we wanted to keep the angry tones and fast speeds, to retain that old style a lot of bands then had given up on.

---is there any feeling about power violence revival in recent years?

We love it!! We have met and played with lots of young bands playing the “power violence” style over the last few years.
I’d rather see the bands playing fast and pissed off, instead of playing commercial garbage.
The question is: which bands will treat it as a phase, and which bands will use their creativity to keep it vibrant and relavent.

---logo design of CAPITALIST CASUALTIES is so cool! how was it made?

Our guitar player Mike drew the logo about 23 years ago or so. It is hand drawn, not a font….though some bands have taken style and used it for their own logo. Mike is a great artist, he also does tattoos for a living, so art is his life.

---you have played a lot of show.what is inportant in live show?

We have played 100’s of shows. I have some favorites.
Our first show in Southern California with CROSSED OUT, NO COMMENT and MAN IS THE BASTARD is quite memorable.
We’ve played with bigger punk bands like the ADOLESCENTS.
We played memorable shows in Japan with SLIGHT SLAPPERS, ASSFORT, CONGA FURY, UNHOLY GRAVE, GAUZE, and we hope to have more amazing memories after this next Japan tour!!



---you also a lot of tour.what was impressive?

The dedication of the people involved in setting up gigs, offering us their homes to stay, loaning us amps and guitars, feeding us…..there is so much friendship and cooperation in the punk scene. We appreciate everything!!!

---what band do you play together usually in your local?

We do not have a local scene, as the band members live 800 miles from each other!!
Favorite bands we like to play with are TRANSIENT, ENDORPHINS LOST, LACK OF INTEREST, PLF, IN DISGUST, SLIGHT SLAPPERS, SMD, etc.

---please teach me your favorite local band.

I live in the San Francisco area so my current faves are IN DISGUST, VOETSEK ETC. THERE ARE SO MANY BANDS ITS HARD TO KEEP TRACK AND SEE THEM ALL!

---CAPITALIST CASUALTIES already have visited JAPAN several times.what kind of impression do you have about JAPAN?

We love Japan! We have such a great time meeting new friends, but we really like to see our old friends that we have known for 20+ years.
Riding the train is awesome and I like the ice cream and record stores! Ha ha ha!!
I also think the bands are amazing, and I can drink beer on the street!!

---what do you expect in this tour?

I expect TOTAL FUCKING INSANITY!!!!

---you toured in HIROSHIMA and NAGASAKI in last tour.i heard you hope tour in TOUHOKU where there was a strong earthquake in this tour.what do you feen about TOUHOKU?

I am honored they would have us up there to play a gig.
We are very excited to bring power violence to that area.
I think it will be a great time, and hopefully sooth some hurt from the terrible natural disasters that occurred there.

---please teach us any future plan.

This is the final tour of a long year.
We hope we can energize and write some new songs and make a new record.
Maybe do another tour early in spring. Who know?

---great thanks for interview!in the end please say anything else for reader.

Thank you for the interview. We look forward to seeing our Japanese friends, and plan to make total fucking unholy noise every night!

CAPITALIST CASUALTIES JAPAN TOUR 2014

10/4(Sat)
EARTHDOM,Shin Okubo, TOKYO

【EAST WEST FAST BLAST FESTIVAL #12】

Open 17:00 Start 17:30
adv 2,000 day 2,500 + Drink

CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (USA)
COMPLETED EXPOSITION (OSAKA)
JABARA
BREAKfAST
FLIPOUT A.A
CROCODILE COX AND THE DISASTER
CHEERIO
dREAD EYE
DEEPSLAUTER (Chiba)
SLIGHT SLAPPERS

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10/5(Sun)
Osaka HOKAGE

COMPLETED EXPOSITION Presents
"PROGRESS AND HARMONY FOR MANKIND #9"
Open/Start 18:00 1800+Drink

CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (USA)
COMPLETED EXPOSITION
SLIGHT SLAPPERS (TOKYO)
NIGHTMARE
TILL EWING
FEROCIOUS X

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10/6(Mon)
Okayama Pepperland

TILL EWING presents
【FROM LUST TO ULTRA】

20:00open 20:30start ticket \2000(+1drink\500)

CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (USA)
MOLD
TILL EWING

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10/7(Tue)
KOCHI CHAOTIC NOISE

"SPEED!! NOISE!! HELL!!" Presents [ KILLING FIELD ]
PM 7:00 OPEN / PM 7:30 NOISE!!
ADV 2000円 / DOOR 2500円 (+1Drink)

CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (USA)
CONGA FURY
GODFREE HO
PYRAMID STATE
SPEED!! NOISE!! HELL!!

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10/9(Thu)
Fukuoka Yojigen

HUMAN INSTINCT Vol.11
Open 19:00 Start 19:30 MC 2000+ Drink

CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (USA)
CARCASS GRINDER
U SPAN D
STEP LIGHTLY
HYDROPHOBIA
URBAN HEAD RAW

DJ NORI

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10/10(Fri)
MIE VORTEX

"Who can change the future"
OPEN 19:00 START 19:30 MC 1500

CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (USA)
NICE VIEW
CONTRAST ATTITUDE

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10/11(Sat)
VIVISICK presentz
PUNKS WERE MADE BEFORE SOUNDS vol.23
Non-Apathetic Ride & Destroy SPARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
18:00 OPEN 18:30 SPARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ADV 1900yen+d DAY 2400yen+d Under 20 years old 0000yen+d!!!

VIVISICK
CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (USA)
CRUCIAL SECTION
LOW VISION
SLANG (Sapporo)
SYSTEMATIC DEATH (Yokohama)

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10/12(Sun)
Sendai BIRDLAND

OIDAKI/Dreamin Drippers Presents
【Young Bird Nice Sky? ~Capitalist Casualties JPN Tour 2014】
open18:00/start18:30 Ticket ADV:\2,000 DOOR:\2,500 (+1D)

Capitalist Casualties(USA)
Self Deconstruction(Tokyo)
KORRUPTION(Shinjo)
Tasmaniandevil Never Die
Dreamin Drippers
OiDAKi

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10/13(Mon)
Yokohama BAR EL PUENTE

【YOKOHAMA BRAIN SQUEEZE “LEGEND JAPAN TOUR FINAL”】

OPEN/START TBA(around 16:00) MC2000+Drink

CAPITALIST CASUALTIES (USA)
OGD
THINK AGAIN
Su19b
DEAD INFIELD
F.I.D
NO EXCUSE
BADU ERYKAH
FUCK ON THE BEACH

DJ CHO S.K





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