Interview with SCAB + Toilet ov Hell’s Theme Song

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Welcome back to another edition of Interview with the Devil/Bump n’ Grind. Today I have a special treat for you. Much of this year we’ve been talking about our good friend Tyree and hinting at the unleashing of the Grindprophet. Well, today you finally get to hear some of Tyree’s own malicious blend of grindcore. Come with me and take a peek into the twisted mind behind Scab.

Before we dive into this interview, check out the Toilet ov Hell’s new theme song, written by our gracious friends in Scab.

W. – First things first, can you share how Scab got started?

Tyree – Well Taylor [guitar/bass/vocals] and I have played in various bands and in March of 2013 decided to do a studio grind project.  We have done 10 or 11 releases since then and realized we were sick of my smelly corpse-filled basement and wanted to tour.

W. – Tyree, which artists inspire you as a drummer?

Tyree – Well, I’d have to say that a lot of death/black metal and grind drummers influenced me during high-school. Drummers such as Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy), Marc Palmen (Last Days of Humanity), Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel/Terrorizer), David Witte (Discordance Axis/Human Remains), John Longstreth & James King (Origin), Adrian Erlandsson (Skitsystem), Derek Roddy (Hate Eternal), Peter Eklund, Tomas Asklund, & Matte Modin (Dark Funeral), Mike Smith (Suffocation), Adam Jarvis & Kevin Talley (Misery Index) and so many more had a huge impact on my playing. 

Some current drummers that are blowing my fucking mind now are: Vagelis Voyiantzis (Dead Congregation), Bjarni Einarsson (Sinmara/Wormlust), Cameron James Sinclair (Diocletian), Yuriy Sinitsky (Blood of Kingu), Sergio Escalante (Sacrocurse), and Saku Tamminen (Unkind). 

W. – Is your upcoming tour your first tour ever?

Taylor – This is Tyree’s first tour, but this will be my 4th.

Tyree – Taylor has toured with Infernaeon and The Absence. He is sort of a big deal. 

W. – Grindcore albums typically consist of dozens of very short tracks. When playing those songs live, how do you keep the individual tracks separated in your mind? Is it difficult remembering so many different songs?

Taylor – Yes it’s fucking difficult! After we made a setlist it was easier to remember how the songs went.

Tyree – I have a photographic memory with sounds. It’s not hard at all for me; actually it’s really easy. I’m the best grind drummer in my neighborhood.  

W. – For those who aren’t aware, there actually is a fair amount of diversity in the grindcore subgenre. Grind, deathgrind, d-beat, crust, cybergrind, mincecore, etc. all present varying takes on the genre. Would you care to elaborate on where under the grind umbrella Scab falls?

Taylor – Well labels are pointless.  Bands label themselves and 10 years later change their sound and get shit for it so we play an extreme style of music for people with extreme ears.  

Tyree – Well we wanted to start a Shoegaze grind band with a hint of Dave Mathews anus hairs sprinkled on top but we realized that would make us looks like a bunch of fucking smelly sacks. So, we decided to just drink some beer and grind ta1289236718_2he fuck out the right way. We don’t consider our selves any particular style of grind really, although we have a lot of influences that are thrown into the Scab mix such as Death metal, D-beat, and Thrash which results into “Grind”. Scab is “Grind”.

W. – How much do you have to practice to be able to play this music? How long have you been playing?

Taylor – Well I’ve been playing guitar for over 10 years, although it may not sound like it on our “albums”. It’s fast. 

W. – Does Scab have a particular overarching theme or artistic direction? Is there some sort of guiding ethos?

Taylor – We write what we feel like writing about.  Sometimes it’s werewolves, sometimes about running out of beer, sometimes about horror movies, sometimes about Dylan Thomas poems, sometimes about swimming in a pool of human urine.

Tyree – Taylor comes up with a large portion of the song themes but we never have a starting theme to our writing; that mostly comes later on. We just worship everything that is filthy and fucking grind. We want to blast the cunting world away into the goddamn grinding-void while drinking beer. We have our own unique way of writing and recording our material. When we decide to write a new EP we write and record it in one night. When we decide to write a new LP we write and record it in two nights. This formula has worked well for us and we don’t plan on changing it. Sloppy at fucking best!

W. – If I remember correctly, you’re getting an established metal vocalist to provide vocal duties on this tour for you. Who is that? What led to that decision?

Taylor – Well we can’t afford an established metal vocalist, so we’re getting an established metal drummer to sing for us on this tour.  Jeramie Kling, who plays drums with The Absence and Infernaeon with me will be screaming at you this December on the road.

W. – On the album, do y’all use any special effects or pitchshifters?

Taylor – Nope.  Every vocal is a vomit.  So naturally it took a lot of time and bile to record the vocals.

W. – What inspires Scab’s lyrics?

Tyree – Everything that cunting lifeloving!!! Taylor and I just throw out silly vile song names which result into lyrics later on. It’s really fun especially when you are drinking.

W. – Tyree, what’s the most insane thing you’ve ever done as a grind drummer?

Tyree – One time I stapled my pants to my dick with a Power Shot Pro stapler. Not lying here folks! This was years ago when I was in college, and Taylor was there to witness it too. We were really wasted and we were recording stupid shit on my computer and there was this Power Shot Pro stapler in the basement that I picked up. I had the bright idea to try and staple my beer can. The Power Shot Pro stapler is the reverse of any other kind of power stapler and I had the front of the stapler (Which I thought was the back) resting on my thigh which was against my dick. I went to push the stapler and the staple came shooting out into my dick. Now… This is no ordinary staple, this is a industrial sized staple that staples through wood (no pun intended). I was so drunk that I did not feel it. So, I eventually had to go piss and when I pulled my pants down blood started shooting out of my cock in two different directions. Blood was on the walls, counters, and floor. I had to stop it from bleeding, so obviously I grabbed my cock and applied pressure. I put a bandage on my cock and went back downstairs and made some more grindcore. This is a true fucking story. 

W. – You obviously work outside of being a grind drummer. How do you balance your career and your artistic passion?

Tyree – Yup, I have a job which involves sitting 8 hours a day in a cubical staring at 2 computer screens. It’s not glorious but it pays the bills and for the music I enjoy listening to. It’s not too difficult balancing my art and my job, honestly. I’ve always been single and when I come home from work I have a palace all to myself which allows me to have all the freedom I want. I can play the drums, design some artwork in Photoshop, drink some beer, and browse through Bandcamp. Preparing for the tour is the stressful part out of everything for me and everyone I think. We are taking my car which will be hauling a trailer for over a week in December. Who knows what the fuck will happen.

W. – When does Fresh Chunks officially drop?

Tyree –  When the artwork is finished which is on me. I had to get a new computer and I don’t have the Adobe software I need yet to create it. Hopefully very soon though.

W. – Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers? Are there any fun Easter Eggs hidden on the album?

Tyree – Steal our album from Best-Buy and listen to it all because there are lots of bonus tracks at the end of the album; for real! Also come out and meet us on tour because we’d like to hang out and drink with ya’ll. We aren’t complete assholes… Please buy us beer. Thank you TOH for this interview and we hope to meet you all; if not on this tour then our next tour.


Speaking of Fresh Chunks, this is one nasty slab of grind. 28 tracks spanning a running time of approximately 26 minutes, there’s a lot of a bang and blast for your buck. Don’t think however that this is all just short, repetitive bursts. There is some genuine diversity and stunning intensity on display here with just a hint of dark humor to spice things up a bit. From the depraved ode “Death in Kansas” to “No More Beers,” this album offers everything you could want in a grind album: unrelenting blasts, merciless riffs, and disgusting burps and croaks. This is a definite winner, and I can’t wait for y’all to hear the full thing.  Thankfully, the Grindprophet has deigned to share some tracks with you ahead of time. Check out “Frank’s Song,” “Lycanthropeutic Massage,” and “God Gave Rot and Roll to You.”


Now that you’re all ground up, don’t miss Scab on tour! Buy Tyree and Taylor some beer and let Tyree sign your butt.

Complete Roadkill Tour Dates:

December 8 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose
December 9 – State College, PA @ The Brewery
December 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
December 11 – Trenton, NJ @ Championship Bar
December 12 – Raleigh, NC @ Slim’s Downtown
December 13 – Orlando, FL @ The Space Station
December 14 – New Port Richey, FL @ Insomniacs Bar

Be sure to toss the guys some money on Bandcamp too! Remember the Grindprophet’s benediction and:

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  • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

    That was a good theme song Tyree.

  • “W. – First things first, I’m the realest.”
    FTFY

    • VVorld Peace

      Well, I did drop this and let the whole world feel it.

  • Edward #negrod4eva

    Great interview.

    Good luck on tour boys!

    #worshipfilth

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

      One comment in this made me wonder “If this is our new theme song what was our old theme song?” Also, since Dave Matthews was mentioned fuck him and his music for jabronis.

      • Edward #negrod4eva

        I think this is our first theme song. “New” meaning now we got one, at least that is my guess.

        • P sure our first theme song was Shake it Off.

          • VVorld Peace

            It wasn’t St. Anger?

          • Elite Extremöphile

            Could’ve sworn it was “Radikult”

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            It was this piece of psychedelic insanity.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhOKhJaM1QE

          • VVorld Peace

            I think you posted this twice.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I did? I meant to post a live version of the song that I liked but I must have forgotten to copy it. Nevertheless, it’s a good theme.

          • Xan

            I’m pretty sure it was “Girls Just Want to Have Void”.

          • Old Man Hetfield

            Royalties!!!

          • Lacertilian

            Does anyone else pronounce that pile of tripe Stanger?

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

          I consider this our old theme song. It works because it’s from The Big Lebowski and it’s just an awesome song.

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhOKhJaM1QE

      • KJM

        Dave Matthews Band: It’s what would happen if someone cast a spell that turned all the Dead Heads into Dude Bros. I also suffer from the “Satellite Curse”. If I hear that song from a passing car or over supermarket PA speakers, I know the rest of my day will suck absolute balls.

        • you ready for this… y’all ready to get your fvckin’ minds blown?
          i like the first three DMB albums. 100% srs.
          ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

          • Herr Schmitty

            Just to be clear, my upvote is based on your courage, not me agreeing with you. Just to be clear 😉

          • KJM

            Ditto.

          • KJM

            I’m certain that I like stuff that makes others cringe. It’s all good.

      • KingPagliacciOvFlushMountain

        The old theme was “Poop Ship Destroyer” by Ween, but we decided it wasn’t kvlt enough and flushed it.

  • Xan

    God, I wish I wasn’t in a library. I can’t wait to hear the theme song. Maybe I’ll just blast it an subjugate these peasants to the grind. I will try my absolute best to be at the Raleigh show but school will probably fuck me again. I despise teachers who think it is a good idea to give projects at the last minute.

    • BLVKKBEVRD DVRKWORK

      This. I just started this new job. I would love to make it to the Raleigh show but that’s a 4 or 5 hour drive for us on a worknight. The old lady love Slims, so if I dont have to work you might see us, Tyree.

      • Xan

        Yeah. It’s a long ass drive for me. I’ve driven to a couple shows that were five or six hours away and I’ll try for this one. It just depends on how much work I can achieve this week. I’ve got a communications project to finish, a biology final to study for, and a play to finish writing.

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

    “We want to blast the cunting world away into the goddamn grinding-void while drinking beer”. That’s pretty metal. Also, good luck on the tour, and don’t forget to take your pills.

  • I listened the Toilet ov Hell song before it was cool #HoboHipsterActivated. Good luck in the tour, Scab!!

  • BLVKKBEVRD DVRKWORK

    TYREEEEEEE.

    • Xan

      TYBREEEEEEEEE

      • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

        TYBEEEEEEEEER

        • Gvacamole Jim

          TBBBBBBBBBBBBBR

          • BLVKKBEVRD DVRKWORK

            ZIPPITYDOOOOOO

          • Xan

            BYAAAAAAH

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            OH WAH AH AH AH!

          • BLVKKBEVRD DVRKWORK

            *MAKES FART NOISES*

          • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

            THIS IS… HUH?… WOW. ÄÄRRÄÄRRÄÄRÄ!

          • BLVKKBEVRD DVRKWORK

            Yes, that regressed quickly.

          • Tom Waits For Better Days

            U no Liek Vargus?

          • Death

            I still don’t understand why you need two accounts that are both similiar.

          • Tom Waits For Better Days

            I don’t think anyone does.

          • confvsing!

          • BLVKKBEVRD DVRKWORK

            I agree with him politically but I do not enjoy his music.

    • Between the Buried and Allison TYREE REE

  • Howard Dean

    Tyree once stapled his pants to his dick. FUCKING STAPLED HIS DICK. Fuck.

    Tyree embodies a proper lifehating and no fucks given sentiment. And for this, we salute him (with beer, filthy music, and accidental genital mutilation). BYAH!

    • VVorld Peace

      That’s the best kind of genital mutilation.

      • MoshOff

        Lorena Bobbitt begs to differ.

        • VVorld Peace

          I don’t think that was accidental. At least not on her part.

          • MoshOff

            That’s what I meant, planned penile removal or GTFO!

          • more beer

            Yea when they cut it off,drive down the street with it then throw it out the window that`s well thought out.

      • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

        “Accidental Genital Mutilation” siq goregrind band name.

        • Howard Dean

          Accidental Genital Mutilation – “Cockcrush or: how I learned to destroy my junk and love autoimmune systemic infections”

          5 song EP – runtime: 1 minute, 47 seconds

          1. Morning Constitutional Meatshave
          2. Slice My Dick It Bleeds
          3. I only disfigure groins for the Spongebob bandaids
          4. AIDS-infested scrotal puree
          5. Purulent Discharge and the Perversion of Post-Coital Labia on a Cheese Grater.

    • #TyreeFax

      • BLVKKBEVRD DVRKWORK

        Tyree’s beard is almost half as good as mine

        #TyreeFacts

        • Edward #negrod4eva

          OH SHIT

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            SHOTS FIRED!

          • BLVKKBEVRD DVRKWORK

            ?? I meant it as a compliment.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I did not know that.

      • KingPagliacciOvFlushMountain

        #StapleDick

    • KJM

      There’s some serious Punk Rock Points, right there.

      • more beer

        Thats as punk as it gets!

    • KingPagliacciOvFlushMountain

      See kids, this is why you should always wear protection against staples.

      http://www.thegoofygiftshop.com/images/safe_sex_condoms.jpg

  • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

    So… The guy from Necromancing the Stone is singing for you, that took the good taste right outta my mouth.

    At least the songs are great.

    • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

      Actually these are very gnarly. Like aweomely gnarly.

      • VVorld Peace

        Yah man. The album rules.

        • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

          Broken Bone Symphony!

  • Howard Dean

    “HEY! Don’t let me catch your ass stealing from my venues while on tour, Tyree! Or I’ll give YOU a scab, you ugly motherfucker!”

    http://img2-1.timeinc.net/people/i/2010/news/100301/john-mellencamp-240.jpg

  • that’s good shvt, @tyreegearhart:disqus!!
    *patiently awaiting @metaphysicalanus:disqus’s take on it…

  • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

    It’s a miracle there ain’t but TWO bands using the name Scab…

    • VVorld Peace

      Tyree hunted down all of the other ones.

      • Nordling Rites ov Karhu

        I should have known.

        • Herr Schmitty

          That’s how he learned to staple penises and repair them like a champion; by practicing on the corpses of his slaughtered rivals for the band name SCAB.

  • ♫ “Come grind with me, let’s grind, let’s grind awayyyy” ♫

  • Death

    I liek the theme song

  • wut are the words to this song?

    • I believe it is:

      Sit on the throne
      The porcelain throne
      Strap your self in

      Posers
      Flush
      Hipsters
      Flush
      Deafheaven
      Flush

      Toilet of Hell x8

      Innards Pulled out
      Endless pain
      Cvnting lifelover

      Toilet Ov Hell

      • I feel realized: I understood “Toilet ov Hell” #LearningEnglishWithTheToilet

      • KingPagliacciOvFlushMountain

        Needs moar Deafheaven.

        • George Clarke

          tru

      • George Clarke

        LOL beauty :’)

  • The biggest thing to take away from this interview? Tyree went to college.

  • Stockhausen

    Tyree is my favorite grindprophet of all the grindprophets.

  • Howard Dean

    “…we play an extreme style of music for people with extreme ears.”

    Tyree, I didn’t realize your band mate was David Vincent! Byah!

  • zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    alcohol tsunami

  • Simon PhoenixKing

    Scab = Music to staple your cock and burn shit down to.

  • Cockypock Aioli

    Lols @ shoegaze grind.

  • I feel like Tyree should have just interviewed himself for the Toilet.

    • VVorld Peace

      That probably would have been funnier. If it makes you feel better, he and Taylor were totes drunk during the interview.

  • George Clarke

    holy shit @ that staple story

  • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

    I bought this release and love it because I support this site and Tyree is kick ass!!!

  • Lacertilian

    That was sick @tyreegearhart:disqus.
    The Toilet has definitely become