Time for the next edition of Metal Anarchy’s “new music showcase,” the feature where I introduce you to bands that readers of this site may find interesting. This time I have an exclusive Q&A with Attrition.
METAL ANARCHY: Tell me a little about your band:
ATTRITION: ATTRITION started back in December 1980… so this year we will be enjoying our 40th anniversary… We’ve been through various lineup changes but always centered on founder Martin Bowes… these days often with guest musicians. We have released many albums over the years and have toured all over the world. The sound is often electronic and can be Industrial, gothic, and dark ambient (we’ve composed some horror film scores, which we occasionally play live… the best being in Transylvania a year or so ago, an amazing experience..)
METAL ANARCHY: Who are your main influences?
ATTRITION: I started music after experiencing punk in the late 70’s… although the post punk sound of PIL/Magazine/Joy Division/Cabaret Voltaire was much more of an influence musically… and over the years taken on dark ambient soundtracks and neo classical influences.
METAL ANARCHY: What is your latest release and why should readers of this site check it out?
ATTRITION: We are releasing the new single this week… The Great Derailer ….fittingly on Brexit day! There will be a video to accompany it and a full length album coming a little later this year…. Do listen to it on our official bandcamp site if you want something different.
METAL ANARCHY: What can people expect when they go to your live shows?
ATTRITION: Always an experience in sound and visuals… from the core ATTRITION lineup of electronics and sequences with male and female vocals… often adding guest musicians in violin or guitar…. You get a better idea from a recent show we recorded in New Zealand … a free download on bandcamp
METAL ANARCHY: Where do you see your band heading in 5 years?
ATTRITION: We have released a couple dozen albums to date and toured over most of the world… I’ve worked on other people’s albums here in my studio, The Cage, and put out some side projects as well over the years…. But in a lot of ways it often feels like I am just beginning…. And that’s a great feeling… We will be taking on new challenges in 5 years…. And for the foreseeable future…
Thank you for the interview…!