Sunday, November 28, 2021

204: Churchburn

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 204 features an interview with Ray McCaffrey and Dave Suzuki of Churchburn.

[cover photo by Vinnie Bellows]

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On the surface, Churchburn is the unlikeliest of collaborations: Born from a long friendship between sludge/doom drummer Ray McCaffrey and Vital Remains guitarist Dave Suzuki, the project eschews the speed and technicality that Suzuki was previous known for, preferring instead to punish the listener with slow, crushing, oppressive metal in the vein of Winter or early My Dying Bride.

I spoke Churchburn founders Ray McCaffrey and Dave Suzuki about how they met, and when they consider a Churchburn song "finished". We also discussed why they chose to record their latest album, Genocidal Rite, with newcomer James Gazerro, and whether Churchburn still lives in the shadow of their previous projects.

My thanks to Ray and Dave for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Relieved By Burning Lead"
"Authorized To Cleanse"
taken from the album None Shall Live... The Hymns Of Misery

"Sin of Angels"
"Genocidal Rite"
taken from the album Genocidal Rite

Churchburn on Facebook

Churchburn on Bandcamp

Churchburn on IG

Genocidal Rite through Translation Loss on Bandcamp

Forever Underground:

Episode 202:
Mors Verum
Episode 164:
Suffering Hour
Mixtape 38:
Come To Grief