Sunday, May 8, 2022

225: Cartilage

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 225 features an interview with Mark Wallace, Ria Wallace, and Mike Flory of Cartilage.

[cover photo by Chris Johnston]

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San Francisco's Cartilage are part of the boom that the Bay Area metal scene has been experiencing recently. The five-piece play grindcore/gore metal in the vein of Exhumed and Impaled - not surprising, since those two veteran bands are friends and mentors to Cartilage, and Impaled's Sean McGrath even designed their logo.

I spoke with guitarists Mike Flory and Ria Wallace, and vocalist Mark Wallace about how they started the band, and their relationship with the other death/grind bands around the Bay Area. We also talked about recording their sophomore album The Deader The Better in Matt Harvey's studio, and the contributions members of Exhumed, Impaled, and Pounder made to the album.

My thanks to Mark, Ria, and Mike for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

"Backseat Victim"
"El Necrocabra"
taken from the Dialect of the Dead

"Cellar Full Of Stiffs"
"I Skin You"
taken from the album The Deader The Better

Cartilage on Facebook

Cartilage on Bandcamp

Cartilage on IG

Vault Of Horror:

catching up with
Ross Sewage
Mixtape 98:
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