Saturday, June 18, 2022

231: Rottenness

Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 231 features an interview with Jaleel Castillo and Matti Güey of Rottenness.

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Rottenness have been around in some form for almost 30 years. Originally based in Mexico, the band's current line-up includes members of various Midwestern death metal and grindcore acts, including Formless Master, Gorgotron, and Invidiosus. What hasn't changed is the band's commitment to brutal, unrelenting music.

I spoke with guitarist/founder Jaleel Castillo and vocalist Matti Güey about how the band's current line-up coalesced into its present form, and why there are no rules for Rottenness other than "death metal". We also discussed how their latest album Violentopia was written and recorded with the band members spread across various cities, and what's left on Jaleel's bucket list.

My thanks to Jaleel and Matti Güey for speaking with me, and to all of you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

taken from the album Die Wege Der Lust

"Bitchmade at Birth"
taken from the album Violentopia

"Embodiment of an Impulse and Excess"
taken from the Dead Root/Rottenness Split

Rottenness on Facebook

Rottenness on IG

Rottenness on Bandcamp

Violentopia (on Selfmadegod Records Bandcamp)

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