|Quick introductory interview.|
|1. Who are you and how did the band get started?
I’m Pete Bucci aka “Pete the Butcher” and I just one day decided to pursue some heavier, darker music in the veins of classic extreme metal bands as well as – of course – doom and sludge. The end result is known as “Rottgut”.
2. Why did you choose Doom and how would you describe your style?
I chose doom because I felt I could artistically do more with the music and express myself in different ways that I was otherwise unable to do with my main band, Casket. My style is reminiscent of early doom/death metal bands such as Prophecy of Doom and Paradise Lost. But I also draw influences from other bands such as Crowbar, Superjoint Ritual, Necrophagia, and Celtic Frost to name a few. It’s that slowness and heaviness just dripping with darkness, horror, and gore.
3. What would you consider to be the high point of your career thus far?
Well, I haven’t exactly reached my high point yet. I’m still climbing that ladder!
4. Which three bands most influenced you?
That’s a tough one because I listen to so much music. But I’d have to say my top 3 would have to be Carcass, Necrophagia, and Mayhem.
5. What are your plans for the near future?
I would eventually like to get a full live band together to perform my music as it should be. Also – of course – I plan to make MORE music. As long as there is Rottgut music to make, it’s going to be made.
6. If there’s anything you would like to add, the last words are yours.
I cannot stress enough to support your local scene and artists. I’m sick and tired of performing in front of 5 to 10 people miles away from my home town. The love of metal is the lifesblood of the scene and the music as a generality.