Here's an interview my friend did with the band couple of months ago and it took so much time for my lazy ass to post it up. Anyway, Cornered is one of the coolest bands nowadays and it's still worth a read! They're having new album coming out this summer - don't miss it!
Here's an interview my friend did with the band couple of months ago and it took so much time for my lazy ass to post it up. Anyway, Cornered is one of the coolest bands nowadays and it's still worth a read! They're having new album coming out this summer - don't miss it!At the beginning tell me something about you, who is who, what's the band history?
I am Niels, the singer. We started out early 2009 writing songs, we knew eachother from other bands we've played in before. Played our first show in March I think, released our demo on 7", went on tour with Deal With it, put out the split 7" with Cold Snap and so on...
In what bands did you play before Cornered?
Bands we played in before are remain, new morality, straight a's and the hunger and probably loads more.
2009 is ending. Was it a good year to Cornered as a band and to you personally?
Fuck yes, Cornered played more shows than I thought we'd do. People have been treating us really good. its awesome.
If you could change something in the passing year what would it be?
Fuck that, no regrets!
Due to dictionary 'cornered' means to be in a possition of great difficulty, brought to bay - is this definition mirroring your feelings these days? What fucks up you most?
The thing that pisses me off the most is definately people that expect to get respect when they don't give respect. Everyone feels that they deserve to be treated as some sort of god, fuck that shit. Fuck everyone.
What had the biggest influence on your music? Can you name 3 records that have shaped you as a band?
Fury of Five - At war with the World - picked this one up years ago and have been moshing to it ever since. It's not where you're from it's where you're aaaaaaaaaaaaat!
Crawlspace - Don't get mad, get even. - Belgian metalcore at it's finest (see also Length of Time/Arkangel and CONGRESS)
Knuckledust - Dustography - dont need to add anything to this. It's just a hard record.
After things you wrote im suprised that you didnt mention any bands from Cleveland. In music youre playing its easy to hear influences from bands from that city. Are you into Clevo hardcore? was bands like confront or OLC inspiration to you?
WE LOVE ONE LIFE CREW, they were definately an inspiration to us. Integrity, Face Value and fucking ringworm... you name it i love it.
You've released your 7" demo in Crucial Attack, your split with Cold Snap was released in worship rec. How did you start this cooperation?
The cooperatioin with Crucial attack was an easy one, Franke plays the guitar for us and he was stoked on putting out our demo on a 7"
With Cold Snap it was different, I liked the band and asked them if they were up for it. They had probably heard of us too and were into the idea, then Worship Records contacted us and told us they wanted to do the split which was released in November.
Are you sattisfied of this release?
I am pretty happy the way it came out, artwork looks sick and the songs are hard.
You were on tour with Deal With It. How do you remember that time? Any crazy shit happend?
People died on that tour man. It was one of the weirdest experiences I've had in my life. I can't really find words to describe the fear I was in on this trip. It was like being stuck in a van with 'that guy at the festival' for 17 days straight.
This question is literally taken from Black Dog zine - What is your opinion on the "third X"?
The whaaaaaaaaat?? I reckon the first two X'es are a lot better since they came in first. Then the third one is obviously a bit overrated.
Any final word?
DONT SAY A WORD
I WONT NEGOTIATE
NOW IT'S TOO LATE
THERE'S NO HELP TO FIND
REVENGE REVENGE IS MINE
FUCK LIFE FUCK LIFE FUCK LIFE FUCK LIFE FUCK LIFE FUCK LIFE
You can check out the band at their Myspace