Interview with Brian Forgue (Syphilic)

Sábado 31 Marzo 2012 - 08:00:10 by JodySyphilic

Interview with Brian Forgue of Syphilic

Syphilic Interview:

Joe/Cryptic Inscriptions: Just want to thank you Brian for taking the
time to do this interview. Give a brief history of Syphilic, the Origin
of the name,what makes Syphilic different from all the other bands
you’ve been in, how’s the progress of the new album and what’s the title
for the new album?

Brian:The new album is 'A Composition Of Murder". Syphilic started as a
hobby when I was drunk and then one day I just decided to start
recording stuff after I'd written about twenty songs just to listen to
midi of them. Right now I have 49 songs and am putting out my 4th
album. I write it all shitfaced and it's rarely in a 4/4 time
signature, I think that's how it would be most different from other

Joe: Your latest full length “Behind Bars” was actually written while
you were in jail. How did you manage to write all the material with no
guitar or access to equipment? Did you feel that your musical ability
was put to the test?

Brian:I don't consider it musical ability, rarely will I have a riff in
my Head before I write it. It's all patterns and mathematical numbers
to me. This is how I was able to write out tab on lined paper without
hearing it.

Joe: All of your recordings have gotten better with time, but your debut
album “Erotic Shock Therapy” was still a Killer release! What do you
hope to achieve with the next release that your recording?

Brian:I don't know, mainly a better sound than the last, but that's a
constant goal. Erotishock will be redone with real bass and better
drums in the future.

Joe: You have superb production as Far as your albums are concerned, and
it really shines out on “Behind Bars”! What equipment set up do you
use, do you record, produce, mix and Master the albums all yourself, and
what’s the best advice you can give as Far as having a superb recording
is concerned?

Brian:I record the whole thing myself and mix with Nick Morris at Cloud
City studios. Behind bars was recorded with a direct box and reamped,
and bass reamped. Vocals were on a shure SM-58. If you're gonna do
something you have to do it right, or at least wrong to the extreme.

Joe : All the previous releases have synthesized bass on it, but the
recent has actually bass tracks courtesy of Brian Baxter
(Regurgitation/Heinous Killings).Did switching to a real bassist do more
Justice for the album in your opinion, and will Brian be on the next
record or will he Ever play live bass for you?

Brian:He was on the 2nd album as well. It was just another step in
making it sound better as a whole, it did take a lot of extra work
though. I doubt anyone will play live with me. Hell, I don't even like
playing live with me.

Joe: I know you’ve been using a drum machine on all the recordings, was
there ever a time you thought of getting a session drummer to play drums
on your album?


Joe: You listed Classical music, Pink Floyd, and Dream Theater as
influences on your band page. Has listening to different types of music
inspired you to become a better musician?

Brian:Not really, I don't really consider myself a musician. I think it
gives my writing a little something different than people that 'only'
listen to 'brutal shit'

Joe: I know in the previous bands you were in i.e.: Gutrot, The
Mutilated, Saprogenic you just did vocals. Do you prefer to just play
instruments just for Syphilic or was there a time that you did play
guitar or another instrument in another band?

Brian:Syphilic for live shows id rather just play guitar, but that can't
be the case. With a full band I'd rather just do vocals cause, well,
its more fun. I can get way drunk at shows that way.

Joe: Are all your lyrics based on concepts or personal experiences or
are they just fictions incidences that you come up with in your head?


Joe: You have various guest vocalists on your albums even back to
“Erotic Shock Therapy” are their plans for guest vocalists on the new

Brian-Yes, there's I think 6 guests on this 4th album. They will be listed in the book, which I completed the layout today.

Joe: In the wake of all the crappy scene and slam bands, what do you
believe makes Syphilic stand apart from all the crap that infiltrates
the scene?

Brian-Slam usually sucks and has as much creativity as a piece of paper
with no pencil. Sometimes it takes longevity to make a name for
yourself, which isn't my goal, but I'm not going anywhere. You have to
weed out the shit to get to the good. It's all preference anyway; I
write my stuff for me so I like it, other people think it sucks.

Joe: When is the new album scheduled for release? Any last words to the readers?

Brian-June 28th. Pick up the book Killer: A Journal Of Murder. And a 5th album will come out soon. Thanks for the interview.


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