Warbeast is a band that was formed from the ashes of RIGOR MORTIS and GAMMACIDE. They are about to release an album through PHIL ANSELMO’s HOUSECORE RECORDS, lead singer BRUCE CORBITT was nice enough to answer some questions regarding the band, their writing process working with Philip as he puts it, etc.
1. Why did you all decide to get together and form WARBEAST?
We originally just put this band together for a one-time benefit performance. But we released afterwards that the chemistry was there and that this band could be a full-time project. RIGOR MORTIS and GAMMACIDE just weren’t able to get together often enough after both bands started doing reunion shows back in 2005. So for Scott Shelby, Rick Perry and myself… this gave us a chance have a full-time project.
2. Would you consider yourself a DFW supergroup?
I think we have a solid lineup and I don’t believe there are any weak links in the band. A few of us are also veterans from some of DFW’s pioneering and legendary thrash bands. But to say that we are a supergroup would be a huge exaggeration.
3. How long did it take to write and record the album?
We wrote the songs over a 2-year period. We didn’t start out from day one with a plan to write 10 songs for a full-length album. We just wanted to jam together and keep busy because of RIGOR MORTIS and GAMMACIDE being like part-time bands for some of us. So we just played our old music from Rigor and Gammacide when were doing our first gigs. Then we worked on new originals to add to the set. Once we had 4 or 5 songs written… we decided to record a demo and see if any labels would be interested. Philip liked the demo and said he wanted to sign us. From that point on we concentrated on writing enough material for a entire album before we entered the studio.
The Music was recorded over a 10-day period. The vocals were done in about 5 days. Then we spent a really long time listening to it and taking notes for the mixes. We took our time with it and mixed it several times before we knew we had the right one. Nothing was rushed and I think you can tell when you hear the final product.