Hailing from Oklahoma City, Dischorida play progressive death metal, drawing inspiration from bands such as Decapitated and the Dillinger Escape Plan. The band brings a fresh perspective to the scene by combining tried-and-true death metal brutality with far-flung ideas from multiple global influences. Dischordia’s latest full-length studio CD is titled Project 19. Take Five sat down and spoke with the band, the results of which are documented below.
Please introduce the readers to your band and explain in general your musical approach.
Dischordia: “Dischordia are a three-piece progressive death metal band comprised of Josh Turner on bass and vocals, Keeno on guitar and vocals, and Josh Fallin on drums. We play a brand of death metal that harnesses an array of influences ranging from Decapitated and Behemoth to Meshuggah and The Dillinger Escape Plan. We enjoy pushing ourselves with unique song arrangements that highlight sharp, abrupt shifts in both sound and mood. We like to keep our fans on their toes.”
Tell me about your new full-length studio CD, Project 19. What can listeners expect to experience?
Dischordia: “Project 19 is our first full length album and second official release on Rogue Records America. We are extremely proud of this effort and think there is something for all fans of metal, no matter their personal tastes. Our influences are well pronounced in the record. There is plenty of brutality mixed with groove, as well as some softer moments. You can pick up Project 19 and our 2011 release Creator, Destroyer at our shows or online (with extra goodies) at roguerecordsamerica.bandcamp.com.”
How did you come to compose the song “Madhouse.” What inspired the lyrics? How did you go about putting the words to paper?
Dischordia: “‘Madhouse’ got about 1/3rd of the way written a few years ago, and then it sort of sat on the shelf for a long time. We all went back and forth for a while on how to finish it before Turner got on a roll and finished it out in one night (one of those rare ‘AHA!’ moments that never happens again). He then went through a couple different working titles/lyrical ideas before settling on a particular section of a book called House of Leaves that Josh Fallin had earlier recommended to him. The shifting moods and the contrasting clean section really helped set the stage for the lyrics, and they just sort of fell into place with the music.”
Dischordia are scheduled to perform at Albuquerque’s The Armory on August 30. How do you feel about performing in Albuquerque? Have you had good experiences in the Land of Enchantment before?
Dischordia: “We expect a great show at The Armory. Jeff from End to End has been awesome in hooking us up again. This is our second time in Albuquerque. We had the opportunity of playing the Launchpad last summer on our ‘Waystation Tour’ and had a blast while becoming friends with some of the members of NMDM. We hope the Land of Enchantment will become a regular stop for us in the future. Expect to see us more and more.”
What’s the best part of being in a band? What is the worst?
Dischordia: “The best part is spending so much time writing and performing with your best friends. The worst part is also spending SO much time in a van while writing and performing with your best friends.”