On August 18, Dying Fetus made a stop in Jerome, Idaho with some of the other bands from the Summer of Slaughter tour bill. Said bands included The Black Dahlia Murder, who played their 2007 effort Nocturnal in its entirety, and Oceano. The Maryland death metal trio founded in 1991 by frontman John Gallagher is currently touring in support of its eighth studio album, Wrong One to Fuck With and co-headlining the 2017 Summer of Slaughter Tour with The Black Dahlia Murder. This week, during an off-day stop over at Diamondz Events Center, I caught up with the “fucking new guy,” 10-year Dying Fetus veteran and drummer Trey Williams. We discussed the new album, the heavy weight tour, and much more, including the difficulties faced tracking Wrong One to Fuck With. I asked him which tune was the hardest:
“All of them (chuckles) None of them were particularly easy.. It was interesting to do all the pre productions, so I had a lot more knowledge of what was going to be done before going into the studio. Previous albums it was more like a homework assignment, where I was given pre-production material and I did my best to play that while adding my own style to it, but this time I got to write all of my own parts… Going into it knowing every note was better, but you know… None of the shit was particularly easy.”
He then proceeded to elaborate further on the technicality that was put into this new effort:
“There is no ‘In the Trenches’ on this album, where it’s just a hardcore song, you know. They’re all a jungle gym of riffage.”
You can hear the full interview with Trey Williams in the video below as we discuss bands you’ve never heard of but need to check out, working with director Mitch Massie on their newest short for the single “Die With Integrity”, as well as a rather “shitty” tour experience.
With less than a week in the Summer of Slaughter circuit, we are anxious to see what direction Dying Fetus will go in the near future.