So, what's new with you? Any line-up changes?
- We have been spending a lot of time working on the new record. We
still have the same line-up as "Breed the Killers".
What happened with RoadRunner?
-They had no vision for our band and basically did nothing to support
our record in the US. Europe we were actually happy with the company
but because things were so bad here we had to leave.
What's the Hardcore scene like over with you at the moment?
- Hardcore is at a low point over here right now, but it always goes
through cycles and I'm sure soon it will change. We have been doing
a lot of touring with bands like The Misfits and Sepultura recently.
Will you be touring Europe in 2000?
- We'll be touring in Europe in August and September and hopefully will
come to Ireland. Dennis and Karl are both Irish.
How's the recording of the new record going?
- The record was just finished 2 days ago and it came out really well.
It was recorded and produced by Steve Evetts and he did an excellent
Do you like your time in the studio, or do you view it as something
you just have to do to get your record out?
-I really enjoy the time in the studio. I really like the creative vibe
of the studio. It's for me the best part of doing the band.
'Breed the Killers' was quite different to 'Gommorahs....',
can we expect a big difference with 'Slither'?
-"Slither" is more about imagery. The image of a snake
slithering around ready to attack can be adapted to many of the songs
on this record. Whether they be politically motivated songs or personal
it sets the feel for the record.
Whats the inspiration for 'Slither'?
-Hatred drives us all onward.
You play Europe very little; do you like it?
-I enjoy playing in Europe. We play the States so often that going to
Europe is a nice change of pace. It is different playing in Europe,
not in a good or bad way, just different.
Are you going to do anything else with the project band Path Of Resistance?
It was just a one-time thing we did when our drummer was hurt in the
big car accident we were all in. Just something to pass time basically.
It was fun, but it served it's purpose.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
-We all snowboard and skate and bike a lot in our off time.
Who would you like to take out on tour with you, and who would you like
to open for?
-We'd really like to take out Hot Water Music on tour with us. Really
nice guys. We would love to open for Slipknot to name one of the many.
Anything you want to add?
Thanks for the interview. Check our website for more info about our
tours, pictures, info...
SPERMINATOR - Early 2000
Earth Crisis is Karl Buechner - Vocals, Ian Edwards - Bass, Eric Edwards
(who replaced Kris Weichmann) - Guitar, Dennis Merrick - Drums, and
Scott Crouse - Guitar . Earth Crisis has today become one of the leading
bands in the hardcore genre, using the band to promote the vegan straight
edge lifestyle. Their message is to convey every wrong in humanity,
with animal liberation being their most prominent, but also all the
wrongs man does. Their music and lyrical content make them one of the
most powerful bands in the scene.
-All out All War (MCD - 92)
-Firestorm (MCD - 93)
-Destroy the Machines (95)
-Gomorrah's Season Ends (96)
-The Oath that Keeps Me Free (98 - live with 2 unreleased tracks)
-Breed the Killers (98)
-Last of the Sane (2001)