Interview With Stinkbrute

What was the beginning pint for your music career? How did it all start?

I started to create and play music more seriously when I was 14 years old in 2014. I joined my band Crimson Bridge at 16 as the drummer, then created my other solo project Shrouded Serenity at around the same time. Finally, in 2020 I started Stinkbrute with a demo containing half the first album.

Was there any bumps on the road? What kind of challenges did you have to deal with?

I daily deal with challenges with creating music, it is not easy to learn all by yourself and keep motivated throughout many years.

What was the most fulfilling and satisfying moment so far?

So far, for this project, it would be releasing the debut album.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

For Stinkbrute I create a mix between Death Metal and Grindcore, although I don’t really feel stuck inside those boxes, my objectives usually remain in doing heavy exciting music.

What is your creative process like?

Usually, I grab an instrument, be it the guitar, bass or drums and jam until something cool comes out, I usually write songs on 1 instrument then the rest complements it. Which is apparent sometimes because bass may play a lead role in some songs  and in others it may be the guitar. Vocal ideas usually come in the shower, I know it sounds cliche, but the better vocal ideas usually come while I’m screaming in the shower. Other than that, I may have some themes I’d like to talk about and record vocals with some lyrics then write the rest of the instruments.

If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

I would change the focus towards the artistic side of music. Right now it’s all way too industrialized and competitive, those traits don’t make for better art.

If you were asked to give a piece of advice to upcoming bands, what would that be?

I wouldn’t know how to answer that exactly because I still have a lot to learn, but I will say that perseverance and patience are very important.

What has been the best performance of your career so far?

I am usually very critical about my live performances, I never felt 100% accomplished with any I have done in the past so I still have a lot of practice to go through until I reach that point.

If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing now?

Developing games, I went to university for it. I work on them in Sound Design and Music but I can also do Programming, 3D Art and Game Design.

What is new with the band at the moment? What are you currently working on and would like to share with the world?

Stinkbrute’s debut album came out on the 14th of May and  is available everywhere. More stuff is already in the making so be sure to check out the album and stick around for more! I wish everyone a wonderful day, keep spreading peace, love and compassion to all beings!