Nefarious Realm: Sexcrement released their new album, Sloppy Seconds, at the end of May, how do you feel about the new album compared to older material?
Adam Mason: I feel like our sound has definitely matured to a certain extent musically, lyrically, and atmospherically as compared to the Genitales… album. Obviously there’s something to be said about any band’s first attempt at creating a sound for themselves, but I feel like we’ve grown in the right direction. That’s what she said! To be honest, most of those songs you hear on the new album were written such a long time ago that it seems outrageous to refer to it as new material, even though that’s the way everyone will see it.
Nefarious Realm: How has your fan base reacted to the new effort?
Adam Mason: Well, so far, so good. A lot of these songs we’ve been playing live for a while, so I think some were familiar with the tunes. It’s good having a hard copy though, something people can take home with them, show their friends, get high with, and hopefully fuck to. So long as people are moving around and having a good time, we’re most certainly happy.
Nefarious Realm: For the release, you guys teamed up with Comatose Records, why them and how did the partnership come about?
Adam Mason: It’s sort of a long, crazy story about how we hooked up with Comatose. My dad boned his mom. Okay well maybe it’s not such a long story. But yea man, Steve’s the shit, and I’m glad we got to work with him. It’s different for a band like Sexcrement to be on a label like Comatose, but I feel like it’s a good fit. Comatose is known for being involved with brutal death metal, and if you’ve heard us before, that’s not necessary what we’re going for. We’re trying to melt people’s face in a different sort of way. I’m not trying to be like, “oh we’re doing something unique, and different, and blah blah blah,” it’s just not in the vein of traditional Comatose releases, and we were flattered that Steve was down for us.
Nefarious Realm: You released a video for the song “Trucker Bombed” featuring scream queen Linnea Quigley, how did the idea arise to have her involved?
Adam Mason: I gotta say that the brains behind that whole concept belongs to Evan and Devon. We were able to team up with Victor and Chainsaw Kiss Productions for the shoot. Victor channelled exactly what we were going for in the best kind of way. The fucked up thing is, none of us really knew him all that well before the shoot, but he came through, and did an excellent job. Jim Van Bebber happened to be in town showcasing some of his film brilliance at the theater, and everything just kinda fell into place from there. Victor is currently in the process of filming a documentary on Jim so keep an eye out for that. I can’t say enough great things about Linnea; hands down, sweetest woman ever. She took that video to the next level that we would never have achieved without her. Everyone was helping out and doing their part, and it took about three days to shoot. I just remember thinking, holy shit, we’re really doing something real and fucking awesome right now, and I was confused cause I didn’t know whether or not I liked making music or music videos more! It was definitely a trip.
Nefarious Realm: The concept of the video is pretty grotesque with members of Revocation and Origin in drag, people pissing in jars… How did Sexcrement come up with the storyline?
Adam Mason: I guess I should have read the following question before I answered that last one. But yea, the concept of the “Trucker Bomb,” had been floating around ever since we named the song years before. It’s a real thing too. For anyone that doesn’t know what a trucker bomb is…Trucker bombs are discarded bottles of urine from truckers who don’t have time to take piss breaks on the interstates. Being on time constraints, a portion of these truckers turn to Meth to stay awake. I don’t know how it happened, but some genius discovered that methamphetamine stays active in the urine of it’s users. When ingested, it gets you high. Meth addicts rome the highways and truck stops drinking discarded piss and hoping for the best. Seriously, who hasn’t been there before?
Adam Mason: Vegas Death Fest and the West Coast Penetration tour was solid as fuck. It was Sexcrement’s first time heading over there, and all of the people we met along the way really made a lasting impression. Vegas Death Fest itself was out of control. This was my first time attending the fest, and from what I’ve heard, it’s been growing more and more each year. Blue had played there in the past with one of his 400 bands and he told me to expect the best of times. How could you argue with a dude in 400 bands? You can’t. And we didn’t. And it was classic.
Nefarious Realm: Any more plans to travel?
Adam Mason: Right now we haven’t really been talking travel, it’s been more focused on writing. We don’t want to repeat what happened last time: a whole lot of years to put something new out. It’s not that we’re lazy, we’d just rather jerk off to old Pantera DVDs than practice and be on the “right track.” Anyway, we don’t wanna wait to show people what we’ve been up to. The Sloppy Seconds album is already somewhat played for us, because like I said before, the songs were written so long ago. We already have 4 tracks written for our third huge embarrassing failure and we do not aim to disappoint. As far as touring, Mexico has been on the horizon. Our buddies in Rottenness are going to host us hopefully sometime in early 2013.
Nefarious Realm: While on the road, what do you guys tend to play through the stereo?
Adam Mason: When we’re on the road, anything and everything comes out of our speakers. Last time out, we got to listen to a lot of Stern which was key in breaking up the monotony of the road. Ba Ba fucking Boey!
Nefarious Realm: Any misfortunes, adventures, or shenanigans happen along the June trek?
Adam Mason: There was definitely some shenanigans that went down on the June trip but talking about it would probably cheapen the experience. If you really want to know what Sexcrement’s all about, come out and see for yourself. The best thing about being in a metal band is having the ability to do whatever the fuck you wanna do. Sometimes it sucks, most times it great, but even when it sucks, it’s only making you stronger. I feel like a spokesperson for fucking Reading Rainbow or something, but it’s true.
Nefarious Realm: In closing, what’s next for the band?
Adam Mason: What’s next for the band? I’ll tell you this, we’re gonna get our kicks before the whole shit house goes up in flames! Thanks Matt.
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Interview by: Matt Darcy