CANNIBAL CORPSE’s PAUL MAZURKIEWICZ Discusses The Mystique Of Pre-Social Media Days

The day of pre-social media meant studying magazines and digging by way of the liner notes to search out out about your favourite bands. After which possibly, simply possibly, you will get to see ’em dwell and have a fast chat. Now you could find out what their drummer ate for lunch and what they give thought to present affairs in about three seconds, touch upon it, and possibly begin an argument.

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Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz not too long ago dove into the subject in an interview with the Nothing Stunning podcast, saying his emotions on the matter are a bit difficult. On one hand, Mazurkiewicz actually appreciates the connectivity with followers and having the ability to discover out extra about nice bands, however alternatively is aware of that social media generally is a little bit of a ruiner for some issues.

“It is a robust one. It’s a robust one, as a result of, clearly, I like what the Web and expertise has introduced us, the place you have bought every thing at your fingertips, bands having the ability to take action a lot and know a lot. It’s cool, however I suppose my old-school mentality or being from the technology previous to that, you form of do miss the mystique of the outdated days the place you did not know a lot about bands and also you needed to get your data from going to purchase {a magazine}, what little information you probably did get from that or what have you ever, or it is word-of-mouth form of stuff. So I form of miss the outdated mystique of the metallic again within the outdated days like that due to not understanding and never having every thing at your fingertips.

“It is a robust one, as a result of alternatively, it is good to remain related with the followers and so many individuals can… We would not be doing this proper now if it wasn’t for that expertise. So it is a robust one. However I must say, simply trying again at how I grew up and all this, it had that sure mystique. Now possibly once I was youthful, I might have preferred it to be like it’s now, as a result of you possibly can suppose again, what I might have recognized or may have recognized or this and that, which you do not know any higher since you simply do not even consider that, after all, when that is all developing sooner or later and also you’re simply dwelling within the now.

“However I look again at how I grew up, and it was enjoyable going to file shops and discovering new bands that manner and that is how you bought into a variety of the bands, or studying about ’em in {a magazine}. If not, you’d go right into a file retailer and go, ‘Oh, have a look at this file. Wow. That appears cool. Let’s put it on. Wow. That is superior.’ And that is the way you discovered new music and the way you bought into bands. Now, after all, who’s gonna try this? It is by no means gonna occur. So I miss that mystique and that manner of the way it was once. However that is a factor of the previous, I suppose. I suppose I am simply glad to be part of that.”

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“I all the time inform folks I am simply glad… I bought fortunate, I suppose. Everybody’s gotta be born once they’re born and I simply occurred to be born in that entire transitional period with metallic… Being a teen proper then at the moment within the early ’80s after which rising with the music and the altering of the scene each day. Look how a lot change occurred within the metallic scene from ’80 to ’90. It is unbelievable. Or from ’82 to ’85, or ’85 to ’88. And we have been part of that as a hungry teenager that is not even positive what… You are stepping into your bands and never even positive what you are absolutely into but, since you’re nonetheless getting molded and all.

“So I really feel very fortunate that I am a part of all that and having these transitions and being part of the motion, so to say. It was a terrific period to be rising up in. And if it wasn’t for that, Cannibal would not be what they’re, and clearly I would not be the drummer I’m and the musician I’m. So every thing occurred for a purpose and that is the way in which it goes. However, yeah, thrilling instances. Undoubtedly.”

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