23 GENNAIO 2018
Can you explain how did the band name born and what does it mean?
It’s an honor to be here with you today thanks for inviting us. Our name RETCHED: pronounced: (recht’) defined by the English dictionary: (recht’) to vomit or try to vomit.
To me that’s a good name for an Old School Thrash Band. Also it reflects the feeling I get when I look at the world because the things that the human race is doing to its self on a continual basis makes me sick, but that doesn’t mean all the world is that way there’s still much good things in the world as well.
Who are the band members and where are they from? If you are a one man band, can you please explain this choice?
Myself: David DerMinasian I play the Guitars and bass and vocals. Then we have David Ezelle on drums and percussion and Vocals too.
I was at first a solo act but then I met David Ezelle and started playing with David.
Where I live it’s in the middle of nowhere so there isn’t many Thrash players also the players here aren’t wanting to play thrash music and I’m tired of waiting around so I decided to go for it by myself otherwise I’ll be waiting for ever to produce my next record. I teamed up with David Ezelle a few months back to see how it goes it’s moving slowly but it’s to be expected with our work schedules.
Tell us please something about your last job.
I’ve been in the construction related field as a welder fabricator/ pipe fitter/ and a millwright never had steady work because of the construction trades don’t always have work so since I chose to come back to my music six years ago I haven’t been able to invest anything in my next release. Then last year I got a good job at a mine in the Mojave Desert in Southern California U.S.A. I keep all the equipment running with the rest of my crew at the mine it’s two hours away from Las Vegas Nevada U.S.A. also two hours from Los Angeles.
Do you have previous experiences before you formed the band?
Yes both me and David Ezelle have been in several bands throughout the years.
What are your musical influences?
Gama Bomb – Warbringer – Municipal waste – Exsodus – Evile – Tankard - Dust Bolt – Testament – Violence and many others.
Regarding the songwriting, tell us please something about the texts.Who take care about the lyrics?
Me and David Ezelle will be writing the lyrics together. We have sessions where we sit and bounce ideas back and forth.
How is born the artwork? Who created it and what is it about?
The art work is our ideas we dream up but the artist is a graphic artist we know and so how we do ours is we give the artist ideas about what we want and the backgrounds and all that then he brings the ideas to life in his art then we look at what we want to change or add to it. It just depends there’s really no wrong way.
On our last release we have ancient Greek ruins it was a temple of sorts.
Do you sing in english or in any other language? Why this choice?
Yes we do sing in English.
English is my native language and to try singing in any other language would be extremely difficult.
Where do you create your music?
At my home is where I do all of my writing.
Can you tell something about your live experience? Did you perform somewhere so far? How is your approach with the public?
Our shows will be exciting and alive.
Not yet as RETCHED but many times in the old days we have.
We like to draw them in and make them just as much a part of the show as we are.
Can you please give us any information about your releases?
Right now our last release: ”The Overlord Messiah” is actually an older work from back in 1988 it was never before released till last year you can find it here:
We will be adding our Patches and CD’s and Vinyl merchandise to our band camp site very soon also you can down load the digital from there and many other digital stores worldwide. Also iTunes / Deezer / Google Play / Spotify /you tube music under: RETCHED THE OVERLORD MESSIAH.
If you have previous publications, what are the characteristics that differentiate them from each other?
Ok the last release is an old school power metal with a pinch of thrash. Compared to our new release we are working on it will be a melt your face off full length Thrash Metal album It will be as different as night from the day but it will be from the Old School of thrash music with new technology.
We will be shooting for the target release date of November or December 2018.
In Italy there are many metal bands. Give your opinion on music scene today in our country.
I’m not too familiar with what’s going on in Italy’s Metal scene but it must be good everywhere else I notice it is good.
What's the reason you decided to play a specific instrument?
My older brother played guitar and I always loved the guitar ever since I was a very small boy. I always gravitated to the heavy guitar music. But I also play bass harmonica and some drums too.
If you should choose to be part of a famous band, for each of you, what would it be?
I’m going to say EXSODUS and David Ezelle is undecided so he says.
You can end the interview as you like...
I’d like to thank you once again for inviting us on your interview and would like to put our links here:
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Our merchandise website:
Coming soon CD’s and vinyl’s to this location:
We are on many radios worldwide both FM and internet.