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 seek out out about your favourite bands. After which perhaps, simply perhaps, you will get to see ’em stay and have a fast chat. Now you will discover out what their drummer ate for lunch and what they give thought to present affairs in about three seconds, touch upon it, and doubtless begin an argument.

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Cannibal Corpse drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz lately dove into the subject in an interview with the Nothing Surprising podcast, saying his emotions on the matter are a little bit sophisticated. On one hand, Mazurkiewicz definitely appreciates the connectivity with followers and with the ability to discover out extra about nice bands, however alternatively is aware of that social media could be a little bit of a ruiner for some issues.

“It is a powerful one. It’s a powerful one, as a result of, clearly, I really like what the Web and know-how has introduced us, the place you have acquired every little 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 sort of do miss the mystique of the previous 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 data you probably did get from that or what have you ever, or it is word-of-mouth sort of stuff. So I sort of miss the previous mystique of the metallic again within the previous days like that due to not understanding and never having every little thing at your fingertips.

“It is a powerful 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 know-how. So it is a powerful one. However I must say, simply trying again at how I grew up and all this, it had that sure mystique. Now perhaps once I was youthful, I might have favored it to be like it’s now, as a result of you’ll be able to assume again, what I might have identified or may have identified 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 arising sooner or later and also you’re simply residing 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 means and that is how you bought into numerous the bands, or studying about ’em in {a magazine}. If not, you’d go right into a file retailer and go, ‘Oh, take a look at this file. Wow. That appears cool. Let’s put it on. Wow. That is superior.’ And that is the way you came upon 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 means of the way it was. However that is a factor of the previous, I suppose. I suppose I am simply completely satisfied to be part of that.”

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“I all the time inform folks I am simply completely satisfied… I acquired fortunate, I suppose. Everybody’s gotta be born after they’re born and I simply occurred to be born in that complete transitional period with metallic… Being a youngster proper then at the moment within the early ’80s after which rising with the music and the altering of the scene every 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 fantastic 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 little thing occurred for a purpose and that is the way in which it goes. However, yeah, thrilling occasions. Positively.”

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