Texts by Analaura Hernandez (Eminent Proclivity Promotions)
Pictures by band’s courtesy
I had the honor of asking Colby Rodgers a few questions that came from curiosity. From how he maintained a balance between an everyday routine stretching to details about his different projects. In my opinion, I would say that this man is a high-spirited and lively individual that is enjoying a recreational yet professional life.
Birthday: March 2nd
Home: Fort Worth, Texas
1. What influences got you into metal/rock music? Colby: "I was raised on oldies Rock ‘n Roll, mainly 50s and 60s. In high school, I found the typical gateway metal bands, then found MALEVOLENT CREATION, MORBID ANGEL, and CANNIBAL CORPSE."
2. When did you discover your vocal talents? Colby: "I’ve always had a semi decent clean singing voice, but around 2012 I moved from drums to vocals in ASYLUM. They noticed some raw ability in me on extreme vocals. It turned out to be a natural transition for me and I love being a front-man."
3. At what age did you learn to play drums? Colby: "I started messing around on drums in high school, but didn’t get serious until I was 20."
4. Can you tell us about each one of your projects?
Colby: "ASTYANAX, my first band, formed in 2010. Many changes in lineup. Discovered our true death metal sound in 2015 with our EP 'A Mind Made for Murder.' This band has been a huge part of the last 12 years of my life. We finally got signed recently to Pathologically Explicit Recordings with our second full-length 'Extreme Antinatalist Design' (which got a great reception) and the future is bright. Next year we play Chicago Domination Fest, among other things."
"ASYLUM, I joined this technical outfit in 2011 and had no idea of the journey in store. Started on drums and moved to vocals, where I discovered my joy for being a front-man. Two tours and a lot of lineup changes later, this band means a lot to me. We are also now signed by Pathologically Explicit Recordings, releasing our second full-length 'Sharpen' this past year to a great reception."
"BLASPHEMOUS GOAT VOMIT was named and co-founded by Henry Willis. We wanted to make serious black metal with a comical theme. Then it evolved into something completely serious, for the better. We released our debut album 'Unholy Blackened Witchcult Mastery' to a good underground reception. Now, with a revamped lineup, we are almost done writing our second album. Expect it in 2022."
"COPROLALIA started by Jacob Marshall and Andrew Huff, I came on as vocals. Then Andrew couldn’t do it, so Terry Westerman Jr. joined on drums, blowing us away in his audition. Kaleb Ritchey joined on bass. Jacob couldn’t do it anymore, so Chad Matthews joined on guitar. We are now signed to Vile Tapes Records and recording our debut full-length album. People respond great to this band live. There is always energy."
"RABID FLESH EATERS, It’s been a real treat to be a part of this band the last year or so. They are so professional and dependable. They have an established fan base. We are writing new music that is definitely a step up in versatility."
"LUCIFER INVICTUS, This band is Terry Burleson’s brain child. We have played three shows so far, and gotten a good reception at all of them. We are writing new music and looking to record an EP soon."
5. With every performance seen from you, I’m sure everyone can agree that you bring forth character that gets the crowd's eyes plugged in and wanting more. I want to ask, what emotions are going through you as you perform on stage? Colby: "I am going through pure maniacal adrenaline and passion. This kind of music truly gets me fired up, and I can let out all pent up energy when I’m a front-man on stage."
Fuel and regime:
6. We all need motivation to do this life thing. You have multiple talents that are filled with devotion. What is it that drives you with such ambition? Colby: "My drive is the positive impact it has on people, whether it’s entertaining them or anything else. And my love for the music."
7. As a member of society you went through college to become a school teacher. What was that like? Colby: "College was great. I took it for granted and wish I could go back. It did not, however, prepare me to be a teacher. Nothing can prepare you for that lol."
8. What is it like working a routine schedule versus keeping up with show dates, recording, and practices for multiple bands? Colby: "Teaching is an ideal job for being a musician. Off every day at 3, weekends off, paid vacations. As for the multiple bands, it just takes careful and detailed scheduling. I can’t practice with each band every week. My bands are all very understanding of that."
Encouraging words to fellow musicians and to the fans:
9. Is there any words of encouragement you would like to say to fellow musicians coming into the scene? Colby: "Don’t get discouraged and give up. Work extremely hard and you will experience success."
10. Let's not forget the fans. Any words for them? Colby: "Thank you so much. You’re literally why I play music. It would be a hollow and boring experience without you."
Thank you Colby!! Stay Brutal amigo!
Colby Rogers Youtube Channel
Rabid Flesh Eaters:
Blasphemous Goat Vomit:
In 2019, COPROLALIA was created in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas by original line up, Jacob Marshall, Andrew Huff, and Colby Rodgers. When Jacob and Andrew could no longer commit, Terry Westerman Jr. then stepped in on drums with his unique talents, and Chad Matthews and Kaleb Ritchey filled out the strings section. They brought upon us “Unleashing Echoes of Iniquitous Torment”, which is a split CD that was recently released on June 15, 2021. Don't lose sight of the upcoming debut full-length album which will be released this year, 2022, under Vile Tapes Records. If you are just now being introduced to COPROLALIA and looking for something to get the blood flowing, we suggest you get right with sick track “Fuck Your Own Face” off the split CD.
Genre: Slamming Brutal Death Metal.
Line up: Colby Rodgers (vocals), Chad Matthews (guitar), Kaleb Ritchey (bass) and Terry Westerman Jr (drums).
Influences: DEVOURMENT, DYING FETUS, SUFFOCATION, ANALEPSY, CEPHALOTRIPSY, ACRANIUS, KRAANIUM, INTERNAL BLEEDING, and GORGASM.
Performances: Past: Tomcats West, Haltom Theater, Wits End, and Reno’s, all of which are located in the DFW Metroplex in Texas, as well as Wake of Winter Fest in San Marcos, Texas at Ragnar's on the Compound.
For the fans: “We have accrued an awesome amount of dedicated fans in the short existence of this band. You are why we do what we do. Thank you."
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