Taylor Nordberg Talks Forming Inhuman Condition, Quitting Massacre, and Playing With GWAR
Good Day Taylor, thank you for joining us today. How are you?
Thank you for having me! I’m doing pretty well, thanks. Busy and crazy as ever.
Tell us a bit about your new album, what was writing and recording for this album like?
Jeramie and I joined Massacre in the fall of 2019, and we wrote 14 songs for the new album. Eventually, we had to leave the band, and decided to keep the music we wrote alive. So Terry [Butler, (Obituary)] ended up hearing it and loved it and joined up with us to form Inhuman Condition. So this album was “unique” in how it was written and recorded, but we’re all very happy with how it came out.
Given the current state of the world, did it poise any issues towards the completion of the album?
I don’t think the state of the world really affected this album too much as far as completing it. Luckily the three of us live around the Tampa area, so we’ve been able to meet up and jam, do photos, record, film videos, etc.
Of course the current state of things isn't ideal, have you started to plan for what comes next once the world starts opening up again?
Well, ideally we would be on the road! But we’re hopeful and optimistic about shows picking up in the next 6 months/year. We have 5 songs from our original chunk of music that Jeramie and I wrote, so that will for sure be released as well, whether they become and EP or part of the next full-length, so we are prepped for more!
Tell us a bit about yourself as a musician, who influences you?
I’m influenced by many artists, from Simon & Garfunkel to Celtic Frost to Frank Zappa to Gorgets and lots more in between. When I was a kid, I was very influenced by Michael Jackson, Aerosmith, Queen, Metallica, then I discovered Metal Church, Death, Meshuggah, Queensryche, Alice In Chains, and I’ve been on a constant search for music ever since!
Who is your biggest bucketing band you've shared the stage with? Who would you love to share the stage with next?
Fortunately I’ve shared a bill with a ton of killer bands, but some that stick out are GWAR, Deicide, Kreator, Sepultura, but a dream band would be Aerosmith for sure…Judas Priest, Megadeth, Metallica…I would love to tour with Exodus as well…I think that would be a blast!
What are some of the main themes behind the new album? What story are you trying to convey?
Well as the name suggests, a lot of the lyrics deal with the struggle of the human race, internal struggles, dumb people, monster stuff, murderers…you know, all the good stuff that a death metal album should have!
Last but not least, is there any message you would like to share with your fans?
Thanks so much for the support so far! Support the bands/artists you like!
Thank you so much for your time, Taylor! The debut Inhuman Condition album Rat God released yesterday, you can pick up the album on Bandcamp, or find it on streaming services
Thank you as well.
“Let the music do the talking.”
“Live long and prosper.”