Quick Questions With Crejuvent

Quick Questions With Crejuvent

Refusing to be subjugated by the conventions of social construct and confused by the identity of the world around him, musical mastermind Freddy set out to write the deubt EP for Extreme Metal project Crejuvent, out on 1st July 2017!

Having played for and produced countless acts across the country (Novacrow, Exhumation, Tiger Punch, Kryocell, and Tasered to name a few), Freddy started Crejuvent as a way to purge himself of all the musical ideas that arose from all his previous band experiences.

The result is a perfect blend of everything that’s great in extreme metal.

Quick Questions

1. Who inspired you to start playing?

When I first got into music I was really into nu metal bands (as most musically challenged hormonal teenagers are), so I was really into bands like Korn, Slipknot, Mudvayne, and started working my way backwards from there to the classics and eventually to where I am now. But yeah when I first started those were definitely the bands I looked up to the most, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Godsmack, Static X, amongst others. I think I was drawn primarily to the performance side of things and sounding big, whereas now I’m much more involved musically.

2. Which piece of equipment couldn’t you live without?

I absolutely love my Warwick Streamer. I could technically live without it as I have alternative basses, but it really wouldn’t be the same. I’ve had that bass for about 8 years now and it’s still my favourite thing to pick up ever. It’s also an integral part of my tone in a lot of ways and my playing really shines through with it. Otherwise, I’d have to say my Darkglass Microtubes amp, as it’s where most of my tone comes from. Prior to that I would try and play around with lots of pedals to get a consistent tone, but now I just use a compressor straight into the amp and I’m done.

3. What’s your favourite album of the year so far?

Empath, easily. But that’s too obvious an answer coming from me. Otherwise, the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album looks promising, even though it’s not out yet. I’m mainly excited to see their live DVD as I was there for the filming and lost both my nipple and my eyebrow piercings in the mosh pits, plus I was the only one who crowd surfed at one point so I hope to see that on video haha!

4. If you could have a lesson from anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?

I’d love a lesson from Ryan Martinie. He’s been such a massive influence on me since I started playing bass and the more I listen to his bass lines now the more I’m blown away at his approach. Listening to the Soften The Glare album you can really hear his nuances in a full context, he’s absolutely great and I reckon I’d have a lot to learn from him, both as a bassist and a musician.

5. What is your number one tip for any new player?

Take every opportunity to play with as many different musicians as possible. Preferably ones that are better than you. The best way to learn is to submerse yourself in those environments and playing with people that have different approaches will really help make you a well-rounded and versatile player. Don’t be afraid of “bothering” other musicians by playing with them – if they’re offended or something by playing with someone who’s not as good then they’re snobs and they can go fuck themselves. Just keep playing as much as you can, as often as you can!

 

I’m releasing a single under my solo project Crejuvent coming out on May 18th! It’ll be released with a video and a B-side, and it’ll blow the tits off everyone with tits onto everyone without tits! You can check it out when it’s released on Spotify, or you can follow Crejuvent on Facebook ( www.facebook.com/Crejuvent ) or Bandcamp (www.crejuvent.bandcamp.com ), or you can follow my personal Instagram page ( www.instagram.com/federico.freddy.spera ) and YouTube page ( www.youtube.com/user/freddy4940 ) which I update with tour stuff and Crejuvent stuff also.