Comacozer are from Sydney. Infusing space doom with sludge origins, their recent released debut LP, Astra Planeta, takes a trip further down the heavy psyche spiral.
Supporting Ufomammut and Monolord on October 7 at the Bald Faced Stag with fellow locals Dawn in support, we chatted to drummer Andrew P as part of our Two Minutes With series.
Describe your music in five words or less?
Acid-fuelled psychedelic space doom.
What’s going on in the world of Comacozer?
Quite a bit. Just released our debut album, Astra Planeta, and vinyl will be available on Headspin Records next month, so we can’t wait for that. The artwork is amazing and being released with gatefold sleeve and three different coloured wax. Really cool.
Outside of that we have some amazing shows coming up like the Ufomammut and Monolord support ,which is insane, and then supporting Holy Serpent on their tour and Roundtable as well. Then it’s hopefully back into the studio later in the year to record again. A fair few tracks in the works.
What motivates you to make music?
Alcohol, acid, weed, midget porn, muscle cars and Rich is a big sausage sizzle fan—can’t wait to rehearse at Zen Studios to get his free sausage sizzle. Rick might as well just be a VB keg. Don’t know how he drinks that shite but it’s his fuel.
What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?
Low points: Meeting these degenerates in the band and making stupid music with no singer. Unfortunately Jim Morrison wasn’t available for rehearsals.
High Points: There’s many. Signing with Headspin Records and releasing two vinyl in the last 18 months has been amazing! Dream come true for us to have the support from Headspin who are just legends. The Ufomammut and Monolord support is going to be wild and it was unreal to play the Radio Moscow, Kings Destroy and Holy Serpent Tour as well. We organised the Smoke and Doom show last year,which was wild first time out and hopefully do it again sometime in the future.
What music are you listening to at the moment?
So varied but the regulars on the turntable are Electric Moon, Glowsun, Watchtower—wish these lads would hurry up and record again, Cough, Bongripper, My Sleeping Karma, Colour Haze, Bolt Thrower, Spelljammer, Ufomammut, Naxatras, Elder, Earthless, Monolord, Blown Out, and Yob.
Some great new albums are coming out. Some awesome records out by local bands Holy Serpent, Mt Mountain, Ahkmed, Orb, Hobo Magic, Sumeru, Aver, Looking Glass, Witchskull, Mother Mars and more to come from Child, Horsehunter, Yanomamo, Frozen Planet 1969, Lord Sword, Hawkmoth. I still listen to a lot of old stuff like Black Sabbath, Mountain, Sir Lord Baltimore, The Doors, Zeppelin, Bathory, Venom and Pentagram.
If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?
Me for sure as the other two imbeciles in the band weigh 50kgs, so not much to eat. I’m carrying a bit more baggage than the other two, so I’d get gobbled up for sure. I would taste better too with my Mediterranean background. A bit of olive oil and oregano and I’d be good to go.
Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?
Online music downloads is obviously a pain in the ass but it’s there and will never go away. The oher frustrating thing with Sydney is the lack of venues to play at these days and old Sydneys-iders can get a bit lazy in getting it supporting gigs. Melbournians do it the best by far and have killer venues.
You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring Australian artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist.
Wow, to make this work it would have to be a like a mini-fest or at The Phoenician Club in Sydney. Line-up would be: Sadistik Exekution, Armoured Angel, Bloodduster, Watchtower, Holy Serpent, Arrowhead, Last Nerve, Day of Contempt, Mindsnare, King Gizzard, Seedy Jeezus, Child, Mt Mountain, Looking Glass and Frozen Planet 1969. It’s a damn hard one as there’s so many older hardcore and metal bands I’d love to see again. The 90’s were bloody amazing in that regard. A load of venues to play and awesome bands and shows.