Interview by Simon Russell-White
What were you up to in 2004? It was the era of cargo shorts, spiked bracelets and a lot of cool music festivals. *Insert major generalisation here*. The world was a different place back then, and Australian music was well and truly alive! Venues all over Australia would be packed mid-week for countless local bands, which made for an absolute ball tearer of a music scene/ scenes.
Back then, Minus Life were a major player in the local Brisbane scene, smashing out their debut album Eternal Urban Megacide for all to hear across the land Oz.
The (the then) quintet were reaching new heights whilst building an impressive resume of support slots for international acts and playing the likes of the Big Day Out Festival.
Then, after a major support slot with Slayer, everything suddenly stopped.
Fast-forward a decade (and a half) as the heavy metal world has rejoiced with the return of not only Minus Life as a live act but also as a continued recording act too! After 17 long years Minus Life are set to release their second studio album entitled Contorted Reality which is set for release on October 1, 2021.
Relish in this in depth chat with Scott Moss, the lead singer and (one of the) founding members of Minus Life. We got right down into the gritty details about some hard times, some more hard times and some really really really good times from the past, present and the not too distant future!