The following is a press release issued by De Los Santos Productions:
In a recent interview with Polish Webzine Fabryka (www.fabryka.darknation.pl), Chicago's MARAZENE (which features former members of BILE) shed light on the use of the term "SkumF***erz", a track featured on their debut album MachiNation.
The following is an excerpt from the interview with bassist DieTrich Thrall:
Fabryka: Why do you frequently refer to yourselves as the 'SkumF***erz'?
Marazene: "SkumF***erz" comes from a track on the album. It means several different things depending on the context. In regards to the song it has to do with someone on the verge of giving up hope before they've acheived Self Actualization. If you listen closely you can hear in the intro track, 'Prayer For Tthe Pathetic/The Birth Of Wrath', Psalm 143 from the Bible uttered over this crazy SoundScape. It's strangely appropriate to the track lyrically and I found it delectable that somewhere so long ago someone went through a similar, if different, form of struggle that brought them to where we are in the track 'SkumF***erz'. Thousands of years separate us and still we face the same internal demons. We're not so different after all.
SkumF***erz could be a metaphor for doing the things you need to do even when others around us don't agree with that stand. A tough son of a bitch who isn't afraid to get their hands dirty. The song touchs on indulgence via drugs, promiscuity, pride, and emotional withdrawal as well as more positive aspects such as survival and Self Actualization. It's a crucible on being comfortable with yourself and who you are even when you don't feel like you have every answer. You learn from mistakes. You learn from doing. These things make you stronger and to hell with anyone who says you can't be you."
Read the entire interview here.
Marazene released their debut album, MachiNation, on June 6th of this year, debuted their video for 'XecuTe' (a track most recently featured on the Matrix: Revoultions DVD) on their MySpace page and YouTube, and announced SkumF***erz On The Road for the entire Midwest with national dates for the fourth quarter of 2006 expected.