Phil “Land Phil” Corridor has had the kind of assorted profession within the metallic world that the majority artists dream of.
Lengthy-time bassist for crossover-thrash mainstays Municipal Waste, inventive pressure behind ganja-themed dying metallic slayers Hashish Corpse, and key cog in speed-driven Iron Reagan, Corridor has flexed loads of muscle tissues in his time.
Now he’s including black metallic artist to his heavy bingo card.
Corridor, alongside longtime bandmate and drummer Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, Discordance Axis) and vocalist Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns (Finntroll, …And Oceans) launched their debut album as Morbikon, Ov Mournful Twilight, earlier this fall by means of Tankcrimes, paying homage to Scandinavia’s second wave of black metallic, and melodic dying metallic scene of the 90s.
“That’s what I got into first,” Corridor shared of his love of bands like Emperor and Immortal in a current sitdown with Steel Injection. “, I discovered in regards to the first wave of black metallic later, however I had buddies in highschool and center faculty that had been into Emperor and Immortal. I used to be uncovered to these issues first. In order that’s actually what left an impression on me, that feeling that I had first stepping into metallic and listening to these bands and the way dynamic and loopy these data had been from begin to end.
“, on the time I might solely heard like Cannibal Corpse or one thing, so as soon as I heard all these different components added, it blew my thoughts. It is like, Oh yeah, you are able to do no matter you need with excessive metallic. You do not have to stay to only guitars and drums and you are able to do something you need. There is no limits. So that is the enjoyable half about black metallic, you possibly can actually go all out with something you possibly can actually consider.”
For Corridor, who takes a fingers on method to the majority of his creative endeavors, enlisting Finntroll ace Vreth occurred by fateful happenstance.
“On the time I used to be additionally engaged on my animation venture for Morbikon, and I had seen that Finntroll had additionally launched this animated video and that is what sort of acquired them on my radar. And Finntroll has actually good music. Some individuals would possibly get thrown by the title and form of the ears and the factor that they do, however they’ve some fairly strong black metallic tunes,” Corridor explains.
“But anyway, that cartoon, I saw it, and then he came up on my social media feed just randomly, and I was like, Oh, well, maybe I should ask him to record the vocals for this record. And he got right back to me, and once he found out Dave Witte was involved he was into it. And what he delivered was great.
“, me and my co-writer had already written the vocal patterns and the lyrics, and he simply type of rerecorded that. However he did additionally add his personal aptitude to sure issues and his personal concepts. So I am grateful for his involvement with the venture as a result of his vocals are nice.”
Whereas Municipal Waste stay a touring juggernaut, Corridor shares that he’d like to carry out stay with Morbikon within the not-too-distant future, with each Vreth and Dave Witte enthusiastic in regards to the concept.
“I’m trying to get the live band together for Morbikon,” he shared. “I’ve got some great musicians lined up and Dave Witte is on board. So we’ll try to get some shows together. We really want to make sure that we deliver the goods on that. And I believe we can. It’ll be fun to challenge ourselves and play songs that are seven minutes long.”
Sizzling on the heels of the discharge of their seventh studio album Electrified Mind, Municipal Waste hits the street this winter with metallic vets Excessive On Hearth, persevering with their spectacular run of blending it up with assorted artists on tour.
“We can play metal shows and we can also do like punk rock shows and hardcore shows. That’s one of the great parts about Municipal Waste for sure,” Corridor shared. “We’ll be the most metal band at Punk Rock Bowling, or we’ll be the most hardcore band at some death metal festival or something, you know? So it’s a great musical genre. It’s just diverse. You can do whatever you want.”
Although the band’s most up-to-date document stays firmly in view, Corridor took a second to mirror on the 15th anniversary of Municipal Waste’s breakthrough third studio album The Artwork of Partying.
“You know, things were starting to happen with Municipal Waste at that time, and The Art of Partying was definitely the record that everything felt like pedal to the metal. You know, we had a lot of success with Hazardous Mutation before that. But then once The Art of Partying came out, I feel like things started really happening.”
And naturally a one-on-one with Corridor wouldn’t be full with out standing updates on the raddest reefer monsters of Hashish Corpse.
“Yeah, I’m kicking around some ideas,” Corridor shared of his dope-death hybrid, whose final studio album dropped in 2019. “It is one thing that is near me. It is also one other child of mine. And I am positive sooner or later I will get round to writing one other brutal dying metallic album.
“But at the present moment my focus is more on Morbikon and playing shows with Municipal Waste and we additionally put out that document this yr. There’s all the time issues to do, all the time issues occurring. So I am positive I will discover some free time finally to fireside it up once more.”
As for crossover thrash supergroup Iron Reagan, Corridor had little in the best way of an replace to the radio-silence surrounding the band since early 2020, when bassist Rob Skotis was ejected from the group on account of allegations of predatory conduct.
“Everything’s pretty quiet on that front at the moment. I don’t really have any news to give you on that front,” Corridor admits, agreeing that the band offered some kick-ass moments throughout their existence so far. “Yeah, It was a good time. We did that band for about six years. And we were fortunate enough to have a lot of great opportunities, and it was a good time.”
Whether or not thrashing with Municipal Waste, shredding with Hashish Corpse or bringing the blackness with Morbikon, Corridor is most content material when diving into the artwork of creation.
“I just love making music and writing and creating new albums is my favorite part about being in a band,” he says actually. “Working with Tony [Foresta] for all these years, he undoubtedly has specific issues that he is into. And so I attempt to form of create the vibes that he designs. And with Hashish Corpse, that was actually me simply attempting to take advantage of brutal factor I may, and with the weed imagery.
“I thought that adding the weed element to the theme and to the name would just make it different from all the death metal bands out there. I thought to myself I could name it something that’s typical and it would just get lumped into the gigantic ever growing pile of death metal bands out there. But naming it Cannabis Corpse would kind of just make people look at it twice, maybe. But with Morbikon I’m glad to start a new thing and it feels real fresh. And to me it’s just bright and shiny and new.”
Catch Municipal Waste on tour with Excessive On Hearth, Gel, and Early Moods this December
12/1 Hampton Seaside, NH – Wally’s
12/2 Brattleboro, VT – The Stone Church
12/3 Hartford, CT – The Webster Theater
12/4 Patchogue, NY – 89 North
12/6 Asbury Park, NJ – Home of Independents
12/7 Mechanicsville, PA – Lovedraft’s Brewing Co
12/8 Virginia Seaside, VA – Elevation 27
12/9 Greenville, NC – The State Theatre
12/10 Columbia, SC – The Senate
12/11 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum