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The MK ULTRA Interview with Matty of Corvin’s Breed

Interview by John Wisniewski Photo by Trevor Tressler

CORVIN’S BREED was formed around the talents of vocalist Matty Corvin in 2014 in Providence, Rhode Island. The town is, of course, known as the birthplace of H. P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), the fantastical horror writer, who lends an air of mystical strangeness to the town along with the arts that are created there. So let it be true with Corvin’s Breed, a band that is a true hybrid of pounding dark Industrial beats and heavy guitars that delivers theatrical live performances that are filled with elements of horror. In 2023, CORVIN’S BREED performed all over North America supporting the legendary Metropolis Records band PSYCLON NINE on their From Hell and Back Tour. In fact, ‘Misanthropy,’ the sophomore album by Corvin’s Breed, was produced by Nero Bellum of PSYCLON NINE. Matty Corvin of Corvin’s Breed had a lot to say when we recently interviewed him for M.K. Ultra Magazine.

John Wisniewski: Tell us how and when Corvin’s Breed first began?

Matty Corvin : I started Corvin’s Breed about 10 years ago. At the time, a lot of the bands in the local Providence music scene sounded very similar, and so I had this idea to do something outside of the box. Originally, I was a drummer, trying to put a band together. I had a lot of unreliable musicians coming in and out, I decided that the only person that was going to be the perfect front man was myself, so I decided to take on that role, and I think that has worked out quite well.

JW: Can you tell us about the making of your new album ‘Misanthropy’ and the idea or concept behind the album?

MC: I’ve always been a true rock ‘n roller at heart with my early influences, such as KISS, Mötley Crüe and the rock bands from the 80s. It wasn’t until I was in my teens that I got into industrial music so musically, I wanted to create an album that embraces both of those styles by adding more guitars into the mix of an industrial beat. Between 2020-2022, I went through a lot of drastic life changes, so most of these songs refer to those events in an over-exaggerated way. I think America was a war zone during that period of time and I have never felt so disconnected from society, more than I had at that time, because I was battling my own demons while the apocalypse was happening around me. I would say that this album is my diary from that time.

JW: Nero Bellum of Psyclon Nine produced the new album. How did that come about and was he able to achieve the sound you aspired to?

MC: Nero and I were connected by a mutual friend years ago. He did a remix for an old song of ours called “Abnormal” where he just took my vocals and put together his own twist of the track. I want to say it was late 2019 to early 2020, I was looking for a writing partner, so I gave him a call and I pitched the idea for this album. He was really excited about it and I think we are really happy with the result.

JW: Can you talk about the making and idea behind your new video for the song “Straight to the Curb.”

MC: The “Straight To The Curb” video is the first video we have ever released and is the introduction to the series of videos we will be releasing. It was very DIY, very punk rock with a low budget and a small crew of friends. It was shot and directed in Los Angeles by my friend Seven Dunbar, and co-directed by myself and we cast our guitarist Ryan Lynch and our friend Monique Mclntosh. The song is about the concept of someone giving their trust just to turn around and stab your back, so we had Monique drugging Ryan as he’s experiencing me screaming at him through VR.

JW: You manage to combine elements of Metal and Industrial/Goth into your sound. Is this a conscious choice or are those sounds so much a part of you that they all just come to the surface simultaneously to create your sound?

MC: I was always drawn to those bands because they put a lot of thought into their work musically and lyrically. I found it a lot easier to relate to so I think it’s very natural for me.

JW: What are your live shows like? Do you have any plans of touring soon?

MC: This band was kind of birthed off the idea of it being more than a group of people playing songs on a stage. I always thought that would’ve otherwise been a little boring for the performers and the audience. I want to give the audience more than their money’s worth, so putting on a performance was always crucial. Every city we played usually had all the eyes in the room looking at us, even if they weren’t there to see us. You never know what’s to come and every show is a different ‘Matty Corvin.’ You may catch me angry, sad, goofy, and I project all of that energy into the performance. That’s something the crowd always enjoys and is very therapeutic for me. At the end of the day, it’s art which is an emotional entity in itself. We got some touring offers but nothing is set in stone as of yet.

JW: Can you recommend to our audience any new bands you are listening to these days?

MC: I usually tend to listen to a lot of older music but one band that I catch myself listening to frequently is Grimm from Chicago. Those guys have a lot of talent and they are such a great group of people.

JW: Any future plans and projects?

MC: Right now I think the main focus is on making new videos and some live shows.


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