There are times in life, when you ask a question and immediately regret it, and it ends up being a terrible experience. Other times, you open your mouth to insert your own foot, and then something beautiful comes from it! Check out my epic misstep, and even more epic Interviewee Mr Maury Morales!!! And if your are in AZ, on Dec. 30, 2018 check out For Or Against
@ THE HOUSE OF BARDS IN TUCSON, AZ.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
Just finished watching a rip off of the Happening, CALLED BIRD BOX
Hahahaha! Was it that bad?
IT WAS A GOOD RIP OFF MORE EXCITING THAN THE HAPPENING
lol ok then well shall we do this thing?
Let’s do this
Well let’s start out by saying somebody needs to update you guys page because it’s out of date lol
Sorry I WAS OUT OF THE LOOP FOR A WHILE. REASON BEING MY SON PAST AWAY 6 MONTHS AGO
OMFG!!!!!! I am so sorry I was just kidding
IT’S OK IT’S BEEN HARD ON ME BUT I TRY & MAINTAIN POSITIVE & STRONG
Do you mind talking about it… see my site is an underground music and lifestyle blog with a focus on mental health and personal life traumas and the effects they have
NO NOT AT ALL
Ok… What happened?
WELL MY SON WAS HEADED DOWN A WRONG PATH ONE I HAD ALREADY TRAVELED & ONE I WAS TRYING TO KEEP HIM FROM. BAD INFLUENCES LED TO DRUG ABUSE , THEN DEPRESSION , & SEVERAL ATTEMPTS OF SUICIDE UNTIL ONE DAY I RECEIVED A CALL THAT HE HAD PASSED AWAY NOT FROM DRUGS OR OVERDOSE BUT FROM BI-LATERAL CONGESTION OF HIS LUNGS WHICH CAUSED HIS HEART TO OVERWORK ITSELF & HE DIED FROM A CARDIAC ARREST.
He HAD WALKING PNEUMONIA
Wow. I don’t even know what to say. I hope to never know the pain of losing a child. I have 3
I DON’T WISH THIS PAIN UPON MY WORST FUCKING ENEMY. I TOO HAD 3 NOW 2 REMAIN
HE WAS ALSO A MUSICIAN
Fuck, I wanted to do this whole thing, Because I come from a shitty path, like the one your son was on and others, but I don’t even know what to say to you now man….I know…I have a section on my site for Resting Famously…. musicians that have past on .. my own memorial. Can I include your son?
THAT WOULD BE AWESOME
ALL I CAN SAY IS BE MORE VIGIL & INVOLVED WITH YOUR KIDS
Truer words were never spoken
So how has all of this affected your music?
WELL IT HAS AFFECTED IT FOR THE BETTER. FOR OR AGAINST WAS ACTUALLY IN HIATUS IT WASN’T UNTIL MY SON’S DEATH THAT WE DECIDED TO BRING IT BACK BY WE I MEAN MYSELF AND OTHER FOUNDING MEMBER ESTEVAN ELLINGSWORTH MY COUSIN CUZ WE DID A BENEFIT SHOW TO HELP PAY FOR HIS FUNERAL COSTS
And then just felt like keeping it going?
YES MY BASSIST HAS CONTINUED TO BOOK US SHOWS SO THAT’S WHAT’S KEPT US GOING
That’s awesome that he took charge like that. It has probably been more beneficial to your healing than you ever thought possible.
IT DEFINITELY HAS. I ALSO PLAY IN ANOTHER BAND I HAD JOINED A WEEK BEFORE MY SON PASSED AWAY & STILL PLAY FOR THEM. I WAS ACTUALLY AT BAND PRACTICE THE VERY NEXT DAY & THE GUYS WERE LIKE ” YOU SURE YOU’RE UP FOR THIS?” & I TOLD THEM “THIS IS WHAT MY SON WOULD WANT PLUS IF I SAT A HOME I’D GO FUCKING CRAZY!!” MUSIC FOR ME IS MY THERAPY CUZ GOD KNOWS I MAKE NO MONEY FROM THIS!!
I PLAY DRUMS FOR THIS BAND WHICH I’LL LATER SEND YOU A LINK & SHOW FOR THIS BAND IS CALLED SINGLE FINGER THEORY
Do that, we can do a story for that project also!
I DEFINITELY WILL
What was your son’s Name
GIULIO MAURIZIO MORALES
dob and dod
sorry just details for the memorial
ok now what else do you wanna tell me about yourself and your music?
YOU WANT A QUICK BIO??
FOR OR AGAINST IS A BAND THAT ORIGINATED OUT OF DOUGLAS, AZ STARTED BACK IN 1995 BY ME & MY COUSIN ESTEVAN ELLINGSWORTH WE RELEASED OUR FIRST E.P. IN THE SUMMER OF 97 & PLAYED OUT IN OUR HOMETOWN & IN MEXICO AGUA PRIETA, SONORA THEN IN 2000 I MOVED TO TUCSON, AZ. WHICH FORCED A BAND HIATUS THEN I JOINED OTHER LOCAL BANDS. I WAS A DEATH METAL VOCALIST FOR A BAND CALLED INEBRIUM, THEN A DRUMMER FOR A BAND CALLED MAD7 WHICH WAS LIKE PUNK/FUNK IN 2003 JOINED A THRASH METAL BAND CALLED PARASITE AS DRUMMER THEN JUMPED ON TO VOCALS THEN WHEN MY COUSIN SHOWED UP IN TUCSON IN 2010 WE REFORMED FOR OR AGAINST & DID OUR SECOND 7 SONG E.P. IN 2014 & WE PLAYED MANY SHOWS WITH BANDS LIKE SWINGING UTTERS, LEFT ALONE, AGAINST ALL AUTHORITY, LAGWAGON, VERSUS THE WORLD, DOYLE OF THE LEGENDARY MISFITS, THICKER THAN THIEVES, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, GUTTERMOUTH, TO NAME A FEW THEN IN 2016 MY COUSIN LEFT THE BAND & WE CONTINUED TO PLAY SHOWS UNTIL THE BAND DISSIPATED THE FOLLOWING YEAR . THEN IN THE BEGINNING OF 2018 I REACHED OUT TO MY COUSIN SO THAT WE CAN RECORD WHAT WAS LEFT & UNRECORDED OF THE FOR OR AGAINST MATERIAL SO THAT WE CAN PUT THE BAND TO REST. SO WE ENTERED THE STUDIO ( HIS STUDIO) TO CONTINUE WHAT WAS TO BE THE THIRD & FINAL RECORDING OF FOR OR AGAINST WHICH IS ALSO GONNA CONTAIN A COVER OF LEEWAY’S BE LOUD FROM THEIR BORN TO EXPIRE ALBUM UPON REACHING THE LAYING OF THE FINAL SCRATCH TRAXXX IS WHEN THE NEWS OF MY SON’S PASSING REACHED ME & THE RECORDING HAS HALTED SINCE THEN. THE CURRENT LINE UP FOR FOR OR AGAINST IS AS FOLLOWS MAURY MORALES- VOCALS CHRIS HACK- DRUMS JUSTIN HILL-BASS SCOTTY HOLFORD- GUITAR WILLIAM GARRETT- GUITAR
Do you plan to finish that recording though?
YES MOST DEFINITELY. IT’LL BE ENTIRELY DEDICATED TO MY SON
That is awesome do you have a title?
YES IT WILL BE CALLED “NEWER OLD STUFF”
I love that!
THANK YOU IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE. I FORGOT TO ADD??& THANK YOU AGAIN SOO MUCH FOR THIS INTERVIEW & OPPORTUNITY!!
THANK YOU SOO MUCH SWEETIE MUCH LOVE & RESPECT!!!
Love and Respect!