Origin: Geneva, Switzerland
Active since: 2015
Connections: Everyone is too ashamed of admitting any connections with Smegmananass
Negrolapse – Vocals
Rot Magnus – Guitar, Vocals
Cyriphilis – Drums
I never thought that after hearing about Rectal Smegma I would be surprised with a band name again. But here it is – Smegmananass… another proud member of the VIP Smegma Club, which is already hosting Wall of Smegma, Smegma & the Nuts, Mega Smegma, Shower of Smegma, Skadelic Smegma and Smegma. There, did I forget someone? Try to surprise me now, sons of the gun! Now, before you read further, I think you should drink some alcohol. Getting in tune with this band is much better while tipsy.
Smegmananass comes from the fusion of three, seemingly random words – ass, ananas and of course smegma. Only chosen people of twisted minds can see an obvious link between them. Since I don’t have adequate genitals and know nothing about smegma, I clearly missed the point. No regrets. When I asked for details about the origin of the Smegananass name, I received some puzzling explanation involving the elements of life, mysticism and human digestive system. I am lowly one, I can’t comprehend this wisdom. I may be not drunk enough yet.
The thing about this band is that you should not treat it seriously. This is a parody project so you should approach it with distance and low expectations. I actually understand the need of this kind of bands – they vent a little bit this solemnity and seriousness of metal, that has the tendency to be overstated sometimes… There are already plenty of parody metal bands, like Ultra Vomit, Psychostick or Austrian Death Machine. Smegmananass is not a new thing; however, unlike the other bands, they are really taking care to stay anonymous. On the stage they wear silly covering outfits that mask their faces and distract the audience from their actual look (and music). I say it’s because they want to keep their fetish secret, they say it’s because they’re ugly as fuck. I think we can both be right.
The lyrical concept oscillates around sex and porn with some small references to diary products, like yoghurt. Their lyrics could be witty and saucy if only they were not completely incompressible gibberish most of the time… Still, on their EP “Smegmaddic” from 2016, you can listen to a few songs with an interesting message. “Une Expérience Particulière” is about doing someone else’s grandmother. I will let you discover yourself other meaningful compositions like “Nose in the Ass” or “Puke Jam Fucker”. Here you can listen to “Pineapple Lover Boy”:
It’s weird to admit it, but you can actually hear the excellent harmony between the Smegmananass guys, they obviously have fun while working together. The atmosphere of absurd and frivolous humour is contagious and there is hardly any chance to at least not smile. If you put aside all of the ridicules, you can really enjoy the music along with the excellent vocals, mastering the instruments and… oh my, what is that? Do I really tap my foot to this song now..?
Regardless the apparent fastidiousness and lack of self-control, this is not a random project. It consist of people who definitely know how to make music and they simply use their skills to make something different now. The aim is to make people laugh and wind out the gravity of metal music. It’s like a medicine that goes really well with alcohol. I don’t know if that’s because of my beer, but it definitely worked on me! Given the outfits, awesome chemistry between the band members and a lot of comical content in their work, I bet their gigs are insane. You will have an opportunity to see it for yourself on the CrabCore Fest! I personally can’t wait…