at: 16th, February 2015
metal is the essence of live. Itīs a lifestyle. When Heavy
Metal getīs in to your life, it will never ever
You have defined your music as Whory Metal which
include a mixture of several styles. I will let you to
explain this to the readers for yourself.
think you can define Whory Metal as the bastard child of
classic heavy metal, death and thrash combined with the
typical Bloodwhore lyrics themes.
Since your inception in 2010, you`ve gone on to become one
of German`most promising metal outfits. Tell us a bit about
the early days of BLOODWHORE and any difficulties you found
in establishing yourselves in the German scene.
all come from a part of Germany where there is not really a
big scene of heavy music. At first is was hard to even get a
band together as all of the people we knew who played an
instrument already had a band. After we finally found the
right guys who fitted it was all about writing original
songs and the goal always was to record an album that stands
out and also represents the different musical styles each
band member prefers.
Latest release from your camp is - LP First
Blood.Could you tell me something about the process of
making these 10 heavy songs?
were a few tracks left over from the early days of
Bloodwhore that have changed in the years of their
existance. We reworked them to the current style we play to
fit between the newer ones. As the lineup changed a few
times the structure of the newer songs is more complex
compared to the older ones. So we didnīt sit down and wrote
them all just for the album.
What do you think that is most important criterion for you
assessing the value of the album? Is it your personal
feeling and knowledge about the album, the press, the
response of the audience etc? Also, when it is the safest
time spot to evaluate it?
us itīs just OUR album. We all worked hard on it and played
so many gigs to get the money together to pay for the studio
and press the CDīs so we all have a special bond to these 9
songs. We are very glad to be able to release it as in these
times itīs getting harder to release your own music on CDīs
or even vinyl. It costs a lot to do it and you canīt be
sure if will sell. We simply donīt really care for what
people say. If they like it, itīs great.
I believe that every band has their own way in composing
so how do you proceed with a song-writing? What
elements highly emphasized during the song-writing period?
Do you need any certain atmosphere or environment to come up
with a good idea?
style to us seems like the "classic" way to write
songs. Itīs not really one guy writing a song and telling
the others what to do. We gather at the rehearsal place, jam
around, an at some point there is "the one" riff
that we focus on and develope the rest of the song around.
When it comes to lyrics we look in what direction these
would fit to the song and then just throw in single lines to
get a start. I guess thatīs the most common way to write
Your whole concept is based on serial killers and mass
murders. How so you got fascinated for this kind of topics
and which way you transform these tales into your music and
think itīs the fascination for death itself and what leeds
people to got out and kill again and again. We have all seen
these movies about Leatherface or Hannibal Lecter, and when
you think about their motifs, you canīt really understand
why they are doing this. Is it because they simply hate
humans, or is it revenge? Thatīs the fascinating thing, you
know. Why are these killer the way they are....
Which is your favourite serial killer and why?
personally think itīs Fritz Haarmann. He live in Hanover,
Germany in the 1920s and it seems he just committed the
perfect serial murders. Nobody really had a clue what he did
until he committed it. He got rid of all his victims
clothes, made sausages out of their flesh, sold it on the
black market and burned their bones. Nobody thought that he
would be capable of doing such horrible things to over 25
victims. He even worked as a police officer by the time he
committed the murders. And he is the only serial killer who
had a chart hit in Germany in the early 1970s.
I think BLOODWHORE has some experiences in performing
so could you please share with us some memorable
shows the band played in? How important is a stage
appearance for a band like you?
live it the most important thing for us as musicians. Their
is no way to discribe how it feels to be on stage. I think
every band knows that even itīs a small show. Sometimes
these are the best. We played a small club gig back in 2012
where the audience just freaked out. I mean not as they
normally do, the went absolutely crazy, jumping on each
others backs, spilling beer all over the place, even over
the stage. Back then we had this "artificial
blood" thing going on, and the place was just covered
in fake blood everywhere.
How would you describe BLOODWHORE as a whole? What
makes a band special? What is that vital ingredient that
separates a good band from a great one?
individuality of each band member is what makes this band so
special. We all have different musical backgrounds that
mixes really good when it comes to writing songs. An we also
have that special kind of friendship that holds everything
together. Some of us are making music together for more than
ten years, so we rella think to know how to work with each
other. It simply fits. Thatīs what makes a good band. I
mean, you can have five people together, writing the best
tunes, but when you have five assholes together chances arenīt
good that this will last long. And we simply leave assholes
where they belong...in other bands.
OK, please define heavy metal with your own words, and if
death metal was a beer, which one would it be?
metal is the essence of live. Itīs a lifestyle. When Heavy
Metal getīs in to your life, it will never ever leave...
when it comes to beer, there is only one. Our local Kirner
Pils. Itīs just the same as heavy metal, once you tried it,
you donīt want anything else.
Ive noticed your pretty solid technical skills. Are you a
self-learner, or do you have some musical education? Do you
think that musical education is important, when creating, or
playing music? Or both?
all donīt really have a musical education. We started
playing our instruments back in our youth and tought us
everything mostly by listening to records and playing that
stuff. If you have talent and really want to play an
instrument, you should be able to achieve your goal, even if
you donīt take lessons. A professional education might
help, but we donīt think itīs a must to go to a music
Dude, thanks a lot for your answers, I hope my questions
weren't boring. I wish you all the best and good luck my
friend! Please, tell your closing words!
you for haveing this interview with us and we wish you much
succes with your magazine. Maybe we will be able to do a
tour in South America in the future.