at: 10th, March 2017
bands often lack the perseverance. They
are copying, what is currently
“trendy” and as soon as the rapid
success does not set itself they
eventually split and go separate ways.
The more years a group is active the more
the responsibilities and the demands are,
especially in things like music, releases,
lyrics, live shows, interviews and so on.
How difficult is to support a history of
It is not hard to keep
such a thing alive over the years, since the truly
professional character was never in the foreground, but the
fun of joy was and still is important to us. From the very
beginning, we have never been able to make money with our
music, as many other young bands still do today, but we want
to try out a few different gigs a year and bring the fans
and people our music closer. There has never been any
pressure to permanently play any liveshows or to have to
publish CDs regularly.
20+ years of doing this, are you still
surprised/perplexed/immune/etc. to what fans’ expectations
are and their reaction to each new release? How has
your mental mindset changed over the years to these things?
Every reaction, both in concerts and for
our releases, is very important to us, and of course we are
still happy about every positive feedback from the fans as
well as the media. To be perceived as a small band without
contract and distribution and to be honored for what you
have worked in the rehearsing room is the best thing that
can happen to you. It is quite easy to summarize: we do not
play often and also not before a giant crowd. When
there are 2-3 honest fans say to us that it was a cool
concert or great music then it is more worth than 10 or 20
remarks of some music magazines whose job it is to write
something about us.
You have an interesting sound, can you tell us the typical
approach you take when composing a song?
typical approach at songwriting is relatively simple, as we
are fortunately also in no direction totally fixed and has
not to use constantly a division such as today totally
announced, brutal Death Metal or new emerging, already
existing things like Sweden Death etc. . We meet for the
rehearsal, and there are some ideas from the guitars, or
from the bass player, and a song, always following the
motto, let's see where the journey goes, it will be Death
Metal. And for us it is decisive, we must be able to live
Your lyrics are mainly based in social matters, What would
you say inspires your songwriting, as in topics or emotions?
lyrics are definitely based not only on social or
social-critical issues, but they are a large part of our
repertoire. We are not the guys who tell the people what
they have to do. Within the band, there would certainly be
enough hints and impulses to express themselves in any way.
Whatever may be reflected in one or the other text, but we
will not be pinpointed on a concrete political or
social-critical track. It can also be a totally meaningless
text, which has no deeper meaning.
Do you find anything valuable in human society? What about
is such a question, which is answered by the previous
question a bit even. We are not judges or accuser, everyone
from our band already has their visions, attitudes and
behaviors. Accordingly, each of us has a different
standpoint for human society. I can only say live and let
live. Everyone can shape their lives as they wish. The
United States, have voted and the majority have chosen
Trump. This shows me the face of the people.
How do you see the character of energies you transfer
through Bombthreat’s songs? Is it positive or negative, or
music should spread a negative character, it may please
someone or not, but should never bring anything negative.
For this the extremely evil Black Metal horde is
Despite being active for many years, the band is unsigned so
far. There are many bands that prefer to be independent
without following the specific rules of the labels. What is
your opinion about this? Are you waiting for “THE BIG
DEAL” or are you just looking for a logical and normal
contract and that’s all?
we have already mentioned, we are not waiting for a big deal
since our foundation, and we continue to do so for fun. Show
that we are there, we are on the other hand very grounded
and want to keep it in the future as well. Perhaps once
again to stand on a stage with one or two bigger bands would
be perfectly fine. Everything else is reverie.
I know you are quite proactive on the Internet promoting the
band. Besides Internet, is Bombthreat using other promotion
of Facebook, of course, we have built up a small network
over the years. In this way, we maintain good relations with
regional organizers and due to this connections we have the
opportunity to bring our material to the crowd with playing
Any video clips in the making? If yes, then which track will
have its video form?
is currently no video publishing planned. We do not want to
close this issue completely, if a videoclip seems to us to
be useful in the near or distant future, there will be one.
Until now there was no reason for this.
Do you miss tape trading and all the excitement of trading
letters and stuff with other metalheads before the internet
stormed in and stole all those feelings from us?
tapetrading-scene and the metal that emerges and still exist
in this case, or in our case Death Metal scene, can not be
appreciated enough and can not be compared with today's
internet media. This spirit, which existed at the beginning
of the nineties, when people were sitting in front of their
cassette recorders and albums, can no kid of today
understand compared to the current media.
Where do you see the state of the music industry right now?
Where do you think it will be in 5-10 years?
music industry, especially in our industry, is very vigorous
and always produces countless new bands. However, today it
is as good as excluded to earn money with metal music as a
young new band. A bit of money comes in when you are
tirelessly touring and playing your ass up. So it will be in
the future as well. However, the hearing habits of the users
are currently shifting very much from hearing and collecting
physical media or, ultimately, listening to MP3 files to a
more intensive use of streaming services. It is, of course,
very tempting to have access to all the published albums of
your favorite band for a streaming fee of 10 EUR per month.
The metal scene is very traditional with collections of
records or CDs, but the opinions within the band are
different. Whether it is moving in the next few years
towards streaming or still a well-kept music collection of
the metal fans will be built. We don’t know...
Moving on to some general death metal talk, with the scene
becoming further overcrowded with bands from all across the
world, what in your opinion a band has to do to stand out
and make a place for themselves?
try to practice, practice, practice. Then it's up to the
characters themselves within a band. In our example, we are
very different with our tastes. Inspiration often comes from
outside the metalscene, and if you often struggle with the
composition of a song when you are composing together, then
something exciting comes out of this friction. In our case,
it has grown over the years. But we also have talented
companions, who make us a special sound or create very
peculiar artworks for our merchandise. New bands often lack
the perseverance. They are copying, what is currently
“trendy” and as soon as the rapid success does not set
itself they eventually split and go separate ways. Success
is not measurable with the number of your Facebook fans. The
quality of your music is of no use if you only upload your
songs to youtube. You just have to show live presence
everywhere, stay tuned and have a lot of patience.
Over the years you’ve played with a lot of different
bands. What are some of the gigs that stand out the most to
jubilee concert due the 20th anniversary of the band was a
definite highlight for us. To celebrate this event in front
of people and to celebrate with people who have accompanied
us during this rather handsome time was a great success for
the band and our fans. Including with our own
we have become to the end. If I have missed anything please
feel free to addto this interview.
would like to thank you for this interview. Keep an eye out
for live announcements and new merchandise from us. In the
meantime, 7 new songs were created. Not so long until we go
back to the studio. Thank you for your support!