at: 14th, October 2016
rather associate our music with snapshots
or photographs that capture a certain
melancholic mood. This can be
anything from an impressive
landscape to a significant portrait.
Since your inception in 2010, you`ve just released one demo
and also appeared on a couple of Festivals. How much of your
primary goals have you achieved so far
2010 we were undergoing a constant process of writing songs,
taking them to our rehearsal room to figure out whether
they're good enough. After struggling with some lineup
changes, the band is now complete and we're working towards
our album and of course we try to play live as much as
possible since those two things have always been our primary
Did you have a ‘mission’ and goal ready when you first
started out, or did the music and direction first take shape
as you crafted songs and so forth?
our Drummer Nico and I (Manuel) were looking for
musicians to form a new band I was heavily inspired by
Finnish doom-death bands and that's what most of my ideas
sounded like. As the band was forming over time, everyone
was putting lots of work into our songwriting and of course
the songs. I guess that is how our sound developed.
The lyrics seems quite important for the band and your
expression, how do you look upon the importance of the
lyrics are heavily inspired by the feel the instrumental
song emits. Usually we sit together and hear a prerecording
of a song and then we come up with whatever theme the song
makes you think about. This way the lyrics get more
emotional impact than the other way round.
Now that your first demo is almost outdated, what are the
plans for the band in the close future? Any chance to see a
a good question. All of the songwriting for our upcoming
album is done and we're rehearsing and prerecording
everything. If everything goes well we'll be hitting the
studio in January 2017 and the album should be available
How do you create the new songs? Is it predetermined
process, or do you leave substantial space for
one of us comes up with an idea for a song and if everyone likes it, we work on it together. Sometimes
this can be a very straight forward process where everything
fits and the song just gets built up part-by-part and other
times jamming and rearranging everything takes several
Your music is often tinged with some doom, or slower
passages. What doom metal bands influenced you? Did you have
any other influences, including non-musical ones?
there is not too much influence from classical doom-bands.
As stated above, back in 2010, we were into the Finnish
doom-death stuff. But as we developed our sound over the
years e experimented a lot and now we just like mixing up
fast and slow parts as we see fit. Concerning the lyrics I would
say that all the post-apocalyptic stuff really influenced
the way we wanted to go.
Writing such slow-paced, melancholic passages and managing
to fuse intense feelings to the listener is a hard task.
Does it have to do with your personal state of mind? Are you
really depends on who you ask in the band. Some of us are
more melancholic than others. We all share interest in that
kind of music independent of our current state of mind. It's
important to us that our music is able to move us
emotionally. If we manage to transfer those emotions to the
listener, we did a good job.
If you had to represent your music with a picture, a
painting, sculpture or maybe a "famous" piece of
art, what would you choose?
we're not that much into art in terms of classical paintings
and all that stuff. We rather associate our music with
snapshots or photographs that capture a certain melancholic
mood. This can be anything from an impressive
landscape to a significant portrait.
Finnish bands are one of the main references on your music.
Why, do you think, is Finnish metal so valuable?
doom-death-metal transports the darkness during winter, the
vast landscapes, the climate. At least that's what I have
been reading from interviews with those bands. The mood of
those songs gets to us and I guess that's what inspired us
in the first place.
With so many death metal bands coming up these days, how do
you manage to keep your material relevant?
just try to write the songs we like and that don't
necessarily fit into any genre. Nowadays many bands sound
pretty much the same and that's what we want to avoid. We
try to do our very own thing.
People are migrating more and more towards digital music,
with the internet being available to almost everyone. In
such a state, how difficult is it for bands to sell their
merch? How would you convince today’s kids to buy physical
all love to hold a physical copy of the latest album of our
favorite bands in our hands. However, it's important to
respect people's decisions not to go to a music store and
buy an album but instead buy a digital download. It's 2016
and everyone should realize that the Internet is a thing
people decide to buy a physical copy of our album we try to
make sure they're getting something that you wouldn't get
with a digital download - a cool looking digipack or
booklet-design for example.
How does the matter look with concerts in your city at
present? Do you play any concerts outside Germany?
the moment we're working on recording our debut that's why
there's only a few gigs in and around our hometown. In 2017
we plan to do some album-promotion and who knows - if we get
invited somewhere outside Germany - why not?
What represent the fact of being on stage for you? Is it the
best part for a musician? Can you recall one performance,
which you just wish you could not forget?
us it in fact is the best part. We love playing our songs,
and if we can show it to some people that actually dig it
like we do, that feels great. Of course our very first
performance was an exciting experience. Even though we all
have been playing in a band before, we really didn't know if
our music was going to work for the audience as much as it
does for us. We were really eager to show the songs to a
bigger audience and it worked out quite good.
Please tell us what are the bands to keep an eye on in the
German underground at the moment. Do you feel a strong
connection between the ug bands in Germany, or is it more
like everybody following its own way?
are no bands I would name in general. The underground-scene
here at Münster is pretty active though. There are many
concerts and events being organized on a regular base with
mainly local bands.
Dude, thanks a lot for your answers, I hope my questions
weren't boring. I wish you all the best and good luck my
tell your closing words!
you! It was a pleasure. Hopefully we were able to answer
everything to your satisfaction and to our listeners and
fans, be ready for the upcoming album!