at: 20th, December 2016
speaking, itís a good thing that
musicians are creative and donít just
repeat the same styles all over again.
1. You are almost 6
years on the scene. Overall what has has been the greatest
challenge the band has faced up until today?
Markus: We had some line-up
changes in the beginning, and then again after a couple of
years due to personal issues. This also changed the sound
and style of our music, because one of the main songwriters
was gone. But looking back, it was not that bad because
after that we realized better what we want to accomplish
with our music.
2. Many bands seem to
take it a little too easy when it comes to the lyrics. Would
you say that the lyrics are almost as important as the
Markus: In my option the
vocals are the instrument to express the main emotional
source or spirit of a song and have to be high energetic to
cope with the other instruments in the first place in death
metal ... in second place this overall picture of aggression
could be rationally enforced by the lyrics, so that one who
is interested in could understand the story behind and
thereby somehow can then see the whole picture.
3. Letīs talk about
your first and only EP release "The Garden Of
Bones". What were the goals you had in mind when you
started to record it, any elements you definitely wanted to
have on it?
Markus: To be as brutal and
hard hitting as (for us) possible. Also, we want to share
our impressions of the things that monstrous mankind does
and did in all times to its own kind. The Forces that drive
this in any aspect of human live are what molds our dark
vision which we want to express with our music.
4. Are you pleased by
the reviews so far and be honest are third party opinions
(press, fans, etc.) on your music important to you? Or are
your music and band the only things that matter?
Tina: Yes, we are pleased
and excited that The Garden of Bones got a lot of great
feedback. Itís always important to reflect other opinions,
especially when it is the first release.
5. Musically, the band
takes a brutal approach that is reminiscent of bands such as
Vader, Immolation, Cannibal Corpse. What was the songwriting
process like? How did you conceptualize/visualize the music
before materializing them?
Markus: All of us love this
kind of music. But also, we donít want to copy one of this
great bands. We want to express our own vision of death
metal. The song writing process is normally straight forward
and driven by one of the guitarists who comes with some riff
ideas or an already finished song. Then we work out the drum
and bass parts and after that Franky builds up the lyrics on
that. We usually also change some parts of a song several
times after we have played it a while to improve and finally
polish the result.
6. As far as my
knowledge goes, DEMORPHED has performed live alot, How
important is a stage appearance for a band like you?
Tina: Itís the most
important part of being a band. We become more experienced
and can see which songs do work good live and which songs
donít. We also sell our CDs or other merchandise at the
7. One of the most
remarkable things on this production is the cover artwork.
It was made by your bass player Tina, could you tell us
about her skills and the concept she has permeated on this
Tina studied graphic design
and now works also as an illustrator. Her aim is to do more
metal related artwork for bands and other artists of this
dark field. For our EP she concentrated on the title The
Garden of Bones and a dystopian view of the future, where we
go back to some kind of war culture. At the same time, the
world as we know it, is already built on bones and on the
remains of everyone who died before us. Death and decay are
normal things we need to reintegrate into our daily lives.
On the other side, war may be normal, too, as there never
really was a time since the beginning of mankind without war
or gruesome fights. What did change is the efficiency of
killing the modern weapons make possible. These are also
represented within the artwork.
8. The German scene has
been attributed as being one of the finest among the world.
Which do you think are the main factors that characterize
this scene alltogether?
Frank: On one hand there is
the great amount of big festivals, tours and labels which
are able to carry the heavy music in the public and create
new fans. but on the other hand I think this big business is
sometimes just about earning much money and not about
creating insane and inspired music. So for myself I switched
the focus more on the underground gigs little festivals and
so on, there is much more to explore. And on the long term I
think the opportunity to get good rehearsal rooms, equipment
and/or to get on stage in little clubs is much more
important. I mean without electricity, usable equipment and
rehearsal room, while working 60h just to get something to
eat, there is surely no power left for music.
9. Death Metal has come
a long way today. Are you keeping track of the new bands in
the DM scene? What do you think of the various sub-genres
that are mushrooming each day?
Frank: I have a look at the
DM scene but there is far too much to notice. Right now my
DM-focus is on Necros Cristos, Psycroptic and Immolation but
they are not really new. If we come to really new Bands ...
I listen to Chthe'ilist awesome sick shit from Quebec or our
local friends from Ichorid. I am not listening to many
DM-subgenres, deathcore bugs me and Grindcore bores... but
sometimes they have really cool groove parts. Tina: I think,
quality will prevail. Generally speaking, itís a good
thing that musicians are creative and donít just repeat
the same styles all over again. But even if they do and rock
it, thatís a good thing, too! Within our local scene alone
there a lot of really good bands that need to get more
10. Is there such a
thing as a Dutch death metal sound? What would characterize
Frank: Hm, maybe that I
like them all, but for me they sound different ...Pestilence
isnít like Sinister, Asphyx not like Gorefest and so on.
Tina: Maybe itís some kind of dirty and grooving sound,
uncompromising in its straightforwardness. We all like bands
like Asphyx or Gorefest.
11. Do you feel an urge
to develop Demorphedís sound and move further with future
records or do you think that you have already found a proper
sound for the band?
Tina: We think about
cutting out a little of the playful melodies and becoming
more brutal and in-your-face with the songs. Markus: We try
to improve and challenge us constantly, I think that is
absolutely necessary to get not bored of making music in the
12. We live in a
globalized world where there are no borders to be crossed
thanks to the internet. What are your feelings on this
development of digital replacing physical?
Tina: I myself looove CDs
and physical copies and hope they will stay. But I also see
the advantages about digital distribution, which allows
bands like us to spread the music all over the world. And it
works so fast, too! One day you have your EP ready and
produced, the other day someone across the ocean already can
listen to it and buy it digitally. I think that‚Äôs
13. OK man, I would like
to thank you for your time and help, please add some words
to the end of this interview.
Markus: Thank you very much
Tina: Thanks to you! Stay
metal and keep it brutal!