at: 03rd, May 2015
created by humans can be art if someone
declares it as art. So yes, we think also
the more unpopular genres are a form of
How long did it take you all to consolidate the entire
line-up? How do you all feed off each other's ideas?
worked on the line-up for three years. The band has two
leaders working on the lyrics and the music.
How much of your work is the result of conscious
deliberation and how much is spontaneous inspiration? How,
if at all, ha your approach changed over these 4 years of
work is only spontaneous. Over the years we worked on going
deeper into the subjects of the lyrics.
Explain to us what went into developing the concept, music
and album cover for your debut album?
The band concept only consists of beer, while the musical
concept is more setting the subjects. The concept of the
album cover is simple: nature and its illusions.
Your album-title “Support Your Local Underground” could
not be more intrinsic, it seems to be suppliant or a
We want – like the title says – support the local
underground like it is in Germany.
5. Do you support your black metal scene and where would
you like black metal to go in the future? How can you, as a
band, help in moving the scene forward?
We don't want it to get commercial, we want the scene to be
what it is – underground. Like special music for special
people. So we don't want the scene to move forward but
enrich it with our music.
Germany has some great if underrated black metal bands that
never seem to get the acclaim or attention of their
Scandinavian peers. Why is that? Does the German scene lack
the 'notoriety' of the Swedish and Norwegian scenes?
Scandinavian bands have a cult status on which we only want
to build up on. We can never have the notoriety of such
bands, because the Scandinavian scene established the scene
itself as it is today.
Do you think a genre of unpopular “popular music” like
death metal and/or black metal can be a form of art?
Everything created by humans can be art if someone declares
it as art. So yes, we think also the more unpopular genres
are a form of art.
8. How does religion and/or popular social views affect
the composition of music?
For us, Runenwacht, religion is shit, except paganism and
occultism. Generally, the subject is intolerance, so being
against everything, what includes also religion.
9. Have you as a band developed an aesthetic that is
Our intention is making something new with influences of
the old, common stuff.
10. What is it about black metal that has to be
anti-Christian? Where does that come from and how do you
take it one step further for it to not be seen as a cliché?
The intention of black metal is not to be anti-Christian but
being anti humanity and anti life. So your not automatically
against Christianity but against everything. Thus it's not a
11. Is it hard to market a band with German name and
lyrics outside of the German speaking areas? How many times
have you had to explain the meaning of the band's
It is not hard to market the German stuff outside of
Germany. People are interested in it, so they also work on
understanding the lyrics themselves. We never had any
questions about the subjects.
12. You've been playing a number of shows recently. Do
you have serious opportunities for live shows in your area?
How many times per month can you play live?
is hard for a black metal band to get a gig in our area, so
it's not a few times per month but a few times per year,
that we have gigs.
13. Alright, we've come to an end. Do you have any final
thought? Thank your for your time.....
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL UNDERGROUND!