Monday, September 25, 2017

Necromorph Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?

Quite some. We’ve been playing a few shows and are already working on the next album. We are also planning to release a song from our latest album on video.

2. In 2016 you had released a new album, how would you describe the musical sound that is presented on the recording and also how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?

The Composing is more elaborated or probably more defined. We took a step away from the Swedish sound with that fuzzy HM2 distortion towards more melodies and D-Beats. The same is still, that we didn’t lose any of our grind power, so that you will find quite a lot of raving blast-beat parts on “Under the Flag”.

3.In the beginning the band was more black metal, then death metal moving moving into a mixture of death metal, crust and grindcore, can you tell us a little bit more about the decision behind going into a different musical direction?

Oh, that’s quite simple. Our taste of music has changed over the years and after a while we came to a point, were we said: Yeah, grindcore that’s the music we want to do.

4. This was your first album since 2011, can you tell us a little bit more about what was going on during the last 5 years?

We were getting older. J No, seriously. We played some shows of course, changed our label and our rehearsing room and we had a little lineup change with Benna leaving and Karl joining the band. Fritze became Father. Some member started new projects. Summed up, a lot personal things wish took time apart from the band.

5. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects the band explores with the newer music?

We are criticizing society and often focus on what happens around us in our everyday life. Especially themes like intolerance or ignorance are often subject we expose in our lyrics.

6. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Necromorph'?

First, we liked the sound of the word itself. Then it is also some kind of tribute to Necrony which influenced us very much in the early days of Necromorph. We also liked the picture or metaphor in sense of a necromorphing or with other words rotting society.

7. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?

Of course we enjoy every show we are playing. But to name some, it would definitely be: Obscene Extreme, Blut Svente Festival, VEB in Lübeck, Amnesie in Berlin or in Weimar in the Gerbertstraße. We like it small and cozy – so our best shows might have been in clubs like that. Our performance is always wild and a bit chaotic, very energetic and true.

8. Do you have any touring or show plans for the future?

Yes. October 1st Berlin @ Pedäl Bättl. October 14th the Defying Danger Label Night in Bitterfeld. October 28th at Café Markzicht in Dedemsvaart (Netherlands). November 10th Ear Terror Festival in Emden. December 23rd Abjured Record Release in Halle.

9. On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your newer music by fans of death metal, grindcore and crust?

The feedback has basically been positive. You can say, that we didn’t have the same impact on promotion we had with Grinding Black Zero due to our change to a smaller label. F.D.A. Rekotz is quite an institution in the German metal scene were as our new label Defying Danger Records is a newcomer on the German metal-landscape. It needs some time get established and connected. But we are very confident that it will work out. And hey, it’s always cool to support the underground.

10. Are any of the band members currently involved with any other bands or musical projects these days?

Yes. Ulf plays guitar in an old school death-metal band named Dehuman Reign. Karl has some cover-projects going on here and then and is also performing shows with the Feuerregen – a fire-artist group. Jockel is playing bass for Ost+Front – an industrial band, which comes around a lot.

11. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?

We are not planning to do something especially different or so. We just let it flow and will see what happens…

12. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

That’s quite much and differs from member to member. From Raised Fist to Tragedy over Entombed to Anaal Nathrakh is their quite a lot between. For all of us it is definitely: Necrony or later Nasum, Napalm Death and Victims.

13. What are some of your non musical interests?

Sports, reading and writing, hanging out with friends and watching movies, enjoying the big cultural live of Berlin – and parties and alcohol of courseJ.

14. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

Thanks for the interview. Think independently. Support the underground. We will hopefully see us to one of our shows. Cheers.

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