Lets start the interview
in a different way, for people who are looking for Suffocated Art's
Biography and Discography can visit
http://www.suffocated-art.de. So how is life in Germany Sascha? What is
up with you and the band these days?
Hails Shahenil!!! We have to thank u again for doing this interview with us.
But letīs start now....!! My bandmates and me are fine so far. Weīre
actually working on several new songs for our forthcoming output going to be
released at the end of this year, but more on this later. We finished two
songs already. The first one "Brutal Demise" is a very fast, technical and
of course brutal song sounding like older Rebaelliun or Sinister. The second
song "Forgotten Path" is more grooving, excellent for headbanging =). Then
we just started to arrange "Sengaja - Carcinoma of a Falling Race" which is
going to be a fast Death/Thrash-Song.
What are your forthcoming plans? Are you planning to record another
demo or album?
Weīre trying to organize concerts mainly in the area and if possible in the
whole republic and the adjacent countries. At the moment weīre arranging
songs for our forthcoming Split-CD, as i mentioned above. This CD is going
to be a 4-band-split with HecatomB, Buthorhead (both Malaysia) and Blood
Cult (USA) which should be released in Fall 2002. Besides weīll send our
actual Demo "Created From Blood" to magazines, labels and clubs in order to
get reviews, concerts and hopefully a contract some day!!!
Tell us something about your lyrics do you guys write about beer,
gals? are they written from a particular perspective? how important are the
lyrics for Suffocated Art? Do you think its right to connect music with
Torsten: Our lyrics are not about any special topic, itīs varies from song
to song. Of course, most of the songs deal with "death" in some way, but as
I said not all. Our songs are written from the view of a person who sees or
experiences something or from an omnipotent narrator who describes actions,
scenes or facts. The lyrics are really important in combination with my
voice/growls because it has the function of another instrument within our
Sascha: I think metal should be non-political, coz metal was never
supporting politics or political systems. I agree if bands deny racism and
nazi-stuff like we do. But if bands think they have to deal with such topics
they have to live with the consequences resulting from that. Iīm not
interested in politics and dealing with it in our songs, that has nothing to
do with Deathmetal.
What do the members of Suffocated Art do in their full time?
Frank is employee at an insurance-office. His hobbies are educating his
tarantulas, drinking and sometimes playing the bass. Torsten works as a
painter and is, like Frank, also interested in tarantulas. Besides he plays
a lot of PC games. Daniel has to go another year in his IT-apprenticeship.
In his free time he rides his motorbike and watches TV. Sascha is actually
finishing his apprenticeship to " IT-System-Consulter" (sounds cool,
eh?....but it suxx) and is going to start studying at the university this
winter. His main hobby is destroying cars, of course heīs going to buy his
3rd car since October 2001 =), he also likes drinking with his bassTard.
Germany has got loads and loads of Death Metal Bands, to what extent
do you think you have a style of your own? Why would anyone want to listen
to Suffocated Art?
Suffocated Art doesnīt use any acoustic guitar-parts in their songs as well
as keyboard-stuff. Itīs the raw Deathmetal-feeling that knocks the listener
of this brutal music out of his boots. Our music is more related to
American-style-Deathmetal while most German bands tendency is to play
Thrash-influenced Deathmetal. Hmmm....you should listen to Suffocated Art
coz itīs.....cool =)
Created from Blood was Suffocated Arts first recorded material. and if
that doesnīt get Suffocated Art famous then there is no justice. Would you
like to change anything if you were asked to record Created from Blood
again? tell us something about the recording cause i think the recording is
Thanks, but i think thatīs too much honor for now...itīs still a hard way to
get famous, and Deathmetal isnīt the style of music u get rich and
well-known very fast! We are very confident with our recording, so there is
almost nothing we would like to change. The recording took place in the
rehearsal-room next to us. All songs were arranged live within 4 hours but
the vocals, they were mixed afterwards. The cost of the whole production was
only 120$ and we think for this price itīs really cool stuff!!!! Our
producer Oliver Vesper did a great job during our recording-session and in
our opinion heīs gonna be a famous producer soon.
What does Suffocated Art aim for? making money? being famous rock
stars? Can you give us one reason for existence for Suffocated Art? [maybe
this question sounds stupid hehehe but answer it anyway]
We all know that weīll never make the big money with our music, but thatīs
in fact not the reason why we play Deathmetal. We want to play concerts,
drink alcohol and see that the metalheads like our music. Maybe they support
us by buying our CDs or merchandise, that we can go on and record further
material and play at festivals and concerts. But itīs simply the greatest
thing if u stand on stage, metal your ass off and u see a horde of
long-haired metals banging their head to your fucking music. We play
Deathmetal to have fun and to live our metal-life! Hmm, the reason for our
existence....thaz of course a good question. Mainly itīs for the breweries
to survive and for the ear specialists not to get unemployed, but we also
exist to give u guys music the way u like it: FAST AND BRUTAL!!!!!
Lets talk about Death Metals ''biggest competitor'' BLACK METAL ...
what do you think about todays Corpse painted Black Metal clowns? are there
any bands in this genre that satisfy your desire?
Frank: Oh, one of our beloved bands (Lindisfarne) are playing Blackmetal,
but they are not so "tough" guys like those panda-bear ones =). Some
Blackmetal-bands are really cool, but like in every metal-related music u
can find some real assholes, of course itīs the same in Death- or
Thrashmetal. I simply listen to any kind of strange metal if I like it.
Torsten: Iīm listening to Blackmetal sometimes, but Iīm not really
interested in it. I think itīs ok if those guys put on corpsepaint for their
shows and behave "evil", so long if itīs not to exaggerated. The only thing
that suxx is that extreme music like Blackmetal is often connected with
extreme political thoughts like the national socialism.
Daniel: Blackmetal sucks, except Emperor....those guys really know how to
make music, they are very good!!!!
Sascha: I started listening to extreme metal at the beginning of the 90s
with bands like Mayhem, Darkthrone, Samael and Messiah and I still like
Blackmetal. There are several bands who play excellent BM, but u have to
realize that most newcomers just try to make money by copying the old
heroes. Corpsepaint is something that belongs to Blackmetal like
fire-spitting, it gives that music a special touch, but only so long, like
Torsten already said, itīs not exaggerated.
What do you think of Enrique Eglesiais's song Escape?? [hehehehehehehe
just kidding no need to answer this of course]
Frank: Just one thing to this question: itīs cool to fuck Anna Kournikova.
Daniel: Is this the video where he gets beaten at the end? They should have
beaten him harder!!!
Torsten: I want to fuck Enrique, because I fucked his father too!
Sascha: Oh man, Enrique is a brilliant musician!! And this song is the best
piece of brutal fucking grindcore iīve ever heard. We work hard to write
songs like he does, Enrique KILLS!!!! =)
What kind of response did Record Lables give to Created From Blood?
What do you expect from a Music label?
We didnīt sent any Demos to labels yet. The first 100 copies of "Created
From Blood" were finished about two weeks ago and due to a lot of work I had
to do for my exams we didnīt send them out. I hope weīll sign a contract
soon. I expect support from a label in marketing-things, organizing concerts
(getting on tour with a great DM-band), reviews and interviews. Of course
they should leave us enough time to write new songs and checkout a good
studio for recording the stuff. The production of CDs, booklets and
merchandise should also be their thing while the layout should still be done
Thanks a lot for giving your time to this interview. Any last
statement for the Metallers in Asia?
Frank: Stay as you are, thats right!!!
Sascha: I heard some great stuff from Asia already....so go on, thaz the way
of true Deathmetal!!!!
Torsten: Stay brutal and come to Germany to listen to Suffocated Art!!!
Daniel: Drink more beer!!!!